Archive for March, 2010

Bundle Of Joy Freebie Winner!

It’s time to reveal the either young-at-heart or has-young-at-home winner of this week’s Nursery Art Bundle giveaway. But first, a few words (about discounts!) from our trio of prize sponsors:

Phil Barbato (creator of the Custom Little Ape prize) is offering a 15% off discount on anything in his Etsy shop (be it art or more apes) with code YHLFOREVER3000 (yes, Phil also wins the prize for the most unique discount code we’ve ever had).

Penny People (who’s giving away a Custom 13″ x 19″ Print this week) will throw in a second 13 x 19″ print for free when you buy one that’s 13 x 19″ in size. So to buy one and get one free, just mention Young House Love in the notes to seller.

And Hoot Design Co (who’s including this Simply Baby Poster in the giveaway bundle) is offering up free shipping in the USA, plus $25 off any Simple Yours Baby Poster (that’s the customized version with actual names of family members). As usual, just mention YHL during the checkout process.

But now for the ultimate discount: the person who’s getting the entire nursery bundle for free! We swaddled briefly and it happily spit up our winner… Alta Marie (who, fittingly, loves kids’ rooms for their art). Congrats! We’d love to hear more about the special little someone (or someones) who will be enjoying these prizes with you!

And fret not if your name didn’t rise to the top this week, on Monday we’re staying in the wall decor realm, but shifting back to the grown-up side of things. Stay tuned…

Find more freebie info on our Giveaway FAQs page. Pics courtesy of Phil Barbato, Penny People Designs and Hoot Design Co.



Wendy’s Design Dilemma

Wendy’s ready to spiff up her living room in a major way. Here’s her letter:

Thanks so much for your help with our family room- we definitely need it! We like clean, fresh, traditional/contemporary looks. The cream TV cabinet and the leather recliners need to stay. We’d like to replace the couch and have toyed with a sectional because we could use the seating space. Everything else can go. We’re open to wall color suggestions. We like the green in the kitchen (it’s from the previous owner), but we’re not sure it works with the more natural colors we’d like to see in the rest of the house. We like earth tones & natural colors – calming creams, browns & greens with a few splashes of red for contrast. We need curtains to diffuse sunlight and add interest. We’re thinking of adding built-in white bookshelves below the bar in the kitchen with baskets for kids stuff and I don’t know what to do with the space in front of the large family room windows. And although we’re focusing on the family room, I’d LOVE a suggestion for kitchen chairs (I have a new table for the space but no chairs). We’re very excited to see your ideas! Wendy

Here’s the plan:

And here’s the new layout suggestion:

Now for the mood board breakdown.

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