Monday, August 8, 2011

Giveaway and special guest blogging- Arcadian Lighting!

Today, I have a special guest blogger, Jennifer, who writes for Arcadian Lighting and she will share her thoughts about animal-inspired decor. Let's hear what she has to say.

Hi all! I’m Jennifer and I write for Arcadian Lighting Blog, a site that chronicles the latest lighting designs and trends around the world. I've been writing about home decor since graduating university and have loved it ever since. I'm addicted to patterned fabrics, Jonathan Adler, chaise lounges, old doors, milk glass jars, antiques, and chandeliers. Mix and Chic's owner Jessie always shares fabulous homes and her own fave interiors with readers regularly - and I'm so lucky to be providing my own sneak peek into some wild homes with animal-inspired decor.

Want to know where the wild things live? They hide in stylish table decor, wall art and furniture. Some are even seen in lighting designs such as lamps and ceiling lights. From discrete jungle cat stripes to ostentatious antlers, a touch of wildlife can turn any ordinary space into something extraordinary. Here's some inspiration...

Chic like cheetahs
Animal Inspired Decor
CIAO Interiors

The animal-inspired furniture and area rug in this elegant living room is what gives this space a wild edge - despite the bold patterns the home decor remains refined.

Zexy zebra
Animal Inspired Decor
Adorned Abode
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Just a burst of wild detail, like these zebra-print square ottomans, is all a space needs. We also love the starburst wall art in the form of a mirror over the fireplace.

Dashing deer
Animal Inspired Decor
Eclectic Revisited by Maureen Bower

A sitting room gets an instant modern mountain lodge makeover with a pair of eclectic antlers as wall decor. Make sure to use a pair of light fixtures to brighten up the room.

Pretty peacocks
Animal Inspired Decor
decorpad

Subtle but oh-so-charming, these blue and white peacock-print pillows look great next to organic table decor elements like seashells and flowers.

Cute as a cub
Animal Inspired Decor
etsy

Wildlife inspiration isn't just for grown-ups - a colourful jungle motif in a nursery is a fun theme that can grow with the child. The wall art decor shown here really sets the tone of the room.

Beautiful butterflies
Animal Inspired Decor
decorpad 
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A whimsical touch in a nature-infused bedroom are wall decor decals - these black butterflies seem to be taking flight across the entire corner of the space. Add beautiful ceiling lights to showcase the lovely decals.

Marvellous moo
Animal Inspired Decor
Passion Decor by Millie

Classic black and white is stylish when cow patterns moooove in - the ottoman and rug look fashionable paired with organic wicker furniture and bamboo potted plants. Add a touch of femininity to the space by adding a pair of baby pink lighting fixtures.

Lavish leopard
Animal Inspired Decor
Amesbury Road Interiors

The smallest of details can really make or break the style of a room -- these animal-print throw pillows are just enough for a cozy sitting area.

Content provided by Arcadian Lighting, a site that specializes in top quality lighting fixtures at extremely affordable prices. Come visit us today!


 "Arcadian Lighting is the best source for home lighting accessories at discount prices. Founded in 2002, Arcadian Lighting started selling decorative home lighting fixtures and lamps online, and has become one of the top Internet retailers for home lighting products."


Thanks for article, Jennifer. Now, let's get to the best part! The giveaway! Yes, another giveaway at Mix And Chic! Are you thrilled yet? Today, I will be teaming up with the folks at Arcadian Lighting to host a fabulous giveaway! Arcadian Lighting generously offered one of Mix And Chic readers an opportunity to win a $75 gift card giveaway and the lucky winner will get to pick any of their favorite product/ products from Arcadian Lighting.


Here are some of my favorite finds for under $75!








































With so many wonderful selections from lighting to home decor, I am sure you will find something that tickle your fancy! I have many more favorites but I will need to do another blog post or two to fit all my favorite items so I will just leave it at that. Anyway, here are the rules to enter.

Terms and Conditions:

1. This giveaway is open to United States and Canada residents only. (My international readers, sorry.)

2. Only ships to the current continental US (48 states). If the winner lives in Hawaii or Alaska or Canada, the winner must pay the additional fees that may incur.

