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Giveaway: Win $200 at BeddingStyle

CONGRATULATIONS TO MELISSA R.  
THANKS  TO EVERYONE FOR ENTERING!

Early last year, bedding website BeddingStyle.com was in touch about partnering on a bedding giveaway. But first, they wanted me to try out a set of bedding for myself. Since we didn’t need (nor could we store) more bedding in Boston, I chose a white quilted coverlet by Vera Wang for the bedroom in Florida. (Photos of the Florida beach bedroom makeover here.)

 Now it’s your turn to pick out new bedding and give your bed (and maybe your entire bedroom) a makeover. BeddingStyle is offering one StyleCarrot reader, chosen at random, to win $200 worth of bedding at BeddingStyle. Read below for the two requirements of this $200 bedding giveaway. (And don’t forget to include your email address so I can get in touch if you win!)

E N T E R  to  W I N  
$200  at B E D D I N G  S T Y L E*

1. Tell me in the comment section of this post:
What color is your bedroom?

2. Sign up for the BeddingStyle.com newsletter.
(Use the widget below!)

Enter by Friday, January 16, 2015 at noon EST.
One winner will be chosen using random.org.
You MUST include your email address!

*  Excludes Marimekko and White Goods.

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Vera Wang Puckered Diamond Matelasse Coverlet
compliments of BeddingStyle, on our bed in Florida.

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B E D D I N G  S T Y L E  
C O M F O R T E R S  +  D U V E T S

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Clockwise: City Scene Wisteria; City Scene Ink Wash; Vera Wang Shibori; City Scene Amelia.

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Clockwise: City Scene Treetop; Grove Hill Silhouette; Candice Olson Cross My Heart; City Loft Good Vibes.

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Clockwise: Not Neutral Pom Pom; City Scene Radius; Teen Vogue Something Blue; Candice Olson Rise and Shine.

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Clockwise: Perry Ellis Asian Lily; City Scene Arlo; Not Neutral Half Moon; City Loft Honeycomb.

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Shopping Trip: Serena & Lily East Hampton

Serena & Lily invited me to it “Sign, Sip and See” party at its new “Beach Market” boutique in East Hampton. Domino co-hosted and their were lots of top interior designers on hand to sign their design books. Since I’m no longer a Hamptons-ite, having given it up for the Cape, I sent my friend and colleague, freelance writer/editor Meredith Barnett, her mom, news correspondent Rita Braver, and Meredith’s best friend Cristina Miller, head of North American Dealer Relations at 1st Dibs. (I met Meredith & Cristina through Craigslist when I applied to work for their previous business, Store Adore.)

The Serena & Lily Hamptons boutique, on Montauk Highway in Wainscott, is the company’s second retail store. The other is in San Francisco, and they are planning to open more stores soon. Meredith reports: “It was absolutely beautiful—very beachy and whimsical, but also very sophisticated.”  Lobster-printed beach towels were stacked amidst hand-painted trays, and colorful artwork on the walls. She (half) jokes, “They should have hosted it with a real estate company because being in that store made you want to buy a house in the Hamptons, just so you could fill it with their stuff!”

I’m jealous that they got to go and sip yummy fresh peach vodka cocktails, and thankful they took time out to snap these photos. Let’s take the tour >

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I’ve had my eye on the swirly rattan woven mirrors for a while, not to mention the rattan South Seas bar cart being used here as a side table. Serena & Lily has a ton of aqua bedding, which goes great with that coral Brahams Mount herringbone throw.

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Scandinavian inspired hanging rattan chair works indoors and out on the patio. Handcrafted basketweave wood Bamileke side table from India is modeled after ceremonial stools used by Bamileke tribal chieftains. Peek through the window to see the Riviera bench, made of sustainable rattan and woven plastic.

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Bamboo and nylon Sailing Ship kites are handmade by Balinese artisans. I love the powdercoated steel cobalt blue Avery bed for a boy’s room, and have been coveting those studio task lamps made from oak, with red cords.

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Get creative with fabric by the yard. The store also has items by other designers. Look at the bottom of the photo—Tina Frey resin ice bucket and Champagne bucket with leather handles. J’adore.

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Harbour cane bed has clean lines reminiscent of French antiques. The cheeky sun pillow by Christopher David Ryan  says, “Lovely To See Your Again My Friend.”  The pattern on the dotty pink quilt and shams are made from tiny hearts.

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Throw pillows galore—great for adding a personal touch to a summer rental. The screenprinted cotton canvas leaf pillow covers in coral are my favorite. The coral and blue botanical print pillows up top are Serena & Lily’s palm leaf pillow covers and the neutral geometric print on the bottom right is the diamond pillow cover.

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Cutting boards and trays with colored edges make great hostess gifts.

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As you know, I’m a huge fan of the original artwork curated and sold by Serena & Lily. They’ve got the best dreamy landscapes and cheerful abstracts.

