Win a living room makeover

*This giveaway has now closed *

The winner is Lucy who was nominated by her husband, Anthony (all the heart eyes!). My romantic side got the better of me when I picked the winner – congrats, Lucy!

I know I go on a bit about my room makeovers but it’s only because I get so excited about making a space feel like new, either with relatively small touches or much bigger changes. My living room makeover is very nearly done (still waiting for a couple of new pieces of furniture) and it has made my home feel like new. I am beyond excited about the fact that I can now offer YOU a living room makeover with the lovely folks over at DFS. Eeeek!

DFS Zinc sofa | Mid-century style | Win a living room makeover | French Connection sofas | Apartment Apothecary

To celebrate International Women’s Day, we would like you to nominate an inspirational woman in your life (whether it be your best friend, partner, sister, daughter, mother, neighbour) for the chance to win a new look for their living room. I have chosen four collections of furniture from DFS that I love (GIVE ME THAT PINK SOFA NOW!) and it was ridiculously difficult to choose just four – gutted I couldn’t include this sofa too. The lucky winner can select the collection that they like best as well as sending me a few snaps of their living room and I will help them place the new furniture and suggest ways to make the whole room look better. Once the makeover is complete I will then post some photos of the new look room here on my blog.

Are you as excited as I am yet?! Check out the amazing sofas available at DFS – one of these could be yours…

Pink velvet Bailey sofa from DFS | Win a living room makeover | Apartment Apothecary

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Monocrome sophistication

I love the clean lines of this sofa designed by French Connection and the touches of black in the legs and cushions bring an air of sophistication. The bronze table frame adds a bit of glamour – I feel the need to be on that sofa right now drinking a cocktail!

DFS Quartz sofa | Mid-century style | Win a living room makeover | French Connection sofas | Apartment Apothecary

1. Quartz chaise sofa in grey (size and shape of sofa your choice)  2. Swirl rug in charcoal 3. Opaque lamp table

Pink dream

This literally is my pink dream and I hope it is yours too! I’m imagining us all in a cottage somewhere with this beautiful Bailey sofa, footstool and an open fire – I mean, what else would one need in life? Keep this furniture fresh and modern with crisp white walls or soft greys, neutral flooring and dots of bolder colour from vases filled with flowers. Heaven.

Pink velvet Bailey sofa from DFS | Win a living room makeover | Apartment Apothecary

1. Bailey velvet sofa in dusty pink 2. Bailey velvet small footstool  in dusty pink 3. Blackford rug in sterling.

Mid century modern

Retro lovers out there this chaise sofa with mid-century style legs would be the perfect addition to your home. Combine it with pops of bold mustard, orange, green or blue and an original teak sideboard would finish off the look brilliantly.

DFS Zinc sofa | Mid-century style | Win a living room makeover | French Connection sofas | Apartment Apothecary

1. Eiffel armchair in white 2. Zinc chaise sofa in grey with light legs (size and shape of sofa your choice) 3. Trio nest of tables 4. Wall rug in gold.

Coastal whites

For those of us who like to escape into white tranquility I have chosen this beautifully simple Slate sofa and armchair. I’m imagining a coastal feel in this room with lots of white, raw wood, neutral ceramics and wild flowers. You could also add an accent colour to lift the look – perhaps blue to add to the coastal feel.

DFS Slate sofa | White on white | Win a living room makeover | French connection sofas | Apartment Apothecary

1. Slate armchair in white 2. Slate two seater sofa in white 3. Swirl rug in bleach 4. Cabrilo lamp table

To enter

Decide who you would like to nominate (or ask someone to nominate you) and leave a comment on this post telling me why that woman is an inspiration to you and why you would like them to win a room makeover. I will choose the winner on March 22nd and announce it here on my blog. The winner will need to send me a few pics of their living room ‘before’ and ‘after’ because we all know how much I love those!

I can not wait to hear about the special women in your lives and good luck.

Katy x

*Thank you to DFS for collaborating on this fun project.

THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED! WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON WEDNESDAY 23RD MARCH.

