Thursday, September 16, 2010

Wanna shoot a TV show with us?




Sorry for the last minute notice Minneapolis area friends!
We promise to make it worth your while if you're up for it!

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And if anyone out there is interested in having us come to your neck of the woods (IF our show were to get picked up by a network! Fingers crossed!), leave us a comment and tell us where you're from!

We'd LOVE for our show to involve lots of travel, friendly folks who are in need of some "design intervention", and lots of good lookin' junk!





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194 comments:

Jamie Wright said...

I'd love for you guys to help with our master bedroom!! We live in Cumming Ga (north of Atlanta)!!

ccg001 said...

You can come visit me and my boyfriend any time! We live in the DC area and I have been in the process of completely remodeling my townhome for the past three years. I love your blog (I found it through Pioneer Woman and have been hooked ever since :) I hope your trip is going well - I just took my guy out to my family farm in MO last weekend; nothing like some clean air!! -Kristy

Myrna said...

I've been reading your blog since the beginning of the summer. I love your style and would love to have you come to Colorado and help me make my cookie-cutter house something special!

Frank and Natalie said...

SPRINGFIELD, MO! You could make-over ANY room in our home =)

It's a Baltimore Life said...

Oh how I wish yall were close to Baltimore so you could drop in for a visit and give me some advice!!! Anne :)

Kerry said...

Alpharetta, GA!!! Much closer to Alabama than Minnesota, and we can go "junkin'" at IKEA! ;) I have several options for you to choose from! Keeping my fingers and toes crossed for y'all!!!

Mallory said...

Ooooooklahoma, where the wind comes sweeping down the plains??? Enid, please??

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

Come to Denver - everyone loves it here! I would love to get your help!

Josh @ Bungalow '23 said...

I hope you guys find someone good for your Junk Bonanza makeover shoot. I'm planning to be at the bonanza today with my junior associate, so if I see you there, I'll be sure to say "Hi."

Robyn said...

That's great news! I know y'all will do great. Good luck!

Sarah said...

SO jealous!!! I'm in the area and working on making on college studio apartment look good, but I am going on Saturday!!! I work until 2 on Friday so I couldn't go until then and I'm sure you need people to be there earlier. However, if you don't find anyone you can email me!

dreamindomestic at gmail dot com

What an awesome idea!

Becky said...

Well YEAH! Our bedroom has potential but needs so much help! Would love to get a great old metal bed frame for it, an antique dresser and repaint some furniture but sadly am overwhelmed by the whole thing! We live in Rome, GA. Lots of antiques around here. Nearby Cave Spring is a great place for antiquing from what I understand. I would love to be considered! Good luck with the demo!

Rebekah said...

How COOL would it be for you to have your own show!?!? Awesome. You and Kevin are welcome to intervene in our guest bedroom/office/craft room in White Bluff, TN (about 30 miles outside of Nashville) any time!

Alisa D said...

Ummmmm who WOULDN'T want you to come help with their house? We definitely do!! We live in Michigan, so if you could put up with a yankee family, we are in! :) We love our home, but some of the rooms just don't live up to their potential! We have some good basics, but could use some help with layout, accessorizing, etc. Oh, and then we are finishing our basement, so if you wanted a truly blank slate, we could do that too. Let us know! I think we have personality and we'd love to document our pursuit of a beautiful home on camera. Love your style and we'd love to be involved in your show!

Tatum said...

Hey Layla!! If you were to get a show we'd love for you to come by! We have so many incomplete projects. Columbus, OH awaits you!!

Bluebell Country said...

I'm a stay home of four and would love for you to visit my home. We live on an acreage (Story City, IA) in the home my husband literally built, and are still in the process of finishing. We're right off the interstate...
My colors I've used in the house are by Sherwin Williams:Interest Aqua, Henna Shade, Relaxed Khaki, and Breezy. Love your blog, been reading it now over a year! You can check out our home on my blog.
Blessings to you both and safe travels, Kris

claire said...

Come to Birmingham! We have a baby on the way and definitely need some design help!

Tonja said...

I'm a stay at home mom of two that has lived in my house for 5 years!!! And we have concrete floors off walls and 1980's tile in the entryway and bathrooms. And i'm talking about the brown orange and yellow stuff :( Oh ya and we have nothing on the walls lol We are in serious need of design help! I live in Odessa, TX it's the middle of the desert :)

Anna said...

I live about 1 hour from Minneapolis - in Rochester. I'd love for you to come! I have a small house with tons of make-over potential. 2 small kids + a student husband. annafjensen@yahoo.com

Courtney Baker said...

Oh please come to Nashville! That would be so fun!

sandy said...

Oh darn, I am always a day late and a dollar short. I am coming to Junk Bonanza on Sat. I live in Eau Claire, which is about 90 miles from where you are. I am so in need of some design intervention!

sandy

Millie V said...

Come on over to Miami. My new home is in total need of some lettered cottage-ness. Hope your show gets picked!!!

Jena@InvolvingColor said...

We're in the Washington, DC area and, oh man do we have some junk and unfinished rooms! Let me just say there's a reason I don't have any pictures of the bedrooms on my blog :)

Candy said...

Oh my gravy, I'd love for you guys to come help us out with our living room. It's a super long, skinny room with built-ins on the entire back wall. Totally dominates the room and keeps things only oriented one way. My hubby and I have wanted to take out the built-ins (they aren't anything spectacular) and change up the room for ages but just don't know what to do! We're in NW Wisconsin, about 1.5 hrs NE of the Twin Cities.

Y Mama said...

North Carolina would LOVE to see you guys!! I am in Raleigh and could use your help! About 1hr north of me is some of the best antique shopping around. And we aren't too far from the furniture capital of the "world" Hickory, NC!! Would LOVE to watch your show!! Best of luck!

Kimba said...

GIRL! You guys can come visit me anytime. We've got so many areas in our builder-grade house that are ready for some Layla-ish updating!!!

Dayla said...

Come to Jefferson City, Missouri (the state capital). I need HELP in our front room, my Eric decided to paint it one weekend while I was gone...it's terrible! He is Sooo Not Kevin!

livadair said...

