When I was designing the exterior of my book it was really important to me that it be a beautiful object with which to decorate and accessorize as well as a worthy book to read. I was OBSESSED with the idea of a striped spine once I’d pictured using it in my own home on my vertical DWR Sapien bookshelves. And I’m glad to see you guys agree that the book is pretty fetch (“Gretchen, stop trying to make “fetch” happen…”) OK, I’m cracking myself up now…
(my book hanging out with one of the my father-in law’s books in our guest room!)
Anywhoo, I’ve been seeing so many fun Instagrams of my book used within your homes in stacks, on coffee tables, in offices and so on, so I thought it would be fun to run a little contest in the same vein with my friends at West Elm! Six of you can win my fave favorite items from West Elm just by posting a creative picture of EOS the book all styled up.
Here’s what you can win- all of these items are personal favorites of mine and would work fantastically in any style home!
1. Terrace Bar Cart in Brass // 2. Kite Wool Kilim Rug- 5′ x 8′ // 3. Mid-Century Task Table Lamp in White // 4. Raffia Trays (you’ll see these used multiple times in the book!)// 5. Faux Fur Ombre Throw // 6. Four Gold Flatware sets
All you have to do is follow me on Instagram (@elementstyle) and post a picture of Elements of Style: Designing A Home & A Life in your space and tag me in it as well as use hashtags #eosathome and #westelmfaves. Be creative people, because I personally will pick my five favorite snapshots as the winners on November 17th!
Here are some I’ve spotted on Instagram for inspiration:
Click below to see the official rules for the contest:
What a fun contest. LOVE the design of your book spine & West Elm. xx
Erin! I am so honored that you loved my picture and included it in this post! LOVE YOUR BOOK! Congrats on all your success!
Love it!! We just added built-ins to the living room and added books yesterday. I was noticing how FANTASTIC the EOS book looks, with its striped spine. So maybe I’ll add a picture just as it is, with no extra styling :).
Seriously the striped spine was so smart!
In Dramatic Fashion
Oh my gosh, SO humbled, thank you so much for including my pic!! Speechless, except for the screaming for my family to come check this out! LOVE your book, and checking out your outfits on the tour! :)
wow – your readers are en pointe! I love their stylings!!! And I totally LOL’ed at ‘fetch’. My fam loves to quote that…
Great Idea! Can’t wait to post!
What an amazing contest! I love every. Single. One. Of those West Elm items! Definitely entering as soon as some sunlight makes its way into my apartment :)
Oohhhhh how fun!!! I’m definitely participating in this contest. Can wait to see all of the creative posts!!!
Oops forgot blushandboots.com :)
oooh, I’m in, I have a new house to decorate! ;)
What a great idea!
So fun!!! Your book is the most referenced design book I have, so it doesn’t stay in its place long!! Thanks so much for featuring my photo! Would you place my handle underneath it? I’ll be participating for sure! Hope you had a great weekend.’
Added! Sorry I missed that!