a good day read

Hello, friends.

My apologies for the delayed post this week. I've been under the weather the past few days, and I'm still not 100%. So today I'm taking a brief moment to share with you my new book friend (if you follow us on Instagram you saw me reading it a couple of Saturdays ago with my morning coffee).

 And foreword by Tina Fey? Can it get any better??

And foreword by Tina Fey? Can it get any better??

My husband found it on Amazon and bought it (yes, my husband--I'm so grateful we share a love of design and architecture) after he flipped through it in a bookstore and thought "we need this in our possession." One great thing about him working in an established architecture firm is their library. And I don't mean a room full of samples. I mean their real library, with books (complete with Windsor chair, but I digress). Books and magazines on all areas and topics of design and architecture, at our fingertips. While I love the ability to borrow, ownership has its place, too. And I'm glad this one came into our hands.

You may be familiar with Thom Filicia in the design world. If not, I would highly recommend it. Trust me, you won't be sorry. The best part about the book is not that I loved every ounce of every detail; there are a few things I would have done differently. BUT, his reason for how he did everything, and the detail he put into it earns 100% of my respect. Every room is complete. Each room reads as its own AND as part of a whole.

Now before I make this longer and more winded than I have the energy for, I'll keep it brief and share with you my favorite room and quote(s) from the book:

The powder room should be a "wow" moment, a gift for people who only come over for a cocktail or only stop by briefly. these drive-by guests should not be denied--they deserve an intense dose of the entire design. Every architectural element of the house is represented here....
-Thom Filica
 This is the sunroom. From the glorious mix of textures to the unexpected color combos and patterns, this room is a glorious mix of masculine and feminine. If I could pick one room in the house to spend all day in, it would be this one. 

This is the sunroom. From the glorious mix of textures to the unexpected color combos and patterns, this room is a glorious mix of masculine and feminine. If I could pick one room in the house to spend all day in, it would be this one. 

In the end, the lifestyle you create for your house is the final piece of decor. How you use your house--or, more accurately that you use it--is what gives your home a soul. All the time and effort spent collecting and purchasing is just the beginning. The design is in the living.
-Thom Filicia

That's it, y'all. If that doesn't entice you to at least flip through this book in Barnes and Noble (or come to my house and read it), then I don't know what will. 

Until next time :)