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Win Zazzle Gift Cards

December 2, 2014

12/14 Giveaway Closed. Winners Shown At The Bottom Of This Post. I promised that today would be a very special day with TWO giveaways so it’s time to keep this party going! Let’s welcome our third amazing and generous company giving away lots of goodies to TWO of you – ZAZZLE! I must admit, up until last month I had no clue who they were but now that I know I am flat out addicted to their site and products.

Win Zazzle Gift Cards

In fact, I spent $200 bucks last week buying a custom baby blanket for Aidan, custom cards and return address labels and a few other great things like custom mouse pads. Two of you have a chance to win $100 in free products from their site simply by following the few entry guidelines below – so easy. Zazzle has EVERYTHING you can imagine, and I do mean everything. And most of their things from paper products to cushions and throws are by talented designers and makers or can be customized by Y-O-U which I love so much. I’ve been really into custom stuff lately!

Here’s how to enter:

  • Go to Zazzle.com and find a favorite item (or several, it’s up to you!)
  • Comment below and tell us about the favorite item/s (you can link to it if you’d like) and why you love it, how you’d use it, etc.
  • OPTIONAL: You can tweet “I entered to win $100 worth of goodies from @zazzle on @decor8 today! http://wp.me/po210-3eE #12daysofgiveaways”

THAT’S IT!

You must be 18 or older to enter. The winners of the giveaway will be bound by the T & C’s on the Zazzle gift certificate. You can enter as many times as you like but only ONCE per day. Our two winners will be chosen on December 12th and announced on December 13th on decor8 and contacted via email. You must use a valid email when you comment below. This contest is open to readers worldwide. Shipping not included. You need to complete the first two steps above in order to qualify. You can enter some or all of the giveaways during the #12daysofgiveaways, no limit – except that you can only enter each giveaway once daily. That’s all! Easy!

#12daysofgiveaways

Thank you Zazzle for being so generous to us all! And good luck to all of you!

12/14 Giveaway Closed. Winners Are: #29 Karin, #389 Tazim

(images: zazzle)

Contests

Win Mengsel Gift Cards

December 2, 2014

12/14 Giveaway Closed. Winners Shown At The Bottom Of This Post. It’s day two of our twelve days of fun here on decor8 and I’m really enjoying #12daysofgiveaways so far! Today is a special day because we have not one but two giveaways, the first being from Mengsel where two of you can win £100 in free products from their site and on top of that, free shipping. Luzelle van der Westhuizen is the owner/maker behind this South African brand, now based in London, and she stocks everything from tea towels to prints, baby clothes, cushions, ceramics and more – all with her prints on them in bold, graphic patterns.

Win Mengsel Gift Cards

Win Mengsel Gift Cards

Here’s how to enter:

  • Go to Mengsel.com and find a favorite item (for instance, my favorite is their watermelons print).
  • Comment below and tell us about the favorite item (you can link to it if you’d like) and why you love it, how you’d use it, etc.

THAT’S IT!

You can enter as many times as you like but only ONCE per day. Our two winners will be each be chosen on December 12th and announced on December 13th here on decor8 and contacted via email, so please use a valid email when you comment below. This contest is open to all readers regardless of where you live. You need to complete both steps above in order to qualify. You can enter some or all of the giveaways during the #12daysofgiveaways, no limit – except that you can only enter each giveaway once daily. That’s all! Easy!

#12daysofgiveaways

Thank you Luzelle and Mengsel for being so generous to us all!

12/14 Giveaway Closed. Winners Are: #3 Nina, #309 Chelsie

(images: mengsel)

Contests

Win Minted Gift Cards

December 1, 2014

12/14 Giveaway Closed. Winners Shown At The Bottom Of This Post. I’m SO EXCITED because I’m hosting #12daysofgiveaways so in addition to my usual posts, you can enter to win a new contest daily, including weekends, from now until December 12th. Some days I will post 2 giveaways. This is seriously insane, right? I have tons of gorgeous gifts and gift cards from some of my favorite shops totaling over $3,000 and we’ll have over 34 winners! I had such a good year with the birth of my son that I wanted to give back a little so I figured this would be a nice way to do that. Kicking off the party is Minted who carries everything from cards to art, fabrics to garlands, table runners to custom baby announcements. Their site is beyond gorgeous and packed full of things you’ll want to own. They are giving away TWO $200 shopping sprees on their website. Woo hoo!

