Which would you choose?

Good evening from icy, snowy, messy New York.? Yesterday it was snow, today we are in the midst of a serious snow/ice storm. CRAZY weather, this is a winter surely to go down in the history books! I am so over winter, and praying for an early spring. Moving along…..

I cannot tell you how touched I was by all of the comments regarding my empty nester post yesterday and all the emails I received too…not only did you offer such? amazing and encouraging advice but honestly the kindness bestowed upon me brought tears to my eyes, thanks to you I am now feeling a wee bit more optimist about my soon to be empty nester status:) Whether you are an empty nester, soon to be one, or still have little ones at home…..reading over the comments is heartwarming and if you have an extra few minutes, I really encourage you to do so (click here). They would make a wonderful book! Thank you, I know I will refer back to it time and time again:)

So imagine this, the furniture fairy has paid you a visit…she is going to grant you with one wave of her wand a brand new fully done up living room! So imagine for a minute, one of these gets to be yours…which would it be? I set it up poll style…and since there are so many pretties, you can vote for two, so think hard:)

CHOICE 1
?Arch Digest
?CHOICE 2
CHOICE 3
CHOICE 4
?Atlanta Homes
CHOICE 5
Elle Decor
CHOICE 6
?Thomas Pheasant
CHOICE 7
CHOICE 8
Phoebe Howard
CHOICE 9
Rinfret
CHOICE 10
?Sandra Nunnerly
CHOICE 11
Thomas O Brien
CHOICE 12
Barry Dixon
CHOICE 13
Shannon Bowers
CHOICE 14
William Eubanks
CHOICE 15
CHOICE 16
Barbara Barry
Well certainly some gorgeous rooms! I tried to include several styles so hopefully something for everyone, it will be fun to see which comes out on top! Remember you can choose two faves…..thanks for stopping in and wishing you a fabulous day! Hope the sun is shining wherever you are …………..please some over this way!

Don’t forget, only a few more days to submit your pics!

My new contest is called Kitchen Love. A subject near and dear to our hearts, the heart of the home. Send in your pictures of your kitchen or it can be a snippet of your kitchen, something that makes your kitchen special and beautifully yours. I cannot wait to start getting the entries! Rules are-

Max. two pictures per entrant
They must be your pictures (not taken off the internet)
Please send your pictures to theenchantedhome@gmail.com
You must put Kitchen Love in subject line to insure it is received and included
I am accepting pictures as of today and the deadline is Feb. 8th
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The contest will begin Feb. 9th and run for two days.
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The lucky winner will receive a beautiful large Spanish olive tray, a gorgeous addition to any kitchen.

Which living room do you lust after?

Which would you choose?

Good evening from icy, snowy, messy New York.  Yesterday it was snow, today we are in the midst of a serious snow/ice storm. CRAZY weather, this is a winter surely to go down in the history books! I am so over winter, and praying for an early spring. Moving along…..

I cannot tell you how touched I was by all of the comments regarding my empty nester post yesterday and all the emails I received too…not only did you offer such  amazing and encouraging advice but honestly the kindness bestowed upon me brought tears to my eyes, thanks to you I am now feeling a wee bit more optimist about my soon to be empty nester status:) Whether you are an empty nester, soon to be one, or still have little ones at home…..reading over the comments is heartwarming and if you have an extra few minutes, I really encourage you to do so (click here). They would make a wonderful book! Thank you, I know I will refer back to it time and time again:)

So imagine this, the furniture fairy has paid you a visit…she is going to grant you with one wave of her wand a brand new fully done up living room! So imagine for a minute, one of these gets to be yours…which would it be? I set it up poll style…and since there are so many pretties, you can vote for two, so think hard:)

CHOICE 1
 Arch Digest
 CHOICE 2
CHOICE 3
CHOICE 4
 Atlanta Homes
CHOICE 5
Elle Decor
CHOICE 6
 Thomas Pheasant
CHOICE 7
CHOICE 8
Phoebe Howard
CHOICE 9
Rinfret
CHOICE 10
 Sandra Nunnerly
CHOICE 11
Thomas O Brien
CHOICE 12
Barry Dixon
CHOICE 13
Shannon Bowers
CHOICE 14
William Eubanks
CHOICE 15
CHOICE 16
Barbara Barry
Well certainly some gorgeous rooms! I tried to include several styles so hopefully something for everyone, it will be fun to see which comes out on top! Remember you can choose two faves…..thanks for stopping in and wishing you a fabulous day! Hope the sun is shining wherever you are …………..please some over this way!

