French Accents and A Giveaway

Today I am so very pleased to present you with a review of an amazing home decor book

that was written by a friend and fellow blogger, Anita Joyce.

You may know Anita from her blog, Cedar Hill Farmhouse.

French Accents Book - Housepitality Designs

I must say that after perusing through the pages of sheer bliss I came to realize that this book

is not only a book focusing on French Accents, French Country/Farmhouse style,

it is a ONE STOP SHOP HOME DECORATING BOOK and can be applied to any style of home.

For example, Anita has a chapter on Decorating Guidelines.

Guidelines we can all use.

French Accents Book by Anita Joyce - Housepitality Designs

Here are some of my favs:

1. Avoid the fads.

2. Don’t be afraid to be different.

3. Don’t line up your furniture like soldiers, I call it the “circle the wagon” effect.

4. Don’t fear mistakes…..we all learn from them. I say like life itself.

5. And one of my very favs… your house.

There are many, more wonderful guidelines and explanations of each.

French Accents by Anita Joyce - Housepitality Designs

You will also see beautiful photos of Anita’s home, such as her gorgeous bedroom:


Don’t you agree? And how would you like taking a beautiful nap among the Blue Bonnets

at her Round Top Farmhouse?


Pretty dreamy right?!!?

Since we are on the subject of the “outdoors”, Anita has a gorgeous chapter on Outdoor Living.

French Accents by Anita Joyce - Housepitality Designs

I can also say this a book of many “how to’s”

As in how to slipcover  a chair.

French Accents Book by Anita Joyce - Housepitality Designs

I love how Anita shares every aspect of home decor.

From exquisite bathrooms that make you feel like you are in a spa……

French Accents by Anita Joyce - Housepitality Designs

To this stunning dining room of Anita’s that now appears on the cover of Country French magazine.

French Accents by Anita Joyce - Housepitality Designs

If you have not obtained a copy of this magazine, run … don’t walk … as it is fabulous!

So do you want to know how you can obtain this incredible book that has been so wonderfully

created and written by Anita?

You can purchase a book on Anita’s website/blog HERE.

It will be a signed copy!

Or you can go to Amazon and order it HERE.

I love this book so very much that when I purchased my copy, I purchased another one.

One that I want to give away to one of my readers.

Entry is via the Rafflecopter below. Good luck.

I am among many wonderful bloggers on this Blog Book Tour journey.

We all wanted to spread the word about French Accents, a book of sheer bliss!



French Accents Blog Book Tour - Housepitality Designs

Note: This is NOT a sponsored post. All rave reviews are 100% entirely my own!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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  1. I am in love with the furniture on the cover!!!!!!!!! I’d love to win a copy. Such gorgeous decor. Makes me want to start redecorating all over again. Crap. lol!!

  2. A wonderful review of a fabulous book!

  3. Amanda Haynie says

    What a wonderful book! Thank you for this opportunity!

  4. I would love to have this wonderful French decorating book to hold in my hands and dream!
    Looks so inviting! Thank you for the opportunity to have Anita’s new book!

  5. You gave Anita’s book a lovely review, Shirley!!
    Mary Alice

  6. Cynthia Anderson says

    Adore this style! Would love to have a copy of this book. I am from Canada and this is the first time I have been able to enter to win anything. Thanks Shirley!

  7. What a wonderful book! I could truly use this kind of inspiration as I try to breathe some life back into my decor! Look out paint cans. And sewing machine! Here I come!!

  8. It is a really good book with the easy steps to achieve her look.

  9. What a wonderful opportunity, and thank you. I’ve followed Anita’s blog for quire some time and love her style. My favorite room in her house – her breakfast room. Just gorgeous!

  10. I haven’t gotten my hands on the book yet, but I have heard all kinds of wonderful reviews about it! Thanks for the chance to win one!

  11. Wow, she has alot of fellow bloggers promoting her GORGEOUS book! I would love a copy!!! It sounds fabulous! It was good to hear her tips can be applied to any style home. I have followed her for years!!

  12. Yes…I’m a follower. Good decorating advice is always welcomed at my home…thanks for the opportunity! 😉

  13. Thank you so much for sharing this exciting book and all the wonderful infor on decorating our homes. I can already tell from the tips shared that I fall in several of those categories… No more lined soldiers!!! ?

  14. I have enjoyed Anita’s blog for quite a while now and am so happy for her to have her own book out! Thank you for hosting such a great giveaway 🙂

  15. What a wonderful book…..can’t wait to order mine now!!!!

  16. I am a follower and would love this beautiful book!

  17. Yes I am a follower of your beautiful blog…and this book looks so lovely…

  18. I need this book to teach me how to “get the look”. The pictures are beautiful! I love the bed in the field, especially. Just hand me a big glass of lemonade (in some sort of French stemware of course), and I could spend the entire day on that bed, reading this book!
    I am a follower, and enjoy your blog?.

