Thursday, August 25, 2011

A Giveaway from Arcadian Lighting!

Hey guys, I'm taking a break from blogging today, and letting Reyna at Arcadian Lighting take the reigns. Not only do I get a break, but one of you lucky folks gets to win a $50 giveaway!

Here we go...
What's the best way to update your home decor? Modernize traditional furniture with color. Patterned chairs or painted end tables turn classic pieces into conversation pieces. When paired with a matching wall hanging or light fixture, a space can go from drab to fab with the simple addition of a bright hue.  For inspiration, here are some dazzling examples of how to modernize tra
ditional furniture with color.   Stripes 

Traditional Colorful Furniture

Pitut (via)

Reupholster the pads and backs of classic dining room chairs with fabrics in bold stripes - their avant-garde look will transform an ordinary dining room setting into something spectacular.

End on A High Note

Traditional Colorful Furniture


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A white sofa and coffee table look pretty next to a pale blue painted accent table - the same shade of blue is used in the matching lighting fixture and throw pillows to tie the room together.

Rainbow Chic

Traditional Colorful Furniture

Slibaba (via)

Why stop at one color when several can be used? Modernize traditional furniture with color by painting each of the drawers in a chest
a different primary shade and add matching chairs for even more style.  Retro vibesTraditional Colorful Furniture

Decor8 (via)

A painted dinette table in 1950s-aqua becomes a fun gathering place when mixed with a variety of chairs. The whimsical wall art, including dream catchers and a canvas print, are the final touches of this light-hearted set-up.

Bright Florals

Traditional Colorful Furniture

The Elegant Home (via)

Pink and white floral prints on traditional pieces like wingback chairs instantly melds old and new. This dining room dares to combine two types of flowery patterns - a hot home decor trend this summer. The ceiling light is a nice added touch to the space.

Form and Function

Traditional Colorful Furniture

Real Estate Style (via)

This classic ottoman pulls double-duty as a footrest as well as a plush coffee table - the painted blue legs updates this antique.

Green Work

Traditional Colorful Furniture

DECORdir (via)

New brightly-colored fabrics on traditional square dining room chairs provide one of the ultimate home accessories in an office or workspace.

Country Chic

Traditional Colorful Furniture

Distro Architecture (via)

A refurbished coffee table in an audacious hue like red takes on new life and becomes the modern focal point of a classic country living room. Content provided by Arcadian Lighting, a site that specializes in top quality lighting fixtures at extremely affordable prices. Come visit us today!

 "Arcadian Lighting is the best source for lighting fixtures and accessories at discount prices. Arcadian Lighting has been in the lighting industry for over 15 years selling decorative home lighting fixtures and lamps online, and has become one of the top Internet retailers for home lighting products."

Thanks for the article, Reyna. Now, for the fun part...the giveaway!

Terms and Conditions:

1. This giveaway is open to United States and Canada residents only. (My international readers, sorry.)

2. Only ships to the current continental US (48 states). If the winner lives in Hawaii or Alaska or Canada, the winner must pay the additional fees that may incur.

3. A special code will be given to the lucky winner and it can only be used once.

4. Must be a follower of KFD Designs via Blogger, and "like" my Facebook page. Visit Arcadian Lighting and let me know what you would buy with your $50 gift card if you win (be specific). (mandatory) Leave a comment.
Deadline for entries is Thursday, September 1st, and I will announce the winner next Friday, the 2nd! Winner will be chosen by Good luck, my friends. 


  1. I would use the gift certificate towards the Larmes Modern / Contemporary Pendant Light.

  2. I would get the IMAX Moonlight Globe with Nickel Finish Stand - IX-73023. I have been looking everywhere for a cool globe!

  3. I am leaning towards the Kenroy Claiborne Transitional Floor Lamp.

  4. Is it crazy that I'm really digging a Mary Kate and Ashley lamp??

  5. Great giveaway! So hard to pick just one item when there are so many to choose! I'd probably use the gift card to purchase a pair of Quoizel Downtown Modern pendant lights for my kitchen island.

  6. I "liked" you and am a follower.
    I like the "ANP Lighting Angle Series Gooseneck RLM / Barn Wall Light - ANP-A814-44-E6-44". Fingers crossed!

