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You might remember that Susan recently participated in a webcast with Thom Filicia. I’d like to remind you that you can still enter to win one of the $25,000 makeovers in the Kimberly-Clark Room-a-Day giveaway through 3/6/09.
And now I’d like to offer you a review of his book Thom Filicia Style: Inspired Ideas for Creating Rooms You’ll Love, along with a shot at winning one for yourself!
I think that I can best sum up what you might find in this book by letting you take a peek at random excerpts:
- Go to it! Have fun! You’re on your own — but remember Thom Filicia is always there! (from the introduction by Albert Hadley
- Treat this book as a how-to guide for self-expression with style (p. 11).
- My first Manhattan apartment (as pictured). I found the blue vinyl chair — which I still have — in the building’s trash room (page 13).
- I think a fabulously styled place is achievable by everyone, and with the crazy abundance of decorating resources and info available today, there’s almost no reason to have bad taste, so listen up (page 16)
- Throw pillows are an inexpensive low-commitment way to bring some pops of color to a room (page 51)
He then gives ten tips for decorating and ten moods that you can aim towards achieving in any given space. The book is chock-full of pictures, which is always helpful. The tone (as indicated above) is cheerful, upbeat, chatty and practical.
If you’d like to win a copy of Thom Filicia Style: Inspired Ideas for Creating Rooms You’ll Love, leave a comment here. The winner will be announced in next Monday’s column and is subject to our terms and conditions and void where prohibited.
The winner of last week’s book, Intimate Issues, is #49 Mama Zen.
This post was written by contributing editor Jennifer Donovan, who also blogs at Snapshot and is managing editor of 5 Minutes for Books.
I would love to win this book!
Tamara Burks says
I could use some style.
Colleen S. says
I love style books like Thom’s. They are always a great source of inspiration, no matter your space or budget.
Sending Happy wishes to everyone!
I loved Thom and his stuff when he was with the other guys! I would love to win a copy – especially since we are re-doing a number of rooms at our house!
Casey Weitzel says
I loved the decorator’s tour of his fisherman’s cottage that was featured in Domino! I live about 10 minutes from Lake Michigan, so it was a real pleasure to see a stylish “nautical themed” house.
RIP Domino Magazine–Style for the rest of us.
This book sounds wonderful!
I would love this book!
kathleen yohanna says
I would love to win a copy of this book. I am never sure of what piece goes with what. My house is a collection of odd pieces. Thanks.
This book looks great!
kathy pease says
PLEASE COUNT ME IN ON THIS AWESOME GIVEAWAY 🙂
Veronica Garrett says
I would love to win this book. I am doing several projects n my home in the next year. This would be great.
Amy Gangloff says
I would really wish I could win this book, because I’m trying to learn how to decorate better and I have my computer room I need to work on, this would be great. Thanks
Angela Johnson says
I really do like Thom’s style! Thanks for the chance!
Adrian Lamont says
This is great, count me in.
Sherri Siler says
Looks like a great book.
Kristen Hendricks says
This sounds like such a great book. I really hope I win it so I can read it and maybe make the rooms in my home put me in a better mood. This is a great giveaway. Thanks.
I have several rooms that could benefit from this book!
Cheryl F. (The Lucky Ladybug) says
I’d love to read this 🙂 *Thanks* for the giveaway!
Please enter me–thanks!
c. flanigan says
I could certainly use this. I need to make some changes around here!
Amy Tucker says
Please include me in this contest…my home needs to be fixed up.
Andrea R says
My house is all beige & needs color & creativity.
Linda Howard says
Please enter me. Very useful book! Thanks!
Ed Nemmers says
Happy Oscar Weekend!
Christy Hickman says
I could really use some ideas for decorating. I would love to win. Thanks for the chance to win. [email protected]
Dru Mooney says
This books looks incredibly helpful to us non-creative people!
Geri Nyland says
I can sure use this book!! I have lived in our home for 4 years and still don’t know how to decorate it…I hate to put holes in the walls in case I decide the picture doesn’t look good there. My home will thank you if I win :o)
jennifer h says
I love Thom ever since QEFTSG came out on tv years ago! His decorating ideas are great!
Mary M says
I think I would enjoy reading this book.
Sounds like a good book.
Melanie D says
Big fan of his!
Ive seen nearly episode of Dress My Nest!
Count me in!
Donna M. Clark says
I would love a chance to win this book. Thank you for having this giveaway.
Molly Capel says
I would love to win this book!
Help us Thom! THanks for the opportunity.
Ooh, I loved this guy on Queer Eye!!
oooh this would be great!
This would help me and my extended family so much…style, and lots of tips would be great!
Rita M says
Please enter me for this… our house & style — not so much! Could use a lot of help.
