Monday, August 26, 2013

Love Where You Live

Do you love where you live? Is it the town or city where you live that you love most? Or is it your house or apartment? Do you love one room over any other? Are you still searching for the place you will live in and love?

This is my favorite image in "Love Where You Live" - The modern mix in a country house is exciting -  Use antiques, Mid Century Modern, and vintage pieces  - Steal this idea of using two cube ottomans with a rustic board on top to create a coffee table - Classic elements like the white slipcover, linen drapes, and white hides give the room a fresh lift

"Love where you live" is the favorite saying of
-->Joan Osofsky of Hammertown Barn, the popular lifestyle stores in New York and Massachusetts. Have you been there?
Shopkeepers are excellent decorators. You can get so many ideas from seeing what they choose to put in their stores, and how they arrange it. A store that sells home furnishings often offers design services too.

From the book "Love Where You Live"

Joan, along with co-author Abby Adams, has new book out, called "Love Where You Live". In it they share in-depth knowledge on modern country living with creative ideas and tips for making a home warm, welcoming and authentic. The book highlights eighteen houses of real-life tastemakers that embody a relaxed, stylish lifestyle. They really really love where they live!!!


Get this book - Love Where You Live

This gorgeous book published by Rizzoli with a forward by Mary Randolph Carter and photography by John Gruen is my gift to one of you!

Mark my words, classic oriental rugs, especially in red, are making a huge comeback - This pretty room is featured in :Love Where You Live"

Just leave a comment, and Cholo and Kitty Kitty Bang Bang will pick one, and I will send you the book. 

You can tell I am loving these red rugs! From "Love Where You Live"


The mix in all the rooms and homes featured in "Love Where You Live" embody and show what we all love to do. Flea market stuff, antiques, and family pieces are mixed in with new things and on trend pieces. Doing this in country homes is exhilarating. There is just something about a house in the country that exemplifies a cozy homey lifestyle. But don't fret city mice, because you can turn any city dwelling into a chic place in the country with home furnishings. "Love Where You Live" is an excellent look book filled with wonderful ideas for you to take away and make your own, whether you have a country house or a city home.

This cozy room is featured in "Love Where You Live"

This grouping of vintage trays embodies a flea market collection - I love how they are displayed on the wall in this room in the book "Love Where You Live"

You know you want this beautiful book! Just leave a comment, and Cholo and Kitty Kitty Bang Bang will pick one, and I will gift "Love Where You Live" to you. You can also buy it HERE

So many great ideas in 'Love Where You Live" - I have often removed cabinet doors and painted the insides a great color


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31 comments:

  1. Looks so warm and inviting! This is a book I will be adding to my library.
    Sharon
    @novaraway

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  2. Would love to have my name picked for this gorgeous book.

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  3. You know I want this book. In fact I should be in it!
    Celeste

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  4. What a great looking book! You know I love where I live! I'm not that thrilled about the state or the city I'm in but I adore my house and my neighborhood. As long as I stay in the old part of the city...I am super happy. When I get out on the outskirts...in new rich or redneck land....I feel very uncomfortable. But I have lots of good stuff near me....so even though I know I'd love to live in a place like New Orleans or Charleston....I'll make do with my old party of OKC. Love ya!

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  5. That first photo is a show stopper--love the use of juxtaposition in design, and this mix is making me melt into a happy puddle.

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  6. I think this is my style! "Love Where You Live" may help me gain confidence with implementing my decorating ideas.

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  7. These are beautiful interiors! It would be wonderful to have this book in my home.

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  8. What an inspiring book this looks to be. Plenty of ideas to make use of or dream of. Thank you for sharing it.

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  9. I will most definitely be buying this book! I always have loved a country/antique/transitional mix in my home.

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  10. LOVE it, never can have too many books !!!

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  11. I grew up in the country... I wish the houses there were that gorgeous. The ones i remember looked more like the farm on Green Acres!

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  12. I agree with your comment about red rugs, and these are great!!

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  13. I will die with my thousands of books! Fortunately; my cats and dogs and husband will need me when I am missing after about 5 minutes!! (lucky me!! and I mean that with my whole heart!!)

    I was an English Literature major.....in college......class of 69!

    Became a decorator immediately.

    Amassing books ever since! 95% decorating books!

    I guess if they can cure heroin; my addiction may be curable!

    I think NOT!!!

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  14. Great road trip is to visit Joan's Hammertown Barn main store in Pine Plains, NY. Have lunch at charming Farmer's Wife in Ancramdale and visit antique stores in nearby Millerton and Millbrook.

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  15. Looks like a lovely read. A girl can't have too many books, can she? So glad red orientals "are back". Mine never left. That's the grace of growing older: stick around long enough and everything comes back in style!

    Love the sentiment of the book and would to have it.

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  16. After reading this post, I know I'm going to buy this book no matter what (thanks for sharing, this book is exactly what I need right now!), but if I get picked, it will be super!!! Every room you featured in this post is so warm and inviting.

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  17. i love where i live - 1890's farmhouse in the city. and i love what they've done with those trays. i have a lot of them and use them as my backsplash in the kitchen.

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  18. Beautiful!

    Home is where the heart is.

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  19. Beautiful book. A pleasure to add you to my blogroll.

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  20. Pick me please! I actually live in just outside the city of Atlanta on 10 acres :)

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  21. Wonderful images, can't wait to see this book!!!
    The classic oriental rug, in red never left my house.
    Love the collection of black trays.

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  22. Love books and this one looks good. I like the collection of black trays on the wall - I may do that! Thanks for your great blog.

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  23. lots of lovely rooms - i'm loving the samplers on the bedroom wall. put me into the draw for the book as well please

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  24. I would love to see the rest of this book! Kitty Kitty Bang Bang please pick me! I love cats as much as I love decorating.

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  25. I love those rugs! I am a strong believer in "love where you live". Too many people don't try to love their home because they either view it as temporary or imperfect. It doesn't matter. You should always love the spaces you surround yourself with even if it isn't your "perfect" space.

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  26. Love the green in the back of those cabinets! So quaint. I am about to move from Nashville to West Texas and am absolutely going to "love where I live" even though I will miss the trees!! Ahhh! :)

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  27. Thank you for such a generous give away! I always enjoy your commentary as much, if not more than, your lovely photos.

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  28. Oh I love all the pictures from the book and had not heard of it yet. If I don't win I will be buying this one but hopefully I win! Thanks!

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  29. I am a new follower and love the images from this book! Thank you for sharing ... i live in the outskirts (suburbia!) of Boston and live in an old colonial that I try to stay true to while bringing in the fresh! Would love to win and looking forward to keeping in touch! xo

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  30. This book looks great...your blog is an inspiration to me. Thanks for al your work, your style and bringing a pinch of NOLA to my screen!

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  31. Celeste you are the winner. Please email me and send me your address.
    Thanks everyone for checking out this post, and please do get the book "Love Where You Live".
    xo xo

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