Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Home Goods Has My Style!




This is a compensated review from BlogHer and HomeGoods

Raising 3 kids in the past 11 years has left my home decor pretty basic. Aside from removing some carpet for Pergo and painting half the interior, toys and simple, comfortable furniture rule our home. We mainly use family photographs to trim our walls and fall short in knowing about the latest trends.

I had the opportunity to work with BlogHer, Home Goods (a store where you can find up to 60% off brand name prices everyday) and the StyleScope Quiz to find out what type of home decorator I am. Here is my result..
Earthy Casual
You're interested in creating a welcoming home where people feel comfortable and happiness flourishes. You appreciate the warmth and individuality of natural materials and handcrafted things and are inspired by colors and forms from nature. You love mixing up different textures and are sensitive to the tactile qualities of objects. Your style is grounded and solid, not flighty or frilly. And you are never taken in by the trend of the moment.

You value comfort. Your home is a warm and open friendly place, and you feel happiest when everyone is cared for and relaxed in your space. Elements like pillows, throws, overstuffed furniture, and good lighting set the mood. You may also enjoy layering different fabrics or mixing patterns to create a cozy effect.
I was impressed. Home Goods knows me to a T. Given a gift card to the store, we needed to come up with a plan. Our living room (when tidy) has only a few couches and a lot of open floor space. Usually that space gets covered with toys. I envision a cozy corner for my husband and I to sit and read. A nice lamp and a comfortable chair would fit and with the soft lighting, we could use that area to read to our youngest at night.

Also, we need to take care of a space that we've neglected. Our tall walls include a large space above our fireplace that we often change with the seasons, but still don't cover effectively. We like the idea of a mirror in that spot. We have plenty of photo art, we want something different for the space.

Plan in mind, we headed to the store. With something for every room of the home including outdoor decor, we strolled around a bit and took it all in. Encountering clearance shelves, discounts galore, the brand names at affordable prices, we found ourselves in the furniture area and I immediately gravitated to a dark brown leather chair. $250! It was a steal for the soft polished leather, and the comfort was incredible. At first glance, you'd think it was stiff, but I sunk right in! Imagining the fall weather upon us, I chose a luxurious throw blanket made of polyester but felt like silk!
I must say I often got distracted by all the sales and especially the Cuisinart cookware, but my focus went back to my living room! I found what seems to be a bathroom accessory as my side table accessory, but at $79, the price was hard to beat. A shelf for holding a drink and late-night snack, a catch-all drawer and some shelves for books is what I had in mind. We vetoed a small table lamp when my hubby mention using the shelf for a glass of wine, and we began looking at the standing lamps. On clearance from $59, we walked away with a gorgeous lamp for $43. Finally we found such a variety of mirrors, round, rectangular, framed and for $40 found a 35"X 29" match. In all, we spent $432.96, original retail price totaled over $800. We saved nearly 50%!

Our finished looks...

Click to enlarge the before and after shot...
Thanks to Home Goods and BlogHer for an amazing opportunity! Now YOU can win a gift card for $100 to a HomeGoods store near you (one winner)!

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To enter to win a $100 HomeGoods gift card - take the StyleScope Quiz and tell me what your style is in the comments below - or you may leave a link to your post on your own blog in the comments below. You must do this first before any additional entries.

Rules:
* No duplicate comments.
* You may receive one additional entry by Tweeting this giveaway with @themomjen and a link to this post. You must leave a link in the comments.
* You may receive one additional entry by blogging about this contest including a link to this post. You must place a link to your post in the comments.
* This giveaway is open to US residents, aged 18 and over
* Winners will be selected via random draw, and will notified by e-mail.
* You have 48 hours to get back to me, otherwise a new winner will be selected.
*View the Official Rules here.

The contest will begin at September 16th and will end October 14th. Make sure that your e-mail is enabled in your profile, or is in your post. Anonymous comments are not allowed.

Check out what the rest of the BlogHer Reviewers found at HomeGoods - you've got 8 chances to win a $100 HomeGoods gift card.

665 comments:

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slehan said...

I'm Earthy Casual. Thanks for the contest.

Chris said...

took the quiz im I’m country casual. thanks for the chance to win eaglesforjack@gmail.com

Mishia said...

I got Bohemian Casual! Sounds just like me!
mishiareads(at)gmail(dot)com

beshe said...

I'm Global Casual

bemiss2@gmail.com

Ardy22 said...

According to their quiz, I am a Bohemian Eclectic

Ardy22 said...

tweeted

http://twitter.com/Ardy22/status/4858921941

Ardy22 said...

blogged the giveaway

http://ardy22.blogspot.com/2009/10/home-goods-has-my-style-giveaway.html

Catherine said...

Elegant Modern!

garlandofroses@gmail.com

Sandra K321 said...

I'm an earthy casual, which is probably the right choice for me. My tastes tend towards country and antique. Definitely a lived in feel.
seknobloch(at)gmail(dot)com

Renee said...

I seem to be Country Casual. Sounds about right to me! :)

courtney88 said...

I am Earthy Casual. Thanks for the great giveaway!

courtney88 said...

