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Win £3,000 Worth of Products From Amara Living

September 26, 2016

It’s Autumn, are you ready to redecorate? I am! That’s why I’m so excited to share such a MASSIVE GIVEAWAY with my readers today because ONE very lucky winner who comments below will receive £3,000 worth of stock from The Amara Own Collection from Amara Living (dependent on stock availability) and this contest is open WORLDWIDE. To celebrate the launch of their own label brand The Amara Collection for AW16, they wanted to collaborate with me to give decor8 readers a chance to redecorate for Autumn/Winter. Imagine winning £3,000 worth of products – your choice?! And entering is so easy, the directions are at the bottom of this post.

Win £3,000 Worth of Products From Amara Living

But first, a little about Amara Living. Co-founder Sam Hood has spent considerable time editing and curating a collection of brands which all appeal to the loyal Amara customer, she says, “My team and I have spent the past 11 years bringing together and successfully selling interior brands which we love and have a passion for. We have the knowledge of the industry and most importantly we know what our customer wants. The beauty of an online business is that we can see, in real time, the success of certain brands and products which has allowed us to react with speed to our customers’ needs. We’ve been able to highlight our customers’ buying trends and personal tastes which has in turn helped us to create a collection we know they will love and want to buy.”

By sourcing and co-designing pieces with some of the world’s leading craftsmen, each collection will embrace all that the Amara customer associates with the e-tailer; distinctive design, quality, timelessness, attention to detail and the most exceptional customer experience. Hood adds, “It’s been a great experience to work with some of the most talented and experienced people in the industry-I’m so pleased we’ve been able to bring together all of these beautiful pieces to create the new Amara Own Label brand. By combining our own expert knowledge with our chosen brands and manufacturers, my team and I have selected and created the very best pieces we know our customers will love to have in their homes.”

With each new season, the Amara Collection will share new collections that will embrace the latest trends. The season currently focuses on Fantasy, Heritage, Graphic and Luxe. You can visit their current look book here.

Win £3,000 Worth of Products From Amara Living

GRAPHIC – This monochromatic mix allows for shapes and patterns to take the spotlight. Sleek, modern geometrics and smooth materials.

Win £3,000 Worth of Products From Amara Living

FANTASY – A delicate mix of gentle grey tones and pastels, this look is feminine and elegant with contemporary details.

Win £3,000 Worth of Products From Amara Living

LUXE – Old Hollywood glamour inspired this look which mixes bold tones with lush texture such as silk and velvet. Luxe works well in urban dwellings and country hideaways by a cozy fire.

Win £3,000 Worth of Products From Amara Living

HERITAGE – This collection mixes glam with country. Rich colors and tones add warmth. Checks, plaids, furs and gold add a richness that is both classy and casual.

 

A Giveaway With Amara Living – To enter you need to do the following:

1. Comment below and tell us which is your preferred look from the collection (Heritage, Graphic, Luxe or Fantasy)

2. Follow @decor8 and @AmaraLiving on Instagram.

When a winner is selected, we will verify the above before announcing.

*This giveaway is open to readers located worldwide. £3,000 total value per winner. This is for £3000 worth of stock from The Amara Own Collection. Do not leave your email or web address in the body of the comment, only in the allotted boxes. Our winner will be contacted by email and announced at the bottom of this post. Contest closes October 10, 2016.

Good luck everyone!

 






Contests

Decorate For a Party Book Trailer + Giveaway

August 26, 2016

In just a little over two weeks, the new decor8 book launches called Decorate for a Party: Stylish and Simple Ideas for Meaningful Gatherings published by Jacqui Small / Quarto and we’re so excited! To celebrate, we are giving away 5 copies of the new book to 5 lucky readers. I’m really psyched to present the official book trailer video below.

Decorate For a Party Book Trailer + Giveaway

To enter the contest: Watch the book trailer and leave a comment telling us about how you imagine the perfect party at home and let us know what you liked about the video too, it would be so nice to hear your response. Make sure you turn on the sound, the music is so beautiful!

