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two contests!

Don’t we all love free stuff?  Especially when it’s really NICE free stuff?  I know I do!  So I thought I’d share two really great contests with you:

(1) For my fellow Canadians,  Style At Home is asking you to cast your vote on a kitchen reno for their Editor-in-Chief Erin McLaughlin. In return you could win your own $25,000 kitchen reno from IKEA.

Here are the two design’s for Erin’s kitchen that you get to vote on:

A- “Organic Elegance” by Toronto-based Croma Design

B- “Light, Bright, and Eclectic” by Vancouver-based Kelly Deck Design

Which would you vote for?  A or B?

Personally, I cast my vote for kitchen B. While I totally love the marble-encased island and herringbone floor in design A, the cozier more ‘let’s all gather in the kitchen’ feel of design B really pulls me in.  Oh, and design B has a Lindsey Adelman light fixture so I’m totally sold!  Anyway, all you homeowners out there should definitely submit and entry! Click here to enter.

And for my friends south of the border, Lonny Mag is offering a $10,000 room makeover by West Elm, to be featured in an upcoming issue of Lonny.

How amazing would this be?!  I’m so jealous. I wish I could enter because my living room needs h-e-l-p. To enter, click here.

Good luck everyone!

stunning rental transformation

You must see this stunning rental apartment transformation.  I repeat RENTAL apartment! The Before and After photos speak for themselves:

Amazing isn’t it? A little cooperation from a landlord and a whole lot of style can go a long way. These photographs really highlight how a simple scheme of black and white can really make a big impact.  Notice that though the finishes are builder basics (i.e. black laminate counter top in the kitchen, white subway tile, etc.), the overall look of the apartment is anything but!  The tenant and very talented designer is Jessica of  The World According to Jessica Claire who is now a Design Editor at Style at Home magazine. Her apartment will be featured in the upcoming June 2011 issue and I can’t wait to see more. Congratulations to a fellow George Brown Interior Decorating student!

(design by Jessica Wak, photography by Stacey Brandford, images via Style at Home)