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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Jennifer said...

I'd love a copy! I am definitely on the "starting new" end of furniture purchases.

Anne McMurray said...

I'm starting a home in April and I'd love a copy!

Shannon said...

I just bought my first house and would love a copy of this!

K + E said...

Sounds like a great book!

M Srygley said...

I'd love a copy of that book. I saw them featured in a magazine recently and loved the article. I am closing on a new house in a month and looking forward to a fresh start!

Rachel said...

Would LOVE a copy!

Linds said...

here it goes!

Sarah in Chatt said...

oh, I'd love a copy. Seems like a great book, and I'm having to start over after a renovation this fall!

mariareilly said...

I'd love a copy...their blog is great! Maria

Jillian {Her Split Ends} said...

So fabulous! Would love to check it out!!

Cheers
~ Jillian
www.hersplitends.com

Kelsey said...

Hooray! I'm moving into a new room this weekend and would love some inspiration!

Julie KG said...

I would love a copy for my new home!

Stephanie said...

I *need* this!

Melissa T. said...

I can use all of the design help I can get!

Meredizzle said...

This book sounds great, would love to win a copy!

Linda said...

How fun! I keep seeing this book mentioned over and over again! I'd love to have a copy for myself! :)

Kylee said...

I'd love a copy! I'm finally moving into an apartment where I'll be for more than six months (due to this crazy job I have!), so I'd love to get tips on how to really make it my own!

Ashley P said...

Please enter me - I would love a copy!

christa said...

Jenny, great book suggestion! I hope to win, but may have to pony up some Hamilton's if I don't. :)

Julie said...

Love these two! I'm having fun trying to think up the 7 foundation pieces of a home - so far, only a couch springs to mind!

Ashley said...

What a great giveaway! I hope to win and will be buying a second copy for my best friend who is buying a new house!

Lisa said...

I'd love to check out this book. I love the photos.

The Pitts Family said...

Love your blog and I would love a copy. I too amd starting a new chapter in my family's life and need a boost! Thanks

Katie Terry said...

Moving back into an apartment (ugh) but making it my own with the decor/furniture! The book would be a great coffee table/inspiration book!

Marci said...

I'd love it!

Edmundo said...

I would love to win a copy of this book!

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Marcus Design said...

I would love to have their book! Sounds like such a great concept :)

Nancy x

Alli said...

This has been on my book wishlist for a while. I'd love a copy!

jade said...

Sounds like a great idea!
jade.broadus@ gmail. com

Monica said...

I'd love to get a copy! I'm moving back to USA from UK and I need a lot of design help!

kelly said...

love them!!

Jennifer Gregory Miller said...

Sounds like just what I need!

Monica said...

I'd love to get a copy! I'm moving back to USA from UK and I need a lot of design help!

ale norris said...

i'd love a copy! thanks for sharing :)
-ale

Charlie and Stacy said...

This book has been on my wishlist forever! I'd love to win a copy!

Bromeliad said...

Me me me me me

nicolemw said...

We're moving into a new home next month, and lots of new pieces are needed; great timing for this book!

Rachel said...

I'm currently staring at an empty living and dining room. I'm so overwhelmed with what to buy and how to decorate it! Sounds like this book would help!

Sharna said...

This sounds like just the book for me! I would love a copy!

Sharna
rowelikewow(at)gmail.com

kpotter19 said...

I would love to have a copy - I've been following them for ages!

Emma said...

My ikea furniture is starting to break and I have been thinking about upgrading to better quality stuff - this book would be great!

Anemona Kuhlman said...

Aren't they great! Such resources!

Sarah said...

As a freelance designer, I have my first client!I would love a copy of the book to get me started and for inspiration!

Derek said...

Would love a copy! Can help with the rest of our whole-house renovation process - wolvenhouseproject.blogspot.com/

Nicole Kinney said...

Sounds like a good book! Something I could definitely use!

McQueen said...

I'm moving really soon to my first "grownup" place and I could really use all the help I can get!!

Lauren said...

This book sounds amazing - I'd love a copy!! Thanks!!

New York Muhtari said...

I would love to get a copy. I have been following their blog and was in love with daughter's apt and still remember her table make over.