As a bonus, you can also enter on our Facebook page or on my Instagram. See those posts there to learn how. You can enter up to three times (once on this blog, once on FB and once on IG).

Video Credits:
Videographer + Director: Koen Folkerts, Narratief // Creative Direction + Styling: Holly Becker // Location: Morten + Tinna Pedersen, Hannover, Germany
Models: Emma Pedersen, Nora Hartmann, Nanna Eriksen // Music: By Film Composer Steven Gutheinz – Isle (Licensed through Music Bed)

Contest closes on Friday, September 2 at 11:59pm European time.

Available for pre-order now! US: http://amzn.to/2bMTT1n // Barnes & Noble // UK: amzn.to/2bnzPBO // Germany: amzn.to/2bnzAqA

*Open to readers anywhere in the world, English version only. Please do not leave your email, home address or web address in the body of the comment, only in the allotted boxes. Winners will be announced here on Saturday, September 3rd AND contacted by email once comments close. Good luck everyone!






Contests

Giveaway: Win Instagram + Photography e-course! (Updated)

July 9, 2016

Our Blogging Your Way e-course for Instagram and photography just kicked off yesterday with lessons going up on Monday morning, running for two weeks until July 25 with class access until August 1st. That’s why I simply must host a 48 hour flash GIVEAWAY (winners picked and sent login on Monday) so 5 of you can win seats in our classroom valued at $119. In this class, called #Instapower, we have videos, podcasts and over 22 lessons with all new materials never taught before in previous classes, and three teachers — me (naturally), Aussie food photographer Rachel Korinek and Dutch travel writer and photographer Pauline Egge.

Giveaway: Win Instagram + Photography e-course! (Updated)

YOU DO NOT WANT TO MISS THIS CLASS. It’s our last Instagram-focused class for 2016!

Here is our course outline if you are curious to see what you will learn. You will walk away with more than you walked in with, that’s for sure. Look at this..

* Branding your Instagram
* Community building
* Branding 101
* How to lose followers, practices to avoid!
* How to grow your audience
* Working with brands (podcast)
* What makes YOU unique? (podcast)
* Earning money on Instagram
* City guidebook info from Pauline
* How to shoot on location, on the street, etc. Including how to shoot in retail spaces
* Stay true to yourself
* Using hashtags
* What makes a photo attract attention on IG?
* Using your smart phone to capture images for IG
* Using your camera to capture images for IG, including transferring to phone and photo editing
* Best practices for shooting with your camera for IG
* How to shoot in Aperture Priority or Manuel Mode
* How to edit your images in VSCO and A Color Story (video)
* Lightroom basics (video)
* Photography techniques to get the most out of your shots
* Common problems you’ll encounter taking photos on location and simple solutions
* Styling and styling tips (video)
* How to use everyday items for styling when you are out and about
* Things to take with you in your handbag to style with when out
* Importance of backgrounds and what to use
* Case studies of 12 Instagrammers
* Curating a gorgeous a IG feed
* Tools to help you curate a gorgeous feed
* 3 videos from each of our teachers explaining their background, passion and how they work

You don’t wanna miss this!

To enter this contest:
* Comment below telling us why you’d like to be in this class
* Follow us on our new Instagram account: @bloggingyourway
* Join our Blogging Your Way mailing list (form below).

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Those are the only 3 steps that you need to take to officially enter. We will draw 5 winners on Monday morning.

Good luck everyone and have a nice weekend!

(Rules: Not transferrable to another e-course, winners will win a spot in current e-course only. One entry per person, per day. Person who wins will be registered, you cannot sell the seat or transfer to someone else unless it is a family member. Value $119. If you have already paid and registered for this e-course, you will receive a full refund for current e-course if you win this contest. Open to all worldwide. This e-course is taught in English only.)