Don’t forget, only a few more days to submit your pics!

My new contest is called Kitchen Love. A subject near and dear to our hearts, the heart of the home. Send in your pictures of your kitchen or it can be a snippet of your kitchen, something that makes your kitchen special and beautifully yours. I cannot wait to start getting the entries! Rules are-

Max. two pictures per entrant
They must be your pictures (not taken off the internet)
Please send your pictures to theenchantedhome@gmail.com
You must put Kitchen Love in subject line to insure it is received and included
I am accepting pictures as of today and the deadline is Feb. 8th
 
The contest will begin Feb. 9th and run for two days.
 
The lucky winner will receive a beautiful large Spanish olive tray, a gorgeous addition to any kitchen.

Which would you choose and 2 winners!

Good morning! Before we begin, I want to announce the two lucky winners of the French apron and monogrammed soaps! Thanks for helping me celebrate my two year anniversary,? I was so touched by all of your kind words. Congratulations goes to……??


For the french apron, the winner is….


Result:
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Happy New Year and Happy Anniversary! Your home is wonderful. I was so pleasantly surprised at Christmas by my two closest friends. They gave me the fabulous silver planter I have had my eye on for the longest time! I can’t wait to use it. So my next want from the store is one of the smaller silver planters. This is a bad (wonderfully bad) place for me! Thank you.
Patricia B
And the monogrammed soaps goes to….
?Result:
36?
OMG- You are an amazing decorator and your house looks gorgeous! Happiest of New Year’s!!!
linda,ny

Please contact me here so I can get your shipping information and these goodies can be on their way!


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So how is 2013 treating you so far? With the exception of my husband coming down with pneumonia, it was a wonderful holiday season. Funny,? New Years day unexpectedly ended up being one of the best days. First off, ? it was the first day in 8 days that hubs felt up to getting fully dressed and coming downstairs, then it was a continuation of our movie marathon, we watched Dances with Wolves, Meet Joe Black, Under the Tuscan Sun? and a few others, all the while I was cooking the entire day (but really loving it) I made beef stew, paninis, homemade basked mac, even small apple tarts..yes I was on a roll! My husband spent a lot of time exploring my blog and was thoroughly entertained and it was just a great family day, alongside a roaring fire, it was spent at home enjoying each others company….it was cold outside but really warm and cozy inside. So life is slowly getting back to normal after the holiday blizzard (not literal but the whirlwind). I have yet to take down any decorations…thinking I will give it another week, not quite ready to say goodbye to the magic of Christmas or the hard work I put into it:)

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Today’s Which Would You Choose is a fun one. Roll with me here……the designer fairies have paid you a visit. Hey, its a new year…time for a change, right? They have told you that you get to have one designer of your choosing redo your entire home soup to nuts. Only catch? You cannot have any say, you are at their talented mercy and must go on a little “vacay “for a week while they work their magic. Which of these talented tastemakers would you trust to redo your entire home? Many if not most you know, but I have also included two pictures of their work that I think? represents their style. This is a tough one, though I think I have it narrowed down to two. No wait, I mean three. OK, two. Here we go…..so which would you choose!?

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CHOICE 1? Mary McDonald




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CHOICE 2? David Easton




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CHOICE 3 Meg Braff

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CHOICE 4 Cathy Kincaid



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CHOICE 5?? Bunny Williams



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CHOICE 6? Sandra Nunnerly



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CHOICE 7?? Thomas Pheasant



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CHOICE 8?? Phoebe Howard

CHOICE 9 ? Thomas O Brien

CHOICE 10?? Ashely Whittaker

CHOICE 11? John Jacob

CHOICE? 12? Jan Showers

?CHOICE 13 ? Charles Faudree

CHOICE? 14 ? McAlphine, Booth and Ferrier

CHOICE? 15?? Barry Dixon


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OK, I take it back, I don’t? have it narrowed down to 2 after all. Sorry, too much talent? to choose but if forced, I guess I could narrow it down and let them work their magic. So now its your turn….who are you turning over your casa to?? I cannot wait to see the results..this should be fun and interesting! Thanks always for stopping in and wishing everyone a fabulous day.

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Which would you choose and 2 winners!

