decorate + giveaway



I'm excited to host the blog tour today for Decorate (along with tulips & flight suits!). My favorite design books are ones that are not only interesting and inspiring, but worth referencing again and again. Holly Becker (from Decor8) and Joanna Copestick have done just that with their book Decorate. It's a wonderful resource for anyone interested in design, decorating, or personalizing a home.



I usually sit down and devour design books immediately, but I've been taking my time with Decorate because there is so much great content. In addition to beautiful photographs + ideas, they also include room layout sketches throughout to help you understand the overall spaces (my favorite part!). Seriously, this book was worth every penny.



So, if Decorate is still on your wishlist (or if you want another for hoarding gifting), you can enter to win a copy from Chronicle Books by leaving a comment below (U.S. only). You don't have to "like" or follow anything to enter, I'm just hosting the giveaway because I truly enjoy this book and would love for someone to get a free copy! Bonus entries allowed for sharing your cool plans for the Fourth. Happy July weekend.



PS. visit Design Muse on Monday for the next stop on the blog tour, and see the full schedule here!

(photos by me of Debi Treloar's photography in Decorate)

*Update: the winner, chosen via random.org is Andree and Josh! Thanks so much to everyone for entering.

131 comments:

Danielle said...

I've been dying to get my hands on a copy of this book! I'm moving in a week (!) into an old home with beautiful white walls and wood floors. A copy of Decorate would be a wonderful resource as I piece together our new home. This will be our last July 4 in Maine, so the boy and I are going to catch some fireworks and hit the beach :)

kelly said...

ooh, looks like a wonderful book! i'd love to win!

Kelly V said...

This book is definitely on my wish list! My husband and I are on the hunt for a new home and this would be a perfect way to get started with decorating ideas.

We are heading to Kewadin, MI for a weekend of family, food and fun!

Barb said...

wow, that book looks beautiful! i'd love to gift this to my sister :-)

Katie P said...

My husband and I just got married and moved to a rather small DC apartment. This book would be a great help as we turn our small space into a home!

Plans for the 4th include BBQs and finding a tourist-free spot to view the National Mall fireworks.

Danielle Jeanne said...

I'm a newlywed and I'm dying to get my hands on this book to decorate our nest (it needs a lot of help!).

Our Fourth plans are to relax, have a BBQ, and spend some much needed time together :)

Jennifer said...

I would love to have this book. I have serious issues actually following through with decorating and I think this would be encouraging.

Kate {domestikatedlife} said...

This book is on my wishlist, I've been a big fan of Holly's since I took her blogging course a few years ago. Fingers-crossed!

DGriffP said...

This book looks beautiful and inspiring.

My 4th plans include a trip to the local water park (wahoo!) and fireworks- my favorite!

Tara said...

I've been trying to make our house look more like us... I's love to win! We're going camping with 20 friends for the weekend.

retrasar said...

Great giveaway. I'm always on the lookout for inspiration.

Erika Lee Sears said...

I hope I win- I completely agree with you it's so hard to slow down and enjoy a delicious book. :)

Erin said...

I want this book so bad!

My inlaws are coming over to help us with a couple house projects——rewiring, adding crown molding, painting a bathroom, etc.

Connie @ Daydream In Color said...

I'd love to win this! I'm in the process of declutter & trying to figure out my style or decorate in!

Kristen K in Chi-Town said...

This would be perfect for my new condo! I am not a design expert but I would love my new home to look like I am :)

tanya904 said...

Thanks so much for a chance to win. This seems like a useful and inspiring book
tanyainjville at yahoo dot com

Hanna said...

Ooh I hope that I win!

Ellen said...

I just found your blog and would love to enter your giveaway - it looks like a great book!

Heather J said...

Yes please! I've been eying this book for far too long. Thanks Alli!

Kelsey said...

This book looks amazing! I love design books!

Ms. T said...

This book has been on my wishlist for the longest time! Thanks for the giveaway!

Anonymous said...

I'd love a copy! Fingers crossed for this one!

JK

jkoorstra@hotmail.com

anna nae said...

ohhhh I would really love a copy!!! sorry everyone but I really hope I get it =)

Jamie said...

Oooo I love hearing that this is the sort of book that I could pace myself on, not just flip, flip, flip and stare at the pretty pictures.

