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 primed4design@gmail.com to claim their prize.*
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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!!!

19 comments:

Francesca Hurst said...

I'd love to learn some easy/quick tips for adding an Art Deco feel to a bedroom and bathroom (or any room of the house.)

Sarah Edith Jones said...

I LOVE your site. I get lots of great design tips especially about accessorizing. I would like to see more on design...furniture placement, use of space, color, etc. Oh and more on construction matierals. What are the benefits of one type of countertop over another. What about flooring? You did a great piece on cork, what are some other options?

Joy cozzens said...

I'm looking for usable driftwood ! something large enough to go over a queen bed and has some structural intergrity ! Love your site - keep getting great ideas !

Courtney H. said...

I heart P4D! You ladies are an inspiration to those of us who are challeneged in the home design arena:) Would love to see a post about how to make some cheap holiday decor that looks fabu-licous:)

Caitlin Short said...

This blog is fantastic! I love your ideas :) Keep them coming! I'd love a post about tall furniture! I'm searching for an affordable "hutch" if you will that can replace a broom closet and provide a lot of storage in a small space! Thanks so much- you girls have opened my eyes!

KatiC said...

I'd love some ideas on decorating an office in the workplace - something beyond the traditional diplomas and landscapes on the wall, but still maintains a professional look. If anyone can come up with something fabulous for my boring office, it's you two!

Molly said...

You should do a feng shui post! Does it work? Is it even still cool? :p

DesignTies said...

I'm totally into the Hollywood glam look, but with a modern twist. Ideas and inspiration pictures for achieving the look (in a dining room especially!!) would be great :-)

I also love purple, so a post about purple would be good too :-)

Kelly

Lean Rizzo said...

I would love to learn more about home decor from other countries like India, Japan, etc. The fabrics from around the world are amazing, and right now I am looking for curtains.

linz said...

I'd love to learn more stuff about fabrics and making your own pillows and decorations!

mpage said...

I would like to know how to make a small room seem/feel larger. Any advice would be very helpful.

The Demo Diva said...

Anything about making easy color combos- wall colors, furniture combos- anything! We've built the house, now we need to color it up in a quick and easy way!

elke said...

This site is fresh and awesome. I recommend my clients to Primed4Design for creative ideas they can incorporate into their home decor. This is always something new and a gem of a resource.

Ryan said...

I saw some really cool furniture once made from tree limbs and other "naturally" shaped pieces of word. Specifically a couch and table base. I'd love to see some more on design and furniture that is made in this manner and style!

Chad said...

How do you make a bedroom that two kids share still appear like each has their own space?

Midori said...

I would love to see a post about where to find furniture for small spaces and how to use bold patterns.

LAY-ah said...

more DIY renovations. it is a recession!

shannon said...

Do it yourself artwork for home decor. Ideas for projects. Make it more meaningful w/friends, family, spouse...

Donna @ dh designs said...

How about mixing of modern/contemporary with antique/rustic - I'm working on a project that requires just that and I NEED some inspiration!!!