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Saturday, December 20th, 2014

Simplifying the Decorating This Christmas


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How on Earth is it the last weekend before Christmas already? If you’re like me, you’ve barely begun to decorate, much less wrap your gifts or get cards out. Don’t fret. If you’re getting your home ready for relatives and friends, you can whip a little something into shape like you’re Martha Stewart with minimal effort. Here are a few ideas.


Use your beautifully wrapped gifts as decor. This kills two birds with one stone. Brown paper packages tied up with string, accentuated with something simple — pom-poms, a colorful ball ornament or just a cute tag will show your giftee you put the effort in, and before they rip it open, it can serve as a decoration. If you are consistent with how you wrap, a grouping of coordinating packages makes a nice vignette.


When the bough breaks … put it in a jar of water. Whether you forage in your yard or for scraps at the Christmas tree lot, small branches from spruces, pines, cedars, firs or other evergreens make a simple and modern holiday accent.


Adding one of these small accents to the powder room will make it look like you’ve put a lot of effort into decorating the whole house, even when you haven’t.


Speaking of branches, a bundle of bare ones will do. Look at how lovely this little bucket looks. Hang ornaments, snowflakes, red pom-poms or anything else that fits. While these are spray-painted silver, you don’t have to get that schmancy. Plain old sticks will do.


Yards of ribbon. Whatever you’re hanging, make it stand out more by hanging it from a long length of lovely ribbon. We suggest red, gold, silver or green.


Use your existing glassware. This simple tablescape is beautiful and modern, thanks to limiting the centerpiece to clear glass flutes and votive holders and a few simple evergreen accents.

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Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

Last Minute Gift Ideas: Order Today to Make It in Time!


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It’s getting down to the wire for holiday gifts. Hanukkah starts today, and Christmas is just nine days away. If you’re as behind as we are with the shopping, you need some great gifts that seem tailored to your giftee and thoughtful, but in truth only take a few keystrokes to order. Here are some highlights from our Quick Ship selection. You must order by the end of the day today in order for these gifts (from the Quick Ship selection)  to arrive before December 25th!


Sempli Vaso Aqua ($50). This cool carafe is tipsy! Made of handblown lead-free crystal, it will throw your wine-swilling friends for a loop. It also makes a great hostess gift. (There’s more Sempli glassware available for quick ship, including flat-bottomed champagne flutes and beer glasses).

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Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

Don’t Miss Our Great Giveaways!


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We’re giving away great prizes here at Design Public, so don’t miss your chance. You can still enter through midnight, December 15, 2014 to win any of the following carefully curated items from our site.

All you need to do is post the corresponding tag to Twitter, to the Design Public Facebook page or pinning one of the images on Pinterest along with the corresponding hashtag. You may enter each contest once per day on all three venues if you’ve got the time! No purchase necessary. Winners will be drawn at random.

Miller Goodman Mini Facemaker Block Set


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Offi My Pet Dachshund Lamp in Orange


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The Principals Liquid Body Flask



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Fatboy Edison the Petit Lamp


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Sprout Modern Play Kitchen




twig+nest Triangle Pillow and one set of Triangle decals in Black






DESU DESIGNS Lithos Platter




Steelcase Turnstone Buoy Chair



Area Backgammon Duvet Cover




Loll Designs Lago Chair in Gray




Good luck everyone!







Thursday, November 27th, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving from Design Public!


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Happy Thanksgiving Everyone! On thing we are so grateful for here at Design Public is YOU! We hope everyone has a great day with family and friends and stuffing themselves silly.



Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

Giveaway Day 8: Steelcase Turnstone Buoy Chair


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Here at Design Public, we’re kicking off the holiday selling season with a 11 days of fantastic giveaways. Now through Cyber Monday, we’ll be giving away great prizes (including free shipping) . Check in every weekday to see which product we are giving away that day. You may enter to win every single one.

We’re into our second week of fabulous giveaways (check out past posts or our Twitter and Facebook feeds to see what you’ve missed, because they are all up for grabs until we complete our drawing on December 15, 2014). Today’s prize  is a break from the usual chair but is much more stylish than a yoga ball. It’s the Steelcase Turnstone Buoy Chair. Steelcase has a long history of staying ahead of all the trends when it comes to office design. This alternative to the typical office chair is available in a range of color combinations; winner gets to choose his or her favorite.


We’re announcing a product giveaway every weekday through Dec 1, 2014.

To enter, simply pin the photo to your Pinterest account, Tweet it or Instagram it and use the hashtag  DESIGNPUBLICGIVEAWAY8

You can enter once per day. Each re-post counts as an entry into the random drawing for that product.

On Dec 15, 2014 we will announce the winner for each contest.

No purchase necessary.