Thursday, October 14, 2010

First Impressions + Giveaway.

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Gwen undoubtedly has an innate sense of fashion and style. She never fails to make a great first impression, i’m sure. Thus, i wanted to use her clad in this smashing couture number as the introduction to this post about first impressions.

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Yes, i’m actually talking about foyers/hallways. Usually, they are the first part of the home that is seen upon entering and they tend to leave an impression as to what to expect in the rest of the home.

5322863 Foyers also tend to exude a wow factor because that first impression is oh so important.

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FirstImp7  Are you counting down to Christmas? Also,an orange front door is the epitome of a grand first impression in my book:-)

A recurring element in these foyers/hallways are console tables. These console tables vary in shapes, sizes and styles. In fact, i can’t imagine  not having a console table in my foyer. Besides helping us to facilitate that great first impression, console tables are invaluable for storage of items such as keys, etc. Therefore, imagine how lucky you are today because the kind folks from CSN are offering my dearest readers another opportunity to win a $60 gift certificate! You might choose to use it toward a purchase of a lovely console table. If that’s not on your list, CSN has a plethora of other products for you to choose from.

So here’s how you can enter to win the $60 CSN certificate…
Mandatory: 

#You have to be a follower of Design Addict Mom. If you’re not, you can remedy that by following me via google friend connect and let me know that you’re a new follower:-). Thank you!

For two additional entries:
#Tweet or Post on Facebook about this giveaway and let me know that you did

#Please include your email in the post(if your link doesn’t link to one) so I can find you if you win!  Thank you! Also don’t forget to head over to the CSN stores to check out their products.

This contest will end on Friday, October 22nd and the winner will be chosen at random.

PS: This giveaway is only open to US & Canadian residents.:-(

Thank you to CSN for another great giveaway here at Design Addict Mom!
Good Luck to all!!! XX
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172 comments :

  1. Gwen always looks amazing and this gown really suits her. I went for her concert a whole ago and she rocked it:)
    I am crazy about those gold-coloured fames. They make such a statment:)
    Kisses,sweetie

    Ps:I hope you had a chance to enter my Giveaway!

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  2. Seeing as I was lucky enough to win the last one, please don't put my name in. Just wanted to say that shocking pink foyer almost hurt my eyes but it does make me wonder what the rest of that house might look like!

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  3. Wow Gwen looks so amazing! And I love seeing pictures on foyers and console tables. I have one in my entry way and I could use some ideas of how to improve it. I'd love to replicate that picture with the bright orange hermes looking boxes!!!

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  4. This is reminding me I need to work on our foyer :)

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  5. count me in lova'! -- i could put that money to GOOOOOD use!!!!

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  6. Stacey, I'm loving that pic of Gwen and I'm in with your giveaway. I had my giveaway just last week, so hopefully I can buy some of that great stuff I've been eyeing for the holidays.

    Pick Me, Pick Me!!!!!! LOL''Love Lisa xx

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  7. Check my Tweet about this Giveaway @lesapea.

    Love Ya Stacey.

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  8. My foyer is in need of a complete makeover! I agree, it's a very important part of the house! Lovely pictures!

    xo

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  9. OOOh, I forgot my email: lisamarshall67@gmail.com,

    Lisa xx

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  10. Gwen is definitely a show stopper! I have my eye a table and chairs for the kitchen :)

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  11. Gwen is a lovely intro for all this gorgeousness :) Love those bright Hermes boxes and, sigh, if only my foyer looked like the one with the rattan & bamboo shades (or the one with the Union Jack pillow!) Gotta work on my 1st impressions! :)

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  12. im in, and already a follower!
    kcerrer@gmail.com

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  13. I'm a follower! Please enter me!

    Love the photos you picked for your post today. That fuchsia wall! Oh my! I'm in love! :) My house is an old 50s style box and unfortunately, I lack an actual foyer. I do my best for a good first impression, but I look forward to my dream house someday where I can really do it right!

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  14. I'm a gfc follower.

    hewella1 at gmail dot com

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  15. love the images you picked. Thank you for your comment. Lovely greetings from Germany

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  16. Well I thought I was a follower since I read your blog religiously so just in case I am now a follower. I love console tables they're so useful! Thanks for the giveaway!

    Debra,

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  17. All of these are wonderful, but i especially love the foyer, and of course the dress...AMAZING!!!

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  18. I tweeted http://api.twitter.com/Hillary82/status/27361544752

    hillaryanna at yahoo dot com

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  19. i LOVE the bright pink and the one with the orange under the table...i wish i had a permanent space to decorate! im following you now :)

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  20. As always,I follow you
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  21. Love that pink foyer, darling!
    Gorgeous post!
    Fab giveaway, too ~ I love CSN Stores!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  22. beautiful foyers!! I cant even pick a favorite they are truly awesome :)

    you are so right about Gwen... I think she is stunning!

    xo

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  23. i am your bff (best follower forever!)...loved all the entryways...so lovely...truly an introduction to one's home.

