Room Design Giveaway

By Kate Riley November 23, 2011

One more giveaway today before signing off for Thanksgiving! This afternoon two of my favorite designers Courtney and Lauren of kelly + olive are offering one of you their savvy design skills and a full room mood board! 

kelly + olive is an online decorating service for those struggling to have their spaces reflect their personal style. I’ve been reading their blog for more than a year and I always learn something from their fresh and fun loving approach to interior design. 

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kelly + olive is offering one lucky reader a full room mood board ($350 value) which includes a 5-7 page presentation, including color consultation, collage of furniture suggestions, floorplan, plus suggestions for accessorizing and ideas for revamping old pieces, all within your budget.  What a great way to start the New Year with a design plan for one of your spaces! 

Here are some excerpts from mood board presentations for kelly + olive clients:

Bedroom Plan (final page):

kelly and olive bedroom


Living Room Plan (final page)

living room mood

If you need a roadmap to decorating one of your spaces, this is the giveaway for you!

Eligibility to win the full room mood board presentation from kelly + olive ($350 value):

1) Leave a comment stating which room in your home needs the most help.

2) For a second chance to win, link to this giveaway on either Facebook or Twitter, then leave a second comment telling where you linked (FB or Twitter).

Giveaway ends Friday November 25th at 8 pm PST, one winner, US only. By entering this giveaway, you agree to this site’s giveaway policy and Official Rules of Entry.

Good luck!





  1. Pick meeeeeeeeee! :) My family room needs to function for 4 humans and two canines and frankly, it just doesn’t. I would love some kelly+olive help!

  2. I DIE for the chance to win this! I seriously need help! Just purchased a home that I’m renovating and would love some interior design help!! I love Kelly+Olive mood board! Pick me!!

  3. My den needs the most help! So many things going on in that room: small windows, sub-level = COLD, and it houses the washer/dryer and has our misc. office items. It definitely has an identity crisis. Thanks for the giveaway!! Happy T-giving!!

  4. I would love to give my daughter the “big Girl” room she deserves! It’s a tight space, so I’m really struggling! I would love to win this!

  5. Am contemplating a MBR redesign and seriously lacking inspiration… Would love the kelly & olive help!

  6. These moodboards are beautiful. I need major help with my bedroom. Thanks for the opportunity to participate. Happy Thanksgiving!

  7. My entire house needs help! But the Master bedroom would be a great place to start!

  8. My living room and dining room combination really needs a makeover! After 2 years of living there, it is still a blank slate because we don’t know where to begin!

  9. We are starting to build our new home, so all our rooms will need help! This is the first time I’ll really try to style our home and I C A N N O T wait!

  10. My living room, for sure! I have a series of pieces that I love; some Goodwill makeovers, a looooong couch and a wonderful “boyfriend chair” that we love. I even made drapes on my new sewing machine that came out beautifully! I just can’t seem to pull it all together. It’s missing…something…or a series of somethings. I hate having my living room look half done.

    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, Kate!

  11. I would say my master bedroom needs the most help right now! crossing my fingers that I win this one!

  12. What a fab giveaway! Our living room would greatly benefit from a mood board! We just moved into our house a year ago, and our living room is very much still a clean slate. Would love some inspiration from the pros!

  13. Oh my, does my family room need help! i have so many ideas but need someone to pull it all together!! And the budget…. not much!
    love their site!!!

  14. The basement for sure. My hubby just remodeled the whole space so he would have a hide-a-way. Now it could use some design style to go with the big screen TV.

  15. Oh this would be so awesome! My family room is color and design challenged! I just don’t know what to do! Thanks for the giveaway

  16. Wow! What a great giveaway.

    I have a bathroom that has a bad case of the eighties–i’d love some help.

    Fingers crossed.

  17. We have a formal living room that we use only for my kids piano practice. I would love to make it a beautiful place to hang out, practice piano or even watch tv. I have 4 kids so another tv room would help make it easier when no one can agree what to watch ;) My fingers are crossed to win this! XX

  18. I know this may sound really weird cus there’s so many rooms that need help but our MAN CAVE! My husband wants me to help him & I don’t even know where to start!

  19. My Master Bedroom… It’s so unfinished. By the time I make it there every day, I am too exhausted to work on a vision to make it reflect my style :) Help please!!

  20. My living/dining room needs help! I just don’t know how to configure in there with a piano taking up a chunk of space! Thank you!

  21. I am in serious need of design help with my master bedroom. It’s a sad state of affairs and I just can’t figure out how to use the room to it’s fullest potential.