 

T&C’s
– Competition closes on March 22nd at midday.
– Open to residents of mainland UK only.
– The winner agrees to sending me pictures of their living room so that I can give them advice on ways to improve the room. They also agree to sending me a few snaps of the living room once the furniture has been delivered and the room makeover is complete.
-This prize is non-transferable and cannot be exchanged for monetary value; No cash alternatives to the stated prize will be offered.
– One nomination per person.
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  1. Jeska 8th March 2016 / 4:46 pm

    Great prize! I nominate my beautiful sister as she is the hardest worker I know 🙂

    After she trained to be a personal fitness instructor and learnt to drive all in 3 months – she worked two jobs and never ending overtime to pay off the cost of all the training. A living room update would be a great gift. The furniture in her place was cobbled together via family members and some great second-hand buys – but the couch really has had it now. (it’s a squashy back breaker)! I’d love to watch a movie with her and be able to walk home after lol! 🙂

  2. Jo Middleton 8th March 2016 / 5:19 pm

    What a fantastic giveaway! I’m going to nominate my friend Lucy. Her house always looks amazing, and she has this wonderful talent for turning things she finds at the tip into treasures! She is always on a budget though, so I’m hoping she would LOVE the chance to be properly spoiled.

  3. Lori 8th March 2016 / 5:24 pm

    Ooh this is ace and all your picks are dreamy! Hello mid-century love *swoon* I would nominate my mum as she is the most hard-working woman I know and no matter how much life throws her lemons, she just keeps going. x

  4. Keeley hill 8th March 2016 / 7:58 pm

    I would like to nominate my mum Jean, she has the most beautiful home but still looking out for the perfect sofa.
    I think the pink would fit perfectly x

    Also she helps look after me and my five boys so she deserves a extra special treat.

  5. Sarah-Lou 8th March 2016 / 8:00 pm

    Awesome prize! I nominate my bestie, Steph, because she’s brave & beautiful, she’s been an absolute rock for me, and she has had a new extension which ran over & was really stressful so she deserves a helping hand like this x

  6. Karen 8th March 2016 / 8:03 pm

    I nominate my sister, Lisa, who is the funniest and most resilient person you can imagine. Tragedy struck a few years ago when her husband had to stop working after a horrendous accident. With three children and a dog, she has managed to keep the family afloat by working flat out at a children’s nursery, walking other friends‘ dogs and picking up bargains at car boot sales. Although she has so much to deal with, she’s always laughing and has a hilarious sense of humour. I would so love to give her the chance of having her living room re-done. She would get so excited.

  7. Annabel 8th March 2016 / 9:02 pm

    This is amazing Katy! I would like to nominate my mum because she really is 1 in a million. She has been talking about having the house re-decorated for a couple of years now but has had to push it back time and time again to support me through University and moving out, to support my brother going to University and to support my youngest brother starting driving lessons. She’s so selfless and will always put others first, but now she deserves to be given something back 🙂 x

  8. Suzannah 8th March 2016 / 9:03 pm

    I nominate my mum as she has always inspired me to make an effort with myself and my home. She was always proud of her appearance and was constantly changing things around at home. She taught me that it’s not essential to spend a huge amount of money on style, but also to never settle for the cheapest option.

  9. Anthony 8th March 2016 / 9:34 pm

    I nominate my wife Lucy, she is superwoman to me and our two boys and with out her strength and character to carry and inspire us every day as a family the last few years challenges and personal tragedies would have been un manageable. We have just bought our first home together for us and she is a true ambassador of selfless living . X

  10. Ashley 8th March 2016 / 9:42 pm

    I nominate my mom because she has always been my style and decor inspiration, on top of being such a strong single woman throughout her life in general. She is the first person I call anytime I buy a new piece for my home, or when I am moving in to a new place and need decor or organization advice/HELP.

  11. Rachel 8th March 2016 / 10:10 pm

    I nominate my best friend, Maddy. She’s an amazing lady and has been there for me through thick and thin. She had a horrible time recently when her husband left her when she was pregnant and already had a little toddler, but she carried on and found strength and is single mum to two gorgeous boys. Her house is in need of renovation and I’m sure she and the boys would love a new sofa! She’s the funniest, kindest, most inspiring person I know and she deserves a treat 🙂 x

  12. Emma 8th March 2016 / 10:34 pm

    I nominate my mum who raised me on her own and sacrificed so much for me. She has always had hand-me-downs and had to ‘make do and mend’ way before it was ever in fashion and she’s never had the luxury of doing up a room of her own to her tastes. I wish I could afford to pay her back for everything she has done for me and continues to do for my boys, as she tirelessly looks after them and even makes our tea. This would make such a difference to her life , which is why I’d like to nominate her to win!