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  24. I love Gwen's fearless style. Collections of frames always makes a good backdrop in a hallway

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  25. I love the last picture... It's looked so gorgeous!!
    Thanks Stacey for always spoiling us by your wondwrful pictures.

    happy Friday!
    nensa

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  26. I'm a follower!
    --Brandy
    fosterbrandy(at)msn(dot)com

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  27. Hi Stacey!

    I follow :) I would tweet, but I don't twitter!! I will include you on a post and let you know.

    GC's are AWESOME!!

    XO,

    Kelly

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  28. Oh, I forgot to write: LOVE THAT HOT PINK in the foyer. I will never tire of that interior :)

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  29. Certainly love Gwen and that orange front door!

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  30. gwen's fab pic was the perfect way to start the post! the foyer truly does make a first impression. love the 3rd, 4th and 5th foyers. great giveaway! i'm following

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  31. i'm a follower so please do count me in!! and i love gwen - feel bad about all the gay hubby press lately. oy

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  32. Would LOVE to win this...gorgeous images here..as per usual!xx

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  33. I think Gwen is one of the most beautiful people. Did you know she's over 40?!

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  34. i seriously can't handle this!!!

    your blog has my head exploding with ideas for our new apartment :)

    i like the pink wall & the tree bench thingy!

    <3

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  35. p.s i tweeted about this giveaway :)

    i @ mentioned you!!

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  36. Thanks for doing the giveaway! I'll post on Twitter.

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  37. I follow your blog publicly via Google Friend Connect (CatalinaK).
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  38. I tweeted about the giveaway:
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  39. I visited the CSN Stores website and I must say that I'd truly like to be able to purchase their City Scene Damask Duvet set.

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    Love the dollhouse kits.

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  48. I'm a follower! I'd love to have a console table...I'll have to have a different house though :( I don't really have a foyer type space where I live.

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  67. I am a new follower! WOW. After looking at these photos, I feel bad about my shoddily decorated apartment. I guess I have a lot of re-decorating to do this week!
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  68. I am a follower one GFC and just to let you know Gwen is by far my favorite fashion icon of all time!

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  70. just became a follower - lovely blog!

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  72. new follower - your 400th!

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  74. Got to love Gwen and that is a really cool picture of her :)

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  75. Tweet: http://twitter.com/henglish/status/27826901335
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  78. I follow you via GFC. honeypie411 at yahoo dot com

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  79. Thanks for the giveaway! I'm a new follower!

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  80. I tweeted!

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  82. I am a new subscriber to your blog :)

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  83. I'm following your blog in Google Friend Connect.

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  84. I follow you with GFC.
    I would love to win this because I'm going away for college and still have so much to buy.

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  85. I follow you on Google Friend Connect. (Debbie C)

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  86. Tweeted
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  87. Tweeted
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    #2

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  88. FOLLOWING YOU ON GOOGLE FRIEND CONNECT AS "kytah00" kytah00@yahoo.com

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  89. SHARED GIVEAWAY ON FACEBOOK VIA ANGEL JACKLYN facebook.com

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  99. I already follow you via google friend connect.

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  100. I am following you on gfc.

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  101. I'm a new follower. Thanks for the giveaway!
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  102. Tweeted
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    I am a huge fan of CSN
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  109. I tweeted

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    Thank you!

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  110. I'm a follower :)

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  111. I'm following you on GFC!
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  116. Wow! What a feast for the eyes! Or as my honey/ hubby would say: "a virtual cornecopia" of style and flair...

    I love CSN Store - my Wish List is like a mile long.

    I'm a Public Follower via GFC
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  118. I'm a follower via gfc. I've had my eye on something at CSN for a while now. However, seeing these photos might make me change my mind!
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  119. Already a follower on GFC. Thanks so much! pamelashockley(AT)aol(DOT)com

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  122. Posted tweet re: giveaway!
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  123. Posted tweet re: giveaway!
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  131. http://twitter.com/#!/tiffypixie/status/28412874174 - I tweeted - Tiffypoot @ (aol.com)

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  135. i am a new follower susansmoaks on gfc
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  136. follower of Design Addict Mom
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  138. tweet!

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  143. Thanks for the giveaway...GFC Follower: Brian E.


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  153. Love the design ideas in your pictures, especially the one taken from above of the entryway!

    I'm following you on GFC.

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  154. I shared your giveaway on facebook http://www.facebook.com/#!/permalink.php?story_fbid=153780941330900&id=100001156831237

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  155. I tweeted your giveaway http://twitter.com/rusthawk/status/28466195137 Thank you for the entries!

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