Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Book giveaway.


House Beautiful Colors for Your Home: 300 Designer Favorites (House Beautiful Series)

I am so bad with color. I mean... really bad. Some of you may recall that my fiance's kid called the color I painted the living room "Cat Lady Yellow." (And I thought it was buttery goodness. I was wrong.)

Lucky for me, I got my hands on a copy of the book above and it's been a lifesaver. No more trying to pretend I am good at color. Just pages and pages in this small-ish (small enough to take with you to the paint store, which is a good thing) book with hundreds and hundreds of swatches and thoughts from fancy-pants decorators on which colors they love and where. Thrown in are lots of lovely House Beautiful photos to give you an idea how this colors work in various rooms.

The nice people at House Beautiful have 5 free copies of this book for you. They seem to think no one deserves to live with Cat Lady Yellow.

If you'd like a copy, please email me your best decorating question or dilemma *with* a photo of your room... and also include your name and shipping address. 5 winners will be chosen by end of day tomorrow. Extra special bonus is that your decorating dilemma will be posted on Decorno for all to solve.

(Click on the email link in the upper right section of this page to submit.)

12 comments:

The Giftress said...

I have this book and I love it!

Kwana said...

I'm in. I can use some help.

Tamstyles said...

I cant wait to get home and send you my pictures!

raine turner said...

Ah, I want one too---I am not bad with colour- but hey we are all design addicts here!
But- I live in Canada- so guess I shall have to source one for me-myself--- good colour question just for fun.......
hmmmmm.......sorry can't think of one!
I use too much colour for many folks-- but hey beige is beige!

TheStylishCopywriter said...

Slight problem on the living in Canada thing...I've been wanting a copy of this book, but names/codes for paint colours (sorry...colors) are usually not the same in Canada vs. the US. (Case in point: trying to find a Benjamin Moore shade seen in an American book at a paint stores in Montreal.) :( Can anyone confirm if this is book is Canada-friendly?

becky said...

Color is such a difficult thing! Looks different at different hours of the day! I can use all the help I can get!

melissa said...

wasn't it "cat pee yellow" ?

Uncle Beefy said...

"Cat Lady Yellow"? The most HYSTERICAL thing I've heard in AGES!

gatherings home said...

Thinkin' I might need to try and find that color for my nosy next door neighbor who keeps trying to get me to give her color advise....I'm so bad!

Melissa H said...

Great contest, girl! I sent you a pic that will cause your eyes to roll. :)

Kristin said...

Stylish Copywriter -- I have the book and it is somewhat Canada friendly. Most of the colors in the book are Benjamin Moore, which could be an issue. But they also mention a good number of Farrow & Ball colors, and I get the sense those are more widely available in Canada than the states.

TheStylishCopywriter said...

Thanks Kristin! I believe you're right that Farrow and Ball colours are the same in Canada and the US. Perhaps I'll go check this book out. :)