Jordan Beaston said...

I'm getting married in the Spring and will be moving into my fiance's house...lots of remodeling and redecorating needed!

Anonymous said...

Would love to have a copy! My house could use all the help it can get! Thank you!
brhea2@gmail.com

biz said...

count me in!

jewricaninboston said...

I'd love the book...I can't wait to decorate my own home (once I'm finally done renting).

Katie said...

How fabulous! We moved away from my dear friend who's a designer and I'm afraid my home has suffered!

katie.muirhead (at) gmail (dot) com

mrs. olson said...

I want one! We just moved and still have lots to decorate!

Melissa said...

I'd love a copy of the book!

Stephanie said...

Oh, my apartment and furniture are a tortured mish-mash. I'd love a copy to set me straight!

Keri said...

I would love to read this book!

Dyan said...

This book sounds wonderful. I really need help with decorating!

Urban Cholita said...

I'd love to have a copy!

Keri said...

I would love to read this book!

Michelle said...

So much to love in all the photos you shared, so I can only imagine the book is 100% awesome.

Suganya said...

I would love a copy of this book! :)

Kristin said...

would love to read it! that blue dresser is beautiful!

Brandy said...

Can't wait to read it!

Jenn said...

I would LOVE a copy of this book!! I'm struggling with making me and my husband's place look the way I would like it to. I feel like I have great pieces just what to do with them.

J&K said...

This looks like a great book and just what I need as I'm getting ready to decorate our new home! Thanks for the opportunity

Laura Remus said...

I have heard great reviews on their book and would love to win it! Plus its my birthday today!!

Nan said...

I would love to get a copy!

Julie H said...

This book sounds great! I've been contemplating clearing out some dated furniture with good bones, but I think this book could help me update and potentially re-purpose them.

Unknown said...

I've been eyeing that book! Thanks for the entry.

Cassidy said...

I'd love a copy of this book!

Brianna Johnson said...

I would love to have a copy! It sounds like a great design reference!

Candace said...

HOLLA! (that means "book looks awesome" in awesomer-speak)

Barbie said...

We are hoping to move to a bigger home in the next few years. I would LOVE a copy! Great recommendation. And I would love a copy of YOUR future book too. :)

Brooklynvt said...

I'd love a copy! Used to read their blog religiously (haven't seen as many posts--probably b/c of this book! :) and they always had the best eye!!

Sarah said...

I'm always on the hunt for great design books! I'd love this one!

Emily said...

I'd love a copy of this! What a great giveaway!

Aimee said...

This book is going to be a gorgeous fount of inspiration! I'd love a copy!

Meredith said...

I read an article about them and would love a copy.

Lauren Fraley said...

Hi Jenny! I'm a twentysomething just starting to build out my home collection, so this would be a great guidebook!

laurenfraley (at) (google) (dot) (com)

Unknown said...

Beautiful pictures!

Jessica B. said...

Pick me, pick me!

Anonymous said...

pick me! pick me! would love a copy of this as my hubby and i are contemplating 'grown up' furniture for our place. thanks for the giveaway! RY (reisa@risowest.ca)

Amy said...

I would love a copy of this book! We just bought our first home and I could use all the help I can get!

SandraDK said...

Lovely give-away!! My fingers need new DIY-project ASAP - could need inspirations and how-to's!
THX!
(email: sandra@gregersen.dk)

Amanda said...

I'd love a copy of this book! Thanks for the giveaway!

lisa h. said...

What a fun book!

Anonymous said...

We are closing on our new house today so this would be put to good use!!!

Jenniferjones333@hotmail.com

Emily Curfew said...

i've been meaning to order this book for a little while now... i guess i wait to see if i win here first :-)

Ashley said...

Oh, I'd love to have a copy of the book to study! If I don't win, I'm sure it will be on my Christmas list this year.

Susan said...

looks like a great book!

Amber Marie said...

Love their blog, would love the book! And I love LGN! :)

kate said...

Would love love love a copy!

Elizabeth said...

This has been on my wishlist since it came out! Love their style!

Ella said...

