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5 GREAT NEW HOME DECOR (AND SO MUCH MORE!) BOOKS !

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HOME DECOR BOOKS. LOVE THEM. I HAVE A NICE LITTLE COLLECTION GOING AND THIS TIME OF YEAR A BUNCH OF NEW ONES ALWAYS COME OUT!!!

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HERE ARE MY 5 NEW FAVORITES…JUST IN…AND I CANNOT PUT THEM DOWN!

1.LIVEABLE, LOVEABLE HOME BY JOHN AND SHERRY PETERSIK

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This BOOK is especially close to my heart. John and Sherry are friends of mine from down the road in Richmond and we have forged a bond over the years. I They have HOUSECRASHED me and I even painted a portrait of their Chihuahua “Burger” for their 2014 Richmond Homearama show house!

BURGER FROM THE YOUNG HOUSE LOVE SHOWHOUSE IS BEING DONATED TO AND WILL BE AUCTIONED OFF AT THE CHARLOTTESVILLE SPCA ANNUAL "CRITTER BALL"!!!
BURGER FROM THE YOUNG HOUSE LOVE SHOWHOUSE IS BEING DONATED TO AND WILL BE AUCTIONED OFF AT THE CHARLOTTESVILLE SPCA ANNUAL “CRITTER BALL”!!!

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“Sherry and John Petersik are the married duo who chronicled their home improvement adventures on the hit DIY blog Young House Love, which spawned a New York Times–bestselling book of the same name, as well as product lines sold by Target, Home Depot, and more. They live in Richmond, Virginia, with their two young children and a feisty Chihuahua named Burger.”

JOHN AND SHERRY ARE THE REAL DEAL AND THIS BOOK IS A TRUE RESOURCE...AND FULL OF GREAT STORIES AND PICTURES TOO!
JOHN AND SHERRY ARE THE REAL DEAL AND THIS BOOK IS A TRUE RESOURCE…AND FULL OF GREAT STORIES AND PICTURES TOO!

2. SAGE LIVING – DECORATE FOR THE LIFE YOU WANT

SAGE LIVING BY ANNE SAGE
SAGE LIVING BY ANNE SAGE

THE CITY SAGE IS NOW ANNE SAGE – but whatever it is called…it is beautiful …truly beautiful. Anne comes from a place that is true and full of heart…honest and unapologetic and she shares her eye for beauty as well as her impeccable taste and gift for writing very very well.

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“Perfectly named style maven and City Sage blogger Anne Sage knows a wise truth: decorating our living spaces for our goals is the first step in making them happen. In Sage Living, she opens the door to covetable dwellings designed to boost the dreams of their occupants, from the sunny, open-air kitchen of a holistic nutritionist to the eclectic living room of a world traveler ready to put down roots. With page after page of stunning interiors, engagingly written home stories, and hundreds of design tips for every room, Sage Living goes beneath the stylized surface to help readers decorate for the lives they truly want.”

SAGE LIVING BY ANNE SAGE
SAGE LIVING BY ANNE SAGE

3. APARTMENT THERAPY

When I think of Apartment Therapy I think of HIP uP- to-date sensible living advice, fresh and strong opinions, not always very nice commenters and AWESOME peeks into Homes and the world of Home Decor in every way shape and form and from every angle. I LOVE APARTMENT THERAPY and I could not wait for their book to come out. It is even better than I imagined with true to life guidelines for all kinds of Home Dilemmas! It is now up there with the DOMINO book…and THAT is WAY up there for me!

 

APARTMENT THERAPY BY JANEL
APARTMENT THERAPY BY JANEL LABAN AND MAXWELL RYAN

VIA AMAZON

The most comprehensive and complete home book from Apartment Therapy, featuring every aspect of design and decorating from floor plans to paint, specific rooms to style approaches, with the goal of setting up and living well in a place you love. “

APARTMENT THERAPY
APARTMENT THERAPY

4. THE NEW BOHEMIANS

I LIKE TO THINK I AM “BOHEMIAN INSPIRED” …I LOVE THE LAYERING AND THE COLORS…AND THE EASY BREEZY BEAUTIFUL,  COMFORTABLE, NO RULES AND COMMON SENSE  BASED DECORATING THAT IS (TO ME) BOHEMIAN STYLE.

THE NEW BOHEMIANS BY JUSTINA BLAKELY
THE NEW BOHEMIANS BY JUSTINA BLAKENEY

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“In The New Bohemians, LA-based designer Justina Blakeney defines the New Bohemians as creative individuals who are boutique owners and bloggers, entrepreneurs and ex-pats, artists and urban farmers. They embrace free-spirited, no-rules lifestyles and apply that attitude to all areas of their existence, including their homes. With little distinction between work and play, the new boho home often includes an office, art gallery, showroom, photography studio, restaurant, or even a pop-up shop. The New Bohemians explores 20 homes located primarily on the East and West coasts. Exclusive interviews with the owners, 12 DIY projects created by Blakeney and inspired by objects found in the homes, and a “Plant-O-Pedia” offer insight into achieving this aesthetic. In addition, each home is accompanied by an Adopt-an-Idea section that offers general decor, styling, and shopping tips for easy duplication in your own home.”

