Give Away (x5!): Good Bones, Great Pieces


I met up with Lauren and Suzanne McGrath for lunch a couple months ago. I had some questions about the book-writing process and they were amazingly sweet and generous with their time and advice. And can I tell you how blown away I am with the credentials and collective talent of this mother-daughter duo? Suzanne worked with Martha Stewart for years and Lauren (who is always putting together the most gorgeous outfits - such a great eye on her!) worked at Teen Vogue. They know their stuff and I am so happy to call them friends.


If you've not ordered their book Good Bones, Great Pieces yet, you're missing out on one of the best design books out there. It is informative (I learned a lot from their stories and suggestions), and the photos are crazy-good. They shot a lot of their own work, but also used some designer friend's work (hello, Miles Redd apartment!) to round out the images.


The premise of the book is that if you're starting new or redesigning your home, you can make things easy on yourself by focusing on seven foundational pieces of furniture. Each chapter breaks down one of those foundational elements and teaches you about different styles and makes suggestions. It's a genius concept really, and I love the pieces Suzanne and Lauren suggest.


Today I'm giving away FIVE copies of the Good Bones, Great Pieces book! Just leave a comment here to enter. But don't fret if your name is not drawn, the book is super affordable (I've been giving it as gifts!).


Contest closes Sunday, September 16 at midnight. Winners names will be chosen at random and winners will be emailed. Good luck!

Congrats to the winners who were emailed this week. Thank you all for entering!

1,470 comments:

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Sara said...

I would love a copy of this book!

Cara Cesarik said...

Would love to have this book! Caracesarik@gmail.com

Melissa said...

I've heard such good things about the book! I've been considering buying it. Thanks for the giveaway!

Elizzy said...

Hi Jenny! I having been eye-ing this book for a long time and would love to win! Thanks!

Southern Swank said...

I would luv this beautiful book to curl up with on the sofa.

willandteresa said...

Sounds like I need this book!

~C said...

I would LOVE a copy! :)

Steph said...

I would love a copy of this book!

Melissa said...

Having this book would be great!

Christina Marie Interiors said...

I am dying to own their book! So fun that you got to meet them!

Susan said...

I'd love a copy!

Jill said...

Can you ask Lauren where she found her shirt? ;) Thanks for the great giveaway, they have amazing style!

Kristin said...

Hi Jenny,
I love your blog. What a fun giveaway and great gift idea.

Kristin

Christina said...

I love their blog, and their design style! I would love to have a copy of their book :)

Lizzie said...

Sounds like a great book. I would love a copy!

Christina said...

I love their blog and their design style - I would love a copy of their book!

Jana said...

I'd love to check this out. Thanks!

Jordan said...

I just bought a house and am overwhelmed by everything i need to buy - help me figure it out!!

You May Be Wandering said...

I love their blog and their work AND I LOVE what you are doing to your new home!!

Ignuf said...

Hope I win!

Sam said...

I'd love a copy of that book, the house is needing a bit of an update

mary said...

Oh, I'd love this! I need some advice! Thanks, Jenny for the giveaway!

Erin said...

Moving this weekend-dying for the book! Thanks for the give away!

Dana Gastelum said...

Love the mother/daughter duo! What a fantastic giveaway!

Allison Z. said...

This book looks awesome.

Lauren said...

I have been following their blogs for years. Love their style.

Melissa@Home Baked said...

I'm excited to see the book--I always loved their blog!

sprout said...

looks beautiful. wow. would love a copy.

Lauren said...

I have been following their blogs for years. Love their style.

Jess said...

Their blog is so cute--I would love to win a copy of their book!

Katie Cecala said...

What a great giveaway! I have been dying to read this book!

Alyson said...

What a great giveaway! I would love to win. I need some design inspiration.

Rachel @tamingthetart.com said...

I'd love to win a copy!

pve design said...

I love that Mother-daughter design duo.
Love to have a copy - thanks for sharing.
pve

Sarah said...

I'd love a copy of this book! I'm about to be in a phase of getting rid of hand-me-downs and buying new stuff. This would be a great way to start!

Megan said...

Fun giveaway, thanks!

graham said...

Would love a copy...hope I win! Jackie

iiiTaraiii said...

Yay for giveaways! I love your blog, and I'd love a copy of this great book. When I browsed through it at Barnes & Noble a bit back I loved the mother-daughter aspect and how helpfully everything is organized.

Erin F said...

Looks gorgeous! Thanks for a chance to win! hostess {at}host-itnotes.com

Neely said...