Good morning! Before we begin, I want to announce the two lucky winners of the French apron and monogrammed soaps! Thanks for helping me celebrate my two year anniversary,  I was so touched by all of your kind words. Congratulations goes to……  
For the french apron, the winner is….
Result:

Happy New Year and Happy Anniversary! Your home is wonderful. I was so pleasantly surprised at Christmas by my two closest friends. They gave me the fabulous silver planter I have had my eye on for the longest time! I can’t wait to use it. So my next want from the store is one of the smaller silver planters. This is a bad (wonderfully bad) place for me! Thank you.
Patricia B
And the monogrammed soaps goes to….
 Result:
36 
OMG- You are an amazing decorator and your house looks gorgeous! Happiest of New Year’s!!!
linda,ny

Please contact me here so I can get your shipping information and these goodies can be on their way!

 
 
So how is 2013 treating you so far? With the exception of my husband coming down with pneumonia, it was a wonderful holiday season. Funny,  New Years day unexpectedly ended up being one of the best days. First off,   it was the first day in 8 days that hubs felt up to getting fully dressed and coming downstairs, then it was a continuation of our movie marathon, we watched Dances with Wolves, Meet Joe Black, Under the Tuscan Sun  and a few others, all the while I was cooking the entire day (but really loving it) I made beef stew, paninis, homemade basked mac, even small apple tarts..yes I was on a roll! My husband spent a lot of time exploring my blog and was thoroughly entertained and it was just a great family day, alongside a roaring fire, it was spent at home enjoying each others company….it was cold outside but really warm and cozy inside. So life is slowly getting back to normal after the holiday blizzard (not literal but the whirlwind). I have yet to take down any decorations…thinking I will give it another week, not quite ready to say goodbye to the magic of Christmas or the hard work I put into it:)
 
Today’s Which Would You Choose is a fun one. Roll with me here……the designer fairies have paid you a visit. Hey, its a new year…time for a change, right? They have told you that you get to have one designer of your choosing redo your entire home soup to nuts. Only catch? You cannot have any say, you are at their talented mercy and must go on a little “vacay “for a week while they work their magic. Which of these talented tastemakers would you trust to redo your entire home? Many if not most you know, but I have also included two pictures of their work that I think  represents their style. This is a tough one, though I think I have it narrowed down to two. No wait, I mean three. OK, two. Here we go…..so which would you choose! 
 
 
 
CHOICE 1  Mary McDonald

 
CHOICE 2  David Easton

 
 
CHOICE 3 Meg Braff

 
 
 
CHOICE 4 Cathy Kincaid

 
 
CHOICE 5   Bunny Williams

 
 
CHOICE 6  Sandra Nunnerly

 
 
CHOICE 7   Thomas Pheasant

 
 
CHOICE 8   Phoebe Howard

CHOICE 9   Thomas O Brien

CHOICE 10   Ashely Whittaker

CHOICE 11  John Jacob

CHOICE  12  Jan Showers

 CHOICE 13   Charles Faudree

CHOICE  14   McAlphine, Booth and Ferrier

CHOICE  15   Barry Dixon

 
 
OK, I take it back, I don’t  have it narrowed down to 2 after all. Sorry, too much talent  to choose but if forced, I guess I could narrow it down and let them work their magic. So now its your turn….who are you turning over your casa to?  I cannot wait to see the results..this should be fun and interesting! Thanks always for stopping in and wishing everyone a fabulous day.
 
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Come on a magic carpet ride and a major Safavieh giveaway!!

Happy Monday. Its time for an amazing giveaway open to all readers/subscribers of my blog. This is a really exciting giveaway and to boot, everyone wins something even if you don’t snag the “grand prize” (details below). Safavieh has generously donated this fabulous rug as a giveaway!! ?This contest will run until Friday, which is when I will announce the lucky winner. Thursday night is the deadline for all entrants, ?all details are on the bottom of this post as to how to enter.
I am sure many of you know of Safavieh, a preeminent source for spectacular rugs and a seemingly endless array of gorgeous furniture of literally every style. Not to mention their wonderful line of designers own products by the likes of David, Easton Thomas OBrien, Martha Stewart, Jamie Drake, Suzanne Kasler, and Thom Felicia…an all star cast! Love this rug as the giveaway!

How beautiful is this gorgeous blue and cream 6×9 dhurrie rug? Some lucky winner is going to win this on Friday! (padding included) ?Thanks Safavieh!

