Favorite Home Store || Alegria Home + A Giveaway
Alegria Home is my newest #obsession for all things home with their fresh, modern and artisanal offerings. The online home goods company marries indigenous techniques with modern design to bring you some of the most unique pieces I have seen around the web (even my daughter agrees! Wait till you see her new blankets which will make their debut in the One Room Challenge!)
Alegria Home designs their own pieces and then works with local artisans to bring them to life. Alegria- which means "joy" and "happiness" in Spanish is true to its name as it is a company rooted in sustainability, fair trade and the rich traditions of cultures around the globe. This type of partnership truly promotes joy around the world- from the artisan who is able to make a living from his/her craft to the ultimate user, who appreciates the quality, design and craftsmanship. You can notice this special partnership in each product's unique details. You can find the prettiest pillows, table runners, napkins, blankets, baskets and towels in their shop.
And guess what!!!???? Alegria Home is offering a $150 gift certificate toward anything in their store to one lucky winner! Details below. Take a look at these beauties-
I'm fascinated by entrepreneurs who build a business around doing good and offering beautiful things. Allison Jones, who is a textile designer, is the founder of Alegria Home and the mastermind of these treasures. She travels the world meeting artisans in Latin America, India, Tunisia, Kenya and more. Inspired by their work and cultures, she then develops textile patterns and works with the artisans to create exclusive items for Alegria Home. For example, through her travels she began working with a group of embroiderers in Hidalgo, Mexico to create intricate Otomi embroideries for pillows; skilled pedal weavers from Oaxaca who she works with to create gorgeous throw blankets; and master ceramicists from San Miguel de Allende, Mexico for other objects. In addition to creating exclusively designed textiles for the site, Allison also hand-picks and purchases specific items from the artisans that fit the Alegria home Aesthetic.
Everything is so beautiful and delicate right? The items are designed in such a way, that no matter what your decor style is you can easily find something from Alegria Home that will fit right in.
This below is the blanket that will be sitting at the foot of my daughter's twin beds. My daughter seriously loves them and tries to explain to me how beautiful she thinks they are but can't find the right words to describe her admiration. She has to be my daughter, getting so excited about things for the home right? ....I promise this excitement over an item is unmatched by what a toy can arise in her! You can find this pretty blanket here.
And now for the fun part!! If you wan to enter to win a $150 gift card to Alegria Home go to their site and fill in your email address when prompted to do so by a pop-up. You will then be entered in the giveaway. The giveaway will run until May 3rd (5 pm)5 pm. We will then announce the lucky winner next Wed. May 4th!!! Fingers crossed for you all because this is a good one!!!
[all photos via Alegria Home]