Monday 29 August 2011

Giveaway: Decorate by Holly Beck and Joanna Copestick

Hello, my gorgeous.

I hope the weekend was especially delightful for you.

Today, as promised,
I have a giveaway for you.
It's Holly Becker 
and Joanna Copestick's 
awesome book:
(Click the link if you missed my book review.)

All you have to do to enter
is leave me a comment 
telling me what 
very favourite interiors book 
of all-time ever-ever is.

Oh, and subscribe 
in some way to 
Modern Country Style
(Facebook, email, Google FriendConnect....
all up there on my sidebar)

And that's it. 
You're in, baby.

Easy-peasy lemon-squeezy.

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Cassie Bustamante said...

i am a follower! and my favorite all time decorating book so far (meaning i do not yet have this one and looked at my local bookstore and it was not there) is domino.

GoldenValley50 said...

Hi Sarah - well, based on your EXCELLENT recommendation I placed an order for DECORATE via Amazon. Due to be shipped at the end of September - can't wait. As far as favourite all time decorating book - I just love Terry John Woods' "Summer House". Every page is filled with pure gorgeousness!
Love following you Sarah - one of my favourites. ;)Sharyne

Amy Chalmers said...

Well my favorite book is the one that Barbra Streisand wrote, My Passion for Design..all about her triple house complex. It is amazing, and she is quite the designer. I would love to win this book, as I collect decorating books (its a disease).I follow and you have you on my blog roll too by the way..

Magali @ The Little White House said...

Easy peasy lemon squeezy.... not! I don't even own a decorating book! I'm so embarrassed... Maybe I should just stop writing my blog! I do have a book on how TV sets are made to look real, which I keep re-reading... Does that count? I have lots of decorating magazines, though, that I usually buy during lunch break when at work (just trying to make it up...)

susan said...

I'm a follower and on facebook too! My favourite is Kirstie's Homemade Home, but I'd love a copy of any of the Rachel Ashwell books.

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

My favorites are anything from the Pottery Barn series, especially the bathroom book. I return to them often.

Karen said...

Hi sarah
My favourite decorating book is a room of her own by Chris Madden. Dreamy personal spaces love it.
Kind Regards

Unknown said...

I really love 'domino'-great ideas and I still miss that magazine.

Thera said...

I am already a follower, but will also "Like" this on FB :)

I would have to say Country Living the Peaceful Home is one of my all time favourites.

Elsina said...

I am a follower. My favorite design book..well..I don't have many (just a book on color and a book by Laura Ashley from the nineties - love vintage Laura Ashley). Books on design are very hard to find in my country in English. I get my inspiration online :)

Christy Childers said...

Hi Sarah!
My favourite decorating book is "Domino"... although I also really love Alexandra Stoddard books.
I'm looking forward to coming over for tea as soon as I'm a bit more settled!

CountryBelle said...

I have a couple of the Rachel Ashwell books that I always come back to. But I also tend to collect mile high stacks of decorating magazines. (does that count?)
I am also a follower!!

Anne said...

I'm already a follower! I like Private Places by Judith Wilson, but mostly I'm a magazine fan.

Thank you for this fabulous giveaway!!

Luciane at said...


I decided to drop by because I missing you! This is a big surprise!

Loving this giveaway and yes, I'd be super happy to have it on my coffee table!

I actually don't have only one favorite book... love many, but who knows, maybe this one will be my fav! ;-)


Luciane at

It's me said...

I really like books !! please count me in.......lovely week from

kiwirach said...

my favourite decorating book- thats tough!. i read loads of decorating magazines, especially love the USA ones and mourn the closing of Borders every day cos i cant get my fix!.
the 2 books i return to the most at the moment are Susan Susanka 'Creating the not so big house', and Ros Byam Shaw 'Perfect English Cottage'.

They Call Me Martha said...

