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Giveaway: Wake up happy!

Enter to win some bedroom luxuries to help you have a good night sleep and a happy morning! We’ve partnered up with Remodelista and some of our favorite bedroom brands to bring some cozy happiness to your bedroom – just like Emily Henderson‘s room above!

 

Enter to win $4250 in items for your bedroom:

Sheets, pillows and a comforter from Brooklinen$1200 bedside lights from Katy Skelton

A Year of Candle Library Box from Candlefish

$500 towards a new mattress from Wright

robe and a set of short and long pajamas from Lake Pajamas

Year of Books Subscription from Quarterlane

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New Apartment on Design*Sponge

Our apartment was featured on Lonny a few months ago, and before the photos were published, we had already moved to a new place just around the corner. As my business was growing, we decided to get a larger apartment so that I could have a studio in our home. As soon as we moved in, Grace from Design*Sponge reached out to see if we would be interested in having some photos taken of the new place. They photographed the space in August, and the post went up a few weeks ago. Below is a sneak peek, and you can see the whole tour on Design*Sponge.

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The new office/studio. It never looks this neat!

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Our bedroom with some lighting prototypes that I am working […]

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Our biggest giveaway ever!

To celebrate the 4th of July, we are having our biggest giveaway ever! 10 lucky winners will win a piece from our collection, including one grand prize winner who will receive a Vintage Media Cabinet. To enter, just sign up below. You can get bonus entries by sharing or “liking” on social media. Make sure to enter by midnight on June 30! The winners will be announced as shown below:

  • July 1: 4 winners will receive a Captain’s Tray
  • July 2: 3 winners will receive a One Drink Table in the color of their choice
  • July 3: 2 winners will receive a Zelda Table
  • July 4: 1 Grand Prize winner will receive a Vintage Media Console

 

7/1/14 UPDATE: We have started selecting the winners! Please visit our Facebook page to find out who won!

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Peru Part 3: The Amazon People

While we were on the river, we stopped at a few really small villages. We toured schools and markets and learned how the native people use vegetables to dye all of their textiles for their intricate weavings.

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In one of the markets, we got to hold a baby sloth (named Theresa). She moved really slow and latched onto you with her long claws.

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My husband, Drew.

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We stopped at a park ranger’s station and these little kids from the village brought their own little canoe across the stream to see us. The oldest was probably about 6 years old and they all knew how to paddle their own boats.

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Peru Part 2: The Amazon Wildlife

After Lima, we flew to Iquitos to start a 5 night tour of the Amazon. We stayed on a boat that carried about 20 passengers, and every day we would tour the jungle in a skiff.

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Above is a sloth in a tree. They were so hard to spot, but our guide could see them from hundreds of yards away.

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It rained a little bit while we were there, but it was mostly sunny and really hot.

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These lilypads were huge, and had a really sharp, thorny structure on the underside.

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This is a flock of blue and yellow […]

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Peru Part 1: Lima

I spent the last ten days in Peru with my husband’s side of the family. I had been to South America before, but never to Peru. We spent a few nights in Lima at the beginning and end of the trip, and visited the Amazon on a riverboat in the middle.

In Lima, we stayed in the beautiful Miraflores neighborhood, which literally translates to “to watch the flowers”. It has a beautiful tropical climate, and the plants were so colorful, as was the architecture. Peruvians are not afraid of color on their homes! The cacti were also enormous and beautiful.

 

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Intern Wanted for Spring 2014

Katy Skelton LLC seeks an intern to start in January 2014.  This is an unpaid internship for school credit. This opportunity is open to graduate students and undergraduate seniors.  All applicants must submit a letter of recommendation from a professor or former employer. Katy Skelton is based in Brooklyn, NY with an online retail store at www.katyskelton.com. All interns will work from home and communicate via email, Skype and over the phone. Daily Tasks: Desirable applicants will have entrepreneurial aspirations. This internship will give you an inside look at what is required to run a small design business. From marketing to design to accounting, you must be willing to learn and adapt to the tasks set before you.  These tasks may include any of the following: -Creating Press Kits -Designing Mail-outs -Marketing research -Creating mail lists -Contacting Bloggers/editors -Social Media Marketing -Guerrilla Marketing -Website Updates (no knowledge of HTML […]

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Press Release: We are Open

Brooklyn, N.Y. – Oct. 8, 2013 – Today, Brooklyn-based independent furniture designer Katy Skelton introduced her eponymous online retail store, www.katyskelton.com. Skelton’s collection blends unique, modern and nostalgic designs built upon the guiding principle of socially responsible manufacturing practices.

Available today, Skelton’s exclusive line of dining, living room and home office furniture includes the Desi Coffee Table made from solid walnut; the Industry Desk made of steel with a unique copper rust finish; and the Vintage Media Cabinet featuring solid maple construction and shiny brass hardware.

“Furniture design is about creating emotional connections while building memories that extend from generation to generation,” said Katy Skelton, lead designer of Katy Skelton LLC. “Today, we’re excited to become part of the American household with an array of high quality, timeless pieces that feature a contemporary nod to the classic and sleek designs of the mid-century. We blend premium materials with experienced […]

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