Current Decorating Books I Have Read

While I am taking some time off to enjoy the holiday weekend, I thought I would celebrate by giving away this stack of decorating books to one lucky reader.

Win a stack of home decorating books. Black Friday giveaway.

There is something for every aspect of decorating in the stack. I have shared the two books on the top of the stack with you before. The rest of the books are new. One has not even been published yet. All have inspiring and doable ideas.

Here is a little bit about each book:

Amazing Furniture Makeovers

By Jen Crider

Upcycle Your Secondhand Bargains into Stunning Statement Pieces

This book is full of inspiring ideas for seasoned refurbishers and the know-how to get anyone started. Amazing Furniture Makeovers helps you give your antique pieces new life without losing any of their vintage charm. Jen Crider, founder of Girl in the Garage, breaks down everything you need to know about furniture makeovers―from basic chair reupholstery to remaking coffee tables into benches. There won’t be a piece of furniture you can’t make more beautiful, functional, and personal.

Big Style in Small Spaces

By Sarah Dorsey

Compact Living Doesn’t Mean You Have to Miss Out on Great Style

Sarah Dorsey, founder of Dorsey Designs and professional interior designer, has created over 30 beautiful, multifunctional décor projects that are perfect for your small home. Little touches like leather-wrapped cabinet handles and a shibori-dyed tablecloth fill your home with warmth and personality. Clever pieces like a sofa arm table and floating nightstand are easy to make yourself and help maximize the space you have.

The Gift of Gathering

By Bre Doucette

Set the Table for Conversation and Connection

When family and friends gather around the table for good food and fellowship, special memories are sure to follow. Create a warm and welcoming atmosphere with this creative collection of seasonally inspired tablescapes by popular decor blogger Bre Doucette (Rooms for Rent).

Entertaining doesn’t have to be stressful. Bre will walk you through every step of the process from planning the perfect get-together to adding special touches your guests will appreciate and remember.

Inspire Your Home:  Easy Affordable Ideas to Make Every Room Glamorous 

By Farah Merhi

Instagrammer and founder of Inspire Me!, Farah Merhi shares her creative and elegant interior design secrets so you can create a glamorous, yet cozy home without spending a fortune.

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Your Best Home: 5 spaces x 5 design steps = a better life 

By Joe Snell

This ‘manual for a better life’  is all about getting back to the basics home. It’s a guide to help you apply and optimize the five fundamental factors in home design – space, air, light, view, and sound – to the five most common spaces in all our homes – entry, living area, kitchen, bedroom, and bathroom. In engaging, informed and accessible text and photography, practicing architect Joe Snell shows how to get the fundamentals right in order to lead a fulfilling, healthy and happy life in your home.

But Where Do I Put The Couch?

By Melissa Michaels and KariAnne Wood

101 Real Decorating FAQs Answered

When you have a home decorating question, do you wish you had a team to consult? Now, you do! Home decor bloggers Melissa Michaels (The Inspired Room) and KariAnne Wood (Thistlewood Farms) answer 101 actual queries from readers like you.

My Creative Space: How to Design Your Home to Stimulate Ideas and Spark Innovation 

By Donald Rattner

48 Techniques to Boost Your Creativity at Home, According to Science

My favorite book in the stack. It reads a little like a textbook, but after reading it, I am sure you will be looking at everything you have in your home in a new way.

For over twenty years, scientists have been discovering connections between our physical surroundings and the creative mind. Written by a noted architect, My Creative Space is the first book to turn this rich trove of psychological research into practical techniques for shaping a home that will boost your creativity.

Individual: Inspiration for Creating a Home That is Uniquely Your Own 

By Jessica Belief

We all deserve to live unapologetically in homes that reflect who we are. Instead of a cookie-cutter approach, we crave spaces that make us feel secure and connected, nurtured and enriched. 

Individual journeys to 15 truly unique homes that are authentic reflections of the people who inhabit them, from an art-filled city terrace to a magical seaside shack and a 1970s-era palace in the ‘burbs. Practical tips on such topics as choosing a palette, balancing function and style, and living better with ‘stuff’ show you how to imbue your space – whether a rented apartment or a cottage in the country – with the essence of you.

