23 March 2009

Meet Layla Palmer:: The Lettered Cottage

If you don't already know her name, you will. Layla Palmer from The Lettered Cottage is a seriously talented designer. She's going to be famous and I'll say that "I knew her when." And now, so can you.

I'm so excited to have her as an advertising partner on ASPTL. Her pretty button is over on the right.



Maybe you've already seen her blog, The Lettered Cottage, where she shares her design brilliance and the process of renovating her Alabama cottage. If you don't already stop there regularly, I'm sure you will now.

Have you seen her online design consultations? You're about to and they are fantastic! I'm going to show you a few pictures of my family room as it is right now. And then I'm going to show you what Layla and her computer full of magic did with my room.


I have struggled with this room since we built this house almost a year ago. When we designed it, we intended to purchase a new sectional sofa shortly after moving in. We want to fit lots of rears on the couch to watch basketball games.

With the economic uncertainty, there's no swanky new sofa coming to our house anytime soon. So I've been trying to make this room work using what we already have. But I got stuck. I couldn't get the old image out of my head and see something new.


That's where Layla comes in. She did a virtual consultation on my family room and showed me how to look at what I already have in a totally new way. She turned my blah family room into a room I adore. Wanna see?


I think I hear angels singing! Why on earth didn't I think to turn that green sofa the other way? Just goes to show you that anyone can get brain block.


She took the exact dimensions of my room and the furniture that I already have and figured out how to make it all work together. I've never really liked those leather chairs but now they work perfectly where she put them.


The only completely new thing in the room is the big coffee table that's going to be made out of an old door. I have a lot of floor space and that table is going to pull it all together. Everything else is a reuse or an update of something I already have.


Did you see the wall treatment that she recommended? It's called board and batten and we're going to use it on two walls to combat the "ocean of drywall" effect that you get on long walls with few windows. Layla showed me this post to explain how we'll do it for minimal cost. Hubby get the nail gun! Over the next few months, I'll post updates as we implement Layla's design.


Layla is an absolute joy to work with. She's full of wonderful ideas and she knows how to work a budget. I told her mine was basically $0 and she worked with that beautifully. Her consultations are worth every single penny. You can see the options by clicking here. She has packages from a simple question about paint color or what to do with a flea market find to a full-blown virtual consultation like you see here.


Do you want to see more of Layla's design work? Here are some of my favorites:

Stairwell redesign
TV corner redesign
Hallway redesign
Ceiling consultation
Ford kitchen redesign


283 comments {Click here to leave a comment}:

Andrea said...

This is FABULOUS. And I really like the door coffee table!!

Leigh of said...

Hi Kimba! The room looks amazing! I am a Layla reader/follower. I love her work. I hope I win, I too can use all the help I can get. If there is anyone Id want to help, It's Layla. I love her style!

Southern Gal said...

All I can say is "Wow". She's amazing. I could use her advise.

Brian or Amy said...

I have a room that needs HELP!!!!! : )

Sarah said...

I never thought to use an old door for a coffee table, what a great idea! I think your room is going to look great.

I would love to be entered in the giveaway--she has great decorating sense!

Lisa said...

I have seen her work on other posts and love it all! Great door/coffee table idea. We are about to move into 1977 trilevel and needs some updating so I am getting great ideas from both of you!

Kathie said...

That looks great, she did a really good job! I bet you're excited :-)

Wendy said...

Layla did a wonderful job on your living room! Can't wait to see your finished room.

Wendy :)

Jared, Brittany & Charlotte said...

Pick me! Please pick me!

northern cottage said...

So Great! I'm also struggling with a similar room in our house (a very open room with few walls for furniture placement -- wouldn't a fresh set of eyes -Layla eyes be wonderful!)

Marcy said...

Kimba,

It is so much to see Layla on your page - you both are two of my favorite bloggers!

I'm thinking of swapping my dining room and my living room and I need help with the furniture placement - I would love to get Layla's assistance. She did a great job with your room - I look forward to seeing it develop.

Deb said...

I love the board and batten (sp???)...it looks great. She did a great job with your family room. I wouldn't have a clue which room to even ask her to redesign for me!!! But, I would to win!!

Sarah said...

This would be perfect for me to win. I was just considering purchasing a consultation for my very weird sunroom. I love both of your sites!

Runner Mom said...