Wilmington NC- come on over! :)

Cheri said...

I'm in....and available!
Is Rochester, MN too far?

Bette said...

Do you work with kids? And will you come to Canada?
Good luck!!

Jen Vogt said...

You can come visit me! (And my husband, and our little pug Molly) We live in a small town in Southeast Nebraska, literally in the middle of nowhere...it's so awesome. We have an old farm, complete with a brick farmhouse built in the 30's...love it. We need serious help with our dining room. It's gi-hugic and I have no idea what to do with it to make it feel warm and cozy and inviting (rather the white-ish box with a table in the middle as it currently is).

Good luck with your show!!

northern cottage said...

well - I don't think it's a matter of if you get picked up but rather WHEN you get picked up - cuz you guys ROCK (literally tee hee!)
If you guys ever travel back up to MN (we are in the Duluth area) - I'd love for you to come and put your spin on the cottage homestead.

Jessica said...

I'm 30 miles south of Shakopee. I would love for you to come and help me with my house!!

Tracy said...

Come to Texas! We live in a college town in the southeast part of the state. My husband and I admire your style, but we don't have the skills and creativity to pull it off in our home.

Sarah said...

A HOUSE IN MINNESOTA! Oh my gosh - my sister and I are loyal Lettered Cottage Fans and she and her husband just moved into a charming new home in Stillwater, MN. Pick her, pick her!!

Sarah said...

Did I also mention that she already had plans to attend the bonanza!!

debbie said...

Wow! Your own TV show! Keeping my fingers crossed. You can help with my Cleveland, Ohio house anytime you would like :)

{Carrie} said...

My family and I live on beautiful Lake Eufaula in Oklahoma. We live in a small town with lots of junkin' around. We live in a 1950's cottage on the lake. I have been collecting for a kitchen remodel for several years. I have some cool vintage metal cabinets, some with lazy susans in them and have even recently SCORED a beautiful 1959 pink stove and ventahood!!!! I need a bigger fridge but am hoping to find one in good condition and maybe chalkboard paint it. I am very cottagey with a little bit of beach cottage since we live on the lake. Just need some help putting it all together. If ya'll want to head to a beautiful small town with a great downtown and gorgeous small businesses. Give me a shout! We aren't your typical "dying" small town.

Denise said...

Would love for you to come and junk here in Virginia! I live close to Charlottesville and Richmond...I would love for you to help spruce up our screened in porch or our master bedroom....or anything really! I am praying that this comes through for you Layla!!

adventuremamablog said...

I just sent you an email (from an @umn.edu account). I live only a few miles from Junk Bonanza and we're available tomorrow! EEEEEEEEEEEEK!

Nancy said...

Smyrna, TN - 20 minutes outside Nashville. My bonus room needs some major help!

Rie said...

You are just so darn cute Layla. I really hope you get a show!!

Kim - A Creative Spirit said...

COLUMBUS, OHIO I have a pretty BARE condo right now...... trying desperately to add color etc but right now my upstairs office / spare room needs a major overhaul as now it is full of junk.

Susan said...

We (my DIL & I) met at the infamous yard sale!!! Live in Decatur....you would love to come to my house!!! I will send pics! And I have 2 DIL's...the photograph great and they are beautiful. Plus, I really need you!!!
susan

Kaile said...

We would LOVE to have you guys come to Annapolis, MD!!! We need to renovate our kitchen/dining room. It is a loooong room across the back of the house with a brick fireplace at one end. We still have the 80's fake wood countertops (YUCK!). And we really want to add an island or something to break up the two rooms.
We also need to finish our basement. We are sponsoring two mids this year and they REALLY need some place to go and get away from out 3 kids.
So needless to say, we could and would love to have your help.

Kaile said...

We would LOVE to have you guys come to Annapolis, MD!!! We need to renovate our kitchen/dining room. It is a loooong room across the back of the house with a brick fireplace at one end. We still have the 80's fake wood countertops (YUCK!). And we really want to add an island or something to break up the two rooms.
We also need to finish our basement. We are sponsoring two mids this year and they REALLY need some place to go and get away from out 3 kids.
So needless to say, we could and would love to have your help.

Brianne said...

We could definitely use a "design intervention" in our house. I'm not so sure about the camera bit, but if you're ever in Oregon, drop by! :)

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

I Promise you would love San Diego and never want to leave :) I don't even know where to start with the mud room, PLEASE come help me!!!
XO
Kristin

KCT said...

Newport, RI!!!
We are a Navy family with two little boys. We move every 12-36 months. We are almost always in rentals where we can't make paint changes etc. But I'd love to learn to make what we do have feel more like home, and add personal touches where we can.

KCrid0312 said...

We'd LOVE to have you guys come visit our neck of the woods! Just outside of Houston in a little town named Crosby. We moved into our house 2 years ago after having it built and my walls are a blank canvas of builder cream colored paint and 1 picture hanging on the wall above our manteless fireplace.

Kristie
Crosby, TX

Mindi said...

Powder Springs, GA is callin' your name!!!! Come anytime, for anything! You guys are so awesome, I'd love it and feel blessed beyond belief if I could even be your bed & breakfast hostess.

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Yay, Layla and Kevin! Keep us posted...what fun! I want to see y'all faces on tv! :)

Amanda said...

Springfield Illinois! Pretty please? Any room...but I'm tellin ya-our master bedroom is SAD-lol.

LJohn16123 said...

Would love for you to come to N. Myrtle Beach SC and help with a small bedroom in our beach condo.

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

Sweet Home Alabama!! I am so close!! Just a hop and a skip!
My son's room needs DESPERATE help!! OR the bathroom, or the den...take your pick!!

Good luck to you guys!! Hope Hope HOPING you get it!!

Lou Cinda :)

Kiki said...

We could use some help out in the country in Marysville, OH!!

Kaye said...

You're always welcome to come to Auburn Hills, MI (suburb of Detroit). Our bathroom is in need of a renovation!!!

Kaye

lws said...

