Christine Koh

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I'm Christine Koh, a music and brain neuroscientist turned multimedia creative. I'm the founder + editor of Boston Mamas, co-author of Minimalist Parenting, co-host of the Edit Your Life podcast, and creative director at Women Online. Drop me a line; I'd love to chat about how we can work together!

10th Birthday Giveaway: Tess & Ted!

10th Birthday Giveaway: Tess & Ted!

I have learned from trial and (lots of!) error that even if you have a pretty strong sense of personal style, interior design is a totally different ballgame. For me, the challenges have been rooted in the overwhelm factor of pulling an entire space together, and then fear about costly furniture and décor missteps.

The good news is, with the right guidance, you can learn! My friend Paige Lewin of Tess & Ted Interiors is a fellow career jumper (you can learn more about her story here) who is passionate about helping people make their homes truly theirs. What I love about Paige’s design work is that she’s particularly tuned into three things: 1) merging people’s styles (which Jon and I needed help with), 2) making spaces beautiful but still kid-friendly, and 3) being realistic about her client’s needs (if you tell her your budget, she will actually work with you to stay in the budget, not scope creep and make everything awkward). Working with Paige on our living space not only helped make our space awesome, but helped me figure out some general principles and approaches to make interior decisions on my own moving forward.

Now, how cool this this? In honor of the Boston Mamas 10th Birthday Celebration, Paige is gifting one lucky winner with a Tess & Ted design consultation package valued at $250 -- and she has both local and long distance options (see under Rafflecopter widget) so it doesn’t matter where you live! WOO HOO! To enter to win, opt in to any or all of the four entry options in the Rafflecopter widget below -- each options gives you an additional entry! Please note that winners for this giveaway series must reside in the United States and when you enter to win, you will receive periodic (totally cool, not spammy!) updates from Boston Mamas + our giveaway partners. Good luck!

Tess & Ted Design Consultation Options

Option 1. Local Winner (within 25 driving miles of Burlington, MA)

1.5-hour in-home consultation to tackle your design dilemmas

  • Review of trouble spots and discussion of on-the-spot solutions
  • Include as many rooms as can fit in a 1.5-hour visit
  • Tess & Ted Interiors to provide a follow-up summary of what was discussed via email within 1 week
  • Consultation does not include specific design plans or product selections
  • Visit must be booked before December 31, 2016
  • Current Tess & Ted clients are eligible for this prize and can use the value toward future services

Option 2. Long-Distance Winner (outside of 25 driving miles from Burlington, MA)

1-hour consultation via Skype/FaceTime to tackle your design dilemmas

  • Review of trouble spots and discussion of on-the-spot solutions
  • Tess & Ted Interiors to provide a follow-up summary of what was discussed
  • Include as many rooms as can fit in a 1-hour call
  • Winner to send photos of space(s) in advance of call
  • Consultation does not include specific design plans or product selections
  • Call must be booked before December 31, 2016

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