4.30.2010

Home Rules- a giveaway for you!

I love me some giveaways, especially ones with really great items up for dibs. I was at the bookstore the other day catching up on some gossip magazines when I decided it was time for another giveaway here.This one is sponsored by me, no special company, and it is just for all my amazing readers..YOU!

Its no secret that Nate Berkus is my boyfriend (I can say that now because I have a fiance, so I have a boyfriend and a fiance) I love his work and I love him because it is yummy to look at too.


Speaking of yummy I noticed some new photos in his portfolio this morning (I could be living under a rock though but they looked new to me)



Anyway, his book Home Rules might be one of my favorites. You know one of those books that you just keep going back to for ideas all the time.





To enter this giveaway for your very own copy of Home Rules

1.
Make sure you are a follower of everythingLEB


2.
Leave me a comment telling me why your home rules.


OR

What DIY project transformed your home into a place you love.

OR

Anything else you want.

3. Make sure you leave your email address in the comment so I can get in touch with you


BONUS
If you blog or tweet about this give-away come back to enter again.


Remember anyone can enter you don’t need to have a blog to do so.


Give-away will end Sunday May 2nd @ midnight EST


GOOD LUCK!


(all photos from Nate Berkus)

68 comments:

Angie said...

Oooh great giveaway!!! I NEED this book so I CAN tell you how my home RULES! ;)

A Perfect Gray said...

Thanks! love his style and would love his book. I've been a follower for some time now...thanks so much for the chance..my fingers are crossed...

Kendall said...

The family I nanny for has those bar stool type chairs in the first photo, they are to die for!

I don't yet have my own house (I'm in college) but the best thing about the apartment that I rent, and my room at home, is that the furniture has been collected over the years from random, and usually cheap (or free!) sources, and yet it all seems to work together.

Thanks for the giveaway!

pve design said...

Yes home rules!
My home rules according to certain aesthetics;
1. My Mother taught me that you do not have to have alot, nor be wealthy to live beautifully.
2. Living clean is important, fresh sheets and towels.
3. Good lighting, Southern exposure preferred!
4. Putting things in their place.
5. Loving what you have or living without until you can, we have metal folding chairs for the longest time til we found the right dining chairs. I love looking at photos and knowing that we saved, we waited.
6. A home should be a place to slow down- relax.

Elizabeth said...

Ummm...my home doesn't rule, that's why I need the book!

Krista & Ben said...

Well at the moment I'm just a renter, but my rental home rules because it is filled with huge windows and glass doors that let tons of light in and offer amazing views of 3 different volcanos!

Design Esquire said...

Great giveaway! Painting the trim in my house white transformed it.

Caroline @ The Feminist Housewife said...

I'm your newest follower! = )

L. Duncan said...

How nice of you!

Well, right now, my boys rule! Once I get a handle on them, then my house will rule because it will be clean without blocks and transformers everywhere;)

kayduh said...

I am DIY restoring all the original windows in my 76 year old house. They look so much better when they are done and I am saving tons of money!

Bethany said...

I am not able to be a SAHM following my heart transplant in October. I would love to make my space fabulous since I will have to look at it all day! LOL. I need to pick Nate's brain/read his book to for inspiration.

Bethany said...

I tweeted your giveaway and posted your button!

Jordan said...

I'm a follower. My home rules because I just moved in with my boyfriend a few months ago. He has great taste and already had cool furniture and sophisticated wall colors, but it was otherwise undecorated. He lets me play around, and he loves it!

Cristin said...

Hey wait! Nate is my boyfriend! :-)

Would love a copy of his book. Great giveaway.

xo,
cristin

sarah :: this is jackson riley said...

Two things::
A) thank you for introducing me to Mr. Nate. Life just got 15% better now that he's in the picture

and

B) your logic on the whole boyfriend/fiance business is genius. sheer genius.

Deliciously Organized said...

Yay for wonderful giveaways!

other-option said...

My home rules for me because of the people that are in it (awww, cue schmaltzy music now...). I'm always doing DIY projects to make my surroundings more pleasing. I'd love to win!
- Danielle
other-option AT hotmail DOT com

Brittany said...

hmm my house doesn't exactly rule just yet, but it will after I get this book!

Meghan said...

The DIY project that made my home rule was actually a project that you posted about - updating bulletin boards! I had so many scraps and photos lying around, but I felt like my bulletin boards looked a little juvenile and mismatched. I have re-covered my bullion boards with fabric and upholstery tacks. So much more sophisticated.

Alicia B. Designs said...

Great giveaway!!! My home rules because it's my first one! It's really just a shoebox apartment but mine, nonetheless.

KatyO! said...

My husband and I gutted our kitchen and completely renovated it to our taste and we are so proud of the outcome (love it!).