Wow! KImba, this looks so good! I'll have to visit her website! I have the same exciting budget that you do, chickadee! Hope y'all have a great day! Looking forward to seeing the board thingie that you put up!

Hugs,
Susan

southerninspiration said...

Ooooh, I love it, and it makes perfect sense now that I see it. I couldn't decide how it was going to turn out either. LOVE the board and batten, love the coffee table, love the round mirror above the mantle to soften the lines! It looks great!

Suzanne

Vanessa said...

I need help with my windows and could use her advice.

slip4 said...

I just started reading Layla's blog recently and LOVE it! I could use her expertise in several areas of my house!

Emily and Frank said...

I could really use the help! We just bought our first house and I don't even know where to begin!!

blessdtwice said...

Oooh! I just recently started reading her and LOVE her work. We are saving up for a mission trip, but after that, I was hoping to purchase a consulation...would love to win one! ;)

Anonymous said...

I have a difficult family room because of where permanent things are situated - windows, entries, bookcase, fireplace, etc. so I would love some new ideas! Your place will look great - keep us posted.

Barbara in AR

Sarah said...

What a great transformation. I am a follower of Laylas and love everything that she does. I need a major livingroom overhaul because I can get nothing to work.

Laura said...

I would love to have a consultation! Layla sure has vision. I loved looking at her work.

Ellen said...

Shoot, it can't hurt to try, right? We have a new place, and no decorating budget, and I know I'm stuck on my living room. =) Your place looks great!

shareff5@aol.com said...

Layla did a great job! I love her work! Love the coffee table idea. Please enter me in your drawing!

Angela said...

I would so love to win this! Hey...if I don't win this I will be just as happy to have you (Kimba) do my consultation :).

The Brannon Family said...

I could defiantly use some help here!

Jenny@ L.O.T.s of Love said...

Pick me! I have the largest wall ever and don't know what to do with it! She did a great job!

Natalie said...

How fabulous is she?? I just found her blog and I am totally addicted. I am in the process of re-doing my 900 sq. foot L-shaped basement that is the most awkward space EVER!! This would be perfect. Good luck with your family room!

Nikie said...

Brilliant! I would love a ceiling makeover in m living room!

Shari said...

Okay, I am completely stumped by my rectangular living room!!! Help me design goddess!!

Elizabeth said...

Love her work!

Melissa D said...

Wow. The room looks amazing! I need so much help with my living room -- currently a repository of all the furniture that doesnt' really work anywhere. Help!

Shari said...

Whoops, misspelled my url--here's the right one..really would love a consult!

cristalla said...

Wow! Love what she did!!

Willo said...

That is amazing! I can't wait to see it come together! I love the idea of making your coffee table out of a door!

Chris said...

Layla and I have been blog friends for some time now, and I am so happy to see her getting the recognition she so deserves. Of course she worked miracles on your room. She's just brilliant. As for the room...wow!! I can't wait to see how it turns out!

Domestic Accident said...

I think even if I don't win, I may pay for a photo consultation up anyway. Such talent.

Empty Nest Full Life said...

Count me in! I need all the help I can get these days on a $0 budget. I have seen her blog, and she does great work! Very talented. Jackie

heather said...

Oh how fun! I definitely need decorating help! Your room looks great!

Jessica said...

i've left every single comment on her giveaways to win. . . .oh i hope you draw my name out for this one. we are building. moving in in about 3 months, and i DESPERATELY need help with our living area.

oh i would LOVE to have her help us out!

leigh ann said...

Wow, the room looks very cool. I love the wall treatment that is similar to beadboard. I'm going over to read the suggested posts, thanks!!

Mary said...

Yes please! I would love to have her advice on MANY rooms in my house.

Bella Casa said...

I have loved Layla's work and blog ever since I saw her painted black kitchen cupboards last year - gorgeous!

I love that hallway makeover, too, it's so unexpected and looks fab!

I would *LOVE* a design makeover from Layla for my living room, so yes, please enter me, Kimba, thanks!

I am having a giveaway over at my blog, too, for a lamp, so come on over and enter :)

~Linds~ said...

WOW! Talk about an awesome design consultation. I too love the door coffee table!

Mrs. B. Silly said...

Wow! I just found you from Tootsie's blogroll. This is a fabulous transformation and to think that it was done using all of your own things is incredible!
I'd love to be entered in the giveaway. I'm going to check out Layla other work now.
thanks!