Since I live in Prattville, you wouldn't have to travel but a few miles, but I would love some help with my family room. I have a new couch, chairs, & rug on order, but I'm second guessing myself as usual on making everything come together with my "old" pieces. You've been to my house to pick up the "previously loved dishwasher" - so you've seen the style of my home. I would love any help if you're interested!! If not, I hope to see you at the Country Living Fair!

C.E.R. said...

My fingers are crossed...for the show to get picked up by a network and for you to come to our neck of the woods! We're in Grayslake, IL in the Prairie Crossing conservation community (http://www.prairiecrossing.com/). Have a blast in MN!

MichelleV said...

Layla,
I am in Rhode Island and would love for you to come on up and help me with my open living/dining/family room. I have some fun pieces but I need help making it feel like MY home - you know? I read your blog daily and love your style and ideas. I found White Flower Farmhouse because of you! Oh please....Thanks,
Michelle

Kristi W @ life at the chateau whitman said...

We're in Minneapolis and definitely need some rooms redone but guess what? We are in the middle of a big painting/wall resurfacing project so our kitchen and living room are ripped up. Not a very pleasing environment for a camera. :(

Jo - To a Pretty Life said...

Canada? Would you come to Canada? I'm in Central Alberta. I have no idea where to even start "Junkin'" here. I go to an antique show/sale every spring and get little stuff, but that's not really junkin'...and the big stuff isn't in my budget ;-)

At least have your show come to Canada, ok? Good luck with getting it picked up!

Ann said...

Hi Layla and Kevin. I've been on vacation for a few weeks and just checking back in with you. Good luck with the promo show. Hope it all works out for you.

Cottage Dreaming said...

Fantastic idea! Fingers crossed for you both. If ever in Phoenix this seasoned Junkin' Girl would love to show you around my favorite haunts...and well a litle "TLC" advice would be a dream come true. Happy hunting tomorrow.

Stephanie said...

Oooo! Pick us! Pick us! We're in need of a townhouse spruce up in Newark, Delaware.
Good luck with your show!

Carrie said...

My husband, two daughters, and I will be moving to Las Vegas in a few weeks! We'll be living in a boring cookie cutter home in the desert that could definitely use spicing up! Come visit me and "junk up" our new place!

Chelsea said...

Oh how fun! If you guys are diving through the midwest, we'd love to have you in Omaha, Nebraska! We have an office we've yet to touch, and it already has some wood planks on the walls leftover from the '70's that I think are calling for a lovely coat of white paint. :)

~Chelsea

maggie said...

Get yourselves to Construction Junction in Pittsburgh!! You'll think you died and went to junk heaven.
But wait...I don't live there. :(
I'll volunteer my sister!

Lesley said...

A show would be so awesome! We are building a house soon and it will definitely need some style and TLC. We'd love for you to come to Charlotte, NC!

Leslie said...

now I wish I lived in Minnesota!
we're in Louisville if you're ever out this way!! :)

Erin Zacharda said...

I SO hope your show gets picked up! I would love to watch you guys on TV!!! Also would love for you to come visit us in Monroe, Washington (near Seattle)and help us with our living room - we live in a brand new "vanilla" home.
Best wishes on your junkin' adventure!
Erin
jezacharda(at)yahoo(dot)com

Jason and Sandi Rodriguez said...

It's not nice to tease all your fellow followers! LOL I want to pick up my house and fly it to Minnesota just for the chance for you guy to do such an amazing thing! Best of luck and hope y'all get the tv show. I would def. be watching ALL the time!

jen @ homeinthecountry said...

How fun! Congrats on the potential TV show gig! Am kicking myself for moving away from Minneapolis last year! :) We're currently in southwest Michigan, trying to turn a 1960s center entrance colonial into a modern country farmhouse, and we'd love your help! :) Best wishes!

bpstudiosite said...

We need some serious help with our living room or kitchen (or office or basement or...)!! Please come to Clinton Township, Michigan!

Mama Bird said...

Would LOVE LOVE LOVE to see a show with you two! I would be tuning in for sure! And I'd love a "design intervention" - we are a military family always on the move - so need short term design solutions...Good luck to you guys!

tasha said...

Please oh please come decorate my living room!! love you and your style! livin in Spring Hill, TN

kcooperwv said...

Your show would be SO-O-O up my alley. I actually live in a quaint 1798 small town in a 1950s cottage that I renovated mostly myself. My upstairs loft I would love to make into an office but an office that matches my 1950s look and feel.(Which is 1/2 trash to treasure for sure.)

I also do a lot of marketing and p.r. and our town - Lewisburg WV - has been named one of the best for art so how fitting! I think we could totally have a good time here.

And because I used to work in the hotel biz, I think I could swing that too.

PLEASE come. I need you. Our town needs you. It's a win-win.

The Ward Family said...

I love your blog and have been following it forever. I would love, love, love for you to come and help us with our family lakehouse here in Oroville, WA. It has a great room with 24 foot ceilings that needs some great design intervention. Pick me, pick us!!!!

shelley said...

Come to Dallas! We can go to Canton for First Monday...biggest flea market in TX! Wait, Roundtop might be bigger, but it's only twice a year. :(

I need help with my 2 little boys' room...and I just adore your style!

Dallas!
Dallas!
Dallas!

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

If you feel like heading south to the coast of the florida panhandle then give me a holler! I have many rooms you could choose from. Like....any of them!

Congrats on the show. I'm sure it will get picked up!

AtOneWithHim said...

Oh jeeze, you guys kill me. You're both so darn cute and endearing. I'm in the Southwest, so that means I am not eligible. Buut, I just had to stop and say "hi" and wish you luck with this project. I can't wait to see it!

Lara Hodges said...

DALLAS, TEXAS :) We'd LOVE to have Y'ALL come down here!!! We're only a quick 45 minutes away from Canton, TX - one of the largest & BEST flea markets EVER that occurs the first Monday weekend of every month. I'd love for y'all to redo our game room - pretty please :)
BIG FANS of your all your work & your sweet blog~

Renae said...

