Pillow Cover Winner (And a Discount for Everyone!)

Wow, you guys LOVE Pillow Flight‘s pillow covers! I enjoyed reading through all of your comments on the giveaway post. Most of you chose pillow covers with bright colors as your favorites – I think we’re all ready to say goodbye to winter and hello to spring and adding some colorful new pillow covers to your home is a great way to do just that. The good news is that we’re actually all winners in this giveaway because Jessica is generously offering 15% off all Pillow Flight pillow covers for everyone who entered (and other Driven by Décor readers who may have missed it) – just use the coupon code “supersecret” at checkout 

And now for the big giveaway winner who was chosen at random by Rafflecopter – it is… Kennedy Rae! Kennedy left this comment: “I love the cut velvet in green. So chic!” 

Congrats Kennedy and thanks to Jessica at Pillow Flight for a great giveaway!

Putting Our Home Office Together (Finally!)


After having worked for weeks to finish off the walls and crown molding in our home office (way more hours went into filling the nail holes on the new crown molding and painting & caulking it than I had expected…), we’re finally starting to move the furniture in. As you may remember, after shopping around for several weeks for a large bookcase, we ended up buying this one from a local store called Merridian:  We knew that we wouldn’t have the office ready for another two months so the store agreed to hold the bookcase in their back room until we were ready for it. Perfect. Well, maybe not. Two weeks after we purchased it, they called to let us know that the store was closing in one week and that we needed to pick up the bookcase ASAP. Panic. WHERE in our house are we possibly going to store this […]

Layering Mirrors Over Mirrors


The past few weeks I’ve been sorting through our closets and basement storage space and getting rid of anything that we don’t need prior to our move to CT. It’s become abundantly clear that I have an addiction.  To mirrors. Yes, mirrors. I have several mirrors hanging throughout my home – they are great for bouncing around light in small or narrow rooms and making the space seem bigger. That part is pretty normal.  It’s the fact that I have lots and lots of other mirrors stashed in closets throughout my home where the addiction part comes in. You can get the most fabulous mirrors for a song at HomeGoods and Ballard Designs’ Outlet and when I see a beautiful one at a great price, I can’t pass it up. The reasonable thing to do with my stash of mirrors would be to sell or donate the ones that I’m […]

Pillow Cover Giveaway from Pillow Flight!


This giveaway is now closed – thanks for entering! Happy Wednesday all! It’s time for our monthly giveaway and I’ve got an awesome one for you today from Etsy shop Pillow Flight!  There are lots of sources for pillows on Etsy but Pillow Flight totally stands out from the rest because of the gorgeous selection of fabrics and the high quality of craftsmanship that the shop’s owner, Jessica, puts into creating each pillow cover. Jessica has a background in interior design so she has a great eye for mixing modern patterns with classic basics as well as coordinating different colors and patterns. When you look through Pillow Flight’s selection of pillow covers, you’ll see that Jessica shows many of them grouped in mini “collections” with two or three coordinating covers like this: So if you’re someone who has a hard time putting together a grouping of pillows in different fabrics […]

Classic Kitchen Pendant Lighting: The Hicks Pendant


It’s hard to find lighting fixtures with a classic, timeless design that you can have in your home for years and years yet never tire of.  I’ve long admired the Hicks Pendant designed by Thomas O’Brien and each time I see it on Pinterest or in a design magazine, instead of getting tired of it, I fall more in love with it. The Hicks Pendant is both retro and modern and has a classic, visually interesting design that makes any space a touch more glamorous.   {Sketch 42} The Hicks Pendant comes in three sizes and four finishes, my favorite of which is the bronze with hand-rubbed antique brass accents.  Two or three of these pendants in a white kitchen is sheer perfection: {Style at Home} {High Gloss Magazine} {sketch 42} {David Scott via Circa Lighting} {Canadian House & Home} The Hicks Pendant is an expensive light fixture so if […]

Recessed Can Light Conversion Kits: An Easy Way to Dress Up Your Space!


This week has been full of painting and finishing up several little projects around our house in prepping it to show to potential renters. I wish I could say that I figured out the supplies that I would need for each project and made one run to the hardware store for everything but unfortunately it didn’t work out that way.  I was in and out of Lowe’s and Home Depot on almost a daily basis with a need for just “one more thing”. On one of my trips to Lowe’s, I came across a neat product that I hadn’t heard of before – it’s a recessed light conversion kit that allows you to easily convert a recessed can light into a hanging shade pendant. Apparently, it’s as simple as screwing it into the recessed light just as you would a light bulb, adjusting the cord length, and then covering the opening […]