Giveaway :: Jillian Rene Decor

Tuesday, July 3, 2012


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We all know that home is where the heart is. And all good things come from the heart. So it only makes sense to acknowledge that “The Good Life” begins at home. One of the easiest ways to ensure “The Good Life” is to honor your environment. Your home base should be the perfect reflection of the things you love, the beauty you respond to, and the inspiration that keeps you moving. For me, my couch is the hub. I have a bit of an obsession with throw pillows and find that mixing and matching pillows I love always pulls together my environment in a way that makes me feel more at home than anything else. To this end, I am constantly on the search for the perfect throw pillows to add to my collection. This isn’t as easy as one might think.

Thank the good life for Jillian Carmine! An interior designer by trade, Carmine of Jillian Rene Decor creates chic and sophisticated pillows to add just the right touch of color and finesse to your home. Her passion for handcrafting something beautiful shines through each and every piece and her bright and cheerful aesthetic adds the perfect pop of sunshine to any couch or chair or corner that needs it. The Mustard Yellow Felt Flower and the Yellow Billy Ball Flower Bouquet Pillow are sort of screaming to be added to my collection. (Did you hear them, too?) Add a piece from Jillian Rene Decor and watch your good life come alive!

Jillian Rene Decor is offering one $50 gift certificate to the shop to one lucky reader! To enter to win, please answer the following question by Tuesday, July 10th. Comments now closed…good luck!
What is your favorite piece of furniture in your home and why?
Start checking the winner’s box on Monday, July 16th, to see if you’ve won!
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  1. 1
    Lindsay says:

    I am a medical student and so finding the perfect desk was crucial! I got a fresh white desk that is just the right height so I can spend hours in the books without a problem. Love it!

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    heather f says:

    I have an old church pew that I love. I have my textiles from a trip to Peru handing on the back and an ikea sheep shin on the seat

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    Juliet Farmer says:

    i have a purple chaise lounge chair that’s too small to use as a chaise, but it’s perfect for my greyhound to lounge on! she loves it, too. 🙂

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    Sarah Jane says:

    The wooden rocking chair my mom rocked me in as a child – I recovered it 3 years ago right before my 2nd was born & we use it every day.

  5. 5
    Meghan says:

    The washstand that was my grandmothers when she was a child.

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    Jessica says:

    My husband and I redid an old 80’s dresser to a beautiful buffet. We added a wine rack and painted it turquoise. We love it! It’s super useful and a reminder that together my husband and I are up for anything!

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    Holly Rutt says:

    I’m a craigslist junkie so I have a special attachment to every piece I sourced at 1/5th the price it would have been elsewhere but strangely my favorite piece is the industrial workbench where I do all my floral designing.  It is a traditional bulky work bench with two huge cupboards made from pegboard and I’ve painted it “comfort grey” top and green base so it looks like lumberjack meets flowerchild!

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    Sherry Schafer says:

    My favorite piece of furniture in my house is my bed. When I am sick, it holds me. When I am sad, it comforts me. When I am happy, it lets me jump on it. When it storms, it hold my daughter and me.

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    msilba says:

    My bed, the place I look most forward to once the kids are asleep, when I finally get a moment to relax and reflect on the day

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    Stacy says:

    I have a chair from my parents, called a “mother-daughter” chair. It never gets used but it means alot to me. I took my daughters newborn photos on it.

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    Ana M says:

    My bed. I absolutely love it!

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    Lindsay says:

    When my guy and  I made the big move, the consolidation threw me for a loop. I realized too late that where I like colors, he loves neutrals. Where I love lots of everything, he wants a sparse, minimalist display. Where I go for form, he covets function. Needless to say, we ended up making lots of compromises, which was a fantastic exercise for us. 

    As a result, my favorite piece of furniture is a very neutral bookshelf of is that I flipped and turned it into a sideboard/bar. We’ve decorated it with my [much-loved] old junk and his [perfectly neutral] world map, melding our two personalities into one very functional piece of furniture!

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    Jennifer says:

    I LOVE the super modern looking, but slightly uncomfortable couch that I got at Ikea. Since I bought it in 2006, I’ve moved it 5 times and it still looks fantastic.

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    Beth says:

    My favorite piece of furniture is my dining room table. It is the first item of “real grown up” furniture we ever bought (purchased new and NOT from a discount center!) and it is still beautiful. Through every move I always tell the movers that I will hunt them down if they damage my table!! So far, so good!