Beatrice (south of Lincoln), Nebraska. I have just the room--kitchen/family room that I have NO idea what to do with. Come visit guys...we have lots of antique/flea market stores around that you could shop. :)

Allison said...

Do you really have to ask!? Right now living in Radcliff, KY just outside Fort Knox, 30 mins south of Louisville. We are military though so we move frequently. You can just follow us wherever we move and redo our new place! lol
I so wish i was in the area to go shop with you.

Julie G. said...

Um...yes!! Please come to Arizona!! Nobody ever does home makeover shows here!!

Ashley and Nate said...

Oh my gosh... come to Denver. (we actually live in a suburb on Denver, but we could use some small space design since we live in an apartment. Pleeease. :)

The Brick Cottage said...

I would be addicted to your show if it was picked up! Come on up to Knoxville, we'd love to have you! We've got the basics but need to inject some unusual pieces and I love vintage but it's currently missing in our home (plus we are within walking distance to an antique mall and there's a flea market about half an hour away--perfect location!). PLUS, Scripps Networks (home to HGTV and DIY Network) is here, so Knoxville would be ideal. :)

Blank Canvas said...

I live here! Ramsey, MN (northern Twin Cities) Would love your help with my new home. We came from a much smaller home and now need some architectural detail and color and "lettered cottage type stuff". Help me turn my new home from apartment-feeling drab to new home wonderment!

Rebecca said...

I would love to have you come to Utah. You could redo the whole house if you came. I really need help and your style sense is amazing! Good luck with the show!

Kara said...

Palm Harbor, FL ... and I'd LOVE for you guys to come down this way! It's just west of Tampa!

Glenna said...

We live in Mesa, AZ. We have a small retirement house and just became empty nesters. I discovered your blog a few months ago. It would be so fun to have your help transforming our home into a comfortable place for just the two of us and our dog. My husband works from home and I am an amature artist. We love to read and cook. Having your help to figure out how to maxamize storage and keep our home "young and fun" would be awsome.

Kim Woodward said...

Please come to Wilmington, NC....we would love your help!!!!

Tracy said...

SEATTLE! SEATTLE! The West coast needs a touch of Layla & Kevin for sure. My house in particular ;0) I have a family room, kitchen and entry that desperately need your design intervention (10 year old tract home that needs more character and charm) ;0)

Ann said...

If you do get your own show, how about coming to Kentucky to pretty up our 120-year-old former barn? Since I discovered your blog, I've found myself wondering "How would Layla balance all this old wood?"

Good luck on your inspring journey toward your dreams!

Julie said...

Ohhhhh.......I WISH I lived there! But IF you were to get picked up by a network, PLLLLEEEEEAAAAASSSSEEEEEEEEE come help me! I'm in Santa Clarita, about 30-45 min outside of Los Angeles! :)

hometown girl said...

Hello! that would be super fun! i live in beautiful Western New York near Niagara Falls. We have an old farmhouse and would love some help with the finishing touches in a few rooms!! Susan

liz @ bon temps beignet said...

Come on over to San Diego!!! Puh-leeeeease?

Breanna and Matt said...

Come to Michigan! We live in Southwest Michigan about 20 minutes from Lake Michigan and 90 minutes from Chicago. (google St. Joseph, MI or New Buffalo, MI...it's really tourist-y in the summer). My husband and I just bought this past August a real fixer-upper that we loving dubbed "The Cottage Gray" (www.thecottagegray.com) and it's a complete blank slate right now. We've tore out walls and are rearranging the layout. Plus, we diy-ing it all on our own! YIKES! I love your style and definitely am going to attempt to make my house beautiful like yours!

Mary Alice said...

PLEASE COME SEE ME IN NASHVILLE! you already know what a fantastic flea market we have! ; )

(Aaaaaand, my husband's parents & grandparents live in Prattville, so I could definitely hook you up with some good home cookin'!)

We have lived in our ranch home for 8 years and it has been in a constant state of "project" since we moved in. We are young, fun and would love have you swoop in and have your way with us!

Mary Alice
www.maryaliceduncanphotography.com

katherinhanson said...

PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE...come to my house, you won't regret it. I live in Paso Robles, CA...beautiful wine country with rolling hills and oak trees, not to mention 25 minutes from the beach (Pism, Avila, Cayucas, Morro Bay)!

I have the perfect house for your show. It has good bones, well mostly, but I need help decorating a couple of room (and our yard is in need, too, but don't know if you're doin yards :-)

Anyway, I have a family room that has an awkward layout and a bonus room that has an even more awkward layout. Plus, I was laid off from my teaching job, so that's kind of put a halt to doing much.

AND.. I love you guys! I have been following your blog for awhile. Oh yeah... my husband plays guitar so Kevin would totally enjoy it, too! :-)

Did I mention wine tasting??

So, if your production company allows, and you want a little vacay to CA, COME ON!!!

Kyle said...

My husband and I just bought a 110-year-old house in Kyle, TX (right outside of Austin). It would be unreal (and awesome!) to have some design input. We have hardwood floors, 12 ft ceilings, and a whole lotta work to do! i must say when my husband was fixing an outlet and we saw exposed boards behind our sheetrock, I thought of you! :D

The Farmer's Wife said...

Clearly, we want you in Texas. Specifically, Burleson, Texas. It's 10 minutes south/southeast of Ft. Worth. I have a very blank extra bedroom! Party on Wayne! Party on Garth!

Kurtzhals said...

OMG. Would you come 1 1/2 hours East of there to Eau Claire, WI????
I can be free Friday AND we are trying to sell our house and could use some MAJOOOOOOOOOOOOOOR help to make it more appealing.
Here is a link to our home photos for the MLS listing.
The master bedroom or the living room/dining room kitchen area would be the best!!!!!!!!!!!!
I'll email you :)
http://www.998th.blogspot.com

Amy said...

Please please please come to Pennsylvania!! :) I live in Camp Hill and my guest bedroom is in dire need of a makeover!! I've got some cool stuff started in the space, but it needs your help to give it the cohesive, lettered cottage look I want! :)

Hannah said...