  19. donna howell says

    I love Anita’s blog Cedar Hill Farmhouse and I know I would love her book. My favorite decorating style is French Country/Farmhouse style so this would be perfect for me.

  20. Shirley, what a fabulous giveaway! Anita is one talented lady, an awesome decorator and an excellent photographer. You gave her book and wonderful review. Thank you for hosting this amazing giveaway!

  21. What a wonderful book, would love to have one. Thanks for the giveaway!

  22. Anita has done a beautiful job with her book and I would love to win a copy. Thanks Shirley for sharing it with us today and having the giveaway.


  23. As you know Shirley I LOVE Anita’s book too! So kind of you to offer a give away! The book is a resource & a treasure. Good luck to all!!

  24. LOVE her book! And wonderful write-up my friend!

    Happy day to you!

  25. Hi Shirley, Looks like a wonderful book. Great post and generous giveaway.
    Thanks for stopping by too and your kind comment.
    Have a great day. cm

  26. What a beautiful preview! I need this for my design library. And Shirley, I entered…..not sure if I did it correctly. Fingers crossed. xoxo

  27. I have not gotten this book and would love a chance to win. Great review and congrats to Anita Joyce!

  28. Would love to win this gorgeous book!

  29. Fabulous book review Shirley. I love this and would love to win a copy. Looks awesome.
    Have a great rest of the week.

  30. I am a loyal follower. I would love it win this book – not for me but for my daughter who loves all French accented pieces.

  31. Anita’s book looks wonderful, with so many great ideas in there. I simply love everything French and I am trying to accomplish this without spending a lot of money – just shopping in my home. Of course your home is stunning Shirley.
    Have a great week.
    Please enter me into this giveaway. Still learning how to work my Windows 10.

  32. Patty Soriano says

    I am certainly a subscriber, and I’d LOVE to have a copy ! Thank you so much for the great giveaway!

  33. Anita does a magnificent job of decorating with the French Country look! Love her home:)

  34. A lovely review for a lovely book! Thanks, Shirley!

  35. Sandra_D_in Joliet says

    What a gorgeous book! I love Country everything… I would love her master suite to nap, sleep and curl up with a good book.

  36. Wonderful book. So much helpful information.

  37. I’ve been following both your blogs for years. You both have amazing homes. Thanks for sharing with all of us.

  38. French Perfection! I adore this book! Anita hit this one out of the ballpark!

  39. Shirley, thank you for a peak into Anita’s book. I found her blog through following yours! I have followed HospitalityDesigns for quite some time now. It is lovely to find inspiration at my fingertips from a fellow wife, mother and grandmother!

    Thank you for sharing.

  40. I love French Country and I think Anita’s home sure displays this décor beautifully!!! Thanks Shirley for giving us a preview of Anita’s book and I would love to win this book.

  41. Love both of these wonderful blogs and would be delighted to win Anita’s book!

  42. I bet this has amazing inspriation!! Love your blog and thanks for the giveaway.

  43. I am a follower 🙂 Those pictures are stunning

  44. Looks like such a yummy book! I can see why you ordered two and how sweet to give one away!

  45. Sharon Avinger says

    This book looks so interesting! I see lots of inspiration for my home. Would love to win your gift.

  46. Ali celestino says

    I so totally would love to win this book, I love blogs with home décor style purchased my home a year ago and still trying to make it stylish! I follow the blog.

  47. Thank you so much for the wonderful review Shirley. I so much enjoyed meeting you at Haven finally in person! And I have to go back next week so we can do it again.

  48. I follow you on Facebook and I would love to win this amazing book.

  49. I love her blog and would love to a copy of her book!

  50. This looks like a wonderful book-thanks!

  51. I so would love to win her book and thank you for doing the giveaway.

  52. I have admired Anita’s book and wished for a copy. Her blog photographs are wonderful, as I am sure that her book pics are too. Thanks for the giveaway.

  53. I love French Country and Anita’s style is perfection. Thanks for the preview of her book.

  54. Brenda Wilson says

    Ohhhh I love this book! I would be so excited to win, can’t wait to check our her blogsite! I am really enjoying your blogsite as well, thank you!

  55. I would love this beautiful book

  56. Shirley, What a fun giveaway! Some lucky winner will enjoy Anita’s book as much as I did 🙂

  57. I wasn’t granted access to leaving a comment for the book. It would be so helpful in my miniature design.

    I love your blog. I live in too small of a house to deorate lavishly. But I do own and decorate several dollhouses, one is a mansion and one is a beach house. I recently bought a used tea service cart that is a brassy color. I saw this blog post and I now have plans for the cart. I will paint it black and use it on the porch for autumn. Thanks!!!!

    I also have a new house I am decorating (1:48 scale) and hope to use some French effects throughout. I am entering a dollhouse contest and am putting it in my blog. You will probably see some of your ideas used there. Thanks!

  58. Hi Shirley,
    The book looks lovely! Your fall porch is just beautiful! You always have such beautiful porches in the fall.

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