Monday, April 6, 2009

Stylish Little Giveaways

Starting today, I am having a fun little giveaway of my own and it couldn't be easier to participate. Simply post a comment here telling me your favorite interior design inspiration. It could be your favorite book on interior design, your favorite shelter magazine, your favorite interior designer, favorite movie set, whatever inspires you. You have 1 week from today to post your comment. Two winners drawn at random will each receive Domino The Book of Decorating courtesy of Simon and Schuster and a mint condition final issue of Domino Magazine. For extra credit (2 chances to win), post a list of your favorites. Winners will be announced Monday, April 13, 2009. My list:

Favorite interior design book-tie-Charlotte Moss Creating a Room and Mark Hampton On Decorating

Favorite decorating magazine-tie-Domino Magazine (gone but not forgotten) and House Beautiful

Favorite interior designer-tie-Miles Redd and Charlotte Moss

Favorite movie set-tie-The Royal Tenenbaums (city abode) and Something's Gotta Give (country house)

(photo courtesy of Rodney Smith Photography)


anon said...

Shelter magazine: Traditional Home
Movie set: Auntie Mame
Museum: tie between Winterthur and the American wing at the Met

Treasurehunter said...

Wonderful inspiration for traditional interiors can be found in the set designs of the following films:

"Love Crazy" 1936
"The Philadelphia Story"1940
"Craig's Wife" 1936

The set designs in the first two films reveal the great talent of the unsung Edwin Willis. The latter, the heralded Billy Haines.

Style Redux 2 said...

Anon-Wonderful choices-I especially like the Auntie Mame and Winterthur where I did much study of American decorative arts while at Bryn Mawr. Thanks!

Style Redux 2 said...

Treasurehunter-Brilliant!!!! "I can only tell you this-I would rather have taste than either love or money"-Biily Haines

anon said...

Or it could mean that I am hopelessly stuck in a time warp. Most designers and architects that I know seem to find the antiques and fine collections extremely passe and dare I say it? Pretentious and devoid of style.

-EM (Anon of the first post)

Averill said...

Design Book: Tie between Jonathan Adler's "My Prescription for Anti-depressive Living" and Thom Filicia's "Style: Inspired Ideas for Creating Rooms".
Magazine: House Beautiful and the UK's LivingEtc
Designers: Katie Ridder and Phoebe Howard

Style Redux 2 said...

Anon-"All beautiful things belong to the same age."-Oscar Wilde

Style Redux 2 said...

Averill-Thanks for your list. This is a wonderful way for me to add new books and new designers (new to me) to my knowledge base.

*moggit girls said...

Fave movie 'house':
Janet: (a tie)
The Ghost and Mrs. Muir
Holiday Inn

Joy: Something's Gotta Give

Fave mag:
J&J: Domino (sniff!)
House Beautiful
Canadian House & Home

Fave Influences:

Style Redux 2 said...

J&J-*moggit girls-Thanks for your great list-perfect!

Sam said...


What a wonderful giveaway you are hosting. I have always been a huge fan of Domino and have been eyeing their Book of Decorating (but have yet to purchase it - you know school books have to come first).

I also have to mention that I LOVE the movie Something's Gotta Give (especially the scenes in Paris).

Some of my inspirations are :

- Tord Boontje
- Ingo Maurer
- Marilyn Monroe
- Olafur Eliasson
- I.M. Pei
- The Barefoot Contessa (I love Ina)
- Fracas Perfume

Anyway, I would be so honored if I would win :)


Sam @PrettyLovely

Sanity Fair said...

This was tough to narrow down!
Fav books:
Design styles: Pratt's A Treasury of Early American Homes (out of print, tragically - a fantastic resource).

Home philosophy: DeBotton's The Architecture of Happiness

Made up my own catagory: Favorite Store Design: a tie between Anthropologie and Tory Burch stores.

Fav designer: Kelly Wearstler (and also her book: Modern Glamor).

Fav inspiring home: George Washington's Mount Vernon or The White House.

modernemama said...

Magazines: Dwell, wallpaper*, Metropolitan Home

Buildings: my house, The Guggenheim, Fallingwater, the Kaufmann Desert House

Random: sunshine, shells and shoes

Style Redux 2 said...

Sam @ Pretty Lovely-Love, love, love your list. Adore I.M. Pei-I went to Bryn Mawr undergrad and ate every day at his gorgeous dorm Erdham. Fracas is my all time favorite perfume. So classic. Love Tord Boontje installations. Very sophisticated list. P.S. you definitely have a thing for prisms.

Style Redux 2 said...

Sanity Fair-wonderful list-so great to see someone who embraces all the style and wisdom of the past. Two D.C. inclusions-I live 10 minutes from Mount Vernon.

Style Redux 2 said...

modernemama-you are definitely modern and great alliteration with the random!