November 3, 2014

EOS the Book Instagram Contest!

When I was designing the exterior of my book it was really important to me that it be a beautiful object with which to decorate and accessorize as well as a worthy book to read.  I was OBSESSED with the idea of a striped spine once I’d pictured using it in my own home on my vertical DWR Sapien bookshelves.  And I’m glad to see you guys agree that the book is pretty fetch (“Gretchen, stop trying to make “fetch” happen…”) OK, I’m cracking myself up now…


(my book hanging out with one of the my father-in law’s books in our guest room!)

Anywhoo, I’ve been seeing so many fun Instagrams of my book used within your homes in stacks, on coffee tables, in offices and so on,  so I thought it would be fun to run a little contest in the same vein with my friends at West Elm!  Six of you can win my fave favorite items from West Elm just by posting a creative picture of EOS the book all styled up.

Here’s what you can win- all of these items are personal favorites of mine and would work fantastically in any style home!


1. Terrace Bar Cart in Brass // 2. Kite Wool Kilim Rug- 5′ x 8′ // 3.  Mid-Century Task Table Lamp in White // 4. Raffia Trays (you’ll see these used multiple times in the book!)// 5. Faux Fur Ombre Throw // 6. Four Gold Flatware sets

All you have to do is follow me on Instagram (@elementstyle) and post a picture of Elements of Style: Designing A Home & A Life in your space and tag me in it as well as use  hashtags #eosathome and #westelmfaves.  Be creative people, because I personally will pick my five favorite snapshots as the winners on November 17th!

Here are some I’ve spotted on Instagram for inspiration:











Click below to see the official rules for the contest:

#EOSatHome Instagram contest rules

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