Individual is a stunning reminder that you don’t need a bulging bank account or an award-winning architect to create an authentic space in which you can thrive.

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  1. OMG! Please accept my sincere thank you for choosing me as the winner of the books! As I said in my entry, I want the books to go to my daughter, so I sent you her name and address in answer to your email. She will be thrilled! I never win anything, so this is a very special treat for me! Thank you Diane!!!

  2. What a treat it would be to enjoy these books over the holidays! I have followed your blog for many years and appreciate the projects that you share!

  3. Not sure what time you are drawing a winner, but this stack of books looks fabulous! I’d love to win and peruse them for some home decor inspiration. Thanks!

  4. Diane:
    I enjoy reading your blog & so “in the groove” to take on new projects! I love to give new life to old items. I truly will love reading all the new ideas in the collection books you want to share!!!!
    Thank you for all you do!

  5. Hi Diane,

    I would ABSOLUTELY love to win the collection of decorating books! I have been a loyal follower of your blog for years and if these books have inspired you, I KNOW I will love them! Fingers crossed!

    Jeri

  6. GREAT idea for a giveaway. I would love to win them and put them to good use around my own house. Thanks for the opportunity!

  7. Wow, Diane! I would be tickled pink to win ONE of these books, let alone the stack! How generous of you…..thank you for the opportunity.

  8. I love to read your blog, and feel like we have very similar decorating styles and values. I’m always looking for good decorating books and would love to have the opportunity to own these. Thank you for all your inspiration !

  9. ‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
    Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse;
    The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
    And I was snuggled up tight in my favorite chair

    The children were nestled all snug in their beds;
    While visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads;
    And this mamma in her ‘kerchief, had just settled down.
    Wondering how to redecorate as I looked all around.
    While out in the living room there was so much clutter,
    I sprang from my chair all in a flutter.

    Away to the window I flew like a flash,
    Tore open the shutters and threw out the trash.
    The moon on the breast of the new-fallen snow,
    Gave a lustre of midday to objects below,
    When what to my wondering eyes did appear,
    But a stack of decorating books: all so dear.
    With a little direction, from pictures and such,
    I knew the house would soon have a decorators touch.

    More rapid than eagles I began to rearrange,
    As I whistled and shouted, and called them by name:
    “Out, Dresser! now, Desk! It’s time for a change!

    From the top of the porch! to the top of the wall!
    Through the kitchen and bedrooms and down the hall!
    Next up to the housetop I quickly flew
    With all the books, and paint in blue—
    And then, in a twinkling, I painted that room
    Then on to the next I quickly zoomed.

    I spoke not a word, but went straight to my work,
    No matter how things looked I did not shirk,
    And laying my finger aside of my nose,
    And giving a nod, I pulled up my hose.

    I sprang to my task and put on a glove, and gave all the rooms lots of love.
    And before I knew it the house all but shined,
    And I was heard to exclaim, this is the house for which I’ve pinned.

    “Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night!”

    1. Hi Janis –
      How creative. I love your decorating version of the Night Before Christmas. I can imagine how cute it would be illustrated into a book.

  10. I would love to receive these wonderful books plus I really need them to help me decorate our downsized condo.
    Gail

  11. My decorating skills are weak, at best. I always have to find inspiration and ideas from those with the gift for that sort of thing. I would LOVE to win to learn more and be better at this on my own.

  12. I am decorating book lover. Every year during the Christmas and New Year holidays I re-read all my decor related books. I drool over the pictures and try to absorb the knowledge being shared. I find it relaxing and serene, and it feels as if I am covered by a warm, cozy throw as I sit there surrounded by all the books.

  13. Dear Diane,
    I’ve just came across your blog today after following a link featuring your TV tray table with acrylic frame top. I’ve been reading several of you posts for the last 3 hours!! I love your thorough and easy to follow yet detailed directions which is often lacking in other posts. Hence, I’m writing this at 12:30 am!!! I would love to receive these books as my husband and I will be soon moving closer to our daughter in CA . This probably means a smaller and older home ( housing being so expensive there) and will require some updating.
    At any rate, thank you for sharing your knowledge and experience. I’m sure I will be coming back to your blog frequently in the future.

