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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The Gosfam said...

It said I am:

Leslie, you are a Country Casual

Your home expresses your open, easygoing approach to life. .....

I agree with it for the most part, but not sure I have a set style.

mattles22@Yahoo.com

Amato family said...

Mine was earthy modern.
sd2sf@comcast.net

Chelle said...

I'm Global Casual...and after reading it I agree!

Fun quiz--even if I don't win I've still learned something and am definitely bookmarking my results.

Thanks, Jen!

leoandchelle at yahoo dot com

ciara said...

ciara, you are a Global Casual

Your home is warm and inviting, and expresses your curiosity and zest for life. You have wide-ranging interests, and an appreciation for many different cultures and ways of life. You bring a sense of the far-flung world into your home through its d├ęcor through unique or artisan-made treasures. Objects in your home tend to reflect your personality, your passions, your values, and your eclectic interests. This gives your home a sense of intrigue and comfort.

You value order. You feel happiest if your home is well organized. You understand that when your house is in order, your mind feels clearer. Rather than a lot of meaningless objects or overly-designed items, you are happier with a few well-placed things. Your home is your respite from a busy life. Try to avoid letting things into your home that you don't really love.

this is pretty much right, tho i'm not one to keep away the clutter. i also saw the color palette on the side they give you w quiz...it's about right, too lol

ciara said...

here's the tweet:o)

http://twitter.com/ciaraj13/statuses/4050184383

Diane said...

i'm glamorous classic! sounds about right. :)

jane said...

Nice Blog!! Casamodern is one of the Furniture Retail Store which has huge collection of furnitures.

Chrissy MacCEO said...

My result was Bohemian Casual - I don't really even know what that is so I guess I should read more and take a trip into Home Goods myself! LOL! I LOVE decorating and I LOVE Home Goods, too!

tinahead81 said...

tina, you are a Country Casual
Your home expresses your open, easygoing approach to life. You love unique finds, and can turn a few mismatched garden chairs or floral teacups into a charming arrangement. You appreciate a pretty mix of relaxed pieces, like painted wood or weathered furniture, lovely florals and other patterns, lots of throws and pillows, mementos and bunches of fresh flowers that give your home a unique sense of breeziness and charm.

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.

Kim said...

My style is: Country Classic
TRUE!

MOMMY-MOMO said...

I love homegoods! My style is: morgan, you are a COUNTRY CASUAL

mommy-momo@live.com

Emilie said...

I am Earthy Casual. Thanks so much for the chance! The quiz was fun too!

Emilie said...

I tweeted!
http://twitter.com/BabyLovingMama/status/4054616444

NL6369 said...

I am Country Casual, fits me perfectly, fun quiz

NL6369 said...

I tweeted (twittered? twitted?) http://twitter.com/eyzofblu63/status/4055375420

Classy Fab Sarah said...

My style is Glamorous Classic - love that!

HomeGoods is my FAVORITE store... I could spend hours browsing all the fun stuff they have. You never know what you're gonna find!!

jayro9557 said...

I'm Elegant Classic.

Annette D said...

I took the quiz and it said Annette, you are an Earthy Casual.
I agree.
jedoggett@embarqmail.com

Annette D said...

tweeted http://twitter.com/annedoggett/statuses/4056185819
jedoggett@embarqmail.com

Shannon said...

I'm Global Casual!

nuthouseshannon(at)gmail(dot)com

judybrittle said...

Mine was Global Casual and that my home is warm & inviting. That is exactly the style I was trying for.
What a wonderful giveaway! Thank you!

judybrittle said...

I forgot @themomjen in my first tweet
so I tweeted again
http://twitter.com/kewpiedoll04/status/4058400213

Kristi said...

Earthy Casual

Love Home Goods! And what a neat contest.

cdziuba said...

I am Country Classic. cdziuba@aol.com

cdziuba said...

tweeted http://twitter.com/cdziuba/status/4058563456

cdziuba said...

blogged http://ceeceeblogger.blogspot.com/2009/09/therapeutic-lite-home-goods-giveaway.html

Verging on 40 said...

My result was Country Classic!

Kathleen W. said...

I love Home Goods! They have such great finds.

My style is Country Eclectic. Seems pretty right on.

Tuesday Girl said...

I am glamorous classic and I think that is about right!

We LOVE Home Goods and have been shopping there for over 6 years!

the Provident Woman said...

I'm Earthy Casual.
mary@theprovidentwoman.com

Coupon Clippin' Mommy said...

Stephanie, you are an Elegant Classic

Coupon Clippin' Mommy said...

tweeted here:

http://twitter.com/CouponClippin/status/4059148204

1agordon said...

I'm Global Casual.

Betty N said...
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M3 said...

