New Interiors Book & Giveaway

14 September 2015 5


giveaway, Verlosung, interiors book, Wohnideen aus dem wahren Leben

Today I am honored to present to you the second book I was co-authoring for the Callwey publisher: Wohnideen aus dem wahren Leben. ‘Interior ideas from real life’ is a very appropriate title for this book comprised of only interior blogger ideas and stylings from their own homes. It is the second book with the same title – the first book was published two years ago and included images from my home too. For the second book I was asked to be part of a jury that will appoint a group of European interior bloggers and select their images for the book. I was happy to be part of a great jury alongside my friends and colleagues Gudy Herder of Eclectic Trends and Ricarda Nieswandt of 23qm Stil and the talented writer Petra Harms.

giveaway, Verlosung, interiors book, Wohnideen aus dem wahren Leben

giveaway, Verlosung, interiors book, Wohnideen aus dem wahren Leben

giveaway, Verlosung, interiors book, Wohnideen aus dem wahren Leben

Last Friday we have launched the book here in Munich and the publisher Callwey organized a fantastic day for us: First we had the unique opportunity to visit the production facilities of the incredibly beautiful Nymphenburg porcelain manufacturer – a rare opportunity as these kind of behind-the-scene peeks are rather uncommon at this century old porcelain manufacturer. Later on we had a tour of the publishing house and interesting presentations with Farrow & Ball and my friend and book author Steffi Luxat. Finally, a festive award ceremony was organized because alongside the book launch we have also announced the three winners of the ‘Best of Interior Blogs Awards 2015’: Mette Jakobsen of Monsterscircus is the ‘Interior Blog of the Year’, Anastasia Benko won in the category ‘Best Individual Style’ and Kimberly Duran of Swoon Worthy won in the category ‘Best Creative Idea’.

giveaway, Verlosung, interiors book, Wohnideen aus dem wahren Leben

giveaway, Verlosung, interiors book, Wohnideen aus dem wahren Leben

I had a blast this weekend in Munich with all my international blogger friends who participated in this wonderful book – it is packed with great ideas for your own home. If you want to be one of the first ones to call this book your own, join the little giveaway. Here are the giveaway rules:

Leave a comment under this blog post until September 30th, 2015, and tell me why you need this book! Three winners will be selected randomly. The giveaway is open worldwide so join in and have fun! Good luck!

giveaway, Verlosung, interiors book, Wohnideen aus dem wahren Leben

Photography by Igor Josifovic, group image by Callwey


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  • Reply Susanne 14 September 2015 at 09:10

    I need this book because not only does it look and sound increadible, it will probably also help me to evolve my style and become a better blogger. Love your stuff!

  • Reply Ian 14 September 2015 at 09:44

    I need inspiration. We moved into a new house that lacks any character – it’s so beige!
    I can live vicariously through a book like this.

  • Reply Meike 14 September 2015 at 10:28

    I loved the first book and it would be great to have the second one as well! It Is such a different kind of inspiration! You should not miss it!

  • Reply Bluuu 14 September 2015 at 10:39

    Oh, how I want this book… It promises to offer something extraordinary, not average, sites full of inspiration and good ghosts. Our house needs a good ghost 😉

  • Reply Barbara 14 September 2015 at 10:51

    Wow – must be beautiful – I just ordered it here in Switzerland, – thanks for the tipp, hug Barbara

  • Reply Julia (mammilade) 14 September 2015 at 11:33

    Why I would love to win this book?
    Why I would need this book?
    Because the first edition of this book is still on my coffee table and alway within reach for my weekly dose of inspiration… 🙂
    I just LOVE the first book so I am very curious to see the new one.

    Best wishes

  • Reply Rita 14 September 2015 at 11:40

    Hej Igor,

    I relax so wonderful when I scroll in living books. I need very urgently relaxation!

