7.08.2011

*CLOSED* DECORATE Blog Tour + GIVEAWAY!

"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!!


ENTER TO WIN YOUR OWN COPY!! (Open to U.S. Only):
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!

92 comments:

  1. How fun! I would love to win a copy of this book because hubby and I might be buying a home soon.

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  2. I absolutely LOVE Decorate, I met Holly when she came to London to present her book and she is truly lovely!

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  3. My husband and I are still decorating our home in which we have lived since December because of budget worries. As such, my plans have already changed since I've had to wait so long to start carrying them out. This book would be a lifesaver!!

    ashes165418@yahoo.com

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  4. I am totally lacking in the inspiration department, so having such a gorgeous book readily available whenever I need it would be awesome!

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  5. unfortunatelly i am not a US! but i come over in 3 weeks so maybe i can get a copy in a book store! :D

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  6. o fun! i would love to win this book, my apt needs a makeover baaad. i am getting married next years so i need registry ideas! xoxo jillian:: cornflake dreams

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  7. Oooh! I would love this book but I don't live in the U.S:(

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  8. I am constantly looking for ideas to decorate our home. It is still very much a work in progress and this book would be amazing to help me continue to be inspired!! amazing giveaway :)

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  9. Anna, this is amazing! I would love to have this book as I have just recently gotten into decor and decorating more this year, and hope to move by the end of the year and could sure use these tips! Love your blog. Thanks for posting! monajwilliams@gmail.com

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  10. I would love this book! I am currently moving into a new apartment & then will be moving into a house when my boyfriend and I get married so I need inspiration for both new places!

    alyssaoates@hotmail.com

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  11. ooh, i would love to wine this book. its gorgeous! and i am going to be an interior design student in the next few years.

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  12. I would LOVE to win this book! Sadly, I don't have any decorating books and this could be my very first to start a collection! :)

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  13. Hi Anna! I am so glad you stopped by to say hello - thanks for sharing your thoughts on those crazy cabinets and your insight on workaholic-ism! That's the new term I made up.

    I am also very excited to see a post on this book! I am already a designer, but believe that I can never learn or know enough about the field, therefore I always appreciate and welcome inspiration from other sources, especially from the fab team that has written this book! If I don't win a copy, I am most definitely buying this anyway. :) Have a great day!

    Jamie

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  14. I'm always looking for new decorating ideas and I'm sure this book is filled with some amazing inspiration!

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  15. First off, congrats for being a part of the book!! That's awesome! Definitely well deserved.

    I'd definitely use this book to prep and design the new house B and I plan to buy next year! :)

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  16. I really need help organizing and decorating. I want to learn how to mix different colors and styles.


    melodyj(at)gmail(dot)com

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  17. What a gorgeous book! I wish I was US based!

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    Lost in the Haze

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  18. Wow! I adore this book already. I love the idea of having a little bit of text throughout the book, to keep it bloggy (: I'd simply love to win...I'm all about soaking up any knowledge about design!

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  19. Would love to win this book because I have absolutely no decorating style whatsoever!

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  20. This will help us redecorate when the insurance companies finally pay up and fix our disaster-struck condo!

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  21. I just discovered your blog and love it! I also love this book and would love for it to be the first of my design book collection! Thanks!

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  22. I want to win this book because I JUST bought a house! escrow closed on the 30th and my brain is beaming with ideas! How perfect would this be!!

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  23. Tweetaroo! http://twitter.com/#!/ourcitylights/status/89508893901864960

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  24. facebooked! http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=216347158409190&id=129777780398615

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  25. Oh wrong guess ha! I should have seen this coming because I read it on the blog! Would love to participate but unfortunately I'm VERY very far away from the US ;)

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  26. This is awesome! Did you design the book? Who couldn't use inspiration for home decor!

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  27. i'd love to win this book because i need some serious inspiration for our master bedroom and bath. they are sad, sad areas.

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  28. I would simply love to win because I adore design and photography, and this looks like a winner in both realms!

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  29. I've been following decor8blog for years! Every time I get stuck designing I turn to her blog for fresh inspirations. Eager to see what she mention in her book!

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  30. Oooh that book looks delish!!!! I would love to win it so that I could pour over all the inspiration to get myself into "house buying" mode. I'm sure we won't be buying one for a year or two, but it's never too soon to start mentally decorating!!! :)

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  32. I would love to win one because I love Holly Becker and am in dire need of some inspiration to kick the house decorating back into gear!

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  33. Wow, what a nice giveaway. I'd love a copy for inspiration. I love my home, but ya gotta mix it up every once in awhile! And this would be a great source! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  34. How great you are part of the tour Anna! Very exciting. I would love this book as one can never have too much inspiration!!! Happy weekend my friend, xoxo

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  35. I'm a big book addict and that's why I'll never buy a kindle. Decorate has been on my wish list for ages it seems. Crossing my fingers!

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  36. I would love to win this book because I desperately need help decorating! I thought I knew what I liked, but after decorating my last apartment, it looked like the 70s threw up. Any and all resources would be greatly appreciated it :)
    nikki

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  37. I blogged about the giveaway here: http://anastasiamariecards.com/blog/?p=5376

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  38. Oh, I hope I win! The cover is gorgeous!

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  39. Okay, I don't just want this book, I NEED this book :) I love fashion and putting together looks, but for some reason I can't make that translate into home decor. I'm just too overwhelmed with everything out there! I think this book would really help me make my home look stylish too!

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  40. This sounds like a great book! I want to win because I need some help decorating our home because it is soo plain right now!

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  41. This book just looks wonderful :)

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  42. Would love to win this book! Holly's design aesthetic is splendid!

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  43. I would love to win this book for the inspiration. Such beautiful images! Thanks!