Stacy of KSW said...

Awesome, I love Layla. Her and her husband are so cute together and she's really friendly too. I've been following her kitchen makeover religiously. I'd love a shot at a free room consultation. We just moved too so we could use a little help.

Anonymous said...

sign me up! What a great idea. We entertain frequently with 30-40 adults at a time. Everyone stays in the kitchen/dining/breakfast nooks areas. No one goes into the living room! I need some advice!
Amanda

Lou Cinda said...

That is amazing! I am adding her to my list! Please enter me as I also have a brain block regarding my family roomE Thanks Kimba!

Lou Cinda :)

Astrid said...

She's amazing! What a very generous give away! I also love reading her blog. Have a great day!

Wendy said...

WOW, that looks great!

Twice as Nice said...

I have followed Layla's blog for sometime now and think she is one of the few gifted designers on line. Love her. I'd love to be entered in the give away. Thanks.

Kristin said...

I would love this giveaway! I am running on over to her blog to check her out!

Erin said...

I have been reading both of your blogs for a few months and I love Layla's work! Your room is going to look great Kimba!

Christie said...

Me! Me! Me! (waving my hand frantically) I need this so bad!! She does a great job - I have been drooling over her great virtual makeovers for awhile now! Thanks!
barrynchristie @yahoo.com

Christine said...

wow, it looks incredible!

Heather said...

I love the idea of a door coffee table! I've been reading Layla for a little while now and I'm in love with her ideas! She makes me want to find a good flea market and spend hours there!

Bethany said...

I love reading your blog, and Layla's too. I love her ideas!

Kristi said...

Ingenious! I have never heard of such a thing...and everyone can work with the stuff they already have =o)

Lissa said...

I'm obsessed with Layla's before and after shots. We live in a rental house but will be here for a while, and I have a million questions about how to deal with some of the quirks in the house without being able to paint or reconstruct the house. I know Layla could help me!

kirwin said...

How could I not enter this contest! I'm already a big fan of Layla's. (fingers crossed.)

e.bane said...

Wow, she has that "eye" for design that I lack. I hope I win so she can help me out...I need it!!

Preciousdesigns said...

Great post! I love your blog such inspirational ideas. I would love a helping hand for my much neglected family room! :)

NCJill said...

sign me up, girl! love your new room. :)

angie said...

Now to narrow it down to one room that needs the help! I love how a new eye sees things in a new way.

Anonymous said...

I've been following her blog lately and have gleaned some great ideas from Layla. I would LOVE a consultation from her for my living room or kitchen or maybe my husband's office. Thanks so much!
Jenny
j.waldchen@comcast.net

Emily said...

I love it! I have such a hard time figuring out what to do with the living room space! Furniture placement is sooo difficult! The bead board idea... LOVE IT! I will for sure be tackling that idea in the near future!~

queenbee said...

I love Layla's designs and her blog is wonderful. I have been wanting one of her consultations for awhile. I love what she did with your space, its really going to look great.

Jen r. said...

Very cool. I love wt she did with your room! Jen

Jen r. said...

I forgot to tell you I am having another make over party on Wednesday! Join in! Jen

Dana said...

Her work is just beautifully elegant. She has done a great job with your room, Kimba. Hopefully, I can have an opportunity to work with her.

Suzann @ Lavender and Roses said...

I love her blog and have really been thinking about a consultation with her for a long time. I have the perfect space for her to "fix"!!!

Kimberly said...

Eeeeee, what a great giveaway! Thank you for hosting this! Can't wait to see your finished room.

AnNicole @ OurSuburbanCottage said...

Isn't she awesome?! I found her blog about a month ago and I literally spent over an hour savoring every single post.

OK - throw my hat in the ring for a consultation.

Thanks!

Shannon @ Silver Trappings said...

I love her design for your room! I am already a regular reader of her blog. Love it! Her work is beautiful. Please count me in for the drawing, too.

Shannon

Katie @ makingthishome.com said...

Thanks for telling us about Layla. I'm a follower now! Your room looks great, and I can't tell you how much we could use and appreciate this kind of help for our bedroom. Since our house is 480 square feet, everything we didn't want in the living room ended up in there, and we just aren't happy with it.
Thank you again!
Katie

Gray Matters said...

I've been following Layla's blog for awhile - it's awesome! I also love that she lives in my home state.

