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Holiday Giveaway: Express Yourself

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Have you ever found it difficult to find the right words to express your feelings? With Voice Art, you can transform your favorite saying into a masterpiece, ready to hang on the wall for you and others to admire. With Voice Art, and in three easy steps, you can become an artist and create a unique artwork by capturing your voice and transforming it into a masterpiece. Just in time for the Holidays, Voice Art has graciously teamed up with TheDesignerpad to sponsor this phenomenal giveaway, where you'll have the chance to win a 24”x36” framed custom artwork valued at $455 with your personality written all over it… literally. There are 5 easy ways you can enter, so the more active you are, the more chances you have of winning. See the details below. Good luck to all :)

And the lucky winner of the Voice Art is... Drum roll please...
Carole from New York. Congratulations!! Enjoy.

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GIVEAWAY: Tom Dixon Bags

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One designer that has been in my top ten list of great innovators and trend-setters for a while, is London-based lighting and furniture designer Tom Dixon. I love his bold and daring approach to his designs and admire his sensibility for knowing what's to come. More often than not, I find myself using his pieces in my projects since they're versatile enough to mix with other styles and easily make a great statement in any room. When I got my hands on these two fun Tom Dixon bags, one word instantly came to mind: GIVEAWAY! The bags are exclusively available online in partnership with Blackberry, and they're made from durable PVC in his signature fluoro orange. They features an extra long strap allowing it to be worn across the shoulder and a large front pocket. If you want to add one of these hot babies to your bag collection, follow the instructions below to enter.

And winners of the fab Tom Dixon Fluoro bags are Laura and Meena!! Congrats to both of you and enjoy!! 

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GIVEAWAY: Cutting Edge Stencil

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Are you looking to spruce up your home for the Holidays? Wall stencils are an easy, fast and fun way of adding some spark to any room and an emerging hot decorating trend that is getting more and more popular as DIY decorators discover the ease and versatility of stenciling. They're a great alternative to wallpaper especially since you can do it without the hassle and mess of wallpaper installation. Another plus to stenciling is that you can personalize the design by choosing any color combination to match your decor. Cutting Edge Stencils is a wonderful source with an amazing and diverse selection of wall stencils designed by professional faux finishers and decorators. And today, they would like to share their love and expertise with TheDesignerPad readers by sponsoring this giveaway, where a lucky reader will take home one of their gorgeous creations (follow the instructions below to enter). BTW, they also have a helpful step-by-step video that walks you through the simple process of using their stencils. Happy stenciling and good luck to all!

Congratulations to Malka
for being the lulcky winner of this giveaway!

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GIVEAWAY: Design Prints

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There's no need to break the bank anymore in order to own first-class artwork to embellish the walls of your home. With the amount of talented and dedicated artists creating beautiful and accessible art, the choices now are limitless. One of them is Jan Skácelík, a graphic designer, photographer and music composer from Olomouc, Czech Republic. His love for everything design, especially vintage 50's and 60's Scandinavian style, has inspired him to produce an insanely cool collection of posters (available in his Etsy shop ReStyle Design Prints). He's clearly influenced by cathrineholm enamelware, Stig Lindberg, Marianne Westman, Eames, Danish modern furniture and vintage 60's book illustrations. And today, you're in luck! Our friend Jan wants to spread his love for design with TheDesignePad readers by kindly offering three of his prints for this Giveaway. How awesome is that? Follow the instructions below to enter. Good luck to all :)

Congratulations to Brian and Karen,
the lucky winners of this giveaway! 

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GIVEAWAY: Design Your Own Pillow

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Sometimes it's hard finding accessories that we love when decorating our pads with a specific color palette. Or there are times when we do find that perfect piece but it doesn't come in the color range that we need. Isn't it frustrating? Well, now Inmod, recognized as a leader in personalized home decor, is changing all that. They have a great design tool called Design Studio that allows you to be your own designer and customize pillows and duvets from a variety of themed-patterns, embroidery colors and quality fabrics. So, you no longer have to settle for those 'off-the-shelf' pieces that everybody will have. To give you a shot at using this fun tool to and to step into the shoes of the designer, Inmod is offering TWO of our readers one 18” X 18” pillow that they can design and personalize to their heart's desire. How fun is that? 

Cogratulations Veronica and Jonn!!
You're the lucky winners of this giveaway. Enjoy :)

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As promised, here's the giveaway to celebrate our first year blogaversary. Unlike previous giveaways, this one is quite personal. If you've been dying to restyle a room in your pad but need some design advice to make it happen, this is the perfect opportunity to do it. The lucky winner of this unique giveaway will enjoy an online design consultation for ONE room in his/her home from yours truly. This is my way of giving back some of the love you guys have shown me this past year.

The winner will receive a Design Mood Board including my recommendations for furniture and accessories to meet your style, color palette and design solutions to make the space look its best. This will be a wonderful guide to help and motivate the winner to take on this room-lift. Details on how to enter below the jump.

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GIVEAWAY: Chicago Spaces

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People are always in search of decor inspiration to make their pads more beautiful and stylish. An easy and accessible way to get decorating ideas and smart solutions is through books, especially when they include work from various interior designers. The editors of Chicago Home + Garden magazine have done just that for us, publishing Chicago Spaces, a gorgeous coffee table book showcasing work from big name designers such as Nate Berkus and Alessandra Branca. The book features Chicago homes, not just in their entirety, but also focusing on specific rooms. With 224 pages of eye candy, “this gorgeous coffee table book is devoted not only to showing these dwellings in all their splendor, but also telling the stories of how they came to be.” Chicago Spaces is a must for any design-lover, and certainly one who loves Chicago. If you want to be one of the first ones to get a copy of this fab book, then you must enter our giveaway, made possible by the kindness of the editors.
Good luck to all!

Congratulatios to Jess for being the winner of this week's giveaway.

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GIVEAWAY: Vintage Sculptural Pieces

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One of the things I enjoy most when visiting new places is finding unique stores with local flavor. Every time we go upstate New York to visit our friends Debbie, Chris and little Willa we do our routine stop at one of our favorite shops in High Falls. I remember the first time we walked into High Falls Mercantile, a fine antique and home furnishings store in the Hudson Valley, we were captivated by how charming the whole place was staged. It was very welcoming and everything looked beautiful. Its owners Larry Ruhl and Jeff Serouya always do an amazing job putting together an exquisite selection of home decor and artwork from all over, which changes all the time. Part of their mission is to find odd and unique objects that add a fresh dimension to the store, which opened back in 2004.

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