Feb 28 2011

Royale's YMC Reno Contest Part 2: Help A Girl Out!

Shopping at Pottery Barn Kids and Ikea for children's décor

by: Sarah Gunn

One of my favourite parts of decorating any space is the shopping.

The bedroom I am decorating for 7 year old Jessie is no exception. It doesn’t hurt that she is a like a mini me; she loves pink, flowers and is a total girly girl. Thank you to Royale for the renocation dream job!

As with any project, you need a starting point; a major element to act as inspiration for the rest of the space. I went shopping at two of my favourite stores, Pottery Barn Kids and Ikea to find some of the items on Jessie’s wish list.

Some choices are easy. Others are a little more difficult: like which desk I should choose or what style of dresser would suit the space.

Watch my scouting trip to Pottery Barn Kids and Ikea to see what I bought and what you can help me choose to make Jessie’s room perfect.

We're giving away a $300 Home Hardware gift card to five lucky mummies.

All you need to do to enter is:

1) Watch the video below to see what I bought and to hear my paint dilemma.
2) Go to our contest section and give me your decorating suggestions and advice!

 

If you want more information about the fantastic companies I used for Jessie's reno-cation, check out their websites: Pottery Barn Kids, Ikea, Benjamin Moore and 2 Guys Painting.

Once you've entered OUR contest, enter the Royale $25,000 Reno-cation contest for the chance to win a $10,000 Home Renovation of your choice and a $10,000 Dream Vacation to anywhere in the world. Plus 1 of 15 weekly prizes totalling $5,000!  Because no mummy should ever have to choose between a renovation or a vacation.

You have until May 29, 2011 to make your dreams come true!

 

 

 

 

 

 

This blog is proudly sponsored by the Royale $25,000 Reno-cation contest
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Feb 22 2011

Royale's YMC Reno Contest

decorating ideas for girls' rooms

by: Sarah Gunn

If you are anything like me you would never put toilet paper and interior design in the same sentence. But Royale has changed that for me forever. And they want to do the same for you. We are celebrating the Royale $25,000 Reno-cation contest by bringing it to life on my blog. Together.

Royale has made it possible for me to make a little girl’s dream come true, while also making one of mine come true at the same time! Erica Ehm’s daughter, Jessie, has never had new furniture. Her bedding is from Erica’s Much Music days. Her dresser and wardrobe have been passed down from her brother. But that is all about to change. Thanks to Royale, I am going to transform Jessie’s room into every little girl’s dream.

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We recently took a tour of Jessie’s room to see what works, what doesn’t and to find out what Jessie dreams about:

This is where you come in. I love chatting about design with friends. It is such a great opportunity to collect amazing ideas. So I'm going to give all of you arm chair designers a chance to get into the game. 

We're giving away a $300 Home Hardware gift card to five lucky mummies.

All you need to do to enter is:

1) Watch the video above where Jessie tells you what she'd like in her room,
2) Go to our contest section and give me your decorating suggestions and advice!

Plus I'll be incorporating some of your ideas into the room! 

Once you've entered OUR contest, enter the Royale $25,000 Reno-cation contest for the chance to win a $10,000 Home Renovation of your choice and a $10,000 Dream Vacation to anywhere in the world. Plus 1 of 15 weekly prizes totalling $5,000!  Because no mummy should ever have to choose between a renovation or a vacation.

You have until May 29, 2011 to make your dreams come true!

 

 

 

 

 

 

p.s.  Stay tuned to for the next YMC Reno blog post where I will share some of your ideas and start sourcing for Jessie’s soon to be amazing bedroom.

This blog is proudly sponsored by the Royale $25,000 Reno-cation contest
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Feb 11 2011

Decor Month at YMC

by: Sarah Gunn

Do you have a passion for all things pretty? Do you love talking interior design and decor trends? Are you super proud of your home? Then you have come to the right place!

March is decor month at YMC and we are looking for you to write articles.
 

You can write about any aspect of design:

-share the secret life of an interior designer
-show a before and after of a room in your home that you are proud of
-dish about your dream house
-teach us how to recreate your favourite DIY project
-talk about your favourite places to shop in your area for decor accessories
-vent about your decor pet peeves
-give some tips to homeowners about the basic rules of design
-have a room that needs some TLC but not sure where to start? Ask for feedback from readers
- share the your passion for eco-friendly design
-write about the services offered by decorators and/or designers
-warn others about your DIY disaster
-insert your amazing ideas here

Whether you are a decorator, a designer, a blogger or design addict, we want to hear from you! Writing an article for YMC is a great opportunity to reach a fabulous Canadian audience; it has been an amazing opportunity for me.

Click here to read the guidelines and click here to submit an article. If you have any questions drop me a comment or email me at sarah@yummymummyclub.ca.

Now stop reading and start writing!
 

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Sarah Gunn provides creative, beautiful decorating, and styling services. She is dedicated to creating spaces for clients that represent their personality and style in the most beautiful and functional way. Good design comes from the heart and Sarah dedicates herself to ensuring each project is happy-making. 

Sarah offers full decorating services, design consultations, e-design, and party styling. She has a special place in her heart for decorating children's rooms. Sarah is a regular design and DIY expert on Cityline and her design work has been featured in Today's Parent Magazine, Apartment Therapy, Houzz, PBteen, and HGTV.com

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