giveaway winner


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last monday i posted a giveaway for the book green interior design by lori dennis. thanks so much to everyone who entered!  i really enjoyed reading how all of you are contributing to a more green environment.  every little bit counts. 

i’m so excited about our winner too because she is about to start building a home!  the winner is anne of a house and home.  anne wrote…


 Congrats Anne!!! 

anne, please shoot me an email with your address when you get a chance so that i can send it to the publisher.  you can find my email on my right-hand sidebar.  thanks!

if you didn’t win but would like to purchase this book yourself you can click here.



being “green” has become more and more popular in the last few years, and nowhere is it more prevalent than in interior design.  as a designer i am constantly looking for sources that offer sustainable products.  i also try to repurpose as many items as possible in my when designing my clients’ homes and my own. 

Historic Renovation

{lori dennis interior design}

lori dennis is one of the nations leading “green” interior designers.  she has specialized in green interior design practices for over 10 years, and her firm was also recently named the nation’s best green and modern design by asid, southern accents, california homes, angeleno and home magazine.  lori has just recently written a book all about sustainability and green interior design.  i was so excited when she contacted me and wanted to offer a copy of her new book green interior design to one of my readers!

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for lori being green is not just a trend it’s a way of life.  from a young age lori has been conscious of recycling, repurposing and reusing.  she decided to combine her green lifestyle with her design practices and is now sharing some of her best kept resources for sustainable design in her book.

Historic Renovation

{lori dennis interior design}

green interior design, is a great source for any designer looking to offer green interior design to their clients.  in her book lori gives so many helpful hints and ideas for green design.  her topics range from window treatments to nurseries to landscaping. Carmel Valley Country

{lori dennis interior design}

not only does the book contain a wealth of knowledge about sustainable design, but there are also some amazing photos from dennis’ portfolio.  i’ve provided a sampling in this post and you can check out more of her design portfolio here.

Hollywood Hills

{lori dennis interior design}

now, for the details about the giveaway… 

to enter to win a copy of lori’s book green interior design leave a comment on this post.  in your comment let me know the last “green” thing you did was.  {for example, you could say you recycled your newspapers this morning or you could say that you drove your hybrid car to work.}  to get an extra entry you can also tweet about the giveaway.  ***make sure that when you leave a comment you either link back to your blog or leave your email address so that i will be able to get in touch with you if you win.

the deadline for the giveaway will be friday night, october 22nd, at midnight.  i’ll announce the winner on the blog the following monday. 

best of luck and remember to be green!



during an internet search for an accent cube today i stumbled upon some great reclaimed wood pieces in a very unexpected place,

this is the cube that i stumbled upon and quickly purchased.

{reclaimed wood cube $124}

then i decided to do a further search on overstock to see what other reclaimed wood pieces i could find.  here’s a sampling of what showed up.

image{end table $110}

image {wood tray on a stand $60}


{horse head on stand $73}


{indian forks $65}


{wood handle mirror $87}

{baturna side table $220}

overstock, keep doing what you’re doing.  these pieces are great!

home depot lighting hack


this is the best “hack” i’ve seen in a while.  it involves a $9.99 light fixture and some bronze spray paint.

the before

the after

check out how sarah of flourish design + style whipped this little diy project together.  this is such a smart and inexpensive way to update your lighting.

my new pouf


after posting this post i decided it was definitely time to bring more color to my family room.  once i wrote the post and really looked at it i realized how much i love color.  i think that neutrals are gorgeous to look at…in someone else’s home…just not in mine.  i loved all of the fun comments i got on the post and i was surprised to hear how many people waiver back and forth just like me.  my favorite comment was from christine at design esquire.  she labeled her house as schizophrenic and that is totally how i feel about my home sometimes.  i’m working on getting it under control though. 

i found the perfect piece to bring in a pop of color at homegoods a couple of weeks ago.  it is a colorful moroccan pouf.


it has just about every color of the rainbow on it.  i’ve been using it as an ottoman with my newly reupholstered chairs.  it makes for a very comfy seat.  i’m planning on bringing more colorful accessories in little by little.  this pouf was just the first of many.


another big score while i was at homegoods was the small industrial accent table that i bought to go in between my two chairs.  it was a steal at only $39. 

gotta love that store!

amanda nisbet’s lighting line for urban electric co.


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last thursday night a handful of atlanta bloggers and designers were lucky enough to preview a few pieces from amanda nisbet’s new lighting line for the urban electric co. based in Charleston, SC.  amanda was on site to share in the excitement.  The assorted lights featured in these photos are custom color & fabric combinations put together by in-house Creative Director Michael Amato to illustrate the company’s custom capabilities as part of their “fall feature on color.”  He selected a few fabrics from amanda’s bright and cheerful fabric line to accent pieces in their existing line.  amanda’s new lighting line {not pictured} is set to debut with ueco early next spring 

among the atlanta bloggers attending the event were ally of from the right bank, niki of single bubble pop, capella of a curated lifestyle and claire of high gloss blue.

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amanda was mingling and chatting with everyone that came out.  here’s a picture that i snapped while she was chatting it up with erika of blulabel bungalow.  erika also made mention of some exciting news today on her blog.  she will be doing an exclusive interview with amanda in the very near future.  i can’t wait to read that post!

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it was a fun night.  i enjoyed catching up with my favorite atlanta bloggers, meeting some new faces and seeing lots and lots of pretty lighting.

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for amanda nisbet’s website {click here}

for urban electric co.’s website {click here}

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