I'm starting to buy quality pieces that will last, and I would absolutely love this book to help guide me in the process! Thanks Jenny!

Mariel said...

I would love this! We are building our first house and I'm nervous/excited about moving into a blank slate. Sounds like the book would be a great tool for us! Thanks, Jenny.

LizB said...

I would love a copy! Trying to redesign a few rooms at the moment...need help!
zilbutler@hotmail.com

SShaw said...

I'm ready for a new design book! Great that this one looks to the long term rather than just what's trendy.

Jaime said...

The photos shared really caught my eye. Love your blog and would thoroughly enjoy the book.

Jaime said...

A copy would be fantastic!

I look forward to reading your posts every day. I'm so inspired to make changes in my little apartment.

Rachel said...

Trying to put together our first home-would love some more ideas. Thanks for the give away!

Vanessa said...

Building my first house! Pick Me!

Christine Tse said...

I would love to win a copy. I love their design style.

helen@handmaidtales said...
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helen@handmaidtales said...

Looks like a great book, and I love those blue dressers!

Alexis said...

Love your site! And would love a copy!

Kathleen Dames said...

Ooh, I keep gathering ideas, and soon it will be time to act on some of them with our apartment, now that the children are past the really messy phase. I'd love a copy of this book.

Ashley said...

ohmygosh, as a newlywed who has moved every single year since 2002, i'm excited that my husband and i are finally planting some roots...i just don't know where to start in terms of house --> home! this would be super helpful - thanks!

Anonymous said...

Thanks. I would love a copy!
Mis
Casabreyen@aol.com

Jillian said...

I could really use a book like this. I have hit a wall with redecorating my home.

Anna said...

I would love a copy!!!

Kendra + Patricia said...

my mom and i collaborate on lots of design things too so i'd love to own a copy of this book!

E. Cooley said...

I'd love a copy! My husband and I are moving in about a year, ditching most of our furniture and starting afresh!

laurie e. said...

yes, please!

Alli said...

I would love a copy of the book for some design inspiration :)

Nicole said...

What a great giveaway. I've been thinking about buying their book for quite sometime now!

Anonymous said...

Could that really help such a designed challenged gal as myself?

jbreillatt@gmail.com

Nicole said...

I am definitely in the "starting new" category and would love to buy pieces that will last me a lifetime.

jennie said...

thanks for the giveaway!

Elizabeth said...

What a fantastic give away! Thanks!

Naomi said...

I would love a copy! I am obsessed with decorating my house and need all of the help I can get.

micherobotica said...

Great give-away Jenny, thanks!

Chelsea Earnhardt Plax said...

i've flipped through this book at barnes & noble - really beautiful rooms. thank you!!

amybeth said...

I'd LOVE one of these! Thanks!

Martha C said...

This book sounds great, can't wait to check out their blog!

Allison said...

I would love to have this book!!

Jill said...

Oh, it's been on my "WANT" list for a long time! I would love to win and add it to my collection of design books!
xo~Jill

Britney said...

awesome timing! i just moved into a new house and this book sounds wonderful for my new house decorating anxieties! :)

L said...

As a newlywed with a pretty sparse apartment, I would love to have this book to help inform our first big purchases together. :)
laurapetersondc@gmail.com

Rachael Anne said...

I'd love to win a copy. It sounds brilliant.

Shavonda@AHomeFullOfColor said...

What an awesome giveaway! I would love a copy.

Linnea Paulina said...

I would love to win this book! I put it on my to-read list already!

Megan Daly said...

All I can say is Yes, Please! I want one!

Melissa T said...

Trying to "finish" decorating my new(ish) apartment so would LOVE this book! -Melissa

Me said...

I'd love a copy! I'm always in the process of reevaluating the pieces that I own. Sounds like I need to read this!

Mikala said...

Sounds perfect! I would love a copy!

Jessica C. said...

this would be a great start to filling my shelves with design inspiration!

Ellen said...

I'd love a copy of this!

Nettie Martin said...

Pick me! Pick me! In the process of building our first place and could use all the help I could get!

Amy Dodson said...

your blog is a favorite + i'm impressed by your commitment + consistency with your readers. design books are like candy. this looks like a great one!

Laura Hand said...

First time homeowner -- would love a copy!

Anna (A Newfound Treasure) said...

I would love a copy of this book! I've heard the greatest things about it.

White Lacquer said...

Trying to re-do so many rooms in our home I might as well start with w clean slate. Would love to check this book out. *fingers crossed*

xx. Patience

whitelacquer.blogspot.com

liz lyday said...

yes, please Jenny :)

Sarah said...

