i'm beyond excited to share the book that's front & center on our coffee table right now: decorate. from the moment i heard about it, i was excited (hello, it's by holly of decor8!), but when i finally got a chance to curl up with it and dive in, it got even better. you see, there's a part of me that wishes i'd gone into interior design (funny because i never even considered it while in school) & that secretly wishes i had more tools, advice, inspiration in my back pocket when i'm thinking about what to do with a room.
this book does all that & more. it has rock-your-world quotes like this: "i love a well-traveled, eclectic house with furniture & objects, layered one upon the other, that tell a story about who lives there, where they've been & what they love. there's nothing worse than walking into someone's house that looks like they just called up a decorator!" (eddie ross, designer). it has room by room inspiration & guidance. it has something for every style. & it has room diagrams i was drooling over (gosh i wish i took the time to do that before i dove in, look at all the possibilities with one room!). bottom line: i'm considering this my 101 course in how i might bit by bit, room by room, house by house, learn what it really means to really decorate. did i mention the photography is stunning?
so, pop over to chronicle books & get yourself a little treat. or buy one for your mom. or as a wedding present. or birthday gift. i promise it's bound to please.
the best news: chronicle books (i love them) has generously offered to giveaway a copy on t&f! all you have to do is leave a comment with how you'd use your copy of decorate to do some good in your own home! winner will be announced wednesday! good luck! xo
we have a winner! it's reader #19, lizzie!