Round Two: Your Picks. Your Place –Dining Rooms

It has been two weeks since I announced that I am one of 4 bloggers partnering with Apartment Guide  to promote their $10,000 Sweepstakes – Your Picks Your Place.

Today is the 4th of July and the start of –

Round Two: Dining Rooms and more chances to win $10,000!  

I designed a Rustic Hideaway and would love your vote.  XO


From now until August 14, visit YourPlace.comYourPicks to vote for your preferred room design.  With each vote you’ll be entered for a chance to win the $10,000 grand prize or one of eight $250 weekly prizes to go towards your own selections for your home.

YourPicksYourPlace_In My Own Style

For Round One I picked furnishings for an Industrial Loft living room. That round is closed for voting now.  Today for Round Two I was given a $2,500 budget to pick items to decorate a Dining room in Rustic Hideaway style.

I dearly wanted to use this Restoration Hardware table, but that would have blown the entire budget, plus some.

Restoration Hardware Trestle Table

I did find a nice lower cost version in a dark finish. What I love about the table I found – it expands easily with leaves that are attached underneath.  1.2.3… a bigger table in an instant – perfect for a vacation home where lots of family and guests come and go.  I also added a bench seat for one side of the table – perfect for informal living and children.

Here are the items I gathered:


If you know me you know life is all about the view – a water view to be exact!  I imagined I was decorating a room with a lake view. Hence the big mirror to place on the wall opposite the water view – to double it :)

Here is my official design board:



I will share two more design boards (Office and Bedroom) over the next few weeks which you will be able to vote on also. Remember you can vote once a day, so expect a couple reminders from me.  I am hoping one of you (my readers) wins the grand prize!!!  WooHoo!!!  Wouldn’t that be EXCITING!?!







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