Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Kelly Hoppen Interiors - A Give Away !


 I must admit, I have an addiction. I am easily led astray from other duties when a new design book crosses my path. I have no will power. I have to sit and open the book. And that is not all. I am moody and uncommunicative until I have had a chance to flip every page. Even then, it takes a huge effort not to flip through again and again.

Any of you out there have this same addiction? I am sorry to say, I am not the one who can help you overcome it. In fact, you may consider me an enabler. I am even going to take it one step further ..... I have a new fix for you right here....and trust me when I say, it is really good.

Rizzoli is just about to release the newest of designer Kelly Hoppen's books:

Kelly Hoppen Interiors, Inspiration and Design Solutions for Stylish, Comfortable Interiors.

The best part?....

Rizzoli and I are partnering again for another

Give Away

to one of you lucky design addicts!


There is a section on kitchens, and Kelly's approach is practical and beautiful....and perfect for entertaining.
 Just a few comments to get those hearts racing.....

Kelly Hoppen is a designer who's aesthetic is luxurious, yet comfortable, simple, and very uniquely beautiful. Kelly has a modern vibe, that seems to work in any environment, rustic country to New York penthouse.

This book is beautifully done....text written by Sarah Stewart-Smith and lots of gorgeous photos by the estimable Mel Yates just to start. The book begins with how to plan your space, then on to advice for all of the finishes for the floors, walls and ceilings and on to lighting.  The organization of the book takes one through a section for each room of a home....Living Room, Dining Room, Kitchen, Bedroom and Bathroom.... offering ideas and tips for the design of each space, from lighting and drapes to bedding and tile. The photos illuminate all of the concepts brilliantly. It is, after all, the photos that I look for in a design book, and really.... they do not disappoint.
I love the comfort of this Dining Room, cozy but still airy with a view out the gracious windows.

One of the things I really like about this book is that it speaks to the end user with very practical advise. Here is a little excerpt that, as a designer, I have great appreciation to Kelly for including:

CHECK OFF THOSE BOXES:
  • You are your own designer, and a "little black book of ideas" will be your safety net for ensuring that you create an environment that best suited your style of living.
  • Study you list of needs against your budget, and accept that you will have to compromise. Each and every one of us has to do so.
  • You cannot run away from the cost. The cost is the cost.
  • Make informed decisions on the basis of your priorities, to find less expensive options and solutions


Perhaps my favorite part of the book is all of the delicious photos. I know that showing just a few of the images from the book is just about the cruelest thing I could do to a true design addict. But one lucky winner will get their hands on a copy soon enough. 

In the meantime, I hope you enjoy the beauty!

All of the details work so well together here. The window sheers are unexpected with the rustic wood paneling, but the taupe color makes them blend perfectly. The touch of orange on the velvet chair and a half perks up the otherwise tonal color palette.

 So here's the scoop for the Give Away:

1) Hop on over to the Rizzoli website and take a look at all of the design book treasures.
2) Click on the "comment" link at the bottom of this post and leave a comment.
3) Make sure I can contact you by including an email address, or make sure your username has a link to a contact email.
4) The Cut Off date to enter is April 11th at 5:00PM PST. I will announce the winner the next day, April 12th!

Light, bright and fun. I love the green stripe on the bedspread. I would have to wait til kids and dogs are long gone before I could consider the floor draping length of the spread however. But it is dramatic, no?

 And that is it. Easy.

A cozy cocoon of a bedroom. Having the paneled ceiling adds so much to what might have been an otherwise plain room.
 OH! And for the rest of you looking for that design fix, this luscious book will be available in April, so do not worry....you do not have to wait for your very own copy!

I like this idea of having different floor finishes here with both the stone and wood. The dark shutters beautifully punctuate the white walls. I could relax in this tub with a glass of wine and a good book for a very long time.
Have a beautiful day and Good Luck!

74 comments:

robkj@hotmail.com said...

The new book, New Traditional Architecture: Ferguson & Shamamian Architects was fantastic...not sure if #1 ever wins a contest.. but I'm hoping so. Robkj@hotmail.com

Angela K said...

Wow...love it and I so love new things so thanks so much for putting it out there for all of us! Oh and #2 never wins either but hey...what the heck!

Renee@Modus Operandi Designs said...

Hello, My name is Renee and I'm a design book junkie. Enough said.

katiedid said...

Robkj and Angela....thank you so much for reading katiedid and entering the Give Away! I always feel like I will never win when I enter a Give Away either. But please be assured, the only thing that might keep anyone out of the running is if I cannot figure out how to contact the winner. It is truly a random drawing with no weight given to when the comment is made....first or last!

OH...I forgot the cut off date for the Give Away! It is April 11th at 5:00 PM PST. I will add that to the blog post!

Good luck to you!

Karena said...

