Your Perfect Shade: Freebie Winner!

We hope you guys had fun playing around with the Design It tool in this week’s giveaway from Lamps Plus. Between that and your run as pillow designers a few weeks back, you guys must be feeling pretty good about your product-creating skills (as you should be).

Before we announce the winner of the Brushed Nickel Contemporary Table Lamp with the choice of any pattern, color and trim for the shade, we should remind everyone that you can score $10 off any order of $129 or more on Lamps Plus with the code 37YHL now through June 7th. Just click here for the details.

And now for the big winner. After shining a light on, it plucked out the name of one lucky reader… Heather H (who loves a dusty rosey pink). Congrats! We’d love to know which pattern you’re planning on picking for your custom lamp. Can we expect some pink in there somewhere?

Oh and fret not if your name didn’t float to the top this week. Monday’s giveaway is gonna be another fun one. In fact it’s taking us to a place we’ve never been before (and yes that’s a clue as usual).

Find more freebie info on our Giveaway FAQs page. Pics courtesy of Lamps Plus.



Wendy’s Second Design Dilemma

When Wendy came back for a second mood board (the first one’s still in progress) we were itching to tackle her dining room. Here’s her letter:

We’re excited to work with you again! We think this room has a lot of potential, but don’t know where to start. We like transitional rooms and clean lines. We’d like the dining room to feel a bit dressier than the rest of the downstairs, comfortable and warm, but not fussy. Just a bit of sparkle. I REALLY liked the tone of the dining room mood board you did for Alissa a while back (I especially liked the dark brown table and the idea of two plushier end chairs). If it fits, we’d really like a hutch for storing and displaying tableware. Nothing stays. We’d love new paint (a chair rail?), a table & chairs, curtains, a new light fixture, a rug and maybe some additional mood lighting. We like dark brown, creams, and golds with red-ish orange, green, or bronze accents. We like eye catching accents, but also neutral main pieces. Oh and the area by the garage door is a natural dumping ground for family shoes. We’d love a creative solution (maybe a small console that shoes can be tucked under?). Thanks a million! -Wendy

Here’s the plan:

And here’s the new layout suggestion:

Now for the mood board breakdown.
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