Oh girl, come to Atlanta and help me make my room like less like a high-school collage of pictures, posters, and school books and more into a place that I'd actually want people to see!

Hope you guys get a show—I adore you two!

Courtney said...

If you do get a show (how fun!) we'd love to have you at our home in Houston, Tx. My kitchen is already inspired by you:
http://andthentherewashome.blogspot.com/2010/08/our-remodeled-on-budget-kitchen.html

so it's only natural that you influence other parts of the house too, rrrrright? lol. ;)

The GREEN Connecticut Realtor said...

How exciting that you guys would get your own show!!! I'll be watching for sure! We're in East Hampton, CT if you're in the market for lots of cool old antiques there are some good spots in CT for antiquing. We are design-challened in our old family house, but I would also love input on staging one or more of my real estate listings! Especially the living room for my gorgeous antique victorian on the CT River - had some more realtors come through today and they felt the living room was too busy and competed with the view of the river.

Kathy said...

YES come to Fairview, TN (just outside of Nashville) and HELP! me figure out how to pull all of my renovation projects together! I've got so many projects going on at one time, plus I'm working 45 hrs. a week. Plus you and Kevin could fish on our little lake and eat fresh eggs from our chickens. It would totally thrill me to have you here. Of course you might question my sanity when you walk in the front door!

Andrea said...

I want to hang out with you at the Junk Bonanza! PICK ME! I am in Brooklyn Park and am ready to head to Shakopee! I didn't know you were from Nicollet. I grew up on a large family farm in Hector.

andreamelbergthompson@hotmail.com
www.thomberg.blogspot.com

Krissy said...

I would love for you to come to our house!! We have 4 bedrooms that need major help and the other rooms could use a touch up. We live in Chesterfield, MO a suburb of St. Louis. Fingers crossed for you guys!

Stacey said...

AUGH! Come to good ole' Saint Louis and attack my house, will ya? We moved in five months ago and it is still a very sad state of affairs. :) :) :)

Katie said...

I would love to have you re-do a room at my house! Unfortunately, I live in California. Let me know if you make it out here sometime! ;)

Alison said...

Come to Washington DC! I'll feed you! I already did my kitchen like yours and would love help with a very awesome, but very horribly decorated (ie. dog-chewed comforter-old-dressers-no-window-treatments) master bedroom! I heart you guys (PLUS, my husband is from MN, so you'll get along).

Megan said...

I'm in Devils Lake ND just 7 hours from Minneapolis!

chacha said...

Of course I'd love to do a TV show with you guys!

We're in Oceanside, CA. Avid DIY'ers. And I'm Goodwill/Antique/Craigslist hunters.

We're in the middle of a minor refurb of the downstairs bath, and the next big project is gutting the master bath - shower/toilet room to the studs. It *REALLY* (I mean, really) needs help.

Jane said...

Oh, Layla, I have the perfect room for you and Kevin. It is a blank slate. It was a closet that I had a man knock out a wall to make into a grandchildren's room. The walls haven"t been painted yet and I would love to paint the floor.
I live in Murfreesboro TN. 30 miles outside of Nashville. Would love to have you here. I'd even cook for you while you work!
mamajj@gmail.com

Heidi said...

I live in Downtown Minneapolis !!

We just moved in and could most definately use some 'intervetion'!!

Homestead said...

WELCOME TO MONTANA!!!! It will be your tv show or "Hoarders".... whoever gets here first gets the deal..... We have vision. We have antiques. We have "junque".... We just need a little inspiration and someone to scream "no" when we get a little heavy-handed with the dead animal decor and yellow pine.

Growing Small said...

ok Layla you've got to come to Jacksonville/St Augustine Florida :) I would love to have you guys go junking w/me ;)

Jen - Balancing Beauty and Bedlam said...

Oh Layla - why don't I live in MN!! Right now, I'll move today. :) WHEN, not if, you get the show, Greensboro, NC is calling your name. WE have the beach close, mountains, but better yet, we have the Nester close by, who doesn't need your help, but I am sure she'll come say hi and Emily (because we were all at the same church.) Yes, we are going to start a bidding war on you. Plus, you need to attack a room where five children live and romp...that would be new for you (especially with three teen boys.) Can't wait to see it.

Ms. M said...

Want to come and help out this crazy Canadian?? I am in Ontario (not too far from Niagara Falls, NY) and would LOVE some help! Just bought our forever home but am stuck on what do do with the house to make it look like a home!

So if you love hockey, maple syrup and the most friendly people in the world come up north and visit us!

Jenn & family

Ms. M said...

Want to come and help out this crazy Canadian?? I am in Ontario (not too far from Niagara Falls, NY) and would LOVE some help! Just bought our forever home but am stuck on what do do with the house to make it look like a home!

So if you love hockey, maple syrup and the most friendly people in the world come up north and visit us!

Jenn & family

Michelle said...

How about New Jersey...We live in military housing and my bedroom could use some personality!

ONE FINE DAY ARTISTRY said...

come back to Birmingham :) I am getting married soon and need some help!!

Anngala said...

Layla-
We live in the Austin, TX area!!! I would love for you to come to my house and help me re-do my master bathroom!!!!

s as in tset said...

Ames, Iowa!!! Right off of I-35. About 4 hours south of Minneapolis.
Yay! Sarah

Raechel Slaughter said...

Can you come to Phoenix???!

Kat said...

Are you SERIOUS!!??

Dear Layla, you don't know me (YET!) but I consider us dear friends. We first met back in 2008 - before your blog was all fancy with ads and the cute beadboard background. Seriously, I've been cheering for you and taking inspiration from your home for years now. You helped me find "my" style - which is your style. You helped me understand that even though I'm not living at the beach in So Cal anymore, I can still feel the calm of the beach in my house in Colorado. I don't need mountains, I need sand and water and lots and lots of white. My husband and I have made big changes in our home (painted the cabinets white, put in dark hardwood floors) but haven't finished off the look because well, we have 3 kids and a job and stuff and you know, we're on a budget too AND I'm still learning how to buy stuff. So anyway, YES, we would take you in.