Good morning Sarah,I am a pretty recent follower and I just love your blog. I would love to win this book. My favorite decorating book of all time is a tuffy. My style is kinda modern cottage but I am a student of all. My all time fave would have to be
An Affair with a House by Bunny Williams. I think the title is part of what draws me to it but it is a gorgeous book as well.

Susan @ The Collected Cottage said...

My favorite book is 'Modern Country' by Nancy Ingram and I am such a follower here and on facebook!! Just love you!!

Melanie said...

Very easy...I don't have a favorite...yet. Now that I finally have some time to think about how I want to decorate our 1920's bungalow I'll need to start finding some books for inspiration. Maybe this one will start me off? :) Thanks for all your posts, it's helping this lost would-be decorator find her way a bit...

paola said...

Hi Sarah! First of alla thank you for visiting my blog and stopping by ;)
Second: I'd like to enter your fantastic giveaway!
About my fave decorating book, well, it's hard, maybe Pale & Interesting by Atalanta least in this moment..
I've been one of your first followers and from this very moment I follow you on fb, too.
A very big hug

Unknown said...

I am a decorating book and magazine lover of all kinds. But in the past I probably bought more Country Living decorating books and Victoria decor books than I should have! Thanks for having the drawing! said...

Hello Miss Sarah, I already follow on Facebook and subscribe to your beautiful blog. Just wanted to let you know my fave all time decor book....Shabby Chic by Rachel Ashwell...what else? Have a wonderful Monday sweetie.

Unknown said...

Hi Sarah, I'm going to be predictable and suggest a fantastic (country modern) garden design book, so your garden can look as lovely as your home, it is called New Country Garden by the late Elspeth Thompson and Melanie Eclare. Bxx

Daydream Living said...

Hi Sarah,
well, my favourite so fare are the Shabby Chic books, love them! Altough there are many more good ones, like this one so I would love to enter your give away, already following and reading MCS, gotta go to bed now, late again here, night hon,

Unknown said...

I'm trying not to lurk . Right now my favorite book is Romantic Prairie Style . I am a follower .

Shelly Wildman said...

Sarah, I am so very embarrassed that I don't usually do decorating books. I have an old Laura Ashley book, but that's YEARS ago and needs to be put out of its misery. I have nothing updated at all. That said, I do enjoy some decorating magazines--Southern Living, House Beautiful, and Better Homes and Gardens. I'm pathetic. I know.

But I follow you, so that's good, isn't it? :)

Lydia said...

I have a couple favorites. But right now- Bunny Williams "An Affair with a House" is calling me from the book case next to my desk. With a title like that- I knew the decorating had to be juicey- and it does notdisappoint.

Tricia said...

Oh boy, my favorite decorating book? Let me see, well, it's not a book's probably the catalogs from Restoration Hardware :)

Anonymous said...

Alexandra Stoddard is one of my favorite authors when it comes to design as she works from all angles not just what is seen but the whole ambiance and feeling in the home.

Cindy said...

I follow you right here, sweetie-pie.
I don't own any decor books, but I would love to own Fifi's book Romantic Prairie Style.
This looks like a fabulous book, though. I would like to own it.
Hugs, Cindy

Rusthawk said...

I am a current email subscriber and I loved your post on this book. Does my stack of Country Living count? i do get lots of inspiration in their pages!

vikki said...

I am a follower. My favorite book of all time is Carolyn Westbrook, "Home." Love everything in it.

Anne Boykin said...

I'm a follower and my favorite decorating book is almost impossible to pick. I have a lot of decorating books. There's always room for one more :-)

Deborah Bone said...

Hi Sarah i have just come across your fantastic blog and loving it. I am following it every where I can as I am just about to move into a small country cottage which is a blank canvas and I have to start from scratch. Thank you for the inspiration. My favourite book at the moment is Romantic Style: Create a Beautiful Home with a Romantic Vintage Look by Selina Lake but I can see I will be buying lots more

Deborah Bone said...

