Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Giveaway & Aloha From a Sponsor: Second Street East

 Ever have trouble envisioning what to do with a space in your home? You have an idea of what you want, but just don't know where to find that perfect coffee table or if the pillows should match the curtains? We've all been there, and that's why I'm excited to introduce you to my new sponsor, Michelle from Second Street East Interiors!

She not only has an adorable blog, but she recently started offering custom design boards! I'll let her tell you a bit about her business and herself, and stick around for a fabulous giveaway at the end!

So how does your custom design board process work? 

After receiving an e-mail that a client is interested, I send over a survey that helps me pinpoint their style, specifics of the space and budget. I also ask that the client send me photos of the entire space and any furniture or accessories they are wanting to keep. I will then make the design board and send it through email along with a source list and explanation of the design plan.

1. What is the story behind the name of your blog/ business name? 

I originally started my blog to update my friends and family on the renovations my husband and I were doing to our current and first home, which is on the street 2nd St. E. It was all I could come up with at the time but it has turned out to be very meaningful. I have fallen in love with design while working on this house, which is why I chose to carry the name over to my business. 

2. How long have you been interested in interior design and how did you get started designing inspiration boards?

I have been interested in interior design since I can remember. I always think back to a specific instance as a young girl when my mom took me the wallpaper store so I could find the perfect yellow and blue plaid wallpaper for my bedroom and how enjoyable it was. I should have known from that moment that I wanted to make it my career!  I started making design boards about 6 months ago when a friend asked for help with inspiration for her living room. I whipped up a design board and the rest is history :)

3. What is your favorite "go-to" store for home decor? Any fave online sources?

West Elm hands down. They have so many great modern, yet classic pieces that I normally end up using something from there in each of my designs.  The Kansas City location recently left and let's just say I have had a hard time coping!

4. If you could design any celebrity's home, whose would you like to do?

I would say Blake Lively (Gossip Girl, anyone?) and for no other reason than that I think she is a doll and has a great sense of style!

Not only is Michelle stylish and lovely, but she's generous too! She has offered to work with one of you on a FREE custom design board for any room in your home!

To enter, you must be a follower of AisletoAloha using the Google Friend Connect feature (Click the "follow" button on the right side bar.) Leave a comment on this post telling us which room in your house you would ask Michelle to help you design. 

**Additional entries**

2. If you tweet about the giveaway, leave a second entry. (Make sure you mention @aisletoaloha and @SecondStEast in your tweet!)

3. If you follow Michelle's blog, leave a third entry. 

**Please make sure I can find your email somewhere (on your blog, etc) or your entry is invalid! **

So, you have the potential to enter three times. 

The giveaway will be open until 10pm (Hawaii time) next Tuesday, January 24th. I'll choose the winner using and announce it on Wednesday, January 25th. 

So what's it gonna be? Your bedroom? The living room? Maybe a fabulous outdoor space?


  1. I definitely need help with the living room. I have a decent base and vision, but am having trouble pulling it together.

    I am a friend of AisletoAloha.

    My email:

    My blog:

  2. I am a friend of Second Street East.

    My email:

    My blog:

  3. Eric and I need help with our bedroom. It is the last room to have hand-me-down furniture and it is a bit of a design disaster.

    <3 Ashley
    ashley dot hasty at gmail dot com

  4. I follow!

    Dustin and I could totally use help with our bedroom. It's the only room in our place that doesn't look at all put together.

  5. My living room. Or maybe the master bedroom. I want to re-do both rooms!

  6. I am a new follower of Aisle to Aloha!

    I am moving to Cali in a few short months and would love to get help designing the living room of my new apt/house-to-be!

    XO Jill

  7. I am also a new follower of Second Street East - cute fun blog! XO Jill

  8. This is hard! I think I'd want help with our could use some freshening up!

  9. I'm a new follower and I desperately need help with our master bedroom!

  10. I tweeted too from @ohshannanigans

  11. love that you live in Hawaii...i'm assuming Oahu?
    We go to parents have a place there and we spent three weeks there this last summer.
    I'm trying to talk my hubby into living there for just one year..but it's not working.
    p.s. I used to have a playlist on my blog. You might have liked it;-)

  12. Just started following your blog! Love it!

    framesandnames @ gmail . com

  13. Lastly - I started following Michelle's blog. I'm so excited for the opportunity!

    framesandnames @ gmail . com

  14. Lastly - I started following Michelle's blog. I'm so excited for the opportunity!

    framesandnames @ gmail . com

    Oh and I want help with either our living room or my new craft room/office. Hope I win! (sorry for the extra entry, you can delete my last one, I forgot to provide the room I want help with)

  15. I'm a follower :) I could use some help with design in our master bedroom. It barely matches!

  16. I tweeted:!/bbgoad/status/28213944875229184

  17. I'm new to the blogging world so this is my first comment AND my first time being a follower :)

    I probably need help in EVERY room, but if I had to choose one maybe I'd pick the living room.



  18. Follower! :)

    I'd pick my bedroom! I want it to feel homey and cozy!

    amschotter at gmail dot com

  19. Tweeted! :)

    amschotter at gmail dot com

  20. I follow Michelle's blog, too! :)

    amschotter at gmail dot com

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