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More abstract artwork.
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Serena & Lily, East Hampton

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Big thanks to Meredith Barnett & Cristina Miller for stopping by!

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Design Diary: Kids Room Spruce Up

It’s spring break again (I get three), so I’m in Florida. I’ve had little luck finding a contractor (we want to swap the wall-to-wall carpet for a plywood floor, paint everything white, and a few other fixes), so yesterday I decided to do some freshening up to tide us over, at least in the boys’ room. Between the blah walls and carpet, it was getting a tad depressing.

Spending a lot of money wasn’t an option, so I ran into Marshalls and T.J. Maxx (luckily they both happen to be in the same complex). I found great on-trend, brightly, patterned bedding. The aqua and turquoise cotton quilt looks like John Robshaw, with its Indienne pattern. Plus, its really soft. Considering the very reasonable price, I was thrilled with the high quality.  The charcoal grey and white trellis pattern sheets are amazing smooth; they’re all cotton but really satin-y. The “smile” pillow is done in an almost nautical canvas, very cheerful and preppy.

I also found a durable little area rug with a Moroccan-inspired pattern. For a toy storage solution, I got a cute charcoal gray nylon fiber basket that’s large enough for the balls, books, and other random toys that seem to magically materialize. (I may steal it to hold towels in the entry though.)  Lastly, I got him a glass water bottle with a silicone cap and grip to leave by the bedside.

Plucking from other parts of the condo, I finally framed and hung the artwork. All three are prints by Cathy McMurray that I had purchased last year. I also moved in a better lamp and a stalk of bamboo. HUGE improvement, I think.

I might not keep the bed dressed like this ultimately, (I’m thinking it would also be perfect out on the Cape), but I love the look right now. What do you think? Scroll down for the “before” photos too.

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Thanks to Marshalls & T.J. Maxx for the $150 gift card!

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Just In: IKEA PS 2014 Collection

This April IKEA presents its IKEA PS 2014 collection, its eighth iteration. The range, created by 14 young designers from around the world, is for people and homes on the move, with limited space and the need to easily pack up and go. IKEA PS 2014 collection includes pieces for every room in the home, with lightweight materials, bright colors, and multifunctional design. Corner cabinets, a  side table with built-in lighting and magazine racks, a standing wall shelf with knobs, and a wardrobe that can be personalized are among the practical offerings.

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IKEA PS 2014 storage table $69

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IKEA PS 2014 cushion cover $15

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IKEA PS 2014 wall shelf with 11 knobs $49.99

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IKEA PS 2014 hat and coat stand $29.99

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IKEA PS 2014 clocks $14.99

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IKEA PS 2014 tray with handle $12.99

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IKEA PS 2014 decorations $19.99/set of 3

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IKEA PS 2014 plant stand $14.99

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IKEA PS 2014 greenhouse $29.99

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IKEA PS 2014 twin & full/queen duvet cover set  $39.99 & $49.99

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IKEA PS 2014 mirror

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IKEA PS 2014 table $199 /  folding table $129  /  bench $99  /  balancing bench $49.99

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IKEA PS 2014 pendant lamp $69.99

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IKEA PS 2014 corner easy chair

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IKEA PS 2014 storage module $34

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IKEA PS 2014 magnetic board
wall rails and knobs

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IKEA PS 2014 wardrobe $179

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IKEA PS 2014 rugs, $79.99 & $129.99

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IKEA PS 2014 mirror $12.99 & tray $9.99
wall rails $4.99

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IKEA PS 2014 LED stool lamp $69.99

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IKEA PS 2014 corner cabinet $99

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IKEA PS 2014 table mirror $19.99

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IKEA PS 2014 secretary $189

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IKEA PS 2014 side table with lighting $99

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Giveaway: Matouk Linens

In addition to writing content for the newly launched Matouk blog and creating the Matouk Pinterest boards, the Massachusetts-based Matouk bedding company has asked me to participate in its blogger giveaway extravaganza. Each week over one month Matouk will be giving away a sheet set (top and bottom sheet) through a different blog. Marissa Marcantonio at Stylebeat kicked it off, and now it’s StyleCarrot’s turn. So scroll down, see what you need to do, and hopefully you’ll win!

Matouk StyleCarrot Sheet Set Bedding Giveaway

TO ENTER: 

1.  Like Matouk on Facebook

2.  Follow @Matouk on Twitter

3.   Leave a comment on this blog post with the size and color you’d like

Deadline: March 17, 2013, midnight ET

One StyleCarrot reader will be chosen at random to win the bedding in the next 3 weeks. Good luck!

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Matouk is also giving away a monogrammed Lowell Duvet Cover on its Facebook page.

For a chance to win, complete the following by March 17, 2013,  midnight ET,

1. Like Matouk on Facebook
2. Follow @Matouk on Twitter
3. Share a photo of a beautifully made bed on the Matouk Facebook wall, along with your bed size, initials, and preferred color.

 

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