Friday, March 1, 2013

House Beautiful's Beautiful in Black and White Scavenger Hunt

Have you heard about House Beautiful's Annual Chair Chaise?  This is the 4th year House  Beautiful Magazine has held a scavenger hunt.  This year's hunt is in Los Angeles. It's quite a fun event.  Twenty chairs and two tables will be strategically placed all over the city of Los Angeles and will be given away.  People who follow the clues on twitter to find the chairs then answer the questions correctly once on location will win! 

Yesterday I got an invitation to participate in this fun event.  It is part of the celebration of the March 2013 “Color Combinations” issue of House Beautiful.  The tribute to the most classic color combination I know will launch on March 6th in Hollywood.  This exciting social media campaign will be kicked off by none other than the fabulous editor-in-chief, Newell Turner and is called:

(read more after the break)

"Beautiful in Black and White"

 I am so excited  to be asked to participate!   House Beautiful's Scavenger Hunt drop 20 chairs ranging from mid century modern to a classic wing chair  randomly throughout the city of LA with the help of sponsors and Jenni Pulos from Bravo's Flipping Out and Interior Therapy.  

Wanna win a chair?  All you have to do is follow along on twitter to get hints on where the chairs are hidden.  Hiding spots are all iconic venues within the city of angels. If you are the first to find a chair, you win that chair!  It's that simple!  

So here is the first chair I will be tweeting hints about.... 

"This classic 1603 wing chair dares to make a statement! With its curvaceous exaggerated wings and spot on fabric, this is sure to become your favorite place to take a break and relax"!

This is a updated classic wing chair from Lee Industries in a gorgeous charcoal ikat fabric.   Lee Industries has been making quality furniture since 1969 and remains a family owned business right here in North Carolina!  I have bought Lee products  for my clients for years and have never been disappointed.  The sofa in my own family room is Lee Industries and  is almost 18 years old.  It has withheld the wear and tear of 4 children and we still love it.  It's a classic for sure.  Speaking of classics....

Since House Beautiful has chosen Hollywood for this year's 4th Chair Scavenger Hunt with the theme of "Black and White" it is only appropriate they asked to link our chairs to an old black and white classic movie.  The first movie that popped into my mind  was the 1938 film Pygmalion  based on the George Bernard Shaw play of the same title, which was adapted for the screen by Shaw himself.  The movie was such a tremendous success it won an Oscar for the the best screen play and several other nominations.  In 1956, the play led to the theatrical musical "My Fair Lady", which then became a movie in 1964. 
 In the movie, a common Cockney girl, Eliza Dolittle, becomes the pinnacle of English society, after a makeover by Professor George Higgins.   Lee Industries worked a little "makeover magic" themselves on this basic wing chair.  Not only did Lee Industries take the liberty of exaggerating the lines of of the wing chair's simple frame, but added an updated ikat fabric, and nailhead trim to create a "a fair lady" that will be a stand out in any room in your home.     

Here is a clip from the movie, enjoy!


It's the classic ugly duckling becomes the swan senario.  While, the basic wing isn't exactly an ugly duckling, it's typically well...pretty basic and could be a little boring or predictable, but Lee Industries' interpretation makes sure the basic wing is anything but boring. 

Wanna win this beauty?


It is as easy as can be!  To Participate in the "House Beautiful Scavenger Hunt" & 
Play to Win, Here’s How it works:
  1. Make sure to follow House Beautiful @HouseBeautiful on Twitter for clues about where to find the chair of your dreams in LA between March 6th - 7th. 
  2. Please  follow ME on twitter @designLHM & on March 5th I will share the clues which will help you find the chair above by using the hashtag #hbchairs
  3. Stay tuned for House Beautiful's Pinterest Contest where you will be asked to include at least one pin from this post!! 
  4. Follow House Beautiful and myself, Lisa Mende  on Pinterest too!!!!

Can't make it to Los Angeles? You can still enter to win a free chair in our Twitter sweepstakes on March 6th and 7th and in our Pinterest sweepstakes starting March 11th. 

You must be 18 or older and a resident of the United States to play.

Good Luck!!!!

I dont' know which I am more excited about...theDesign Bloggers Conference, hearing Newell Turner, our keynote speaker, or being in Hollywood to participating in the 4th Annual House Beautiful Chair Scavenger Hunt.  It's all so exciting!  Be sure to join in on the fun!!!!

If you aren't currently following Lisa Mende Design on twitterFacebookInstagramPinterest or  my blog please do so today by clicking on any of the links.  

I can promise I always have something exciting going on!

Joss and Main
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  1. Hi!
    I check your blog like every week. Your humoristic style is awesome, keep doing what you're doing!

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  2. Such a beautiful chair!! I'm sad that I won't be in LA then, but am so happy about the Twitter sweepstakes!

  3. Love, love the chair, Lisa! This sounds like so much fun! Lee Industries is such a great company.
    Happy Sunday.

  4. Oh How fun .. I am enjoying your adventures!! Will follow along! xo

  5. Having seen the chairs in LA, I can say the winners were lucky indeed! Love the posts and glad to have met you!

    1. Thank You Sean! You did an amazing job with the entire event! I am glad to have your name. When I return home I am going to update my post to include you!


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