Kat (your bestie) - Highlands Ranch, CO

p.s. I'm pretty sure Kevin would LOVE Colorado. It's pretty cool.

LaunchHER said...

Hello!! I'm in the SW suburbs of Minneapolis, and oh my goodness, I would LOVE for you to come and check out my basement / playroom! Okay, I'll be honest... absolutely any room in my house. :) 3 kids under 5 have us in a state of necessity rather than out of style. Please, please, please come visit this weekend! We'd love to host you!!

THANKS!

Sallisha of LaunchHER.com

Tanya said...

Help with our first house! We've had fun decorating EVERY ROOM except our bedroom. I swear the next house we live in, the master bedroom will be the first room I do. Poor room. Since no one really sees it other than my husband and I, I've neglected it so! Come to Salem, Illinois!

Julie @ CalleLillyCafe said...

You are too cute! Just watched the video & I AM GAME when you come out to Arizona! I would LOVE for you two to come makeover our living room or master bedroom! I will keep my fingers crossed... & I will tell my girls too. They watch all the videos w/me! =)

Ashley Noelle said...

Come to Central Illinois!! Ive been remodeling my "cottage" for 4 years now. I am just finishing with the "bones" of the house (new roof, plaster, flooring etc) and am ready to start decorating! Stop on by, I love me some good junk!

Jill said...

I would LOVE your help!!! We live in Conway, AR and are about to build a new house in the country!!! Love to make it into a cottage type home. I'll even make you some sweet tea! :)

Carol said...

Dire, dire, DIRE need of a living room makeover --- it's an otherwise beautiful lakefront house on the sunny shores Lake Erie in Southern Ontario. Layla, it NEEDS you!

Raelynn said...

I think Denver, CO would be a great place to film....

Chanda said...

Oh you two would be perfect for this and I have to say the South has needed a great show that does makeovers. Everyone is always in New York or California. Nobody comes south :( I'm in Tupelo, MS (birthplace to Elvis) and would love you to come. We just traded our "finished" house for a bigger fixer upper and it is wearing me down! At this point I have one room completely finished (well if you don't notice the curtains aren't hemmed yet heehe) so plenty to choose from here.

Amy said...

ever been to south texas?? no???well, come on down to san antonio! i have a couple of rooms in need of some sprucing...oh yeah...and i make a mean margarita:)

amy
www.sweetbaby-z.com

Tera said...

UGH!! I am going CRAZY here in Crystal, MN (suburb of Minneapolis)!!! It sounds like you have already narrowed down your choices but if you need a back up, I'm your gal!! My husband and I and our almost 4 year old live in a smallish rambler and we'd love to have your input on our dining room or dining room and living room (they are open to one another). My husband and I LOVE your blog. Can't wait to see what you do in the home that you choose to work with!!!!!!! jasonandtera at gmail dot com

Jennifer said...

Layla, I would LOVE it, especially since we weren't able to work on a design consultation this summer--you know, since you became such a hot commodity and all! I had wanted your help with our master bedroom (it has a small sitting area); but we're also in need of help turning a little kid playroom into a cool preteen/teen gameroom. We are in the Dallas, Texas area (suburb 30 minutes north). Thanks!

Michelle said...

Hey Layla,

I know we chatted some at the yard sale, but we would still l-o-v-e for you to help us with our bare room. It's calling your name!

Michelle in B'ham

sunnysideoflife said...

sweetlemonade is minnesota lucky!!!! I would LOVE it if you came to our area. I live in Maryland, smack dab between philly and Baltimore {running East to West, that is} and I would be beyond excited if you came to my neck of the woods!!!

Jayme said...

Hi L and K! I really think you should come to Wasilla, ALASKA. I'm here visiting my family and have met a wonderful gal who could really use some design intervention and major help. She's prego with her 4th and lives in a tiny but cute 3 bed home. She shops at garage sales (simply due to finances) and her and her hubby sleep on the floor (literally, no mattress). With her tummy getting bigger and with 3 other kids, she's losing engergy fast and I can only do so much being as I'm not at all a interior decorator. Please come to Alaska!!!

heidig said...

If you're ever in CT, I have a lower level family room that has stumped me. My husband (a carpenter) and I have remodeled every other room in the house except that one. And you know what? I'd buy whatever you wanted to make the room look good! Now there's an offer you can't refuse!

Staci at Craftify It ! said...

When it starts getting cold, head to AZ to thaw out! Not only would I gladly welcome you into my home, but you could do ANYTHING YOU WANT to my master bedroom which is currently a BLANK slate:)

Congrats & hope your show makes it, it would be a huge hit!

Shell said...

Sure come & visit me in Germany, if not I'll understand & hold the invitation until we make it to TX lol.

Elizabeth said...

Oh my gosh, no one ever comes to Cincinnati! I love junk and would love someone to help me figure out how to find it. I've lived here for 12 years and I'm still trying to find the hidden gems in the city.

Sandra said...

How exciting! I know a GREAT place to travel to - Vancouver, Canada!

We could some help in our master bedroom - we have a beautiful handmade log bed that is to die for but the rest of the room is lacking...

Patty said...

You can come to the small (well really pretty tiny...but we do have a Lowes) town of Bluffton Indiana to our farmhouse that has issues. My daughter and I love to thrift shop, garage sale and estate sale shop (my cousins run true estate sales where everything is tagged and you walk through the house and imagine what the people were like and ...the second day is half off!...sorry I get carried away) God gave my husband a very lovely gift of ministry and comedy and decided he did not need the fix it gene ss well. Oh the stories we could tell you. (He hit his face with the weedwacker ...figure that one out!) Come help us and we will make you laugh.

Blarney said...

If you feel like coming out to the middle of no where in WI I've got just the perfect livingroom in need of some help. :)

Angela M said...

I'm so bummed that I won't see you at the Junk Bonanza. I won't be there until Saturday. :( I live in Denver, IA, but will be staying with my brother and sister-in-law in Maple Grove, MN, Friday and Saturday night. You could always stop by if you're bored! ;)
And, you could definitely come to our house to work some of your awesome magic!!
**Angie Meyer**

Sarah said...

