Thursday, June 25, 2009

What’s black and white plus FREE?

I have always loved what a dose of black and white can do to a room…


Even the smallest dose can make quite the impact and turn up the glam in a room…


Stripes tend to be one of my favorite ways to add a dose of black and white into a room. They just look so fresh and new yet classic!


Luckily for you all I’m not the only one that thinks everyone should have a touch of black and white in their home.

Images via Lynn Morgan Design

The kind folks over at Bedroom Furniture emailed me to let me know about their store. They carry everything from Platform beds, headboards and even mattresses.They were even sweet enough to let me pick out a give-away item for my readers.

The site had a lot to choose from, but of course the one item I found had to be over my budget. So I just sweetly asked if pretty please I could have it and they said YES!

So here is what I picked:

Skyline Furniture- Storage Bench, which retails for $158.99!

You all know how I love to just hide things instead of all the messy cleaning. This little bench can help you do just that plus it will look great at the end of your bed, near your entry way or simply as a perch for your little furry friends to get a better look out the window.


I also love different choices so this bench comes in a variety of fabrics that you can pick from in addition to the black and white houndstooth featured above.

florenzablackandwhite   traditionalblackandwhite

diderotblackfabric paddock shawl blackwhite

I also know that not everyone enjoys black and white so you also have the option of picking from:

diderotbrownfabric paddock shawl blue

Or if you are feeling really adventurous you can pick the Velvet Leopard or as I like to call it Steven Tyler PJ’s. (I’ll let you comment twice if you know what movie that line is from!)


Here is what you have to do to enter the giveaway:

1. Since it’s a special give-away for my readers make sure you are a follower and/or subscribe to this blog.

2. Leave a comment and let me know what fabric you would pick and where it would go.

3. Don’t forget to leave your email address in the comment so that I can get in touch with you if you win!

4. If you decide to take a guess and let me know what movie the line, “Steven Tyler PJ’s” is  from please email me ( your guess. If you’re right I’ll let you know and you can then go back an  make an additional comment.

This give-away will end on Sunday, June 28th by midnight EST. I will pick a winner Monday with the help of

***If you would like to spread the word about this give-away on your blog that would be great! If you do so email me and let me know and you can enter to win twice! ***

Remember anyone can comment. You don’t need to have a blog to do so!




Blogger Lynett said...

I LOVE THE giveaway! That really is a great little bench. I would either it in my living room with the black and white damask print, or in my bedroom (which is currently black and white) in the houndstooth fabrci! YAY

June 25, 2009 at 11:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh! I can think of 4 places to put these bench!


June 25, 2009 at 12:09 PM  
Blogger Jessica said...

Loving the giveaway! So fun. I would def choose the Diderot Brown... and would place at the foot of the bed in my bedroom. Love the look. Thanks for the chance to win.

June 25, 2009 at 12:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And I knew the movie!


June 25, 2009 at 12:10 PM  
Blogger Lynett said...

I know the yay...a second comment ;)

June 25, 2009 at 12:12 PM  
Blogger Caanan said...

I like the Paddock Shawl Porcelain, and I think I'd put the bench in the guest bedroom--there aren't many flat surfaces in there.

June 25, 2009 at 12:12 PM  
Blogger cris2180 said...

Cute bench! I'd do the Paddock Shawl Onyx and use it in my upstairs hallway.

June 25, 2009 at 12:20 PM  
Blogger Elizabeth said...

I love this bench! I would pick the florenza and use it in our living room to store my little boy's toys!!!!

June 25, 2009 at 12:21 PM  
Blogger bluehydrangea said...

what an awesome giveaway!! Love the home needs it!!

June 25, 2009 at 12:22 PM  
Blogger kc said...

This giveaway is fabulous. I would use the bench in the living room or the foot of my bed. I'd choose the houndstooth patter.

June 25, 2009 at 12:27 PM  
Blogger Kari said...