I'm an Earthy Casual, but I have to admit that I didn't know how the heck to answer some of those questions.

ronald said...

earthy casual so it's right on

Lynsey said...

I'm a global casual.

Not really sure about the global part but I took it twice and came up with the same answer both times. So maybe global is right?

Domestic Goddess said...

country eclectic. The Eclectic part is right!

3girlspr said...

I am Earthy Casual, I wish I had the knack of decorating my house like that! actually the top half of my room is decorated. Everything that is within childrens reach is sort of bare! This could help out a lot ! thanks!

Jeannine @ Small and Chic said...

I'm elegant classic...which fits pretty well. I was wondering where they were going with some of the questions, but the outcome was pretty much spot on!

Headless Mom said...

I'm country casual, too. Doesn't that mean "hand-me-down" heaven?

ZDub said...

Earthy Casual! You did a great job!

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

Country Eclectic. Which translates to: she collects a lot of crap, I mean stuff. Fits me to a tee!!!

Lori McCaffrey said...

Elegant Classic

Emily said...

Country Casual

rrshep said...

I'm Country Casual. Sounds comfy and welcoming.

arochel52@hotmail.com

rrshep said...

I tweeted the giveaway at http://twitter.com/arochel52/status/4061209550.

arochel52@hotmail.com

Deb said...

I am Earthy Casual... so true!!!

High-Heeled Foot in the door said...

What Fun! I wish Home Goods was knocking on my door with a $500 gift card. Wow I just like dreaming about that!
I took the quiz and I'm glamorous classic. It pretty much nailed it on the head!

Lori said...

It says I am Bohemian Classic...and I have to agree! But I think there are so many different ways to describe styles.

Bingham said...

I'm a Country Casual, too. Wow, a leather chair for $250 - that was a find!

Anne L. said...

I'm Earthy Casual!
as5683@comcast.net

Linh C. said...

My style is Elegant Classic. Going to explore this further. Thanks!

chanteusevca said...

What a wonderful transformation! You were able to get so many wonderful things at Homegoods at amazing savings.

The quiz says I'm a "Glamorous Classic" which is pretty accurate although I don't feel my living area reflects that right now. I need a trip to Homegoods to vamp it up considerably!

~ Victoria

Mel4Him said...

My style was Global Casual

Pam said...

Earthy Casual

blueviolet said...

I'm Earthy Casual.
doot65[at]comcast{dot}net

KH9107 said...

I got Elegant Classic. I agree with that. The true test will be decorating my new home- We're moving in next week!!

rockle said...

country casual.

Franca said...

Elegant Modern

Carroll said...

Global Casual -- here from Bossy's place, and I've bookmarked your blog for further perusal. Thanks!

Jennifer said...

Here from Rhoda's blog initially! Fun giveaway! My quiz said that I am "glamorous classic", which is great if I was allowed to decorate my way....four kids, two dogs and one husband dominate here! =)
Thanks for hosting the giveaway!
Jennifer @ Fiddle Dee Dee

smalltownmom said...

Global casual.

Beth said...

According to the quiz, I am Country Classic. I'm looking at my open kitchen/dining/living area as I type and I see: samplers hanging on the walls, ruffled floral valances, oak cabinets with arched doors...yeah, maybe they're onto something. :)

Thanks so much for the chance to win!

Tracy said...

Global casual...what??

alli said...

I got Bohemian Classic.

Intisar said...

It says I am Earthy Casual, which I can kinda understand. If only I could interpret my rooms into this.

Leah Rubin said...

I am Country Casual... Now I just have to find out which country...

Funny, I always thought I was Early Chaos...

Pat said...

I'm Country Casual, which is sooo true - I'm all about comfort!

homeblessings said...

I'm Global Casual

Pam said...

I'm Country Casual- perfect! And the colors were right on- warm yellows, creams, muted oranges... love them!

wpoquinn@aol.com

Tracey said...

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

notmuchofacook said...

I am country casual.

peg42 said...

Thanks so much for this giveaway. It said that I was Country Casual. Thanks.

shannons said...

I'm Country Classic (at least for today!)

mverno said...

earthy casual mverno@roadrunner.com

metalmomma said...

I am Elegant Modern

Jaydubs said...

Earthy Modern (aka, thrift-store and craft junkie).

Merrie said...

Wow, I'm Bohemian Eclectic! It picked the right colors for me, too. By the way, I LOVE your new corner -- well done!! Can't wait to see what else you may do. :)

Enchantresses Three said...

I am Glamorous Eclectic!

livetoread said...

It says I am Elegant Classic.

TMA said...

I am also earthy casual...pretty right on!

Palmerck@yahoo.com said...

I am earthy casual- as anyone would have guessed with just one look at my place!

alycep said...

