On the Bookshelf

I’ve fallen a bit behind on my review of books (too busy getting my own book launched and book tour!) and I didn’t want to leave out these two amazing books: Houses/Atelier AM and Terrain: Ideas and Inspiration for Decorating the Home and Garden.

Houses/Atelier AM by the husband-wife team Alexandra and Michael Misczynski, this is a follow-up book to their hugely successful book Interiors: Atelier AM. The interiors featured in the book are all designed by them and they are ones of refined beauty one can only dream of living in. With stunning antiques and priceless art, these homes show us a style everyone should feast their eyes upon. Taking on very few projects a year, each house is both an architectural and landscaped treasure.

In Terrain: Ideas and Inspiration for Decorating the Home and Garden, writer Gary Lehmkuhl takes the reader through the steps to bring your space alive with suggestions on how to bring nature into your home. I had the opportunity of visiting their founding location at an historic nursery in southeast Pennsylvania, and it did not disappoint. I love the earthy approach to decorating that encourages bringing the outdoors in. Now I need to search for a nursery and try to implement some of the great ideas I found in the book!

Check out our past book reviews here.

Fall in Love with Jayson Home

One of the places I often source for my clients’ spaces, is Jayson Home in Chicago. It’s been a tried and true source for many many years. The selection is deep and what I love is that I find pieces for their homes I don’t see everywhere – they are amazing curators. They have a wide variety of both furniture and accessories. And I can say, we usually source all of our table lamps from them (why is lighting sometimes so hard?). I can always count on Jayson Home to have those finishing touches I need to create a beautiful space.

I’m excited to announce that for those of you living in the Chicago area, Jayson Home will be hosting our book signing for Travel Home at their store on Tuesday, October 8th from 5-7pm. It felt like the perfect match since we are already such huge fans of this store.

With the change of season I thought I’d put together a mood board made up of items I’m currently loving from Jayson Home – there is no better time to switch out some items than a new season.

Tanjia Spoons
Beldi Footed Plates
Aline Wing Chair in White
Cotswold Solid Bedding
Linker Tables (LOVE THESE)
African Basket
Alban Bar Stool
Clara Sofa

I hope this brings you some inspiration to you and your home. And remember we will be in Chicago at Jayson Home on 10/8 and be sure to check out all our Travel Home book tour dates HERE. We look forward to meeting you!

Our Book Release – Travel Home!

I had every intention to have the launch of Travel Home go live on last Tuesday but, as often happens, life got crazy around here with the release. I wanted to have a chance to thank everyone who bought the book, wrote me kind messages, and/or showed up to the launch party we had here in San Francisco. I’ve received so much incredible support over these past three years creating this book and I appreciate all of it. I know I’ve been lacking in the blog post department but now that Travel Home (my third child I like to call it) is out I’ll have more time to create content for all of you!

I’ve learned a lot about myself – how far I can push myself, when I need to stop for a minute to rest, and most importantly, how important all of you are to me. Now that the book has launched, I feel like life is returning to a sane pace – somewhat. I am about to go on several trips over the next month to promote the book and celebrate around the country. I’ll keep you posted on the variety of events.

To kick of our travels we are heading down south and on Friday, October 4th, we’ll be at Jenni Kayne in Newport Beach. We will be making smudge sticks together!

On Saturday, October 5th, we head to Amber Interiors – in Pacific Palisades. Click here to RSVP! This is one of my favorite spots for sourcing for both my clients and myself.

Next Tuesday, we are in Chicago at Jayson Home (more about them in a post tomorrow).

On Thursday, October 10th we will be at the pop up shop of Bloomist at Michelle Varian in Soho. I’m excited for this because we will be doing a panel with a couple designers from the book!

Finally, on Saturday, October 12th we will be up in Germantown in Hudson Valley, New York for a very special gathering with Caroline Diani.

For all of these events, we will post them on Instagram so you can get the information on where and when the events take place. You can all see the schedule here.

For now, just bucket loads of gratitude for the outpouring of support for Travel Home. And I hope we see you at our book signings over the next few months!

Images by Peggy Wong for Travel Home