  13. Amber Carroll 8th March 2016 / 11:00 pm

    I nominate my mum because shes always focused on spending her spare money on her 3 children instead of ever redecorating and she currently has my old sofa. She would love a change and to feel like she has a cosy living room x

  14. Alice 9th March 2016 / 12:13 am

    What a lovely competition. I nominate my Nana June, who died just before Valentine’s Day. She had a council house in Stoke and was the most tireless housekeeper I have ever known, despite losing my granddad and having some physical challenges – her house was always spick and span and cleaning out her belongings last week brought home to me just how warm and welcoming her home always was. She had lots of quirky things but (even though she’d be mortified at me posting this) also had the most elegant taste possible and worked so hard to keep a lovely home. Her home will always represent love and warmth to me.
    I will miss her so much but I’m lucky enough to have been given some of her ornaments and knock knacks, which I would love to display properly in our cluttered and confused living room…!

  15. Danielle Gourlay 9th March 2016 / 9:07 am

    How will the winner choose out of these beautiful sofas! 🙂

    I nominate my gorgeous little sister, Charlotte. She got pregnant at 18 and we all thought this was the worst thing that could have happened but now she has the most beautiful 3 year old who we wouldn’t live without.

    Charlotte has been really thrifty and designed her home beautifully with a small budget, by up cycling old furniture and being clever with design – she’s my interior inspiration. Charlotte is an amazing young woman and mum and she is now training to be a nurse. I couldn’t be more proud of her, or think of a more deserving winner <3

  16. jenny 9th March 2016 / 12:06 pm

    I’d love for my big sister Suzy to win this. She has a busy house with three kids and a dog and not much spare time or cash to update it. Her sofa is knackered to be blunt! A new one would be an amazing treat for her and a big corner one would mean they could all pile on!

  17. Mel Wiggins 9th March 2016 / 12:23 pm

    Ooooh lovely! I would nominate my mother-in-law. She is tirelessly serving other people. She cares for her grandkids every week, makes us dinners, works in the charity shop that her and her husband run to raise funds for a childrens home in Burma – she really is a saint. She recently lost her own mum and never really has time to do anything for herself. Her living room desperately needs some TLC and is such a mess of charity shop furniture. This would be such a treat for her! x

  18. Sammy 9th March 2016 / 1:54 pm

    I would like to nominate my best friend Heather. Aside to the fact she is one awesome human being, she has spent so many years living in rented accommodation with house mates. Last year she finally moved in to her very own place. I am so proud of how hard she has worked and what she has sacrificed to be able to take this massive step in her life. She spends her working life educating kids, working with dementia patents and the homeless in a museum. She is a truly selfless woman who is always there whenever I or any of her friends are in need.

  19. Sue Costello 9th March 2016 / 2:44 pm

    My wonderful daughter Rebecca Atkins works in a male dominated profession and has given me 2 beautiful and kind grandchildren”. On top of her job she also acts as a carer for her 83 years old Nan. I have never known her to say no when asked for help

  20. Julieta | Juliet Oscar Yankee 9th March 2016 / 2:59 pm

    I nominate my mom, MARCELA. She’s one of those who seem like a tough nut to crack (probably because she is haha) – definitely where I get my stubbornness from, But she’s also the most caring person I know.

    She’s always been there for me no matter what – even when I needed to talk to someone at 2 am in the morning. I also like her because she sends me pictures of my cats every day hahah

    J

  21. Lou Archell 9th March 2016 / 3:46 pm

    Fantastic prize!!!
    Oh that pink sofa is a dream! ANd to have you give advice on my space – darling I need that.

    I would nominate my dear Nana. She passed away in January and was the soul of our family. She is massively missed by us all. On Sunday 13th she would have 90 years old. It’s going to be a tough day for us all.

    xx

  22. Ellen 9th March 2016 / 3:59 pm

    I would love to nominate my Nana. I’m shaking my head and smiling at what to write about her, but the facts say it all. She is 101 years old, but with a really keen eye for design. She’s never had much money (four children to raise after her husband died following being gassed in the FIRST World War- he was twenty years older than her) and yet her living room is always different, every time I visit. Plants and paintings come and go, as does furniture – but she has always had to make do with second hand and would be amazed if she could actually choose something! She’s also recently lost her little dog (she’s had one all her life but finally conceded that, at 101 she can’t walk one anymore, so Pandora has left a big hole) and needs cheering up!

  23. Jemma Deane 9th March 2016 / 5:50 pm

    I’d like to nominate my amazing mum to win the coastal white sofa. Her lounge is looking a little tired and unloved and could do with a ‘mini’ makeover. She lives near the water and I think a ‘New England’ style would look ace.She is the most lovely person and everyone wants to adopt her as their mum. She is totally selfless and always puts others before herself. She’s had a tough couple of years with family members passing away and deserves a treat. Thank you.

