Your Picks, Your Place $10,000 Sweepstakes and $50 AMEX Gift Card Giveaway!

*This giveaway is now closed and winner announced at bottom of post*

Hey everyone, today I want to let you know about an awesome sweepstakes from Apartment Guide going on called Your Picks.Your Place. It’s where you visit their site and vote for your favorite design boards and you are automatically entered in to win the $10,000 grand prize!

Your Picks Your Place

There are 4 featured bloggers who are doing the design boards each week (and you definitely will recognize their names because they are awesome), so that is what you are voting for and it’s super easy.  They are also offering several weekly prizes of $250, just in case you might not with the grand prize. But $250 still sounds good to me! :)

Is your place in need of a style update? Apartment Guide has partnered with TV host and design expert Kim Myles for the second annual Apartment Guide “Your Picks. Your Place.” Sweepstakes.

Kim Myles Photo

Yes, I am sure you recognize her from several HGTV shows and the winner of Design Star! Be sure and check out the Your Picks.Your Place blog as well for great commentary and tips from Kim, the featured bloggers, and Apartment Guide.

Here are some of the design boards you will be voting on and I just love them!

I heart naptime design board

Domestically Speaking Design Board

Inspired by Charm Design Board

In My Own Style Design Board

So cool right?  I love them all but have a favorite too, so I’m going to go vote!

Here are the official details and rules of the sweepstakes then I will get to the giveaway.

From now until August 14, visit to vote once per day for your preferred room design showcasing furniture and home décor items selected by featured bloggers.  The site will feature four different room designs every two weeks. By voting, you’ll be entered for a chance to win a $10,000 grand prize or one of eight $250 weekly prizes to go towards your own selections for your home. While you’re on the site, you can find design and décor tips from Kim Myles, Apartment Guide and featured bloggers to help you design a room that’s uniquely you.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Sweepstakes ends @ 9:00 PM on 8/14/12, subject to Entry Periods outlined in Official Rules. Must be a US legal resident of the 50 US or DC and 18 years of age or older. Sweepstakes subject to full Official Rules available at Void where prohibited.

Okay and now for the giveaway!

To enter the giveaway to win a $50 AMEX gift card, please do the following:

  1. Tell us what you would do to your home if you won the $10,000 grand prize!
  2. Bonus Entry: Visit Your Picks.Your and vote for your favorite design board to be entered in the sweepstakes;
  3. Bonus Entry: Follow Apartment Guide on Twitter;
  4. Facebook or Tweet about this giveaway including a link back to this post. Please also include @decor_chick and @aptguide in your tweet.

And that’s it! Please leave separate comments for each thing you do.  Giveaway will be open until Wednesday, July 4, and winner will be chosen via

*The winner is #128 and that is Steve! An email has been sent, congrats.*

Good luck everyone!



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  1. Stephenie says:

    Oh man I love the coastal one, it would fit so perfectly in our loft which consists of random stuff from the DH’s army days and mix-n-match ikea furniture along with my toddlers toys, hah! Awful.

  2. I would so love pieces from all the boards above, my taste is very eclectic or maybe that is a nice way of saying scattered? With $10K I would get new hardwoods, a new kitchen backsplash, some curtains for my mile high windows in the family room and some new bedding to finish off my master bedroom!

  3. What would I do with 10K??? First I would paint my house. I bought my house five years ago and I still have the original white wall that came with the house :) buy new carpet, new living room set, living room and kitchen decor.

  4. I too love the costal board! I dream of living by the ocean some day….

  5. Tracy Parral says:

    I would redo my floor as the cheap tiles are all messed up and coming up. I would fix the holes in the wall, the doors that are messed up, the leaky kitchen faucet. My front and back doors, the windows and screens which are messed up, the leaky pipes under the house, and last but not least the heat. :(

  6. Mary Happymommy says:

    If I won the $10,000, I would buy all new living room furniture.

  7. Mary Happymommy says:

    I voted for my favorite design.

  8. I voted for my favorite design and entered the sweepstakes today :)

  9. Mary Happymommy says:

    I follow Apt Guide on Twitter–mami2jcn

  10. Mary Happymommy says:


  11. Tracy Parral says:

    I Follow Apartment Guide on Twitter (@tracyparral)

  12. jennifer scott says:

    with $10,000 I would build a new addition onto our house!