I have been following their blog for some time. They do have amazing eyes and how classic yet full of youth injected their style is.
I hope to see you write a book sometime.

lady elle said...

sounds awesome, would love a copy! xo

Pam @ bibbidi-bobbidi-beautiful said...

Wow, I'd love a copy!

Katherine said...

I would love some great advice on furniture!

Scott, Annie, and Nathaniel Green said...

pick me!

lily said...

Would love a copy! Those ladies are Chic with a capital C.

Krista said...

Looks so helpful!

Elissa said...

awesome giveaway!

Jamie said...

Ooo! I've been eying this book! Please, oh please, pick me!

Lydia said...

Oh YES PLEASE! I could use all the decorating help I can get :D

Lo said...

oh I would love this book! Always good to go back to the basics of design!

Unknown said...

My two first reads of the day: Little Green Notebook and Good Bones, Great Pieces. Thanks for an opportunity to win! A

Courtney said...

Great giveaway! I, too would love a copy!

Becky said...

this sounds wonderful!

Anonymous said...

I would love a copy.
cathycomm@aol.com

Molly said...

I'm about to move into my boyfriend's apartment and it needs some serious touches and I need guidance! Please!

Pat said...

Sounds like an interesting book!

Amanda said...

I am stating over and could use this to guide me through the process!

AmytheGreen said...

I'm totally in love with that Zebra wallpaper. I'd also love a copy of the book!

Amanda said...

Always looking for advice and inspiration!

Kayleigh said...

Sounds like a great book!!!

Heather J said...

Yes please!

yearofserendipity said...

I keep hearing about it, I'd love to win a copy!

heidi said...

I'd love to add this to my collection of books!

Alba Ponce de Leon said...

Would love to own a copy! Trying to design my studio right now and could use some advice!

Carolann said...

I can never have too many design books!

Anonymous said...

Looks like an amazing book! I'd love a copy! hrlippol@syr.edu

Lindsay said...

I want a copy!! Thank you!

Sarah Bradley said...

Thank you for the opportunity! I've had this bookmarked on my wishlist for awhile now!

sheley. said...

I am a fan of the site and would love to own the book.

Robin said...

I'd love a copy. It looks great!

Laura Villarreal said...

I just moved into my first apartment (without roommates!) and I would love to use this book as inspiration! Fingers crossed :)

sbaker said...

I have looked through this book and know I would really enjoy owning it at reading it! I would love to win a copy. Thank you so much for the chance!!!

sarah said...

love the concept!

Aubrey Bray said...

Pick me! I have pu this book on my wishlist, hoping that someone gets the hint....you could be that person!

mmc48 said...

Such beautiful photos!

Fran-c said...

I'd love to read this book! Fingers crossed!

Whit K said...

Just bought our first house, this would be great!

Mrs. Chic said...

YAY!! I hope I win, would love the inspiration!

Unknown said...

I love every picture!

Emily Ann said...

What a great giveaway! I would love a copy :)

Lindy & Trever said...

I would love a copy!

Doreen said...

Would love a copy!

Jessica Brown said...

I need this - ready to transform my house!

kellsbells said...

I've been wanting this book! They are great.

Kissey said...

would be the PERFECT book for my designer mom! plus, then i could "borrow" it from her when we buy our first home!

Anonymous said...

Terrific! Thank you! Jackie (mik_kearny@yahoo.com)

honeynettles.blogspot.com said...

Didn't know these two ladies... WOW!

Leah said...

would love one to inspire me in my new apartment!

Annie @ House on Rene said...

I just purchased this and love it! I am trying to figure out how to get all the pieces in my home. You are lucky you get to be friends with them!

sydney85 said...

I am downsizing and would love some great ideas.

KNM said...

What a great idea - would love one!

Newburgh Restoration said...

Love it!

cherreamour (at) gmail (dot)com

Shauna said...

Wow! That book is gorgeous!!!

Camilla said...

Ohh, this would come in handy! My husband and I bought a fixer-upper and we're just starting to furnish some of the rooms now!

Camilla said...

Ohh, this would come in handy! My husband and I bought a fixer-upper and we're just starting to furnish some of the rooms now!

Catherine Wagner said...