 

THE NEW BOHEMIANS BY JUSTINA BLAKENEY
THE NEW BOHEMIANS BY JUSTINA BLAKENEY

5. A COLORFUL HOME

 I LOVE LOVE LOVE HABLE CONSTUCTION AND SUSAN HABLE IS A GENIUS VISIONARY IN MY OPINION…MY COUSIN HAD THIS BOOK AND I COULD NOT PUT IT DOWN. YOU GUYS KNOW I LOVE COLOR…BUT COLOR WITH INTENTION AND PUT TOGETHER IN SUCH A WAY AS TO ENHANCE…I THINK A GOOD USE OF COLOR ACTUALLY REQUIRES A BIT OF RESTRAINT…BUT COLOR DONE RIGHT….PRICELESS! P.S THE PHOTOGRAPHY IS BREATHTAKING!!!!

IF YOU ARE A PERSON WHO GETS OVERWHELMED WITH COLOR…THIS IS A BOOK FOR YOU. IT BREAKS COLOR DOWN INTO DIGESTIBLE BITES…MAKING IT EASIER TO TAKE IN.

A COLORFUL HOME BY SUSAN HABLE
A COLORFUL HOME BY SUSAN HABLE

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“Nature, art, a favorite collection—each holds unexpected color combinations that can be beautifully incorporated into the home. Designer Susan Hable shows how to discover color in the everyday, create dynamic palettes, and translate them into stunning interior spaces. Home decorators will learn how a cheerful bedroom can be constructed from the natural hues of autumn leaves, or how a burst of bright confetti can inspire a candy-colored tiled bath. Brimming with luscious photography, A Colorful Home reveals how to open our eyes to the colors around us and bring them to life in rooms composed with meaning.”

A COLORFUL HOME BY SUSAN HABLE CO-FOUNDER OF HABLE CONSTRUCTION
A COLORFUL HOME BY SUSAN HABLE CO-FOUNDER OF HABLE CONSTRUCTION

6. STYLED – SECRETS FOR ARRANGING ROOMS FROM TABLE TOPS TO BOOKSHELVES 

THERE IS ONE MORE BOOK…WHICH WILL BE RELEASED ON OCTOBER 13 WHICH BEARS MENTIONING !…I HAVE PRE-ORDERED IT…BECAUSE I AM SO EXCITED! I LOVE EMILY HENDERSON…SHE HAS A GREAT EYE AND REALLY KNOWS HER STUFF AND I CANNOT WAIT TO SEE HOW SHE PRESENTS IT IN HER NEW BOOK!

STYLED: SECRETS FOR ARRANGING ROOMS, FROM TABLETOPS TO BOOKSHELVES BY EMILY HENDERSON
STYLED: SECRETS FOR ARRANGING ROOMS, FROM TABLETOPS TO BOOKSHELVES BY EMILY HENDERSON

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The ultimate guide to thinking like a stylist, with 1,000 design ideas for creating the most beautiful, personal, and livable rooms
“It’s easy to find your own style confidence once you know this secret: While decorating can take months and tons of money, styling often takes just minutes. Even a few little tweaks can transform the way your room feels.
At the heart of Styled are Emily Henderson’s ten easy steps to styling any space. From editing out what you don’t love to repurposing what you can’t live without to arranging the most eye-catching vignettes on any surface, you’ll learn how to make your own style magic. With Emily’s insider tips and more than 1,000 unique ideas from 75 envy-inducing rooms, you’ll soon be styling like you were born to do it.”

I HAVE NEVER SEEN QUITE SUCH A HAPPY MANICAL SMILE ON MYSELF...WHAT CAN I SAY...I WAS HAPPY THAT DAY...AND HAPPY ME IS A TAD CRAZY!
I MET EMILY AT MY FIRST BLOGGING CONFERENCE….I HAVE NEVER SEEN QUITE SUCH A HAPPY MANICAL SMILE ON MYSELF…WHAT CAN I SAY…I WAS HAPPY THAT DAY…AND HAPPY ME IS A TAD CRAZY!
style by emily henderson
style by emily henderson...THIS ROOM PAINTED WITH SHERWINN WILLIAMS “SEA SALT” INSPIRED MY SEA SALT LIVING ROOM!
SEA SALT LIVING ROOM
SEA SALT LIVING ROOM

SO THERE YOU GO…I KNOW WHAT I WILL BE DOING THIS WEEKEND! IT BETTER JUST KEEP ON RAINING!!! BUT FIRST…I AM OFF TO HAVE DINNER WITH MY BOY TATE!!!! FIRST TIME SINCE HE LEFT FOR COLLEGE!!!

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