But Where Do I Put the Couch? | Book Launch Team + Giveaway

But Where Do I Put the Couch? | Book Launch Team + Giveaway

Join our book launch team! And if you pre-order this brand new decorating book you can enter to win a $500 Wayfair gift card! Scroll to the bottom for details!

You know those tricky questions or stressful situations that keep you wide awake at night?

Like, how will I ever choose a paint color? Or … is it even possible to create a cohesive style with a house full of outdated or mismatched pieces? How do I make a big room feel cozier or a small room less cluttered? What if I don’t know what my style is?

But Where Do I Put the Couch? | Book Launch Team + Giveaway

There are so many decorating questions and situations that can stump just about any of us. I totally get it.

Who among us hasn’t at one time or another said to ourselves (often as we are rearranging furniture once again in our dreams)…OK, I think have it all figured out now, but where do I put the couch?

I’ve asked myself many of these same questions over the years. And as a decorator, I’ve had to solve hundreds of other related dilemmas in order to make all sizes of homes and styles work with what I have, on a budget.

About two years ago I asked you, my precious readers, what decorating questions stump YOU?

The answers to your common decorating questions can finally be read in a brand new book written by me and my dear friend KariAnne Wood of Thistlewood Farms!

We are SO EXCITED to share our most recent labor of love with y’all and hope you’ll be a part of our book launch!

Introducing …

But Where Do I Put the Couch?
& Answers to 100 Other Home Decorating Questions

This September you will be able to hold this beautiful book in your hands and set it on your coffee table to refer to again and again!

But Where Do I Put the Couch? | Book Launch Team + Giveaway

There are two ways you can help us today with our book launch, pre-order your book and join our launch team!


First of all, if you pre-order your book, you’ll not only help us tremendously as we begin to promote this book, but YOU will be entered to win a $500 Wayfair gift card. Shopping spree, anyone?


PREORDER on Barnes and Noble HERE.

Once you’ve pre-ordered your book, you get to enter to win a $500 gift card to Wayfair! There is a preorder form at the bottom of this blog post to fill out for the giveaway.

But Where Do I Put the Couch? | Book Launch Team + Giveaway


Apply for our launch team here through THIS FORM. We’d be SO grateful! It will be like a party that just wouldn’t be the same if YOU aren’t there, so we really hope you’ll apply to join! If you are selected to be on the launch team, you’ll receive an email to confirm your invitation with instructions on the next steps, so keep on the lookout soon!

But Where Do I Put the Couch? | Book Launch Team + Giveaway


101 Real Decorating FAQs Answered

When you have a home decorating question, do you wish you had a team to consult? Now, you do! Home decor experts Melissa Michaels (The Inspired Room) and KariAnne Wood (Thistlewood Farms) answer 101 actual queries from readers like you.

As Melissa and KariAnne help solve these everyday decorating dilemmas, you’ll learn more about…       

Getting Started
What to do first, how to update your entire house, and decorate on a budget.

Style and Trends
How to find your personal decorating style, choose a timeless look, and make your home both kid and style friendly.

The Major Elements
Get foundational guidelines for flooring, wall décor, lighting, and more.

Furniture and Space Planning
How to place furniture properly, maximize open floor space, and redo rooms on a tight budget.

Color, Paint, and Patterns
Choose correct colors, learn paint basics, and express your creativity while avoiding clash.

Tame your junk drawer, declutter kitchen appliances, and manage the mess in a multipurpose room.

Accessories and Styling
Accessorize with confidence, showcase your favorite pieces, and own your style even while renting.

If you’re unsure about any area of decorating, chances are the answers are inside this book. Melissa and KariAnne can help!

But Where Do I Put the Couch? | Book Launch Team + Giveaway

PREORDER But Where Do I Put the Couch? on Amazon HERE.

PREORDER But Where Do I Put the Couch? on Barnes and Noble HERE.

Apply for our launch team through THIS FORM.

As Seasons Change

As Seasons Change

Hi friends! This is the week that Luke (our youngest!) graduates from high school! So, I guess you could say I’m both looking forward to summer officially starting and not wanting to rush on to the next season.

I’m trying to savor these last few days of Luke being in high school, knowing so much about our lives, and his, will change as our baby prepares to head off to college this fall. It’s an interesting season as a mom!

Having our daughters still a big part of our lives and remaining close after their high school (and college!) graduations has prepared me. I know that while this season with Luke (and as a parent with kids still at home) is coming to a close (tears!) and things will change (as they should!), we have a beautiful new season to look forward to as a family.

I’m sure there will be a lot of new emotions and special memories that will surface for me this week (especially since this is our baby who is graduating!). I’ll share more about this experience and be able to reflect more on all of the seasons of life as a mom in the upcoming days, weeks and months!

A few months ago I shared more thoughts on this season in a blog post that resonated with a lot of you! If you missed the post, you can go back to read it here: Dwelling: The Heart of the Home Maker.

As Seasons Change
From my recent post, Dwelling: The Heart of the Home Maker.

Are you in a season of change, too? Let’s chat!

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