10.20.2011

GUEST POST AND A GIVEAWAY

I decided to get this weekend started a little early and let Jenn take over my blog today.  Get ready for some great inspiration and be sure to enter the giveaway from Arcadian Lighting.  All the etails are at the end of the post.

Hey there, I'm Jenn and I write for Arcadian Lighting, which is a website that specializes in top lighting ideas around the world. I think my fascination with home decor began when I got my first dollhouse and proceeded to decorate (and redecorate) it on a monthly basis - I would swap around rooms, furniture, and lighting fixtures, and today I find myself doing the same thing in my new home. I love blogs like Oak Ridge Revival - I find Andrea's posts to be inspiring, and I'm so happy to be writing here today. Thank you Andrea!

Few home decor accessories completely transform a room, but mixing up chairs and colors is a fun (and easy) way to revitalize a space. In a traditional living room or a contemporary bedroom, a renewed color palette, great light fixture, and a stylish chair can infuse a space with instant good looks. Here are eight ways of mixing up chairs and colors.

Chairs With Colour

A modish dining room that features chairs in different colors is eye-catching and unique. It looks streamlined because of the matching hues in the table decor and wall art.


A chair with pattern 
  
Chairs With Colour

Inset ceiling lighting fixtures highlight the floral motifs seen here, which always look great on a big comfy chair like the ones shown in this breezy sitting room, where it's the only pattern in the room so as not to be overwhelming.

Totally turquoise  

Chairs With Colour

Pale turquoise retro chairs surround a table in this chic space, with a deeper-hued modern armchair behind it. The black and white accents compliment the bold color beautifully.

A pop of color  

Chairs With Colour

This desk chair is whimsical in a loud neon yellow but looks less daring being the one blast of color in this vignette. Even the clear glass lamp gives centre stage to the chair.


A nod to the past   

Chairs With Colour

These round old-fashioned chairs are given a new lease on life with cushions reupholstered in a dramatic mustard yellow. The diamond-print wallpaper and retro accessories complete the look.


A rainbow of hues

Chairs With Colour

A family-friendly kitchenette is decked out with chairs in every color of the rainbow, with similar tones mimicked in the cushions of the built-in bench seating.


A calming effect  

Chairs With Colour

Believe it or not the blue chair is the more subtle of the home accents seen here in this overtly ornate and formal sitting room. Even the light fixture is discrete.


Seeing red

Chairs With Colour

Red is a pretty color of choice for a chair, like the one seen here, which is paired with a matching red patterned ottoman.

Jenn is a wonderful writer for Arcadian Lighting where you can find tons of lighting fixtures and other chic home decor ideas. Thanks for taking over today, Jenn.

Now, to get your weekend off to a great start, the giveaway details:

One lucky reader will win a $50 credit to Arcadian lighting.

To enter:
1.  Follow Oak Ridge Revival and leave me a comment letting me know;
for a second chance
2.  Follow Oak Ridge Revival on Facebook and leave a comment letting me know;
for a third chance
3.  Check out Arcadian Lighting and leave me a comment letting me know what you would buy with your $50 credit.

The giveaway is open until Tuesday, 10/25/11 at 11:59 p.m.  I will announce the winner on Wednesday, 10/26/11.  Good luck and have a  fantastic weekend!


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11 comments:

  1. If I won the credit, I would probably get the pepita transitional table lamp.

    Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

    Wendy
    mark.edwards@fuse.net

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  2. I follow you on facebook!

    Wendy
    mark.edwards@fuse.net

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  3. I follow this blog!

    Wendy
    mark.edwards@fuse.net

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  4. Ohhh! Please pick me! I follow Oak Ridge Revival and I know exactly what I would buy...a new outdoor hanging light for the front of our house. Our current light is outdated. I've been waiting to find the perfect light. I like several on the Arcadian Lighting site, but would love your opinion on the best choice! --Alison M., Ft. Thomas

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  5. I love the use of rainbow colors in the kitchenette. It is very inspirational and close to what I have been wanting to do with our dining area.

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  6. Oh how fun the kitchen is with the colorful chairs and windowseat and pillows. A happy place for breakfast. I love the wicker shade, too. I'm a follower of you!

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  7. I'm a follower!
    littlegray88 at yahoo dot com

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  8. I like you on fb
    littlegray88 at yahoo dot com

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  9. I would buy the Imax Blakenship Wall Clock!
    littlegray88 at yahoo dot com

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I love reading each and every one of your comments!