Latest Home Decorating Trends in Two Must-Have Books: A Giveaway

Today I have a special surprise for you! I’m giving away two must-have books to two people that feature the latest home decorating trends by interior designer, Amber Lewis. I first found her on Instagram and immediately fell in love with her casual, livable California style. Each of her books focuses on a certain aspect of decorating and are filled with amazing tips and advice. For a chance to win both books, simply leave a comment at the end of this post. Following is a preview of them. (This post contains affiliate links – see my privacy policy.)

Made for Living

Amber’s first book is Made for Living which shares how to develop a personal style using a layered and comfortable approach. Rather than replicate a room from a picture in a magazine, you’re taught to create your own style based on what you love.

The chapters in the 288-page book include:

  • The Power of Color
  • It’s All in the Details
  • Space and Flow
  • The Art of Styling.
Made for Living book by Amber Lewis


Following are some of the photos of Amber’s amazing work that you’ll find throughout the book. You’ll notice that she enjoys using a subtle mix of patterns. The book isn’t just a coffee table book filled with pretty pictures, although there are several images that will capture your heart. There’s plenty of helpful information when Amber talks about paint colors, types of counter tops, how to mix pattern and color, and so much more.

comfortable and neutral family room


home decorating trends by an interior designer


California style kitchen


girls bedroom with twin bed


You may have seen this room before. I previously featured this casual neutral home on my blog.

home decorating trends in family room


Call It Home

As a thank you to everyone who reads my blog, I’m giving away another beautiful book on home decorating trends by Amber Lewis titled Call It Home. This is her second book and features eight homes that she’s designed, including her own. This book is also 288 pages in length and includes the following chapters:

  • All Good in the Neighborhood
  • Beachside Retreats
  • Mountain Getaways
  • My Very Own Home
Call It Home decorating book


In this book, Amber says that she feels our homes contribute to our quality of life. Perhaps this is the reason so many of us are drawn to decorating and creating spaces that make us feel happy and comfortable. I’ve always felt women have a strong sense of nesting – whether it’s manifested in creating pretty rooms, keeping things organized, or making sure our family feels happy and secure.

neutral California style living room


The homes in this book are all warm and inviting and cover a variety of topics like furniture scale, organization, and prioritizing projects. The photos are stunning and inspiring and are sure to give you plenty of ideas from the latest home decorating trends. And of course, the words on the pages provide insight and wisdom from Amber’s years of decorating and working with others.

open space living room in neutral tones


modern country kitchen in California


It’s a joy to read the story of each home and its owners, along with the process of renovating and decorating. The beauty of each space is beautiful and approachable all at once. Each home displays a casual comfort.

family room with large windows and expansive views


neutral master bedroom with vaulted ceiling


I have both of these books myself and vouch for their wealth of information and inspiration. I look forward to spending the winter months carefully exploring them.

mid century modern kitchen


I know you’ll love these books on home decorating trends. I’m going to randomly select two winners on New Year’s Eve to receive both books. It’s my way of thanking you for reading my blog and wishing you the happiest of holidays! To enter for one of two chances to win both Made for Living and Call It Home, simply leave a comment below. Winners will be announced on New Year’s Day.

And if you’re on Instagram, be sure to follow Amber Lewis for more of her talented design work. You can also shop her online store.


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  1. Oooooh, these books look amazing! I love her style & gonna check out her IG and shop. Thank you for the giveaway. Wishing you a wonderful Christmas wit your family xx

    1. I just did a deep dive on instagram and I love her relaxed and purposeful style. What a great giveaway! Merry Christmas Jennifer!

    2. The books look fabulous…..I’m moving to an independent living community in Feb.and need a “new look”. My furniture is old but with a country French look. Maybe these books would give me some new ideas…..Irene Stange

  2. I would certainly love to browse these lovely books on a cold winter’s day! Thanks for the opportunity to do just that, Jennifer!

    1. Hi Jennifer,
      Merry Christmas!
      Thank you for sharing these two books. I like the child’s room image. So sweet and snuggly.

    1. Great inspiration as always. Have a wonderful Merry Christmas. Be safe in your travels. Looking forward to the new year.

  3. Amber Lewis’ style is totally timeless and 10 or 20 years from now, her designs will still look fresh and inviting. I may not win but I’m adding both books to my Amazon list and as potential gifts for both my daughter and daughter-in-law..

    Thank you for the joy of your blog this past year and Happy Holidays to you and yours.

  4. What a generous gift! It’s wonderful to see how others embrace creating warm and inviting homes. It’s always a pleasure to read your articles.

  5. I have been enjoying your blog the last few weeks. Thanks so much. The two books look great. Just what interests me as I do not want cookie cutter design ideas. I appreciate the plan of create a style that reflects your own style.

  6. After a chaotic day…it is my “me time” to relax with your posts! The inspiration I get from these articles has been constantly changing & rearranging my home!! I Love it! Merry Christmas! Looking forward to more inspiration in the coming New Year!