    Best wishes


  • Reply Saskia 14 September 2015 at 11:51

    Seit 1 Jahr leben wir in unserem neuen Haus aus den 70ern und bis jetzt fällt es mir sooo schwer, immer das Passende zu finden für ein gemütliches und individuelles Zuhause. Deswegen brauche ich dringend dieses Buch für meine Inspiration <3

  • Reply Julia / junifaden 14 September 2015 at 12:31

    das Buch klingt wirklich sehr sehr gut ich würde gern darin schmökern und mir ein paar Ideen holen für unser nächstes Großprojekt – wir gehen nämlich unter die Häusle-Bauer 😉 viele liebe Grüße Julia

  • Reply Sarasami 14 September 2015 at 12:44

    Das klingt wirklich nach einem gelungenen Wochenende! Ich bräuchte das Buch, um jetzt wenns wieder kälter wird (aktuell regenet es auch gerade in Freising …) gemütlich mit einer Tasse Tee neue Inspiration zu schöpfen! Ich würde mich sehr freuen 🙂

  • Reply Bettina 14 September 2015 at 13:47

    I just love scrolling through interior books containing beautiful inspirations. That’s why I need this book, it would be a plesare for my eye and soul 🙂

  • Reply Alexandra 14 September 2015 at 18:02

    I’m currently changing pretty much everything about my home (at least everything I can change with only very little money and by myself), because somehow the way it looks now isn’t working for me anymore. Only I don’t know exactly WHAT it is I want/need, so any inspiration is welcome! 😀

  • Reply Tori Watson 14 September 2015 at 18:15

    This book is directed towards me to fulfill a passion I have had since I was a young girl; to make the interior of my home and others beautiful. The talented Designers showcased inside this book also contain that passion and have an eye for beauty! This book would provide me the validation and confidence I require to believe in my ability to help others also create a beautiful home!

  • Reply Kimberly R 14 September 2015 at 18:31

    I have moved to my present home over a year now and I cant seem to organise everything to suit. I could really do with some ideas and inspiration.

  • Reply Yvonne 14 September 2015 at 19:40

    Congratulations again on the book Igor, it looks so good! Of course I’d love to win a copy. The preview photos are making me super curious! Fingers crossed…

  • Reply Liza 14 September 2015 at 20:38

    Dear Igor,
    Less than a year ago I discovered the magical world of interior blogs and ever since, I have been swept away! I live on the small island of Cyprus and the blogs have opened a new world to me as choices here are very limiting. Please consider sending me a copy because as magical as the internet is, nothing beats holding a beautiful book in my hands and pouring over it!!! 🙂

  • Reply julia I mintlametta 14 September 2015 at 20:52

    Wow! Nicht zuletzt die bereits gezeigten Fotos machen eindeutig Lust auf mehr. Alleine das ist schon ein Grund. Und dann gestalten wir gerade um. Wohn- und Essbereich werden zusammengelegt, ein weiteres Zimmer muss geschaffen werden – andere vergrößern sich, wir gehen Zimmertechnisch einen Schritt zurück bzw. neue Wege. Inspiration ist wie immer herzlich willkommen. Und zugleich gibt das Buch Einblick in die Wohnbereiche einiger von mir sehr favorisierter BloggerInnen, deren Wohnwelten ich teilweise durch bereits veröffentlichte Posts schon erahnen kann, durch das Buch aber sicherlich noch tiefere Einblicke erhalten würde. Neugier pur!

  • Reply johannarundel 14 September 2015 at 21:05

    Oh, wow, ich LIEBE solche Bücher! Und wir sind gerade in der “Einrichten” Phase unseres Hausprojekts – der Gewinn wäre also perfekt im Timing! Die Daumen sind gedrückt!
    LG Johanna

  • Reply Maria [Villa ♥ Stoff] 14 September 2015 at 21:21

    I love all these interior pictures. they are full of inspiration!
    And with lots of *Urban Jungle* living.

  • Reply Sveta 14 September 2015 at 21:36

    I’m in love with design)))
    that’s why!

  • Reply Heather S 14 September 2015 at 21:36

    Ooooh LA LA <3
    I need this book as it is totally my design style and I am in the process of redecorating my home!