Well I am an Earthy Casual and being a Taurus that would make sense. I love Home Goods!


apoalillo at hotmail dot com

Cathy said...

I am Elegant Classic

Jessica said...

Earthy Casual Here!

Becky said...

Earthy Casual

Nancy said...

Country Casual _ I would agree with that!

Susan said...

Earthy Casual....
suz525@aol.com

suburban prep said...

I have been classified as Earthy Casual.

Suzanne said...

i am earthy casual! loved the stuff you got for your place!

suzsteece@hotmail.com

MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

Bohemian Eclectic

Kay said...

Kay, you are an Elegant Classic

KK said...

Elegant Classic...who would a thunk it?

confused said...

Earthy casual too! Better than "Early 70's Miscellaneous"

linda said...

Elegant Classic. prlin at suddenlink dot net

April in CT said...

I'm Bohemian Classic..interesting.

jw1966 said...

Country Classic...dead on!!!

grace said...

I got Elegant Classic, which I don't think is right at all, actually.

Michelle B said...

Earthy casual - I am not surprised :)

Beth said...

Elegant Classic, which is spot on.

llinda29 said...

I am Country Classic

Erin said...

I'm earthy casual. Yup!

Jill said...

Earthy Casual!

Janet said...

Country Classic. I'd like to see what a country casual is since I feel more like a casual than a classic. Otherwise pretty right-on.

Diana said...

I am a country casual girl

Emily said...

I came up Earthy casual as well. :)

blabla3269 said...

Im global casual LOL i always thought I was!

Beth said...

I am country classic.
reading44654@yahoo.com

Abigail said...

country casual and I like the way it sounds!

Stephanie said...

earthy casual and here I thought I was a modern girl
tvollowitz at aol dot com

lrbodine said...

Earthy Casual! Kind of surprising but I like it.

Bombtastic Belle said...

Earthy Casual :)

Rebekah said...

My result was Earthy Casual. And I would have to agree!
Like your before and afters!

Peggy said...

I am a Country Casual and that is so me!
Thanks for this awesome giveaway!
matternu@aol.com

Nad said...

It says I'm Country Casual~ =) Sounds nice!

treflea4 at gmail dot com

Rebekah said...

I tweeted too!
james1vs27
Check out what http://therapeuticadfree.bl... did with a Home Goods gift card! You could win a gift card too!

Lisa said...

I'm a Country Casual :)

Lisa B.
lisabradford101@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I'm country casual..which I agree to...to a point! I like your after!

:) Jan
jfhamill@yahoo.com

melody said...

i am country casual.

panicxduh said...

GLOBAL CASUAL

i've upgraded my styles throughout the years::
=]

Southerner said...

I am country casual.

Victoriousness said...

I'm earthy casual. Thanks for doing this! vicki 1818 at g mail dot com

Michele said...

I am Earthy Casual.

sweepmom said...

Elegant Classic here ;)

nono said...

Country Casual. Which after reading their description is exactly right. I always called it Cottage-style.

fostertam said...

Earthly casual

Naomi B. said...

Bohemian Casual. I don't really know what that means.

OneHappyfamily said...

Country Casual here. Dead on!

buzzd said...

I am elegant classic

Kathryn said...

Bohemian Casual

Linz said...

I'm Glamorous Classic!

Bridget said...

Surprise surprise (not really): earthy casual.

clenna said...

I am a GLAMOROUS ECLECTIC - wow, I love the term.

clenna at aol dot com

Laura said...

I'm Earthy Casual, which fits perfectly with my personality and home!

Me Thinks said...

Earthy Casual here.
Hooray, leather!

Beth said...

Bohemian Classic!

So true! I’ll have to add a stop at HomeGoods to my to-do list this weekend.

Dorrie said...

I am Elegant Classic

Katwolftex said...

I am Country Casual.

LStewart said...

I am country casual and I think that pretty well describes my style.

Changing for the Better said...

I am Glamorous Eclectic...

Rachel said...

Earthy Casual. which fits.

Sue V. said...

Earthy Casual too. I am the mother of 4 kids under the age of 10. I have always classified my style as "Tidy, but played in"

Kristen said...

Bohemian Classic

Toni said...

I am Earthy Casual... I agree ;)

I am super excited, they are currently building a Home Goods in my town (next closest was 25mins away).

Sandi said...

Country Casual

Bebemiqui said...

My style turned out to be Global Casual, which does not surprise me since we do travel the world a lot.
bebemiqui82(at)yahoo(dot)com

Jenny said...

I'm Earthy Casual, just like you!

Terri said...

Love this contest and homegoods! I am Elegent Classic. Here's a link to my blog post and thanks!

http://lifecoachwannabe.blogspot.com/2009/09/im-elegant-classic-nice.html

pkzcass said...

