A Winner + Lovely Bedding


How was everyone’s Thanksgiving?  I hope it was filled with love.  I know mine was.  It was wonderful to gather with my family and spend precious time with my little one…who is getting very big way too quickly.  He turned 6 months old today. My how time has flown.  He’s going to be a year old before I can blink!



A Winner

Thanks to all of you who entered my Shabby Apple dress giveaway last week.  The winner of the dress is Andrea Mickelson.  Andrea please send me an email as soon as you can.  Thanks!


And on a totally random note I’m digging this mismatched bedding from Furbish.  Love this store.  I Wish I lived a little closer to Raleigh so I could visit.  Maybe I’ll have to take a trip one of these days.  I’ll have to add it to my never ending list of things to do.

guest room

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Giveaway – Shabby Apple


Shabby Apple: great dresses that make dressing simple.

I’m so excited to bring you my newest giveaway from Shabby Apple.  If you aren’t familiar with Shabby Apple please head over to their website and look around.  They have some of the most beautiful women's dresses and killer accessories. Many of their dresses have the look of vintage dresses and are just precious.  I wish I had known about their maternity dresses when I was pregnant.  They have some adorable ones. 

Here’s a small sampling of some of my favorites at shabby apple right now.



Tiers of tantalizing ruffles cascade down this flirtatious frock.   A side zipper, cap sleeves and a black, grosgrain bow complete the dress.  Made from a sumptuous poly charmeuse, this dress is perfect for any party!

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Vivid yellow petals blaze along a thick turquoise gem center in this striking sunburst stone ring. Onesize. 1.5

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They even carry adorable little girl’s dresses.

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Lucky for you Shabby Apple is giving away this Da Vinci dress to one of my readers.  It could be you! 

Da Vinci

To enter to win this Shabby Apple dress "like" Shabby Apple on Facebook and then leave me a comment saying you did so.  To get an extra entry tweet about the giveaway on Twitter and then come back and leave an additional comment saying you did.

I’ll be accepting entries for the giveaway until Friday night, November 25th, at midnight and I’ll announce the winner of the giveaway on Monday, November 28th.

Shabby Apple is also giving all of my readers 10% off of their apparel and accessories.  All you need to do is enter CHARMHOMEDESIGN10OFF at checkout.  The coupon code is good for 30 days from the date of this post so get shopping!

**To enter this giveaway you must have a US shipping address.  There will be no exchanges for the winning dress.

Good Luck Ladies!!

A Winner and the Reveal


The winner of the lovely pillows from The Taylor Galen Workroom is EKL Designs.  I don’t have your email address though so please send me an email at charmhomedesign[at]gmail[dot]com.


There was also another winner…US!  We won the viewer’s choice for the best window display from Window’s on Design.  Here’s a look at our window design.  We can finally reveal it on the blog.  A few of you may have seen it last week when I briefly revealed it then took it down.  Whoopsy…I didn’t realize I wasn’t supposed to reveal it until after it was down. 

Exterior Shot




-Only a few more weeks until I start shooting the regular season of my new show on HGTV.  I’ve been crazy busy with the team designing, planning and purchasing for this season…hence, the lack of posting lately.  I can’t wait to tell you all more details about it!! 

xo, Cristi

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The day is finally here for our Windows on Design 2011 window display to be revealed.  The theme for the Design Collective ATL event this year is “Celebrating Atlanta”.  Each designer had to come up with their own design based around our lovely city.  Taylor and I had a brainstorming session to come up with our design a few months ago.  We were so excited when we came up with a graffiti theme.  We felt like it totally embodied Atlanta’s urban market.  We were even more excited when we were paired with Regalo Antiques and they were totally on board with a it.  We had such a fun time coming up with the design and marrying the beautiful antiques from Regalo with very urban graffiti art.

The only thing we needed once we were finished with our plans was a great graffiti artist.  Man, did we ever find one!  Greg Moncrief and his wife April from John G Moncrief & Associates created the most amazing graffiti artwork as the backdrop for our two window scenes. 


[Greg in front of his art.  These pieces are being sold for $2100/pc]

Taylor and I, along with Regalo, will be hosting a reception this Saturday so that our readers can view Regalo’s lovely showroom and our window displays.  Please see the invitation below.  I hope to see you there!


And don’t forget about the pillow giveaway.


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