Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Primed4Design Give Away & Book Review!
*****THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED-CAITLIN SHORT (#5) HAS WON! THANK-YOU FOR ALL OF YOUR WONDERFUL ENTRIES!*****
Win your very own autographed copy of The Comfortable Home, signed by Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams for us to give to one of our lucky P4D Fan's!
So how do you win? EASY! Leave a comment on today's post with an idea for a future P4D post. We love to hear from our readers and learn about what they are interested in. So please post a comment and your name on TODAY's post with a topic/idea of a posting we can do to make you happy! :)
The winner will be randomly selected (from random.org) & announced on the Primed4Design blog on Wednesday, November 18th. Please check back to see if you won. *The winner will need to contact firstname.lastname@example.org to claim their prize.*
Now on to our book review and a bit of background on Mitchell + Bob:
The Comfortable Home: How to Invest in Your Nest and Live Well for Less, newly released by Mitchell Gold and Bob Williams, is a great guide to creating a home you connect with and well...feel comfortable in. Its chock full of tips and really dives into the different areas of your home (our fave is the chapter on the entryway - just perfection!). They help you think through where to begin with tips on colors, mixing and matching and steps to building your vision. And of course there are tons of fantastic pictures! They show you different looks for different styles and give you practical tips for floor plans and furniture placement. For our city folk, there is a great chapter on small spaces.
In addition to its popularity with consumers, their furniture is a favorite of interior designers, TV set designers, and the design press. It has been included in the redecoration of the Obama White House. It has appeared on Friends, Sex & the City, The Office, and Lipstick Jungle. It has been in virtually every home magazine, including Elle Decor, House Beautiful, and Metropolitan Home—from whom MG+BW has received “Design 100” awards. Mitchell and Bob have been widely featured in the media, from design blogs to the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Inc., who included them among “26 Entrepreneurs We Love.” Their first book, Let’s Get Comfortable: How to Furnish and Decorate a Welcoming Home, was published by Meredith in March 2007, and led to two appearances on The Today Show. In August 2008, Mitchell and Bob were among the celebrity judges on HGTV’s Summer Showdown design contest. And this past May, Mitchell was the subject of a USA Today column on what CEOs are reading.
If you live in DC, check out their store on 14th street (Where we attended the booksigning event last week and got to meet Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams in person! It was SO exciting!!!!) :) Yes, we got our own signed copy of the book to keep, and one to give away to you! Good luck with the contest everyone!!!