Jennifer said...

Wow!! What a great plan! I love Layla's blog...she has the best ideas!

Anonymous said...

Oh, thank you very much for bringing this talented lady to our attention. I do need help with my small living room and big furniture. I am going to be spending time at that website!
-arlene
pinkmomster@gmail.com

Tina said...

I love Layla - I've been a fan for a while.

kottagekara said...

Your room will be wonderful. I love Layla's blog and have followed her for some time now. Good luck with your project.

Mommy said...

Boy do I need this for my Living Room. Pick me! Pick me!

Shirley said...

Oh, I would love to win. I have a kitchen that's needed to be completely redone for over 20 years but I'm not quite sure what I really want. I'd love to have Layla's help on that. I really like what she did with your room. Especially the budget part. You gotta like that!

Jessica said...

me me me me me

I wanna win!!!!

I want a door coffee table.

Kelly | Purple Lemon Designs said...

Oh dear Kimba, please pick me! I need some serious help!

Rosanne said...

This sounds like a terrific service, I'll definitely be looking into what she offers!

debbi said...

I could defiantly use some help here...she's amazing.

Erica said...

Wow - we just moved and there are so many rooms I cannot decide what to do - how awesome to have an interior designer who can work with a $0.00 budget just about!

Still Learning said...

Wow, the new room looks like it would be just beautiful. I can't wait to see it. My hubby has used the board and batten in many homes in the past and it really gave the house a great look. I can't wait to see you make the changes in real life. How fun is that?

AndreaLeigh said...

layla is fabulous. please enter me.

bethinNC said...

I am another Layla reader as well. I adore, and I mean adore, her style! Perfection! My hubby is currently pursuing his PhD in chemistry, so money is very tight. I love decorating, but my plans and dreams always seem to exceed the budget. I'd love for Layla to look at what we have and help us rework it. We are planning a potential kitchen re-design in the next two years or so, and I'd looooove to get some ideas. I'm terrible at visualizing and planning out spaces like a kitchen.

Anyway, what a great design she pulled together for your family. I'd love to see what she could do with our space!

Sheila said...

ove to be entered. I am kinda new to the whole blogging thing. so i am still learning. not only is layla loveley but so are her ideas.

Extreme Home Renos said...

Great post! I'm currently looking at my walls wondering how I can implement that wall treatment to my very bare still walls. I LOVE it!

Well done Layla! Thanks Kimba.

Donna

Michelle said...

I've been a fan of Layla's for awhile...She is AWESOME! I want her to redesign my living room so I can have a Layla room before she becomes hugly famous!

Tracy said...

She did a great job. I'd love her help with our upstairs room.

Melanie said...

I'm not sure how I stumbled across her blog, but I've been reading it for a while. I absolutely love how she is redecorating her kitchen. I could really use her expertise!

Sadie said...

I could use this in the worst way!

Jennifer from WI said...

I'd love one of Layla's design consultations. I'm having a little decoration block!
Jennifer from WI

Mrs. Dunbar said...

love Layla's work!!

Rachel said...

Oh, wow, she is fabulous!!
I think it's hard enough to figure out what's happening in my home, much less look at someone else's pictures to figure out how to design their home.

Kimba - you're place will look wonderful when it's done! I can't wait to see how it turns out!

Anonymous said...

This is so great!!
denise in nc

The Hopkins Home said...

Wow! That's an amazing transformation - I've been a fan of Layla's since I stumbled across her blog a few months ago. Have fun with your "new room" :)

Andrea P. said...

Wow Kimba - I have several room that could use attention like that. Thank you for letting us take a peek at your "new room"!

Pink & Green Mama said...

Love the new room design Kimba! Where was this when I was making scale models paper pieces of all of my furniture to fit into this house when we moved last year?! Thanks for sharing.

Wendy said...

I used Karla's board and batten directions to make over my bathroom. Go here to see the finished bath. The board and batten make the room.

http://wendysfavoritethings.blogspot.com/search/label/boys%27%20bathroom

Here is a link to Karla's blog.

http://itsthelittlethingsthatmakeahouseahome.blogspot.com/

Her home and blog are both fabulous!

amy said...

yep!

read her, love her, need her help on my kitchen desperately!

you gals are too generous!
{pick me!}
amy

Jennifer said...

enter me please! ;)

Rachel said...

Wow! That is cool!