I would love this bench for my master bedroom, i think the fiorenza would look great with my about to be gray/blue walls :)

June 25, 2009 at 12:27 PM  
Blogger Alicia B. Designs said...

haha I love give-aways!!! I love this bench in Florenza black and white. What a fun bench. Lynn Morgan is one of my favorite designers too. Great blog!

PS thanks for commenting in my giveaway too

June 25, 2009 at 12:31 PM  
Blogger Kristen said...

Definitely the paddock shawl porcelain. It would look awesome at the foot of my bed!

June 25, 2009 at 12:36 PM  
Blogger Teri said...

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June 25, 2009 at 12:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great giveaway! I would stick with the classic houndstooth, so amazing!

June 25, 2009 at 12:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love the bench, and I would LOVE the fiorenza in my NEW living room (see today's blog post!!!

I think it's meant to be :-)

June 25, 2009 at 12:39 PM  
Blogger Teri said...

Love this giveaway! I would pick the black and white damask print-so cute! I would probably put it at the foot of my bed or in our guest bedroom...

I also know the sending you an email for a second comment!!

June 25, 2009 at 12:44 PM  
Blogger kc said...

I knew the movie

June 25, 2009 at 12:44 PM  
Blogger Liz said...

Gorgeous!! What a great giveaway. I would pick the traditional black and white fabric - it's a bit whimsical, which I love. Fingers crossed!! :)

~ Liz

June 25, 2009 at 12:45 PM  
Blogger New England Girl said...

I love those first few photos of the interiors with the striped pillows- how lovely! I really love the color combinations and the way it all ties in just right... so gorgeous!

Thanks for letting us know about this giveaway. Sadly, I won't be entering because right now, I would have nowhere to put it nor store it! Darn. :(

June 25, 2009 at 12:51 PM  
Blogger Nancy said...

What a gorgeous bench! We are looking at buying our first house, and I will need furniture to fill it so I would love to win. I think I like the tradition black and white best. Thanks for the fantastic giveaway.

June 25, 2009 at 12:51 PM  
Blogger IndigoMaven said...

My first thought was the b&w houndstooth under a lucite console in my entryway....but (call me crazy) I think I'd actually pick the Leopard Print and put at the end of my guest bed to amp up the drama with my new DIY electric blue velvet tufted headboard.

Either way - great giveaway & I love your blog :)

June 25, 2009 at 12:53 PM  
Blogger Kristen said...

Woohoo, I got the movie quote! So comment #2!

June 25, 2009 at 12:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So cute! I'd pick the Diderol Brown damask print to go in our basement as extra seating + storage!


June 25, 2009 at 1:04 PM  
Blogger maria said...

i would love the bench in the diredot brown for our bedroom. i am actually desperately looking for one!

June 25, 2009 at 1:06 PM  
Blogger LindsB said...

Love love love this give away- I actually have been looking for a bench like this and I'm NOT just saying that, I really have been :)

June 25, 2009 at 1:07 PM  
Blogger Re:Fresh Design Studio said...

I love the florenza black and white! I would use it either in my master bedroom or my guest room!

June 25, 2009 at 1:09 PM  
Blogger Jackie said...

Ooh, love black and white stripes too! I would put the striped one in my entry and use the storage to stash our shoes!


June 25, 2009 at 1:09 PM  
Blogger CAPow said...

How gorgeous?! I would LOVE to have that in the houndstooth print (I'm obsessed with houndstooth) for my studio. It would be so perfect and inspiring in there!

capowcapow [at]

June 25, 2009 at 1:15 PM  
Blogger Kwana said...

Fun Giveaway. I like the Diderot Black pattern. I think I'd find a way to fit it by the living room window so that Jack can use it to look out or by my bedroom window. Either way extra storage is a win!

My email is

Fingers crossed.

June 25, 2009 at 1:16 PM  
Blogger madamesoleil said...

