Tuesday, April 03, 2012

I won the tufted headboard from Ethan Allen!

Yesterday was just unreal! That's because Ethan Allen announced the winner of their design challenge and I won!

I've been in a cloud of happiness. That's such an apt term since Vince and I named our design as "Life in the Clouds." As I keep mentioning, the whole room was really Vince's idea. Of course I had input here and there but I am amazed at how talented my husband is! He tweaked my design, gave helpful suggestions... I'm lucky I'm married to a man with discriminating taste!

And while some people tell me that I won because I had the luck of the pregnant woman, I beg to differ. I researched rooms with tufted headboards for inspiration. Vince researched color palettes. I studied Ethan Allen's design aesthetics to come up with a room that reflects their brand. I recalled the way Real Living styled our home when they featured it twice (easy tip: always have fresh flowers). Vince planned which photos will personalize the space without competing with the headboard. I even steamed the sheets and pillows! So it was a lot of hard work. And it paid off!

Here are a few of the room inspirations I put on my mood board:
As you can see, tufted headboards seem to inspire the same room elements: mirrored chest, sunburst mirrors and white lamps! I can't wait to turn our bedroom into something like the rooms up there. Except nerdier (books are always present in our home) and child-friendlier.

I feel like this is all so surreal since we've been wanting a tufted headboard for years. I even prayed about it. And now this! I was telling Mommy Fleur today that God may take His sweet time answering prayers but when He does, oh how He does! Never in my wildest dreams did I think I'd own an Ethan Allen piece. And now I do. Thank You, God, for giving me more than I ever asked for.

Thank you to everyone who campaigned for me over at Twitter and Facebook. Thank you to everyone who voted. And thank you to everyone who sent me encouraging words. I had fun doing the Ethan Allen design challenge but I had more fun seeing the overwhelming support you gave me. Whatever had been the outcome of the challenge, I already felt like a winner. Thank you!


  1. wow... i reviewed ethan allen's page again..and well...yeah you must be kulelat with the number of likes but then i say that you deserve to win the tufted headboard... talagang pinag-isipin (at dinasalan!)

    I voted for you (and hacked my 8-year old son's fb account to add on your votes as well)...so i feel like a winner too! Congrats dear!

  2. Congratulations! I won't forget what you said, "God may take His sweet time answering prayers but when He does, oh how He does!"


  3. Congratulations, Ms.F!! I do feel like I'm part of your sweet victory! Cheers to that! :)- Ethel

  4. You deserve it, yours was just the best :) can I hire you to interior decorate my bedroom? LOL

  5. Congratulations, Frances! Am so happy to be a part of your challenge, too! Congrats and again, looking forward to hearing about it when it's in your home na :)


  6. Congrats Frances! U deserve it! Super happy for u! =)

  7. Congratulations! Happy for yah! :)

  8. Hi!
    I love fabric tufted headboards, and these headboards are just awesome. The blue one and the white one are awesome.
    I also found wide range of new headboards on very cheap prices at http://www.dreambedroom.co.uk/compare_headboards.html

  9. Hi Frances! i love your room design! is it okay to use it as our peg for our room? We're currently building our house and i just fell in love with the way you designed the room for the Ethan Allen Challenge. And while I know you did this with your family in mind, I find it fits mine too! I have a toddler the same age as your Vito and I'm on the family way now... so that little moses basket just did it for me! :) well, aside from the tufted headboard! :)

    would it be okay to post the photo on my blog too?

    1. Of course!!! Congratulations on your growing family =D

  10. wow!!! Super duper congratz! Peg ko din ang tufted headboard! Kaya lang, wala pa budget. Pag-pray ko din ky GOd! ^_^


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