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    Madeline says:

    I have this antique armoire that I got for nothing at a hole-in-the-wall shop I found with my mother. It has little plaques for woolens, pajamas and the like. I love that it’s a statement piece, functional, and unique, but I really love that it reminds me of spending time with my mom.

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    Courtney says:

    I really love my leather couch in the living room…it’s long enough where I can lie down and read a book, while a cool breeze flows through the windows right beside the couch. The room also gets sunlight all day long.

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    Kristin says:

    I love my old comfy couch… even though it’s probably about time for a new one, I’ve put that perfect little body dent into it that makes it perfect for a wonderful afternoon nap!

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    Katie B says:

    I have this beautiful wood screen that I am in love with. My grandmother purchased the screen in the Philippines as an Army wife in the 50s. Over the years, I admired the handmade wood screen with no nails/screws/glue that is comprised of intricate little wood pieces fitted together like a puzzle. For our wedding, my grandmother passed along the beautiful screen to my husband and myself. I am so blessed to be loved by my grandmother!

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    Adriana says:

    Yay Jillian!! Thanks for this giveaway 🙂

    Well my favorite piece of furniture in my house is my vintage vanity with attached mirror. I got it on E-bay many moons ago and it’s entirely aged, but in great vintage condition in my opinion. It has art deco lines, a round mirror, and bakelite handles on the drawers. I absolutely love it and still use it.

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    AmyB says:

    My son’s crib is gorgeous and sturdy and Amish made. It will turn into a full size bed when he is ready and it will be his be his bed as long as he lives in our home.

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    Valerie C. says:

    My son’s desk is beautiful. My brother, who is an engineer, made it from heavy  glass and metals.

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    Jac says:

    My drafting table. It’s not the prettiest piece of furniture but it’s where I get to work on what I love. My neighbor gave it to me when she was moving and I have used it every day since. Its so nice to have a big flat space to work on my crafting projects and jewelry pieces and not have to worry about my stuff getting in anyone else’s way. I’m also a fan of it’s minimal sleek metal and wood design.

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    Megan says:

    My dad builds furniture by hand, so by far my favorite piece of furniture is the coffee table I have that he built and my mom painted. It’s only a few years old but already feels like a family heirloom!

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    Karen E. says:

    A long legged table that my fiance made out of beautiful teak wood for our dining area. The table is really only meant for 2 people, but it’s the most beautiful and charming table I’ve ever seen.   I eat breakfast, lunch and dinner on it, use my iPad on it, write letters on it, etc.  Just always find myself sitting at it. 

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    Caroline says:

    A pine chest built by an old boyfriend over 40 years ago. The boyfriend wasn’t a keeper, but the chest, that becomes even more beautiful with the passage of time, sure was.

  26. 26

    My favorite piece of furniture is the farm house table my husband made for our eat-in kitchen. I love it so much…I stole it, and put it in my workshop! It’s perfect to work on…I love it!!! Now we need a kitchen table! : )

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    Leigh says:

    My favorite piece of furniture is my red leather couch! It’s so cozy and adds such a bright pop of color into my living room!

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    Kate B says:

    My favorite piece of furniture is our rocking chair. My momma got it when she had my older sister and she used it to rock and nurse each of us girls growing up. When I moved out to Ohio, I asked her if I could have it and she said I could, but if I ever wanted to get rid of it, I had to give it back. No worries there! I love it dearly, and when I met my husband and he found out why it was so special to me, he came to love it, too. For a wedding present, his mom re-covered the cushions in a fabric which was much more modern (with my momma’s blessing, I wouldn’t have touched it if it would have bothered her), so now we have a special piece in our home that both of our moms contributed to. I can’t wait until I’m rocking my little ones in the chair that their grandma rocked me in! I know I’ll think of her lots in those times!

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    Kari S says:

    my fave piece of furniture is my bedroom set. My dad built it by hand out of oak and walnut. The pieces are beyond gorgeous and an amazing gift to cherish forever

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    Katherine W says:

    My favorite is the black wrought-iron bedside table I found at a yard sale a few summers ago. Its sides are formed in the shape of lyres, and it’s the perfect balance of dainty and sturdy.

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    Kate says:

    A very very old trestle table, brought on wagon train to Kansa, where husbands family is from…tons of character, rustic incredible beauty….made from one old large pie e of wood for the top…old trestle pegs to hold it on to stand. Furniture that exudes beauty, warmth, character.

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    Suzi C says:

    Everything since having my daughter. It’s strange how much changes when you have children… I appreciate everything given to me with love. 

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    We live in my husband’s ancestral home (which dates back to the early 1800s). The house is full of antique and vintage furniture and my favorite is a little bench with a carved backrest that has rabbits and a few other funny creatures on it. It is ornate, yet casual. A perfect little piece to dangle your feet from!

