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Giveaway from Henry Road

Giveaway from Henry Road

Hi there friends! How’s your Monday been so far, hopefully it’s off to a good start but if not… I have a lovely giveaway to cheer you up! Paula from Henry Road is giving away a lovely goodie bag to one lucky winner. Up for grabs is a large multi-purpose cosmetic bag and a small bag too, plus a small bundle of fabric pieces plus a set of three tea towels. How generous is that?!

Henry Road Giveaway

Paula is the owner and designer behind Henry Road, a Los Angeles based design studio and shop. The shop is a fun mix of home decor and gifts including lots of cushions, bags and furniture made up in Paula’s gorgeous fabrics. Being a lover of bold colour and fabrics myself, Paula’s designs really appeal to me! Paula actually grew up in South Africa but has settled in Los Angeles after travelling the world. Let’s find out a little more about Paula…

Please describe yourself in 3 words
Creative. Friendly. Procrastinator.

City or country, where would you rather live?
I Have lived in cities for most of my life but increasingly find myself drawn to country.

Please name one of your design heroes?
Tricia Guild

How would describe your personal decor style? Does your home look anything like your shop?
My decor style is a reflection of things collected along the way with a strong dose of color and contrast in terms of eras, styles, ethnicity, and textures.  I very much view my home as my personal scrap book and travelogue with a healthy blend of editing and whimsy.  My shop is stocked with my own fabric line as well as things I like and has very much the same sensibility and style as my shop.

Paula, Henry Road

Image credits: Miriam Makeba, espresso, jasmine by me, Livingetc

How/why did you start your shop?
I decided to open a shop after a couple of years of selling my pillows and other stuff online and wholesale.  The primary reason was that I strongly felt that my design aesthetic and style was only partially represented by the fabric I design so I wanted to create a space that celebrated all the things I liked.  It also made business sense and very importantly for me, took me out of the isolation of working in my studio on my own all the time.

Do you have any tips for readers wanting to start their own business?
I love what I do so I would say go for it with your eyes wide open about the potential and opportunity as well as the downsides.  Nothing beats being your own boss and being able to make decisions without consulting a committee.  On the other hand, with that comes all the responsibility, very little brainstorming with other smart, creative people, and never enough money — whenever there is a little bit extra, I add something new to the mix.  My biggest tip is that you have to have absolute blind faith that what you are doing will work and is right for you as more often than not that is the only thing that you will have.

Where do you go to feel inspired?
Everywhere and anywhere!  I can be inspired by bag someone is carrying, a flower, a photograph.

What is your favourite thing to do on a weekend?
I work on weekends so my favorite thing is the same as every day and that is walking my dog in the morning and using the time to just enjoy my surroundings.

What makes you happy?
Lots of little things: a smile and a hello, an affectionate dog, Miriam Makeba’s Pata Pata, a double espresso, a sale to a customer who is excited about what they bought, the smell of Jasmine.

Henry Road

What is your dream holiday destination?
Anywhere where I can explore new things, see great merchandising or design, sit and do absolutely nothing, eat good food.

Can you tell us some favourite blogs or online shops/websites where you find inspiration?
I am a fan of your site as well as a whole heap of other blogs — don’t have any that I visit every day.  I tend to sit down and explore following my whims and preoccupations of the day.  Other sites I visit regularly include Livingetc and as they both have great interior design galleries. I remain a big fan and hoarder of design magazines from all over.

Thanks so much Paula, it’s been great getting to know you a bit better and to get some insider tips. I definitely agree with you on Tricia Guild and the scent of jasmine, it’s my absolute favourite!

Now for the GIVEAWAY, here’s how to enter:
1. You need to be a follower of my blog and then need to leave a comment on this post, telling me which is your favourite item from Henry Road.
2. For extra entries, you can blog or tweet about it but please leave your link here so I know!

This giveaway is open to all readers in all countries and will end on the 5th of September. The winner will be announced on Monday 6th of September! Wishing you all luck!

P.S. You can also read the Henry Road blog to keep up with Paula and see what’s inspiring her.

  1. Sandy a la Mode

    23 August

    i am a follower of your blog! i am a huge fan of the havana tote on henry road!

  2. Sandy a la Mode

    23 August

    I tweeted about this fab giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win!