  • Reply Tonka 14 September 2015 at 21:42

    I want this book because I don’t have an interior book in my library and it seems that I need one – my new apartment still have bare walls after a year and a half…

  • Reply Maike Karen 14 September 2015 at 22:11

    hallo igor,
    für unser kleines haus brauche ich noch viele ideen, anregungen oder inspirationen, was ich so noch verwirklichen könnte. ausserdem ist so ein buch immer auch zum träumen und wunschzettel schreiben, gerade in der kommenden wintersaison also ein vermutlich gern gelesens buch!
    viele grüsse
    maike karen

  • Reply Meliha 14 September 2015 at 22:27

    wow..einfach großartig..ich fand das erste Buch schon große Klasse, daher freue ich mich auf das zweite umso mehr. Ich bin total gespannt und gewinnen wäre natürlich ein riesen Knüller.

    Danke und Liebe Grüße

  • Reply mel 15 September 2015 at 03:10

    Congratulations Igor on curating this book, from what I can see, it looks absolutely top notch! Well I need this book because so many of my lovely blogging friends are featured in it and I’m literally dying to see it:)

  • Reply juegos yoob friv 15 September 2015 at 04:18

    I want this book because I don’t have an interior book in my library

  • Reply Melissa 15 September 2015 at 07:28

    I definitely need the book because the last room in my flat which is not completed, is my bedroom. I need inspiration on how I can rearrange so that it is more comfortable and practible.
    So thank you for the chance to win this book,
    best wishies

  • Reply Katrin 15 September 2015 at 07:32

    This book is just wonderful. I have the first one at home and really love to look through it from time to time. I know many of the featured blogs but would love to learn more about their style.
    Thank you for this great raffle!!

  • Reply Sonja 15 September 2015 at 08:54

    Dear Igor,
    why do I need this book? Easy! Because my most favourite bloggers are a part of it! 🙂 All the best and congratulations to this beautiful work, Sonja

  • Reply Amy 15 September 2015 at 09:43

    One word, inspiration! Congratulations Igor. Looked like a great weekend.

  • Reply Marie 15 September 2015 at 11:38

    Congrats Igor! the book looks stunning and I could do with a little bit if inspiration to renew the decor at home… It’s been great following all the amazing projects you have been associated to!

  • Reply Christina (von ERIKA) 15 September 2015 at 12:44

    inspiration deluxe, me-time companion, booklover must-have, analogue worshipping, “one day, when I have grown up, I wanna be…”

  • Reply Kathrin 15 September 2015 at 13:36

    Lieber Igor,

    das hört sich alles so spannend an, was Du schreibst! Ich habe ja das ein oder andere via FB und Insta verfolgt, tolle Fotos habt ihr alle miteinander gepostet, klasse! – und dieses wunderbare Buch brauche ich unbedingt, weil ich dann noch viel besser für meine Kunden alltagsnah planen und entwerfen kann!

    Viele liebe Grüße, Kathrin

  • Reply Hanna 15 September 2015 at 15:29

    Hej Igor,
    Gratulation zum Buch! Warum ich es unbedingt brauche? Weil ich auf diesem Gebiet absolut talentbefreit bin, doch wirklich. Wenn es euch Wohnblogger nicht gäbe, sähe es bei mir zuhause immer noch so aus, als wären wir eben erst eingezogen. Wobei,… Ein bisschen sieht es immer noch so aus. Könnte also dringend weitere Inspiration gebrauchen. Septembergrüße, hanna

  • Reply Katja 15 September 2015 at 15:44

    So schöne Fotos! Ich habe den ersten Band daheim und bin so gespannt auf den zweiten Band. Unser Wohnzimmer möchte ich unbedingt gemütlicher gestalten. Da kämen mir Ideen gerade recht.
    Grüße aus Erfurt! Katja

