So my book came out. Did you notice? Life Unstyled in all it’s pretty printed glory is out there in bookshops, and judging by all the photos I’m being tagged in on Instagram, also in a lot of people’s homes. If you follow me on any of my social media channels, you’ll know because I’ve been talking about it ad nauseum. Trying not to be a bore about it, but then again, I worked my bum off and I’m going to talk about it for a bit! I’ve had my advance copy for a while and it’s already made its way into my styling kit, above.
The past couple of weeks have been exciting, with Life Unstyled getting lots of great press: a lovely piece in Stylist magazine; a brilliant three page article in the UK’s Metro newspaper (Life Unstyled Metro); a nice excerpt in Period Living magazine (Life Unstyled Period Living October 2016-2); a six page spread in Psychologies magazine, to name a few.
There was also a great blog tour, with some of my favourite UK bloggers reviewing the book. Here are links, in case you missed them. Makes for some good weekend reading:
Lobster & Swan//Makelight//Decor Art UK//Heart Home Magazine//My Warehouse Home//Dear Designer
AND…Etsy wrote a great piece on their US blog. I’m really feeling the love!
The most exciting thing about seeing the press for this book is that this isn’t just a book about an interiors trend, like Modern Rustic and Bohemian Modern were. Not that there’s anything wrong with that – I loved writing those books! But Life Unstyled is more about a lifestyle choice and it’s an idea I’ve been chirping on about for years, right here on this blog, starting back in about 2009. So to see in print words I wrote and ideas I came up with, is so exciting! And for people to be responding to it in the way I had hoped – saying it brings them relief to look at the images in the book, rather than making them feel bad about their less than perfect homes – well that is just bloody brilliant! That’s all I wanted. If you’ve already received your copy, tag me in a photo on Instagram – I’d love to know what’s your favourite page.
Next week I’ll share pictures from this week’s book launch and workshop at Anthropologie. It was a huge success and I had such a blast. And I’ll also be offering a giveaway of a signed copy from my personal and very prized stash of Life Unstyled. Tomorrow (yes, a Saturday post) I’m sharing how I turn my sketches into a shoot. xoxo