Wednesday, April 14, 2010

FLIP! For My Giveaway

100 followers has prompted me to do a fun little giveaway!  Yeah!
This book looks like so much fun.  Page after page of helpful tips (insider that is) for decorating.
Looks so good that I am going to get one for myself too!
Elizabeth Mayhew, if you are wondering why she looks so familiar, is the lifestyle expert for NBC's Today show and is special projects editor for House Beautiful magazine. Previously she was editorial development director at Real Simple magazine.  She has also worked for Southern Living.

Please check out the cute video below with preview of the book FLIP! For Decorating, you will be delighted and intrigued:



About the book

In her new book, FLIP! For Decorating, Elizabeth Mayhew shares essential insider tips for making any space stylish and timeless in a snap. Forget expensive fixes or labor-intensive endeavors, she shows you how to redecorate with what you have on hand, or with the simple purchases you’ll need to create the room of your dreams. Flip through the upper right hand pages, and watch four rooms receive an instant makeover! Inside you’ll discover:
- step-by-step instructions for decorating the four most commonly used rooms: living room, dining room, family room, and bedroom
- the fundamentals of color, including no-fail wall and trim colors, when to use wallpaper instead of paint, and the facts on different paint finishes
- the ways to treat a window, from Venetian blinds and Roman shades to simple curtains–and the secrets to making a window appear taller or wider
- the art of picking the perfect sofa, chairs, tables, and lighting
- strategies on how to prioritize your decorating decisions
FLIP! For Decorating also features time-saving reality checks, handy shopping tips, and easy and informative sidebars that will give you instant solutions if you’re stumped, stymied, or need to add a quick jolt of style to virtually any room.

To Enter this Giveaway for the wonderful FLIP! For Decorating book:

1.  First entry: You must be (or become) a follower of Living It At Home to officially enter in this giveaway.   Let me know you are a follower and comment will count as one entry.  I need your e-mail info. to contact  you if you are the winner.  Will not be used for any other purpose.

2.  Second chance entry: Leave a comment (again separately) about what your most difficult decorating dilemma is.  Trying to find that perfect fabric? Chair? Can't choose a paint color for your bedroom?  Bathroom?  A room that has no furniture?  Are you embarrassed with what you have?  If you don't have a dilemma, then I would love to know how you got to where you are (a tip or two)...perfection and bliss...I hope!  : )    
(Anything you would like to share.)

3.  You may enter from today, Tuesday, 4/13/10 to Monday, 4/19/10 till midnight.  I will try and announce winner on Tuesday 4-20-10.  

Note:  It is up to you to separate the two entries for two chances!  Winner will be chosen randomly. Thanks so much!

Good luck and it has been really great getting to know everyone!
Thank you for reading my blog and following!

~jamilyn

{Images via amazon.com and elizabethmayhew.com}

52 wonderful comments:

Red Door Home said...

Looks like a wonderful book. I am a follower.

Red Door Home said...

My most difficult design problem at the moment is finding a rug for my daughter's room. It seems everything I like is either the wrong size or too expensive!

Casco Bay Soap Co. said...

hi! I am a follower, thanks for a great blog full of great ideas!! The book looks wonderful!
Shannon
cascobaysoap@aol.com

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Casco Bay Soap Co. said...

my biggest design delima is to put curtains or not to put curtains in my kitchen. I have a eat in kitchen and it seems to need curtains, because it is like a dining room, but then curtains in the kitchen area seem too formal!
thanks!
Shannon
cascobaysoap@aol.com

the NEO-traditionalist said...

What a sweet video! I remember a shot of her on that sofa in the New York Times---so chic! xoxo katie

1 Funky Woman said...

Jamilyn, thank you for the awesome comments. I adore your taste so much, I was thrilled when I saw your note! This looks like a fab book and you know I'm a follower!

1 Funky Woman said...

Well you already know all about my design dilemmas. I'm sure I'll be posting more soon!

Meg

Deepali Kalia Filling Spaces said...

YES,i am your follower'

Deepali Kalia Filling Spaces said...

Redesigning my studio'getting the right furniture ?? display etc...
email deepalikalia@fillingspaces.com
www.fillinspaces.blogspot.com

the gardeners cottage said...

Hi Jamilyn,

I would love to win this book. I love Ms. Mayhew. I'm already a follower.

the gardeners cottage said...

The decorating dilemma I have that drives me insane is pillows. I recently purchased a couple from PB and I'm already not liking them. What is it about finding the perfect pillow combo that eludes me?

~janet

Mary Ann said...

i would love to join the contest...this is exciting! i am your faithful follower...maryann

My Dream Canvas said...

The book looks lovely..would love to own it. I am a follower.

Mary Ann said...

one of my dilemmas is having multiple personalities when it comes to decorating...whatever i see can trigger my interest to certain style, that is why i stick to a lot of off-whites cause i just couldn't makeup my mind...congratulations for reaching the >100 marked of followers...i can see why you have faithful followers {like me:)}-you have a generous personality...glad to have found your blog...maryann

My Dream Canvas said...

Keeping my house intact with two toddlers :-) I want to create a play room for them and am thinking of ideas to make it fun and functional. This would hopefuuly make them happy and the rest of my house will remain intact :-)

Scandinavian Chic said...