3. A special code will be given to the lucky winner and it can only be used once.

4. Must be a follower of Mix And Chic via Google Friend Connect and Twitter. Visit Arcadian Lighting and let me know what you would buy with your $75 gift card if you win (be specific). (mandatory) Leave a comment.

For additional entries (one extra entry for each of the following):

1. 'Like' me on Facebook and leave a comment.

2. 'Like' Arcadian Lighting on Facebook and leave a comment.

3. Follow Arcadian Lighting on Twitter and leave a comment.

4. Tweet about this giveaway and leave a comment.

5. Blog about this giveaway and leave a comment.

6. Mention this giveaway on your Facebook status and leave a comment.

The deadline to enter is August 17. The winner will be chosen via random.org and announced on Thursday, August 18. Good luck, everyone!

53 comments:

  1. Thank you so much, Jessie for letting us do a giveaway as well as this fabulous post on your blog! We are very excited and cannot wait to see what the winner will do with their giveaway!

    Cheers!
    Reyna
    Arcadian Lighting Blog Editor

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  2. Oh my!!!! This is such a cool giveaway and so perfect since I'm planning to move in with my boyfriend soon! The practical thing to buy would be one of the lamps (I love the third picture); however the coral is speaking to me for some reason! So unique!

    Thank you for this amazing opportunity! I'm following you on GFC and I'm making my boyfriend follow you on twitter since I don't have one lol

    bree.l.law@gmail.com

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  3. I also am following you on Bloglovin' and liked a post ;)

    bree.l.law@gmail.com

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  4. Following you on GFC and twitter !! I would LOVE a new light for over my dining room table !!

    xxLily
    goldandgray.com

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  5. Just found your cute blog, and Just started following you on bloglovin'.

    I would love the caged light for my new house. ;)

    Megan

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  6. Amazing post - loving the prints - hope you have a great day sweets,
    Axx

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  7. Very fun shopping. Some beautiful items...bookmarking this.

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  8. What a great give away. they have just contacted me about doing a guest post, they have some amazing items. I will post about your give away on my page x

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  9. It would be so hard to choose but I would be willing to do it ;) I hope I win! Great post and give away.

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  10. I think I did everything- I've been following for a while now, I liked you and Arcadian on Facebook, I'm following you both on Twitter, I tweeted about your give away and mentioned it on Facebook- whew! can you tell I really want to win this one :)

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  11. What a fabulous giveaway, Jessie. I'd love to get Mary-Kate and Ashley by Elk :)

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  12. So many gorgeous options!
    I follow you on gfc and twitter:)
    I would probably choose something like the Lite Source Oh Contemporary lamp!
    Thanks chica!

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  13. Bummer! Wish I was in the US! Loved the post though, got to have those peacock pillows!

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  14. I am new to your great blog! There are so many beautiful options, I would go for the Kenroy Vetro Contemporary Table Lamp. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

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  15. I'm on the hunt for two ceiling mount fixtures for my latest project, the bonus room. These would be perfect:

    Access Lighting Lacey 14'' Contemporary Laser Cut Drum Flush Mount Ceiling Light - AC-50992

    Great resource! Janell

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  16. Oh yay, what an awesome giveaway Jessie!! I just spent the past 45 minutes on their site- there's so much great stuff!! I'm having trouble choosing....my absolute fav is the Imax Small Santro Aluminum Vase- but it's back ordered till November and I don't know if I'd have the patience to wait. I also love the Dale Tiffany Silver Vase, the Imax Nesting Bowls, and the Imax Newton Large Square Pillow. Decisions, decisions! Hopefully I win and get to decide! :)

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  17. Hi Jessie,
    Great blog, post and AMAZING giveaway. For me it comes at a perfect time since I am currently working on some home decorating projects and I'm hunting for a nice bedroom chandelier, mirrors etc. I am following your blog and following you on Twitter. I am heading to the site now to leave a comment at Arcadian Lighting. :)
    http://onestyleatatime.blogspot.com/

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  18. Hi Jessie, I mentioned your giveaway in my blog post today!
    http://inside-outdesign.blogspot.com/2011/08/coastal-decor.html

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  19. Shoot, I don't think I qualify because I follow you through my WP reader! But they've got some Great looking stuff!!

