Thursday, December 9, 2010

As promised - another beautiful book giveaway!

Lucky you guys! I'm reviewing two amazing books recently released by Country Living, Restore. Recycle. Repurpose and Aged to Perfection And one of you will win Aged to Perfection! All you have to do for your chance to win is leave a comment on this post. The chance to enter ends on 12/16, at 5PM EST. I will draw a winner at random and announce the results the next day.

PLEASE leave a way to contact you on your comment-an email address will work, or link your name with a way to contact you.


So, here are some lovely pics from Aged to Perfection which one of you will win. This book is great for the shabby chic and wabi sabi enthusiast. It features many white interiors, wonderful patinas, antiqued linens, and creative texture combination ideas.

The back jacket reads "Create a New 'Old' House. New houses offer modern conveniences, spacious rooms, and efficient infrastructures. Yet they often lack the charm that makes older homes so much more appealing. Now, through hundreds of photographs, ideas, and tips, Aged to Perfection shows how easy it is to give any contemporary home a gracious, rustic feeling."


I adore this living room! Unfortunately my dogs think that they're doing me a favor by letting me sit on "their" couch, and this couch would not be white very long.


Love this chest of drawers.


What a great collection of canisters.

One of the dreamiest bathrooms
Aged to Perfection can be purchased here on Amazon.

The second book is Restore, Recycle, Repurpose. Here's a description: "

Renovation that’s eco-friendly…AND economically smart. From Country Living contributing editor Randy Florke (Your House, Your Home) comes a gorgeous guide to decorating sustainably and inexpensively. Providing inspiration as well as instruction, Florke shows how everyone can achieve a look that’s both harmonious with the environment and beautiful.

Color photographs show examples of rooms, all radiating country charm, created on a budget, and designed with the three “R”s in mind: restore, reuse, and repurpose. Florke clearly explains why going green is so important, how to use what’s already there, find a focus for every space, and determine what makes something environmentally friendly. Anyone hoping to transform a home from ordinary to extraordinary will find eco-friendly, thrifty, and stylish ideas." via Amazon


I can't get enough of the couch upholstery - the pattern is illustrations of old furniture. You can click on the photo for a closer look.




A good mix of patterns is achieved here through a unified color scheme.

This book also has a great section in the back full of green and eco resources. It can be purchased here on Amazon.

Comment away for your chance to win!

disclosure: I received these books as a sample

70 comments:

Jill said...

I'm trying to incorporate more ages pieces into my decor. This is perfect.

Sarah said...

I'll all about repurposing. Both books are beautiful!

shabbyloft said...

I would so love to win them. Thanks, Stanna
(shabbyloft@aol.com)

Hannah said...

Beautiful books. I would love them.

Melissa Ness said...

I'm currently trying to add a more rustic look to our apartment. The books look gorgeous! (mel.e.ness@gmail.com)

Elise said...

What a beautiful book! I agree about the white sofas-- they'd be covered in mud and hair in a week, tops. But they're so lovely in the meantime... sigh. (elise.the.great@gmail.com)

The Mommy Teacher said...

WOw, this book is beautiful...if only my house was as nice!!

Yvonne said...

Beautiful book. About to remodel a townhouse. Would love the inspiration.

Casa Bella said...

Repurposing is my life. I go to the local thrift store to find treasures others don't want any longer, and either place them in my home as they are or I give them new life with some paint. I would love the books. The images are beautiful.

Anonymous said...

I love cottage style and would love to add these books to my collection.

Tatkis said...

Oh, it should be a fantastic, must-to-have book! I'd love to win it, thank you for a chance!

Best wishes,
Tatyana

assetme said...

These are beautiful and inspirational spaces that would be a joy to live in

A Jung Lady said...

beautiful photos and books! such great inspiration for my new home :)

melissa said...

Oh man, both of these are amazing! Would love to try out some ideas in our new house!!
miss_honeyb[at]yahoo[dot]com

poindextr said...

Thanks for the chance. Fingers crossed!!

Lonely Wife Project said...

Gorgeous giveaway! I'm already inspired.

Michelle said...

Cute cute cute! A shabby-chic living space is so warm and cozy for the holidays.

mooreml@calumet.purdue.edu

Marcia said...

Thrifting is fun! (himalcolm@hotmail.com)

Charlotte W. said...

Aged to Perfection… that’s me!

Thanks, Ashley!

Tori said...

Ok Ashley,

You picked another winner for us to drool and dream over wanting to creating that perfect little nook in all of our homes. Who lives in these homes anyway???
I know, it must be the little elves that come in the night now and magically create the spaces. Can you at least send a little elf dust this wayO:-).

Your favorite viewer,
Tori

Nicole said...

Fancy!

Nicolenotes@gmail.com

pillowthrowdecor said...

These books are so full of inspiration! I would so love to win!

Heather K said...

The books look wonderful. They had some great ideas.
hkordsmeier(at)gmail(dot)com

Roseanna said...