I'm a follower :)

Scandinavian Chic said...

My biggest design dilemma at the moment is our master bedroom. It's too small, and we have too much clothes. I feel like I'm sleeping in a closet!

Design Esquire said...

Great giveaway! I am a follower.

Design Esquire said...

My biggest dilemma is my master bedroom. There's a lack of bedroom furniture (dressers, headboard, etc) and it's driving me nuts. I really need to focus on this room.

Anna said...

Hi Jamilyn,

What a fantastic giveaway..thank you so much for sharing...could sure use this book to help with some decorating dilemmas I have at the moment...lol

Am a follower :) x

SogniSorrisi said...

I'm a follower. Looks like such a fun book!

SogniSorrisi said...

We are moving into a new house and have decided to buy most things new. Its exciting and scary to have a blank-ish canvas. I love so many things and styles that my biggest challenge is editing and deciding how to make it all cohesive.

Londen @ Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

Hi
What a great giveaway! I would love to add this to my 1 home design book collection. I am a follower.

Londen @ Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

I always have some kind of design issue going on. Right now Im trying to figure out what to put in an empty spot in the living room. Once I figure that out it will be something else.

Little Rishi said...

With two little boys who are always up to something, my biggest dilemma is keeping the place presentable.

Rick said...

With two little boys, my biggest dilemma is keeping the place decent and presentable

Amy E. Strodl said...

Well, I am already a follower so please sign me up! :)

amy@varnishdesign.com

Amy E. Strodl said...

My biggest decorating problem is not having enough money!!!!

amy@varnishdesign.com

Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

what a useful giveaway, love decoration books!
Following :)
helenadelrioz(at)gmail.com

A Country Farmhouse said...

I just ordered the book! Couldn't wait to read it...thanks for sharing! Trina

EDYTA and CO. INTERIOR DESIGN said...

This is a great book! I have had it for a long time. I bought this book before a flight- which ended up going by very quickly due to this book. :)
Enjoy!

xoxo
Edyta
http://edytaandco.blogspot.com/

nkp said...

Well you know I'm already a longtime follower. And I'd love a copy of this book. I've flipped (ha)through it before and it is a really fantastic resource full of great ideas.

As for my greatest decorating dilemma...our master bedroom. With all the images in my inspiration file, this is the one room that eludes me. I can not commit to a design and so this room is perhaps the saddest in our house. Must change that. Perhaps FLIP! will be the catalyst I'm looking for....

shari @ little blue deer said...

Congrats Jamilyn! Of COURSE I'm a follower!!

shari @ little blue deer said...

My biggest decorating dilemma, honestly, is decorating on a budget. I left a well-paying job back in September to work with my husband in our small business, and I just feel guilty about spending lots of money on decorating, which I used to do. So I'm having to get really creative, and am always looking for tips.

Elissa said...

Hi Jamilyn! I love your blog, and am now a follower!

Elissa said...

My biggest decorating dilemma is decorating in small spaces! I live in a New England Cape style home with small rooms, and it's always a challenge to make the rooms feel larger and not look cluttered!

yvonne@designvignettes said...

I enjoy following your blog! Love to see what other New Englanders are doing with their interiors : )

yvonne@designvignettes said...

My design dilemma is finding the time to finish my at-home design projects!

beki said...

I need this book! My biggest design issue is sticking to a plan. I start something, then get easily distracted by something else, and then I change course, and then I end up with a bunch of hodge podge! Oh, and more time would be nice too :-)

Rebecca said...

Cute idea for a book.

Rebecca said...

I just got a new sofa. Now to add the next layer to my living area. \

Fabulously french said...

The books looks fabulous, I would love a copy :-)
Leeann x

VictoriaArt said...

Oh, gosh yes, love to have it, I actually new her when we lived in the city, she was from the neighborhood and we hang out with our babes at the playground on the Upper West Side...
She is very sweet!
And you know I am following you from almost day 1...

XX
Victoria

ApachesPrincess said...

I am now a follower of your blog! Congratulations on reaching 100!

countrystars95@yahoo.com

ApachesPrincess said...

My biggest design problem is to make something my own. It is so easy to copy someone elses gorgeous design - but I would like to be able to make it my own and rather than "copy",be inspired by others!

countrystars95@yahoo.com

Jesselyn Girl said...

My biggest design problem is trying to decorate on a budget. Oh and figuring out what my style is. Somedays I trend towards Hollywood Regency glamour. Other days, I think I am Swedish pared down simplicity. And one is SO different from the other!

Karena said...

Very excited would love to win FLIP! Adore design books!

I have a new post and interview up I think you will enjoy!

Karena
Art by Karena

Karena said...

Oh and I am a follower!!

Karena
Art by Karena

Mrs. De said...

I would love to win this book! I am a new follower.

Mrs. De said...

I am newly married and I am having a lot of decorating problems. I have very little furnature. I can not seem to find furnature that I like that is in the right "price". But I think as you go through life you collect many things which will fill up my new home. I just wish it was decorated now! lol

Lori said...

I have many dilemma's... I think the one that is most problematic is choosing the right color paint for my walls...! It takes me forever to pick a color! ~X0X0 Lori <3