  22. My family room! Rips in my couch, not enough seating, marker-stained coffee table…need I say more?

  23. As I type this, I’m currently sitting amongst plastic bins, laundry baskets, and toys, so I would have to say our living room needs the most help! I’d be so excited to win this!

  24. The master bedroom. We have lived here for 22 years, and never gotten around to decorating this room, even the carpet is 22!

  25. My family room/living room needs help. It’s one long room with no definition.


  26. Although I’d love for a little help with my living room, I think my bedroom needs more help than any of my rooms! Thanks for the opportunity to win. :)

  27. I have a 2 story foyer that is big but almost no wall space. I want it to set the tone for the rest of the house when guests come in. Don’t know what to do. Help!!

  28. We have worked and reworked our master but still just can’t seem to get it right…missing that little something. Perhaps you can help?

  29. We just moved into a new home and I need help with the large, great room style living room. I don’t know where to start but I want a beautiful space where I can relax, read with my kiddos and sit by the fire! Thx!

  30. Our playroom could use A LOT of help – something that works for bigger kids as well as a toddler (and their parents, too)!

  31. I don’t think I can decide between my family room and master bedroom. Both desperately need help and I keep getting stuck.

  32. What a fabulous giveaway!!! I have a few rooms that need help. It’s a toss up between my daughter’s bedroom and our living room.

  33. My dining room could really use some help, but I want it for my mom. She needs a serious revamp of her hodgepodge living room.

  34. I am 4months pregnant and am struggling to come up with ideas to decorate a room that would serve as both a nursery and a cosy spot for my 4year old to sleep in. I am stuck and needs desperate help…Thanks a million!!

  35. What a fun giveaway, Kate! I’d love to have kelly+olive’s help with my living room/kitchen (it’s an all-in-one open space in our little downtown industrial loft!) Thanks for the chance to win :)

  36. Oh goodness it’s a toss up either my bedroom or living room! I think the bedroom because I don’t know where to start so I don’t get anywhere with it,

  37. Great giveaway. My teeny tiny living room is in some major need of work. So here’s hoping I win!

  38. Oh man, I have a wierdly shaped living room that needs to function in multiple ways. I hope I win!

  39. I need help with our bedroom. I just can’t seem to figure out how to tie it all together.

  40. Our master bedroom needs the most help. I’ve managed to decorate every room except for ours. The walls are empty and the blankets are boring. We can use all the help we can get.

  41. Love those moodboards. So pretty. My master bedroom is a disaster zone and could definitely use some help. Thanks for the giveaway!

  42. Our master bedroom needs the most help. I would love to see what someone would do with it.

  43. My living room needs the most help! It’s a very awkward small space and I’m still (embarrassingly) using a futon from college as my couch… And I graduated over 5 years ago! I would love an adult space like the mood board shows!

  44. My whole house?? The living room is what I’m most concerned about. THats the first room people see. :)

  45. love their designs! Our 3yo daughter and 5yo son share a bedroom so we are desperate for ideas for their shared space. Oh, and our 18mo is well on his way to joining them, too!

  46. Great giveaway . . . I love their designs! I would have to go with the living room for the room in my house that needs the most help.

  47. I have a dining room that I would like to change into a living room. It’s small and I want to keep my hutch (as a display case). I’m stump with furniture size and placement. HELP!!

  48. My bedroom could use a but of spiffing up. I’ve bought several piece over the last year, but can’t tie them together.

  49. I would absolutely LOVE help with my master bedroom. It is the one room that I am afraid to decorate in fear it will not turn out. Please HELP me!

  50. I love the grey and brick color scheme in the living room – colorful and still soothing. I desperately need help to redo my own.

  51. My living room! I have corner windows and can’t find good window treatments and need help in pulling the room together with the right colors.

  52. our family room/kitchen (mostly family room) needs the most work.. this room has a number of challenges in the layout, lighting, and color scheme!

  53. I’d love this for myself, but we’re stationed overseas and will be leaving this apartment behind for the unknown in a few months, so I am nominating my mother’s bedroom- I would love for her to have some help and direction!!

  54. Our master bedroom needs the most help. I have some ideas, but would love some professional help. Thanks for the chance.

  55. I need help with our great room. The kitchen, dining area, & great room are all one big room with a fireplace & windows that make it almost impossible to get a good room flow.
    Lots of pine wood (floors. ceiling, cupboards) a cabin type atmosphere I ‘d like to lighten up some.
    Thanks for the great opportunity!!