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    Lindsay says:

    My favourite piece of furniture is the first and only piece I’ve been given as a present; for my 12th birthday my Dad made me a gorgeous bookcase, until then my book collection had been stored higgildy-piggildy where-ever I could fit them. I think when I came home from school that day and saw it in my room with all of my favourite books on it I thought it was the best gift I’d ever had.

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    Jessica Weipert says:

    My sons crib. I love it. I knew the second I saw it that I had to have it, I could picture him in it, I could picture me putting him in it, he’s five now, and I still remember so clearly the thrill I felt when it was delivered! 

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    Orly Pittel says:

    My favorite furniture at our house is handmade garden wood bench which my husband’s father have made it all by himself.

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    Tami says:

    My favorite piece of furniture would be a side chair that is covered in the most gorgeous fabric- light blue with cream and tan in a cherry blossom print. It was ridiculously expensive but I love it and will have it forever.

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    Loretta says:

    We don’t have much, but my favorite is our bed because we all cuddle up as a family and I love it!

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    julie r says:

    our piano. it was my mother’s and her siblings’ growing up – they all learned to play the piano on it in the 50s and 60s. there’s something to be said about owning a family piece – it’s so meaningful and each time my husband, myself, or my kids play on it, i remember each of my family members who already did!

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    sam says:

    I have a few favorites – but my most favorite would have to be my china cabinet from my great aunt : )  I was the first niece born and was her favorite as she only had boys.

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    Ety says:

    my beanie bag it’s just great!!

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    Anisa says:

    My avocado green couch!

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    Noelle says:

    My favorite piece of furniture is my son’s crib. It’s not a luxury, high end piece of furniture. Nor is it a family heirloom. It provides safety and comfort for those times he can’t be nestled in the warm cradle of his mother’s arms.

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    Alicia F. says:

    I have a hand-carved mini-trunk from Malawi that I acquired just near then end of my Peace Corps service.  At the end of the best hiking adventure of my life, climbing Mount Mulanje in southern Malawi, we came down the mountain renewed and ready to tackle anything!  I carefully carried it all the way home in the back of pick-up truck sitting next to a small (but cute) goat!  It is a reminder of an amazing, challenging, fulfilling, and peaceful time in my life.  Amazing how a single piece can make me remember and feel so much!

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    Tiffany says:

    my favorite piece of furniture is a giant fuzzy spider floor pillow I got from IKEA! (see here: http://bea.imdoc.fr/image/accessoires/gadgets/ikea/gadgets-spider-pouf-fourrure-noir-ikea-758108758-110572.jpg) He comes with an inflatable pillow that is supposed to go inside, but instead I filled him with a few regular pillows so that he would be more soft and huggable. When I first brought him home, my family didn’t reallly like him very much and thought his big fuzzy body and many legs looked too scary. However Spider’s big white eyes eventually won them over and he is now a welcome part of the family! He has even helped my sister, who is terrified of spiders, become a little less scared of the occasional REAL spider in our house.

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    Nicole H says:

    We have this beautiful solid wood bassinet.  My father slept in it as a baby, each and every aunt and uncle was rocked to sleep by it, each and every one of my 6 siblings used it, and almost every one of my 20+ cousins dreamt in it as newborns.  I had the first great grandchild, and my daughter learned to sleep through the night in that dear bassinet.  We’re now expecting our second and are eager to continue the legacy!  

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    kim g says:

    a set of three theater chairs..that came out of the movie theater that both my husband and myself would go to as teenagers..

  48. 48
    Theresa says:

    A lovely 3 piece bookshelf my Granny in law found at a thrift store. It is solid wood, and the perfect cream color with a lovely old fashioned pull down section for our secret things (booze, shhh!)

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    An orange,very cool 50’s love seat

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    Stephanie C says:

    In elementary school, my best friend had a bunk bed in her room and I loved it sooo much that I bugged my parents for one too. I would ask them for my own every year on my birthday and Christmas, and they finally bought me one in 5th grade. Even though my friend had already outgrown her bunk bed by then (it wasn’t “cool” at that age anymore)… I still LOVED mine!!! I remember how much fun I had building it with my dad too 🙂

    10+ years later, I still absolutely love my bunk bed more than anything else in my room. My mom has been asking me to replace it, but I refuse to! It’s truly a reminder of a great childhood & how much my parents love me. As an added bonus, sleeping on the bottom bunk protects me from any bugs or spiders crawling on the ceiling!