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A peek inside my new book: The Inspired Room

by | Sep 28, 2015 | Decorating Inspiration, My Books | 31 comments

A peek inside my new book: The Inspired Room

Do you ever just feel a bit perplexed or even overwhelmed about where to begin to pull your home together? I’ve felt that way, too. Unlike home makeover shows on TV, most of us don’t have designers running around styling our tables for us, bringing in the perfect pieces, completing our room design in a matter of hours and photoshopping out any imperfections for the final reveal.

Creating a real life home, starting with what you already have and evolving with you over time, is quite a different approach!

sanctuary is so much more meaningful than a showplace. I think designing a real home should be a slow, thoughtful journey to tell your family’s story in a personal and authentic way, through the addition of your favorite colors, textures and patterns, and mixing and matching what you have and collect along the way.

The elements you pull together for your home will inspire you and transform where you live into a place you love.

A peek inside my new book: The Inspired Room

Looking back to when we first moved into our craftsman home, I never would have dreamed it would be in a coffee table book! What a surprise that was. I’m excited that it isn’t in the book because it is an example of a perfectly designed house, it’s featured because it is a real home.

A peek inside my new book: The Inspired Room

Thank you all for always being such an encouragement to me, I really appreciate it. I wake up every day so happy to be a part of this supportive community. I am grateful that I get to share these real life adventures in creating a home with you as well just sharing the twists and turns of life together! Needless to say, I’m over the moon excited for this book to be released November 1st so YOU can see it in person!

A peek inside my new book: The Inspired Room

I am pretty sure when you pick up the book you’ll think the shimmery coppery rose gold leaves on the cover are the prettiest little details you’ve ever seen on a cover. I kind of can’t stop turning and tipping the book to see the leaves shine! Maybe I have issues :) heh heh. You really can’t capture how lovely it is until you see it in person.

A peek inside my new book: The Inspired Room

But my biggest hope is that as you turn the pages inside, you’ll feel welcomed into my house, cheered on and inspired to create a home YOU love. It isn’t just a pretty photo book, it is full of practical decorating tips, simple ideas and encouragement for YOUR home.

You can preorder it now and your book will be shipped to you as soon as the book is released! It is really helpful to receive preorders now as it helps buyers to gauge how many to purchase. With the holidays coming up, there are dozens of new books coming out all at the same time, so of course I appreciate any support you can offer in promoting the book to your friends, pinning it on Pinterest, featuring it in your holiday gift guides or ordering them for Christmas gifts.

>>>  Pre-order your copy at Amazon or Barnes and Noble!  <<<

A peek inside my new book: The Inspired Room

I will also have a fun opportunity for you all to share your own inspired rooms with us in the upcoming weeks, so start thinking about what room you could share (whether you have a blog or not!).

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  1. Chelsey @ A Mama's Smial

    I absolutely loved your first book Love the Home you Have! As someone that has a hard time making my home feel like home (we have moved… a lot), it was really a push to start making it lovely even if we do move again (we are in ministry). I can not wait to get your new book and look at all the beautiful photos and inspiration!

  2. Michelle Holland

    Blessings on your new book and your new home!

  3. Debbie Holt

    Congratulations on your new book and your new home! I can’t wait to see it. I’ve been telling everybody about this book release. Those friends who bought your first book are anxiously awaiting it too.

    • Melissa @ The Inspired Room

      Thanks so much, Debbie! :) I am very excited for everyone to be able to see it, thank you for telling your friends! <3

  4. patti

    I can’t wait to get another book of yours! I so enjoyed Love the Home You Have. So excited. And congrats on your new home. I’m just loving that blue and white lamp on the pic of the cabinet. Would love to know where you purchased it? Thanks!

    • Melissa @ The Inspired Room

      Hi Patti! Thank you for the kindness. Yes, the lamp was purchased in a set of two on Overstock. They are really pretty. I’ll see if I can find the link and come back to add it in the post!

  5. Audrey

    Melissa, I’ve never commented on your blog, but I love reading it because it gives me a feeling of peace about my home. It’s a relief to know that it’s okay for it to be a work in progress, and that it’ll end up 10X better if I don’t rush around needing it to be FINISHED now. Thank for that. :)

  6. Diane | An Extraordinary Day

    I am so excited to read your new book and so excited for you. Your style, your heart, and your beautiful images are always so inspiring. Thanks for bringing us on this wonderful journey with you. {hugs}

  7. Becky - Clean Mama

    Congrats Melissa, I can’t wait to see it in person!
    xo, Becky

  8. Linda Grubbs

    Pre-order placed!……excited!! :)

  9. Smithu Grace

    Pre ordered it! Looks amazing! God bless :)

  10. Lilly

    I can’t wait to add it to my collection of interior design books but mostly I can’t wait to be inspired by your words of wisdom on making your home a place you truly love.

    • Melissa @ The Inspired Room

      Thank you Lilly, I’m honored and so very excited for you to read it and enjoy it in your collection!

  11. Mary Kosary

    DO YOU MIND TELLING ME where you got that beautifulaqua foot stool/coffee table.
    Thank you …Mary Kosary

  12. sharon /

    If my calculations are correct, I shall be gifted twice! –By you and my husband, as I requested your book on a gift list. Should be twice as special :)

  13. Rachel

    SOOO excited about this book! The cover is so lovely– so well done! Congratulations on this exciting new venture!

  14. teresa

    It looks stunning…pre ordered!
    So very happy for you!.

  15. Julie

    Dear Melissa~you have been a blessing and inspiration on my journey as a design consultant. Your blog and “Love the Home You Have” book has jumped-started me to inspire others and help my clients to have a sanctuary that they call their own. Thank you for sharing your God-given gift with others. I’m so looking forward to your new coffee table book…The Inspired Room. Can’t hardly wait to receive it! Blessings…Julie Kay

  16. Shauna

    I am so excited for you!! What an amazing feeling to have your sweet home in a pretty coffee table book! Your home inspired me in so many ways! I can’t wait to pour over your book on a cold fall day with a hot latte in hand! I’ve been telling all my friends about it!

  17. Ema

    Your blog and your home are so beautiful :) Like a dream in real life <3

  18. Terry

    Love what you said about your home being a sanctuary and not a show place. It’s really making me think about the feel of my own home. I always feel like there is some softness missing. I think I am decorating my home like a show house. Sometimes it takes one word to make you realize something. Thank you for “sanctuary”.

  19. Amrita Misra

    How can we help make this a bestseller Too? ?

  20. Carolyn

    Happy October! Only one month til it comes out…already pre-ordered one for me and one for my daughter!


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