I've been struggling to find a starting point to making our 'stuff' work in our new house, this sounds like the perfect guide!

Jayne said...

Ooo, I LOVE that zebra wallpaper! Thanks for the chance to win this book:)

Sarah said...

I've been struggling to find a starting point to making our 'stuff' work in our new house, this sounds like the perfect guide!

Erin said...

it would be WONDERFUL to own a copy of this. My house is a hot mess right now. I tore it apart to paint (first the outside, then the inside) and haven't ever really put it back together!

jwhitley said...

I'm currently working on decorating my very first apartment, so I'd love a copy! Fingers crossed :)

Anonymous said...

The book looks amazing....what a fun giveaway! Lisa

aubry. said...

oh, even if my house is decorated from head to toe (i'm almost there!), i'm constantly re-doing and upgrading and getting antsy for a fresh coat of paint.

besides, i would love to pour over that book. i may snuggle it to sleep! :)

Debbie said...

I would love to win a copy! Love reading your blog!

Brittany said...

I've been thinking about this one one for a while!

Albertina || MimosaLane said...

I have been wanting this book!! They are adorable and have such wonderful taste!

Jill said...

Count me in! Thanks!

SCBlount said...

this has been on my wishlist for months now! Great giveaway, Jenny!!! I've got my fingers crossed!

Kristin said...

Would love a copy of this book!! Also loving the new place in Brooklyn, so exciting!!

burlap+blue said...

would love this! thanks for the chance! xo

Anonymous said...

I agree, a fabulous book. Went to the bookstore to take a look and loved it. Went online to order it a couple days later and chickened out. Now you're offering it in a giveaway-serendipity! Keeping my fingers crossed that I get picked.
Meg A

Jenny @ Spry On The Wall said...

Looks great, would love to have a copy! Fingers crossed;o)

tess matthews said...

I, like everyone else on this blog, would love a copy!

jrandchels said...

I've been itching to re-do some rooms! This would be so helpful!

Monica said...

Thinking of buying my first place and this would be just the inspiration I need!

Kristin Jackson said...

Always looking for a great new design book!

Kristin Jackson said...

Always looking for a great new design book!

Amy said...

I would LOVE a copy! Thanks for a great giveaway

Melissa said...

I just moved into a new place a few weeks ago, and would so benefit from the advice their book would give me! Sounds like an inspiring read!

Melanie said...

me please, pretty please!

wrldwandr said...

Would love a copy of this! I'm getting in the mood to switch things up and this would be a great reference!

Rachel Stuart-Haas said...

ould love to read this!

Rachel Angevine said...

This book sounds great!

samaa said...

This book has been on my "to-buy" list for a couple months now! Would love to win a copy (if the giveaway is open to Canadians?)

-C said...

This sounds like a great approach, I'd love to get the chance to read it!

Holly Robinson said...

I need this book! eying to fix some rooms now that kids are old enough not to destroy them!

LJ, DC and ML said...

I'd LOVE this!!!

Cherise said...

Sounds like a fabulous book! I'd LOVE a copy!

Renae said...

I need all the help I can get, my house needs an update and I'm out of ideas!

Adrienne said...

The book sounds so useful! Will def check it out next time I'm in a bookstore.

lenorathegreat said...

This book sounds amazing! Perfect for my very first house!

Renae said...

I need all the help I can get, my house needs an update and I'm out of ideas!

Cherise said...

Btw, I love YOUR blog and YOUR style of decorating- just BEAUTIFUL!!

lenorathegreat said...

This book sounds amazing! Perfect for my very first house!

zhazha said...

Their website is so comprehensive about their design philosophy that I have been resisting ordering this book (college loans you know).

Anne Smith said...

This sounds like a really helpful book... I would love a copy!!

Josephine said...

How exciting!

Carly said...

would looooove a copy of their book!!

ROK said...

I want a copy! It's on my amazon wishlist...

deanna0301 said...

Sounds like a great book!

ROK said...

I want a copy! It's on my amazon wishlist...

Erin said...

This is a great give away! I am starting to put together my NYC apartment and would love to have such a smart reference guide. :)

Joanna said...

Ooh, I love the zebra room! Could definitely use a new coffee table book :)

Hannah Cho said...

Excellent! I can upgrade from snooping around design blogs to reading an actual book on design. Pick me pick me! :D

Brenna said...

I'd love a copy--their work is terrific!

Becca said...