Enjoy re-doing your room. :) It'll look great.

Becky said...

Thank you for sharing this post. I may just have to tap into that talent with my shabby old house and it's renovation.
Your room looks amazing. You had good bones to start with. I have a room that would be such a challenge. If she could do it and do it that well I would be forever grateful!
Becky

Karla said...

Love the design plan, but even more, I love that Layla used my Board and Batten project as her inspiration! I'm totally flattered! :) And Kimba, I'm assuming that was you that posted the question on my project on Apartment Therapy? Nice to meet you! :)

Can't wait to see the result! Very exciting!

~Karla @ It's The Little Things That Make a House a Home

patty said...

isn't it fantastic when someone can see something brand new in the old things we've been lugging through life!? love the new look.

duchess said...

She is brilliant & I love her blog. She did a great job with your family room (down to the fireplace reflection in the mirror). Love her & thanks for the giveaway, girls.

Bahama Shores Mama said...

how fun! I've always wondered how they do that. I want a door coffee table too!

Kelly said...

Oh, what a great giveaway! Please enter me!

Amber said...

Ooooh, I'm excited about the board and batten. I'm definitely saving that link so I can find a room to try it out in in the future!

The plan for your room looks wonderful! Can't wait to see it as it progresses!

S Palfreyman said...

Love the new idea. I need her help. I have a front room and kitchen area that are so open to each other and I feel there is only one way to put the furniture. I need help!! Please pick me!

Wendy said...

I love what she did with the room. Can't wait to see your take.

Redelsperger Family said...

Please, please pick me!!!! :) We moved into our new home 9 months ago and are completely stuck when it comes to arranging our living room furniture! I would love the help.

helenw13 said...

Wow...that is amazing...count me in and I can't wait to see you transform your space...how exciting with not much expense.

Ashley said...

Great work! I love that board and batten link. We used beadboard in our dining room and it did cost quite a pretty penny. I have another room I have in mind for the beadboard but didn't want to fork out the money. This will be a perfect solution. I may put the battens closer but this should still be much, much more inexpensive than beadboard!!

Amanda said...

holy moly would I love to have a consultation! my living room is two stories high & stark white walls! so at a loss with what to do with it.

linda said...

Your room redo is going to look terrific! Sometimes it just takes another set of eyes and another persons perspective to set us on the right tract. The great bones of the room are there so the rest should now be easy. I can't wait to see the results!

Mind Your Manors said...

Wow! I could sure use Layla! I cannot wait to see your room transformed!

Amy

Robyn said...

can't wait to see your completed room!

Heather @ Sugar N Spice Mostly Nice said...

She truly has a gift! Great ideas!!

Traci said...

Wow! That is an amazing difference, and really simple too. The furniture rearrangement is really a deal breaker in this situation. It definitely pulls the room together.

Sara L said...

Sweet - enter me please!

charles and sara at hotmail dot com

Mandy said...

Oh my gosh I need this so bad - we moved in to our house right before Christmas and every room is good except for our master (all the furniture that didn't go elsewhere is in our room) I hate it!

aggiemomof2 said...

I need her, I need her, I need her!
sylviarj at yahoo dot com

Team Martins said...

Uhh, beautiful... that's all I can say! I too love the coffee table and the new design.

Thanks for sharing!

Joanna said...

Oh how cool! Can't wait to see the room all finished and rearranged.

Kendra said...

I always like to think I can do it by myself, but I have a couple of rooms I could use some help on! I'd love a consultation. I may have to steal that coffee table idea, too!

Jacquelyn said...

Wow! Gotta love a transformation that involves things you already own! My husband and I moved into a new house last Friday, and while I'm loving the extra space, I'm beside myself trying to figure out how to establish our living room and a sitting area that connects to the kitchen as a cozy, functional space. Like you, we plan to purchase a sectional sofa in the next two (maybe three) years or so – I wonder if I could try your layout with a leather sofa on one side and a leather loveseat on the other? I seem to fall in love with another blog everyday – I found The Lettered Cottage last week and found your blog on Saturday!

Katie said...

Wow, what a perfect way to help a visual learner (like me) know exactly what to do. I know what I like when I see it in magazines, but then I look at my house and just can't "see it." This would be a great solution! Thanks for letting me enter the contest.

Renee said...

Your room looks great (and I would really like help with my long, narrow great room)!

Tera said...