  • Reply Jamie Neumeyer 15 September 2015 at 18:05

    …weil, die beste Freundin bald ins erste Eigenheim zieht. ❤️

    Viele Grüße,

  • Reply ben Raif 15 September 2015 at 19:23

    I’m in love with interior books and this is my only chance to have it because the book isn’t available in my country. That’s why i want 🙂

  • Reply Nidhi 15 September 2015 at 20:33

    This book provides a view of real living, something that I strive for in design. 🙂

  • Reply Hilda 15 September 2015 at 21:02

    Igor, this book looks stunning & features Kimberly of Swoon Worthy, whom I’ve been following for years now. Thanks for the opportunity!
    P.S. My rusty German would also be improved if I was lucky enough to win xx

  • Reply michaela 15 September 2015 at 21:05

    Hej Igor,
    deine Bilder sind immer eine Augenweide, deine Ideen und dein Blog immer Inspiration pur.
    Ich will dieses Buch gewinnen weil ich der Meinung bin, Callwey, Steffi Luxat, Igor und all die andern Mitwirkenden sind eine unschlagbare und sehr gelungene Kombi! Ich freue mich auf Inspiration beim Schmökern!

    Viele Grüsse


  • Reply Meera 15 September 2015 at 23:50

    Some of my favourite bloggers are featured in this book and I’d love to get to know of the others too, as I can never get enough of creative individuals who provide so much inspiration and who I learn from daily.

  • Reply Angel of Berlin 16 September 2015 at 06:53

    Congratulations to having been part of this great piece of work! I loved the first one and am sure that the second one is even better. I am just in the course of redoing the living room and would be happy to get some inspiration from the book.

  • Reply Tee Taylor 16 September 2015 at 07:50

    The book looks lovely. I always need more loveliness in my life. Congratulations!

  • Reply Chris Kaiser 16 September 2015 at 16:54

    oh what a lovely book. It would be nice to win, ’cause I would love to give it to my brother. He is redecorating his home soon

  • Reply Latoya A. 16 September 2015 at 17:59

    Wow, this is awesome 🙂 I need this book because I love art but I’m horrible at interior decorating, lol.

  • Reply Maddalena Ferella Falda 16 September 2015 at 19:31

    Hi Igor,

    I’ve been following your blog for a while, I love it, and I really like the new lay-out. Photos are stunning and inspiring, your comments are always focused and up-to-date, and Happy is the right word which comes into my mind when I think of the feeling I experience after I have had a look at your blog.
    So… I wish to be Happy also after I have read this book, too!

  • Reply Aleksandra Nita-Lazar 16 September 2015 at 19:35

    I love worldwide open giveaways (not so common!)
    I’d love this book because…

    – it’s beautiful, with great photos and arrangements
    – it’s inspiring
    – it has photos of some of the best interior blogs all in one place
    – and, I do actually know German so I could also read it!

    Best regards

  • Reply pauline 16 September 2015 at 22:42

    It would be perfect to win a book since i now know that i need to stay in my flat longer than originally intended. a makeover is needed!

  • Reply Veronika 17 September 2015 at 20:35

    It looks amazing! Inspiring and beautiful!
    Although I’ve been an interior blogger for the last 6 years, I don’t seem to get enough inspiration. We are moving into our new home in October, and would love the inspiration that comes with this book. Also, I collect interior books, and this would make a perfect addition to my lovely collection. Keeping my fingers crossed for this one!
    Oslo, Norway

  • Reply Jenny 18 September 2015 at 00:10

    Hi Igor, huge congratulations on the book, what an achievement already! Wouldn’t it be amazing to also do ‘#urbanjunglebloggers at home’ ? You and Joelix would do such a great job!
    I’d love a copy so I can also add here after I read it:!interiors-books/cxly
    Books like this are a great source of inspiration, it’s so much easier achieving a look that has not come out of AD. Don’t get me wrong, I love AD as well and love the polished look of ‘showroom’ houses but this is the real world and most of us have real life budgets.
    Anyway, in awe of this achievement, read about it on Kimberly’s blog earlier today. The top photo is super cute by the way, you may want to change your Twitter Avatar with a crop from this #justsayin
    Onwards and upwards! Well done.