But what has made me LOVE my home is knowing that in a few weeks this will be where we bring our first baby home to ... that kind of love has been way stronger than any sort of structural/design transformation we could ever make in this place. Our little baby will make this house a home.

Debra said...

My home rules beacuse there is no place else I'd rather be than on the couch with hubby watching a movie. My favorite DIY was we opend the closet from the sapre room into the bathromm making it twice the size. Thanks for the giveaway!

Living It At Home said...

What a great giveaway! I think my home rules because it is always a work in progress. I enjoy experimenting and being creative with it. I don't want it every to be fully "done" because that would take all the fun out of owning a home!

Your faithful follower!
jamilyn

jamilyny@msn.com

Let The Tide Pull Your Dreams Ashore said...

I am a follower. Great giveaway...I am in terrible need of drapes! xx
dreams.ashore@gmail.com

Saara @ GEORGE Interior Design said...

I've been following, but am now a follower. :)
Love my home bec its a blank canvas for me to experiment with design ideas - I can test, try and try again!
Off to blog about this and enter again! I was JUST thinking I wanted to buy some new design books last night!

North of 25A said...

Great give-a-away! Would love this book - Nate is really just too cute & I think he is as nice as he is cute. I love that "God Bless America" chalk board... And I am a follower.
Best,
Colleen

Emily said...

oh fun! my home right now rules but it's not my own. when that happens, it's REALLY gonna rule! I need this book.

blydesign said...

I am a follower! I love Nate! For a DIY project, I just made some pretty candlestick holders that would look pretty sitting on top of Nate's book on my coffee table! Check my blog for the "how to"...

Blueprint Bliss said...

oh pick me! :) a DIY project that has transformed my home? it's my plywood buffet table that is skirted. it's very simple- but it allowed me to hide all of my china, pottery, serving pieces underneath. great, great storage!

Leah said...

Awesome giveaway! I would love this book! I just found your blog and it is so cute! My latest favorite DIY I have done lately is all the white frames in our bedroom. It turned out amazing. I love it!

Laura@JourneyChic said...

Fun! Nate is such a hottie. I would have to say that paint has made the biggest difference in changing my builder-basic house into a home.
journeychic @ gmail dot com

Katie said...

Nate is fabulously delish.

Ashley said...

My home rules because it is in a great location! :D

rosiecampbell said...

I'm new to your blog. I've really enjoyed reading your posts and look forward to following you.

Ginger said...

Love your blog! And Oprah's shows with Nate are my favorite. Our home rules because it is filled with light, laughter (esp. the giggles of a two year old) and love. Thanks!

Elizabeth said...

My home rules because its filled with 5 handsome boys that are so sweet to their mother! Love this book...i think I've checked it out of the library 3 times this year!

EJR said...

Nate and his work is eye candy. My townhouse rules because my landlord let me paint the rooms whatever color I wanted and now I walk through the house feeling like it is my own.

horse.hound.home@gmail.com

Kelly Green said...

Would love to have your boyfreind staring up at me from my coffeee table! KG

Katie (Re:fresh Design Studio) said...

My home rules because of all the natural light I get during the day due to my south facing windows. I love it!

katie@refreshdesignonline.com

The Boese Family said...

Oh, I would love to win this book! About my home...it sucks, that's why I need this book. Kidding. Great giveaway! Thanks!

Jamie said...

My house doesn't rule yet - but it will someday.

The Neo-Traditionalist said...

Holy smokes look at all these entries, clearly I'm not the only Nate lover reading : ) My home rules because I have lots of things collected from my travels---little mementos---I think it adds character to any interior, what makes a house a home, you know? xoxo katie

Beatriz said...

Oh my, I have the biggest crush on Nate. I don't care that he plays for the other team!! I could totally use his book!

Beatriz.
thatgirlinpearls@gmail.com

Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

whata nice boyfriend you have ;)
Im a follower, and my home rules because it's were I can relax and enjoy our free time with my love. and because it's the our first home
Thanks!

Kirsten Sue said...

He is such a hottie :) My home rules because I have one! owning my own little home was a dream of mine for so long and I am just so glad to be in one.
kirstensue2@hotmail.com

bazaarofserendipity said...

AWWW i love hate! just too cute, i want to be besties w/ him! hah

my home rules b/c its filled with bright colors and beautiful things that make me happy EVERY single day!

Pam said...

I'm a follower ...I love Nate and your blog!!

My house rules because it was the first home my parents had ...and I was lucky enough to be able to buy it when I grew up :)

My favorite project was the kitchen and painting the cupboards that I always wanted my mother to paint but she wouldn't.

Tiffanie said...

i'm following. would love to win this book. fingers crossed.

my home rules because it's mine and because my backyard garden is the best spot for enjoying a glass of wine in the evening.

