July 8, 2011

“In Decorate, the world’s top designers and leading décor experts – including Kelly Wearstler, Amy Butler, Jonathan Adler, and many others – come together to share over 1,000 professional tips, ideas, and solutions for every room and every budget…”

I am beyond thrilled to be a part of the DECORATE book tour. The well known and beloved blogger, Holly Becker of Decor8, released this beautiful work of genius this year through Chronicle books! Have you gotten your hands on a copy yet?! Well I was lucky enough to receive my copy before our road trip, and I spent HOURS pouring over these pages!! I wanted to take notes and copy paste many of the rooms into my home;) 

Tangible tips, gorgeous decor, photography brilliance, and uniquely styled rooms that you can bet you have never seen before!! Just a few reasons, I am head over heels for this book,and plan on referencing it quite frequently when I move into our new home in a few weeks! It had to be such an adventure composing this book, so I asked Holly the following question:

What was the best part of composing this book, & what do you hope readers will take from it?
Working with photographer Debi Treloar and design writer Joanna Copestick – it was lovely to work with such professional women with years of industry experience. Traveling with Debi was especially nice, she was so helpful and since I’d never styled for a book before, her warmth and friendliness really made me comfortable so I was able to do my job and feel completely confident. I wanted Decorate to be much like my blog, decor8, to include a community of people, which is why I interviewed nearly 100 people and quoted them throughout — I wanted the book to feel a bit bloggy in that sense. Plus, I don’t believe I am the ultimate voice when it comes to decorating, in fact I don’t believe anyone is THE guru of design. Everyone has an opinion and a right to one because decorating is subjective and so I wanted to take the best advice out there from the design community and pull it all together so Decorate would contain a myriad of inspiring thoughts to motivate readers. With so many opinions in the book laying next to photographs, the reader is drawn in to actually reading the book and not just looking at the pretty pictures – the quick bites of text are fun to read — plus the point becomes clear to the reader with the flip of each page that there is no ONE single way to decorate but that you should allow basic principles to guide your journey though most of decorating is truly from the heart – your heart.

Don’t miss out on the rest of the book tour. Here’s the remaining schedule!:

July 11 – Simply Grove   July 12 – Elements of Style July 

13 – Apartment 34 July 14 – Mrs. Lilien  July 15 – Mint


Lastly, I cannot forget to mention that one of you lovely readers gets to win a copy of DECORATE courtesy of Holly Becker and Chronicle Books!!

1. Leave a comment with why you would love to win this book!
Additional entries (Leave a separate comment for each):
2. Blog, Tweet, or Facebook about the giveaway!
example tweet: Just entered to win a copy of the new DECORATE book by Holly Becker of @decor8 over @inhonorofdesign! http://bit.ly/rh4d01
Please make sure your blogger profile or email address is readily accessible! Can’t wait to pick a winner! 
You can also buy this very affordable gem over at Chronicle Books!

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