Win Minted Gift Cards

Win Minted Gift Cards

Win Minted Gift Cards

That’s right, TWO HUNDRED DOLLARS in whatever you want in their online shop. And they’ve just added FABRIC and FOIL STAMPED CARDS to their collection too. Seriously, amazing – right?

Here’s how to enter:

  • Go to Minted.com and find a favorite item
  • Comment below and tell us about the favorite item (you can link to it if you’d like) and why you love it, how you’d use it, etc. And leave your @twittername too
  • OPTIONAL – Tweet about this giveaway by cutting and pasting: “I’ve entered to win $200 in gifts from @minted and @decor8 #12daysofgiveaways http://wp.me/po210-3ew”

THAT’S IT!

You can enter as many times as you like but only ONCE per day. Our two winners will be each be chosen on December 12th and announced on December 13th here on decor8 and contacted via email, so please use a valid email when you comment below. This contest is open to all readers regardless of where you live. You need to complete the first two steps above in order to qualify. Thank you!

#12daysofgiveaways

Thank you Minted for being so generous to us all!

12/14 Giveaway Closed. Winners Are: #126 Leslie Flogerzi, #260 Teresa Micheile Henderson

(image: minted)

Contests

Help Me Pick a Rug + Win It!

June 17, 2014

Hey gang! Want to win a rug? GOOD because this is your chance. Okay, so in addition to my art wall projects around the house, I’m working on window treatments and rugs – one for the entry and one for Aidan’s room to replace the lovely flokati rug that I talked about here. I need to act quickly though because the baby is 4 months old now and I can tell he will be crawling pretty soon! Then it’s zoom! zoom! zoom! all over his room. Recently Armadillo&Co posted on their Instagram that they would send ONE lucky person who comments on this IG photo a rug just for suggesting one for Aidan’s room. Isn’t that nice? So if you could do me a favor and help me pick a rug, then comment below AND on their IG photo here, that would be super great!  You have to comment in both places though to qualify.

Help Me Pick a Rug + Win It!

So this is the deal. I will order a rug for Aidan’s room to replace the fabulous yet impractical flokati – I want the same size and shape (nothing round), just one that will work in his room and will be easy on his knees as he begins to move that little bod around. If you want to help me out, can you look over the Armadillo&Co website and see if you imagine any of those rugs for this space below? Remember, it will replace the flokati and be positioned in the exact same place.

Help Me Pick a Rug + Win It!

Help Me Pick a Rug + Win It!

The new rug will need to coordinate with the current scheme and blend nicely but definitely not steal the thunder away from the beautiful window and wallpaper (“Kite” by Ferm Living). The colors in the room are mint, goldenrod, white, gray, black… and some blue. The walls are pale mint (“Cabbage White” by Farrow & Ball). The gumball round felt rug will stay in front of the changing table so the new rug will need to coordinate with it. It is mint, gray, white, goldenrod and beige. You can see more photos of the nursery here.

Here are some stripe-y ones that I’m considering… They’re not too “baby” and can grow with him for years to come. But the colors are right. I’m thinking that MAYBE I can ask them if they’ll create one of these rugs in a mint stripe just for Aidan’s room? What do you think? The charcoal is too graphic/harsh for this space and the duck egg blue will make the mint walls look more blue and I don’t want that… Plus I never imagined a baby blue boy’s room and so I’m trying to do all I can to steer clear from that. But stripes are always nice…

Help Me Pick a Rug + Win It!

Chevron is nice too… And I do have triangle patterns in the room so it could work… The two colors would need to be pretty close in tone though, not too contrast-y, because I don’t want it to be the focal point in the room… The good thing about the Chevron patterns is you can custom order. In this case, what two colorways would you go with for this space? I am imagining maybe sage and fog…

Help Me Pick a Rug + Win It!

