When Anthony and Liz from Episode 4 of my HGTV show HELP! I Wrecked My House landed on a rustic industrial farmhouse design style for their renovation project, I was pretty excited. It's a look...
All My Friends Wrote Books – I’m Joining the Club!
All my friends wrote books… and now I’m so excited and proud to have written my OWN first book! I’ve been thinking a lot about all of the talented people who blazed the trail before me and whose books served as great inspiration for me while writing my first book. I’ve looked up to all of these people (and lots of others!) for so many years, and let me tell you, I’ve had my book, House Story, cooking in my head for AT LEAST 10 years.
Much of the inspiration to write a book myself came from all the amazing books I have on my own shelves and coffee table right now. These have been written by my very own friends, co-hosts, and esteemed colleagues – people I really admire. Ever heard of Joanna Gaines, Clint Harp, or Leanne Ford (to name a few)?!
And now I’m beyond honored to be joining this accomplished, hardworking and creative group. Yay!
I can’t wait for my book to come out! In the meantime, here are a few of the books I’ve been reading, referencing, and then re-reading. Gotta show them some love!
Bavel, Ori Menashe & Genevieve Gergis & Lesley Suter // The Home Edit Life, Clea Shearer & Joanna Teplin // Greenfeast: Spring, Summer, Nigel Slater // Vibrant Botanicals, Jennifer McGruther // Eventide, Arlin Smith & Andrew Taylor & Mike Wiley & Sam Hiersteiner
Domino: The Book of Decorating, Deborah Needleman & Sara Ruffin Costello & Dara Caponigro // In the Company of Women, Grace Bonney // Home Body, Joanna Gaines // Styled, Emily Henderson // The New Bohemians Handbook, Justina Blakeney
Make Something Good Today, Erin & Ben Napier // Get It Together, Orlando Soria // Built Together, Mina Starsiak Hawk // The Wellness Remodel, Christina Haack & Cara Clark
Sage Living, Anne Sage // Living with Pattern, Rebecca Atwood // Living with Color, Rebecca Atwood // Work in Progress, Leanne Ford & Steve Ford
Yes, in the midst of being pregnant in a pandemic, having Hazel, and filming HELP! I Wrecked My House Season 2, this happened!! I can’t WAIT to share my book with the world and for you to learn all the home renovation tricks and tips I’ve acquired over the years. Any other great interior design or design books I should be reading?! And speaking of great books, I’m kicking off my IG Live Speaker Series…