We are in Omaha, NE. I would LOVE some design help! I love your style.

mommara said...

How about good ol' McDonough Ga. Our kitchen/ sunroom is in need of some serious TLC. Just waiting for you guys to come attack it. I even promise not to leave the keys under the mat so our car won't scare you. :)

Parsuzi said...

I'd like to suggest central Pennsylvania - Lancaster County. We have outlets (great bargains) and terrific second-hand/antique stores. (Plus, if you're interested, the Amish live here, too.

Karena said...

Layla I wish I were in your area, it would be so fun!!

Come see me soon.....

I have a New Giveaway from the French Basketeer I think you will love!

Karena
Art by Karena

Three said...

I own a yarn studio in a 110 year old building that could really use your touch. We're in Duluth, MN -- just a few hours north of where you are now! Come on up! We have Lake Superior!

Robyn said...

Hey! I'm in Bel Air, MD and we have a long narrow living room that totally needs help and with 14 year old twins and their million friends, we are dying to finish our basement to give them someplace to go, or give US someplace to go! LOL Have fun at the Junk Bonanza, it looks like such a GREAT time!

Pam Zambenini said...

The kids have just moved out and we're in need of some young blood to refresh our place! How about coming to Beavercreek, OH!

geri said...

WOW !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Layla you have enough intersted and very happy volunteers from across the U.S. that would love to invite you & Kevin into their home any old time.You have impeccable and beautiful taste and we all know it.
You could have your own show tomorrow.
If I won the Lottery you will be on the air in a matter of days. hehe
Can't wait to see & hear all about your Minnesota decorating,junk bonanza days.
Hugs. egri.

Shelly said...

We live in Minneapolis! Our home has great cottage charm but there is one room that needs some love. Our house has been on the market with no takers. We're looking for that extra special touch to help us get it sold. Would love a Palmer visit!
mshainess@gmail.com

Me said...

I am in need of some devine design intervention. I'm in Franklin, TN. Pick any space in our house or the whole house. Since moving into our house 4 years ago, we have had 3 kiddos (2 year old and 1 year old twins). I'm overwhelmed and can't seem to make any of my ideas come to fruition. We had a fabulous 300 sq foot screen porch built a year ago and we must pick paint/stain in a few weeks and I'm terrified to make a decision. Please come to Franklin, TN and help me!!!!!!!

Saba Jean said...

I live in Eagan, MN (about 15min. drive from the Mall of America. I live on an old farm and the garage is still full of junk. These people never through anything away. I think you guys could have a lot of fun at my house and i would love to have you!

Beautifully Inspired said...

OOOoooo... we are currently on our way to Minneapolis right now!!! Im going to have to check out what junk bonanza is!!! Too bad my house isn't there though! Have a good weekend, maybe we'll bump into eachother.

Nicole
www.sobeautifullyinspired.blogspot.com

Tricia said...

The west coast needs your help too! We just started a 1000 sq. ft addition to our small home. Plus, baby 4 is due mid October so I seriously need some help turning my current LR into a dining room and arranging and decorating our new LR! Not to mention the bedrooms and our 2nd bath. Oy! I need you and your creativity in Redding, CA!

Robin said...

Come on down to the beautiful Ozark Mountains in Arkansas. We have 21 kids, only 17 still at home and we could use a basement overhaul.

Bernadette said...

You've totally got to head west and not just to Seattle, but east of there - to Snoqualmie. You would LOVE it here. It is close enough to the city to do the antique stores in town, but far enough away to be countryburb. We have a ton of space (too ashamed to admit just how much here) and so you could take your pick of the many different places. I'd love help with our lower level - we refer to it as the "Mom please move in" suite. Yes, we're odd like that and actually want my mom to move from El Paso to come in with us. I bet if you visited to shoot a show like this, it would be THE REASON she would finally take us up on the offer. But essentially, you would have about 1000 sf (2 bedrooms - one for her, one for our 13 year old nephew, a living room, a bar/eating nook and a bathroom) to do to your heart's desire. We've...okay...*I* have collected PLENTY to get you started. We're so far going with a bit of a vintage wooden boat, PNW beach theme in there, but we're game for whatever.

And if you're too afraid to hang out in our walk out basement all that time, we have a design disaster on the upper floor and you could do the first ever puppy playroom makeover. About 300 sf of free form space outside of the three upstairs bedrooms that we have a reading nook, work desk and, yes, truly, a puppy playroom. We need help making that space functional, but PRETTY and puppy friendly. Last, we have two bedrooms upstairs that by the time you got out here, we'd be ready to deocrate as kiddie rooms and/or guest rooms. Hence why we're trying to get mom to move in (the kiddie part). I've got some ideas for a travel themed kid room that I'd love your help with.

Generally, I promise you wouldn't have to go into too many of our bathrooms, the main kitchen is pretty good to go and you'd have some unique, wide open (aka, great for photo/video equipment) spaces to work in. Contrary to popular belief, it is not always dark and gray here and hey, with all the natural light we get, we get the best kind - that overcast, cloudy day fun. Unless you come in the summer when it is bright blue skies all the time.

Come on over. We'd LOVE to have you. And as you can tell, we've got plenty of space to host you and any crew.

Bernadette
www.b3homedesigns.blogspot.com

Sorry for the blog post in the comments (smile)

The Wood Family said...

We're just north of Detroit. I'd love to see you work some magic on our 70's built tri-level. Now that's a challenge! :)

Jolanda said...

I would LOVE to have you guys come visit us and help me out with design! We live in Dallas, Texas. You can do ANYTHING you want in my house if you ever come our way!

odonohoes said...

My husband and I live in Hamilton, OH (north of Cincinnati) and would LOVE to have you come to our house and give us some design intervention! We live in a cape code style house built in '48 and have no idea what to do with the upstairs room. We also have a super cool old bar in our basement and would love to design some kind of hangout space around it, but haven't even started. And regardless of whether or not you come to Hamilton, I hope you get the show because I would definitely watch it!! :) I love your blog and we have gotten so much design inspiration from it already!

decorater4life said...

