Friday, January 22, 2010

STYLEBEAT GREAT DESIGN BOOK 5 DAY GIVEAWAY: HOW DID THE BOOK INSPIRE THE LOOK?

STYLEBEAT ANNOUNCES THE GREAT DESIGN BOOK GIVEAWAY:
HOW DID THE BOOK INSPIRE THE LOOK?

ENTER YOUR IDEAS FOR A CHANCE TO WIN A HOT NEW DESIGN BOOK A DAY FOR 5 DAYS IN A ROW!
Design Books Spark Inspiration. From The Page to Reality, Show What Inspires YOU.

The New Year is here, and it is time to get inspired by design. Do you covet the latest great design books? Well, here is your chance to WIN them. How did the book inspire the look? Submit an example of how you or someone stylish you know turned a page into reality with an idea brought to life from the book’s pages.

STYLEBEAT will be giving away 5 design books to a new winner, one a day for a week.

Submit creative examples of how an interior design book has helped something, anything you have done in your home. Tell Stylebeat what you learned from a page in a specific book, submitting the book photo and how you incorporated the idea. It could be a tablescape on a coffee table, an entire room, a vignette or a tablesetting, be creative! Share inspiring ideas with Stylebeat, and I will select the winning submissions, one a day, for a week.

*Readers should submit their entries from January 24th – February 5th to stylebeatcontest@gmail.com

I will select one winner each day from all entries received by February 5th at 5pm est.

Your design library will not be complete without these great style tomes:



Sister Parish On Decorating by Susan Bartlett Crater and Libby Cameron; Illustrations by Mita Corsini Bland



Style and Substance: The Best of Elle Decor by Margaret Russell



Glamorous Rooms by Jan Showers



David Hicks by Ashley Hicks




Wallpaper: A History of Style and Trends by Carolle Thibault- Pomerantz


13 comments:

pve design said...

Books add richness to my life and to my home. They are like friends. I can always visit with them and they give me confidence and the push to try an idea, perhaps a fresh table-scape or room layout.
Guess you can never have too many friends or too many stylish books. Love to win any of these!
They would sit nicely with my collection.
pve design

Lindsey Coral Harper said...

Oooh-la-la!

I love design books and would like to add any of these to my ever-inspiring collection. Looks like I've got some homework to do. What a great idea and can't wait to see your readers interpretations!

Dumbwit Tellher said...

Marisa what a great idea for a contest, incredibly creative. So many of us covet our favorite design books; like PVE said, like cherished friends. Looking forward to following the contest along! Happy Sunday to you ~ deb

Lisa said...

Hi Marisa,
I would be so happy to add any of these lovely books to my collection. What a nice selection!
Always great to visit you here at Stylebeat. Have a wonderful Sunday.
Lisa

Eclectic said...

Hello-
Lindsey Harper sent me over here to look at your contest and I am so happy she did! I not only want those books but I am eager to see all the winners! I will work on getting something together for you ASAP...

Best,
Sidney

Stylebeat said...

Thank you for your enthusiasm PVE, Lindsey, Deb, Lisa and Sidney! This is going to be a lot of fun! Consider it extra credit! Enjoy and spread the word!

Erik Perez said...

What a great contest Marisa - amazing way to get us to put on our thinking cap. I do have to say that one of the books that have inspired me the most is Casa San Miguel by Annie Kelly - the use of color in these images is so vivid that it takes me to San Miguel de Allende - and made me paint my living room wall red

Bowling said...

What a beautiful and inspiring blog, Marisa. Thank you for bringing your keen eye and impeccable sense of style and design to me daily!

Topsy Turvy said...

Marisa - great give-away! Books are a constant companion and source of inspiration - on so many levels - in an often "topsy-turvy" world!
-Lana

Retsbar2Go said...

I have No Ideas and one of my biggest problems is just making a Descision( even something simple , like choosing a color is hard for me)

I have a house and have been fighting for years on HOW to decorate it!! so, until I can learn to DECIDE, I have a little of this and a little of that!

retsbar2go AT gmail DOT com

Sacheverelle said...

I get inspiration from design books almost every single day. Fashion, interiors, you name it.

Valerie Wills Interiors said...

My home is jam packed with inspirational design books... I also love collecting vintage and antique books.... one book that inspired me so much - so much so that I wrote a letter to the author - was Rose Tarlow's The Private House. I can honestly say it's the first design book that I didn't just flip through looking at the wonderful pictures... I actually read it from cover to cover... still one of my all time faves. Thanks.

Michelle said...

Ohhh I love this!! My favorite idea inspired from an interior design book is one that I got while reading in Barnes and Noble one day... I had been looking for a simple wall decoration to go over our bed. I love photography and our bedroom has a new floral theme, but I didn't want just a huge blown up flower on the wall... So, what I did was... take lots of pictures of close up flowers... I got 15 simple black frames with mats... and hung 15 pictures on the wall. All 8x10's... I connected all the frames with hooks and hung the finished product over the bed with 3 down and 5 across. I love the finished product. It looks like a huge piece of art work, but is really 15 separate pieces.

mandm_2002 at hotmail dot com