Day 29: Giveaway – Featuring Designer Mailbag!!

Posted by

Who doesn’t love a giveaway?!? I can’t think of a better way to celebrate the final day of the 29 Days of Love series and Leap Day than helping a reader with a design dilemma and giving them a piece to get the room redo underway!

Thanks to all of you who submitted your design dilemmas! I love hearing from you and I wish I could choose every one of you for this month’s design sponsored by Oomph. Here’s the submission letter from this round’s winner:

Hi Tobi,

I would love your help! My dilemma is my living room. It is very traditional in style and I would like to freshen it with some more modern pieces that are also kid friendly.
I am also hoping that you can help me select a coffee table to make the room more entertaining friendly. Other items I have been thinking about are a desk lamp and art.
Again, I would be so thankful to have the benefit of your guidance. Looking at tables has been overwhelming and I just am not sure what would be right for this small space that we use often!

-Stacy; Washington, D.C. 

 Hi Stacy!

I am happy to help with this! It looks like you already have some good pieces in place, but just need the finishing touches you mentioned. Here’s what I envision for this area of the room.

Mixing vibrant shades of blue will give this room a friendly and welcoming feel that works for both children and adults. I definitely agree with you about a desk lamp and think this option from Mottega would be a perfect accent for the table and modern ghost chair you already own.

I also think swapping the existing mirror for a set of prints could give the room a bit more character. There are so many great prints available. I would suggest finding a set that speaks to you and coordinates with this palette to make the art more personal. To help you envision how this might look, here’s an example from one of my recent projects:


Introducing another color can also make the room feel more relaxed. Bring in a touch of green with these Signal Throw pillows from my home line.

Finally, this super chic, yet still kid friendly Fenwick coffee table (shown here in Navy with a Linen inlay) will pull the room together.

Oh yeah, and the best part…the coffee table is being given to you FREE of charge, courtesy of Oomph!! How’s that for jump-starting your room makeover?

Again, thanks so much to Oomph for sponsoring this Designer Mailbag! Please check out their website to see all the colorful options they have for tables, chairs and more at

 If you weren’t the lucky winner this time around, stay tuned… I’ll be announcing a new call for Designer Mailbag submissions soon!!



Follow Me on Pinterest

7 Responses to Day 29: Giveaway – Featuring Designer Mailbag!!

  1. Wow you are so talented! This revamp is gorgeous and I LOVE IT!

  2. wow…….wow……amzing ure skil…..

  3. Jae says:

    Great suggestions. And how cool is it that she was gifted the coffee table?!

  4. Great pics:) I really like your much nice inspiration. I wish you a lovely weekend.

    LOVE Maria at

  5. Franki Parde says:

    Your “room-re-do” looks fantastic! Really fresh and stylish. franki

  6. Love what you suggested! Easy additions to make her room pop!

  7. diane says:

    Lucky girl and so generous of you and Oomph…love your ideas especially the artwork placed on a grid like that. And the color scheme is so cool and refreshing. Hope she shares photos of the table in place.