GIVE AWAY! Playful Home

A new book for those who like to play, whether you are young, or simply young at heart has recently come out called Playful Home. Rizzoli is famous for their design books. I have a million of 'em. And this one is just as fun as it it promises. It is full of clever ideas for a life filled with kids. 

Author, Andrew Weaving stocks this book full of creative design solutions for kids and how to integrate fun into all areas of the home.

He starts us off with a section on Boys' rooms. Every boy is different, but all of them have things they are passionate about. A room should reflect them and make it easy for them to enjoy what they love, whether it be skateboarding, or playing the drums....or both....

Photo by Sharon Shreves 
And aren't bunk beds often part of the plan? There are many ideas for them to be found in Playful Home....

Photo by Darren Chung
Girls' rooms get equal attention. Who says that cowboys are only for boys?!

Photo by Cath Kidston
I loved this vintage take on a girl's room with a modern twist. Repainted furniture and vintage wallpaper are so much fun with the yellow chair...

Photo by Lisbeth Hammer
There is a whole section on Patterns and Designs. Bold murals and graphic patterns are a fantastic way to rev up a room without making a over the top financial commitment. After all, penguins may be in this year but so last year by next year....

Photo by Darren Chung
And pattern doesn't always have to be on a wall. A colorful screen can be a great way to add punch and do double duty to make a space flexible......

Photo by Darren Chung
Another section of the books deals with display and storage. Many of my clients have questions about how to store and display their kids' toys and artful creations. Playful Home is full of creative solutions. I love these shallow shelves for a collection of dromedaries in this space. It could just as well be baseballs, dolls or matchbox cars.....

Photo by Ray Main
Inside the house is all well and good, but what kid doesn't love to be outdoors? Another section is devoted to outdoor structures, playhouses, tree houses, and yes....tepees....

photo by Mandy Delucia 
The balance of the book is all about a number of homes devoted to the younger set of the family. There are about five homes that are shown top to bottom illustrating that a heart can stay young and creative everywhere in the house. Sophistication does not have to be stuffy....

Photo by Andrew Wood 
Photo by Andrew Wood
So live a little!

Photo by John Short
Now for the

 Rizzoli very kindly sent this book to me to review, and I liked it so much, I though you would too! Those of you that REALLY like it might like to have one for your own, no? SO...Rizzoli has promised a copy to one lucky winner! Here is the scoop:

1) Hop on over to Rizzoli and take a moment to look around. See the facebook link? Go ahead and "friend" them.
2) Become a follower on the katiedid blog by clicking the google friend connect button on the right. For those of you who subscribe through email, you only need to hop over to the blog website to see the sidebar.
3) Click on the "comment" link at the bottom of this post and leave a comment. I would love to hear your thoughts about Playful Home and all of the ideas here!
4) Make sure I can contact you by including an email address, or make sure your username has a link to a contact email.
5) The Cut Off date to enter is May 31 ,  at 5:00PM PST. I will announce the winner the next day, June 1st!


and, as always, thank you for reading!