When it comes to home decor the number one mistake people make according to design guru Joanna Gaines is this. Buzz60’s Maria Mercedes Galuppo has more.
Apparently, releasing one book a year is not enough for designer, TV star, and general person-we-want-to-be-when-we-grow-up Joanna Gaines. Following the celebrated launch of her cookbook Magnolia Table in April 2018, Gaines is back with a second title. Her much-anticipated design book, Homebody: A Guide to Creating Spaces You Never Want to Leave,has officially hit the shelves—and you’ll want to devour this one just as fast as the first.
While there’s more than enough style envy to discover in Homebody, coffee table book collectors be warned: This is not your ordinary decorative (occasionally dust-gathering) tome. Sure, its pages are filled with pretty pictures, but the book (which more or less takes the tone of a hands-on guide) was created with the intention to make aspirational spaces feel attainable. There are in-depth features on inspirational spaces, “get the look” how-tos, and tons of advice on achieving Gaines-style decor perfection that even the most novice of decorators will find useful.
“I wanted to be really intentional about picking apart each room and the why behind it,” says Gaines.“Obviously, none of the spaces are going to look like your house, but hopefully there’s a takeaway in each of those pictures.’”