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Tomorrow, A New Giveaway

Step chests or kaidan tansu are big, beautiful, and uniquely Japanese furniture that first came out in the late 18th century. The original ones that survived to this day are very rare and highly prized by collectors. Greentea Design is proud to make them today, following the same design that Japanese craftsmen used centuries ago, but with a contemporary twist.

And now, mini versions of these pieces can be yours to win in our Mini Step Chest Giveaway.

These finely crafted step chests are small enough to put on a tabletop! They’d look perfect on dressers and vanities, and provide ample space for storing your trinkets and treasures.

Giveaway begins tomorrow! Check back here for details on how to enter.

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And the Nesting Bowls Go To…

Thank you to everyone who joined our Nesting Bowls Giveaway on our Facebook page. We are happy to announce the 3 lucky entrants who have been randomly selected to receive a set each of beautiful acacia wood nesting bowls from Accents de Ville. They are:

Brad Kinchen

Cheri Huras Readman


Leanne Prosky Bays

Congratulations to each of  our winners! Enjoy your prize!

Don’t forget to “Like” us on Facebook for Exclusive offers!

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In the Showroom with Greg – 1 Kitchen, 2 Looks

Greg Laciak is Greentea Design’s lead designer.  When Greg’s not helping clients plan their dream kitchen he’s often in the showroom giving it that quintessential Greentea vibe.  With an unmatched eye for what’s beautiful and how it all fits together, The Design Tree is delighted to have Greg as a guest contributor.  Here he demonstrates the versatility of design and aesthetic of one Greentea Kitchen.

Craftsmanship and beautiful Asian-inspired detail sum up Greentea’s Kitchens.  But that hardly means you’re tied to one look.  Here we have one kitchen done two ways, where it’s all about accessories:

Imagine the scent of that fresh baked pie cooling on the island (it’s apple with a cinnamon sugared crust if that helps).  This kitchen really captures the feeling of fresh-baked goodness:  warm, inviting, and comfortable.   To get this look, we outfitted the kitchen with antique and vintage pieces like the McCoy pottery collection.  The green here works to lend a fresh contrast to the warm honey tones of the fruitwood cabinetry.  And we played up that down-home feeling by adding the antique wall shelf.  What guest wouldn’t want to wile away an afternoon in this kitchen sipping tea and sharing a slice of pie?  That’s the good life.

Now here’s the chef’s kitchen: at once edgy and glamorous, ready for impressive multi-course dinner parties. To achieve a decidedly upscale look we married a range of pieces including art, found objects, and high-end cookery.  The driftwood serving platter is a bold feature that balances the refined collection of art and framed French plaster impressions; while the matte black cookware works to capture both the organic rawness of the driftwood and the sophistication of the art. And the luxury of having your own herb garden right in your kitchen? C’est magnifique, n’est pas?

A close-up look at some of the art, accessories, and dishware that tie this look together.  Those beautiful acacia wood nesting bowls on the counter could be yours.  Hop on over to our Facebook page for your chance to win 1 of 3 sets of the beautiful bowls. Best of luck!

Contest closes May 31, 2011. Full contest details are available here.

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And the Winners are…

Thanks to everyone who entered our Curious Collectibles Giveaway on our Facebook page.  We randomly drew 5 names from the hundreds of entries and are pleased to announce the winners:

Anastasia Finch – Male Acupuncture Doll

Pam Braithwaite – Female Acupuncture Doll

Mugino Saeki – Tibetan Chest

Jessica Tang – Guyanyin Statuette

Joan Brown – Feng Shui Compass

Congratulations to our winners!  These treasures are sure to enjoy their wonderful new homes!

Don’t forget to “Like” us on Facebook for Exclusive offers!

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Enter the Curious Collectibles Contest

Imagine one of these unique and stylish Acupuncture Training Dolls adorning your home. These beauties were used by instructors to teach Traditional Chinese Medicine Doctors-in-Training about the body's energy meridians.

We are excited to announce The Design Tree’s Inaugural Facebook Contest – the Curious Collectibles Giveaway sponsored by Greentea Design. Entering is simple:  “Like” Greentea Design’s The Design Tree on Facebook, comment on our Facebook wall posts and you could win 1 of 5 one-of-a-kind finds from Greentea Design!

This stunning hand painted Tibetan Chest is as precious as the keepsakes it stores.

From March 8 through 16th we invite you to explore The Design Tree’s Facebook page. Pick one of The Design Tree’s articles posted during the contest (March 8- 16, 2011), leave us a comment about the article in that wall post and you’ll be automatically entered in our draw to win one of the five fabulous finds pictured.

The beautiful Feng Shui Compass, a stunning piece in its own right, may help you balance your home's energy to increase happiness, luck, vitality and prosperity.

Sourced from artisan and antique markets across Asia, these stunning handcrafted collectibles will be treasured conversation starters in your home.  Design pieces with a story to tell, that’s what we love here at The Design Tree.  Enter today and best of luck.  Full contest details are available here.

The magnificent Guanyin, known in English as the Goddess of Mercy. Some Buddhists believe that when one of their adherents departs from this world, they are placed by Guanyin in the heart of a lotus then sent home to the western pure land of Sukhāvatī.

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