How to create your own joyful interiors

Designing Rooms with Joie De Vivre: A Fresh Take on Classic Style


My first book, Designing Rooms with Joie De Vivre: A Fresh Take on Classic Style, celebrates spaces dedicated to busy, bustling, happy households, families, and homeowners who love to entertain and socialize.

I love fresh designs. My down-to-earth clients are passionate about making their homes stylish, but they also want interiors that favor comfort over formality and the furniture’s provenance. My artful approach creates spaces brimming with intriguing and clever furnishings, richly patterned surfaces, and lots (and LOTS) of color. My focus is on pretty rooms that dazzle—but remain inviting to kids, family, and friends. I think it is a look and perspective that is missing from most books on the design shelf.

Each chapter of Designing Rooms with Joie de Vivre guides readers through key rules of interior design. Then, the chapters build on those lessons to show just how to incorporate color in a modern and affordable way, add excitement to a room with wow moments like a patterned ceiling, layer a space for comfort, and add small details that make a big, joyful difference.

Buy my new book at your favorite bookseller. You can find it at these online book sources: Abrams, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million, Bookshop, or Indigo.

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