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  20. If I won, I'd have a terrible time trying to chose! I pinned the peacock room with the striped rug. Gorgeous!
    Camille

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  21. The deer is my favorite!!!! I love deer antlers!!!!

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  22. i love animal prints as well. I have been looking for a rug for a while now. great giveaway. too bad australia is so far away :(

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  23. So many fabulous things to choose from, what a great giveaway! Definitely following and I'm pretty sure I would have to go with that fantastic Diamond Robeson round mirror...too good to pass up! Thanks!

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  24. Ahh! What a great give away! I am dying for a beautiful chandelier for a nursery. I would go with either the Trans Globe Lighting Country Style and Antlers Transitional Chandelelier - TG-3373 or the Elk Lighting Heritage Traditional Chandelier - ELK-8091-3 (dependent girl or boy). How beautiful!

    Thank you!! Analise

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  25. Thanks for your sweet comments on my blog! I am a follower of your blog and twitter! I absolutely love that copper lamp with the white shade you have pictured!!

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  26. Just tweeted about the giveaway! Great one! ;)

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  27. Awesome! I'm looking for a mirror and a table lamp for the guest room. I'm loving the Eastern Essence Bamboo Tropical Table Lamp and the Kenroy Templeton lamp!

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  28. Love the cushions with the peacock fabric. And the pink leopard print cushions in the last picture are pretty cool.

    Just signed up to follow your blog. If I win your giveaway, I'd choose either the IMAX vintage camera boxes or the Sterling Industries Olivier Camera. Love the look of vintage cameras :-)

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  29. Thanks for checking out my blog and letting me know about your awesome giveaway!!! I've been wanting new lamps for our living room SO bad and I would love to win this. There are too many to choose from, they're all so beautiful!

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  30. What a great giveaway...count me in!!

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  31. Thank you for commenting on my blog and introducing me to this resource! Awesome, awesome stuff. I'm drooling over so much! I've gotta start pinning! I'd probably try an industrial light, but some of their lamps are killer. It'd be a tough choice for sure.

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  32. Hi there! Found you on Hyphen Interiors. Your blog is GREAT! I would use this toward a new pair of table lamps for our master bedroom!

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  33. Love following you on pinterest! Would love a few more lamps in my house! thanks

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  34. Okay there's this Kichler Lighting Chandelier (Model #: KCH-1770-TZ) that I love! Our kitchen needs a major remodel!

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  35. Already following through GFC! :)

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  36. I'm following on twitter and on Google!

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  37. I would LOVE to have the Westwood by Kichler Lighting Island Rectangular Wall Mirror. Granted, it's over the $75 limit, but it would go a long way toward paying for that beauty!
    Thanks for such a great giveaway!
    Abby

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  38. Hi Jessie, Great post! Nice to meet you - I liked you on Facebook!
    Cheers,
    Pam

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  39. Hi Jessie,
    I'm now following Arcadian Lighting on twitter, too! Cheers, Pam

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  40. Hi Jessie,
    Would love, if I were to be the thrilled winner of this great giveaway from Arcadian Lighting, to purchase a modern ceiling fan! Have been wishing to find the perfect fan for a few years, and thanks to you, have now found it! Just perfect for our bedroom! Modern Fan 52'' Plum Transitional Ceiling Fan - MF-PLUM - love it! Best regards, Pam

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  41. OK, now following (yes, took me this long to figure out the whole Google Friends Connect vs Google Plus thing out). I'm currently on the market for a mirror. I would apply the credit to the Kenroy Nobhill Wall Round Mirror - KR-60027!

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  42. I love that Mandisa lamp that you have pictured here in pink. I think it would be perfect for my guest room in turquoise!

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Thanks for stopping by. I appreciate you taking the time to share with me your thoughts, ideas and suggestions. Your comments always, always brighten up my day! So, keep them coming. Have a beautiful day!