Rugs…….who doesn’t love a rug? The term “magic carpet” is no joke….they truly have the ability to add a little magic to a room. The perfect way to start with any room, the carpet is often the foundation on which a room is built/created. It is often the very inspiration for how the room evolves and in virtually any project i have been involved with, under ideal circumstances, we have begun with the rug.
When you take them out of a room the room suddenly looks a little naked, don’t you think? The beauty of rugs is that with the vast array of styles and colors (and prices), there is truly something out there….. for every possible style, modern and sleek to traditional and old world, fresh and crisp to nautical and charming…..today in conjunction?with this amazing giveaway, lets take a look at some rooms that have successfully used the rug to pull the room together. What do you think? Are you a rug lover too?

Linda Floyd used a beautiful red Persian design rug to add warmth and color to this fabulous room
Love this beautiful geometric runner and always like a rug in a hallway to cozy things up, James Michael Howard
Barbara Barry practically pioneered the tonal transitional sophisticated look….love her rug here, works perfectly in this space
Love this beautiful sunny dining room, the rug brings in the warmth and personality, Serela
Wouldn’t have thought of it, but these three antique Persian rugs work beautifully in Ellen Degeneres’s kitchen, AD
Always been a fan of Ralph Lauren gorgeous inviting study and the magnificent antique Heriz rug….stunning!
Rugs are the perfect accessory for a front or side entry, practical and to add warmth to a space
Who said rugs are just for indoors! Love the dhurrie with this chic seating arrangement, West Elm
Love the clean crisp vibe with the elegant grays and whites tied in beautifully with this Thomas O Brien room and rug.

Adore these colors, Linda Floyd married the perfect rug with this gorgeous room

Even in more transitional spaces, a rug works….here they used a very large sculpted tonal rug, Fisher Weisman
Love rich colored rugs on dark wood floors as shown in this exquisite foyer, Linda Floyd
Love the way this geometric rug with cools and warms adds the perfect balance to this very glamorous room, Veranda
I think there is something charming about seeing an oriental rug in a bathroom, do you?
Love all the warm colors in this rug, the melon tones of the rug are in perfect harmony with this gorgeous room that feels sunlit, Arch Digest
Love this zebra striped tonal rug by Martha Stewart, a great rug for a more transitional environment
How bare and cold would this room look without a rug? It makes the space……..
An old world library and oriental rugs go together like popcorn and butter, Old House Journal
Love mixing a bold geometric pattern in the rug with a very traditional room, Asmara
Love this beautiful breakfast room setting with the striped dhurrie rug….charming!
Kendall Wilkinson used this beautiful neutral bold patterned rug in this beautiful room of tonal upholstered furniture
Adore this magnificent room which is complimented by the rich jewel tones of this exquisite rug, McAlpine, Booth and Ferrier
Love how this gold hued rug with touches of red pick up the beautiful reds of this gorgeous room, Sherill Canet
Susan Lovell?used a beautiful Persian rug to create maximum drama in this penthouse foyer
Now onto the loot and the low down on how to get your hands on your very own rug!
To enter the giveaway, visit www.safaviehhome.com come back here and tell me your favorite item on their site……if you want a second chance, visit them on Facebook and tell them the same thing, click here. ?YOU MUST MENTION YOU ARE FROM THE ENCHANTED HOME. LOVE this rug……the colors, the design, everything! I could easily design a room around this rug.
As far as the gift, that Safavieh has so kindly given to each and every one of you……..Safavieh has ?very generously given each and everyone of you, The Enchanted Home readers only, a special gift. A one time 20% off of anything on their site, and there is A LOT to love, trust me!! So put your shopping face on and click on over to see what makes your heart sing.?(The discount starts today at 12pm until midnight on Friday). The code for the discount is “enchanted”. This offer is good until Friday.?
Thank you Safavieh for this very kind offer!!
Since I am in a chair mode lately..here are a few of my faves from Safavieh….

So much to love! Good luck to you and hope you have a fabulous day. Until next time………

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www.safaviehhome.com

Come on a magic carpet ride and a major Safavieh giveaway!!

Happy Monday. Its time for an amazing giveaway open to all readers/subscribers of my blog. This is a really exciting giveaway and to boot, everyone wins something even if you don’t snag the “grand prize” (details below). Safavieh has generously donated this fabulous rug as a giveaway!!  This contest will run until Friday, which is when I will announce the lucky winner. Thursday night is the deadline for all entrants,  all details are on the bottom of this post as to how to enter.
I am sure many of you know of Safavieh, a preeminent source for spectacular rugs and a seemingly endless array of gorgeous furniture of literally every style. Not to mention their wonderful line of designers own products by the likes of David, Easton Thomas OBrien, Martha Stewart, Jamie Drake, Suzanne Kasler, and Thom Felicia…an all star cast! Love this rug as the giveaway!