Katie how great I would of course love this book!! What a treat!

I have a Giveaway from The Zhush you will love!

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

Dane said...

I love Kelly Hoppen and her books! Wonderful of Rizzoli to do this giveaway with you. I have a number of their design books and look at them often!

The enchanted home said...

Great giveaway.....would love this book. The pictures are gorgeous!! Fingers crossed!

ArchitectDesign™ said...

How fantastic! Count me in please :-)

That Girl Designs said...

Looks like a marvelous design book and one that would be a perfect addition to my design library. Love her comment about "the cost is the cost." My husband and I are general contractors as well as designers and this is such a touchy area with all of our clients.

thatgirlannmarie@gmail.com

MaryBeth said...

I would love a library of every Rizzoli book but this would be a great start since I adore Kelly Hoppen.

sydney85 said...

Fabulous giveaway. Love design books. You can always get so many ideas.

masperle@austin.rr.com

other-option said...

I love design books - I'd love to add this gorgeous one to my collection!
- Danielle
other-option AT hotmail DOT com

Anonymous said...

Another wonderful book by a terrific designer.
I need this book!!!!!!
Lynne

mommycamille said...

There are so many wonderful ideas here by Kelly, I would love to have this book as a refernece point.

you . r .it at gmail .com

(without the spaces of course)

cecilia said...

Rustic wood paneling always, always calls out to me. I images you've shared here - sleek and modern, and rustic and modern. I would love to learn more about Kelly Hoppen, so please include me in the giveaway!

Musings said...

I'm just getting ready to buy my first home; I would love this fabulous book as a guide while decorating it ;-)

Debbie Jacobs Designs said...

I just ordered a new bookshelf to hold all of my design books (I am a junkie too) This new book would be a perfect addition. Thanks for telling us about it!

Anonymous said...

Hoping to win this book! Thanks for such a great column about it!

lisabishop94010@yahoo.com

Anne said...

A cup of hot tea with lemon, a quiet spot in the living room, and Kelly's new book -- sounds nice, doesn't it?

Anne at meadzmail@aol.com

anita said...

Wow -- I would love to win this book!!
Thanks so much for wonderful giveaway.

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

Oooh. I am such a wonderfully sorry sucker for any and all design books. Each of theirs looks wonderful...

Thanks for the chance...

Alinda said...

Her work is AMAZING!!! I cannot wait to get my hands on this book!

Honey said...

Love the ideas I'm seeing so far in this book.

Carolyn said...

Very luxurious interior! I love this design book!

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Kristan said...

This woman is amazing isn't she? I love her design style, and you are right when you say it seems to adapt so easily to all different types of homes.
Thank You for making me aware of her new book, just amazing : )

Kristan
kristan.creber@hotmail.com

mary said...

This post sparked intense withdrawal symptoms and "Walls" hasn't arrived yet to give me the fix that I so desperately need NOW. This is a super post--thanks for the dreams. Fortunately, the beasties won't work those bedcovers. Mary

camdesign said...

I love Kelly Hoppen, I have all of her books so far, this one looks fab it is on my list for my next book shopping trip, but it would be amazing to win it...
How wonderful of Rizzoli to do this giveaway with you.
My fingers are crossed... x
Regards, camdesign@shaw.ca
(Carol Ann)

My life in the hills said...

those two round chandeliers are beautiful in the large dining area - love it!

blair said...

i'd love to add this book to my collection of 'swoon worthy' design books!

blair said...

i'd love to be able to add this 'swoon worthy' book to my bookshelves! thanks!

cblarsen said...

Love Kelly Hoppen's style! So clean and uncluttered... lots of gorgeous textures.

AubreyLaine said...

Lovely! I would love to own her book. Thanks for the giveaway :)
aubreyfick@yahoo.com

Shannon said...

Always seeking inspiration ... especially while I am in the midst of literally weeding out my home and donating major pieces of furniture so I can start fresh from the ground up. It's a very exciting challenge, and Kelly Hoppen's new book looks like it will point me to some fabulous ideas extreme style plus comfort...very excited and hope to be the lucky winner!
~Shannon
navigatingsf@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Yay...This book would go great with my collection and i love, love, love kelly's style. Hope i win! ;)

chou1908@hotmail.com

Jennifer said...

Gorgeous! Definitely have the same addiction! Love Kelly Hoppen's work!

Barb said...

Thrilled you came out of 'The Closet'
Now, the rest of us design book junkies can be open about our addition.
I have loved Kelly Hoppen's work for many years...even travelling to London to try and open one of her shops here in The States.
I'd be overwhelmingly happy to win a copy of her newest book!
Thank you, Barb

Brillante Interiors said...

Now that you made me drooling over Pinto, Moss, Vervoordt etc. Rizzoli books please at least send my way Kelly Hoppen book.