  • Reply Stacey Zimmerman 18 September 2015 at 01:54

    I totally need this book!! PICK ME! PICK ME!
    All kidding aside, I really, REALLY need this book!!!
    I’ve been interested in interior design for fifteen years now. I came about this interest from my background in fine arts. I’m an artist by trade originally, then I really thought about what I liked best about making the art I was making, and I realized, I loved picturing the finished product in some room, and what the entire room around the picture would look like!! So I decided to take a new look at what “my art” medium really was, and decorating is what I truly love and want to keep developing.
    That’s why i’d love absolutely love this book, all knowledge is power and I’d love to see what you all have put together!
    Thank you for your consideration

  • Reply dragana 19 September 2015 at 22:29

    Hallo Igor, da ich gerne einrichte und immer offen für neue Inspirationen bin, würde das Buch zu mir passen. Ich finde es sehr gut, das es das wahre echte Leben wiederspiegelt.
    Liebe Grüße

  • Reply Shannon 20 September 2015 at 19:21

    I would love to have this book as to spur interior inspiration as I move into the “adult world of interior decorating.” I also just love looking at beautiful things. Thanks for the opportunity!

  • Reply Julia 20 September 2015 at 19:43

    We are moving into a new place soon and need lots of ideas and inspiration. The book seems perfect for this. Maybe I’m lucky…

  • Reply Verena 21 September 2015 at 21:44

    Dieses Buch ist einfach wie geschaffen für kommende, lange und gemütliche Herbstabende! Love it. <3

  • Reply Nikola 23 September 2015 at 07:02

    Wir stellen gerade unsere Wohnung um, misten aus, richten neu ein – da ist Inspiration immer gut! 😉

  • Reply Karina 24 September 2015 at 12:39

    Leidenschaftlich einrichtungsbesessen und ehrgeizige Interiorbuchsammlerin! Das muss reichen! 😉

    Liebe Grüße,

  • Reply Yasemin 24 September 2015 at 13:08

    Hi Igor,
    ich ziehe gerade in eine neue, sehr schöne, aber etwas verwinkelte Wohnung um. Da brauche ich viele Anregungen!
    Liebe Grüße!

  • Reply Puja josh 25 September 2015 at 09:46

    I need this book because I want to find inspiration and support others x

  • Reply Steffi 25 September 2015 at 23:14

    Das Buch klingt sehr interessant und würde mir bestimmt tolle Inspirationen geben, um unsere neue Wohnung einzurichten.

    Liebe Grüße

  • Reply Johanna 27 September 2015 at 09:14

    Meine Wohnung braucht ein Facelift – ich würde da sicher ein paar Ideen in eurem Buch finden!

  • Reply Siri 29 September 2015 at 00:09

    I relly need this book to inspire me.I study interior architecture, the first book has been my saving several time when i could not find anny inspiration elsewhere. The new book will give me more valuable inspiration for my work. Therfore I wil say it again: i need this book to help me to be a better designer.

  • Reply Igor 1 October 2015 at 13:52

    Thank you all for your comments! Three comments were chosen randomly – congrats to Dragana of House No. 44, Jenny of Seasons in Colour and Julia of Mintlametta for winning the book! Thanks again for everyone’s participation!

  • Reply Rachel Attwell 13 October 2015 at 15:59

    I would absolutely love to win a copy of this book. I am making the big move from London to a tiny village called Askett near Princess Risborough and I really need some expert advice and inspiration to help me transform my new home. The house we are buying has great potential, but it looks a bit like a 70’s Ski Chalet from the outside and the interior doesn’t look that great either! Please help me transform this ugly duckling into a beautiful family home.

  • Reply Rachel Attwell 13 October 2015 at 16:00

    Ha ha Igor didn’t see the date…..what a shame!!! xxx

    • Reply Igor 13 October 2015 at 16:13

      No worries Rachel:-) I am pretty sure there will be another giveaway coming soon on the blog! Stay tuned!

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