Never would I have imagined that having a blog would become such an important facet of my life. The giving and sharing of readers and fellow bloggers, the connections and friendships made have truly been life changing. My hopes for this giveaway is to extend a thank you for joining me on this journey.
with the contest guidelines. This home is a "before". little curb appeal......nothing to set it apart.
Take notice of the "marriage" of home and landscape. When designing gardens we look up at the structure for inspiration. If you are designing at a desk looking down onto a blueprint, those details can be lost.
For this contest I asked three bloggers whom I admire to assist in the judging and help select a winner. I am certain you would agree with me; these women have exquisite taste
Michele of My Notting Hill.
The business owner of a Management consulting firm in Washington D.C. and self-described "interior design fanatic". Michele transports me to places undiscovered and delves into topics not previously considered. Classic and elegant.
Corporate by day, design enthusiast by evening. Her posts are sumptuous! Am particularly fond of her "virtual renovations", her eye for detail and for the art posts. My new favorite artist is Sarah Lamb, introduced by Deborah.
Pure Style Home...."pure style is simple, beautiful and fun". This young Mother has her own interior design firm. One of her philosphy's I adore is "our homes should embody us".
LOVE the grey paint.....it picks up a colorway in the stone, offset trim in bright white. The addition of the trellis ties in the white trim and creates a focal point.The landscaping is fresh and crisp.
Would you choose orange for the door? Notice how it too ties in with the stone and gives a hint to the designer within? Lauren is a rising star in the design world.
UGLY 1970's powder blue aluminum siding, white painted crumbling fireplace, overgrown yews, aged roof, moldy awning.......sigh.......... BUT, it was love at first sight!
ps; the boxwoods were full and lush, Cooper the Corgi runs in and out.........perfectly defoliating the lower limbs
Colour me Happy blog.
Keep your homes style and colors uppermost in mind when choosing.
- email one photo only of the front of your home
- include a short description of your hopes and dreams
- You can live anywhere, worldwide
- This has a value of $600.00
- Michele, Deborah, Lauren and myself will choose one home to receive a makeover
- Once picked I will send you a five page questionnaire. Included will be email interviews, I will have a load of questions!
- Stephanie Fania, our in-house artist and I will begin the pen and ink rendering with the changes discussed.
- You will receive a completed drawing mailed to you with ornamentation and landscaping suggestions
- Color recommendations
- Included will be a list of sources
- Send your photo, the giveaway ends February 24th!
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