Monday, October 25, 2010

French Inspired Home Book Giveaway!


The French Inspired Home by Carolyn Westbrook
Do you remember me waiting to get this fabulous book in the mail?
Take a peek at the images...

Well now I have a special treat to offer my followers!
Cico Books has offered to give a copy to one of my followers! 
Yes, this gorgeous book on French decor!
They saw me raving about it after reading a review on Cote De Texas.
Joni was right~the book does not disappoint 
and it is loaded with breathtaking pictures.
I wish author Carolyn Westbrook was my sister so I could hang
 out at her house and travel with her to the Paris flea markets.
This gorgeous kitchen with my favorite purple transferware 
makes my heart skip a beat.
Beadboard, painted cabinets with glass doors and the mix of an
 iron chandelier and farmhouse fixtures all in one glorious space! 
 I am obsessed with soaking up all of the frenchy images.
 Cico Books has even more to say about my latest obsession:

Designer and decorator Carolyn Westbrooks love affair with all that is French inspired began long before she ever travelled to France. Growing up in the US, her Southern heritage was infused by French influences from the chic elegance of New Orleans to the romance of southern plantation houses. Here, Carolyn brings you her first-hand knowledge, acquired through years of combing French flea markets for unique treasures, of what makes a beautiful French interior. Immerse yourself in her own beautiful plantation house, a sleek urban apartment or a classically elegant town house. Each home featured has its own distinctive style, but all are essentially French in their inspiration, whether it comes from a distressed gilded mirror, or a faded rug that exudes age in just the right places. Carolyn Westbrook prides herself on these French-inspired interiors that are classic and timeless but never stuffy. The French have mastered the art of this time-worn yet sophisticated style of living, and you too will fall in love with the colours, the textures and the inspiration that is truly French.


Here are my giveaway rules:


1. The give-away will end on November 9.




2. To enter the give-away, you must become a follower of my blog Maison Decor, 
and leave a comment~ thats it!

3. Leave me a comment on why you would like this book with your email or personal website link stating that you've become a follower on any blog post through November 9th.

4. If you're already a follower, just leave me a comment with email or personal website link and let me know that you're already a fan for automatic entry.

5.  You get one entry in the contest for following/commenting. You get an extra entry if you write about the giveaway on your blog or tweet about it!   Just be sure to let me know that you did either for the extra entry.

6. If winner is unreachable after seven days, s/he forfeits the prize to second place, so make sure I can get ahold of you! 

For this and other great decorating books go to www.Cicobooks.com , or follow them on twitter like I do @cicobooks.

The French Inspired Home
Author Carolyn Westbrook
Publisher Cico Books
Price $29.95

53 comments:

Red Door Home said...

I am a follower! I would love to add this beautiful book to my decorating library.

LuluD said...

Hi Amy, I'm a new follower. Love your blog. The book looks great. I love the kitchen photo, too. Thanks for the chance to win. (bellefrancaiseinteriors.blogspot.com)

Tatum said...

Good morning,

I'm a follower. This book would give me some wonderful ideas!

Have a great day.

manymomentsofme.blogspot.com

Erin@likegrandmas said...

I am a follower, and this book looks amazing. Glad you were given the chance to give this away:)

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Happily following. The book looks inspiring!

Chrissie said...

I am a follower. I love decorating books and this one looks to be loaded with inspiration!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Hi Amy- The book looks amazing! I just saw it posted on another blog too- and was so glad to see some pictures of the inside! (I always like to sit at Borders and thumb through before buying) I am already a follower & would love this inspiring book! :)

Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

Hi, Amy! I love Carolyn's books so I'm sure I will LOVE this one. I'm also in love with all her linens and fabric choices. Thanks for hosting this giveaway! I'm a follower!!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

HI, AMy, oh what a beautiful book! Would love to add this to my collection. This may disqualify me, but I don't use the Follow feature at all. But, I do read via Google Reader!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

I love the book too Amy..since I have one already, don't enter me....
Hugs,
Penny

Hello! said...

Gotta have this book; pick me, pick me!

Sue @ Beach Bungalow
xo

P.S. Been a follower for a while now.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

I am a follower, and love the images that you have shown. I would love the book. I am always on the lookout for a few new ideas to use in my home. Hugs, Marty@A Stroll Thru Life

unexpected Necessities said...

This book looks absolutely charming! Great giveaway! I just became a follower.

sissie said...

I am a follower of your wonderful blog!
This book would keep me happy for a long time. I could just sit and drool over all the pretty homes and rooms.

hugs
Sissie

Susan D. said...

Hi Amy - how fun! Your first giveaway! I've been following you since the beginning. The book looks so amazing, I'd love to see more of the pictures in it! Thank you!

Sharon Wengel said...

Ohhh ! Wonderful ! I am a follower and I would love to see more of whats in this book.
Great giveaway !
Sharon

Blondie's Journal said...

I am totally with you on that kitchen! It's magical! I would love to have this book... Thanks for such a generous giveaway, Amy.

XO,
Jane

paperjunk-lc said...

What a beautiful book. I've bought a couple of things from her booth when she used to show at Canton. I'd love curl up with this book and start dreaming!

Cozy Home Scenes said...

I thought I already was a follower, but I wasn't. Just became one. Looks like a great book, and I'd love to be entered in the contest. Contact details are on my blog if needed.

lyn said...

i always thought i was english countryside until recently-now i love the french inspired room as well. would love to win this lovely book and i am a definite follower of your site. thanks for the chance to win Lyn -"behind the picket fence at ten oaks"@wordpress.com

mariondee-designs said...

