Giveaway and Review: Room Recipes – A Creative & Stylish Guide to Interior Design by Tonya Olsen (US, Ends 10/19)

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About the Book:

From exciting entryways to DIY dining rooms, professional interior designer Tonya Olsen has just the right recipes to make every room in your home a show stopper. Room Recipes: A Creative and Stylish Guide to Interior Design is the ultimate resource for homeowners looking to spice things up or decorate a space from scratch. Inside this guide you’ll find:

  • eye-catching examples of beautiful, budget-friendly designs
  • step-by-step instructions to recreate even the most elaborate rooms
  • palettes that break each room into individual patterns, colors, and textures

Create a kitchen or whip up a washroom with these no-fail design formulas and transform your house into your dream home, one room at a time.

In the Introduction, Tanya tells us, “The idea for this book came one day as I was making dinner for my family from a typical cookbook.  It was full of enticing photos with brief yet detailed descriptions, lists of ingredients and simple instructions for cooking… I decided to start gathering a collection of inspiring interior design projects with beautiful images and a simple framework to follow and combine them into a cookbook format.”  Genius!
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Meet the Author:

Tonya Olsen has always had a passion for designing charming, budget-friendly rooms and projects. She loves to combine traditional interior design principles with personal, do-it-yourself flair. Tonya shares ownership of LIV Showroom, a full-service interior design firm and retail showroom, and holds a master’s degree in interior design. She is also the lead interior designer for Utah homebuilder, Rainey Homes. Tonya has over 20 years of professional design experience, bargain shopping fortitude, and do-it-yourself gumption. She spends her spare time gleaning inspiration from interior design books, magazines, blogs, and websites. Tonya and her husband have three boys and live in their recently renovated home in Bountiful, Utah.

My Take:

This is a beautiful, beautiful book.  The paper is high quality, the “feel” of the book is delicious.  The colors are tasteful, relaxing, but inspiring.  The layout of the chapters is visually pleasing and easy-to-read.  The photographs draw you in and the Room Recipes are simple, but educational.  Tanya manages to teach interior design in such an entertaining and pleasurable way that you hardly realize that she is giving you solid principles along the way.  While she has her own distinctive flair, she shows rooms with various themes and design styles so that there is something for everyone in this lovely book.  I began reading it this evening and can’t wait to get started on some projects – the book not only gives you a portfolio of ideas, Tanya makes them seem doable and exciting.


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Disclosure of Material Connection:  I was sent a copy of the book for review.


  1. 1
    Megan Parsons says:

    I want to redecorate my kitchen and bathroom the most!

  2. 2
    Linda Kish says:

    My living room needs help.

  3. 3

    the master bedroom

  4. 4
    Barnolds Barnes says:

    I just moved into a new home so everything needs decorating but my living room has nothing so I pick that.

  5. 5

    I most want to re-decorate our family room
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  6. 6

    I would love to redecorate my living room.

  7. 7

    would love to decorate my living room

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    Jean Godwin says:

    I’m selling my house and moving 800 miles away to Huntsville, Alabama, to live next door to my son and his family. An all new (to me) house after 25 years here makes for lots of decorating needs. I’d love to win that book so that I can raise my decorating skills up a notch or two. Thanks for the opportunity.

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