As for my fourth of July weekend plans, I am going to eat BBQ with my Honey B all weekend, read books in the park under the sunny sunshine, walk barefoot in the grass, and watch the fireworks explode cha cha cha!

Monica said...

Though I love buying new books all the time, we are pinching our pennies around here for new furniture... I am sure I would get amazing inspiration from Decorate!

yearofserendipity said...

I would love to win! My sister hosts a bbq every year for the 4th, so I'll be eating, drinking and being merry there with friends.

Keely R said...

Can't wait to get my hands on this book. I am in need of decorating help. I am a huge fan of decor8 and I always get inspiration from the blog so I know Decorate will be a great book to have as a resource.

Ligaya said...

Super excited to go through the book! Have loved the blog!

AlyssaP said...

I've heard such amazing things about the Decorate book! Crossing fingers and toes...
For the 4th we are doing the annual church breakfast and then taking a trip up to Washington to visit family. Here's hoping the weather stays beautiful! :)

Alicia Clinton said...

as everyone else has said--i would love love love to have this book and getting it for free would be sweet!

Hilary said...

Would love to win this looks fab

Anonymous said...

This looks like a great book. I could use all the help I can get.

Melody J
melodyj(at)gmail(dot)com

kevnjacks said...

This Sept will be the 6th time that we're moving in our 9 years of marriage and I would love some new ideas for decorating! :)

Kiki said...

I've looked through this book and would love for it to be the first of my design/decorating book collection! Thanks for the opportunity!

amy said...

thanks so much for doing this giveaway! i already took a peek at holly's gorgeous book at the bookstore and it's on my wishlist. would love to have it now instead of waiting! for the long weekend i'm planning to do some hiking :)

thanks,

amy

afieldtrip@gmail.com

Amorette said...

Def. stiill on my wish list!!
Amorette

Anonymous said...

i've been a decor8 fan for yearssss. would love to win holly's book, please let it be me. :)

lynn

OneCraftyFox said...

Certainly on my wish list... plus my home could use some inspiration ;) Great giveaway!!

Shay said...

Oooh! Pick me! Pick me!

Nancy said...

I can't wait till it comes out. I would LOVE to win it though!! :)

Lisa said...

<3 Decor8 <3

Pretty Neat Designs said...

It is still on my wish list. I am excited that Holly will be in Boston next month and I hope to make it to the signing. I'm also excited to find your blog today and look forward to reading more.

Jenn said...

this book has been on my wishlist for a while now. I'd love to win a copy and maybe even catch Holly on her US book tour (now that would be awesome)

jonahliza said...

awesome giveaway! i think my bf and i are just chillen this 4th of july..maybe see an early movie, and watch the sf giants game at home. i haven't decided what kind of pie to make yet.. apple crumble or sour cherry? hehe. happy weekend!

carolyn crow said...

would LOVE this book! spending the fourth celebrating with my southern in-laws that I also LOVE!

Lynda said...

looks like a great book!

Dandy said...

Oh this book looks incredible!!!

This is our baby's first 4th of July and we'll be spending the morning watching the parade in Huntington Beach, CA :)

Music-lover said...

looks beautiful. I would love to have this book.

erin said...

I am so excited to read this book! Hope I win it!

Mo Pie, Please said...

This book looks exactly like my style & taste! I NEED it to decorate our new house!

Joan J said...

Please enter me to win this book. I am SO decorating-challenged and need all the help I can get. I love her eclectic style, but can't seem to accomplish it on my own.

joanoh at cinci dot rr dot com

Kelly said...

I'd adore a copy of Decorate. Love the style and the whimsy seen throughout the images you've shared and others I've seen.

Our plans for the fourth are simple--good food, great company and some fun fireworks!

gabricci said...

I love the ideas sampled here. So many great ideas, so little time.

Cadence said...

I have been waiting for this book! So excited!

Claudia said...

I'd love a copy of this book! No plans for the weekend except resting up, as I have just come home from a hospital stay.

Anonymous said...

I will be finishing my garage's redo for the 4th...seriously...I just need to hang some signage I've been collecting and do a little more organizing & THEN we can barbeque & enjoy some fireworks, of course. Can you see why I NEED this book ;)

meemers said...

I would love to get my hands on a copy of this book! I'm sure it is chockablock full of inspiration.

