Canvas The Area Freebie Winner!

Glad you guys were digging the photos – whether the sweet flower or the gritty-but-loveable AC unit caught your eye – featured in this week’s giveaway from Rachel Halsey Photography. If you’re not the lucky winner of a free canvas print of your choosing this week, don’t forget those of you in the Greenville, SC area (or in New Hampshire where she frequents) could grab Rachel for a custom photoshoot too.

Or you can take advantage of a special little discount: just use the code YOUNGHOUSE when emailing your order to receive 10% off plus free shipping (in the US only) now through April 15th.

But on to our winner. struck a pose and revealed the name of the canvas-printed photo prize winner: Krista (who loves the UBC Museum of Anthropology in Vancouver). Congrats! And do tell which photo you’re planning to pick. We’re so curious.

Another giveaway is rolling your way on Monday. And this time we’re leaving the art world and heading for the tool shed, so prepare to get your hands a bit dirty…

Find more freebie info on our Giveaway FAQs page. Pics courtesy of Rachel Halsey Photography.



Phuong’s Second Design Dilemma

We couldn’t have been more excited when Phuong and her husband Jeff came back for another mood board after we made over their bedroom (see those photos here). Here’s their letter:

We are once again in need of your help! As for what styles appeal to us, our overall taste is simple and understated focusing on comfort and timeless design (clean lines and contemporary style). In order of preference, we like to shop at Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, Room & Board, Crate & Barrel, and West Elm. We don’t use the dining room (too far from kitchen & we have a dining area next to kitchen) so we would be very interested in repurposing that space. We like the two rooms to become one connected space that is inviting, comfortable, and usable. The items that have to stay are the arm chairs, couch, and the window blinds. Everything else (the dining set and other side table are happy to leave). The ceiling lamp can also be replaced. We do want to keep current color which is Benjamin More HC-26 on top and HC-21 on bottom. We really like the look of a room with a neutral background and pops of color. Our biggest problem with the space is that it just isn’t used. Whenever we have guests, people always loiter in the foyer or quickly make their way to the kitchen and family room… we just cant figure it out why and don’t know how to fix it! We cant wait to see what you come up with! – Phuong (and Jeff)

Here’s the plan:

And here’s the new layout suggestion:

Now for the mood board breakdown.
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