Friday, August 31, 2012

Home tour- A green and stylish Arkansas home!

For homeowners Chris Ladner and Anne Ladner, going green is the way to go for their remodeled home. Building materials are furniture are sourced locally or made domestically. Items that they didn't need were donated to Habitat for Humanity. The results? A home that is LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) platinum-certified yet still looks stylish. 

I just can't get enough of this fabulous home! My favorite rooms are the chic living room, the amazing dining area and the classic kitchen. Beautiful, warm, eclectic and environmentally friendly, this home is truly a gem. Is there any element or piece that catches your eye?

Sponsor- Thank you!

As a way of saying 'thank you' to my sponsors, I would like to give them a shout out today!

Pillows By Dezign: Offers designer decorative throw pillowslumbar pillowsbed pillows and outdoor pillows at an affordable price starting at just $36 with inserts included with an option of down/ feather blend form or polyester. Also offering custom pillow using a wonderful range of designer fabrics from popular brands such as Schumacher Fabrics, Robert Allen Fabrics, Duralee Fabrics, Kravets FabricsOsborne & LittleRalph Lauren Home and more!

Nicole White Designs: Offers thousands of beautiful, unique and sophisticated home furnishings from furniture to rugs in a variety of styles.

Fashion For Home: Provides innovative and stylish high quality designer furniture at an affordable price. To obtain the best in quality without the price premium, all products are manufactured "on demand" and sold directly to customers. By avoiding middlemen, costly warehousing and storage and the expense of running high street shops, these savings are passed along directly to customers. Fashion For Home also promotes environmentally responsible furniture manufacturing among manufacturers, retailers and consumers.

My Urban Child: Offers an amazing selection of modern and stylish children products from hundreds of baby products and baby furniture to children's products and children's furniture and beyond!

Don't forget to visit my stylish sponsors when you get a chance!

Thursday, August 30, 2012

A product review- Photo-Canvas!

Last week, I received a canvas from Photo-Canvas.

Photo-Canvas is a canvas printing company specialized in personalized canvas using photos. Images are printed onto high grade canvas and then professionally stretched over pine stretcher bar frame. The image is then "gallery wrapped" round the sides of the stretcher to the reverse of the frame- ready to hang.

I was generously offered a huge 60x40cm (24"x16") photo canvas for a product review.

Printed in a thick, high quality canvas, the result looks wonderful. The colors are definitely true to the original photo. 

A close-up. 

Hardware is included with the canvas for easy hanging.

In short, I think the team at Photo-Canvas delivered a beautiful and quality product with great customer service. All my questions were answered quickly. My canvas was carefully packed and promptly shipped. I was surprised when my canvas arrived in just a couple of days considering the product was shipped all the way from UK! I can't wait to hang this canvas in my master bedroom!

*I received this product to review for free but the views and opinions expressed are entirely my own.  

Besides offering regular photo canvas, a variety of cool and fun personalization options are available, too. These options are perfect for gift giving in all occasions. Let's take a look at some of the options, shall we?

Aren't these personalized options fabulous? Personally, I love the Lichtenstein style option because I am such a huge fan of Roy Lichtenstein's work. Which one is your favorite option? By the way, Photo-Canvas is running a Buy 2, Get I Free promotion for selected print options. Don't miss this fabulous opportunity to get yours now!

And the winner of the giveaway is ..........

I am glad to announce the winner of the recent Good Bones, Great Pieces giveaway.

I used to draw a winner and here it is. The lucky winner of the Good Bones, Great Pieces is 

the lovely Brooke from Inside-Out Design.

Congratulations, Brooke! I will email you shortly. Thanks to everyone who entered this giveaway. There will be more wonderful giveaways coming your way, so don't forget to check back regularly! Have a great day, everyone!

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Sponsor highlight: Nicole White Designs!

A very warm welcome to my newest sponsor, Nicole White Designs. I am excited to have Nicole White Designs on board!

Nicole White is the President/CEO of Nicole White Designs - Interiors/Events, a full-service boutique interior design and event planning company, dedicated to transforming the spaces and lives of clients.
A journalist by training, Nicole’s secret passion for design led to weekend projects for friends and family. Almost ten years later, she continues to turn homes into soothing yet savvy retreats for clients throughout South Florida. She prides herself on cultivating intimate and long-standing relationships with clients as they design for the varying stages of their lives, and often spends years working with clients on various projects throughout their homes. Before launching her successful design firm, Nicole was an award-winning journalist whose stories appeared in The Miami HeraldVillage Voice and Vibe magazine.
In 2010, she became a certified wedding and event planner. A Jamaican native, she is deeply inspired by the bold colors and textures of the Caribbean, and constantly fuses those elements throughout her designs. Nicole prides herself on creating a room or event guided by her client’s passions, be they contemporary, traditional, vintage or modern. To learn how she transforms bland spaces to beautiful spaces, check out her blog at

Recently, she started her own online store offering stylish furnishings and home decor to the public. In her store, you will find thousands of beautiful, unique and sophisticated home furnishings from furniture to rugs in a variety of styles. Below are some of my favorites:

Aren't these gorgeous? Which item is your favorite? These goodies are just the tip of the iceberg. You will find more fabulous offerings at the store. Don't forget to check it out when you get a chance. By the way, she will be having a giveaway or two over the next few weeks so don't forget to follow her on Google Friend Connect, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest, etc. for heads up.
Happy shopping!