AMAZING!! I would love to have a consultation!

Sue (spbray) said...

I love Lettered Cottage! What a great giveaway!

Anonymous said...

I LOVE her blog and desing style. Our living area really needs help! It's far too dark and masculine.

Please sign me up! I'll provide email if my name is drawn.

"Andrea L."

kaylin rose and mara anne said...

Your room looks great! I can't wait to see the final room in pictures! I need help in my very big living room, which is a long room on a $0 budget as well.

And your coffee table sounds fabulous!
Thanks!

Holly said...

I've been enjoying her blog for a while...love it!

Abby said...

I love the new look your room is going to have!

tidymom said...

This is absolutely what I've been looking for!! I would LOVE help with my familyroom and my bedroom!!

~TidyMom

Lori said...

I have recently found Layla's blog and am in awe of your talent. Your room looks amazing, can't wait to see your changes.

Kasey Hunt said...

Great giveaway!!

Mama Dog said...

I want to win! My family room needs help. Ever since we bought the flat screen TV I've wanted to change it around but I'm not sure what to do with it! Thanks for sharing yours!

Stacey @ The Blessed Nest said...

Gorgeous new look!! And that new coffee table will be incredible! :) When we move I'll be needing some help I'm sure!!

bec4 said...

What a great redo. If I win, which room do I want help with???HMM??

Darcy @ lwm3b said...

*faints*

Oh my. Is this for real??? It's almost too good to be possible!

Layla has mad skills. I'm off to see some of her other transformations.

The virtual room is fantastic! It would be so great to have direction for those slowly-but-surely projects.

Lisa said...

WOW - She does amazing work. I hope I win. :-)

Junella said...

I really like the way Layla designed your room with what you already had. Are you going to build that coffee table yourself? You seem like the perfect handywoman! I hope I get a Mother's day gift like your Christmas gift. :)

Kim said...

am so glad that you introducted this - she is amazing and I can definitely use her advise. I need so much help with my strangely shaped living room!

Erica Wyatt said...

This is awesome. This is serious like anyone's dream to have help from a designer.

Heather said...

I love how she worked with your budget of $0 -- that's about what I have to work with as well and it's encouraging that you actually CAN do something with nothing.

Michelle said...

Oooooh la la! What a great giveaway! I love Layla's blog... her kitchen redo is amazing! Enter me please!! :) Michelle

Annella said...

Ooooh, I love her work! That gal is seriously talented. I would love to have a re-do design for my living room!

NeeNee said...

I would love a room re-do. I struggle with moving the furniture around in our living room and it always ends up back in the same place! Please enter me in your contest.

Michelle Grace said...

What a fabulous transformation! I love everything she did!

Ratzlaff Reflections said...

Thanks so much for introducing me to another fabulous blog!! I would LOVE to win a consultation with Layla!!

Jen - Balancing beauty and bedlam said...

OH MY GOODNESS!! It's aamazing! I have had the furniture the same way for FOREVER and am just sure there aren't other options for placement. HA - I bet she can do it!

Kenna said...

!!! I'm dying to win. You don't even know how badly my great room needs this consultation!

ALVN of WhisperWood Cottage said...

Dang! That's an awesome makeover! Layla is amazing!!

The HoneaBees said...

I can't wait to see your finished project! I need her to move to my house for a few weeks to help me out!!
Thanks for the giveaway! Please pick me!!!

Hedgetoad said...

Oh, I so need help! I've lived in my house for over three years and have just decided on a paint color for the living room... and that's not even the problem room!!! I'm paralyzed by indecision on everything else.

thehammondfamily said...

Wow, thanks for sharing the virtual plan. I follow her blog but didn't know that extent of her work. She is very talented! I can't wait to see how your room turns out!

Crystal said...

Wow! I have a whole house tha tneeds help, but specifically my small upstairs family room/kitchen/dining room. ALways good to have a fresh set of creative eyes look over what you are missing. PICK ME! :)

Kimberlee said...

That's so cool! I love how it all looks, especially the wall treatment and two chairs. :D

Definitely, Maybe... said...

How fun! I could use a touch of Layla's magic in our home.

Victoria said...

How cool! I could use her help!

Ursula said...

I LOVE the Lettered Cottage......thanks for the opportunity!
Ursula at uswood1@optonline.net

Daisy said...