  56. I need help with my master bedroom. Even I, don’t want to be in there unless it is dark and I can’t see any of the decor…

  57. I so need a living room make over. It’s a walk through room and I’m not savvy enough to figure out a comfortable layout and color scheme to make it cozy. HELP!

  58. Could use a little help for the bedroom or guest bedroom-sewing room !!!!
    I can’t make up my mind !!!!!

  59. Oooh! I love kelly + olive! I really want them to design our living room/dining room! We moved into our house over a year ago and there still isn’t anything in there except a dining table and chairs!

  60. Can’t wait to check them out. I would ask for help with our playroom. Right now it’s just a hodgepodge of leftover furniture that won’t fit anywhere else. I’d like it to reflect more if our children’s personalities. Happy Thanksgiving!

  61. I am in dire need of a room update. My living room is my playroom and the first room you see when you walk in the door. While it’s VERY funtional, my children are now 10 and 5 and I don’t know how to update it to reflect their ages and get out of the “little kid playroom mode” and have it still functional as a playroom but be quite a bit more sophisticated. This would be a huge blessing to receive some help. Right now…I just stare at it…a lot! Happy Thanksgiving!

  62. My basement needs the whole nine yards. It is a wasteland for the unwanted items of the past…some help and motivation would be great!

  63. My master bedroom needs help. We moved a year ago and that is the room I am struggling with the most.

  64. HELP!!!! My living room is looking rather shabby. I have a few pieces I love, but the rest looks worn and outdated. I would love some help redecorating this room.

  65. PLEASE PICK ME!!!!!! We are almost done building our house, and we have a two story great room that has one wall with a fireplace flanked by two story windows, one wall that mys husband insists that we hang a giant flat screen tv on, one wall that is nothing but windows, and the other “wall” is the walkway between the staircase and the open room. I NEED HELP!!! Thanks for a great giveaway.

  66. We added a closed three season porch onto the back of the house which is sitting empty waiting for inspiration:)

  67. Great giveaway! I think I’d go with my living room. Or family room. Hope I have the chance to figure it out! Thanks for the opportunity! Happy Thanksgiving.

  68. My guest room is definitely in need of the most help. I have worked on the other rooms in my house and left it for last. Thanks for the chance to enter!

  69. The living room! It’s completely mismatched and reminds me of my husband’s ex-wife. :)

  70. No way! I love love love Kelly + Olive! Plans for our addition/remodel have been submitted to the city. I need help with everything but i need the most help in the great room. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  71. I love Kelly and Olive!! We are in need of some style in our living room, which is now a play room/music room/computer room/art room! Yikes, help!!

  72. Wow! What a great giveaway! We are trying to sell our house but already have another one picked out. I think I’d choose the living/family room because that’s the first room you see when you enter the house. Thanks!!

  73. We are just finishing a whole house remodel and need help! My husband and I are clueless! Please help us with our new Great Room — we don’t want to make any mistakes! Thanks so much and Happy Thanksgiving!

  74. Recently updated the upstairs attic space into a master bedroom – it’s painted and carpeted but is still a blank slate. Have a couple Restoration-ish antique pieces in very dark wood, but otherwise bare. Would LOVE some guidance! Really wanting to finally use some ikats or suzani fabrics :)

  75. Wow what an amazing giveaway – my master bedroom is in need of some serious help. I have spent some time working on all the other rooms in my home, but I have not found anything to inspire my master bedroom re-do.

  76. Ohhhhh! I would LOVE some help in my family room. It is an “odd” layout and could REALLY use some help!

  77. Our family room needs a redo. We have tall ceilings in a small room and have put anything on walls since we don’t know what to do. Our tv wall consists of 4 unlawfully cabinets to dimly hold stuff and hold up tv.

  78. For sure my family room. It’s right off the kitchen and dining room and a very open floor plan and I don’t like what I see. Thanks for this chance to enter. I’m keeping my fingers crossed.

  79. I also left a comment on Facebook. Oh, please pick me, oh please, oh please, oh please….I’d be so very thankful. ;)

  80. I have a cavern of a basement family room that could use an inspiring facelift. Thanks!

  81. We are moving into a new house next month and I’m struggling with what to do with the formal living room. I’d like it to be a cozy place to hang out and for my boys to play but I don’t want it to look like the kids have taken over. I’m thinking lots of hidden storage and soft surfaces. I would love some help with this space!

  82. I love them and I love this giveaway! The room that needs the most help isn’t mine – but the living room of my best friend. She’s a new psychologist (33 years old and out of school for the first time!). She just moved to a new town and wants to make her first real apartment a home, but needs all the help she can get.

