Author: Molly Sims
The supermodel, television and internet personality, busy mom, and author of the New York Times bestseller Everyday Supermodel shares a new set of tips and tricks for creating comfortable, inviting, organized spaces throughout your home—while making them beautiful and stylish too. Once upon a time, Molly Sims was a single girl who used her oven as a sweater drawer. Today, the model turned home chef, design diva, organizational guru, entertaining expert, and blessed mama uses her stove to whip up fabulous fare for family and friends. While she loves to cook, Molly also loves to entertain, and to make the home she shares with her husband and young children both beautiful and inviting. Juggling a successful career and growing household, Molly had to find solutions that worked for her busy life. In this inspirational guide written in her fun, sophisticated, relaxed girlfriend-to-girlfriend style—and flavored with just a touch of Southern—Molly brings together expert advice and her own insights to help you add that little "extra" to make your everyday life a little better, a little easier, and a little more special. Inside you'll find secrets and real life advice for simplifying, streamlining, and beautifying, including: Kicking clutter to the curb. Applying the accessory rule to your home—removing one piece. Feeding your family without stress. Using the right tools to plan parties like a professional, and tackle easy DIY projects. Prioritizing the positive without getting hung up on the perfect. Filled with lovely and instructive color photos from Molly’s own house, personal anecdotes, insight from Molly’s go-to experts, and easy-to-follow how-tos and lists, Molly’s charming guide will help you create the stylish home and life you want.
Author: Molly Sims
Publisher: Dey Street Books
New York Times bestselling author Molly Sims shares her secrets for effortless entertaining, feeding friends and family, and making your house a home—with just the right amount of her signature supermodel style. Once upon a time, Molly Sims was a single girl who stored cashmere sweaters in her oven, and whose shoe collection far exceeded her recipe collection. But today, one husband and three kids later, a lot has changed. Supermodel? Try Supermomma! Molly has taken her style from the runway to the domestic arena, embracing the roles of home chef, party planner, organization expert, and design guru, as only she can. Juggling a career and a growing household—and trying to look stylish while doing it—is a challenge for anyone! Molly knows this, and as her family has grown, she has had to be resourceful and savvy, finding fun and stylish solutions that work for her busy life. In Everyday Chic, she shares her secrets, drawing on her own experiences and expert advice from her go-to team of home gurus, chefs, event planners, and decor pros, including: · Family-friendly meal hacks and time-saving techniques · Party planning like a professional, so you can party like there’s no tomorrow · Strategies for creating a zen-like space and kicking clutter to the curb · The accessory rule for your house—always remove one piece from any room you’re decorating · Prioritizing the positive without getting hung up on the perfect. Perfection is a unicorn! Packed with gorgeous photos of Molly’s home and family, easy-to-follow exercises and checklists, and girlfriend-to-girlfriend anecdotes and advice, Everyday Chic will inspire you you to create the stylish home and life you want. Let Molly be your guide!
The Everyday Supermodel
Author: Molly Sims, Tracy O'Connor
Publisher: Harper Collins
With down-to-earth charm, humor, and best-girlfriend tough love, supermodel next door Molly Sims shares her hard-earned beauty, fashion, fitness, and health secrets in this fully illustrated four-color guide. Molly Sims wasn’t born looking the way she does on television and in print. Like all of us, she’s had bad hair days, weight issues, skin problems, career setbacks, and fashion disasters. The secret to her seemingly perfect supermodel look and confidence? She works hard to look good . . . and she’s tried everything, In this fun and practical guide, Molly interweaves stories from her life with her own tried-and-true tips, as well as advice from the best in the business of beauty, health, fitness, and fashion. The ultimate guinea pig when it comes to looking good and feeling good, she’s learned what works—and what doesn’t—and is prepared to share it all with women everywhere. Not afraid to dish on herself, Molly breaks down her personal weight loss strategies, anti-aging secrets, style advice, and so much more. Filled with insider secrets, easy to follow hair and makeup tutorials, on-the-go workouts, healthy recipes, and look good/feel good advice, it truly is a Hollywood tell-all! The Everyday Supermodel is guaranteed to transform the everyday woman into the very best version of herself.
Entertaining at Home
Author: Rachel Allen
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
Bestselling TV cook Rachel Allen brings her down-to-earth style and easy-to-follow recipes to entertaining in this, her ‘Entertaining At Home’ cookbook.