  14. I would like to win because we have been in our home for over 22 years now and we really need an update! I have a lot of antiques and furniture that could really benefit from a makeover! I like my old stuff because they’re well-built pieces, but just a bit out of date and shopworn. I need the courage to give it a try! Thanks for doing the giveaway!

  15. Love reading your blog, Diane! I would enjoy reading these books and sharing with my DIY friends!!

  16. Thank you for th giveaway! All of the books sound interesting, and I would really like to win.

  17. I am ready for a makeover. These books would be really helpful along with your blog. Thank you for offering these.

  18. I would love to win the stack of decorating books. I have no talent in this area and need all the help I can get.

  19. I would love to win the stack of books. My two daughters would be the recipients to use in their new homes.

  20. Diane, I sure would like to win this stack of decorating books!

    I wish you and your family a Very Merry Christmas and an Amazing New Year!

  21. Diane, THANK YOU for offering such a fabulous giveaway! Would love to win these awesome books which appear to be filled with great ideas and inspiration!

  22. Thank you for sharing! I would love to win these books! They all look so interesting and would Inspire!!

  23. I would love to win! I love reading magazines and books about home decorating!

  24. I would love to win the books. Like magazines, books are so much better to peruse than a computer screen. Looking at the photos, feeling the pages between your fingers, occasionally licking the tip of one finger to separate pages – all while sipping that first cup of morning coffee. I bet there are many from my generation who feel the same! -:)
    Happy holidays to all!!

  25. I’ll be losing my job at the end of the year, and will have the time to read and enjoy these books while I’m on the job hunt.

  26. I would love to win the books. I am familiar with a few of the authors and love their blogs! Of course, I love yours too and have been very inspired by a lot of your projects..thanks for sharing.
    Happy holidays!!!

  27. I would love to win the books. I am in the process of trying to redecorate my home and changing up the style. Kind of hard to know where to start! I have enjoyed following you since my husband and I met you and your Ed in Jamaica on vacation! Quick healing wished for your daughter!

  28. Since we recently moved into our new home, I would love to win the books. They’d be very helpful.

  29. I really could use some help decorating my home. I’d love to win these books and get some ideas!

  30. Great give-away – thank you for sponsoring it. I’d love to win that stack of books. :)

    Sheila

  31. Ooooooh! Pick me please to win the decorating books!!! Fabulous giveaway! I’m also looking forward to your Christmas decorating blog posts next week!

  32. I would love to win this wonderful stack of books. One more interesting than the next. My plan would be to peruse them all and then decide who of my adult children and girl friends would appreciate receiving one of them as a gift. A stack like this needs to be shared, right? I am starting right now to keep my fingers crossed. Thanks for this wonderful give-away.

  33. Hi Diane, I would love to win this stack of books! Your blog has inspired me so much in creating a home that I love.

  34. I would love to win just one of these books! I have enjoyed your blog so much in this “retired” season of my life!

  35. Oh, I’d love to win the decorating books and get an infusion of ideas for my home. The one on rehabbing secondhand pieces really piqued my interest! Happy Thanksgiving!

  36. I would love to win the Stack of Decorating Books! My daughter, who lives in Biloxi, Mississippi has just purchased a beautiful new home, and I know she would get so much help from the pages of those books to decorate that new home! She and her husband have worked hard to get this new home, and after fighting cancer for several years, I believe she deserves the help these books would give her. Thank you for the opportunity.

  37. Oh Boy—I’d love to win these!!! All of my decorating books have been packed away in storage since we did a huge mold remediation project in our home over a year ago. I can’t unpack anything until we decide on flooring–which I can’t seem to do. My decorating advice–don’t tear out your flooring until you know what you’re going to replace it with!!!! Maybe these books will help!!

