grace and i are holding a decorating with patterns contest this week, in conjunction with my book coming out. i love layering and mixing patterns– and although my style wavers between minimalist and maximalist, my heart is always true to bold and over-the-top use of patterns. i hope lots of people submit photos of their similar love for patterns in their home– it will be fun! i’m giving away two “field” pillows to the first and second place winners.

send your entries via email until next tuesday, july 22nd at 10pm EST. finalists will be voted on by readers and 5 winners will be chosen and awarded the following prizes:

  • 1st prize— one 18″ “field” pillow AND one signed book
  • 2nd prize— one 13″ field pillow AND one signed book
  • 3rd through 5th prize— one signed book

design*sponge also did a wonderful post on printing by hand today. thank you grace!

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  1. I rarely comment on blogs, but I’ve been reading yours for a long time and I just wanted to tell you that I’m so excited about the book, Lena! I started grinning ear-to-ear when I got the shipping notification from Amazon. And now that I’ve read Grace’s lovely post, I’m even more excited! Can’t wait ’til it arrives!

  2. I can’t wait to get my book! congrats and you are an inspiration! 😀

  3. I got my book today! i love it and can’t wait to try some of the projects 🙂 Thanks for sharing your knowledge!

  4. my copy of the book isn’t due until 1 september (I guess it is sent by surface mail to the UK) – I can’t stand the anticipation!

  5. ooh i just love this space. the owls, the lamp, the wallpaper (of course) the pillow and chair…love it all! beautiful.

  6. wow, “wavering between minimalist and maximalist” is SUCH a great description – that’s how i am and it’s very annoying that i don’t just love one cohesive style because it would be great if my house just looked like a magazine cover sometimes, you know? but i guess eclectic tastes make interesting decor… 🙂

  7. lena, the book is amazing. The photography, instructions, patterns…everything is so generous and beautiful. Thank you for sharing 🙂

  8. This looks absolutely amazing!
    I adore this picture!

    Thanks for sharing and congratulations…


  9. I received your book in the mail yesterday from Amazon.

    It. Is. Amazing.

    Thank you.

  10. I’m so glad to hear about your book and will snap it up quickly. Where did you find that exquisite chair?! I’m in love with it. Thanks for the post.

  11. I just got your book this week! I am so in love with it. The projects are stellar- I love the different techniques that I had never heard of before (the dresser one! also making stamps by using pieces of foam)

    The photography-so amazing and compliments the projects so well. Plus I cannot believe how many great patterns come in the little envelope in the back. Score!

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