  7. I love Town and Country Living. I love rustic and country, but I really enjoy seeing the different styles that you show. I like to keep up with what’s new and stylish and your blog helps me do that. I especially love the tours that you take un on down the streets of towns with old homes in them Thanks for all the ideas. Well done

  8. Thank you for a great year of ideas and inspiration! Your dining room inspired me to also get back to my “roots”! Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and yours. Looking forward to next year!

  9. The 2 books look amazing. I love decorating books. I may not redo my whole house, but I walk away with some beautiful ideas to elevate my decor.
    Thank you for your wonderful blog and this generous give-a-way.
    Wishing you a Beautiful Holiday Season and a New Year filled with Love, Health, Joy and Peace.

  10. It would be a very happy day for me if winning these books. It is now “the last quarter of my life” as the saying goes. But that doesn’t mean I don’t enjoy decorating my home and finding the looks I love. Actually, my thought is to peruse each page, each book and get ideas on how to decorate my next home (moving in September of 2024 to a brand new retirement community!) but then….to gift those books to my daughter-in-law for her birthday which is Valentine’s Day!
    Thank you for the opportunity (for many of us!) to win these 2 books.

  11. Thank you Jennifer for the opportunity to win these 2 fabulous books. If I don’t win, I certainly will be buying them!
    Wishing you Happy Holidays!

  12. Would love to snuggle up on a winter day with these lovely books and a cup of coffee! Thank you for your generosity and Merry Christmas!

  13. I very much enjoy reading your blog and I know I would pour over the two books you are giving away! Thank you for the chance to win a set of them!

  14. These photos are so beautiful! I am in a five-year project to refresh my home before retiring. I have learned so much online, but still have a lot to learn! I would love to have these books to help me reach my goal. As an accountant, creativity and design are not my strongest suit. Seeing what others have done and learning from the experts is the way for me to go! Thank you for the opportunity to be in this drawing! Merry Christmas!

  15. Everyday I look forward to pouring over your latest email. Just for a moment I am taken away into another world of beauty and splender. Thank you so very much for posting these beautiful homes. Sincerely, Nancee Wood

  16. Jennifer, I’ll start by saying ‘yes’, I would love one of Amber’s books. But just as an important is a comment the tell you that I love your emails! I am building a quaint cottage on my daughter and son-in-law’s property. I’ve spent endless hours scanning every page on the web. Every day my email is loaded with cottage, farm and traditional sites. Your site is always my ‘go to’ first click. Each and every one has been instramental in the design and decor of my cottage. I will continue to follow your creative publication long after my home is built. So thank you for sharing all the incredible photos and decorating ideas.

  17. Thank you, Jennifer, for sharing your thoughts, creativity and talents with the world. I am always inspired by your blog!

    Merry Christmas to you and your family. May your days together be filled with laughter and love.

  18. Love your blog. I look for your email every morning to start my day. I find myself moving yet again (I’ve lost count of how many times in the last 8 years). Thankfully, this will be our last move. (Fingers crossed). Can’t wait to use your inspiration to put my touches on our forever home.
    Until then, another month of dreaming.

  19. I always look forward to reading your blogs. Amber has great style, and I would love to jump start the new year with these books for inspiration. It would be so nice to hold the books and turn the pages during the upcoming winter.

  20. Merry Christmas Jennifer, her pictures look very inviting and comfortable, such a nice gift for one of your followers!

  21. These books look amazing! Thank you for so many inspiring posts! They have been so helpful as we make over our farmhouse!
    Merry Christmas!

  22. Thanks so much for all your great inspiration all year, love all the pics and information on decorating, gardens etc….I live on a hobby farm with 80 acres of forest, 3 horses, 1 donkey, 12 chickens and a beautiful Bernese puppy, so my love of decorating is all country homes, with a touch of farm life. Maybe one day you can see my country home here in Canada. Wishing everyone a quiet, beautiful Christmas…I wish the whole world could have the same comfort of home….this Christmas, I’m just wishing for Peace on Earth…..warm wishes, Sheri Battah

  23. The best of all the decorating ideas I have viewed. Ms. Lewis brings the outdoors in with wood and warm earth colors tones, the sunshine in with light paint colors, the comfort to the eye with simple and spacious furniture and accessories. Yes, I could enjoy and use the books.

  24. Jennifer, I have been enjoying your blog for a long time. More recently, I have been following Amber on Instagram, her style intrigues me. I have been wanting to remodel my home for a number of years, but I cannot decide on how and what to do and invariably get stuck and nothing gets done. I believe that Amber’s books would provide me with info and more inspiration to help push me ahead. I live in Canada, so I hope that I am eligible for a chance to win these books.

  25. Love your daily emails. Look forward to seeing what you have captured and wonder how I can capture some of the ideas in my own home. Keep up the good work. You inspire me!

  26. What a great opportunity, thank you. These two books would be very helpful. Sometimes you have too many ideas, if you could learn how to narrow them it would be nice. Merry Christmas!

