Greensleeves Freebie Winners!

Like most of you in this week’s giveaway, we’re ready to hang up our coats and break out the flip flops (especially after a recent weekend of refinishing our nursery dresser included a nice dose of spring-ish temperatures). But ’til the warm weather decides to stick around, the only short sleeves we’ll be seeing are kaarskoker’s stylish candle sleeves:

And if you don’t happen to win one of the two $75 gift cards they’re serving up this week, you can still snag your share of decorative sleeves to freshen up a sconce, light fixture, lamp or a kkCandlestick to tune of 15% off. Just enter code “KKLOVE” at checkout through March 14th.

But as for those two $75 gift cards, we checked random.org for signs of spring and learned that our two random winners are… Marissa B. (who’s with the “I love flip flops” majority) and Emily B. (who prefers switching out her summer wardrobe to autumn items). Congrats! We’d love to know which sleeves you two have your eyes on. Spill the beans lucky ladies.

And don’t fret if your name didn’t come up this week. On Monday we’re offering up a house-spiffing “tool” of sorts (yes, that’s a clue) so be sure to stay tuned for that.

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

 

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Gina’s Design Dilemma

Gina’s ready to completely overhaul her family room. Here’s her letter:

This is very exciting. I’m so thankful for the chance to work with you! My family room desperately needs your help. It’s large (20′ x 24′) and I’d like to be able to use it more effectively – hopefully for two functions (maybe squeeze in a table and chairs or some sort of other “zone”). My style could be described as sophisticated classic, I like luxe materials here and there (silk lampshades or velvet pillows) and I like comfort, warmth, and rooms that are inviting. I gravitate towards dark wood, simple stripes and florals, natural patterns like leaves/vines, and green, ivory, brown, and ruby red tones. My home is mostly neutral with contrasting accent colors. I don’t like anything too starkly modern or fussy and ornate. We have tentative plans to remove the dark paneling and have the walls sheet-rocked and painted (my brother is law is a carpenter and he’ll help us). What do you think? I would love to get a recommendation for a wall color in anticipation of removing the paneling. I don’t want to paint the brick on the fireplace but here’s what can go: tall dark wooden bookcase, coffee table, bureau under television, and the treadmill. Must stay: bench and louvered cabinet are built in, carpet, sectional sofa, and our flat panel television. Thanks so much! -Gina


Here’s the plan:

And here’s the new layout suggestion:

Now for the mood board breakdown.
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