Monthly Archives: October 2011

High Fashion Home’s Biggest Contest Ever!

Always embarrassed when people come over? Fear no more because High Fashion Home’s Room for Improvement contest is here to help upgrade your space. Enter a room in your home that needs a little pick-me-up and you could be in the running to win a $5000 gift card to High Fashion Home.

1. All you need is a Photo of the room that you have been dying to re-do.
2. Upload the photo onto High Fashion Home’s Facebook page under the contest tab and explain why your room needs improvement.
3. Finally, gather as many friends through Facebook to comment on your space. The more comments the closer you are to a $5000 gift card.

Click here to submit your entry!


Room for Color Contest 2011!!

Apartment Therapy’s Room for Color Contest is on! They announced the beginning of the contest on October 22, 2011 and the deadline for entries is November 8, 2011. They are looking for any and all “color savvy” rooms. If you are proud of your colorific room, throw it on in the contest!! 
(all photos from Apartment Therapy)

2010’s US Winner was Joshua’s “Vintage Primary” Room. His room colors are muted teal, classic white, burgundy and caramel.


Tim’s “Yellow, Grey, Blue” Room was 2010’s International Winner.

2010 Finalist, Annalea’s “Keep On The Sunny Side” room.

2010 Finalist, Suzanne’s “Bohemian” Bedroom.

Another 2010 Finalist, Janelle’s “Viva La Femme” Room.

Atrium House!

I found the Atrium House, by MESH Architectures, via Design Milk today. I love that the house was built with a courtyard right in the middle of it. The Brooklyn home also has huge windows all around and big folding glass doors which bring in so much natural light and allow for views of the pretty courtyard.

Purple, Purple, Purple!!!

I have been looking at a lot of purple lately so perhaps that’s why this blog post came about. I found lots of fabulous examples for using purple in a room. It really is a beautiful color and is both bright and warm. Enjoy!!
(FYI, the reason for all the purple exposure is because it’s my daughter’s favorite color AND she wants to be a purple bat for Halloween so mommy is making it happen! Bought my purple fabric today! Thanks High Fashion Fabrics.)

 I love the purple on this wall! And the sofa color is extremely complimentary. Beautiful.
(photo from Curbly)
 LOVE these chairs!!
(photo from Tchochkes and chairs are from Madeline Weinrib)

You could always paint the ceiling purple too!

Purple curtains and a purple couch. The curtains look great with the other more neutral colors in the room.
(photo from sweet home decorate)
The Duncan Chair is beautiful in deep purple. 
 I adore Isabel Quiroga’s Storyteller creation. She took old tables, painted them purple, stacked them and now they serve as shelves. This is so creative and looks fantastic in purple!
(photo from tevami)
 You could always go for a purple chandelier!
(photo from Porter House Designs and chandelier is from Murano Imports)

Purple and black.
(photo from Homecreat)