  24. Hannah 10th March 2016 / 10:08 am

    Katie I love this competition so much! I would nominate my friend Jo who recently moved house… then made redundant. She is a tireless advocate for others but is utterly crap at putting herself first! She is incredibly strong and has dealt with a lot in the past including multiple miscarriages- but remains an incredible support to new Mum’s in our community. Her mum is in and out of hospital at the mo and man, she needs a break! Happy international women’s day to you, lovely lady. I love this online space you created.

  25. Nancy Straughan 10th March 2016 / 12:11 pm

    Wow what a wonderful prize, thanks Katie and obviously DFS too! It might be an obvious choice but I select my wonderful mum. She has sacrificed so much for my brother and I and she’s going through a pretty tough time at the moment and I know she really needs a pick me up, this prize would be so lovely for her. She’s been meaning to spruce up her living room for a while and as she’s an interior designer I think she would just love this prize! I especially love the pink sofa too!

    Reading through the comments in this post has put a smile on my face, it looks as though there are so many wonderful women out there 🙂

  26. Amanda 10th March 2016 / 12:44 pm

    My mum. Very simple. She inspired me all my life, still does today. She had many, many knocks in her life, most would have crumpled but not her. She stood firm and true, in her beliefs, and in how she believed others should be treated, even though at time she had been badly treated herself. She taught me how to walk in another’s shoes, she taught me about empathy and kindness. She taught me about respecting others. She taught me about humanity. My mum was a fighter, a warrior. Even in her last moments she clung onto life, surprising everyone around her. She was, and still is, an amazing human being.

  27. Heather 10th March 2016 / 12:48 pm

    Fab competition! I nominate my gorgeous friend Alex. She is one of the most generous-hearted people I know – always the first to volunteer to help when someone needs it, and always puts everyone else before herself. She’s had a really tough year, and I think she deserves something to give her a bit of a boost. She loves interiors and has a great sense of style, and I know she’s desperate to give her living room a new look. x

  28. Polly 10th March 2016 / 2:15 pm

    I’d nominate my friend Laura, she’s a single mum to three kids and works ridiculously hard and is a huge inspiration for me

  29. Erin Priest 10th March 2016 / 2:38 pm

    I nominate my Mum, Jessica. She had a slipped disc over a year ago but has persevered with her recovery, training and encouraging us with our exercise. She is an amazing Mum and I know she would love the lounge to have some tlc. That pink sofa is right up her street! Erin X

  30. Holly Roberts 10th March 2016 / 2:46 pm

    So, really annoyingly we have just bought a new sofa but I wanted to say that you have blown me away with these DFS choices. I would NEVER have thought to have looked there – I’m actually quite gutted because I think I like that first one more than the one I’ve just bought!! Grrrr. Can you do a bedroom makeover comp next time because I would like to be first on the list!!!

  31. Jessica steele 10th March 2016 / 4:53 pm

    I would like to nominate my mum. Over the past three years she has been divorced, moved house three times, and has recently had her dog put to sleep. She has also started her own business from scratch. She is finally settled in a nice house but is finding it hard to get it sorted whilst focusing on her business too. It currently looks very cluttered! I think she’d love to win this.

  32. Madeleine 10th March 2016 / 6:51 pm

    I would love to nominate my little sister. She got the creative gene and I am endlessly wowed by her graft and craft. Like so many of the other nominees, she works several jobs, is studying for further qualifications whilst simultaneously scraping up the endless piles of sick, clothes and clutter that her ‘little darlings’ seem to generate at pre-school age!! Meantime she is also remodelling her house on a budget….she actually dug the foundations for the extension with a single spade. I am awestruck by both her tenacity and by her style. Love you sis

  33. Jo Crawford 10th March 2016 / 7:25 pm

    I nominate my dear pal Catherine. What a lady she is – hard working, thoughtful and kind to say the least. She deserves something back (and a new room to match her new marriage later on this year) x

  34. Sarah 10th March 2016 / 8:03 pm

    Just loving this giveaway Katy and of course the sofas are dreamy! The pink button back is perfection. I’d like to nominate my instafriend Simone. We’ve never met, but she’s a hardworking, home-schooling mum with vintage flair and I know she’d love one of these beauties. Not to say that she has a shabby sofa ( I’m sure it’s not at all) but who wouldn’t want to win one of these delights!

