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giveaway: Apartment Therapy Presents

The new Apartment Therapy book is out and I’m happy to say that Chronicle Books would like to give one away to Not Martha readers. See below if you’d like to enter to receive it.

There is an upcoming event for this book at the Brooklyn Designs show, here is the information:

Potluck Picnic at Brooklyn Designs May 10, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. with a signing immediately after in the Tobacco Warehouse, Brooklyn Designs in the Empire-Fulton Ferry State Park

Please feel free to invite friends. RSVPs to by May 6.

Lucky New York dwellers, etc, etc…

Apartment Therapy Presents: Real Homes, Real People, Hundreds of Design Solutions is a collection of 40 fabulous apartments, many of which you might recognize from the Apartment Therapy site, information on how the owners designed and furnished the space and resources for where they found furniture and accessories.

The pictures are lovely, yes, but these are not uber-expensive spaces of perfection and as such provide a lot more inspiration for what I might be trying to do with my own home. Each profile has a survey including things like Biggest Challenge, Proudest DIY and Biggest Embarrassment that are equal parts helpful and reassuring.

Each profile also includes a floor plan and the spaces range from normal house sized to the very small 325 square feet, including AT founders Sara Kate and Maxwell’s Gourmet Shoe Box at 265 square feet.

Each picture gives me a glimpse of a good idea or way of displaying something that I know I’ll want to refer to as I continue to settle more deeply into my own home.

The winners have been contacted, thanks for entering! If you’d like to win the book please leave a comment with this entry before 8 a.m. PST on May 1st. On the morning of Thursday, May 1st I’ll let the Random Number Generator choose the winner. I’ll then contact you to get a mailing address.

update: The kind people at Chronicle Books have decided to give away TWO copies in stead of one. Everybody’s chances of winning just doubled, yay!

fine print:

– You don’t need to leave your real name, but do leave a valid email address. I’ll be the only one who can see your email address (just don’t put it in the actual comment box as well). I’ll write to get a shipping address when you’ve won.

– If you have never left a comment here before I’ll need to approve it before it publishes so don’t worry if your comment doesn’t show up right away. That said, you might not end up being the comment number you see so know that if you want to say “lucky number 351!” you might not be comment number 351. I don’t know why it works that way, and I’m sorry, there is very little certainty left in this world and this isn’t helping any.

– If I have not heard from an initial winner by May 7th I will choose another winner.

– The winner will be picked by the cold, unfeeling random number generator.

· comments [516] · 04-28-2008 · categories:books · the home ·

516 responses so far ↓

  • 1 lindsay // May 1, 2008 at 6:56 am

    oooooh! i hope i win! =)

  • 2 billie // May 1, 2008 at 6:59 am

    count me in

  • 3 Sharly // May 1, 2008 at 7:05 am

    Bless me please, random number generator :)

  • 4 sic // May 1, 2008 at 7:05 am

    Looks like a great resource (especially for renters like me)!

  • 5 Myra // May 1, 2008 at 7:06 am

    I hope my # gets picked!

  • 6 Briana // May 1, 2008 at 7:06 am

    (clicks heels) there’s nothing like a free gift, there’s nothing like a free gift, there’s nothing like a free gift.

  • 7 Jessica // May 1, 2008 at 7:09 am

    Randomly pick me!!

  • 8 Nikki57 // May 1, 2008 at 7:10 am

    Yay! Hope I’m picked

  • 9 Sarah S // May 1, 2008 at 7:14 am

    I would love to be the lucky winner!

  • 10 Sonya // May 1, 2008 at 7:17 am

    Thanks for offering!

  • 11 Mary // May 1, 2008 at 7:20 am

    This looks so cool–would love to win it!

  • 12 Amy // May 1, 2008 at 7:23 am

    Me! Pick me!

  • 13 Megan // May 1, 2008 at 7:27 am

    Thank you!

  • 14 jody // May 1, 2008 at 7:27 am

    I would love to have this book.

  • 15 Katie // May 1, 2008 at 7:28 am

    pick me!

  • 16 Michelle // May 1, 2008 at 7:29 am