Just come across your fantastic blog and loving it. I am following it every where I can as I am just about to move into a small country cottage which is a blank canvas and I have to start from scratch. Thank you for the inspiration. My favourite book at the moment is Romantic Style: Create a Beautiful Home with a Romantic Vintage Look by Selina Lake but I can see I will be buying lots more,

Jill said...

Hi Sarah
I think my favourite decoration book is??? I have so many but at the moment I love my new book Vintage Chic by Christina Strutt. I have joined you on facebook and mentioned your lovely giveaway.
Have a lovely week.

Meera @ firstsense said...

Oh sweetpea, you do spoil us! Love this giveaway. Hard to give a favourite book - I like so many! I would say a charmer of a book I recently got my hands on is Romantic Prairie Style by Fifi O'Neill.

And of course, I'm a very happy Modern Country Style follower!

Meera xx

Mary said...

Hi Sarah - I am a follower too - love getting a regular dose of inspiration from you. I have more cookbooks than decorating books at the moment, so I would love to win one. I regularly view the house/apartment tours on Apartment Therapy.

Anonymous said...

I love the Mary Carol Garrity books--Nell Hill's whatever...and your blog!

The Moerks said...

Hi I am a follower, of course.
My fav book is my very first interior book by Laura Ashley. I read it from cover to cover many times when I first moved out of home. I still have it. It has all the instructions of how to make curtains and slipcovers, bedcovers etc. I don't think I will ever be able to part with it. I will be handing it down to my daughter.

Alison Agnew said...

hmmm...favorite decorating book of all time? very hard, but i'll choose the first i ever bought and still go to for inspiration...mary emmerling's quick's where i discovered the joys of animal prints and white slipcovers...way back in 1990!


michelle said...

What a gorgeous giveaway! I have to confess that I don't have a favorite design book, in fact i am not even sure that I own one! I know!!! This would be a beautiful book to start my collection, thank you for the chance!
I am a happy follower/friend! :)

Wendy said...

My favorite of all time is by A. Hays Town. :)

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi Sarah,
Now that's a hard question.lets see...ummmm....I have lots of decorating books and I can't truly say that only one is my favorite. Each book has something special to see or read about, so I would say they are all my favorite, since I have bought them all.
I am a follower :)
I will keep my fingers crossed.
Have a sweet day, Elizabeth

Privet and Holly said...

I'm currently
in love with
my copy of
Summer House by
Terry John Woods.
There, I've said
it....! Holly's
book looks quite
swoon-worthy, too!
xx Suzanne

Casa Très Chic said...

My favorite is Tine's dining room, in the second picture.
Love your selection.
Big hugs

Casa Très Chic said...

Since I live so far from you, I guess I can't participate, but my favorite decorating book is Victoria Hagan: Interior Portraits.
Hugs again

Kirsty Girl said...

Gorgeous! Me please!

Rebecca P said...

I used to buy decorating books all the time, but in recent years my favorites have been Southern Living, Better Homes and Gardens and the Pottery Barn and Ballard Designs Catalogs! Lol! Now though, I'm kind of curious about some of the books people have been mentioning!

I think I'm heading over to Amazon right now to do a little from my bed shopping!

Maybesparrow said...

Oh my favourite book has to French Home by Josephine Ryan. I colours!

Kelian said...

I am follower! Even though I haven't really read any decorating books so far (because I am still 17 and I don't have really time for that), but I am determined to be interior decorator.

But when I go to library and read some decorating books, they are usually in Estonian (because I live in Estonia, lol). And I can't really remember their names. But I absolutely love "Kaunid Eesti Kodud". In translate it is "Beautiful Estonian Homes". So its Country Styled book :)

Pennyblossoms said...

A fave book is Romantic Prairie Style by Fifi O'Neill. Check out her blog at
And of course, any Racheal Ashwell book gets my vote too!
I have become a Follower.
Z xx

whiteflutterby said...