  13. I would LOVE to redo our master bedroom!

  14. I voted! Can’t wait to see the results!

  15. I follow Apt Guide on Twitter!

  16. I would use the $10,000 for an addition onto our home. We need the extra space!

  17. I voted for the Rustic Hideaway.

  18. My husband and I are considering moving into a house that’s been in the family since the 70’s and hasn’t been updated at all, so the $10,000 would go toward getting rid of all the ugly paneling, harvest gold bathrooms, and painting/flooring updates.

  19. I would use the prize money to buy a bedroom and living room set.

  20. I’d do a kitchen reno and get rid of some of my popcorn ceilings!

  21. I voted! Love the “Southern” room… I am a Texas girl!

  22. I voted for the Rustic one. Lub.

  23. With $10,000 I would address my flooring issues and some furniture for the media room!!!!!

  24. I would redo our master bedroom and bath, and/or put in new flooring throughout!

  25. I would buy new furniture

  26. Follow Apartment Guide on Twitter @ElenaIstomina

  27. I voted and entered the sweepstakes

  28. Posted link to my FB!

  29. I think I would do my kitchen cabinets white, remove the half wall between it and dining room for visual flow over counter, get a new stove (glass top cracked now), put floor & trim in unfinished small bedroom, freshen up powder room with paint/waiscoting/new vanity & floor (hey, it’s only about 6′ x 6′!) and renew office/guest room! OR I jut might have to put all wood floors throughout 1st floor! Hmmm…choices, choices!

  30. Voted for Coastal though there are elements to each one that I would choose!

  31. well be buying this fall i hope.. so not sure but something fun! maybe hardwood flooring if it doesnt already have it?

  32. i voted!

  33. i follow them on twitter! @desmoinesdealin

  34. Heather Spooner says:

    I would use the prize money to update my den with paint, new window treatments, etc. Thanks for the giveaway!
    miyax15 at yahoo dot com

  35. If I won the $10,000 grand prize, I would remodel the fireplace and add some built-ins on both sides.

  36. Wow – $10,000! I would buy a new full dining room set! We have beautiful wedding China and I would love a place to display it and use it!

  37. oh man, the grand prize? i’d start from the outside, b/c i really want to increase our curb appeal!

  38. Brandi Zimmerman says:

    If I won $10,000 I would buy new bedroom furniature for our master bedroom and a patio set for our back deck. Oh the possibilities…. :)

  39. If I won the $10k I’d for sure actually do my master bedroom, buying a nice king size bed along with it!

  40. I follow apt guide on twitter

  41. I would gut my bathroom and redo my backyard.

  42. I voted!

  43. I voted!

  44. I tweeted about the giveaway!/randkmaddog

  45. $10,000 … um, hello kitchen or bathroom makeover.

  46. I just voted!

  47. I might do a little bit to each room in the house. Each room is lacking something. I’d love new couches in our family room. Our loft could use some more shelves. My room could use some serious decor help. What a hard decision.

  48. I would redo my living room. It is quite bland and boring.

  49. Felicia Woodward says:

    If I won the $10,000 prize, I would redecorate/refurnish my living room & dining room because they are BORING. I would also create a great outdoor space!

  50. Felicia Woodward says:

    I voted!

  51. Felicia Woodward says:

    I already follow ApartmentGuide on twitter @fwoodward !

  52. If I won the $10,000 I would put it towards redoing our PINK master bathroom!

  53. April was in CT now CA says:

    Definitely, absolutely 100% new furniture!

  54. Jessica T. says:

    I would paint the whole interior of my house and re-do my master bath!

  55. What a fun giveaway! With $10K I would replace a house full of white tile with gross grout. I’m thinking a dark wood floor would be fabulous:)

  56. I also voted! Thanks

  57. Jessie C. says:

    I’d get a new kitchen, master bed and new furniture for living room.

  58. Jessie C. says:

    I voted for my favorite design board

  59. Jessie C. says:

    Follow Apartment Guide on Twitter;

  60. Jessie C. says:
  61. I would move haha – we rent a place that is terrible

  62. voted in the sweepstakes

  63. I follow apt guide on twitter

  64. I entered the sweepstakes and would upgrade all 3 of my old bathrooms with the winnings.

  65. $10K? I would modernize my kitchen, landscape the front of our house and fix up my basement rooms.

