Oh, HI there. Yes, if you’ve landed on this here page, you will have noticed I’ve given the blog a pre-spring makeover.
Well, not me, the wonderful team at Swish Design has been working on SY’s new look for a couple of months behind the scenes.
It’s the fourth makeover for this blog. I know, I have a problem.
It’s something I can trace back to my childhood when I’d infuriate my parents with wanting to move things around my bedroom. Just to make it all look different. This was actually an interesting exercise given that the space I was dealing with was of shoebox proportions.
The moving around and the general schuzzing of my space made me happy. It still makes me happy. You don’t always need a wholesale makeover, just little additions, tweaks and finishes that better reflect who you are now.
The uber-talented Kelly Exeter at Swish started work on my blog re-branding last year and over that time she’s helped create a fresh image for SY. The new blog design is the final piece in the puzzle.
I wanted my home page (I’ll pause while you go and check that out now) to show more of what Styling You is all about in one glance. That’s why you’ll see the latest posts up the top plus the “popular” posts towards the bottom (who knew that Bali post I wrote in January at Denpasar airport while delayed after a family holiday would be an ongoing crowd pleaser?).
So many of my readers come and read via the home page each day so I thought this would be a good thing for you – especially if you’re wanting to dig further back into the archives.
My advertisers and sponsors keep this blog business going so you’ll still find those ads there but a bit more breathing space has been added to where they sit (if you are an online business interested in advertising on this site, details are here plus see below for a special discount offer I’ve got running right now to celebrate the new-look SY).
The new-season collection has arrived in store at Freedom. I am so in love with the injection of colours and textures, I thought a giveaway around this collection would be a wonderful way to celebrate the new SY look.
We’re playing more and more with textures and layering, with brilliant pops of colour that have the knack of lifting moods and creating a bespoke aesthetic. We’ve sourced the world to deliver the best of the season, now’s a good time to try colour in the home and be bold! Korren Bentley, Freedom homewares buyer
This is just what I like to do at home … start with a neutral base and add pops of colour that can be easily changed – with the seasons or just on a whim.
Thanks to Freedom Furniture, it’s so easy to do just that. And better still, I’ve got a $500 gift voucher to give away to one lucky reader. If you’re looking for inspiration on how to spend the $500 … I’ve done a little virtual shopping, picking out my new-season faves. Can you guess which piece is my ABSOLUTE must-have?
1. Chevy cushion $24.95 | 2. Dots bowl $49.95 | 3. Clock $79.95 | 4. Masala vessel $29.95 | 5. Table lamp $99 | 6. Pineapple statue $49.95 | 7. Infinity hourglass $19.95 | 8. Magazine basket $49.95 | 9. Throw $59.95 | 10. Palm print cushion $34.95
THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED
Australian entries only, sorry. Entries open on Saturday, August 17, 2013 at 7am (AEST) and close on Tuesday, August 27 at 5pm (AEST). The winner will be notified via email and his or her names published here. Full terms and conditions here.
If you’d like to book either the 300×150 or 300×250 ad spots on SY, I’ve got a special promotion running for the duration of this launch competition. To save 25% off the monthly rate, enter either of these codes at the checkout: newSY250 (for 300×250 monthly ad); newSY150 (for 300×150 monthly ad space).
Let me know what you think of the new look or if you come across any problems when you’re navigating around.