I've been a (lurking) follower for a while now, and I shall hop right over to FB after I post this ... : )

my all time favorite decorating book is "Spaziergang durchs Jahr" (='a walk through the year') by Imke Johannson, followed very very very closely by "Inspirationen in Weiss" (='inspirations in white') by Ingela Broling and Petra Eriksson.

Pattygloria by Gloria V said...

Hola Sarah, I've been reading your blog for a while now.
Two of my favourites books are from Sebastien Siraudeau, "Vintage French Interiors and French Style at home". Thanks for the chance to win this amazing give away!
Gloria x

glynis said...

Sarah - I'm an email follower...I don't have a lot to choose from at home - but I do own and love Jane Cumberbatch's 'Pure Style Living'.
Also 'Country Living' each month provides lots of inspiration.

Unknown said...

Hi Sarah,

I'm a zealous follower of Modern Country style blog! And now - thanks to your blog - I'm a fan of Home Made Vintage. Other home decor books I love to read and re-read are:

Sew Sunny Homestyle (Tone Finnanger)
Last-Minute Patchwork + Quilted Gifts (Joelle Hoverson)
At Home With Magnolia (Allysa Torey)

Thanks so much for the uplifting blogs. I look forward to them immensely.


Ricki Treleaven said...

What a generous giveaway! My all time favorite decorating books are Patina Style by Brooke and Steve Giannetti and Creole Thrift by Angele Parlange.

Anonymous said...

This is so hard to pick just one. Sorry, I have to mention two even though that's knocking out a lot who should be mentioned! Rachel Ashwell's Shabby Chic Interiors and Perfect English Cottage by Ros Byam Shaw. I am going to be interested to see which book gets the most votes! And I already follow. xx

the fishermans cottage said...

Hi Sarah, oh to think I nearly missed a giveaway, still better late then never... well I have to say my favourite is, Rachel Ashwell's Shabby chic, the first book, I first saw it in the 80's/90's and I loved her style, still do x

Melanie A. said...

I love decorating books! I don't own many, but I picked up a few BHG "new decorating books" at a discount store and I re-read them all the time. Just saw that they released the latest version, too. Anyway, I'm a long-time lurker ;) and I love your blog!
Melanie A.

Anonymous said...

I love all of the Shabby Chic books!!!!


mi3ragamuffins at aol dot com

Anonymous said...

I follow with GFC.


mi3ragamuffins at aol dot com

Julie said...

Hi Sarah, I just found your blog and I love it. I have to say that I do not own any decorating books but I do have some decorating magazines that I subscribe to and keep a few PB catalogs as well. I also subscribed to your blog. Thanks for the giveaway!
julieheld at comcast dot net

Nat at Made in Home said...

I am a follower! Yeah! I usually like the Taschen themed interior design books - I like the hotels one best. I quite like Kelly Hopen's books full of tips in general... Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

CHRIS said...

Hi Sarah, My new fav is called Pale & Interesting. My old fav is Nate Berkus. Chrisb. xx

Elizabeth@ Pine Cones and Acorns said...

I am a follower and I would love to win this book! I love decorating books! I cannot think of a favorite right off the bat because I love most styles!

Ness Lockyer said...

I already follow you Sarah everywhere ;0) My fave books (Ihave to pick more than one) would be Tricia Foley's books (all of them), Living With White by Atlanta Bartlett and Domino's bible.
What a gorgeous book this one looks like.
Ness xx

Unknown said...

Love, Love, Love It ! - finally a style that allows for kids, dogs, parties and fun :) Just subscribed and it just puts a smile on my face . One of my favorite decorating books is " Use What You Have Decorating " by Lauri Ward.

So appreciate all the delightful pictures and ideas you generously share with us !

Thanks for offering the giveway:)

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

I am sad to say I do not have any decorating books! Gasp! I know. I am a magazine gal. Sort of obsessively so. So I hoard all the magazines that I can and have a hard time getting rid of them. :)

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