I am following and tweeted:
http://twitter.com/minnies779/statuses/4860188889

kngmckellar said...

gloria, you are a

Putting Your Style to Work!
With your style and needs in mind, here are a few tips that will help you make your home a little happier.

kngmckellar@hotmail.com

crystalf said...

Crystal, you are a Country Casual.

Thank you!

gillhome said...

I am country classic! sounds good!

purango said...

My style is Bohrmian Classic. garrettsambo@aol.com

*Kim* said...

Here's mine: Kimberly, you are an Earthy Casual
You're interested in creating a welcoming home where people feel comfortable and happiness flourishes...

Sounds about right :)

Kim
sunkissed212[at]yahoo.com

Mtlgrl4evr said...

Result:
Tiffany, you are an Earthy Casual

Mtlgrl4evr said...

tweet
http://twitter.com/Mtlgrl4evr/status/4861520240

susan1215 said...

I'm Earthy Casual

s2s2(at)comcast(dot)net

bkwrms78 said...

I am Earthy Casual.

jennem said...

I am Bohemian Eclectic!
Jennifer, jennem22 at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

It said I'm elegant modern. I would have bet I was techno chic or something. Interesting quiz. Thanks for the contest!

kanderspina~at~yahoo~dot~com

Terri L said...

I am earthy casual!

tlannan30[at]yahoo[dot]com

kathy pease said...

kathy, you are a Bohemian Classic

kathy pease said...

http://twitter.com/klp1965/status/4865094355

tanya said...

Earthy modern!

metrofmc at aol dot com

FDP 4 Life said...

i am a bohemian classic

FDP 4 Life said...

http://twitter.com/mrstls/status/4865373464

weblynx said...

Earthy Casual

weblynx at hotmail.com

WonderfullyMade729 said...

I'm earthy casual and it describes me to a tee! :)

luvtxess said...

global casual...right on!

WonderfullyMade729 said...

follow you on twitter and tweeted
http://twitter.com/tweet4sweeps/status/4865717453

Jennifer J said...

I am Country Classic. I guess that is pretty close to my style. Thanks!

Jennafer211 @ aol dot com

charity/ccboobooy said...

I'm Earthy Casual. (Who would thunk it?) Thanks


charisscharity (at) yahoo (dot) com

charity/ccboobooy said...

my tweet.

http://twitter.com/ccboobooy/status/4866314247


charisscharity (at) yahoo (dot) com

sibabe64 said...

Lisa , you are an Earthy Casual

http://www.homegoods.com/quiz.asp?q=QkJCQ0NFREFBQTY4NzQ

Deb K said...

Deb, you are a Bohemian Classic!

Thanks for the chance to win!

deb55106(at)gmail(dot)com

lilshuga2001 said...

I am an earthy modern!! yay!

Deb K said...

Tweet!
http://twitter.com/Deb55106/statuses/4867170993

Colin, Brandi, Dylan & Joshua said...

I'm a country classic... now if only my house looked like that!
brandimn6217 at gmail dot com

Dumaurier said...

I am country casual

dvice said...

I am an Elegant Classic

Katie said...

I am a Glamorous Classic. Fun quiz!

Aw, Crepe. said...

I'm earthy casual.

awcrepe@yahoo.com

Swtlilchick said...

The quiz said I am a a Bohemian Casual

CharlieGurl57@aol.com

Swtlilchick said...

Tweet:Swtlilchick
http://twitter.com/Swtlilchick/status/4869660253

CharlieGurl57@aol.com

Melissa M said...

I am a country casual. I like cottage cozy with everything organized.

Atreau said...

I am a Global Modern which is true because I have a lot of pieces from all over the world.

chazvgo said...

I am Elegant Classic :)

twifanheather said...

It says, "Heather, you are a Country Casual." I def. agree! I love the Happy Home Colors they suggested! :)

twifanheather said...

I tweeted!
http://twitter.com/_HeatherAnne_/status/4871449974

lilyk said...

My style is Country Eclectic.

Tracey said...

I'm Earthy Casual.
traymona[at]aol.com

Gianna said...

Elegant Classic :)

marjeannie said...

Bohemian Casual

Michelle @ Women Who Win said...

OOo, I'm Elegant Classic. :) Your living room looks sooooo awesome! --Michelle, blogattoday[-at]gmaildotcom

Michelle @ Women Who Win said...

Tweet! http://twitter.com/sweepstakesgirl/status/4877478196. :) --Michelle, blogattoday[-at]gmaildotcom

heatherzilla said...

Heather, you are a Global Casual

http://www.homegoods.com/quiz.asp?q=REJDQ0NCRENBQTI4MjQ

heatherzilla(at)care2(dot)com

Janette said...

I'm Glamorous Classic!
decadent87@gmail.com

Janette said...

tweeted - http://twitter.com/jsoldham/status/4877977002
decadent87@gmail.com

heatherzilla said...

Tweet:
http://twitter.com/heatherzilla8/statuses/4877912017

heatherzilla(at)care2(dot)com

Donna said...

My style is country eclectic.
donna444444@yahoo.com

Ashley said...

Love your blog! Mine said i was a Elegant Modern! Sounds about right to me!

Gina said...

I'm Earthy Casual

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