SO in case you didn’t notice, we had a little face-lift over the weekend!  Massive enormous thanks to everyone who has sweetly tweeted and emailed such kind words about our NEW LOOK!  I’ve been pretty anxious about the switch (did you notice?) so all I can say is THANKYOU all for your incredible support as TDF takes this next step…you have been amazing amazing amazing!

To celebrate our new look, we really wanted to do something a bit special this week.  SO we have hatched an amazing plan – it’s called The Ultimate Australian Home Giveaway!

The Ultimate Australian Home Giveaway

OK so clearly, we see more than our fair share of beautiful Australian Homes around here, and I’m starting to realise there are a few key pieces in almost every gorgeous home we feature.

A beautiful piece of Australian made furniture.  An original artwork by an Australian artist. At least one set of handcrafted ‘grown up’ tableware to feed your friends in style!  These are just a few of the things we reckon every great Australian home should have.

ALL THIS WEEK we’re giving TDF readers the chance to win one of FIVE amazing high value prizes over five days, each of which we think exemplifies the ultimate Australian Home.

We’re kicking things off today with a obvious choice – Melbourne-based furniture brand Jardan!  AS you all know, Jardan is a family-run business which designs and makes beautiful contemporary furniture right here in Melbourne.  In addition to making seriously gorgeous pieces, they’re super lovely people, so roping them in for our Ultimate Australian Home Giveaway was a no brainer.  We’re so thrilled they came to the party, offering this GORGEOUS upholstered Jarvis chair in TDF yellow for one lucky reader!

There are 3 ways you can enter each day.

1 – PIN IT to WIN IT!  Pin the image / flyer above to your Pinterest boards using the hashtag  #TDFnewlook

2 – TWEET it!  Tweet the following ‘@thedesignfiles gets a new look! WIN all this week at thedesignfiles.net #TDFnewlookJARDAN ’

(There is a new Twitter hashtag for each prize, each day).

3 – Enter via FACEBOOK! Visit us on www.facebook.com/thedesignfiles and click the ‘WIN’ icon up top to enter.

You may enter up to 3 times per prize.  Once on Pinterest, once on Twitter, and once on Facebook – totaling a maximum of 3 entries each day, or 15 entries by the end of this week.

Please note, you cannot enter this giveaway by leaving a comment.  You MUST enter using one or all of the methods outlined above. This giveaway runs until this Friday July 7th at 10.00pm, and all terms and conditions are listed here.

We’ll be taking a little break from our regular content schedule this week only, to release a new amazing prize each day this week…I have a feeling it’s gonna get a little crazy!

BIG thanks to Jardan for today’s beautiful prize…!

…AND A LITTLE NOTE ABOUT OUR RE-DESIGN!

 

The TDF re-design project team!  From left – Andy Sargent (partner – SouthSouthWest), me, Jesse Mallon (our main designer for this project – SouthSouthWest), Joel Edwards (front end web development – Lettuce Digital), Ryan Hilton (back end web development – Lettuce Digital).  Photo - Sean Fennessy.

I couldn’t kick off our NEW LOOK without giving credit where credit is due.  And credit is most certainly due to the blokes you see in the photo above!  This is the project team for our recent re-design – Andy Sargent and Jesse Mallon at SouthSouthWest, plus Joel Edwards, Ryan Hilton and Angus Booker at Lettuce Digital.

These wonderful lads have worked SO hard to take TDF to this next stage both functionally and stylistically.  I am so grateful for their work – there have been many late nights, meetings, emails and Google docs between us.  I think I have ‘hard refreshed’ my browser about 800 times in the past 48 hours alone.  I am so grateful to these boys not just for making a beautiful new home for TDF, but for being so patient and nurturing throughout this process.

Massive thankyou boys!  You are great!  I promise not to email any of you for like at least 12 hours.