  3. Mariska Meijers

    23 August

    Love the union Jack stool!! Paula makes wonderful designs and O love the way she combines her textiles with antique and vintage furniture!
    Have a wonderful week xox

  4. Megan

    23 August

    As a fellow textile designer (freelance), I found the Henry Road brand and Paula's perspective on the creative process so inspiring. What a treat for a Monday morning! I love the SYDNEY MESSENGER in FLEUR PASSION. And I have to agree about the Jasmine – gorgeous! Thanks xx

  5. Olivia

    23 August

    hi! i am a follower πŸ™‚ I'm loving alll things in her shop but the Rio Samba fabric has caught my eye- the blue ones!

  6. Will @ Bright.Bazaar

    23 August

    "with a strong dose of color" – I love that!

    I'm a follower and the yellow 'Gloria' cushion is my favourite item from the Henry Road store.

    I know it's a cosmetics bag but it would make such a fun washbag, too! Thanks for organising, Lana!

  7. Being Brazen

    23 August

    I love the fleur grande pillow cases.


    I follow and love your blog

  8. Anonymous

    23 August

    Tati: I am a follower: Where to begin with what I love? the dandelion fabric; the choc garden fabric; the colours just gourgeous; the green sprig fabric; the money box is sooo cute but the TILES are fall over and freak out gourge! Maybe its my imagin nation but i reckon you can she a souf efrikan at heart πŸ™‚ thanks for telling about the gem lana!

  9. My Owl Barn

    23 August

    I love everything in her store. My instant favorite is the picture clip on the stand.
    I am a follower!

  10. fatfatsheep

    23 August

    have a minute…pencils in tin, ant blocks, smiling lip balm, tagua stone bracelet!, all journals, notecards, ceramic create!, salad bowl & servers and many more…

  11. Ashley

    23 August

    I love the havana tote!! Wow! Great items!! I am a new follower from Lovely Clusters!!! great blog!

  12. OneCraftyFox

    23 August

    Hi Lana, I'm hopping over from Lovely Clusters after crushing over your guest post! I am your latest follower πŸ™‚

    What a fantastic giveaway! Since I sew, I think this is one of my favorite items:
    So fun, yet so chic πŸ˜‰

    I have already been over to Paulas blog too, I just love how the blogosphere brings all the creative girls together, lol.

    Have a great week!

  13. Cupcake Couture

    23 August

    Hello – lovely post and giveaway.
    I love all the products for their colours and design, but I think the cushions win! x

  14. twannywun

    23 August

    I am a follower, i love the PATCH PILLOW in GREEN !

    twannywun (a t ) hotmail (d o-t) com

  15. Holly Knitlightly

    23 August

    Oh, what beautiful fabrics! And it's nice to hear someone else that has a successful shop is a procrastinator! πŸ™‚ Haha.

    Of course I'm a follower of your wonderful blog! I love the gloria and daisy pillows (well, I love them all, ha! But those are some of my favourites.) And the window boxes! And the herb planters. Ah, I am definitely going to be coming back to this website to buy something once I start up my new job! It's full of gorgeous things.


    23 August

    What a fabulous and generous giveaway!!! Thanks for the introduction. Her work is brilliant. I've spent quite some time here today browsing through her site and it's hard to narrow it down to one favorite item but if I have to go with just one besides the gorgeous chairs I'll choose The FLEUR GRANDE pillow in CRIMSON.

    And I'm most definitely a follower! πŸ™‚


    23 August

    Tweet tweet πŸ™‚

  18. Robyn

    23 August

    I love "My baby Journal", perfect for my little bump

  19. jayandjess

    23 August

    LOVE IT and love Lanalou for introducing this fab new brand to me! Gotta say, the furniture she has created is Aaa-mazing… love the fabric, love it all!

  20. Mary @ RoomPolish

    23 August

    ooo lovely lovely! am a follower (excited follower!) of your blog, and my favey….is the big cosmetic bag! lovely!

  21. Elissa, ebb & flow

    23 August

    fab giveaway! i love the colors and the tea towels are perfection!

  22. Elissa, ebb & flow

    23 August

    fab giveaway! i love the colors and the tea towels are perfection!

  23. Elissa, ebb & flow

    23 August

    fab giveaway! i love the colors and the tea towels are perfection!

  24. tiddles12

    24 August

    I love the Koi pillows and the Koi chair. I have twittered, and am following your blog. I am tiddles12 on twitter. Thanks for the prize!

