Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Life Styles of Southern California, book giveaway!

Just in time for those single digit temps {or an occasional dip into the 50s if you're at the beach} a give away with which you can curl up and will have you California dreamin' on such a winter's day. Manhattan Beach, local AIA architect, Grant Kirkpatrick takes you through some of his most beautifully designed, Southern California homes. The homes run the gamut from elegant and modern to relaxed family beach living. KAA Design Group’s first monograph also celebrates the individual stories behind the designer-client relationship through eleven of its architecturally lauded personal residences. Follow a family on their life-changing voyage halfway across the world; explore the home of an entrepreneur who, at least metaphorically, keeps watch over the Santa Monica Bay; or see how the renovation of a residence with a rich history awakened the amateur archaeologist in its owner. Illustrated with breathtaking photography, the stories reveal how the lives of these individuals and families are elevated by homes that reflect and shape their lifestyles. I'd say this would make a great gift, but my guess is that whomever wins this, will want to keep it for themselves. And as always, I like to keep this simple. All you have to do, is leave a comment on this post {tweet about it and I'll enter you twice.} Make sure you have an email address attached to your comment {no, seriously, there are people who leave anonymous comments with no contact info.} The giveaway begins, Wednesday, 12|01|10 and will run through the end of Wednesday, 12|08|10.

34 comments:

Gifts of Serendipity said...

Ooh this too gorgeous!

Felicity x

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Concrete Jungle said...

I'm loving that kitchen ceiling....but I am very intrigued with the 'journey' aspect of the book...my fingers are crossed!

suburban prep said...

This looks like a phenomenal book. I lived in So Cal for a year and when I wasn't working I was usually driving around looking at all the scenery.

Noe @ Adella Avenue said...

I can never get enough Southern California interiors--count me in, this book looks beautiful!

-xoxo Noe

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doug @ tracery interiors said...

yeah, I'd keep it for myself...looks like a great book

Karena said...

Oh Megan I would love this great book!! A wonderful reminder of my years in San Diego!

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Lauren said...

these images are stunning! i'd love to win :)

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Fabulous Finds Studio/Boutique said...

This book looks lovely!

Jen Borba said...

I have been dreaming of living at the beach my whole 50 years of life. This book will be well enjoyed. Thank you.
Jen
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Al said...

Love a good design book!!

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Karen said...

Megan,
Can you believe how cold SoCal has been? I love the images you've shared, the book must be wonderful.

Stay warm.
Karen
klbunch@yahoo.com

Amy Lafrance said...

I would love this book as I used to live in California and miss it dearly.

Ashley said...

This book looks amazing; I've been house hunting recently and I suspect this will amp up my search (and keep me from finding anything as perfect as what I see in the book)!

Ashley
www.cookin-in-heels.blogspot.com
akrenelk@gmail.com

Ms. Kingsbury - Overbrook HS said...

Oh, how much do I love that staircase! I'm in the middle of my own home renovation, and I would love more new ideas! Madelaine (tabsmom@verizon.net)

Michele said...

This would take me back to my time in LA.....striving to get the laid back look and just when I got it - I moved!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I'm afraid if I won I really wouldn't give it away. It looks too gorgeous.

Rachel

Redchampagne (at) gmail dot com

Marissa Stokes said...

I want this! If I don't win it, will it be available nationally? It will make me feel like I'm back in the Southbay admiring his designs while strolling the strand and walk streets.

Anonymous said...

Someday, just someday, I wan tto have a house where I can tile the kitchen ceiling, and have a beautiful curving staircase. Simply beautiful attention to the smallest of details surely makes for a finer place to live. Great job -- these photos are amazing.
mdion1021b@yahoo.com

J. Henderson said...

lovely giveaway. thanks for the opportunity.

Bearcat said...

I love the Spanish touches on homes in Southern California. I think this area has so much great American design history all around.

Karen

klknotts (at) gmail.com

Leigh Chandler said...

Yes! I would be a Scrooge because this is exactly what I would buy for myself! I would adore this book!

Jenny said...

I would love to win this book as I recently moved to Los Angeles!

emily said...

You had me at that kitchen. xo

tartanscot said...

totally LOVING the images of the stairway. Very cool book.

Cheers,
Scot

kevverh said...

Would be a lovely book to peruse over here on the other coast, this winter!

sealaura said...

What a lovely book! I agree if I won this it would be tough to take it off my little hands.

would love to curl up with this libro. thanks so much for the opportunity.

sealaura1@gmail.com

Briel79 said...

Looks like a beautiful book. I love that kitchen!

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christy said...

simply gaawwwg-is! beautiful.

Cynthia said...

I would love to win this book!! The pictures on this post have left me breathless, I want to see more, more!!

cearacena@hotmail.com

Sarah said...

This book is absolutely gorgeous. Love those California homes.

Sarah said...

This book is absolutely gorgeous. I love those California homes.

Sarah

sarah.wandering@gmail.com

Kelly said...

This book looks amazing! I grew up in Southern California and would love to have this for my coffee table!!
Kelly.nelson9@gmail.com

Richard Morales said...

This book will definitely be staying with me if I win.

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