Amazing!!!! How grateful I would be to have you come to North Carolina and help me out with my Master bedroom.. We purchased our home two years ago, and my Dear husband has been deployed over seas since, therefore I have put our bedroom last on the list, with four children and many other spaces to focus on, It would be a dream come true to have our bedroom a special place where we can have some quiet time, and much needed alone time!!!! Good Luck to you both, and thank you for all the amazing inspiration you have brought into my life!!!

RachelK said...

I'd love for you to head over to Oklahoma City and help me with my house!

Shana said...

I'm in Vancouver, Washington, waving my arms frantically and yelling, HEY, LAYLA, COME THIS WAY! I neeeeeed help!

Stephanie said...

You know you have always wanted to redo a room in an historic row house in the nation's capitol, Washington, DC, right?

Please feel free to come by our "new to us" 1917 rowhouse and help us spruce up our place anytime! My husband and I have been DIY'ing several rooms since we moved in April, but still have a long way to go (and could use any little help we can get!).

Mini said...

Want a real challenge? Come help me with our bedroom in our rental apartment! We have 3 dressers, a tiny closet and 3 doors! Help!

We live in Newton, MA... located right next to Boston! Come visit!

sara @ it's good to be queen said...

oh my gosh!!!!!! i'm so jealous of whoever gets to do this! I would so LOVE LOVE LOVE to have you come help me. I SERIOUSLY LOVE your style. Pretty Please come!! :) I live in Northwest Arkansas.

Patti said...

Kevin and Layla, you're welcome at our house anytime!! We're in Parkersburg, IA. Which is probably on your way home if you just want to stop by ;)

Abby said...

Come to Lexington, Kentucky!!! I'd love to have you decorate my house!

Michele said...

You can come to Bethlehem, PA. Our house has great bones, but we are really lacking in furniture, especially for the bedrooms.

Sarah said...

I would love for y'all to come visit us and help with our house! It is a brand new house in a brand new neighborhood where there is an identical house on every street. It is a beautiful house, but I just need to do something to separate it from the other 6 identical houses in the neighborhood. I have not hung one thing on the walls because I just don't know what to do! Oh, almost forgot! We live in Katy, Texas, which is a suburb of Houston!

"Cottage By The Sea" said...

I would love, love, love, to have you come decorate the downstairs den in my newly remodeled cottage. It's the only room in my house that doesn't look cottage y. Come on down to Solana Beach, CA, we'd LOVE to have you!

Jessica said...

I so hope you get a show.....I would totally be a loyal TIVO subscriber. Of course that would only be for the re-runs, I would catch the show "live" every time. And of course I would be even more thrilled if I had the chance to meet you and have you live-in-person going crazy on our house! So if you ever find yourself in Chicago and the wonderful Chi Town suburbs you would be welcome to do ANYTHING you wanted to my home - it needs some help. I have no idea what I am doing.

♥ Natalie ♥ said...

No Way, that would just be amazing!

Then...

You could come to our BUNGALOW PROJECT in Seymour, Indiana! (I just know Kevin wouldn't mind as this town's also home of John Cougar and his Arts Center...) Our home has the basics and great bones, yet still a blank canvas! We're having fun drooling, I mean, watching your many projects!

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Tamara said...

Oh- pick me, pick me!!! My tiny little tract home in San Tan Valley, Arizona is so desperate for a TLC intervention! I've tried a few "home improvement diy projects" (stained concrete floors, painted kitchen cabinets) but it hasn't quite come together and could use some Layla style!

Holly S said...

We just moved into our first home and our budget is super tight so not a lot left over to furnish let alone decorate it and we'd love to have you two come and help us get it together on our tighter than tight budget...I mean like choke you mid sentence tight...Everything we currently have was someone else's before ours-some we like but most of it we dislike but because of the budget it's all we have...we live near Wilmington, NC and WE NEED SERIOUS HELP!!

Jared and Rebecca said...

PLEASE come help us with our house. We live in Queen Creek, a suburb of Phoenix, AZ and we LOVE your style. We have four kids (a set of identical baby boys in there.) We are working on really everything in our house. We love all your stuff! I found your site through CG.

Mike and Kari said...

Sierra Vista, Arizona. I could and would LOVE for you and Kevin to do every room in my home!!!

Shaleen said...

We'd love to see you in The Garlic Capital of the World...Gilroy California!
We live in a Historical 1920's Craftsman Style Bungalow with many original features. Just feeling like our furniture and decorating style in our living room and dining room don't fit our cute little Bungalow!
Absolutely love to read your blog on a regular basis and love your wonderful style! Oh how I wanted to come to your yard sale...if only I was closer!
~Shaleen

ltbpt said...

Downers Grove,IL (I know, I know, the same doesn't sound so inviting until you find out that our founder Pierce Downer homesteaded amongst all our beautiful oaks and maples!) would LOVE, LOVE to welcome you! Our 80's era family room, tacked onto our 1927 cutie, could use some inspiration!

Jason & Camila said...

Would LOVE for you to come to the sleepy little beach town of Chesapeake Beach, Maryland! Just 30 minutes south of Washington DC, and near the beautiful bays of the Chesapeake. Our project involves trying to break the cookie cutter mold of the cliche split-level homes in the area. Our challenge has lasted us 3 years and going strong...Please oh Please can you help us conquer the split-level conundrum?

Carol said...

Would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE for you to come to the "Show Me State" (MO)
and show me how it's done!!
LOVE your blog!!

Frugal Jen said...

Bring some Lettered Cottage style to the Dallas/Ft. Worth area. We'd love some help with our kitchen and eating area.

This is exciting for you both!

Michelle said...

Charlotte:-) We have a 2 year old townhouse that needs help upstairs!

Mindi said...

Nothin' like a little Northwest Oregon woodlands... we're in Salem, OR, where we just started our fixer-upper last year. I am drawing a blank on a few rooms, and would love to speed up the process with your help!
~Mindi

kelly said...

Hawaii!! wanna come!?