I have been dying to get this book but just haven't brought myself to pull the trigger :) Thanks for the great giveaway!

Adele and Tom said...

I love design books! Thank you!

Marti said...

Awesome! Thanks! We're saving to buy a home next year, so this book would start me off on the right foot in designing my home. Love your blog, Jenny.

Lianne Suggitt said...

Love their blog too! Always great to see how they accomplish things :)

bpe said...

Looks like a great book!

Anonymous said...

I would love a copy! Jennie (jenniferkazmierczak@Yahoo.com)

bpe said...

Looks like a great book!

Sarah @ Comfort and Joy said...

Would love a copy of this. I'm sure it would have some great ideas for re-imagining my living room. :)

Emily said...

Would love a copy. Our bedroom needs help!

Christina said...

My husband and I are putting our house on the market in the Spring so we can build. This would be perfect for us!

Kelly said...

Sounds like a wonderful book, I'd love to win it!

Anthony and Jenny said...

Eek, this book is on my amazon wish list - would love a copy!

Kelsi said...

Would love to win this book!

Alissa said...

My sister-in-law and I are both trying to finish our houses; this would be a great resource!

Thanks for the giveaway!

Amy said...

We're moving to a new house soon and I'm hoping to buy new furniture, any advice helps!

Harris Helen said...

would love to win!

Harris Helen said...

would love to win!

Kelly said...

How exciting! I love new books.

Laura @ Chaotic Domestic said...

I follow their blog and have been dying to read the book! Would love to win!

Anonymous said...

I would absolutely love this!
-Arianna (arianna3@email.arizona.edu)

Melanie said...

This would be perfect! I would love to win a copy.

Design Esquire said...

I would love this!

Melanie said...

This would be perfect! I would love to win a copy.

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

awesome! love their blog and sure i would love the book too!

Evelyn Welton said...

I saw these two in a magazine a while ago and loved the article. I just got married and my husband and I are starting our first home together. This book looks like it would be super helpful!

Heather said...

How lovely. Wonderful!! xo

Lone said...

Would love to own a copy. Thanks for sharing :)

Emily said...

Oh, I would love a copy. The photos are beautiful!!

Jessica said...

I'd love to win a copy! I love their style!

chelsea said...

Please oh please fingers crossed! Been itching to get into my own place and would love to have some advice to start preparing!

Nichole Meehl said...

I need that book..really

Haylee said...

I have heard great things about this book!

Cerrissa said...

I've been stalking this book on amazon wondering if it was good. I would love to win a copy hearing your review!

Emily Davis said...

Awesome giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity!

xoxo, Emily
www.mainstreetchic.blogspot.com
emily.danelle.davis@gmail.com

Jess said...

A committed follower of GBGP, I would adore a copy!!!

heidi alene said...

Would love this! Just moved into a house after years of student apartments!

Vittoria said...

This looks like a fantastic book!

The Liu Fam said...

Looks fun!

Karen said...

My daughter and I would love this book. She has a new house furnished with hand-me-downs, and I am at a stage in my life where I am able to purchase quality furniture that I love.

Mary Frances said...

This book is on my Amazon Wishlist - I would love to have a copy!

Mamie said...

I would love a copy!

Casey said...

I would make such great use of this book! I'm just moving to a new 'grown up' place, and really want to make some lasting investments!

Erin said...

I would love to get a copy of their book!

Tawna said...

I would love to have a copy!
Tererubi@gmail.com

Kerry said...

Such an amazing book, I would love to have a copy. Thanks so much!

Jennifer said...

This looks like wonderfully informative book! I'm loving their aesthetic!

xoxjennifer

jenstet at cox dot net

I'm Shelley said...

I need help with designing for sure!

Jen said...

I'm purchasing a condo and going from a 1 bedroom, to a 3. I want to paint before I move in and maybe buy some new furniture (I'm thinking I'll use my old bedroom set for the guest room and get a new one for my room. My living room could use a new couch too). But even though I've spent countless hours on pinterest looking for inspiration, I don't really know where to start. I think I'm in need of all the help I can get!

Lara said...

I need this book! Just about to buy some new key pieces for our house...

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