Author: Kate Hudson
Celebrate all of the special moments in your life, big and small, with this warm and welcoming, illustrated lifestyle and entertaining guide, complete with delicious, healthy recipes, from actress, fashion icon, entrepreneur, and New York Times bestselling author of Pretty Happy Kate Hudson. In Pretty Happy Kate Hudson shared her wisdom and advice for living a healthy, strong, and mindful life. In Pretty Fun she shares her philosophy behind gatherings, how to be in the moment, make them uniquely yours, embracing occasions to just be together. A beautiful, fun, and nourishing guide filled with dozens of dazzling color photos, fabulous recipes for healthy and even some more indulgent snacks and beverages, and infused with Kate’s mindful and healthy approach to life, Pretty Fun will help you plan a year of special events, while remembering the healing power of gathering and celebration.
At Home with Madame Chic
Author: Jennifer L. Scott
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Approach life at home the Madame Chic way: a beautiful, illustrated toolbox of tips and ideas for organizing, entertaining, and savoring a stylish life. When she arrived at Madame Chic’s Parisian apartment as a foreign exchange student, Jennifer Scott was a casual California girl who thought sweatpants were appropriate street attire. Madame Chic took Jennifer under her wing and tutored her in the secrets of how the French elevate the little things in life to the art of living. Years later, Jennifer was back in California with a husband, two young daughters, a dog, and her first home. Every day she confronted mundane duties like folding laundry and unloading the dishwasher, and she began to think about Madame Chic’s home—how the breakfast table was set beautifully the night before, the music that always played in the background, the calm of Madame and Monsieur Chic’s ritual cocktail hour together. Jennifer wanted that life. She decided to see what would happen if she didn’t perform her chores impatiently or mindlessly, if, instead, she could live like Madame Chic. At Home with Madame Chic reveals the secrets to having a happy, fulfilling, and passionate life at home. Jennifer explains the morning send-off need not be chaotic, it’s possible to look stylish with minimal time and effort, a little forethought makes it possible to serve a home-cooked dinner every night, and details like music and scented candles can set the tone for the whole family’s evening. Organized by the pleasures that can be found throughout the day, this charming, helpful book is full of ideas, playlists, recipes, beauty routines, and advice that can turn an irritating day into an enjoyable experience.
Author: Holly Becker
Publisher: Chronicle Books
A companion to Decorate, the international bestseller, this interactive guide takes readers step by step through the decorating process of beloved stylist and blogger Holly Becker. In Decorate Notebook, Becker shares her personal design philosophy and explains how to carry a vision into a finished room, from the early paint swatches to the final accents. Readers will learn how to identify their style, create mood boards, outline a schedule and budget, source materials, and start decorating! Filled with expert tips, important checklists, blank space for making lists and plans, and 250 photographs of gorgeous interiors, this is an essential planner for home decorators whatever their budget.
Cupcakes and Cashmere
Author: Emily Schuman
Based on Emily Schuman’s popular lifestyle blog of the same name, Cupcakes and Cashmere is the must-have guide for those looking to establish their own sense of style, organize and decorate their home, or throw an easy and stylish party. Organized by season, the book expands on Schuman’s blog by including DIY projects, organization tips, party-planning ideas, beauty how-tos, and seasonal recipes. Cupcakes and Cashmere features original material that has not been previously published on the site. With her signature photographic layouts, Emily creates a lifestyle that is chic and achievable for every reader, making this the ultimate style guide for living a fashionable life. Praise for Cupcakes and Cashmere: “Inspiration for anyone looking to update her wardrobe, decorate her home, or throw a fab party.” —Shape magazine
A visually sumptuous idea book, showcasing an eclectic array of interior design possibilities using salvaged goods. Following up on her celebrated first Salvage Secrets book, which Fine Homebuilding called “An invaluable first step in the salvage-for-design journey,” here salvage design guru Joanne Palmisano takes readers further, exploring a wealth of smaller-scale interior design and decor concepts. Bottle caps turned into a kitchen backsplash, old bed springs reinvented as candle holders, and a recycled shipping container-turned-guesthouse are just a few examples of the innovative repurposing of second-hand items that readers will discover. From retro and modern to classic, “cottage,” and urban chic, Palmisano takes readers on a sumptuous visual journey featuring unique salvage ideas in an eclectic array of styles, for every room in the house—kitchens and dining rooms, bedrooms and bathrooms, living rooms and dens, and entryways and outdoor areas. The journey continues with a sampling of cutting-edge retail spaces, hotels, cafes, and boutiques across the country that incorporate salvage into their designs, such as Industrie Denim in San Francisco, Stowe Mountain Lodge in Stowe, Vermont, and Rejuvenation in Portland. Profiles of thirteen “salvage success stories” are also included, showcasing the imaginative designs of creative homeowners. And lastly, fourteen easy, do-it-yourself projects are included at the back of the book (with step-by-step instructions), not to mention a comprehensive “Where to Find Salvage” resource section. Packed with over 350 color photos, Salvage Secrets Design & Decor offers a trove of salvage ideas to inspire, proving that you need look no further than your local rebuild center, architectural salvage shop, or flea market to transform your living space.