I like the flow of the room that Layla designed. The door coffee table is a great idea.

Anonymous said...

Ohhh.. I'd love a chance to get a virtual re-design. My living room is just not working!! choose me! Layla- I need you!

Caren from LA

Darlene - Our Creative Life said...

She did great on your space Kimba! What a great giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity to enter.

April Z said...

Your room looks beautiful! I could definitely use some decorating advice and would love to win. Thanks for the opportunity.

Elle Pea said...

So cool! I spent the afternoon reading Layla's blog after seeing her post on the Nester's site. She is awesome, and I love her plans for your room.

Pajama Mama said...

PLEASE PICK ME!!!!! I've been rearranging our living area on a monthly basis for five years and never satisfied with it!

Amy said...

I love it! We're in the same boat! After building, and expecting to furnish more completely, we're on hold for new purchases for a while. My husband keeps saying that we're perfect raw material for an HGTV redesign show. Layla's personal touch is even better! Off to check out her site. . .

Vindiciti said...

Wow that looks great! I would love the consultation. Army housing is always so difficult to decorate, especially since they're against painting and I can't tear out walls and redo a house how I would choose for it to be.

Our Naquin Family said...

That is so amazing!!! We have a crazy living room screaming for help~

Erica Glover said...

I have everything crossed!

Melissa said...

I need help big time!!! This would be awesome!!!

Melissa said...

I need help big time!!! This would be awesome!!!

Anonymous said...

That looks great! And I could sooo use her help right now as we are in the process of remodeling. Thanks! Betsy
betsyandscott@abe.midco.net

Melissa said...

Wonderful! I'd love to win!

Deb. said...

oh wow, I would love this. I am so sick of my knotty pine living room and need a professional to give me the permission and guts to paint it. thanks and good luck to all.
dazziemae@hotmail.com

Mrs. U said...

Oh. My. Goodness. Seriously. Could this lady be my dream come true??????? I am CLUELESS about decorating!! I like a million different styles, so how in the WORLD do you narrow it down to ONE??? YIKES!! And I am one of those "Let's pick a design/color that'll work for the next 25 years so I don't have to change anything" kind of people. Some call it "boring". HAHA!! They are RIGHT!!

Anyway, may I pretty please enter your drawing? PLEEEEASE!!!

His,
Mrs. U

Marci G. said...

That is absolutely cool!! I hope I win!!

The Nester said...

LOVE LAYLA! She's got talent and I would love to have her come to my house, kick me out and do it up right!

She did great with your room--that woman has some mad puter skilz.

Mabry's gamma said...

I just started a few weeks ago reading Layla's blog and she has some really great ideas. She did a fantastic job on your room. Every now and then we all get decorator's block or have decorating tunnel vision; that is where I am now.

Kayla Rath said...

Dang. I love that girl! I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to win a consultation with her! Thanks for sharing your room with us -- I can't wait to see the updates!

Southern Fried Gal said...

That is so awesome to be able to really visualize it before you do it! Can't wait to see your little extra twists on the final design!

princessmimi said...

AMAZING.....I need her!

Kim said...

WOW! Is she talented! I would LOVE to win a consultation...how generous. Crossing my fingers...her advice would be well-used!

Polka Dot Possibilities said...

Please enter me! I'd love a consultation from Layla. Your room looks great with her design. Can't wait to see the afters.

Becky said...

What a fantastic giveaway!

I follow her blog and agree with you completely...she is one talented chick! Design advice from her would be a welcomed addition to any room in our home :)

Blessings

Bringhurst Family said...

Oh geez my livingroom needs help!

Miss(es) Canadian Pie said...

Amazing makeover ideas!!! You're room is going to look gorgeous!

Katy said...

Wow, that is really awesome! What a fun computer program she has and she does it well. I'd love to have some advice.

Thrifty Miss Priss said...

It looks wonderful! You should check out http://fromhousetocozyhome.blogspot.com/2009/02/everything-room-revealfinally-done.html
she did the same wall treatment, which inspired me to do it too! I started my project last weekend and I'm loving it already! And it's not finished!

Kelli said...

WOuld love a consultation! Also loving the door coffee table.

Conny said...

oh. wow. amazing work! I'd love some help from this talented woman!!

Jennifer said...

I love Layla's blog! Your redesign is fantastic, and I can't wait to see the after shots when you're done! I would love some advice on one of my rooms!