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!

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Cassie Schumacher said...

What a wonderful giveaway! My husband and I just bought our first home, so this would be a great resource to have. Thanks!

Jules said...

Would LOVE a copy of this book - have been thinking about buying it for a while. Thanks for the giveaway!

pc said...

Love following your blog! We just finished remodeling and am slowly slowly decorating the house.

Thanks for the chance at the giveaway! :)

Leslie said...

Would love a copy!

Noelle Frye said...

I would love a copy...we are FINALLY moving from our cramped 2BR apartment to a spacious 5BR house!

Aly Schimpff said...

I definitely need some decorating help!

Aly Schimpff said...

I definitely need some decorating help!

Audrey said...

Pick me, pick me!

Alexis said...

I'd love a copy of this book!!! Sounds wonderful!

Melissa Light said...

I love their style!

mushy marn said...

Just retired and am inspired to do some redecorating. Thanks for the blog post and chance to win!

GiaMichelle said...

I would love a copy. If I don't win it, I am going to surely go grab one myself :)

GiaMichelle said...

I would love a copy. If I don't win it, I am going to surely go grab one myself :)

Pegster said...

I love the idea of starting with key pieces as one might do when building a wardrobe.

I would love to win!

Cheers,
PJ

Liz at Eldy's Pocket said...

Hi Jenny! I've seen this book all over. It sounds great! Definitely would help in my first apartment. Thanks!

Rachel said...

Thanks for the opportunity- looks great!

Regan said...

I would love to win this!

The McGills said...

Their blog is wonderful. I would love to own a copy. Thanks for the post!

Marin said...

sounds interesting! i hope i win! i need help with my house!

Marin said...

Looks interesting! I hope I win! I need help piecing together my house!

val said...

Ooh how fun. I would love the book!
val

nunezpatricia@hotmail.com said...

Love your site and love all you recommend! A copy of this book would just be delicious icing on the cake! Doing my annual fall make over at home, and would love the inspiration!

Elyse Slayton said...

Sounds like a great book! If I don't win it, I will buy it!!

Brenda said...

I am in the middle of a small remodel and would love to have this book!

Heather B said...

I am gathering things to move into my first place and I would love this book to guide me along the way to decorating my home! :)

Deborah Rogers said...

I'm always looking for design inspiration, and I would love a copy of this!

Deborah R said...

I'm always looking for design inspiration, and I would love a copy of this!

Danielle B. said...

Love it! I still go back to photo's of Lauren's first apartment for inspiration!

Jamie Thomson said...

I'd love a copy, sounds like a great book!

Jamie Thomson said...
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Jamie Thomson said...

Sounds like a fantastic book!

Kris Anna said...

Please enter me!

Kris Anna said...

Please enter me!

Robin Clark said...

Can't wait to get my hands on a copy of this book!

Robin Clark said...

Can't wait to get my hands on a copy of this book!

Bianca said...

Almost bought this but my budget is tight! fabulous book!

Classof65 said...

I would love to win one of the books -- I'm a klutz at decorating and need all the help I can get!

Giovanna said...

Crossing fingers...I LOVE Lauren and Susan since I saw Lauren's first apartment published in Traditional Homes...what a treat!

Sydney said...

I would love to win this book! I have had it in my amazon shopping cart for some time now, but as a student, money is always tight. I am so happy that you featured them...I have been reading their blog for quite some time now. Thank you so much for the giveaway!

Anonymous said...

I'm in the middle of trying to decorate my home and would love this book! I need all the help I can get.

SMS

Kate said...

i love a good design book!!!

Emily said...

yes please!! just moved!

Canadian Foodies said...

This would be amazing!!

lilli lew said...

just what i need to re-energize my home improvements and decorating.

lindsay said...

Sounds fantastic! I'd love a copy :)

lindsay said...

Sounds fantastic! I'd love a copy :)

Anna said...

You have such great ideas. I'd love a copy!

Elise @ Organizing for Everyone said...

I would love to win!

Robert and Kelli said...

Would love this!

Anonymous said...

Great book idea...would love a copy!!!
Estewart1218@gmail.com

Katie Hollander said...

sounds like an awesome premise. can't wait to check it out!

Rachel Upshaw said...

I'm moving next month to my first real home! I need, I need!

Kim Barnett said...

I am stuck and would love help from this foundation based book. Thanks for the great giveaway!

Nicole said...

This sounds amazing! And thanks for all the inspiration on your blog too!

serene said...

always looking out for new inspiration to spruce up our home! wold love to have one!

Heather said...

I love these photos! Promises to be a great book!

Rina said...

Love getting new decor ideas. This would be so helpful!

Rina
www.glamathome.com
glamathome@gmail.com

anguyen said...

It would be amazing to win a copy of this book!

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Unknown said...

would love the book as I need all the help I can get.

thanks.

Anonymous said...

I would love to own this book. I was also excited to read that you were discussing the "how to" steps of writing a book. Maybe there will be a book by Jenny K. S
soon.
Thank you,

Pat B- Plbheidi@yahoo.com

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B & E said...

Yes Please!! This sounds perfect.

Heidi said...

I'd love a copy from this mother daughter combo... And crossing my fingers for a similar work combo one day!

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Athousandlaughingstarfish.blogspot.com

hdayton said...

Jenny, it sounds like you getting closer to a book deal! I hope so.

Anonymous said...

Sending good thoughts to Jenny and hope that her recovery is quick and she's back on her feet soon.

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becky luoh said...

What a wonderful thing-- getting to work with family members! Love the book.

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