  38. I can’t decide which book appeals to me the most – they all look great! Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

  39. Hi Diane,
    Yes, I would love to win that stack of decorating books! My daughter just got married in September 2019 is now moving into a larger home could use some new creative ideas. My husband and I will be be painting and changing the decor in our home as well after Christmas.
    These books would be a great help to all of us;).
    I really enjoy your blog ! Thank you for the chance to win.

  40. Wow Diane :) Those titles look amazing and intriguing!!! I’d love to win that stack! Thanks for the opportunity! Looking forward to more of your holiday posts :)

  41. I would love to be entered in the drawing! The Amazing Furniture Makeovers book was written by a woman who lives in my area and I’ve already checked it out from the library twice!

  42. We just down sized so my husband could retire .Gave up a house with a 2 car garage ,pool and lots more space . Now we have no garage ,smaller rooms and smaller closets . I have donated so many things but now I’m trying to figure out how to keep what I really love .Where do I put it ? These books look like they could really help me ,and boy do I need help !

  43. I would LOVE to win these books. I’m in the process of revamping fam room & liv rm & I’m sure these books would give me some ideas to accomplish this.

  44. I would love to win the books! I inherited my mother’s house and really have no idea how to arrange, rearrange, and reuse her furniture to finally make my home.

  45. I am always looking for new decorations ideas. I know what I like when I see it or something or someone gives me some inspiration but not good at coming up with it on a whim. I really do need HELP!
    MERRY CHRISTMAS?

  46. Well of course I’d love to win the giveaway! I find I have such a lack of inspiration and ideas that this would truly e a great Christmas gift!

  47. I would LOVE to win this collection of books! I love new ideas to make my home the inviting and relaxing place I want to live and entertain. Thanks you, Diane , for this wonderful offer.

  48. Hi Diane,
    I would love to win these books. Your blog is my favorite. You explain things so thoroughly and your taste is quite like mine! You truly are an inspiration and I would love to own some books that you have specifically chosen.
    Merry Christmas!

  49. Would LOVE to have this stack of books. They look amazing!! Something to pore over in front of the fireplace

  50. Of course I would love to win a stack of decorating books! Now that my dd is done w/school, I can get back to home decorating which has been sorely put on hold until now!

  51. You had me at “Books!” Win books! DECORATING books..now that would be a Christmas gift to remember.

    Thank you, Diane , for your generous spirit.

  52. I absolutely love inspiration from many sources, but books have to be my favorite. Thank you so much for this giveaway opportunity. You are very generous to share these great sources of inspiration. I already have Jen’s book – love it. Will definitely look into some of the others for myself and as gifts. Love this way to share ideas. Thank you!

  53. Happy Thanksgiving Diane! Yes, I would LOVE to win these decorating books, especially, “ Where do I Put the couch?”! Space is always premium in my cozy Cape Cod style home.

    Thank You!

  54. What a generous gift! Thank you. I hope your daughter recovers quickly and fully. I was with my daughter for surgery last Thanksgiving.

  55. Thank you for the opportunity to improve my decorating sense. I would love to win the stack of decorating books. My Creative Space sounds very interesting. I just might put that one on my Christmas list!

  56. I would be delighted to read books that are an inspiration to you. Love you style so much.

  57. I have been following you for years. Love all of your posts and have used many of your ideas. I would love to win this stack of decorating books!

  58. I would like the stack of decorating books, please!! I’m always trying to. One up with little ideas on how to decorate my house. A little bit here and a little by there seem to do the trick and I come from a house of very creative ppl

  59. Firstly, I want to tell you that after reading your post on Christmas decorating and doing it “in your own style”, my husband and I decided to use white lights on our tree and nothing else. We’ll be putting it up this weekend. Thanks for the inspiration.

    I would love to win the books.

  60. Hi Diane,
    I would love to win these books for myself and my daughter. She just moved into a new house last week!
    I love your blog- – it is so inspirational!

  61. Just replaced dated wood paneling in my den with sheetrock.
    Room is freshly painted, and now I have a wonderful new empty room.
    Will use the books to help me “repopulate” my den in a stylish manner!