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  83. My family room is looking weary. I’m not sure how to give it a fresh look as it is tied to so many room in the house. Happy Turkey Day!

  84. the room that I need the most help with is my basement family room. It’s long and narrow and of course the giant flat screen is there. Currently it has wall papered panelling board and baton a mess of niches and a really bad built in left by the former owners.
    Thanks for such a cool giveaway,

  85. Definitely my living room! It’s long and narrow and I’ve struggled with furniture placement since we moved in this house in 2000. My family spends a ton of time in there and I would love it to reflect our fun loving family better!

  86. My bedroom would love a little lovin’. Since it’s the room in the house that never gets viewed by others, it has been sadly neglected because I don’t know where to start!

  87. Well, to be honest, every room in my home needs help, but the one that needs it the most would be my living area. It’s a big space in a smaller home, and I definitely do not have the design mind to make it look like it should. I have been living in this space for almost 2 years, and I have yet to invite any acquaintances over because I don’t like the look and feel of my space. It just doesn’t feel very inviting to me, so I could really use a room board to help me figure this out.

  88. We are moving and I am at a loss as to how to arrange our. Ew great room. This would befabulous.

  89. Our den is L-shaped and the L-portion is sunken 17 inches. We need help with this room because of it’s odd shape and different levels!

  90. My greatroom needs the most help. I have a babygrand piano that takes up space – I can’t seem to find the balance. Thank you!

  91. My Dining Room desperately needs the most help. It sits in the middle of the house and therefore has no window. I need a space that’s modern with a mix of traditional. Looking forward to winning!!!!!

  92. Oh, the living room. Most definitely! I consider myself to be a creative person, and I haven’t been able to do a thing with it.

  93. I would love to win this for a dear friend, who needs some serious help with her living room. (Sorry if you’re reading this, MSH!) She’s asked ME for help, but it would be so much better to bring in some pros!

  94. I could use some help with my master bedroom. Skylights and an off-center pointed ceiling are not helping with furniture placement and wall decor.

  95. I need living room or bedroom help. We’re moving into a new house and are pretty much starting from scratch and my other half is clueless so he needs some direction!

  96. PicK me!! Pick me!!! I need some serious help with my family room!!! The flat screen has dominated the room and it has me stumped!! :(. Help!!!

  97. Oh my! Our living room is bare! We’ve been looking for inspiration and could really use the help!

  98. Our new masterbedroom nees some styling love, we have some great individual pieces, but I’m having issues making it cohesive.

  99. My livingroom needs some help. We have no window coverings and old furniture that needs to be replaced.

  100. All the rooms need help!! But the living room is probably the hardest, since it is small, open to the kitchen, and needs to include an office space as well as living area.

  101. My family room is currently victim to my decorating ADD and has no theme (or should I say 10 themes!). I would be very thankful to be the winner of this wonderful prize. And I’m sure my poor husband would be even more thankful to see a room with some direction ;o)

  102. I actually hope that I could win this and gift it to my sister. :) They are having a baby and could use a definite direction for either their nursery or living room before the baby comes!

  103. We’re looking to buy another house. So, if I was lucky enough to win this contest, I’d use it for that house and it would probably be the guest bedroom. Great giveaway. Thanks!

  104. My family room has stumped me for 16 years. It’s the only room I am baffled by.

  105. My master bedroom needs the most help. It has a very small square footage and we have an equally small budget. :o)

  106. I would actually like to make over a new shop i’m planning to open soon!! and barring that from happening- i need help with our basement which i plan to convert to a playroom for my kids.

  107. We moved to a “new” old, 1898 home a year ago and are still trying to figure out so many spaces: open plan living, dining, kitchen; family room in lower level; and master bedroom…any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks for a grand giveaway.

  108. Our family room needs help. We’ve had the same furniture for almost 20 years. Time for a change!

  109. Oh, we are getting ready to do some drywall work and I need help in designing our living room. I hope I win!

  110. Our bonus room/living room needs help! It acts as a family room, office, and play room for our little boy.

  111. Since we moved into our house in august 2010 we’ve done nothing to our master bed/suite. Same wallpaper, empty walls and old linens furniture. Would love a design guru to help!

  112. It would be great to have help designing a nursery for our new little one coming this spring!

  113. I really need help designing my living room with layout, furniture, colors, everything!

  114. Gosh, so many rooms in our house need some work, but the one I’d like to focus on first is our living room. Thanks!

  115. Our dining room is a completely wasted space in our home. It’s where we pile up stuff that we don’t know what to do with. It would be great to have a functioning space to use.

  116. As I’m newly married and am looking to furnish our new home starting from scratch, I would love to have an inspiration board for our living room!

