Southern Living STYLE book- Review and Giveaway

Southern Living Style is a Comprehensive Decorating Guide Featuring Inspired Ideas and Room-by-Room Advice for Creating a Timeless Elegance

Introducing the most comprehensive design book from Southern Living magazine, the arbiter of all things Southern. Southern Living Style is the definitive guide for creating unique, but approachable spaces infused with Southern sensibility. Southern Living Style ($29.95) is available nationwide on September 13, 2011, and can be previewed here.

Gracious hospitality, warmth and effortless elegance signify great Southern style. Like the consummate host, the well-appointed Southern home embraces guests and draws them in to linger. Tour the most inspired rooms that have graced the pages of Southern Living magazine in this 288-page guide and learn how to adopt a similar air of timeless ease, based on your personal style and budget.

Key features include:

Style Cover

* Defining Southern Style: From heirlooms to monograms, discover new ways to celebrate traditional icons.

* Reclaim It! Tips to turn grandma’s attic finds into updated treasures.

* Solutions: Top Southern designers offer solutions for design dilemmas.

* Style on a Budget: Identify individual style and build a room around a single inspiration—the color of a scarf, the pattern of a fabric, even a tag-sale relic.

* Why it Works?: A piece-by-piece deconstruction of rooms to show the key components required to achieve a particular look. From family friendly to classic, discover what to start with, top with and add to make a room personal, stylish and functional.

* Southern Style File: A black book of editors’ favorite designers, retailers, and more.

* Defining Southern Style: A glossary of helpful “decorator speak” terms.

Southern Living, published by the Time Inc. Lifestyle Group, is the nation’s seventh-largest monthly consumer magazine, reaching 15 million readers each month. Founded in 1966, Southern Living offers today’s busy Southerners achievable ideas for cultivating their own Southern style. Each month in the magazine and on, readers find ideas for cooking, gardening, gracious entertaining, decorating, regional travel and locally made products.

My Take:
I love this book it is a fantastic Coffee Table book. It is packed full of fantastic ideas to transform the rooms in your house. My favorite ideas are the reclaim it ideas, ideas to transform Grandma’s attic finds into updated treasures. The pictures in the book are just stunning and the ideas are so inspiring. I have had a a hard time putting it down it is the perfect gift for any Do-It-Yourselfer!

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