Both books are wonderful...and right up my alley!

Bonnie said...

Any book by Country Living has got to be wonderful! I would love to win.

Fabulous Finds Studio/Boutique said...

Looks fabulous!

Paola said...

My apartment in an old art deco building could sure use some ideas from this book. Hoping to be lucky. (pwarner2001 at yahoo com)

Lisa said...

This book looks beautiful! Hope I win.

Lauren said...

These are beautiful images! I'm sure the book is just full of inspiration!

carole said...

looks like a great book I"d like to win...
Carole
gram122@comcast.net

Kristen. Jason. Sofie said...

I am absolutely in love with every photo you posted!

Katie said...

Love the chest of drawers too!

Juddie said...

Thanks a lot for the giveaway, please count me in!
*fingers crossed*

m.vitynska@gmail.com

Audrey {Crisp} said...

Great books!
Edledpink@yahoo.com

Kristi said...

Great books focusing on repurposing furniture are hard to find. Thanks for highlighting these. Definately on my Xmas list now.

emcSquared said...

I am drooling over these rooms! I want to live in each and every one. I hope I win! Thank you,

em9499 at gmail dot com

Katie said...

I am always on the lookout for more inspiring spaces that I can admire daily, these look spectacular!

Anonymous said...

Lovely books....

Ami Renee
bigtreedesigns3@yahoo.com

Vickie H. said...

I really enjoy this look; please count me in for the drawing! And Happy Holidays to you!
vlanewalker@aol.com

Leah Moss said...

both look lovely and right up my alley. Awesome giveaway!
(leahkmoss@gmail.com)

Wendy said...

OMG! I wold love this book! Beautiful pictures and great ideas!
Wendy-

lil Me said...

Beautiful! Thanks for the giveaway
(christy.constable@gmail.com)

jo said...

Those are wonderful books! I especially love the New Old House one. Such beautiful pictures!

Artist without a Muse said...

I would love to be in the running to win such lovely books to inspire me! /minnick36@hotmail.com\

Taffy said...

LOVE the pictures! I would love to make my home so beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Hello Ashley!
I love the picture of the room with the 'pickled'/bleached wood walls and lemon yellow accent wall, window treatments, and bed covering. The yellow adds just that hint of warmth that all white rooms tend to lack.
Vickie

My Creative Side said...

i love the all white theme-country living has really stepped up their mag...got to have this book!

k. ryan said...

i would looove this book on my coffee table!
-kait

Dawn in OKC said...

Lovely books!

Lauren H. said...

I'd love either book, they both look beautiful and interesting. Thanks for the chance to win!

Laurie said...

They both look amazing.
(littlebluechairsdecor@gmal.com)

Tania. said...

thanks for the giveaway.

Alisa said...

Looks like a great book!

Anonymous said...

I love your website and all the postings. I have become a true fan of the all white look. However, I love the photo with the mix of dark patterns that you show on this posting.

May we all live longer and happier with the gently and not so gently used items that we have recycled!!! and repurposed.

Keep up the great work.

Yvonne

Anonymous said...

I really enjoy decorolgy! I see beautiful spaces and get ideas that my daughters think I figure out all by myself! Thanks for making me seem cool to my girls!
Janet

Kristi said...

gorgeous and serene and lots of white... love! ♥

Michelle said...

So inspirational and gorgeous. I need to get my hands on both of those books!

Jennifer Emick said...

Loving that mantel...

wideopenspaces said...

me please!

hal900 said...

as someone who has just gotten their first "grown up" home these would serve as excellent inspiration!!! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!

Danielle@Fresh Quince said...

Oh, yes please! Hope it is still going on and if you are interested I'm doing a giveaway of my own hand built pottery. Here's the link:
http://freshquince.blogspot.com/2010/12/hand-made-pottery-giveaway.html
Thanks, Danielle

Je pense said...

Thank you for the giveaway! Would love to get my hands on them.

j_law778@hotmail.com

Krystal {Blue Ribbon} said...

Wow! Amazing books!! Hope to read them!! Great giveaway! (kgaudet@live.ca)

erin.nicole said...

I love country living! These books are beautiful, I would so love it have them! Thank you!!
erinnicole14@gmail.com

Yvette said...

I love this sort of decorating. I like to think I've been at it for years, myself. I would love to win these books.

Syspil said...

I love this images, very beautiful.Good ideas. Congratulations.
www.sissy-atelier.blogspot.com

Anna said...

Love the pictures!
A beautiful book giveaway indeed!

anninha.f [at] gmail . com

Jill Austin said...

Oooo, I would LOVE the book! Great giveaway!

Anonymous said...

I am re-purposing the kitchen I grew up in!
Your site is so very refreshing
I am so inspired when I view the pictures you post!
I hope I win the free book!

Sandra

Anonymous said...

Great find Ashley I would love to peruse the entire book Thanks Nancy
(new2u61@yahoo.com) Richmond va

ShareThis

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
 
Google+