  117. I have a house that we’re moving in to Nov 30th! My greatroom off of the kitchen (open concept) is a blank canvas and I’m starting to panic b/c I’m not sure where I want to start. Guidance would be a blessing at this point :)

  118. I would love to win full room mood board which includes a 5-7 page presentation from kelly + oliver.

    My fire place room needs major help from kelly + oliver.

    Thank you

  119. My master bedrom is 16 x 19 feet of boringness and desperately needs some design help. Thanks for the opportunity!

  120. My master bedroom needs the most help. I just recently got married and we are on a tight budget. Right now our bedroom looks BLAH and I need help in making it a retreat where we can both go and relax. Thanks for the opportunity.

  121. My bedroom needs some help! No matter what I do, it just doesn’t have that welcoming “relax in me” vibe!

  122. My Family Room is so in need of a makeover but we are having such a hard time choosing colors. It is totally the wrong shade of yellow now!

  123. I need this for my Master Bedroom! We have such a small space, I need help with creative design :)

  124. I would love a living room design board! My boyfriend and I are moving in together next month and we have completely different tastes. We definitely need some professional help, or at least a referee!

  125. Our Master Bedroom needs a ton of attention! We moved our stuff in, stuck it in the room and that’s been it… It’s the room hubs and I spend the most time in, and of course, the most neglected which is not cool! :)

  126. OH!!!! Please, please, please jumpstart my kitchen/eating area!! It is sooooo dull and I hate to even go in to cook! And if I do cook, I hate to clean it up!! Why bother?? LOL! PICK ME! PICK ME! or…a more deserving soul would be fine….I guess….Thank you!!!!

  127. My basement great room needs some help! We finished the space a few years ago, bought a few furniture pieces, but alas, it needs some help! A way to share the space with kids as well as a nice seating area by the fireplace…

  128. I would definitely need some help.I like so many things but hard time coordinating.
    Thank you for the give away.I would be lucky if picked.

  129. We have a great room that is roughly divided into living area, dining area and kitchen. We’re trying to figure out a plan for this space that coordinates the three areas. We’ve lived in this house for two years and now it is time we make it ‘ours’.

  130. We are renovating an old house so we need LOTS of help but the room I think could use it the most is the living room.

  131. My living room needs the most help. I moved in 8 months ago and between working and running after my toddler twins I have very little time/energy left for shopping and creativity. Things are even more challenging for me because we bought a craftsman with all dark wood trim and I am really at a loss as how to decorate. Seems like all I see is with homes with white trim so its difficult to get the right inspiration. I really hope you pick me and come to my rescue :-)

  132. Great giveaway! I desperately need help in my family room. It’s a great space with amazing potential, but I just can’t seem to pull it together.

  133. I would love some help with my home office as well as my family room! I have some furniture pieces now, but need help with all the great details that make rooms comfy, cozy and organized!

  134. Its hard to decide on one room since we moved in a little over a year ago. However, I think the biggest impact would be our study/living room since its on the main floor and we spent the most time there. Even my husband agrees its time to “complete” it.

  135. I would love to have some direction in my dining room. We never eat in there because it is so drab and the lighting is terrible. I would love your input!!!

  136. Several room, but my Family Room is in desperate need of style and an update. I’m lost when it comes to the best use of this space!

  137. I would love some help pulling my family room together! It’s a blank slate at the moment. Maybe this will be my lucky day!!! Thanks for the chance to win this fabulous prize!

  138. I need a look and a feel that is not too “done”, lively, fun- even though I am aging!! My whole house is drab but the master bedroom is small and really UNDONE, so I would start there.

  139. Well…every room could use a bit of help, but my “front room” is the most in need to help. It has an identity crisis and we need an intervention “stat”! ;)

  140. Oh my! I’ve just made it in under the gun! LOL The room I desperately need help with is my sunroom/dining room. (Yep, this is just one room.) I would love to get some advice on this room. Thanks so much for the opportunity! And Happy Thanksgiving Weekend!

  141. My entry/sitting/living room are desperately in need of help! We have no clue how to make it functional but attractive.

  142. Its a toss up between my living room and master bedroom, but since my MB has burnt orange walls we should start there! ;)

  143. So I am guessing I missed the deadline for this one…I would want help with my formal sitting room. We just moved into our new house last Friday and I’ve never had a sitting room before!

  144. Man O’ Man.. My living room. We have high, vaulted ceilings. I have managed to spruce up the entry way, dining room, and have an idea for the staircase. I am lost with what to do about the living room.

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