 

UPDATED July 11: We have chosen our 5 winners and they are: Marianne, Kim Byer, Melinda, Amreta, Pamela






Contests

A Giveaway With Atelier Sukha (Updated)

June 18, 2016

I love to decorate, especially with natural fibers like wood, wool, leather and linen. As a lover of Bohemian Style, Botanical Style and the whole Simple Living / Kinfolk  movement, I find Atelier Sukha a beautiful blend of all three to create a distinct global, yet paired back look that feels closest to the way I’d love to live (add to it, a beachfront house!). Sukha is a famous shop known globally as a must-see destination by decor enthusiasts when visiting Amsterdam, yet I was surprised to learn that their online shop isn’t nearly as well known so I thought to team up with them to help them spread the word about their shop. The best way was for me to just open up a flash giveaway on my blog so some lucky person out there could have a chance at winning free beautiful things (your pick up to €150) from their online shop. Then you can bring this handmade, pure and simple style to your home too.

A Giveaway With Atelier Sukha (Updated)

A Giveaway With Atelier Sukha (Updated)To enter*, you need to do the following:

1. Comment below and tell us what you would like to have on the Sukha website.

2. Follow @decor8 and @ateliersukha on Instagram.

When a winner is selected, we will verify the above before announcing.

*This giveaway is open to readers located worldwide. €150 approximate $170 USD total value per winner. Do not leave your email or web address in the body of the comment, only in the allotted boxes. Our winner will be contacted by email and announced at the bottom of this post. Contest closes on Monday, June 20 at 5pm European Standard Time.

Good luck everyone!

Winner is: Julia/mammilade. Congratulations!

xo Holly






Contests

12 Days Of Giveaways + 12 Gift Lists

December 3, 2015

Are you ready to win GORGEOUS (and I mean amazing) things from some of my very favorite brands? I’ve curated a stellar group of companies to work with which is why I’m so excited to announce the #12daysofgiveaways promotion this year! Also, instead of putting these giveaways on decor8, I’ve moved them over to the @decor8 Instagram account. That means that you’ll need to comment over there daily to win beautiful prizes and gift cards from &TraditionOsborne & Little for Ruark Audio, Made In Design, The Poster Club, ByLassen, Stelton, OYOY, Joules, Bloomingville, Sukha, Rosenthal, and Waterford

12 Days Of Giveaways + 12 Gift Lists

Oh la la, how nice are these brands, right? The giveaways began on December 1st so run over to Instagram and comment to win – and follow each of the brands on Instagram (their IG links appear under each photo). That’s all you have to do to enter! I’ve gone a step further to Continue Reading…






Contests, Shopping + Products

10 Gifts I Love From Lulu & Georgia

November 16, 2015

I adore shopping so when American web shop Lulu & Georgia asked me to work with them I immediately said yes because I’ve long admired their site and gorgeous products. And I thought, well if I shop there, why not suggest them to all of you? They asked me to select 10 things that I would love to give this holiday season and to host a little Instagram contest, so I have selected the beautiful items for the home shown below.

10 Gifts I Love From Lulu & Georgia

 

Shopping List: 1. Albany Fur Pillow, Coral $105 || 2. NYC #1 Print $55-285 (depending on size) || 3. Dream a Little Dream Matches $10 || 4. Evelyn Vase, White $130-177.50 (depending on size) || 5. Merry Maker Cocktail Shaker $54 || 6. Delt Bottle Opener, Gold $25 || 7. Taryn Tray $98 || 8. Indigo Extra Long Pillow $260|| 9. Jonathan Adler King & Queen Ornament Set $58 || 10. Garance Dore 2016 Calendar $26

Or for a one stop shop, shop all of my picks here.

About that special Instagram contest… Go to my Instagram to enter (I’m @decor8) when you see the image above, you may win a $100 gift card to Lulu & Georgia so please do check that out and enter today! You can enter until Friday, November 20th – the winner will be announced on Instagram and this post will be updated with the winner’s name on November 23rd.

[Content sponsored by Lulu & Georgia. All product selections and opinions are my own.]






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