  66. I entered the sweepstakes!

  67. I am now a twitter follower. You can see that I’m following @aptguide on my twitter page, @RockerJewlz.

  68. I voted for my favorite design board.

  69. O man, well we are moving soon, and I would use it to redecorate my new home. O wow, would that not be awesome?!

  70. I voted for my favorite design board.

  71. I followed Apt. guide on twitter.

  72. If I won the 10,000, I would makeover my bedroom! It is in desperated need!

  73. I visited Your Picks.Your and voted for my favorite design

  74. I Follow @aptguide

  75. Mary Stewart says:

    WOW! I would redo my master suite. Oh wait, I’d have to have a master suite to do that. No problem because when I win this fab prize, I’m gettin myself a master suite!

  76. We’re in the process of buying a house & the kitchen hasn’t been touched since the house was built in the 80s. Yeah ’nuff said lol. This would help fix up the kitchen & all 3 bathrooms definitely.

  77. Voted! Thanks

  78. following AG on twitter

  79. Mary Stewart says:

    I voted for the Southern Bungalow look- really like that vibe!

  80. Louise in NE OK says:

    I would replace double windows and back door in the dining room with a bank of french doors to the back porch. My dream!

  81. Lisa Cooper says:

    I would replace the carpet in my dining and living rooms with hardwood!

  82. When I will the 10 grand I will be redoing the kitchen and living area!!

  83. I voted for my favorite room!

  84. If I were to win, I would hire a decorator to help me pick out colors, designs, etc. for as much of my house as I could.

  85. I voted for my favorite room design!

  86. If I won the 10,000 dollars?? Hmm. First, I would die a little. Second, I would do some serious upgrading to our kitchen and add some curb appeal too! :) Paint, Paint and MORE paint!! :)

  87. I voted for my favorite room!! :)

  88. I followed Apt. Guide on Twitter!! :)

  89. Since my husband and I just rent right now, in a not so great neighborhood, I would use the money for a down payment towards a house..I dont even know if this amount of money would be enough or just right but we’d keep saving to add to it if it wasn’t enough. If that plan didnt work out, I would love to use it to move to a better neighborhood and keep renting for now.

  90. I would have my basement finished.

  91. Anonymous says:

    I voted for my favorite design.

  92. Anonymous says:

    I follow Apt Guide on twitter(kellysaver)

  93. I follow Apt Guide on Twitter (@staciefacevlogs)

  94. Voted for the rustic hideaway!

  95. I would finish furnishing my new home and refinish my cabinets and countertops.

  96. I follow you on twitter @anashct3
    Thanks for this lovely giveaway!

    Email: anashct1 [at] yahoo [dot] com

  97. Tweeted:
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    email: anashct1 [at] yahoo [dot] com

  98. I WOULD redo my kitchen and basement! Thanks for a super giveaway!

  99. Erin Buchanan says:

    Oh the possibilities with $ 10,000. I would revamp or living room in every way, then I might work on our master bedroom which could use a little lift!

  100. Erin Buchanan says:

    I voted for my favorite design :)

  101. With $10k, I’d like to create an outdoor living room inspired by Jamie Durie.

  102. I voted for my favorite design.

  103. Anonymous says:

    I follow Apartment Guide on twitter. ID: Lyndadawinda

  104. If I won $10,000, I would re-do all the hardwood floors, gut the kitchen, and make a nice outdoor patio.

  105. omg we are house-hunting right now – so this prize could go a LONG way with some of the houses we are looking at!! New kitchens are needed in MANY!

  106. I follow Apartment Guide on twitter!!

  107. I voted for the “coastal escape”!!

  108. Gina M Maddox says:

    I would do a master closet and bathroom overhaul! Thanks for the chance to win!
    gina.m.maddox (at) gmail (dot) com

  109. Gina M Maddox says:


    gina.m.maddox (at) gmail (dot) com

  110. Gina M Maddox says:

    I follow them on twitter @crazyitalian0
    gina.m.maddox (at) gmail (dot) com

  111. Amanda phillips says:

    New paint and trim! I took the trim off my living room and hallway walls two years ago and never for around to buying new. It still looks a mess in here :(

  112. If I won the grand prize, we’d have dark gorgeous cork floors in our entire house in a heartbeat! And a fence, and a deck, and…you get the idea :-)

  113. I voted for the cool loft. It’s exactly my style, but somehow I have to fit it into a normal house with 3 kids. Ha!

  114. I followed apartment guide on twitter.

  115. i tweeted about your giveaway!

