Massachusetts Customer Wins $5,000 Grand Prize In Calico Corners 60th Anniversary Decorating Spree

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"I'm so excited I won--now I can finish decorating our master bedroom!"

Calico Corners Decorating Spree contest winner Reyna Simnegar beams as she claims her award from Store Manager Suzanne Gawronski (L) and sales associate Jean Konopacz (R) of the Natick, Massachusetts location. Mrs. Simnegar won $5,000 in a nationwide contest celebrating Calico Corners' 60th Anniversary. She lives in Brookline with her husband and five children.

She keeps track of everything and helps me stay on course. I didn't know where to start in terms of color--now it's all coming together.

Out of almost 50,000 entries, Reyna Simnegar of Brookline, Massachusetts was the lucky winner of the Calico Corners Decorating Spree contest. Following a friend's recommendation, this busy wife and mother recently became a customer of Calico Corners in nearby Natick. From the moment she walked into the store, Reyna knew that Calico was going to be a great resource for her decorating projects.

The Simnegars bought their home in Brookline three years ago. "This is the home we're going to stay in for a long time," she notes--perhaps a very long time, as they are raising five boys. A home has to be a place that you love, added Reyna. "It's worth investing in.
And the fabrics in it should express your style, your personality." Reyna will be using her winnings to have window treatments, cushions for window seats and pillows made.

Reyna has been working with Natick sales associate Jean Konopacz on window treatments for the master bedroom and her husband's study. "Jean has spent hours working with me," noted Reyna. "She keeps track of everything and helps me stay on course. I didn't know where to start in terms of color--now it's all coming together." Reyna took advantage of Calico's Fabric Approval Plan, and has taken many fabrics home to view in the light and setting of the actual room.

Home decorating has been a passion of Reyna's ever since she studied interior design at UCLA and also at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. Reyna's name is the Spanish word for queen (her family was from Venezuela) and Simnegar is Persian on her husband's side.

Calico Corners - Calico Home stores provide expert decorating advice and in-home
design consultation in more than 100 stores across the country. Consumers will find thousands of designer fabrics for the home at value prices; window treatments, blinds and shades; custom upholstered furniture, plus rugs, lamps, decorative accents and more. Thousands of fabrics are available online. For more information or to find the nearest store, visit or call (800) 213-6366.

Jan Jessup        
(610) 444-9700, Ext. 262     

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