On the the 7th & 8th Days of Holiday Giveaways we have some very exciting surprises!!
Claudia from The Paris Apartment is offering to three (3) winners a copy of her book.
The Paris Apartment
The Paris Apartment is a popular shop in New York's East Village, where visitors can step back in time and immerse themselves in the beauty and romance of antique furnishings. Reflecting an unusual mix of design influences (Baroque, rococo, neoclassical and Art Deco) and personal taste, its style is luxurious, playful, and wholly original.
In The Paris Apartment, Claudia Strasser, the founder and owner of the shop, offers readers the quintessential guide to achieving this romantic Parisian look without having to spend a fortune. With easy-to-follow instructions and helpful advice, she shows readers how they can transform their homes into a living environment that reflects both their personal style and timeless French elegance. Laid out in the form of an entertaining diary, the book helps Francophiles define their fantasy home, find inspiration, select a color palette and use light creatively. She also includes instructions for making canopies and valances; advice on dyeing fabrics and restyling furniture; tips on budgeting; guidance on shopping at flea markets and auctions; and a glossary of terms. Color photographs throughout illustrate the ideas and techniques shown in the book.
As interest in the home experiences a resurgence, and as Americans become more careful about their spending, nesting has become the pastime of the '90s.
People want luxury homes without spending a fortune. With its unbeatable combination of style and solid practicality, The Paris Apartment is a home-decorating guide to treasure and draw inspiration from for many years to come.
You may also visit her amazing boutique at The Paris Apartment Collection
The second wonderful part of this Holiday Giveaway Is from Corine Gantz the author of Hidden in Paris!! She is also giving away A copy of this Novel to three (3) winners! ! I loved reading this book and I know you will enjoy it!
Three women running away from their lives become unlikely friends in a beautiful house in the heart of Paris. Lost in France, a country she mistrusts, among French people she hardly understands, Annie has trouble venturing away from home since the death of her husband. And since home happens to be a small jewel of a house nestled in the heart of Paris, why would she ever want to? But when bankruptcy threatens her beloved house, her one anchor in life, Annie has no choice but to find renters, and quick.
Leave it to someone socially phobic to phrase a want ad in all the wrong ways. With shimmering promises of ‘Starting over in Paris’ –– a concept she has no intention of applying to her own life––Annie attracts tenants with the kind of baggage that doesn’t fit in suitcases. A long-legged, cool-headed ex model (everything Annie is not) on the run from her abusive husband, a frail young woman harboring a possible death wish, a mysterious French artist, and an infuriating blue-blooded French man soon threaten Annie’s way of life in ways she never anticipated.
But when Annie finds herself reluctantly yet actively engaged in the rescue of her tenants, she discovers that she might just save herself in the process.
This Giveaway is Open to USA Residents and Canada
1) To enter this Giveaway visit The Paris Apartment Collection; come back and tell us what you love most, so many exciting finds!!
Then go and visit Corine's site; come back and comment on her book, her blog, about the Author, whatever you would like!
2) For an extra entry post or announce in you column a link to this giveaway on your own site. Spread the Holiday Cheer!!
Six (6) winners will be chosen on Sunday December 18th!!
Art by Karena
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