  25. Suzy

    24 August

    Love, love, love Paula's furniture! My favorite thing is her fabric….so crisp and clean and unfussy! I would love to sew some great pillows and trim some scarves with her fabulous fabric!!

  26. dahlia

    24 August

    I love henry road! my favorite must be her funky light fixtures/chandeliers they are so cool.
    (I just found your blog for the first time and became a follower-I think I'm going to like you…)

  27. Jgee

    24 August

    I just love the little elephant salt and pepper shakers, too cute. From your follower, Jgee.

  28. Anna Liesemeyer

    24 August

    wow what a fantastic shop! So many goodies!
    I don't know that I could choose one thing! Love the storage sacs:)

  29. Charlotta Ward

    24 August

    Gorgeous. I loved this interview. Your questions were great and I learned so much about this fab designer.

    What a great give away. I am keeping my fingers crossed.

    xx Charlotta

  30. Megan

    24 August

    Love all their things! So stunning. Would love to have 4 fleur grande cushions for my couch! Would be stunning πŸ™‚

  31. cerebral e

    24 August

    I'm a follower. I love the Koi Pillows. All her fabrics are gorgeous.

    elissa at iinet dot net dot au

  32. cerebral e

    24 August

    Tweeted too:

    elissa at iinet dot net dot au

  33. caroline @ patagonia gifts

    24 August

    such a fab giveaway Lana! I'm a follower! I love those colorful pillows! xo

  34. priya

    24 August

    i love those gold bud vases!

  35. squishiefishy

    25 August

    I'm a follower of your blog. I love the colorful furniture – especially the union jack items!

  36. Brink

    25 August

    Hi Lanalou, i am a follower of your fabulous blog.

    Henry Road rocks my world , what I love most are the ONE OF A KIND LAMPSHADES, CHANDELIERS AND MOBILES.

    The quirky, whimsical lampshades made with Victorian shades and fabric remnants are out of this world.

    I am also a huge fan of the coffee sack foot stool.

    As well as the remnant fabric and the fleur/passion and blossom sage fabrics.

    All of them are on my decorating wishlist πŸ™‚

  37. Teri

    25 August

    I am a follower of your blog! Henry Road is an adorable shop:) I really like the Capri Journal in Daisy Tangerine…among many other items!

    [email protected]

  38. Jenn @ Living Luxe for Less

    26 August

    This store has so many great items! I think the Jonathan Adler elephant salt and pepper shakers are my favorite though…adorable!

  39. one sydney road

    27 August

    such an awesome giveaway – I LOVE henry road!! I just love her style – the coffee tea or me tea towels are great – but I'm obsessed with the furniture she does!!

    And of course I'm a follower πŸ™‚

  40. one sydney road

    27 August

    tweet tweet! i tweeted πŸ™‚

  41. Jasmine1485

    28 August

    I'm following as Jasmine1485 and my favourite item is the salad bowl πŸ™‚

    Kate1485 at

  42. Jasmine1485

    28 August

    I tweeted about it:

    Kate1485 at

  43. shari @ little blue deer

    2 September

    Of course I follow! And I would take any one of those patch pillows, love all the bright colors! XX!

  44. shari @ little blue deer

    2 September

    I tweeted! @littlebluedeer

  45. Amanda

    2 September

    I am following and my favourite item is the porcelain milk carton, it would look super cute in my kitchen πŸ™‚

  46. eleanor73

    3 September

    I love the stationary and the cosmetics bags (Aruba)

    Just about to tweet – @eleanor731

    [email protected]

  47. Ellie

    4 September

    I love the storage sac from Henry Road:

    lemonandrose – gmail

  48. Ellie

    4 September

    I blogged about this giveaway!

    lemonandrose – gmail

  49. BBDIVA1977

    4 September

    Ive tweeted, and followed . Love loads of stuff on the site.
    But the TAGUA BRACELET really jump out at me

  50. Rachael Lines

    4 September

    My fav item – if I was forced to choose would be one of the two pink bags you have, Im swaying for – the Fleur Passion fabric (Sydney messenger)

    I get through so many bags, especially when I find bits of half chewed food that my babies decided I would like to "keep for later"

    Lovely website, bookmarked with Christmas in mind xx Regards.

  51. garbhein

    5 September

    I love the gloria/crimson choc fabric. I would use this to make wall canvases among many other uses.

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