How beautiful is this gorgeous blue and cream 6×9 dhurrie rug? Some lucky winner is going to win this on Friday! (padding included)  Thanks Safavieh!

Rugs…….who doesn’t love a rug? The term “magic carpet” is no joke….they truly have the ability to add a little magic to a room. The perfect way to start with any room, the carpet is often the foundation on which a room is built/created. It is often the very inspiration for how the room evolves and in virtually any project i have been involved with, under ideal circumstances, we have begun with the rug.
When you take them out of a room the room suddenly looks a little naked, don’t you think? The beauty of rugs is that with the vast array of styles and colors (and prices), there is truly something out there….. for every possible style, modern and sleek to traditional and old world, fresh and crisp to nautical and charming…..today in conjunction with this amazing giveaway, lets take a look at some rooms that have successfully used the rug to pull the room together. What do you think? Are you a rug lover too?

Linda Floyd used a beautiful red Persian design rug to add warmth and color to this fabulous room
Love this beautiful geometric runner and always like a rug in a hallway to cozy things up, James Michael Howard
Barbara Barry practically pioneered the tonal transitional sophisticated look….love her rug here, works perfectly in this space
Love this beautiful sunny dining room, the rug brings in the warmth and personality, Serela
Wouldn’t have thought of it, but these three antique Persian rugs work beautifully in Ellen Degeneres’s kitchen, AD
Always been a fan of Ralph Lauren gorgeous inviting study and the magnificent antique Heriz rug….stunning!
Rugs are the perfect accessory for a front or side entry, practical and to add warmth to a space
Who said rugs are just for indoors! Love the dhurrie with this chic seating arrangement, West Elm
Love the clean crisp vibe with the elegant grays and whites tied in beautifully with this Thomas O Brien room and rug.

Adore these colors, Linda Floyd married the perfect rug with this gorgeous room

Even in more transitional spaces, a rug works….here they used a very large sculpted tonal rug, Fisher Weisman
Love rich colored rugs on dark wood floors as shown in this exquisite foyer, Linda Floyd
Love the way this geometric rug with cools and warms adds the perfect balance to this very glamorous room, Veranda
I think there is something charming about seeing an oriental rug in a bathroom, do you?
Love all the warm colors in this rug, the melon tones of the rug are in perfect harmony with this gorgeous room that feels sunlit, Arch Digest
Love this zebra striped tonal rug by Martha Stewart, a great rug for a more transitional environment
How bare and cold would this room look without a rug? It makes the space……..
An old world library and oriental rugs go together like popcorn and butter, Old House Journal
Love mixing a bold geometric pattern in the rug with a very traditional room, Asmara
Love this beautiful breakfast room setting with the striped dhurrie rug….charming!
Kendall Wilkinson used this beautiful neutral bold patterned rug in this beautiful room of tonal upholstered furniture
Adore this magnificent room which is complimented by the rich jewel tones of this exquisite rug, McAlpine, Booth and Ferrier
Love how this gold hued rug with touches of red pick up the beautiful reds of this gorgeous room, Sherill Canet
Susan Lovell used a beautiful Persian rug to create maximum drama in this penthouse foyer
Now onto the loot and the low down on how to get your hands on your very own rug!
To enter the giveaway, visit www.safaviehhome.com come back here and tell me your favorite item on their site……if you want a second chance, visit them on Facebook and tell them the same thing, click here.  YOU MUST MENTION YOU ARE FROM THE ENCHANTED HOME. LOVE this rug……the colors, the design, everything! I could easily design a room around this rug.
As far as the gift, that Safavieh has so kindly given to each and every one of you……..Safavieh has  very generously given each and everyone of you, The Enchanted Home readers only, a special gift. A one time 20% off of anything on their site, and there is A LOT to love, trust me!! So put your shopping face on and click on over to see what makes your heart sing. (The discount starts today at 12pm until midnight on Friday). The code for the discount is “enchanted”. This offer is good until Friday. 
Thank you Safavieh for this very kind offer!!
Since I am in a chair mode lately..here are a few of my faves from Safavieh….

So much to love! Good luck to you and hope you have a fabulous day. Until next time………

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www.safaviehhome.com