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Pretty Inspirational is doing their very first ever Givaway!   Here is what you need to do:

1.  Click on "My Book Stack" on the left side of my blog web page (Pretty Inspirational).  Looks like this:

2.  Select a book you are interested in reading, such as one of these...

3.  Go back to my blog page...Pretty Inspirational and enter a comment that includes your name, the title of the book you want, a quick note about your favorite thing about Pretty Inspirational plus a topic you would like to see me write about in a future blog post.  A comment must be entered by December 11, 2011.

4.  I will be using the highly scientific method of letting my daughter pick a "commenter" out of a hat to determine the winner.  I may pick more then one winner...depends on how many comments I get!!!

5.  The winner(s) will be announced by mid-December so stay tuned.  The book(s) will be shipped to the winner(s) soon after.

For those of you who have never left a comment, here is how you do it:  Click on orange or blue link called "# comments" or "Post a Comment" at the bottom of this post, enter your comment in the box, select "Name/URL" and enter your name, click "Publish Your Comment".

I look forward to reading your comments!

Have a Happy Thanksgiving!


Anonymous said...

An Affair with a House
By Christine Pettel, Fritz VonDerSchulenberg, Richard Felber Bunny Williams

I have always wanted this book, and found myself buying it for a friend that is getting ready to build a beautiful home with her husband and two boys. I hope it brings her inspiration as it did for me when I browsed through it.

I think Pretty Inspirational blog has done a wonderful job posting on fun inspirational subjects. I particularly love seein the before and after projects that you have finished. Love the sharing of holiday decorating tips that I might have missed myself in a magazine. Keep them coming!

leslie kimball said...

The Perfectly Imperfect Home by Deborah the illustrator AND that it is about interior design... and as you've seen, I need HELP! :o)

What I love most about your blog is that it is very substantive - you write about this subject from a very intellectual perspective, which I appreciate.

I'd love to read a blog about texture - what is warm, why some textures are cold, and how they make visitors/guests/homeowners feel.

Ginny Kuhn said...

House Beautiful, Colors for your Home
From Hearst.

Melissa, your website is beautiful and I love that I can scroll down the pictures and see the various rooms. Your crisp clean design makes Pretty Inspirational an easy read and filled with lots of useful information. The after pictures are always inspiring

I always like to see curtain and drapery designs. Keep up the good work. I look forward to your blogs.

Pat said...


I would like whichever book you most highly recommend for someone like me. As you know, I am a major fan of both your blog (always creative and always inspirational) as well as your superior design services. Just keep the good work and the inspiration going.

Sophie Honeywell said...

I have really enjoyed reading your blog! I especially love the wishbone chair photos. I guess partially because I know that you have spent some "intensive" time researching JUST how they are MADE! But I like the Danish design style that is captured in those photos around the chair, classic- but clean and modern too, with some rough touches. That kind of design speaks to me and is inspiring. I also am impressed by the "before" & "after" photos from your client's homes.
I would love to have a good book on Danish or Scandinavian design, but am interested in The Home Within Us from your book stack. I also think the that the Wishbone chairs designed for the breast cancer research cause are fabulous, LOVE the pink paint treatment and the different cushion styles!
Looking forward to coffee!

David said...

I have read a couple of books on house design and interior, and came to the conclusion that it's a very time consuming work that requires effort and hours of hard work. But i love watch people create such amazing interior schemes.