Tiffanie said...

my apologies...forgot email.

tiffbrashear@yahoo.com

DeShawn & Sara said...

My home rules because it's our first one...and because it has a first floor laundry room....YAY!
-Sara
scuttle79@yahoo.com

Haven and Home said...

If I have to share my boyfriend Nate with someone I am glad it is you!!!!

Naomi said...

fun! I'm looking to increase my design book collection and I always love Nate's room.

Let's see my home doesn't quite rock yet because it's not finished being renovated and is still all boxes... BUT it will eventually rule because it will be a custom reflection of me and my fella.

marie said...

emarie.smart@gmail.com

Hi, I just found you on Things That Inspire. I love that blog and noticed the pic of Nate! OH MAMA! he's so stinkin' cute! I can already see that I am going to love your blog. I love my home, because me and my honey built it with our own two hands and he built my kitchen and most of the furnishings we have. He's very talented and whatever I ask for, he builds for me. He has a full wood shop and it's his hobby and his hobby makes me happy! :)

Project Shannon said...

Oh - nice giveaway! My home rules, because I've taken it from "the previous homeowner drab" to "pretty chic and fab" in only 9 months.

Shannon
projectshannon@gmail.com

Kwana said...

I adore Nate and my home so needs this book and some rules.

Lara said...

I am so excited to be moving into a new modern condo soon with 20 foot ceilings, wood floors, stainless kitchen with granite. The best part is that I am going to have this huge roof patio that is almost having a whole extra room outside my bedroom... so perfect for enjoying Austin, TX or entertaining! This is why My Home (is going to) Rule!

Sarah (Matters of Style) said...

Awesome giveaway!! My home rules because it has a precious little baby boy in it now!

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

LOVE HIM. Wish he was my gay bff. hehe.

I am a follower!

I haven't done many DIY but I did repaint a mirror! lol

laviejaime {at} gmail.com

Chic Coles said...

I need this book! Not just because of the gorgeous homes inside but because of Nate posing on the front! I am moving out of my apartment when I graduate so I don't really love anything about it because i'm on my way out but I can't wait to decorate my new place!

Lauren said...

been a follower of yours & love ya

and.. my home rules because i don't have to walk down any stairs to get to the kitchen from my bedroom.

am now off for a snack ;) ok seriously though i'm going to attack this AMAZING corn break that's in there!!!!
xoxo

Elizabeth KS said...

My home doesn't rule yet.. but it's certainly on its way! DIY-wise I am a total art lover but don't have the budget for anything too exciting so instead I took a bunch of real cool artsy pictures i took on our honeymoon (a pile of sandals for sale in capri, cool images of landscapes and even some of the food we ate!), had them printed a bit larger and then ikea-framed them all for a really cool and original art wall over the couch! i LOVE it! it was really inexpensive, the look is beautiful and makes a big impact and it's totally personal and remind me of the best trip i ever took :)

Chris said...

Hi,
My home rules... or is GOING to rule because i am preparing to move out of an apartment I have shared with my twin brother for the past 5 years and into a one bedroom on my own. I'm totally looking forward to having it all my way. I've started refinishing my furniture to suit my new bachelor pad, and have fallen back in love with my imitation campaign style dresser and nightstands in the process. Pick me!

Kim Davalos said...

Hi - hope you are having fun in NYC! My home rules because we just bought it! My hubby and I just bought our first place and we are sooooo excited to make it our own. Of course we love inspiration (your blog) and Nate's book would be awesome!

Best wishes, Kim

laura @ so alaurable said...

I'm a follower!

My home rules because I've recently taken the plunge into rescuing Craigslist finds. I just bought a $20 *large* and shapely mirror, and with some white paint on the wood, it looks fantastic above my fireplace and really transforms the room!

so alaurable at gmail

monkeygrasshill said...

Great giveaway. My home rules because it was in such bad shape when we moved in, I've been able to recreate it into exactly what I want it to be. I think it's beautiful and everyone who visits says it's very warm and comfortable. The bonus is just about everything is from a thrift store, flea market or estates sales - not a huge deal if it gets messed up.

MJ said...

Love your blog... just started reading it recently. My home is a mix of my style and my husband's style which is (after almost a year) turning into OUR style. I also love everything Nate designs and I'm sure his book is just as awesome!

sydney85 said...

I am a follower.

My favorite project was done 18 years ago. A back porch attached to the garage was enclosed and turned into a tea room for my daughter who was 3 years of age. We had lots and lots of tea parties. Lisa is now in college and the tea room is now my reading room. I often am reading a book in my room when I think of one of those special tea parties we had together.

masperle@austin.rr.com

Karena said...

Sorry ladies, Nate is my boyfriend!! I love adding new art to my home, painting the interiors, fresh pillow designs for the seasons!!

Karena
Art by Karena