Month: November 2009


“Joy, comfort and beauty is what makes a home” I wish you have these three key ingredients at your table tonight.

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

image from Laurence Pasquier

I love the tent looking curtains framing the French doors. I also love the warming effect the wood and fabric bring to this bathroom. P.S. remember the wonderful giveaway here. The winner will be selected tomorrow.
image from Coastal Living.

We all know who Elaine Griffin is, unless you’ve been living under the rocks, her beautiful interiors have been featured in many Interior Design magazines. I personally love her lush elegant interiors and I am more than honored to host a give away of her “first in its kind” book, Design Rules, The Insider’s Guide to Becoming your own Decorator.  Elaine generously is giving her readers those great Interior Designer’s secrets that we all wonder about. I read her book over the weekend and it’s easy and enjoyable to read.
This book is a must-have for all those do-it-yourselfers who struggle with the basic how-to’s and ideas. Design Rules, The Insider’s Guide to Becoming your own Decorator will give you valuable advice and ideas to make your home the best reflection of yourself and your loved ones.
“If you are a patient and creative genius, make your own wallpaper from newspaper, graph paper, or gift wrap-affix to the wall with thin white school glue diluted with water to resemble a soupy paste…” is one of the genius ideas you will find in this Elaine’s book. But if you don’t believe me about how helpful this book can be, believe Margarette Russel when she says “…Translating the basics of chic design for the nonprofessional, she provides irresistible foolproof tips that make sense for every taste, style, and budget.”
To enter the contest, leave a comment in this post and I’ll select a random lucky winner next Tuesday, 24th of November. The book will be sent to the winner directly from Gotham Books Publishers.

Bookcases are great platforms to display our beloved collections. From old recipes books to beautiful Beach accents.
from top to bottom second Massucco Warner Miller third Tom Scheerer.