I would love the black and white stripe!

jannahswink [at] gmail [dot] com

June 25, 2009 at 1:18 PM  
Blogger Hirondelle Rustique said...

What an awesome giveaway! I love that bench and would probably use it in our living room. The Diderot black matches our style to a T! Gorgeous!


June 25, 2009 at 1:20 PM  
Blogger SgtEriksWife said...

What a wonderful giveaway!! The diderot brown would look fantastic in my library to hold some throws for when it gets chilly here in NY! Or perhaps traditional black & white in my step-daughters new bedroom that we're building this summer. Your blog is FABULOUS! I'll be a frequent visitor....

June 25, 2009 at 1:21 PM  
Blogger *JEM* said...

Such a fabulous bench, I would love it in houndstooth and put it in our office under a window, for a bit of storage and a place for the dogs to watch over their yard.

June 25, 2009 at 1:25 PM  
Blogger Domestic Princess said...

OMG, this is so cute. I would definitely put this in our guest bedroom. We're giong through a redo right now. I think I would have to choose, traditional b & w.

June 25, 2009 at 1:26 PM  
Blogger Jessica said...

Great giveaway! I would go with the Diterot Brown, which would go great with the chocolate brown theme in our bedroom!

June 25, 2009 at 1:26 PM  
Blogger Blueprint Bliss said...

Great giveaway. I would choose Diderot Brown! I would put it in our office/third bedroom...

June 25, 2009 at 1:30 PM  
Blogger LaurenH said...

I have been wanting to add some black and white to my room! I would definitely put the bench in my living room and use it as a coffee table/ottoman. I love the Diderot Fabric! Although I also like the houndstooth and damask patterns. Great giveaway!

June 25, 2009 at 1:30 PM  
Blogger cris2180 said...

Got the movie right, now I hope I get the bench! Fingers crossed:)

June 25, 2009 at 1:37 PM  
Blogger Teri said...

Second comment since I got the movie correct:)


June 25, 2009 at 1:55 PM  
Blogger Daylilies said...

Love the bench, and even though I love black and white, I would prob pick the Diderot Brown because it fits better with my current decor. Not sure where I would end up putting it, but on the top of the list would be the guest room or the great room!

June 25, 2009 at 1:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've wanted a storage bench just like this forever!!!! We are saving our money right now for other things so haven't been able to buy one :( I'd put the diderot brown underneath the window in my entryway to replace this little chest I have... I could really use storage in my tiny house. Thanks for coming to the nest to post your lovely blog!


June 25, 2009 at 2:03 PM  
Blogger Matt and Sarah said...

I would love the paddock shawl porcelain blue storage bench! It'd go great in our living room!

June 25, 2009 at 2:26 PM  
Blogger Jen said...

I NEED this bench!! lol :-) I just finished hanging four paintings my son did in my living room and I would add this bench in either the Paddock Shaw Porcelain or Diderot Brown underneath to "anchor" the pieces!

June 25, 2009 at 2:32 PM  
Blogger honestly said...

I love the bench. I would go with Paddock Shawl Onyx and use it at the foot of my bed.

June 25, 2009 at 2:38 PM  
Blogger Kayla said...

I love the traditional black and white. It would look awesome in the bedroom of our new house.

June 25, 2009 at 2:42 PM  
Blogger Hirondelle Rustique said...

Yay I knew the movie! Comment #2!

June 25, 2009 at 2:45 PM  
Blogger Matt and Sarah said...

I got the movie quote right, too!

June 25, 2009 at 2:46 PM  
Blogger LindsB said...

this comment is for knowing the movie...its a classic :)

June 25, 2009 at 2:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Me too! 2nd comment!

June 25, 2009 at 2:47 PM  
Blogger Domestic Princess said...

Yea! I got the movie quote correct=)

June 25, 2009 at 2:47 PM  
Blogger Domestic Princess said...

#3 entry for blogging about it! Pick #52...#52...

June 25, 2009 at 2:53 PM  
Blogger Lynn said...

