your home, your style + a GIVEAWAY! / by emily starr alfano

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well i can't say that being featured in a book is an everyday occurrence. more like once in a lifetime! i'm honored to have our home {#farmhousedialfano} included in Your Home, Your Style: How to Find Your Look & Create Rooms You Love, a recently released book by my gal donna garlough who also happens to be the style director for joss & main.i hope you keep reading because you're interested BUT if you're not {it's ok. i guess.}, at least scroll to the bottom to learn about our giveaway {insert smile}.

donna has really outdone herself with an easy-on-the-eyes, easy-on-the-brain book that should appeal to pretty much anyone who owns a home and is looking for some style advice. joyelle west {who has photographed our house 3 other times here, here, + here!} was the exclusive photographer for the book and unsurprisingly, the images are beautiful. 

 coffee table /  joyelle west photography

so what's the book all about? donna features 13 homes that were designed + decorated by the owners rather than interior designers. it's a guide to designing and styling but also a guide to learning more about your own style, what you're drawn to, and how to build off of that. she offers tips, takeaways and helps you focus! 

we photographed the house in december of 2016 after max's early arrival pushed back shooting and by then, donna and joyelle had a lot of great content already so we skipped photographing the kitchen and max's room and focused on the living room, dining room and master bedroom. so it's interesting to see the book images a year and a half later as the house has changed! nothing major but new rugs, pillows, side tables etc. and let's be honest, i'm changing things up in here weekly which means it looks different than the glitter guide shoot from just this past november. and different from just a couple weeks ago so....

 master bedroom /  joyelle west photography

master bedroom / joyelle west photography

because they want you to buy the book {which, you know, makes sense. and you should buy it!}, the publisher rizzoli only allows promotion of the images you see above. but there's so much more i want you to see! so here's a little peek into the book...

 dining room chair detail

dining room chair detail

 our coffee table styled two ways {#1 and #4}

our coffee table styled two ways {#1 and #4}

 the living room. since then i've changed out pillows and replaced those feather prints with photographs from our travels. 

the living room. since then i've changed out pillows and replaced those feather prints with photographs from our travels. 

 the back of max's door

the back of max's door

 the ledge over our bed. it's been updated since then.

the ledge over our bed. it's been updated since then.

 my animal-themed jewelry display.

my animal-themed jewelry display.

 a nook in the living room. it's also been updated!

a nook in the living room. it's also been updated!

there's more in the book so buy it here! also check out an interview i did for donna's blog, self styled, here!

and just in time for mother's day, donna and i are hosting a giveaway! she's signing two copies of the book so for the design enthusiast mamas out there {or those who want to make their special day even more special!}, make sure you're following me on instagram and be on the lookout for a post this weekend with details on how to enter. 

lastly, i put together some links for items you see in the book. shop them below.

happy friday!

ps. looking for help with your home? ask about our interior styling services.

pps. fun fact! both courtney {who used to work for me}, and lindsey {who is a former bride + current collaborator} are also featured in the book.