Nicky said...

beautiful book, I want to see more. The pictures are gorgeous.

LJ said...

I love design books. I always have to read them at least twice, once for the pictures, and once for the words :)

Lauraebier (at) gmail (dot) com

causer659 said...

Thank you for the opportunity to win this wonderful book!
Linda Law
lindallaw@sbcglobal.net

Kenny Perez said...

Love your blog Katie. These photos are amazing. I love the wood walls, very rustic yet contemporary. It gives this home a very warm and cozy feeling. Love it.

Splendid Sass said...

Great giveaway, Katie. These rooms look stunning.
The Richard Gillette book looks perfect.
Teresa
xoxo

Renee's family room said...

As always, most inspiring. What a beautiful giveaway!

Renee's family room said...

As always, your posts are inspiring. What a lovely giveaway.

Kaity said...

This book looks great, I'd love a copy!

Mr. Goodwill Hunting said...

Count me in!


I have such a need for great books right about now!!!


Rashon aka Mr. Goodwill Hunting

emcSquared said...

Kelly Hoppen is a terrific designer! And, I love Rizzoli's book selection. I'm dreaming of escaping on vacation soon and would love to drool over "England's Hideaways". Thank you! em9499 at gmail dot com

Meagan, in house nester said...

Count me in as well! I love books and definitely need more design books to drool over - the pictures are always so much nicer in person than online!
xo
meagan
the row house nest

Kristi said...

Wow. Thanks for this wonderful giveaway. Nothing better than a drool-worthy design book.

Kristi

kristitolman@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

I Love Kelley Hoppen's books, I am also addicted to design books put me in.

dabneyhd@hotmail.com

Stephanie (Decor Dreams) said...

What a fantastic giveaway! I'm a sucker for design books and would love this one!

kikirenee said...

What a great looking book. I would devour it and then include it on my coffee table vignette.

despar2 said...

I am the same way..if I get anything design oriented I have to be left alone to look at everything. Would so love to have the book..
despar2@yahoo.com
modernearthdesign.blogspot.com

M Kearns said...

Love your blog and would love this book. Kelly also has a South African connection

Moniaue said...

I am a Kelly Hoppen fan so, of course ,please add me to this give away and, thanks

Anonymous said...

I would love to add this book to my new collection of design books!

Rizzoli does have the best books - don't they! They are my favorite. I'm trying to fill up a bookcase and 80% of them are from Rizzoli

aabomba@comcast.net
Angee

Valerie Wills Interiors said...

I didn't even know about this book... thanks for the heads up. It looks fabulous. I'm a huge fan of Rizzoli books and own many!! Many thanks for the opportunity.

vwills@sbcglobal.net

MyMothersDaughter said...

Can never have enough inspiring design books! Thanks for the giveaway!

mmanieri@yahoo.com

elizgonz said...

Great giveaway!

Lauren said...

What a great book....thanks for the chance! One can ne er have too many books? Laurencolyer@hotmail.com

Viviane said...

I love the design, style and ideas you have...! Would love to win this giveaway...! My email is vivianem2003@yahoo.com

Cheers!
V

Annijoe said...

I'm new to this "design world" but it just may be my calling! From extensive doll house decorating (extensive meaning slip covers, wall paper, upholstery, drawer lining, light fixtures...all handmade) to saving my weekly meager allowance to buy Pottery Barn items for my bedroom at a tender age of 14, to caring for my own first "home" as if it were a baby, this just may be a reality that I didn't recognize! If I win this giveaway, I will take it as a definite sign...

Betty said...

Kelley Hoppen's book looks great.....thanks for the giveaway. So does the one with the Ferguson and Shamamian designs.

classic • casual • home said...

I have her last book and would love this one!

Jean said...

Rizzoli publishes the best books on art and design. They are all fabulous.

cheryl said...

I would love to add this to my library!
cholben@att.net

Anonymous said...

Would love, love this book by Kelly Hoppen. Her work is wonderful, and never disappoints. Katie your blog is great and so is the fabulous give away.... Here's hoping for a win....
Clare

Jen Jen Qld said...

I would LOVE to have this book, i adore design books!
jenjenqld@gmail.com

Brooke @ Blueprint Bliss said...

I would love, love, love to have a copy of this book! I hope that I win!

under Spanish Moss said...

Darling...
Count me in! I adore the photos from this book!
Kindest regards XO,
Renee
www.underspanishmoss.com

Jane said...

Love the book but love your blog even more! Hope I can enjoy both...

The Vintique Object said...

I am a new follower and would promise to pore over this book.

K said...

I would die for this. DIE FOR IT!
Krissy.larsen@gmail.com

-Krissy

Anonymous said...

There is an amazing feature on Ferguson & Shamamian that discusses what inspires them to create dream homes! Check it out, you won't be sorry!! http://bit.ly/o6QfVX