What a fantastic bench...thanks for the giveaway. I would choose the traditional black/white and put it in the entryway of my new home. Fingers crossed!


June 25, 2009 at 3:02 PM  
Blogger Daylilies said...

Comment 2 for the movie!

Oh yeah, daylilies08(at)

June 25, 2009 at 3:03 PM  
Blogger Kwana said...

I made a correct answer so here is my second comment. Fingers crossed again.

June 25, 2009 at 3:11 PM  
Blogger AllisonM said...

I love your blog! And what an awesome giveaway! It would look great at the end of my bed in the Florenza patern!


June 25, 2009 at 3:19 PM  
Blogger Sharon said...

I love this bench! I think the traditional black and white would look wonderful in my entryway. I very nice place to sit and remove my shoes when I come home.


June 25, 2009 at 3:21 PM  
Blogger kathyriya said...

thank you so much for doing this. I would definitely put the paisley print in onyx on it, and it would go in my living room as extra seating. my email is tx1swthrt at yahoo dot com


June 25, 2009 at 3:26 PM  
Blogger vsteinauer said...

Love the giveaway, and love your blog! My master bedroom is black & white, and this would be perfect in Paddock Shawl Onyx!

June 25, 2009 at 3:28 PM  
Blogger Molly said...

WOW!!! What a giveaway! That bench would look great in my entry way. The Diderot Black would be ideal (I have small children). :)

June 25, 2009 at 3:30 PM  
Blogger Sharon said...

I guessed the movie so here's my second comment.


June 25, 2009 at 3:32 PM  
Blogger Lynn said...

Woo Hoo...Won the bonus round! Here is comment #2. Fingers still crossed :) - Lynn

June 25, 2009 at 3:35 PM  
Blogger Marjorie said...

I love this storage bench! I've been looking for one just like it!

June 25, 2009 at 3:51 PM  
Blogger Gillian said...

Camille, I love your blog and keep on posting! I also was laid off in the fall and am using this time to get back to school for interior design! Definitely beats business admin. Traditional black and white fabric please! :) It would go at the foot of my bed!

June 25, 2009 at 3:56 PM  
Blogger Hirondelle Rustique said...

Comment #3 for blogging about it!


June 25, 2009 at 4:00 PM  
Blogger Sara said...

What a fantastic bench and great giveaway. I would use this at the foot of my guest bed in the Diderot Brown Fabric since the room is a celery green and brown scheme. yay! Pick me, randomator!

June 25, 2009 at 4:08 PM  
Blogger vegasgirl06 said...

very pretty bench. i would put it in the master bedroom and the Diderot Black would fit the decor already there very well. Thanks.


June 25, 2009 at 4:11 PM  
Blogger PS~Erin said...

Wow! What a great giveaway!! Florenza for me, should I win :-)


June 25, 2009 at 4:15 PM  
Blogger Stephanie said...

Oh my the possible places in my house are many! I can't even decide. there is the bedroom or hallway or foyer. I love it though!

June 25, 2009 at 4:41 PM  
Blogger ms. less is always more said...

Wow! Popular little contest, huh? I would choose the Black and White Florenza... it would look amazing in my living room and I was just thinking the other day that I need one other piece in that room!

June 25, 2009 at 5:07 PM  
Blogger Gwen said...

I have the perfect place for that bench, but can't decide.....Paddock Shawl Black or Blue....both would work!

June 25, 2009 at 5:10 PM  
Blogger Gwen said...

This is my second comment. Thanks again!

June 25, 2009 at 5:27 PM  
Blogger Rhonda said...

This giveaway is super awesome!! I would love the diderot brown and I would put it in my entry way to hold the shoes so I don't have to look at them when I walk in!!

June 25, 2009 at 5:35 PM  
Blogger Rhonda said...

....and I got the question right so another entry! My email is

June 25, 2009 at 5:38 PM  
Blogger apaglino said...

