It’s time to get excited! We have an awesome giveaway for you to kick off the holiday season with. It comes from a fabulous designer by the name of Kenn Gray, who you will probably recognize as the former host of Travel Channel’s “Travel Spies.” He has designed celebrity homes and recently launched his own home goods collection, Kenn Gray Home, which features furniture, art, and accessories that capture timeless southern appeal and freshen it up with a contemporary flair. The influences from his travels are also evident in his designs, making his pieces unique but versatile.
His style is right up my alley (I am lusting over this wingback chair), which is why I am so excited he reached out to us. You will be, too, because besides just sponsoring an amazing giveaway, Kenn is doing some really special things with his company.
Kenn Gray Home Gives Back
Kenn Gray and his good friend, actress Charlotte Ross (“Arrow,” “Glee,” “Nashville”) have teamed up with Best Friends Animal Society for a very important cause ─ to help end the killing of animals in shelters across America. A portion of the proceeds from the “Charlotte” mirror, which is a part of his Celestial Collection and is appropriately named after Ms. Ross, will benefit the Best Friends Animal Society to help bring awareness to this cause.
“Charlotte and I have been friends for many years and used to dream of having a platform to bring awareness to special organizations like Best Friends Animal Society,” said Kenn Gray, founder, owner and designer of Kenn Gray Home. “I am thrilled to be able to use my designs to support my friends and their charities through Kenn Gray Home Gives Back.”
Learn more about putting end to the euthanizing of dogs and cats in American shelters, as well as how you can make a difference by visiting BestFriends.org.
Design Tips from Kenn Gray
- “Give each other space! Just like with your significant other, your home needs space to breath. Take a hard look around the room and self edit. The first thing that catches your eye should probably take a hike! Make sure there are spaces on the walls and among furniture placement that give your eye a chance to rest and appreciate what’s next! Mirrors can be a great way to fill a wall without being overwhelming. I mean, who doesn’t love to look in the mirror!”
- “Try moving the furniture just 1/4 around the room. In other words, if the sofa is facing the fireplace, rotate it, along with the chairs and tables perpendicular to the fireplace.”
- “Get lit. Lamps should be both functional and decorative. Don’t get bogged down purely in the design of the lamp without considering its practical function. Some lighting casts more of an upward light which is great for a more ambient mood in the room. More translucent shade fabrics can exude more light and create a fresh and clean lighted space.”
Get more great design tips from Kenn Gray over at his blog.
PLEASE NOTE: The Kenn Gray Home Giveaway is open only in the United States. The winner will be announced in this post and contacted by email within 24 hours after the giveaway ends.
Wish you all the best of luck! I’m already jealous of the winner.