Kathy Conley says
I would love to win this for my daughter who is currently decorating her first apartment!
I’d love to win this book – I need some great ideas for my home.
Janice Golden says
I have been watching Thom since Queer Eye and the new show is Fantastic
Linda Chaput says
Please enter me in this contest.I am a subscriber.
Gary Osborn says
Wooo Hooo Make me a winner!
Martha C says
I really need help in this department! Let me win this book.
michele anne jaquays says
I need help in this area so the book would be good to have. Nice prize
Sue S. says
Ladies…how do you have time. I follow you on your other blogs….
Anyway, I’d love to win this. I love Tom…he’s is fantastic.
Daniel M says
i’m a guy, need all the help i can get
Jason Nickolay says
I am in a big lack of design or style. This could be a huge help
Christy G. says
Thanks for the giveaway!
I just moved back to AL to take care of my mom and now with no income this book could really help with decorating her place for her!!!
Susan Smith says
Sounds like a good book
Angela J says
I’d like this, can use it, still trying to come up with a comfortable living room arrangement
N Moyer says
Looks like it would help me!
Tova Irvin says
I love Thom! My wish would be to have him decorate my house even if money is tight right now! I get anxious whenever I think about decorating so this book would help! Maybe this book will get me to do something finally. Thanks
Gina Stratos says
I really want this book!
I really need some help and I’d love to see his ideas. Thank you so much!
CHARLES KASSING says
Deborah Wellenstein says
I need some inspiration. Thank you!
Susan C says
My living room is so boring. I would love a little inspiration to make it more dramatic!
I could really use some decorating tips. I never seem to quite get it right!
david basile says
thanks for the book looks like some good ideas
Laurie H says
Always looking for ways to decorate, since I haven’t been brave enough to in our house yet. So sad. LOL!
I need this. I’m desperate.
I desperately need help with my house! This book looks great.
Samantha R says
I would love this! We are buying our first home and this would be great!
Gabriel J. says
Sounds like a great book. Great contest.
Jennifer B. says
I need help decorating!
This would be a wonderful book to win. Thanks
christopher h says
love to win this
Erin Walsh says
I always love the rooms he did for “Queer Eye For The Straight Guy” Thanks for the chance to win.
Robin S. says
I love his show; Dress my nest and watch it whenever possible.
Rhonda Struthers says
I would love to read the ideas in this book.
Meredith Rogen says
I’ve been dying to read this! Thanks.
I would love to win the book, thanks!
We just bought a house 6 months ago and the basement’s style is definitely “Early Grandma’s attic”! I could use any suggestions I can get!
Kat R says
this book would be fun to read and maybe help out my 13yr old designer in training!
I am a big Thom Filicia fan. I would love to own this book.
Donna R says
I would love this book. I really need help. thanks.
marvin haas, Jr. says
we are re doing our living room and kitchen, this would be great
I could use these ideas of his.
C. clemens says
Alicia Webster says
I would love to win this book. I used to be a religious watcher of the Fab Five, and I always liked what Thom did for those guys. It was clear that he wanted them to be happy with their new surroundings.
I am constantly trying to make my house look a lot nicer than it is but I fail! Maybe this book will help!
Michael Capp says
I’d love to win!
Sara Amos says
I love Thom’s style
Have seen great reviews of this and would love it
susan varney says
sounds like a great read hope to win
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Nice prize, Thom rocks.
Chiming in on this one. Thanks
I am a subscriber.
I would love to get some professional tips on making over my house!
Would love to win this!
ellen cunningham says
I would love to make some changes in the living and my bedroom. Thanks for the chance.
Mozi Esme's Mommy says
Count me in – this book looks perfect for me!
Cindy B. in Montana says
I tweeted this giveaway.
Cindy B. in Montana says
I have your button, left sidebar.
Cindy B. in Montana says
I subscribe via e-mail.
Cindy B. in Montana says
Wow, could I ever use this! We are temporarily (18 months) misplaced to another state and living in a rental. We didn’t bring much with us and don’t want to spend a lot of $$$ to decorate. I could use some ideas and resources!
Our house is in need of some “style”…count me in!
The Gang's All Here! says
I have a question about the KC giveaway: if you don’t watch The View regularly, how do you know if you won?!
I would love to have this book!!
oh he’s just so much fun, and i’ve loved everything that i’ve ever seen him design…
Sarah at themommylogues says
I love Thom! This would be a great book to win.
i could learn a thing or two from him! he makes it look so easy!
Thank you for the chance to win this ~ I’ve had my eye on it. My house totally needs help. He does wonders on his show.
Sounds like a fun one!
Could certainly do with a bit of style around here! Even a full makeover would do at a pinch!
Cales Cantrall says
I would love the chance to win this book! My house definetly needs a makeover!