Interior design magazines and home makeover shows make dressing up walls and windows look nearly effortless. That is, of course, until you try to put those tips to the test in your own living room.
Maybe you were left with a hodgepodge of valances, draperies and family photos that just didn’t quite come together like they did on those glossy pages. Then again, maybe your situation calls for a question not covered by your favorite magazine or television show.
That’s where Magazines.com’s “Ask An Expert” series comes to the rescue! Each month we’ll feature a topic and an expert that you can ask your most pressing home design questions. If our expert chooses your question to answer, you’ll win a gift. You’ll have the chance each month to win a free gift card from Magazines.com and some of your favorite stores!
This month Eduardo Xol, a leading designer, author and contributor on lifestyle and design topics, is here to tackle your questions about how to dress up walls with family photos, art and color and how to select window treatments to complement the photo frames and the texture of the artwork you might use.
Eduardo has put these design principles into practices as a former star designer for seven seasons on the two-time Emmy-winning TV show “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,” by helping many families by creating spaces that allow them to get more out of life. He is also an award-winning author of two books, “Home Sense” and “Extreme Entertaining Made Simple,” and has contributed to People en Español magazine, AOL and The Huffington Post.
This month we’re giving away gift cards to Art.com and Magazines.com for the best questions!
Here’s how it’ll work…
1. To be eligible to win a gift card, write your question(s) for Eduardo in the comment section below this blog post. (You’ll need to include a valid email address, but it won’t be published.) You must post your questions by noon PST on Sept 29.
2. Let people know about your question on Twitter or Facebook by posting the following: “Check out the design question I asked @EduardoXol for the @magazines Lifestyle & Design Expert Q&A! http://bit.ly/npSMXp #askeduardo.”
3. On Friday Sept. 30 Eduardo will answer the best questions in a blog post here and we’ll reward the authors with gift cards to Art.com and Magazines.com.
Ask Eduardo your questions right now in the comment section below for your chance at an expert solution and be entered to win a gift card!
For more great advice and inspiration, follow Eduardo on Twitter @EduardoXol and on his Facebook fan page. And of course, be sure to keep in touch with us here at the blog and on Twitter @magazines to stay in the loop with our “Ask An Expert” series.