Julia S said...

The book looks beautiful. I'd love to win it

Anonymous said...

Oh yes! I would love to win a copy of this book.
DS
shotwell_d@att.net

Gina_AcuteDesigns said...

This book look fantastic - I could definitely use it to spruce up my home :).
Happy 4th!

jenn said...

This book looks great. Can't wait to look at it more closely!

Andy Morris said...

Hope I Win! As an artist, I'm always interested in ideas about creating beautiful spaces.

Lily said...

Decor8 is one of my favorite blogs, so I would love to win Holly's book!

krisatlarge said...

This is a great book that I've gotten so much from - I'd love to win a copy to share with a cousin who also likes the many decorating ideas we've found in Decor 8!

novascotia32 said...

Would love to win! Thanks.

Julie K. said...

I'd love to own a copy of my own! I've checked out and renewed the one I asked our library to order ... but would love to have this in my hands forever and ever!
~Julie

Alexandra said...

What a great blog I've just discovered here! And I adore Decor8 and would love to be a winner of holly's beautiful book! Happy 4th of July, we will be seeing fireworks at the beach (Delray Beach, FL USA).

Corinne said...

I have been dying to get this book! As for the 4th of July, I will be enjoying some fireworks with my family and having a bonfire afterwords. Can you say s'mores?! :)

ofpaperandthings said...

This book looks fantastic! Thanks for hosting a giveaway :)

Melissa said...

I would absolutely love to win this book!

Miranda Lugtenburg said...

I would LOVE to win a copy of this amazing book!
Sometimes i'm totaly out of ispiration for my home. This book will definitely help me out.

Jennifer said...

So excited to see this book! My plans for the Fourth actually revolve around the decorating I've done for our patio, and having an excuse to show it off. Can't wait for more inspiration from the Decorate!

elle said...

Oh, I definitely want to get my hands on this book!


Plan on catching some BBQ and some fireworks.

Renee said...

I don't have this book but have been drooling over it since before it was even released,so I would love to win it!

Our plans include relaxing with the family,eating bbq,playing games and reading books.

Esti said...

I would love a copy!
I'd be spending the day at the beach tomorrow... hopefully

Marian said...

I would love to win a copy of this book. I have to work tomorrow but will be home early. We plan to stay home and enjoy the fireworks from our deck. Happy Fourth To All.

Anonymous said...

I would love to win this book! On the fourth of July, my husband and I are meeting family and friends at the park for fireworks, after a barbecue at my parents! :)

Mimi
coyotelaughing@aol.com

Jen of MadeByGirl said...

Awesome! Thanks! I still haven't seen it in bookstores here in town.. So winning would be nice!;))))))

cart-wheels said...

What a sweet thing to do - I'm in!

Shawn Kallio said...

Have had my eye on this for a while! Would love to win! :)

Charisma said...

I would love to own a copy of this book! it would be my first design book.

Charisma said...

My plans for the 4th are to work : ).

Kimberly said...

Would love to win this book....it's been on my wishlist!

Alicia Ann said...

I'm graduating cosmetology school soon and I am SO excited to get my own place and start decorating immediately. Even if I don't win this book, I know what my next book purchase will be! :)

Kimia Kline said...

this book sounds like every decorators dream come true :) i think i'd devour/hoard it as well, haha. and...i dont know if this counts...but all our mail is being forwarded to my parents' home in nashville, tn, so maybe i can still enter?

Andrea said...

after my bathroom i'm now looking for inspiration for my kitchen !!

Cristina said...

I love this book.. I keep fingers crossed ;-)

Debby Schuh said...

I saw this book at Anthropologie and it looks delightful! I would love to win a copy!

Lindsey said...

would love to win this book to aid my love of all things home. thanks alli!

Lindsey said...

p.s. our 4th plans include tacos and bike rides!

tara said...

Yes, please. My home is desperately in need of some extra inspiration...

Janelle said...

I've been following Holly's blog and was thrilled to see that you were offering a giveaway of her book!

For the 4th of July, I'll be watching the local fireworks show (pretty spectacular) and gardening early in the day.

size too small said...

i'm addicted to decorating books...if i win my copy can be sent to my parents house in VA :)

Rosanne and Bayard said...

