The Inspired Room {A Coffee Table Book}

The Inspired Room Gray Wingback Chair - New Coffee Table Book

Did you all know that my first ever coffee table design book, The Inspired Room, is officially available for pre-sale on Amazon and Barnes and Noble?! I can hardly believe it will be out on November 1, yay! Just two months away. I can’t wait to see it on my own coffee table and I hope you’ll have one on yours, too :)

Fall Decorating - The Inspired Room blog

In my first book, Love the Home You Have, I shared my philosophy of “home” and my encouragement for finding contentment right where you are. So much of my heart went into that book and I’ve been blessed to hear that so many of you resonated and have enjoyed reading it.

The Inspired Room Gallery Wall - New Coffee Table Book

In creating this next book, The Inspired Room, I had an amazing opportunity to share tons of my favorite decorating tips and ideas in a full-color coffee table book (AH!) featuring photographs of my home and adorable hand-drawn illustrations!

It’s a high quality large format hardback book, with a whimsical patterned cover and copper leaf accents. It will make a sweet gift for anyone who is on the journey of making a house a home and if you order it now, it will be shipped to you as soon as it is available!

The Inspired Room Kitchen

While The Inspired Room book is full of ideas designed to inspire you in your own journey of creating a place you’ll love, I love that I get to invite you inside my home, room by room, to show you close up and personal all the details that brought my real-life home together over the past few years.

I’m thrilled to not only show you how our house became a home, but to offer tons of inspiration and ideas for your own home in such a lovely book.

Gray Wingback Chair in the Dining Room - The Inspired Room blog

Whether you are new here or have been hanging out here awhile, I know this book will be one you’ll return to and enjoy again and again.

It’s almost like I have the chance to leap out of the blog right onto your coffee table, except if I did that in real life that would be scary. So, rather than ME sitting on your coffee table, order a copy of the book as a special cozy Fall Nesting present to yourself and maybe even share this new book with your friends and family.

The Inspired Room - New Book by New York Times Best Selling Author Melissa Michaels - Releasing November First
Here’s the story on the book cover design, if you missed it!

Thank you all for your kindness about my new house and the wonderful support you’ve offered through this process of book writing and home-making. I appreciate each one of you so very much!

Pre-order your copy of The Inspired Room at Barnes and Noble or AmazonThe Inspired Room - new coffee table book by New York Times Best Selling Author Melissa Michaels - available for preorder

Our New Seattle House Tour {Video!}

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Hey friends! Phew, what a crazy few weeks it has been but we are thrilled to finally be able to take you on a little initial tour of our new (old) mid-century brick rambler! Yeah, did you ever imagine that I would buy a ranch-style one level house … ** Read more **

{Inspired By} Mismatched Dining Chairs

Mismatched Chairs in the Dining Room

original source unknown, found here  Country Living La Maison d'Annag Southern Weddings Alexander Waterworth The Design Files // Photo by Sean Fennessy So what do you think? Do you love the look of an eclectic mix or completely … ** Read more **

My Backyard Tour {Pea Gravel Patios, Flagstone & Secret Garden}

Backyard Tour - Pea Gravel Patio - The Inspired Room

If you are just catching up in blogland after summer vacation, here’s the scoop: our family is in the process of moving and trying to get our new life and son's school started in a new home in Seattle! We are very excited to be here, but logistics … ** Read more **

Glidden Paint {Review & Giveaway}

The Inspired Room Coffee Station

Paint color: Glidden Polished Grey For those of you have have followed along with my blog over the years, you know we did a lot of wall painting in our old home. Even though it was a brand new house when we bought it, the paint the builder used was … ** Read more **

House Hunting in Seattle

West Seattle Craftsman - Gray and White Exterior with Yellow Door

 Don't get too excited, haha, this is NOT our new house :) Bummer, huh? Yeah. All of the photos in this post are from the listing photos of homes in Seattle we either saw online, saw in person during the time we were looking at homes. Some we … ** Read more **