Friday, January 22, 2010

Giveaway weekend!

Now closed, thank you!

This is such a cool giveaway, and like all my others, I’m so excited about it! (For you!)

I really wish I had a way to show you all what I’m talking about when I make suggestions on your consultations –- but I got nuthin’. I mean, I can send you links of items all I want, but it just doesn’t show you what’s in my head. (As some of you know, I usually have a lot going on in there and I wish I could show you what the heck I’m talking about!) I have plans of looking into software to do this, but for now, all I can do is explain the ideas the best I can and show you examples that I’ve done.

Well, this giveaway offers you a chance to really see what your final room would look like after a consultation. The My Design Guide designers offer online consultations with beautiful computer images using all of their suggestions. That means you can see how it will all look in your room. How cool is that?

There are a few things I love about consultations from My Design Guide. First one is the whole being able to see your room thing. :) Second, I love how they take into account items and furniture you already have and want to work with. There’s no “buy all new” mantra – because honestly, how often is that realistic?:


The consults are so thorough, there’s not much left you’ll be wondering about. Even the wall colors and wallpaper suggestions are included, complete with names and paint codes!

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My favorite part of these consultations is that the suggestions they make for all bedding, furniture, art and accessories are all laid out for you – and the items can be found online or in stores that are easily accessible for just about anyone.

Accessories from Z Gallerie, Target and Crate and Barrel:


Furniture, art and pillows from, Ballard Designs and Pottery Barn:


Even if you can’t afford a specific item they suggest, you can use the image as inspiration for your space!

And, the best part? At the end of the consult you will get a shopping list with every suggested item on it, complete with prices and the links to the sites where you can find them:

1. Crate and Barrel - Flamenco Centerpiece Bowl $43.00
2. Behr - Behr Spring Hill 420E-3
3. All Coffee Tables - Liverpool Coffee Table Set $408.00
4. - Celebration Art Print 40" x 28" $50.00
5. Pillows and Throws - Natural Sheer Linen Panel $42.00 - $52.00

OK, that’s awesome. It’s all rolled up into one perfect package!

Here’s an example of the virtual image they can create from your space – the before picture and the after image:


90000004image1Check out the main page for the fantastic after photo! (You know how much I love after pics!)

Here’s a consultation that I just adore! (Using those awesome chairs above!) I want this room in my house:



Or a girl’s room design, complete with the suggested bedding on the bed. (Love that!):


The folks at My Design Guide also offer a huge variety of design services for all of your needs – big or small:

  • Paint color ideas
  • Flooring suggestions
  • Staging your spaces when selling
  • Consults just for art and accessories (which I think are the hardest part of a room!)
  • Thirty minute design dilemma consultations (for that problem spot)

They’ve got it all covered! And your satisfaction is guaranteed -- if you're not satisfied, they will give you a full refund of the service price. (How often does that happen anymore?)

So get this -- My Design Guide is offering one of you a FREE full service consultation for the room of your choice! This is a $249 value peeps!! The winner will receive the 3D design including suggestions for furnishings, carpet, window treatments, lighting, art and accessories - everything! You will also get the shopping list of all the products selected (from affordable stores).

Whoohew! That’s awesome! I’m super stoked for whoever wins this one!

To enter, leave a comment here and let me know what space or room in your house you will pick if you win! For another chance, visit the My Design Guide gallery and check out more examples of their work. You can click on the scrolling pictures for a better view, or click the links below the photos to see how the consults are laid out. Come back here and leave a second comment with your favorite virtual consultation image or after photo in the gallery.

That’s it! If you a leaving an anonymous comment, be sure to include an email address so I can contact you if you win. The giveaway will be open till this Monday, the 25th, at noon.

Have fun and have a great weekend!


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