Earthy Casual too. Love the chair!

kathy
pkzcass@yahoo.com

Krista said...

I am a Glamorous Classic - very accurate!

cathiem said...

I am Bohemian Casual.

aimee said...

I am Earthy Modern, which is totally true!!

athrahans(at)hotmail(dot)com

Heather said...

I am allegedly "Elegant Modern."

KSDallas said...

I am an Earthy Casual, too. Great minds think a like, right? he he.

Heather_myafbrats said...

I am country casual (ehh....). Thanks for the great giveaway!

Wildflower said...

Glamorous Eclectic

Malisa said...

I’m Earthy Casual as well. I love your new chair.

Kari said...

I'm Glamorous Classic!


Thanks

Stacey said...

I was Global Casual

amy said...

Country Casual.

Kara@ Creations by Kara said...

I took the quiz and found out I am Elegant Classic.

Andrea said...

Andrea, you are a Glamorous Classic

Melissa said...

took the quiz: Elegant Classic. yay! :)

Mari said...

I am Dramtic Modern!

runningmatey at hotmail dot com

Donatelli98 said...

Earthy Casual - donatelli98@cox.net

jmommi44 said...

I'm Earthy Casual. I hope I win your contest

Kerrie said...

I'm an Earthy Casual. Cool!

Sharon Harmon said...

I'm Country Casual! I was a little surprised by my results, but I like it! Thank you for the contest!
txgigggles@yahoo.com

Jami said...

I'm Country Casual! They had me pegged to a T!

Jami said...

Tweeted! http://twitter.com/confessionsSAHM/status/4084790270

Stacy said...

It says I am elegant modern. i dont know if its true, but I like it!!
stacyntx77@aol.com

CrystalGB said...

Global Casual. Thank you for the giveaway.

Crystal816{at}ucumberlands{dot}edu

Sbot said...

Earthy casual!

Anonymous said...

I'm Elegant Classic. I love the chair you got!

Maggie
broncs-70757(at)mypacks(dot)net

debiwelbon said...

I am bohemian casual!! :o)

Jean said...

I'm country casual

Sunnyvale said...

I'm a Country Classic

Erica C. said...

I was Earthy Casual too!
I love their stuff...and your toy corner looks so much better now!

Newlywed Next Door said...

Nice home makeover! I'm Elegant Modern!

Dee said...

I'm Earthy Casual and that is about right. It's hard to combine kids and design sometimes!

CAROLINA said...

This is a time I don't mind being labelled. I'm a Country Eclectic. It is a perfect description.

Krista said...

I'm earthy casual... and the part about being happiest when my home is well organized... amen! If only I could ever get there!
teacherkrista at gmail dot com

Erica said...

I am Earthy Casual...I have to say- that is pretty accurate!
erica.zimmerman@gmail.com

Erica said...

Tweeted: http://twitter.com/lacadazy/status/4091242654
erica.zimmerman@gmail.com

LiveLaughLoveCj said...

I am..... COUNTRY CASUAL

and I agree whole heartedly. I love the causal, feel at home, the moment you walk in, get lost in comfy, country eclectic.

BTW, love love LOVE Home Goods! We have a new one that just opened up around the corner from us. WOOT!

livelaughlovecj at gmail dot com

LiveLaughLoveCj said...

LiveLaughLoveCj Tweeted:

http://twitter.com/LiveLaughLoveCj/status/4091829594

Kim -today's creative blog said...
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Janet and Maya said...

Janet, you are an Earthy Casual

You're interested in creating a welcoming home where people feel comfortable and happiness flourishes.

Very true!

mayacarpenter at verizon dot net

Janet and Maya said...

tweet! http://twitter.com/janetmom2maya/status/4091932485

mayacarpenter at verizon dot net

FOR THE SAKE OF TIME said...

I am Elegant Casual but honestly, I love it all!

Charla

~heather.s said...

"Heather, you are an Elegant Classic" ...I wish!

Janet and Maya said...

blogged http://giveawaysonblogs.blogspot.com/2009/09/ends-101409.html
mayacarpenter at verizon dot net

Kim -today's creative blog said...

dang it, I forgot. It said I don't like cookie cutter rooms. So true.

lsfish said...

I was Global Casual

FruFrugal said...

I'm a Bohemian Classic!!! :)Love that quiz!!! @frufrugal

Smoochiefrog said...

I’m country casual.

Smoochiefrog said...

Here's my tweet:

http://twitter.com/Smoochiefrog/status/4093378674

megankortepeter said...

I was earthy modern. That's about right.

amy mayer said...

Earthy casual! (comment by bajjmayer@aol.com)

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