Hello my dears!
I am a big fan of Chronicle Books, they have published some of my favorite interior design books and consistently support & encourage independent designers and authors. So, when they contacted me about taking a look at Jennifer Paganelli's new book "Happy Home", I jumped at the chance. I love Jennifer's design company, Sis Boom. Her use of vibrant and happy colors in some of my favorite hues get me every time. Why did I put it under my topic of Cheap & Chic: Interiors? Because Jennifer's philosophy doesn't require you to go out and spend lots of cash or buy the latest trends to create a space you love and enjoy. It encourages you to use what you have, a little imagination & the investment of some time and energy in making your space happy and loved.
If the cover of the book doesn't grab you & lure you in, the step by step, easy to follow tutorials will. I have said before that I am not a crafty person. I can spray paint with the best of them & love making a home but, sewing and crafting aren't my forte. Having said that, I think even I could pull off some of the beautiful & happy projects in Happy Home. Jennifer's philosophy is one that speaks to my heart. I firmly believe that your home should be a place that makes you happy and envelops you in safety and love. So, when I read Jennifer's quote below, I knew I would love this book.
"At the core of any happy home is love."
I am a big fan of garlands & inspiration touching all the many dimensions of a home. These pom pom garlands are one of the projects I would love to do with my girls this summer. Maybe even for my eldest daughter's birthday party and then keep it up year round! :)
"The secret to a happy home is to let go of perfectionism and let your creativity flow."
I know my little one would love nothing better than to take her myriad of boxes and cover them with beautiful paper or fabrics. Though Jennifer uses her own fabrics & designs in her book, the book encourages you to use whatever you have around or whatever makes you happy.
"This book is not about creating a magazine-worthy, perfectly appointed, perfectly decorated home."