This book sounds fantastic!

Jenn B. said...

I love design,your blog and would love a copy of this book! What a great giveaway.

Bree A. Tanner said...

I would love a copy of this! Heard about it in BHG too!

Melissa L. said...

I would love a copy! I still a little far off for house planning, but think about it far too often!

Amanda said...

I saw them featured recently in...I think it was Good Housekeeping. I'd love a copy.

heather k said...

It looks and sounds amazing!

Christy said...

Since getting married a year ago my husband and I have been slowly replacing our individually selected furniture with pieces we pick out together. Having a guide like this would be great!

Christy said...

Since getting married a year ago my husband and I have been slowly replacing my old furniture with things we've picked out together. Having this book as a guide would be great!

Tricia B said...

I would love a copy!

OliviaKyle said...

Love their site! Had my eye on this for a while!

Christina said...

Would love to have a copy!

Nancy said...

oh i so would love a copy of this book :) i love their style and sensibility!

katiedid said...

Sounds like a WINNER! I hope i am too! ;)

katiedid said...

Sounds like a WINNER! I hope i am too! ;)

How2home said...

Love to have a copy of this :)

Joanne said...

Well, why not try... after all, I love all things with "Good Bones" and I love all "Great Pieces"!

Thanks for the chance and have a fabulous week!
-Joanne

caitlin said...

I would love a copy of this great book...thank you!

HannahJ said...

sounds wonderful and simply inspiring- great giveaway!!

Meghan said...

Looks like a great book, I'm looking forward to reading it!

Shannon said...

This looks like a great book - Thanks!

Becca G said...

Sounds like a wonderful book.

Preppy Mama said...

I would LOVE to win a copy!! We are closing on our first house next week and are planning on doing a ton of renovating!! Fingers crossed!!

June said...

Oh, please please please draw my name!

coasterkim said...

I need this book! Thanks for the chance to win.

Danyelle said...

I have pinned this book but yet to buy it!

Amanda said...

Just in time! We just moved, and I've been so stressed I haven't bought anything!

Heather @ Four Loud Monkeys said...

I read about this book in BHG and it's been on my wish list ever since!!!

Margot S said...

Yes please!

atout said...

Sounds just like what I need to read!

Jordan said...

oooh yes! i definitely want to add this book to my collection!

Happy Habitat said...

Looks like a 'must have'! Count me in!

Jessie Thetford said...

Man oh MAN!!! I'd love to get my hands on this book! :D

Alison said...

I've been hearing such great things about this book and would love a copy.

Hungry, Single and Poor said...

Newlywed and in a mismatched, bare bones house! Would love the advice the book has to offer!

Rebekah said...

I would love a copy!

Unknown said...

I would love this book!!!!

Annie said...

Oh wow what a lovely concept! I'd love a copy!

Annie said...

Oh wow what a lovely concept! I'd love a copy!

Ashley said...

I want a copy! I previewed it on Amazon and it looks FABULOUS!

jodi said...

I just bought a house and would LOVE a copy of this book!

Caroline said...

I would love to read this!

Aliceart said...

Those ARE beautiful pictures. It sounds like a wonderful, useful book. I'd love to win one!

mel said...

Wow! I would love one of these copies!! Pick me, choose me!

Sara said...

That yellow zebra wall paper is adorable and cool! I'd love to see inside their book.

Barbara said...

I would love to own this book!! Thanks for the great Give Away!!

Barbara said...

I would love to own this book!! Thanks for the great Give Away!!

Wendy said...

Thanks for the giveaway! It sounds like a useful book.

Christina D. said...

I would love a copy!! Love the progress on your new digs, what an adventure!

Designology Interiors said...

I would love a copy!

Caroline said...

Hope I win!

Afton said...

Super great give away!

Amy said...

That zebra wallpaper is amazing! I would love to see what else is in the book!

Jane said...

This book looks cool. Thanks for the giveaway.

Janeteitz@gmail.com

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

ooh i would love this book! it is on my christmas list, but if i win it, early christmas! :)

Leah said...

me! me! me! i read through this book and it is wonderful. would love a copy!!

Katrina said...

Looks like a great book!

Denae said...

Yea Yea! Let me be a winner!

karlee said...

Ive been wanting to read this! Yay!

Jenny said...

Looks wonderful!

Lisa said...

What a great offer. I'd love a copy!

Amanda said...

Sign me up; this sounds great!

beck said...

sounds like the perfect book for me! I may have to start giving it as gifts too. I know a few friends this would be perfect for!

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