  27. Merry Christmas to you and yours!! The books look awesome. I love your blog and especially house tours!! I Love all things home.

  28. I started following Amber Lewis a few months ago, and agree that her style is impeccable! Would love to own both books and look forward to discovering more about you. Merry Christmas!

  29. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas! Thank you for all the daily inspiration that you send our way. The Amber Lewis home decorating books would be a dream to have – the photos are amazing!

  30. I’d love both of these books! I’ve had made for living on my Amazon wishlist for a while now. Thanks for the chance!
    I look forward to your newsletter every morning!

  31. Thank you for the giveaway- I would certainly enjoy reading these books as I love Amber’s designs. Your blog with all of the beautiful homes you share continues to be one of my favorites as well.
    Merry Christmas!

  32. Merry Christmas Jennifer!
    I look forward to your blog every morning, it’s the best.
    Nappy New Year and thank you for all your inspiration!

  33. What a wonderful set of books of inspiration! I would be beyond thrilled to add these two beauties to my library and peruse them for imagination.

    Best of the holidays to you and yours and stay well,

    Sarah Gomm
    Portland, OR

  34. Both books are lovely! I would love to get tips on improving my home. Thank you, for this amazing opportunity! Happy Holidays!

    Pat Raine

  35. We’ve been in our 55+ home for two years now and I’m itching to redecorate the living room. These books look ideal for the help I need.

  36. These books look amazing! It helps me to look at blogs and books to help define my style. My problem is I like everything and almost every style so I definitely need help to winnow it down! I also love your blog and am saving your Xmas home tour! Love and Happy Holidays

  37. Both books look amazing, I am in the process (be it a long one) of updating our home, our home is 30 years old in January. I completed the laundry this year and it looks great. I enjoy your blog, so thank you and Merry Christmas and happy New Year.

  38. These rooms are so peaceful. They exude simplicity and elegance at the same time. I would love to win the books.

  39. Jennifer, thank you for making us aware of these beautiful books. This is the style we love. Who wouldn’t?
    Relaxing, lived-in, time-less, warm, and inviting!!
    I could really put these ideas to good use.
    Thanks, so much, for the chance to win them. 🙂

  40. Thank you for this opportunity, I love to look at decorating books when I find some time. There are always ideas to take and put in my home when I notice something I would like to change.

  41. Thank you for sharing all the wonderful “finds” that you bring to me. I like the variety that you offer – always interesting and eye-opening.

  42. I thoroughly enjoy your informative emails and the ideas and design. I have always had a passion for decorating and interior design and took the entrance exams in Canada at 22 years old and scored very high. However, due to the family situation at that time I had to attend a university locally, so received my business degree instead.
    Now as I get closer to retirement, I am so passionate about continuing to learn more about design and decorating.
    Thank you for including my name in this context.

  43. Love this style, and love your blog So generous of you to offer the books as a holiday gift to a lucky reader.

    Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year


  44. I would love to win these books and spend the winter reimagining my space. Thank you for being so generous and inspiring. Happy New Year!

  45. I enjoy your blog so much! These books are wonderful! We just moved from a new build, large, coastal cottage style home in SC to a 1960s era brick ranch, small rooms. low ceilings. No more walk in closets and huge bathrooms. Desperately needing inspiration! Thank you and happy holidays!

  46. After the holidays, when that lull arrives, your thinking about cleaning everything and giving your home a fresh new start for spring..that is what I was feeling in reading your post Jennifer. Both book authors also seem to give off that fresh clean look option but with lots of warmth and lots texture! That floor!? Is it brick? so cool!

  47. Happy holidays! What fun it would be to win those beautiful books! I enjoy your daily emails and especially the Friday Finds. Have a blessed and peaceful new year everyone!

  48. So glad that I found your blog Jennifer. You have a very special eye for design.
    I’m excited to see more of the books that are part of your giveaway.
    Merry Christmas and can’t wait to see what is on the horizon for
    Town and Country Living!!

  49. I really like Amber’s designs. They feel classic but with a modern ethic. You feel as if real people could live so comfortably in her rooms.

  50. What a great giveaway! Thank you so much for the opportunity and for all the great inspiration on your blog. Wishing you and yours a very merry Christmas and a wonderful new year.

  51. Thank you for opening your blog so I am invited to see beautiful homes. These books look wonderful as to how they introduce you to styles of homes. They look great.

  52. What a fantastic opportunity! I would love to win these books. Jennifer thank you so much for your blog. I enjoy it very much and have gotten several decorating ideas from your posts. Merry Christmas 🎄

  53. I always learn something – a new idea for color in a room, confirmation that my ideas are perfect for my home, or a switch-up to make a room more friendly. These books sound like a winter read in all aspects.

  54. Merry Christmas! Thank you for taking the time to write a post on Christmas day. I am sitting here in my living room enjoying the quiet time before all the chaos happens. I love those books.