Monday, July 10, 2017

The La-Z-Boy Design Dash winner is...

ME!

Whoohoo! The cat is out of the bag! I've been dying to tell you all the news since I found out, but I had to keep quiet. :) 

I have to thank you all from the bottom of my heard for voting for me. I am truly, truly humbled and honored. All of the rooms were beautiful and I really didn't think I had a chance of winning -- I didn't even have in mind when I did this event. I loved my room though. I mean, LOVED. I would take every bit of it and plop it all in my house. 

I have to tell you I'm so excited to win but what makes me even happier is that the room I started with was so simple. I mentioned before that I was a little concerned when we walked up to my space because it was by far the most "plain" -- but now that's what I'm most thrilled about. Yes, I had endless La-Z-Boy items at my disposal, but this transformation shows that with a few key pieces you can create a really beautiful, comfortable room: 
La-Z-Boy Design Dash event

La-Z-Boy Design Dash winner, Thrifty Decor Chick

You don't need amazing architecture or soaring ceilings to make a beautiful space. 

I've said it before but this one the coolest events I've done in either one of my careers -- blogging and my professional career before that. Could be the coolest. ;) They treated us like gold and it really did put me out of my comfort zone and made me challenge myself. 

I'm not sure who the lucky winner of the $15K in furniture is just yet but when I find out I'll be sure to share!

I tear up when I talk about my readers -- I'm so thankful for you all and your support over the years. I'm honored you come back to read every week and love the relationships I have created with so many of you.
La-Z-Boy room with decor and furniture

If you missed my post about the whole Design Dash experience (I only had one hour to run around and find everything I wanted in the room -- without knowing what it looked like!) you can read this post

Again, thank you so much for your support!! 

51 comments:

  1. Hi Sarah! Congratulations on winning the Design Dash! I voted for you everyday and am keeping my fingers crossed! I love reading your blog and always wish you would update it every day! Everything you design is beautiful. Again, so happy you won the Design Dash! I was hoping you would win! :)

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  2. You're my favorite design blogger, Sarah, and I believe your win was well deserved. Congratulations!!

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  3. Congratulations, Sarah! I loved your room! I'm so happy you won!!

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  4. I really could use $15k in furniture, so I'm crossing my fingers!!!

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  5. Yay! I voted over and over for you. Your room was lovely---you deserve the win! Congrats!
    I have enjoyed reading your blog for a long time now, by the way. It's one of my favorites.

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  6. Congrats! You're amazing and inspiring. I voted for you! So cool!

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  7. How exciting! I'm so glad I kept up on voting nearly every day! Of course, I hope I'm the furniture winner. But even if I'm not, it feels awesome knowing I helped tip the scales for you! Congrats!

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  8. Congratulations on your win! There was no other choice for me once I saw your room. Well deserved!

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  9. Congratulations! Your room is beautiful!

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  10. Woohoo! Hands down you were the best!

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  11. I'm glad you won. Your room was beautiful, and I loved that even with a colorful couch, the room was still quite neutral. It seems comfortable instead of busy.

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  12. Congratulations...cozy, lovely room you created. Celebrate tonight.

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  13. I am SO thrilled for you! I'm all choked up, too!

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  14. Congratulations! I also voted for your room every day. You did such an awesome job especially using texture in the lamp, ottoman, and throw pillows. Loved the sofa you designed too!

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  15. Yay! I love everything you do! You deserved to win!

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  16. Congrats!!! You deserved this win :)

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  17. Congratulations! Awesome job on your room.

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  18. I am so glad that I found your blog through the La-Z-Boy Design Dash Sweepstakes! I love your style! So excited that you won! I am having fun reading all of your past posts and I am even using your kitchen colors in my own kitchen re-do!! Congrats on your well deserved win!!

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  19. Congratulations! I voted for you a time or two, or more! :)

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  20. You definitely deserved to win. The room was gorgeous. I loved everything about it. Congrats!

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  21. Congratulations. Well deserved. You did an amazing job.

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  22. Congratulations! Such a pretty room!
    Shelley

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  23. NO WAY!! I've got chills! So AWESOME! I voted for you every day up until I moved...and then we know what happens with a move. SO HAPPY FOR YOU! Well deserved!. I couldn't even read the post because I had to comment immediately!

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  24. Yay! I voted for you every day!

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  25. Congratulations, you deserve this, your room was stunning! I was happy to vote for you Sarah, and I love your blog. You are both talented and tenacious, I'm always amazed at the projects you take on. And I love your "voice", your writing style is down to earth and I feel like I'm talking to a friend when I read your posts.

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  26. Congratulations! That is well deserved and I am so happy for you.

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  27. Such a lovely interior, reading these makes me want to re do the bedroom all over again haha x
    www.thelifestyledit.com

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  28. Now that's just plain awesome! I looked at all of the rooms when you first posted about this. They were all pretty nice, but yours definitely stood out in the crowd! Congrats on a well deserved win!

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  29. YAYYYYY Congrats! Very well deserved!

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  30. Congrats!!! You are one of my favorite bloggers. I love your style. Your posts give me both inspiration and encouragement to push me out of my comfort zone and try new things. Great job on the design challenge! Well deserved win 😄😄

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  31. Congratulations! You did a great job!

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  32. Kudos to you! Your room looks so inviting.

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  33. Congrats!!! I loved your room!

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  34. Congratulations!! You deserved to win! I voted for you multiple times! Love your room!! Come for my townhouse........please???

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  35. I have followed you for years and voted for you because your room was my favorite. I love your style. We are moving into a new house soon and this room will help me decorate my den. Congratulations!

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  36. YEA! I'm so excited you won! I was going on every day to vote and to enter the sweepstakes. All of the rooms were great but hands down, yours was my favorite! Congratulations to a fellow Hoosier!

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  37. So thankful that you won! I resonate so much with your style and thankful to have you as a resource as I attemp to work on my own home. Those family relationships are so.important to me and I want our home to always be a place of comfort too. Thank you!

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  38. CONGRATS! Your room is as always so warm, inviting and well done! You got my vote(s)!

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  39. Congrats Chick de Decor!!! Shocked, not Surprised ;)))

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  40. Hi Sarah,
    When I read that you were part of the challenge I checked your competition thoroughly. :-) I liked that everything was classic with yours, that anyone could put their own spin on the room. While I really liked the other rooms they all had hints of their specific style. I can see my touches and quirks in your room. I had planned navy furniture in 2002 but ended up with aubergine. Am getting the Aberdeen sofa and looking at blue fabrics . Go La-Z-Boy!
    So Congratulations Sarah. Looking at your room again has given me all kinds of possibilities.

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  41. I have followed your blog for a long time, but never commented. I voted for you, not just because I love your blog, but because I truly loved your room the best! It was the one I could see myself living in. Congratulations on your well-deserved win! I for one am not at all surprised :-)

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  42. Congratulations Sarah! Your room is beautiful! I am so happy for you! Looking forward to more wonderful creative designs, loving TDC!

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  43. Congratulations Sarah!! Love your room.

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  44. Yea...all those votes counted and is now "proof" as to what a "down to earth" designer you are...creating rooms we can all see ourselves actually LIVING in! Good for you!!!!

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  45. Congratulations! Love your blog!

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