Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Your Picks. Your Place. Sweepstakes :: Round 2 - Dining Room

Wow. Lots of exciting stuff happening today. First, thanks to everyone that voted for my rustic cottage inspired living room via Apartments Guide's - Your Picks. Your Place. Sweepstakes. You are amazing! Voting has closed for that round, which means a new round has begun!

The next design board that I was asked to create was for a Costal Inspired Dining Room. I don't know about you, but I love visiting the beach. There is special feeling I get when I'm on the shore. I'm not sure if it's the sounds of the waves, the almost perfect breezes, the relaxed atmosphere, or the amazing sunsets. It's been about four years since I've been to the beach and I desperately miss it.

I really enjoyed this challenge because I have dreams of owning a little shack steps from the beach someday. A casual place where you can put your feet on the furniture and leave your bed unmade for days. A place where work doesn't exist. Where you can drink wine, read books, and relax all day long. Sounds pretty magical, right? A boy can dream!

At least I'm one step closer to my dream beach shack. I already have my dining room designed. So, here are my picks for a Coastal Inspired Dining Room...

Pretty fabulous, right? I have lots of favorite pieces in this space. First that dinning room table paired with red chairs and a red bench. Love that! I have this strange obsession with red dining room chairs. I just love them!

I also adore that light fixture. I'd probably have two of them above this dinning room table. Speaking of lighting, I'm also totally swooning over the new rope lamps from Pottery Barn.

Anyway, that's my space. What do you think? Would you join me at my beach house for a relaxing weekend? I promise to whip a delicious breakfast too!

Now, onto the sweepstakes and how to vote for this space.


First, here is a quick overview of the Sweepstakes... 

Is your place in need of a style update?  Apartment Guide has partnered with TV host and design expert Kim Myles for the second annual Apartment Guide Your Picks. Your Place. Sweepstakes.  

From now until August 14, visit to vote once per day for your preferred room design showcasing furniture and home décor items selected by featured bloggers.  The site will feature four different room designs every two weeks. 

By voting, you’ll be entered for a chance to win a $10,000 grand prize or one of eight $250 weekly prizes to go towards your own selections for your home. 

While you’re on the site, you can find design and décor tips from Kim Myles, Apartment Guide and featured bloggers to help you design a room that’s uniquely you.


Take a moment and head on over to Your Picks. Your Place. to vote and you will be automatically entered to win. It's that simple.

This is what my board looks like on the site ...

As promised, this is where I'm shamelessly asking begging you to vote for me! (I feel like I'm running for class president or something.)  There are some other fabulous bloggers participating and I don't think I actually win anything other than bragging rights, so winning isn't a huge deal, but it would still be pretty amazing.

 Your votes for my boards are beyond appreciated.


You can also visit the three other fabulous bloggers who are participating in this project...

Jamiely from I Heart Naptime
Diane from In My Own Style
Maryann from Domestically Speaking

From now through August 14th I will share two more design boards (Office and Bedroom) at which time you will be able to vote on those as well. Remember you can vote once a day, so do expect a couple reminders here and there. I promise to keep it to a minimum. 

I can't thank you enough for your support and your votes during this sweepstakes. You are amazing! Thank you!!!


One more thing! It's time to announce the winner of last week's Home Goods $100 Gift Card Giveaway. Drumroll please....

The winner is....

Congratulations Melody!!! I'll be in touch via email to coordinate the details of your winning. Who knows, maybe you'll run into Kim Myles when your spending your winnings. 

A Huge thanks to everyone that entered!! 

Apartment Guide is owned by Consumer Source, Inc. Apartment Guide partnered with bloggers such as me to participate in its “Your Picks. Your Place.” Sweepstakes. As part of that program, I received compensation. They did not tell me what to select or write about my featured design boards, or what to write in my blog posts. Apartment Guide and Consumer Source believe that consumers and bloggers are free to form their own opinions and share them in their own words. Consumer Source’s policies align with WOMMA Ethics Code, FTC guidelines and social media engagement recommendations. The winner of any giveaways in this program will be randomly chosen and gift card fulfillment will be handled by a third party. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.  Sweepstakes ends @ 9:00 PM on 8/14/12, subject to Entry Periods outlined in Official Rules. Must be a US legal resident of the 50 US or DC and 18 years of age or older. Sweepstakes subject to full Official Rules available at Void where prohibited.


Patty said...

I voted for you. Liked your picks the best coastal charm is very inviting, love the lamp.

Anonymous said...

Loved your dining room! The red accents are what made it special, very east coast! Good Luck

Happy Tummy Point said...

Surprisingly I really liked the Industrial Dining Room. I loved the yellow and light feel. Though I did like your red table, bench and white and red curtains.

Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

Love that driftwood mirror!

Anonymous said...

I received the email that the next room was ready for voting, so I swung over to check them out. As they loaded, I thought to myself "oh no, I like coastal retreat" and then I saw it was yours! Woooo hooo! Voted, love it and as always you had me at margarita Michael!

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