  116. I voted to be entered in the sweepstakes. ;-)

  117. Not sure what I would spend the $10,000, but I think I would start with my little boys’ room. Maybe redo the family room, too. Get a nice sofa and TV to go down there!

    • Oh! I almost forgot! I would actually start with replacing the carpet on the stairs with wood. Can’t believe I forgot that. Ha Then, granite in the kitchen. Forgot that, too….
      Then I’d move on to the boys’ room. ;-)

  118. A nice new deck with a BBQ

  119. voted on my favorite design

  120. I follow apt guide on twitter

  121. Elizabeth G. says:

    If I won I would buy new living room furniture.

  122. Elizabeth G. says:

    Following Apartment Guide on Twitter.

  123. Elizabeth G. says:
  124. How exciting! If I won, I’d buy new bedroom furniture as well as new pieces for my living area. I’m in an apt so it would be fabulous!


  125. I did vote on one of the designs! Kinda difficult to choose just one ~


  126. It’s so hard to choose – they are all great designs!! If I won $10K, I’d finally finish my backyard and it would be the backyard of my dreams!!

  127. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    I would completely redo my bedroom and kitchen. I would love to modernize them!

  128. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    i voted for my favorite design

  129. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    following them on twitter @aes529

  130. Amanda Sakovitz says:
  131. If I won, what I’d do to my home is move out of it. I want to move to the beach…and I’d put that prize toward that goal.

    Thank you.

  132. I voted.

  133. Following Apartment Guide on Twitter (@won2x).

  134. I voted!

  135. My entire family room could use a massive3 facelift!

  136. Following Apartment guide on facebook!

  137. Following apartment guide on twitter!

  138. Tweeted from your link !

  139. Wow, if I won the $10K, I would re-do our master bath. Definitely!

  140. Following Apt. Guide on Twitter (

  141. I would redo my living room

  142. Follow Apartment Guide on Twitter

  143. I voted for my favorite design.

  144. Ashley Hatten says:

    I would completely re gut my kitchen and master bathroom. They both need it so desperately! thanks!

  145. Ashley Hatten says:

    I voted for my favorite design and entered the sweeps!

  146. Ashley Hatten says:

    I’m following apt guide on twitter @shuggysmommy

  147. Ashley Hatten says:
    thanks so much for the chance 2 win! I am saving for new buffet for my kitchen this would come in handy!

  148. I would deck out my new apartment with a modern look.

  149. I would remodel my bedroom! it needs a change

  150. Stefanie G says:

    voted for the southern design board to be entered in the sweepstakes;

  151. Stefanie G says:

    Following Apartment Guide on Twitter – @steffers516

  152. Stefanie G says:
  153. Stefanie G says:
  154. wow…with 10k,we would definitely fix our pool – and our outdoor deck – our wonderful home is showing its age – the 10k would give it a badly needed update!

  155. If I would win $10,000 I would add a extra room to our house. =]

  156. I voted for my favorite design =]

  157. I would love to redo either our bedroom and bath, or our outdoor patio area. Tough call.

  158. I follow apartment guide via twitter (yamiyali)

  159. I voted and entered the sweepstakes.

  160. I would redo my basement,bathroom and living room

  161. Our bathroom needs a huge overhaul!

  162. I voted!

  163. With $10,000, we could finally finish our master bath!

  164. I voted southern bungalow because of the whimsy, I love the warm colors of the Rustic, I dream of living at the beach and I like the space consciousness of the loft. I would probably vote for them all if I could.

  165. I would redo our master bathroom!!

  166. I would redo my kitchen.

  167. I voted for the Southern bungalow.

  168. I follow apartment guide on twitter @hewella1.

  169. I’d remodel our kitchen.

  170. I voted for Rustic Retreat.

  171. I’m a twitter follower (LuckyDuckyToo)

  172. Rebecca Shockley says:

    Build a new deck

  173. Rebecca Shockley says:

    I voted for the Rustic Design!

  174. Rebecca Shockley says:

    I follow @Aptguide on Twitter as @mngirlinssp

  175. Rebecca Shockley says:
  176. i would remodel my whole home

  177. follow AG on twitter-lmurley2000

  178. I would give my house a whole new make over

  179. Anonymous says:

    I voted for my favorite room design

  180. I followed Apartment Guide on twitter.. AlmostThere2011