  7. There were wayyyy too many things to choose from but I would use the gift card for the Kenroy Axel Contemporary Table Lamp - KR-21455. Thanks for the giveaway:)

  8. I would buy the Quoizel Sonata Chandelier! I have been looking for a new foyer light! Love it!!!!

  9. I think I'd get a couple of the Kenroy Simplicity Transitional swing arm wall lamps!

  10. I'd definitely get the Adesso Cosmopolitan Contemporary Bar Cart!

  11. So glad to have found that website! I would use the gift certificate toward the Landmark Lighting Schoolhouse Transitional Mini Pendant Light - LK-69053-1. (I'd need to buy two though). I've been dying to replace the fixture in my kitchen, and this one would be awesome!

  12. I am a follower on blogger (Katherine) and facebook (Katie Bradley)

    I would LOVE the Thomasville lighting by Progress lighting Clayton Semi Flush Mount Ceiling Light PG-P3759-84

  13. I would use it toward this - (Thomasville Lighting by Progress Lighting Piedmont Transitional Foyer Light - PG-P3884) I want a lantern style fixture in there!

  14. Kristen! Thanks for having us! Cannot wait to see who is the winner :)

    BTW, it's a $50 giveaway, and not $75 :)

    ALSO, we are doing a back to school 12% off discount. Coupon code: bk2school on both our websites and

    Arcadian Lighting Editor

  15. I would use the gift card to purchase this: It's cute & fun = perfect for my reading room.

  16. I have been following you through blogger and I liked you on FB!

    If I won I would get the Adesso Cubist Contemporary Floor Lamp - AD-8061-02.

    I'm keeping my fingers crossed!!

  17. I'm a follower and a facebook liker.

    I'm a lover of Trans Globe Lighting Transitional Table Lamp - TG-CTL-135.

    Mama needs a new lamp!!!

  18. I would get the landmark lighting chadwick translational pendant for my mudroom! Perfect!

  19. I am following your blog via GFC and liked you on FB!

    I would love to get the Adesso Spotlight Contemporary Lamp AD-3050.

    P/S: By the way, I am also hosting a giveaway. Come by and enter for a chance to win a personalized jewelry!


  20. I would use it for the Elk Lighting Princess Transitional Chandelier! This needs to be in my baby's nursery!

  21. Hi, Kristen! I follow you through Blogger and have liked you on Facebook for a while...I'm a big fan. :-)

    I would use the $50 gift certificate towards a new flush-mount ceiling fan. I have my eye on this simple Casablanca one:

    Thanks again!

  22. Follower and liker :) I would get the Savoy House Lighting Classic Schoolhouse Semi Flush Mount Ceiling Light - SVH-6-9344-1! Stalking similar light for a while!

  23. Follower! I would choose the Mary Kate and Ashley ''!

    heatheranne99 at gmail dot com

  24. Oh - they have awesome things! I would definitely put that $50 toward the Fanimation Multimax ceiling fan. I mean, the name is enough in and of itself but it looks great too. We have a typical '80s style fan in our den and I an OVER it. Thanks for the giveaway.

  25. I'd like this clock:

  26. I would use the gift certificate towards this light for my master bedroom. Geez, I hope I win this time!!!

  27. This giveaway couldn't have come at a better time for me - I have been desperately looking for a new light for the dining area in my new house (that I can actually afford!). There are sooo many fixtures from Arcadian Lighting that I would love but right now I am leaning towards the "Designers Fountain Palladium Transitional Chandelier." Fingers crossed!
    xx, Kait
    p.s. Of course I follow your blog and Facebook page :)

  28. There are so many amazing options on your website! I would use the gift card for the Mary-Kate and Ashley by Elk Lighting Continuum Transitional Table Lamp - ELK-3925-1 or towards the IMAX Rhimga Orange Birdcages - IX-84074-2

  29. I love all of your stencil designs and furniture finishes, very creative! I would buy either or with the gift card for my new office space in my home.

  30. like you on fb Teh Doll
    follow you gfc

    Designers Fountain Budget Cast Traditional Outdoor Flush Mount Ceiling Light - DF-2067-BK

    i would love this for my foyer.
    thanks for the giveaway

  31. I did all of the above (became a follower on blogspot and like you on FB). There are SO many to choose from, but I would probably use it for a couple of sconces for above/beside my sofa.

  32. Fabulous Contemporary Lamps! Nice work! Thanks for doing this blog. I absolutely love it!

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