As promised, we're going to take some time in the next few weeks to chat with Kavi484, who has won the west elm sweepstakes, worth $5000 in west elm merchandise. And check back, because we'll soon be posting the west elm after photos!
Here's our next question for Kavi484:
CasaSugar: How has the west elm contest changed your decorating future?
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Kavi484: I have amassed decorating ideas for years. I’m enough of a decorating geek that in college, while my friends were subscribing to Glamour and Lucky, I got Better Homes and Gardens! The problem is, when I graduate I’m not going to have a lot of money to put those ideas into action. I had kind of reconciled myself to the idea that I would collect my furniture piecemeal through Craigslist and consignment shops, fix it up if necessary, and just make my home look unique through textiles and accessories. I was perfectly happy with that, but winning this contest is wonderful because now I can put all my ideas to work in the setting of furniture that actually matches and is of good quality! west elm had so many items that would work really well with my style, and I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to furnish an entire one-bedroom apartment with pieces I’ve chosen to complement both each other and me.