  62. “But, Mom, you never win anything!” echoed through the house last night. Nevertheless, I am optimistic and would love to enjoy this wonderful collection. Thank you for sharing these low-calorie goodies with a reader.

    Ready for all your Christmas posts…right on time!

  63. Hi Diane! Happy holiyay season! Let the decorating begin! Thanks for the chance to win all those great books!!

  64. I would LOVE to be the very lucky winner of the stack of decorating books! I need help for my small ranch home. I’m s still trying to come to terms with the spaces after living here for 15 years. Ouch! Love your blog, Diane!

  65. I simply love books that are full of fresh ideas about the space between the walls of our homes. I had always wanted to be an interior designer because I wanted to design the inside of railroad stations! Well, now that i am almost 80 years old, I often wonder where that career choice would have left me ! Because my family was quite poor I became a registered nurse and retired as a newborn/NICU RN. But I still LOVE anything about interior design and decorating. If I win on 2 Dec. it would be on my youngest daughter’s birthday. Wouldn’t that be amazing ? Elizabeth M. Mosley AKA ” Granny Beth “

  66. For me, there is nothing as transporting as a decor book or magazine, especially if I read it at bedtime. I drift off into an imaginary world of beautiful surroundings — both gardens and interiors! I had quite a collection. I use the past tense because 14 months ago Hurricane Florence flooded our home in North Carolina and all our books were destroyed. My cookbooks, gardening books, and decor books are the ones I miss the most, sometimes more than the clothes and furniture and appliances and even the photos and heirlooms that are gone. Items get replaced, but it takes time and money. I had to keep telling myself, “It’s just stuff,” and that’s true. Many neighbors suffered much worse than we did. But I still miss my books. Thank you for reading this.

  67. Would love to receive the books – home needs an update after children leaving home and setting up their own homes- need inspiration for going forward.

  68. Diane greetings from Greece!!!!
    I don’t know if I can participate in this amazing giveaway of yours, but anyway it’s a chance to send my best wishes for Christmas and New Year to you!!!
    Love
    Maria

  69. What a treasure trove of books! I would love to win them. How generous of you.

  70. Hello Diane, the books in your stack giveaway look pretty interesting for a decorating book junky like myself! I would truly enjoy reading and sifting thru them all to find just the right ideas and inspirations for my home which at the moment is pretty nondescript. Not that I haven’t plenty of things to fill my spaces but I sometimes second guess my self and become overwhelmed when it comes to light exposure or “overdoing”, because I get overwhelmed by what may be cluttered areas. I’ve lived in nice sized homes of 3000+sf and also some of 1050-sf.

    Thank you for your blogs
    Carole A

  71. Diane,
    I would love the stack of books in your offer. As a retired decorator, I still enjoy keeping up with new ideas and concepts that you speak about in your posts. Keep up the good work!

  72. These books sound like they would be a great inspiration to help put a new, fresh feel into my home! Thanks for the giveaway!

  73. I would love to win the stack of decorating books. That would make for some great reading over the winter.

  74. I would love to win these books. I am hesitant when it comes to decorating and need the help!

  75. It would be a great pleasure to win this stack of decorating books of some of my most favorite authors!

  76. What an incredible collection of books! I’d absolutely love to win them and would be so happy to pay for postage if I did.

  77. Thanks for the give away, Diane! I would love to win your stack of books. Happy Thanksgiving!

  78. I would love to win this stack mod books. Thanks for the opportunity and happy holidays to all!

  79. I’m looking forward to your holiday posts, I need some decorating ideas since I am in a new home this holiday season. Everything I used to do is about to be redefined. It took us over a year, but we finally left our family home of 26 years and made it up to the Pacific Northwest. Your moving/decluttering/organizing posts were so helpful as we forged ahead. Happy holidays to you and your family!

  80. This is a great Diane, thank you for the opportunity. My daughter and I would love to pour over these together!

  81. The books would be a great starting place to make some changes and freshen up our home after the holidays. Thanks for the opportunity to win them.
    Looking forward to seeing what your Christmas decorating will be this year.

  82. Hi Diane, I hope you and your family had a good Thanksgiving. Prayers for your daughters speedy healing. I would love to win the books!