Persia could be good too, but again, the colors would need to be very same-y so there isn’t a high contrast…

Help Me Pick a Rug + Win It!

What about Triangles? Not in this colorway but..

Help Me Pick a Rug + Win It!

Maybe a Ribbon Multi Stripe? Again, not these colors… We are just looking at design and patterns for now…

Help Me Pick a Rug + Win It!

Lots of people are telling me to just go with the big, round Dandelion Natural rug for this room. This would mean removing the felt ball rug from in front of the changing table and placing it in the corner in front of his closet (not shown). It is also great for little knees as I’m told it is soft and natural.

Help Me Pick a Rug + Win It!

Or I could go with the Marigold (which I love, but I wanted this one for my office!). But he is a BOY and he will have LEGOS and TRUCKS and stuff, will this open cut out pattern really be practical for a little growing boy? Or will I constantly be picking legos out of it when I vacuum? Or will he constantly be complaining because he cannot get his massive lego towers to stand on it without falling over? For this reason, the Dandelion above may be more practical. Plus Marigold does look a little feminine, don’t you think?

Help Me Pick a Rug + Win It!

OKAY so what are your thoughts? AND REMEMBER: To win a rug from Armadillo&Co you need to:

1// Comment on this IG photo with your rug suggestion for Aidan’s room.
2// Comment below on this post with your suggestion.

That’s it! But you’ll need to do both!

Contest ends when I choose a rug, which I’m thinking will be within the next two weeks so I’ll most likely close this contest on June 30.

THANK YOU EVERYONE and especially to Armadillo&Co for this amazing opportunity for a lucky reader!

(images: armadillo&co)

Contests

Win Livingetc Home Tour Tix + Magazine Subs

April 29, 2014

Hello everyone! I’m so happy to announce that Livingetc and I have teamed up to offer decor8 readers a special chance to not only receive free tickets to their prestigious home tour event on May 9th in Notting Hill BUT also five 6-month subscriptions to the Livingetc iPad edition. It will work like this: those who win the tickets should be living somewhere nearby to the event since the magazine isn’t paying for travel. However, each ticket is valued at £75 and since their are only a limited number of them, whoever wins is sure to have a lovely time at a very special event. Livingetc and decor8 will give away 2 tickets to 2 winners and 5 subscriptions to 5 additional winners so we’ll have 7 winners total for this contest.

Win Livingetc Home Tour Tix + Magazine Subs

More information about the event: On May 9 from 10am-4pm, join us for an exclusive and inspirational visit to four homes you’ve seen in Livingetc, plus explore our pop-up Livingetc House – a first for us – full of the latest ideas and new directions in interiors, styled by our very own creative team. Listen to a talk on how to shape and style ideas for your own space, given by the team at Livingetc at the nearby iconic Electric Cinema, then wander around the Notting Hill area, making the most of our special shopping offers at local stores.

Win Livingetc Home Tour Tix + Magazine Subs

Win Livingetc Home Tour Tix + Magazine Subs

If you win, your exclusive Livingetc House Tours Plus ticket includes:
* Access to four stylish houses in Notting Hill, previously featured in Livingetc
* NEW! Tour of the specially curated Livingetc House
* PLUS! An inspiring design talk at the Electric Cinema
* Exclusive offers at local stores
* FREE! A three-month print subscription to Livingetc (this can added to the end of any existing subscription)

Five Runner’s Up:
* 6-month iPad subscription to Livingetc

TO ENTER, please comment below and let us know if you want to attend the event OR if you want the iPad subscription. Giveaway closes at midnight Eastern Standard Time on Thursday, May 1st. We will hold the drawing this Friday, May 2nd and winners will be posted on decor8 at that time. Good luck you guys!!!!

May 6, 2014: The winners have been chosen and contacted by Livingetc directly. They are:

The winners for the tour:
Nitasha
Marita Calero

The winners for the iPad Subscription:
Mari
Hannah
Kerry
Monika
Jill

(images: livingetc.)

