Living Room Art and a CSN GIVEAWAY!

Hope everyone had a great weekend!  Our was busy and we made lots of progress on our built-ins.  I'll have an update post in the next day or two so stay tuned.  Last week I updated you on our new living room furniture - we love it.  I need to figure out some art issues in there, and I stole some pillows from other rooms for now.  If you are having similar accessory and wall decor issues, check out the CSN giveaway below!

Here's what I have going on right now.

First over the fireplace, I have this pastel original which I LOVE and is not going anywhere.  Fun story about how we came to own this one.  Not too long after we moved into the house, I first saw this piece at a local cafe where they have a rotating display of local artists.  (Cassatt's on Lee Highway for those who are local).  I loved and admired it on several visits after that.  Then, it rotated out and I kept thinking about it, but I remembered the artist's name, Cynthia Gilmour so I found her information online and I called her.  She still had the piece and it was still for sale.  I think I paid about $300 framed... for an original pastel work of art.  Yes please.  I picked it up from her at the cafe a week later.  I was elated and it was perfect over our living room fireplace and still is. 

Across the room, I have this piece which I bought an annual Boardwalk art show in Ocean City, New Jersey (where we vacation every summer).  I still really like it although I'm not sure this will continue to be its permanent home.  We'll see though.

This is a little map print that we bought on our honeymoon in Bermuda.  I like it but I am fairly certain it's going to move on out of here and maybe head upstairs to the guest room.  With a new mat, it could work in our room too.  So, I'll need something new for this corner... but this whole corner is going to get a little make-over stay tuned on that front. 

What better way to start a Monday, than with a CSN Stores Giveaway! What's so awesome about CSN Stores?  200+ online stores where you can find pretty much anything.  Personally, I'll be checking out their wall art and decor over the next few days for art and throw pillows for my newly redesigned living room, and one piece left in the dining room (over the bar in case you're curious).  Fortunately for you, CSN is giving one lucky HOUSEography reader a $35 credit towards anything in ANY of their stores!

Here's how to enter! 

  1. First entry - you must be a HOUSEography follower!  Let me know how you follow HOUSEography.
  2. For extra entries (please leave a comment for each one of these that you do):
- Become a Facebook follower (or let me know if you already are) - click here

- Tweet about this giveaway
- Post about this giveaway on your Facebook wall or fan page 

- Vote for HOUSEography on Picket Fence Blogs by clicking here (just click the link and you're done - the easiest online voting you can ever do!)

Rules:  You must be at least 18 years old and have a US or Canadian mailing address.  Drawing will be made using random.org.  All entries must be posted by Thursday, February 10th at 11:59 p.m.

Good luck!