Hi Amy, I would love nothing more than to win this book! I just love French decorating and am trying to incorporate it into my home so this book would definately help me get it right..lol! I'm already a follower.. take care, Maryann

The Hip Hostess said...

You had me at French Inspired!!! This book is soooooo my style and I would love to spend some cozy evenings curled up with it. Such a lovely Giveaway!

Tamara Matthews-Stephenson said...

Amy - Wow! that's easy because I love reading Maison Decor and leaving you comments about your beautiful blog. This book is lovely and I enjoy the sophisticated, yet relaxed way in which the items are collaged together. I agree, the French style of blending together items in a seemlingly effortless manner, is fabulous - sort of how french women dress (we all envy them). I collect Blue Willow and anytime I can see interesting ways to display this porcelain I love it! Thanks for the glimpse - and congrats on the giveaway! xo tamara

k. ryan said...

this looks like an incredible book! i would loooove to win it - thanks for posting this giveaway :)
*i'm definitely a follower!
-kait
faveprettythings.blogspot.com

Kacie said...

looks like a wonderful book! we just moved so i need inspiration!!! love your blog!

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

Hi Amy,
I would love to add this book to my collection here at the maison. I'm already a follower of your blog.
Now where's a sketch from you of that dream kitchen above?
xo~Tracie

Michelle Jamieson said...

Hi Amy, I'm so glad I found you (through Nancy's Daily Dish blog)! I am now a follower of your lovely blog too. Our stories sound similar, I too am a decorator that specializes in custom window treatments and other home furnishings! I would love it if you would enter me in the book give-away, I'm dying to add this book to my collection! I will tweet this post as well. www.jamiesoninteriors.com jamiesoninteriors@verizon.net is how you can reach me :) Thanks so much! Michelle

Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

I'm a follower and I would cherish that book! It looks fantastic!

Stephanie said...

I just became a follower! Thanks for telling me about the giveaway!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

I've enjoyed your blog and just became a follower and want to thank you for following me too. The inspiration from this book is just what I need for some new ideas.
ftantiques@hotmail.com

Amanda said...

Oooh, what a fabulous looking book! I would love to add it to my collection! I am a new follower...was just admiring your "mom cave!" I will be posting on mine soon for the contest being held at "Between Naps on the Porch." You can find me at www.onegirlinpink.blogspot.com Thanks!

Carolyn said...

This is a lovely giveaway-I would love to get my hands on this book. I love the French style of decorating more and more.
I have been a follower of your lovely blog for awhile now.
Thanks for the chance to win,

Carolyn

christigpa said...

Gorgeous blog! Would love to win your giveaway, what an inspiring book. I'm a new Google Friends Connect follower (ChristineRoeske).

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

Wonderful giveaway - I follow and have fingers crossed!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Amy, I have a couple of Carolyn's books and would love to add this one to my collection. This book looks like it could become my favorite. I am a follower!
xoxo, Sherry

Connie said...

I'm a real fan of your blog. The pictures in the book are wonderful. Winning would be such a treat!

Debbie Kay said...

Just became a follower and now a happy, inspired blogger. Thank you.

Debbie Kay

ramsam said...

I am a follower! The book is so gorgeous! Love your blog

Roberta said...

Love your slipcovers! Count me in, I'm a follower too.
Thanks for stopping by ~

countrycharisma said...

Love your blog and great ideas! I am a new follower, and also adding you to my blog list. Love the french inspired decor and looking for ideas for the new kitchen in our new cabin home. Please enter me! thanks, carrell

La Maison Reid said...

Hi Amy,
I'm your newest follower :)

xox

Nancy

Bridget @ The Rehab Boutique said...

I am realizing how much I love French-y decor, I think I always have, I just didn't know that it was French-y :) Thanks for opening my eyes!

Suzie Button said...

What a lovely book! I would enjoy this book for the eye candy and the inspiration for decorating and ideas to freshen up my home! I am a new follower of your lovely blog! Suzie

Suzie Button said...

I added your giveaway on the sidebar of my blog for another chance too! Oh, and you can reach me at purrpage3[at]verizon[dot]net when I win! Suzie

Jen~The Light Keeper said...

Love love love your blog! Newbie here & a HUGE fan of French Country Decor. In the process of re-doing the master bedroom & have peeked a few awesome ideas from your page! Would love a copy of the book for inspiration! My email: butter5flyinfinito@yahoo.com.
au revoir!
Jeannette

SALTBOX TREASURES said...

Thanks for hosting this giveaway! I am already a follower :) and would love to have this book.
~ Julie

nannykim said...

Cool! I would love this as we hope to move soon. I need color ideas!

Cozy Home Scenes said...

As mentioned in another comment, I am a follower.

I just tweeted about your contest as well.

Deborah aka Miss Bee said...

I would love to cozy up with this gorgeous book!

Deborah in NC

Deborah aka Miss Bee said...

I am already a happy follower!

Deborah in NC

(I thought I had aready commented a few days ago, but I don't see my comment. Forgive me if it shows up and I have too many!)

Donna said...

I am a new follower! I so enjoy all the images on your site! I have one of Carolyn Westbrooks other books and it is absolutely one of my favorites. I love her mix of country and comfortable classics with that certain frenchiness! I would love to win another of her books for my collection!

Cozy Home Scenes said...

I blogged about this giveaway yesterday (Saturday).

Catherine said...

I love the kitchen (4th picture). Gorgeous :)

Cathy
Easy French

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