Oooh I have been wanting this book for a long time. I love Holly's blog, but there is nothing like a real book to hold in your hands instead of a computer screen.

My plans for today... work. Oh well, I think we'll BBQ tonight!

Charlie said...

Fingers crossed! Would absolutely love this inspirational book. Giving me goosebumps looking at it!

Brittany Hubbell said...

What a cool book!

I am a first-time homeowner, so I could definitely use some design help!

I am also a new doctor, and just completed my first week on the job, so this holiday weekend, I'm taking my precious day off and spending it with family who live nearby.

Anna said...

I've gone mainly paperless, but this is one rare book I would actually love to own!

bashfulbirdie said...

I love the decor8 blog!!!

Jess said...

I love the blog and can't wait to check out the new book for new inspiration!

Jess said...

Bonus entry! Went to LA for the 4th. :)

annie said...

i've been a long time reader of decor8 & the new book looks amazing!

thea said...

ooooh, i am addicted to decorate, and I have to say new to your blog - yay. love when I find a beautiful new blog to explore...

thea.
xx

(spoonfulzine)

shuzluva said...

You can thank Decor8 for getting me to your blog, I'm so happy I found it! Thank you for the lovely giveaway, I want to get my hands on this so badly!

susanmulder said...

This book looks fantastic! I have been itching to make some changes and this just might be the inspiration I need-please sign me up for the draw!

Christina said...

been waiting to take a look at this book! went to ride bikes on the Mount Vernon trail for the 4th :)

The LD said...

I follow the blog and would LOVE a copy of hte book.

keri said...

what a great book! for the 4th, i spent the day relaxing with family and friends :)

Andree and Josh said...

I love Holly's style, and I would love to win this book! How gracious of you!

Claire Gibson King said...

wow! I think i need this book. I so hope to win...if not I am off to buy it. I did not know this book even existed! Fun!!! Thanks for doing this.

Nathalie said...

Hey, great book. It's on my wishlist, but I would love to win one ...
;-)

pljimison said...

Yes - I need help decorating and would love the book!

AubreyLaine said...

I'd love to win!
littlegray88 at yahoo dot com

Sandhya said...

After tanning and nomming for the long weekend, Id love to flick through Decorate for some ideas on revamping my city apartment.

Ang said...

I would love to have a copy of this book - thanks so much for giving it away!

Ang
ang_vaughan at yahoo dot com

abc said...

Awesome!

Phoenix Dove said...

Oh I would LOVE to win :)

Colleen / Inspired to Share said...

Alli, look how many readers you have! Amazing how they all come out for the giveaway ;) Of course I would love to get my hands on a copy of this book!! I bet it's amazing.

Alena: Oh, It's Just Perfect! said...

Such a great giveaway!!! Hope you had a wonderful weekend!

Seng said...

I'd love to win one! I love the Decor8Blog!

hg said...

I would soooo love to have this book! Buying books isn't in the budget right now, so it would be super awesome to have a copy! I'd share it with my sister too :)

Heather

17doors said...

My blog is all about inspiration which I am looking for all the time.. Just the cover makes me want this book sooo bad.. :)
Ulrika

Michelle Torres said...

Wow!!!!! I have always wanted this book!!!!!!! Please!!!!!!!



Michelle Torres
decorater4life@aol.com

Peggy Smithson said...

I'd love to have a copy of this book! I've recently retired and will be able to devote more time to one of my secret passions--decor8ing!

Emily said...

Want me a copy! Took Holly's blog course. She's awesome and a great inspiration.

Cassi said...

I've had this book on my Amazon wishlist; is the giveaway still going on? I'd love a copy! :) Thank you.

Margaret said...

Oh pretty please choose me! I'm in need of decoration inspiration and I would absolutely love to win this. Thank you for the giveaway!

xo,
Margaret
--
margeincharge@gmail.com

Joy said...

Beautiful concept. Beautiful photos. Extremely inspiring. Thank you for sharing.

Alison said...

I've been following her blog just for a few months and I absolutely love her ideas! I'm new to the interior decorating world and I'm in need of some inspiration :)

arrielle_p said...

Hi Where I can find this magazine? Lovely interior shots inside of this.


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Carole said...

Looks like my kind of book. I checked my local library and they have it, so I've got it on reserve. :-)

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