10.25.2010

giveaway: lovely nest decor

Today it makes me really happy to introduce Amy, a talented graphic designer with some wicked photography, crafting, and decorating skills on the side. Her cheerful blend of vintage and modern style leaves me smitten again and again and I can't seem to get enough of her pretty home + projects over at Shutterly Lovely. Amy recently launched Lovely Nest, an etsy shop devoted to cozy and colorful home decor.

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This week Amy is inviting us along on a tour of her hip first home in St. Louis, where she stylishly lives with her husband and dog.
PLUS I'm so excited to share that she is sweetly giving away one of her cozy yarn wreaths! (You pick!!!) Her designs are perfect for fall, holidays, or year 'round. There 3 ways to enter:

1. Visit Lovely Nest Decor and leave a comment below telling which wreath you love most.

2. Share a link to this giveaway on your blog, twitter, or facebook and leave an additional comment stating you did so.

3. Become a follower of Shutterly Lovely blog here OR twitter here (then leave a separate comment here if you did!)

The winner will be randomly picked and announced Friday morning 10/ 29. Good luck!
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Q|A with Amy:

1. What is your favorite space in your house & why?
It would probably be our master bedroom. I love our new bedding and I think it feels the most finished of all the rooms in the house. Plus, our bed is super comfy! There's also something nice about retreating to a room that doesn't have a TV in it, unlike the living room where we spend most of our time. 2. What is your favorite piece of furniture?
I don't feel like we have anything really unique, so probably our dining room buffet. It was our first major purchase after getting married and it made me feel like an adult. Nevermind the fact that the house purchase came first, but somehow that's seemed a little different. 3. What is your one design pet-peeve?
Purchasing a room right out of a catalog. It seems like an easy thing to do, but I like the idea of acquiring pieces over time to make the room feel collected rather than copy and pasted.
4. Is there a specific brand or designer that has most influenced your taste?
There are a lot of brands and designers I like, but I can't pinpoint one specific that has influenced my taste. I take a lot of inspiration from blogs and I think that gives me a variety of ideas and I go from there. If I had to pick a specific brand though, I love pretty much everything Dwell Studio does!

5. We non-graphic designers are always envious of well-designed blogs like yours. Any tricks of the trade to help us beautify our blogs without drowning in complicated html?
My web design secret is Squarespace. I love design, but like you, I don't want to get overwhelmed with code. Squarespace is super easy to use and you don't have to have a background in design to create something awesome.

Complete home tour | here
Furnishing sources | here
Lovely Nest shop | here
Shutterly Lovely blog | here

37 comments:

Robyn said...

love her wreathes - can't choose between the brown wreath and the white!

Allison said...

What fabulous style she has! Love it! Her wreaths are ADORABLE and I think the turquoise is my favorite. Crossing my fingers :)

aimee said...

The red wreath would be perfect for the upcoming holidays!

Amanda Joy said...

Yay! I'm a big fan of Amy and her new shop. Great to see her featured!

and I tweeted....
http://twitter.com/joy_ever_after

Mandy said...

i love the turquoise yarn wreath!!!

The Schommers said...

i agree the red holiday wreath would be fantastic for the upcoming season. i love the turquoise too. i will probably purchase one regardless if i win the giveaway (but still try to pick me!!)

Kacie Whigham said...

loving the Turquoise Yarn Wreath Door Decor! it totally matches the colors of our house!

Nikki said...

Love all the wreaths...but I think I'd go with the green one right now. I think I have a wreath fetish! I'm so glad you've introduced me to Amy--I'd never heard of her before! Yay for more homemaking eye candy!

Simply Live said...

Oh my goodness. I absolutely LOVE the turquois one. It would look fabulous on my front door. Thanks for introducing us to such awesome artists.

Jenny said...

I Love the turquoise wreath the most, but it was tough to choose!

Jenny said...

I posted a link on my blog!

Jenny said...

I became a follower

Biscuit said...

I love the white wreath with the sparkly green bird. My wedding cake was topped by similar bird ornaments and the wreath made me smile and think fondly back to my special day, I would love to hang it on my door!

Amanda said...

I narrowed it down to two: the red and the green holiday wreaths. Lovely!

Leslie said...

Ironically I found her link about a week ago and completely oogled these they are so lovely...

so I smirked today to see them again.

okay how do you choose, I like turqouise, yellow, or white. There is no choosing, I would simply be ecstatic for any....

Lindsay said...

I love all of the wreaths! I think the Turquoise is my favorite, but the red would be great for the holidays.

Lindsay said...

Also, following on twitter and tweeted about the giveaway.

Kelly said...

I love the red holiday wreath!

Kelly said...

I became a subscriber to shutterfly lovely.

Emily Ryan said...

I am totally inspired by Amy's blog! It's amazing how she decorated each room, each having it's own person touch. In love with the adorable fall wreaths!

Emily Ryan said...

I added Amy's etsy to my favorites and left a comment about her lovely shop. Can't wait to tell others about her cute items!

On Second Street said...

i love the turquoise one. i think i even have the perfect spot for it. love her blog too.

Cottage Mommy said...

I'd have to say the red one just because I have such a thing for red...they are all so pretty though!

ashlie elizabeth: said...

the turquoise wreath is gorgeous, but i'm hosting my first thanksgiving, and the brown wreath would add a certain something!! both are lovely :)

ps I am practically physically restraining myself from going to Target right now to recreate that adorable master bed.

radiantlaughs said...

Ah! I cannot decide!! I'll say the turquoise wreath!

radiantlaughs said...

Subscribed to blog!

radiantlaughs said...

Facebooked it!

Alivia said...

Following Shutterly Lovely on Twitter! :)

Alivia said...

I love the green wreath with the white accents, the "Green Holiday." It's beautifully simple!

Cherish Stockdale said...

I love the turquoise wreath!

Jen said...

Turquoise! Oh my goodness. Love that color, and the fall berries make it. :)

Jen said...

Also, just added the blog to my Google Reader and followed on Twitter. Yay! :)

Nell said...

What a beautiful house and the wreaths are so cute xx

Cara said...

I love the white and red wreath with the flower accents! It reminds me of Christmas :)

a midwestern belle said...

I became a follower of Shutterly Lovely!

summer said...

oh my goodness. LOVE this house! and i LOVE those wreaths! gorgeous! i'm crazy about the holiday red, but also loving the warm brown one, too.

Amanda said...

The turquoise yarn wreath is super cute.