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  44. I have the greatest passion for design and I finish my interior design studies I would love to have a copy of this fabulous book to be part of my inspirations for current and future projects! HOW exciting!!

    Caterine
    730design.blogspot.com

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  45. I've recently discovered the fun of decorating and this book would be perfect!!

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  46. Awesome! I would LOVE to get my hands on a copy of this book!! Holly is so inspiring with such great taste...would love to see her new venture! xoxo

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  47. We just moved into our first place together and I am in dire need of a decorating "guide" AND it would double as a great coffee table book!

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  48. I also tweeted about this giveaway :)

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  49. I don't feel right entering as I won your last giveaway. I just wanted to say that this is an awesome giveaway & 1 reader is going to be very happy!! xo

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  50. oh man! this is fabulous! this book needs to be in my life because i am decorating on a budget in a tiny little cottage and need all the help i can get:) fingers crossed!

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  51. Hi, Anna!

    I have Tweeted this (Link: https://twitter.com/#!/MaeLuu/statuses/90447935350902784)
    I also Facebook posted this on my Facebook Page wall! (Link: http://www.facebook.com/thereafterish?v=wall#!/thereafterish/posts/135642199851072)
    And this is posted to my blog's sidebar: http://thereafterish.wordpress.com!

    Yeay!!!

    Thank you for being so generous; this is such a wonderful, amazing giveaway.

    Thanks you!!!!

    xx{ish.},
    Mae Lu @ thereafterish.!

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  52. Oh my goodness. I would drool all over that book, please pick me!

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  53. I so need this book. I have had my house set up and decorated the same way for 4 years. Need the inspiration!!

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  54. I would love this book! It's wonderful to have images online to look at, but it's so easy to get distracted and/or lose an image. But in her book, the amazingnes is tangible and full of inspiration!

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  55. I'd be super stoked to win this book! I'm addicted to design magazines and books. I love what I've seen so far from the pages posted in this article and I would love to see more:)

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  56. Heard only great things about this book! Would love a copy!

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  57. Looks like a great inspirational tool! I also love that fact that there is a lot of feedback throughout the book on others takes of design. I don't believe you can ever have too many design books that spark that creativeness within your own outlook and style!

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  58. Oooh I would love this book!! It looks like such an incredible source, especially since I love Decor8 already!! : )

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  59. is it bad if Im not sure if I enter or not..but in case I havent..here is my entry hahaha

    I love Decor8..tons of great pictures and a lot of inspirations..would love a copy!

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  60. I've been a big fan of Holly's since I took her blogging class, fingers crossed, I want to read it!

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  61. Oh, my goodness! Decor8 is a daily read and the book will help give my place the kick-in-the-pants it needs. Thanks!!!

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  62. i just came across holly and her blog a few months back and she has become one of my favorites to read and be inspired by. would love a copy of her book. thanks for the chance to win!

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  63. Just tweeted and facebooked the giveaway- It's an amazing ly beautiful book!!!!

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  64. Just tweeted the giveaway! So exciting. I've been a lurking around for a while and have to say I love Holly's blog. I'm about to move into a new apartment and could certainly use all the awesome tips and inspiration that I'm sure'll be found in this book. Best of luck to you!

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  65. I love color, home decor and decorating. I'd love this inspirational book!

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  66. My poor house needs decorated so badly - I am just not the kind of girl who knows what the heck she's doing. This would seriously help!

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  67. I tweeted :) http://twitter.com/#!/elizabethn22/status/90826953468280832

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  68. Would love to win this! Holly is so amazing, i'm sure her book is too.

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  69. This book would give me so much inspiration for decorating my new loft! I would love to have it!

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  70. Just tweeted it :)
    @meganegibson20

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  71. I have followed Holly's blog for 2 years and it has served as a primary source of inspiration for the kitchen and home store I just opened in Denver, CO: www.hazel-dewey.com. Adding Holly's book to my resource library is a must. I would spend hours pouring over it!

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  72. This book looks awesome! I am decorating my office and know I would find amazing ideas in this book.
    m.rockey@live.com

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  73. I want this book so bad. My house needs some serious help. WIth 2 kids, another on the way, and a husband who is not at all diy or design oriented this book will help me to finally make my house a home and a house a designer like myself can be proud of.

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  74. Just tweeted about the giveaway! *fingers crossed*

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  75. I want this book! We're not very accomplished at DIY, but our house needs help. We're hosting my SIL's baby shower in Sept. & I want it to look good for her.

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  76. Just shared the giveaway on facebook!

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  77. count me in!! i love any sort of design book!! would love to add this to my collection so i can be continuously inspired!!

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  78. Hey count me in my friend! I am on vacation in Rio but my mail box still would be happy to receive this fabulous book, oh see how much I want it? I will be back to US with a home as a blank canvas to decorate - need lots of inspiration!

    Hugs & kisses from Rio!
    http://acasadava.blogspot.com

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  79. Just tweeted!

    Hugs & kisses from Rio!
    http://acasadava.blogspot.com

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  80. We just moved into our new home and we need some fresh new ideas and inspirations to spruce up this older home! Lovely giveaway!

    Jessie
    www.mixandchic.com

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  81. I just graduated and am decorating my VERY FIRST place of my own! so exciting and intimidating. I have become obsessed with interior design #seriouslyaddictive This book is like a multivitamin of inspiration!

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  82. i am living in my first place alone (well with my bf who has no opinions on decorating) and i have so many things i think i want to do but i totally need guidance and many more ideas!!

    life spelled jen

    lifespelledjen@gmail.com

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  83. I would love to win this! My home is feeling a bit stale right now. It could use some sprucing up in the form of some new decor!

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Love hearing from each of you. Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts! <3

 
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