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June 25, 2009 at 6:55 PM  
Blogger Kristin Hughes Photography said...

Awesome giveaway :)

I would use this in my living room which is black and white and I would use the fiorenza pattern.

June 25, 2009 at 7:04 PM  
Blogger apaglino said...

This giveaway is so exciting. I love your style and wish you all the luck in the world to making your dreams come true. I would go with the florenza black and use it in my living room. I use red and lime accents and think that this would be such an amazing focal piece.

June 25, 2009 at 7:28 PM  
Blogger welovetucker said...

i really like the black and white houndstooth. What a perfect solution to all those baby toys I have lying around!

June 25, 2009 at 7:29 PM  
Blogger Kristin Hughes Photography said...

Woohoo! Second entry for knowing the movie :)

June 25, 2009 at 8:47 PM  
Blogger Shannon said...

I love it! We just moved from California to New York (actually Staten Island! :) ) and this would look great in our entryway. I'd pick the fiorenza black and white. Yay! :)

June 25, 2009 at 9:29 PM  
Blogger Shannon said...

Ooops forgot my email address..still going with the Diderot black!


June 25, 2009 at 9:42 PM  
Blogger Yansy said...

Thank you so much for this post. This bench would look amazing in our master bedroom. The Florenza in black and white would be perfect, just like you I agree that every room needs some black and white.

June 25, 2009 at 9:46 PM  
Blogger CH said...

This is great! I'd put the Florenza B&W in my guest bedroom.

June 25, 2009 at 10:06 PM  
Blogger windhula said...

Florenza B&W! LOVE IT! smhinckley(at)yahoo(dot)com

June 25, 2009 at 10:33 PM  
Blogger mrosev14 said...

I think the diderot brown would look fantastic in my livingroom. It would be a nice little booster for the kitties to look out the windows and terrorize the birds from that room of the house as well.


June 25, 2009 at 10:41 PM  
Blogger A Nestie said...

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June 25, 2009 at 11:45 PM  
Blogger TheBeautyFile said...

The florenza black and white is so shiek! I would put it in my bedroom for sure!

ps- I tagged you in a fun game today!

June 25, 2009 at 11:53 PM  
Blogger mrosev14 said...

Meow, kitties said that this would look beautiful in the living room to help them stock the neighborhood birds. They think diderot brown would looks wonderful there.

June 25, 2009 at 11:54 PM  
Blogger A Nestie said...

oops I forgot to tell you the pattern. I think the Florenza black and white would look good used as a coffee table in my living room. :)

June 25, 2009 at 11:56 PM  
Blogger Blueprint Bliss said...

Camila- great turn out!

Yay- I get to post twice since I knew the movie! xx- b

June 25, 2009 at 11:56 PM  
Blogger lilszeto said...

i never thought of my taste as traditional, but i have to say i'd choose the traditional black and white pattern. i love things to put things in, so this storage bench is right up my alley!

June 26, 2009 at 12:46 AM  
Blogger Shannon said...

Here's # 2!

Thanks Camila!


June 26, 2009 at 7:59 AM  
Blogger mootsie0109 said...

Love it! I'd get the paddock shawl blackwhite and use it in my soon to be renovated dressing room/office! I think it would look great with bright green accents! Thanks!

June 26, 2009 at 8:56 AM  
Blogger Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Oh, a fun giveaway!! I would choose the Paddock Shawl Porcelain, since THAT is my master bedroom fabric. Too cool!

June 26, 2009 at 9:57 AM  
Blogger Jolena said...

How ironic that you stop by my blog on a black and white love post and are having a black and white give away! Like it is meant to be ;) ;) I LOVE the bench and would use the classic black and white fabric and place that lovely bench at the foot of my bed.. my room is an eggplant color and I have black and white bedding and decor.. it would be beyond perfect!
Love your blog..

June 26, 2009 at 10:13 AM  
Blogger C said...