  83. Hi Diane, I hope you and Ed had a lovely Thanksgiving Day! I’d love to win this great stack of books and/or I need to win this fabulous stack of books. Wishing on a star. :)

  84. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family Diane! Love your blog and sure would love those books!

  85. What a fun and generous giveaway! I’d love to be entered—thank you and Happy Thanksgiving!

  86. Thanks for the fun kick-off to holiday gift giving, Diane! You have provided a great selection of inspiring books that would be lovely presents for design minded friends. I appreciate the reviews, so helpful. Please add me to the list of readers and fans who would like to be lucky and win this stack of books!

  87. On this day of Thanksgiving, I am thankful for your promotion and the opportunity to win the stack of 8 creative home decorating books. I would very much enjoy and like to win the stack of decorating books!

  88. I would love to win these books! Decorating is something that I need to work on, these tips and ideas will definitely help me make my house more pulled-together! Thank you for the chance to win, Michelle

    1. What a wonderful selection of books! I would be so grateful if I were to win, thank you for this opportunity!

  89. Oh my gosh, this giveaway is the greatest thing ever! I recently purchased a home built in 1950, and my mother is going to help me with a few details to really make it my own! It is in phenomenal condition, and my mom has already revealed all the beautiful, original wood floors. These books would be a perfect resource for me to learn and discover how to bring my very minimalist style into this home and make it really cozy! I am so excited to find out more, thank you!

  90. I would love to win this set of books because I need fresh ideas and inspiration to create a look that is warm and inviting, a home where I can welcome guests without apologizing for the uncomfortable 1930’s sofa, or the mismatched recliners, etc. I have owned and lived in this house for over 40 years. My girls were raised in this home and as a single Mom, it was always a stretch to find money to use on the house. Now that I’m retired, money is still somewhat of an issue, but if I need to do something to improve my quality of life, I will find the resources. So yes, I do need the books so that I can get a fresh perspective what to do for my 60+ year old home. Thank you! I hope I win!

  91. I’d love to win these books! I would share them for Christmas gifts for my daughters. Thank you for the giveaway!

  92. Nothing beats moms TLC…Mandy is fortunate to have you. My mom has been gone over 10 years…still miss even the comfort of her voice when I have a medical challenge. I would love some new decorating inspiration. Feeling the itch to breath new life into a few spaces in our home. Hope you and your family had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Lots to be grateful for especially with that darling new grand baby.

  93. Of course I would love to win a stack of decorating books!!!! I know that viewing sites, Pinterest and Instagram has been a game changer for decor, but there is still nothing like opening a book and being able to study every detail on each page. Yes this giveaway excites me, thank you for the chance.???????

  94. I hope you enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving! I would love to be entered to win the book collection. Many thanks!

  95. I would love to win the books! They all sound really good… always in need of some creative ideas.

  96. oh boy, it would be so cool to have all those books.

    thanks for doing this giveaway and Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

    Warmest Regards,
    Dee Studholme

  97. I would so love to win this stack of books. I actually have been promising myself a trip to the HalfPrice Bookstore to find some interesting books on decor to read and be inspired by during the upcoming long Midwest winter days and nights.
    Also, I’m so happy your daughter is recovering with you to care for her. I’m sure that fact alone will hasten her recovery.

    1. Would love to win books. The winter months are a great time to research and be inspired for Spring decorating changes and ideas around the house!

  98. I would love to win these books! I am always perusing books, blogs and magazines for inspiration!

  99. I would LOVE to win these books! I’ve been contemplating downsizing our possession threshold. This would be a great place to start!

  100. I enjoy decorating books to help get ideas for small changes that I can make. Great giveaway!

  101. I would love to win the giveaway but even if I don’t I’m excited to get some new titles to buy for myself for some new inspiration. Happy Thanksgiving.

  102. Such a generous and diverse give away! From your description, Diane, I can see there is great information in each book and I would enjoy winning them. Happy Holidays.

