A few months ago I was thrilled beyond words when House Beautiful named Cote de Texas as the “go-to blog” to read all about what they called “The Ruralists” design trend. Imagine being in the same company as Axel Vervoordt and Bobby McAlpine. It was enough to make my head swell about two sizes bigger! The buzzwords House Beautiful used to describe this design style are: handmade, pure, sophisticated, global country and miles of linen. Well, I do want to one day wrap myself up in miles and miles of pure linen – I can’t imagine anything better.
After the House Beautiful article, Jaime Rogers who runs the online marketplace DOXA Design Group, took note of the Ruralists designation. DOXA is a one stop shop for online purchasing of anything home decor related. What sets DOXA apart from other online sites is how the merchandise is presented. In order to simplify the process, DOXA has divided its goods into design categories. For instance, there are the other House Beautiful Trends categorized – such as The Glams, and The New Victorians. And there are Collections such as: Positano, Hollywood, Santa Barbara, and Upper East Side. Other sections are divided by color. Each section is filled with the merchandise that goes with that particular style. If you are looking to decorate a room in a “Glam” style – DOXA has gathered all the chairs, sofas, tables, mirrors, lamps, etc. that fit that particular style. I love to go to DOXA when I am working on a new design project and see what’s available under a certain style or color theme – it makes my job so much easier to have it all already organized! Here are a few of my favorite items from the new Ruralist Trend Collection on DOXA.
The Monarch Sofa Bench
Since the Ruralist Trend group is so new to DOXA, and in order to spread the word, DOXA is generously offering Cote de Texas readers a giveaway! In addition, 3 Fine Grains is also contributing to the giveaway. 3 Fine Grains is a wonderful Etsy shop owned by Kymberley Fraser that specializes in grain sack pillows, furniture and other goodies. DOXA will soon be carrying some of Kym’s merchandise in the Ruralist Collection. In order to see 3 Fine Grains merchandise, go HERE.
1. The Rules:
In order to enter the giveaway, simply go to DOXA Design Group HERE, pick out one item you would like for your own. Then, come back to this comment section at Cote de Texas and let me know which item you picked! It’s that simple. I’ll pick two winners, randomly.
2. The Giveaways:
There will be a first and second place winner.
The first place winner will receive a choice between an Antique Grain Sack or an Antique Grain Sack Pillow ($400 Value) and a $250 DOXA Home Gift Certificate.
The Second Place winner will receive a $100 DOXA Home Gift Certificate.
DOXA also offers interior design services. Check the web site for more information.
The contest closes at midnight this Wednesday, so hurry up and go to DOXA Design Group HERE, pick out your item, and leave me the comment. Good luck to everyone!!!!!
Additionally, DOXA is offering a discount to all CdT readers: For the next two weeks, on all orders over $500, there will be a 15% off discount. Use the code CDT15. And for more information about DOXA, please be sure to visit their blog HERE.
Lastly, Willow Decor, a design blog, has a great story about 3Fine Grains, to read it, go HERE.