  35. Vivienne 10th March 2016 / 9:22 pm

    I’d like to nominate an inspirational daughter who has a warm heart but a cold house, as she and her husband are just building themselves (very much with their own hands) an extension which will badly need furniture! She is a mid-century modern enthusiast and a blogger on design issues herself (ecomodernstudios.wordpress.com). She manages several part time jobs as well as two pre-school children and the extension project, so she is really stretching herself right now. Indeed she always has; in her early twenties she went on her own to India and worked on a newspaper and also worked in a school set up for street children. She arrived home with just the clothes she was wearing and went on to build a varied career with start-ups and creative companies. At home she has a wonderful talent for achieving maximum design impact with minimal money, but winning this prize would really make a huge difference – and couldn’t happen to a lovelier or more deserving person!

  36. Kathryn 11th March 2016 / 1:11 am

    Hi there, I’d like to nominate my youngest daughter, Megan. Meg is a dog groomer and spends all day, every day working hard to make other people’s dogs look beautiful, so much so that she never has time to think about her own house! I’d be so thrilled if she had the chance to be spoilt herself for a change as she’s always thinking about other people. But how to choose? Thanks for doing this, Katy, DFS really seems to have come into the 21st century with a vengeance, well worth checking out.

  37. Faye 11th March 2016 / 7:31 am

    I nominate my very inspiring mum, who has always put her children first.

  38. Sandra 11th March 2016 / 9:25 am

    I would love to nominate my daughter Emily, she really deserves this prize, after saving hard to buy her own flat, she doesn’t have much left to spend on furniture! So her interior consists of hand me downs from family members, she would absolutely love this prize I know! She is kind, caring, beautiful and absolutely selfless, always puts others first, she’s been through a stressful time recently, so would be a very deserving winner. Happy International Women’s Day! Emily you are an inspiration to us all!

  39. emily 11th March 2016 / 3:34 pm

    My lovely mum sandra. She is a creative person who appreciates good design. The first look is very her, stylish, crisp and clean, it would be such an amazing surprize to win this for her!

  40. Lottie | Oyster & Pearl 11th March 2016 / 10:50 pm

    This is such an awesome prize. I would nominate my friend and ex-neighbour Bethie who is so into interiors and does amazing things on a shoestring budget. When I moved into the house next door to her she couldn’t have made me feel more welcome or more at home. One of the kindest, most generous and caring people I’ve ever met! And she’d absolutely LOVE this prize x

  41. gemma 11th March 2016 / 11:03 pm

    I would like to nominate our MD, Cristina for a free makeover. She is about to move to a new flat that is unfurnished , however she is working incredibly hard on taking our company to the next level and has very strict deadlines in the next 4 weeks and has no time to organise furnishing for the new flat. My concern is that she may just move in and live in an empty apartment, as she tends to, and has got to put the business first.

    She is quite elegant and stylish and looking for a fresh start! She is quite inspirational too, having built an award winning product ( a patient management system for dentists that has won the prestigious Innovation Awards in 2015), a nice to work for company and a wonderful and caring team; all of this with very little resources and in a very short period time. That is why, she would really deserve some help in creating a new home. Thank you.

  42. Kathryn 12th March 2016 / 12:39 pm

    What a great giveaway! I’m going to nominate my best friend and sister in law Louise who is one of the kindest, most thoughtful, selfless people I know who has faced some real challenges in her life and never once complained.

  43. Will 12th March 2016 / 9:21 pm

    I’d like to nominate my lovely wife Lucy who’s worked so hard to make us a family home since we moved into a wreck of a victorian townhouse that didn’t even have a kitchen. The lounge really gets her down as it was thrown together from pieces we had leftover as a new baby arrived and funds ran out. A surprise makeover would cheer her up so much. I thought of her as soon as I saw the gorgeous pink sofa – her favourite colour, she’s even painted our front door that same pink!

  44. Emma Cantrell 13th March 2016 / 10:28 am

    Oh! I LOVE the mid century modern – it is beautiful!

    I’d like to nominate my Dad – he’s devoted every day of his working life to serving his local community and makes do with very little. I know he’d love different furniture and to be more comfortable at home but he’d NEVER mention it.

    Your picks are ALL amazing! Love them.

  45. Anna Bishop 13th March 2016 / 11:28 am

    I would like to nominate my wonderful sister whose little twin girls and visually impaired husband have destroyed the sand-coloured, linen sofa set she so foolishly bought before the girls were born. She works so hard to raise her little girls and deserves someone to do something for her for a change. She loves interior design and would love to live in a home that she can enjoy and be proud of. Thanks.