Contests

Win a Signed + Dedicated Sweet Paul Eat & Make Book

April 1, 2014

Want to win a copy of Eat & Make by Sweet Paul? We’re giving away 5 signed and dedicated copies… But first, I’m a friend and fan of Paul Lowe, we met once in New York City when I was teaching there and I wrote for his magazine last year. Bottom line – I really admire him; Paul is hands down the real deal and he has built his business from the ground up which I find so inspiring since I remember when he was just starting out online. He has always been consistently authentic, kind and supportive of the online community, and so unselfish with his time giving me advice and direction on things most people wouldn’t share so freely. I really have a soft spot in my heart for Paul as a person, but there is so much more to him than his relaxed and generous nature – he’s a terrific talent with loads of creative vision as we’ve all seen demonstrated in his issues of Sweet Paul magazine over the years — but now there’s even more… A BOOK. (swoon!)

Win a Signed + Dedicated Sweet Paul Eat & Make Book

His debut book, Eat & Make, drops today (April 1) and to celebrate, I’ve teamed up with Paul and his publisher, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, to offer you a chance to WIN a signed and dedicated copy from Paul himself of Eat & Make. Here is a little video that he made just for decor8 readers…

Eat & Make merges cooking (loads of delish recipes, I’m definitely trying his fish taco recipe this summer) with kitchen crafting (salad bowl pendant lights, anyone?) for a creative spin on your typical cookery book. I love the combination of crafting with cooking and especially enjoy how personal this book is with photos from his own life and friends dancing around each chapter, I find it all to be quite endearing. I’ve written 3 books and haven’t had the courage to do that yet, to get so personal with photos of me throughout, so perhaps I’ll really bare all and be more like Paul in my next book. He can really pull this off so well because he is quite charming!

Another point about the book that grabbed my attention instantly was the book cover – showing his photo, recipes and crafts, it really told a story to me so I instantly new what the book was all about before even reading the title.

I also LOVE the watercolor-y illustrations by Susan Evenson throughout, I’m a big fan of watercolor so this was a big plus for me. The over book design by Joline Rivera and Nellie Williams is hands down stunning. I am so particular about book layout, and this one feels like something out of South Africa or Australia to me – very fresh like I found most cookery books from those parts of the world. The photography by Alexandra Grablewski makes the book because let’s face it, you can style and cook something wonderful but your photographer can ruin it with a bad angle or poor lighting – Alexandra doesn’t disappoint – the photos shine through and through. I also must mention that in addition to Paul Lowe (Sweet Paul himself) his collegue Paul Vitale worked on lots of the writing in the book, so it’s a real collaborative effort with a talented team of people.

Win a Signed + Dedicated Sweet Paul Eat & Make Book

Win a Signed + Dedicated Sweet Paul Eat & Make Book

Win a Signed + Dedicated Sweet Paul Eat & Make Book

Win a Signed + Dedicated Sweet Paul Eat & Make Book

If you want to win a signed and dedicated copy of Eat  & Make, comment below with the reason why you LOVE SWEET PAUL! That’s it! (Originally I asked people to tweet but lots of you wrote in stating you don’t use/want to use Twitter so I want to take everyone into consideration and open this contest up to ALL.) you’ll need to tweet and complete the following sentence and tell us why you love Sweet Paul’s style. Cut and paste the following, filling in your thoughts in the blank and make sure to end the tweet with @sweetpaul and @decor8 so we see them!

#ilovesweetpaul because _______ @sweetpaul @decor8″

Then comment below letting us know who you are and what you tweeted. The winners will be announced on April 8th!

Good luck everyone! And if you simply cannot wait to own a copy of Paul’s gorgeous book, click here to order a hard copy of kindle version on Amazon.

Update: The WINNERS are: #3 Lou, #11 Cintia, #15 Ann, Boheme Circus #26 and Sarah Lou #63. If you are listed here, please contact jessy [at] decor8blog [dot] com as soon as possible and let her know what you would like for Paul to write inside of your book, in addition to his signature of course, along with your mailing address. Thank you!

(images: holly becker)

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