Fantastic Giveaway! I love the Diderot Black!

email: weddedwhims at gmail dot com

June 26, 2009 at 10:54 AM  
Blogger WashedByTheWater said...

Great giveaway!! I would traditional black and white one!! I'm trying to change our extra room into my craft room and that would be perfect in there!!!

Thanks for the chance to win!!!

June 26, 2009 at 12:00 PM  
Blogger Maura said...

Great giveaway Camila! I would put the bench in my bedroom in Paddock Shawl Onyx! (

June 26, 2009 at 12:19 PM  
Blogger amanda said...

I would love to have this piece in my bathroom! Or in my bedroom! I'm totally in love with the diderot black.


June 26, 2009 at 12:29 PM  
Blogger amanda said...

Great movie! Plus is gives me a second chance at the diderot black bench!



June 26, 2009 at 12:32 PM  
Blogger other-option said...

What a great bench! I'd put it at the foot of my bed.

other-option (at) hotmail (dot) com

June 26, 2009 at 1:19 PM  
Blogger other-option said...

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June 26, 2009 at 1:19 PM  
Blogger Sarah Mahalo said...

We have 4 cats and they ruin all our furniture. We'll start fresh with this bench and put it in the catless room.

I like the Paddock Shawl Porcelain, please.


June 26, 2009 at 1:38 PM  
Blogger Kylie said...

This is an amazing giveaway. I think I'd go for the houndstooth or florenza. Fingers crossed!



June 26, 2009 at 1:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love the bench. I think I would stay with the hounds check. I am also a lover of black and white and plan to do a post eventually about the huge amounts of it I have around the house....interesting since my blog is called Becolorful. I guess I love the sophistication and grounding black and white can give to the bold colors I love.

Pam Rosenberg

June 26, 2009 at 2:04 PM  
Blogger Sarah Mahalo said...

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June 26, 2009 at 4:43 PM  
Blogger Sarah Mahalo said...

We're going to put it in our whittling wood room in the barn next to our T top I-Roc-z.

Reminder, I like the Paddock Shawl Porcelain, please.


June 26, 2009 at 4:44 PM  
Blogger Jenn said...

Love this! I have been looking for a bench to put at the foot of my bed and this is perfect! I would pick the Diderot Black fabric.

June 26, 2009 at 6:25 PM  
Blogger Lauren said...

Wow! What a great giveaway! This is just the kind of piece I have been looking for to go in my master bedroom. The diderot brown fabric would look great at the foot of my bed, or even under the window.

Thanks for the chance! :)

June 26, 2009 at 6:39 PM  
Blogger Taylor & Krisa said...

Such a generous giveaway! Ok...I'm totally obsessed with anything damask so that's definitely the fabric I would choose. I'm in the process of updating my master bedroom look - so I might use this for inspiration and place it at the foot of my bed. Good luck to me!


June 27, 2009 at 8:46 AM  
Blogger Kristen said...

Everyone can use more storage! I love the "paddock shawl Blue"

June 27, 2009 at 9:21 AM  
Blogger down and out chic said...

oh this is fantastic! ok, definitely the florenza black and white and it would go lovely against the baby blue of my bedroom.
yikes, i'm crossing my fingers!

June 27, 2009 at 10:19 AM  
Blogger HES said...

What a great giveaway! I would pick the houndstooth and use it in my guest bedroom / husband's man cave downstairs!

Thanks for the blog, so fun to read.


June 28, 2009 at 7:52 AM  
Blogger Lindsay said...

Oh what a great giveaway! This bench would sit perfectly under my window! I can't decide which fabric I love the most..I think the Dierdot Brown

June 28, 2009 at 12:14 PM  
Blogger Lauren said...

Yay #2!

diderot brown fabric

June 28, 2009 at 2:12 PM  
Blogger Caroline said...

I am now following you and I would pick the traditional black and white fabric.

June 28, 2009 at 10:04 PM  

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