  103. I am an avid follower of inmyownstyle and
    i would would be greatly honoured to win the decorating book giveway

  104. Really could use some inspiration on getting a fresh new look for the next year. I don’t redecorate often, but I’m ready for a change in some rooms. I love your sensible, not-over-the-top style. Those books would help, and I’d be glad to share them with friends and my daughter and daughter-in-law!

  105. I would simply love to win this amazing stack of decorating books! Looking for inspiration to create beautiful pieces and spaces keeps my artistic, thrifty and home-loving spirits alive. Thank you, Diane, for this amazing opportunity to possibly win a treasure of ideas.

  106. Happy Thanksgiving! I would love to win these books – who can’t use some new inspiration? Also, thanks for the reviews on each.

    1. I love decorating books. Always looking for some new ideas. I would to win this beautiful collection of books. Thank you. ?

  107. This is an amazing giveaway! I would love to win! Thanks for the opportunity. Happy Thanksgiving!

  108. I would love to win these books. We recently downsized and sold many items that were both old and would not fit into their new condo. We are starting new after being in our last home for 29 years, I need some advice, these books would come in handy. Happy Holidays and hope your daughter feels a little better each day.

  109. Thank you for the opportunity Diane. It would be a wonderful start in having a collection of inspiring decorating books, tips, and ideas.

  110. I have lived in this house for over 51 years and I know you would agree it needs a “new” look.
    I am a pessimist, so I’m not feeling that I’ll win….so, I want you to know I did copy all the names of the books so
    I can buy or loan from a library. I trust your taste (always wonderful ideas) and would be thrilled to win but, just in case, I’ve got it covered. Thank you.

  111. Diane, I would love these books as we are doing some remodeling. Prayers for Mandy for a speedy recovery. May the Christmas season begin

  112. Always on the hunt for decorating inspiration, so I would love to have the stack! Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

  113. I can’t help it! I love eye candy. I have always enjoyed magazines and books with pictures of beautiful spaces and cleaver ideas.
    Enjoy you holiday Dianne.
    Sue Verbaan

  114. I would LOVE to win these decorating books; I think home decorating is kind of what has kept me going since my husband passed away six and a half years ago. I’m always interested in learning something new.

  115. Oh my gosh! I would LOVE to win the decorating books! We have a new ( old) house and I would love additional inspiration! ?

  116. How Awesome these would be as I am in the process of getting my house in order after moving here almost 2 years ago..Having severe RA I need all the help & suggestions I can get..Happy Thanksgiving & sending Love & Prayers to you & yours for the Most Wonderful Christmas ever..Prayers that all will be well for Mandy.

  117. I would love to enter my name for the book giveaway, because I can use all the help I can get. ?

  118. I would like to win this collection of decorating books! Just in the past 3 months, both of my children moved into their “forever” homes. My daughter bought a 101 year old home while my son had his dream home built over the summer. Both of them could use some inspiration and advice from these books to decorate their spaces! Happy Thanksgiving to you!
    duchick at gmail dot com

  119. Dear Santa Diane,
    I would love a stack of decorating books for Christmas please!
    P.S. Hope your daughter is feeling better soon!

  120. I would absolutely love to win these beautiful decorating books. I have just moved and could use every piece of advice I can get my hands on. Thanks so much for your generosity. PS Happy Thanksgiving!!

  121. Thank you for all the great ideas so far and I would definitely be more than happy too ein the books. even if I don’t thank you and God Bless.

  122. I am a big do-it-yourself kind of person. I would love to receive the books for ideas! I love your blog and thanks for offering this gift!

  123. What a treasure. Of course I would like to win this stack of knowledge and inspiration.
    Thanks so much for the opportunity.
    I wish you, Ed and the rest of your family Happy Thanksgiving and a blessed Christmas.

  124. Oh, how would I like to win this stack of books my youngest son has accepted a job in Asheville NC and now I find it’s past time to refresh the house. Taking down my 1980 wallpaper in the kitchen. I have been looking for inspiration to make it updated.

  125. Hi Diane…
    Love your blog, especially all your adventures, and stories about your beautiful family.
    I would like to receive your giveaway of decorating books.