  46. Rachel @ The Ordinary Lovely 13th March 2016 / 9:26 pm

    I am absolutely going to nominate my mother. For four reasons … one, her greatest achievement in life was teaching me (and my two brothers) how to mix the perfect gin and tonic … two, she has very strong opinions on the cashmere to wool ratio in cashmere blend clothing … three, she makes sure the animals in her home are fed before any human … and four, she has the most horrendous taste in homeware so needs all the help she can get. She claims she’s colour blind but I think that’s merely to hide her bad choices (green carpet and burgundy leather sofa). Help her, Katy, help her!!

  47. Jade 16th March 2016 / 2:23 pm

    I really want to nominate my mum! She always tries her best with the little money she has to make our house look nice and at the moment she really wants to renovate the living room! She would really appreciate this prize and she works so hard, I would love to give her this opportunity.She loves all things interiors and can be found scouring markets, car boots, tk maxx just to name a few to find bargains!Thanks Katy xxx

  48. Ellie Marshall 18th March 2016 / 9:51 am

    I’d like to nominate my sister. She’s the kindest most warm hearted person I know and just spending time with her makes me want to be a better me! She never has a bad word to say about anyone and she reminds others to be kind about people whenever they ‘slip up’!

    Dispute all this the universe has not been kind to her in return, she was diagnosed with Crohns disease over ten years ago and has fought to live a normal live ever since, despite being in pain on a daily basis. She’s dealt with all the drugs and operations by changing her lifestyle and trying to look after her self as best she can.

    4 years ago she married the most lovely man and they been trying to have a baby ever since, but her body is struggling even further under this added pressure. Everyone knows what amazing parents they’d be and it is simply not fair that they are not getting this opportunity to share the love they have with a child. They’ve had so much heartache that they deserve something nice to happen to them. Who knows it might start a chain of ‘good’ things happening for them…. I do hope so!

  49. Matt Fairclough 18th March 2016 / 10:09 pm

    I want my Auntie to win cos she is the best auntie ever!
    My mum had me when she was young and she tried to be a good mum but she is an alcoholic. Anyway my auntie has always looked out for me and she is the best! Later when I got my own phone id call her and go and stay with her whenever I could. Thing is she’s had a few miscarriages where she was gonna have a baby and I know she wants to be a mum alot. Thing is I know she’d be brilliant. And I know her sofa gets in her nerves because I always sleep on it! So that’s why I think she deserves it so Ive asked my Dad to enter this for me! xxxxxxxx

    Posted and supported by Maxies Dad!

  50. Rosemary Rowe 19th March 2016 / 1:03 pm

    I nominate my daughter, Amber, who’s recently been through a high-risk, very traumatic pregnancy, to present us with the most adorable baby grandson. She’s only 21, yet she and her loving partner are both hard-working, appreciative of their lifestyle and will make wonderful parents to baby Oscar. When she returns to work, hubby and I will share childcare with Cam’s Mum so that the kids can pay their bills and save for a deposit to buy their own house. They are a lovely couple and we have a close-knit family, but they really would love to have a lounge makeover treat, as all their future monies after bills and saving, will go on Oscar’s needs. They’d consider new furniture an extravagance and most of theirs is second-hand, so this would be wonderful for them!

  51. Christina Gibson 21st March 2016 / 8:38 pm

    I nominate my inspirational sister-in-law, Joanne. She was a young mum raising her daughter mostly alone (support from grandparents) that went back to school during the nights to achieve an advanced degree. Her daily job involves supporting families in the community and she continues to study to finds additional ways to support children and their parents. She hopes in a couple years to become a foster mum or open her home to support young pregnant mums. She is the most nonjudgmental and caring person I know. She is also currently training for long distance walks for charity. She raised an inspiring daughter who is training to be a teacher and supports afternoon schools programs for children. Joanne would be very deserving of living room with beautiful DFS furniture. She would be thrilled to show her “before” and “after” room. Thank you DFS and Katy for generosity.

  52. Jeremy Rance 22nd March 2016 / 7:48 am

    I would like to nominate my Sister Jayne who has been my lifeline during the last year when I have become a single Dad.
    She has helped me and my boys through very difficult times and I don’t know what we would have done without her. We have always been close, but its only times like this you realise how you sometimes take people for granted.
    I would love to show her how much I love her by giving her place a new look and emphasising that she means the world to me and deserves a spring treat

  53. Katy 22nd March 2016 / 4:02 pm

    THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED! WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED HERE ON WEDNESDAY 23RD MARCH AT MIDDAY.

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