Wednesday, February 21, 2018

A Better Decorating Workbook

Once upon a time, a long, long time ago...

(Isn't that how all great stories begin?)

We bought our house in the city.

It had decor stuck in the 80's. I was determined to make it ours.

So I started changing things up - painting, rewallpapering, etc.

To keep up with paint samples and all, I got this notebook, added paper to it and started a Home Decor book.
I added envelopes to hold wallpaper samples, pictures, paint chips.

Later I got a black folder, added black construction paper and again used it to hold paint chips and samples.

They were simple at best, plain at the worse but the best I could come up with those many years ago.

Today, there's a new book on the horizon. This one from KariAnne Wood of Thistlewood.

It's cute.

It has worksheets.

It has projects and how to's along with loads of tips

And pockets for samples...everything you need to decorate your home and help make it uniquely yours.

I sure wish it had been available all those years ago.

But I'm using it now for the farmhouse. Putting in paint colors

measuring my rooms and playing with furniture layouts

putting samples in the inside pockets

And playing with patterns and fabric samples.

It's great fun and so easy. Makes me feel like a design rock star.

Ready to get your design rock star on? Preorder this book today and you get access to free videos. But there's more! Are you ready? You can enter to win a one-on-one decorating consultation giveaway with KariAnne.  I know, right?

So what are you waiting for? Go to order your copy today.

*although I was given a copy of this wonderful book to review and use, all opinions are my own.


  1. This is the best post ever!!! I love that you still have your original workbook.

  2. Looks like a lovely and super useful book Cecelia! The timing for you is perfect


  3. It's the most practical decorating book out there.

  4. I love your homemade decor book. How sweet and just shows how organized and creative you are. I love Kari Anne's book too. Glad you got one to help with all you are doing now.

  5. I have all my workbooks, too, but they are NOT as purty as KariAnns! lol Isn't it fun to look back and see how your ideas come together? I have a big three ring binder with everything in it from the last 5 or 6 houses we rehabbed. It is fun to go back and look at them now.

    Hope you have a great weekend- xo Diana

  6. I too have old books but have loved KariAnnes! I look forward to using it. Great post btw!


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