Balancing in Heels
Author: Kristin Cavallari
Publisher: Rodale Books
For the first time ever, entrepreneur, designer, and TV star Kristin Cavallari shares how she juggles all facets of her busy life with style and grace. From outlining health and wellness, food, fitness, fashion, and her success as a businesswoman to more private matters of family, motherhood, and her relationship with her husband, NFL quarterback Jay Cutler, Kristin leaves no stone unturned to give fans of Laguna Beach and The Hills all of the answers they’ve been looking for. Tracing her journey from reality stardom to real life—the good, the bad, and the ugly—Kristin digs down to the most personal of relationships in her life and discusses how they made her who she is today. She also talks about the amazing effects of her healthy diet and exercise, which have made Kristin and her family the happiest and healthiest they’ve ever been. Kristin shares the family’s favorite recipes and even reveals how her food philosophy has drastically improved Jay’s type 1 diabetes. Balancing in Heels is a behind-the-scenes, in-depth look at who the real Kristin Cavallari is—unscripted.
The Inspired Room
Author: Melissa Michaels
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
New York Times bestselling author, Melissa Michaels, will inspire you to make your house a well-loved home. Her relatable style, unique voice, and practical decorating ideas have made her highly respected blog, The Inspired Room, a haven for fans of real-life style. Step inside Melissa's home as she shares lessons learned, inspiring photos, and encouraging insights to help you embrace your authentic style through doable improvements for every room; attainable decorating, organizational, and DIY solutions; transforming tips for lighting, color, and style; and motivation to reclaim and organize small spaces. Best of all, you don't need a big budget or perfect DIY skills to embrace Melissa's practical home decor philosophy. You'll return to this book again and again for inspiration to fall in love with the home you have. To enjoy the ebook version to its fullest, viewing on a tablet is recommended.
Raised by working-class immigrant parents and later exposed to Hollywood's most elite experts in every field, Access Hollywood's, Today's, and Nightly News's reporter Maria Menounos reveals her EveryGirl secrets on everything: her systems to organize life, manage time, and ascend the ladder of success; her lazy woman's workout; her weight-loss tips (how she lost forty pounds and kept it off); and her guide to styling yourself like the stars—a self-proclaimed EveryGirl, Maria often does her own hair and makeup for celebrity events. In The EveryGirl's Guide to Life, Maria shares personal experiences and photos from her life and professional journey as well as the various mantras, mottos, and philosophies she's adopted from the world's most impressive women. She gives advice on health, career, relationships, renovations, recreation, and more. From your carpet to the red carpet, Maria teaches the EveryGirl on a budget how to do it all, while living a healthier and happier life.
Author: Emily Henderson
"The stylist's genius is in making a space look inviting, personal, and unique. She often does this in just minutes, meaning that a small investment pays off with big rewards. Emily Henderson now draws the curtain on the interior stylist's secrets. This playful yet practical book features 1,000 highly visual, highly enviable, eminently doable ideas-more than any other decor book on the market. First up, Emily walks readers through her Stylist's Toolkit, which helps them discover their signature styles, talk like a stylist, and learn the styling process in 10 easy steps. Then, Emily takes us inside 25 homes, grouped into rooms and themes for the reader, revealing how to get your place ready for its close-up-and your long-term happiness-without it looking contrived. With advice on mixing patterns, visually balancing a space, and scoring great deals on furniture and accents, this is an irresistible inspiration resource for the interior decor enthusiast, as well as anyone looking for help styling a home."
Author: India Mahdavi, Soline Delos
Internationally renowned interior designer India Mahdavi’s indispensable style guide is bursting with personal tips on how to transform every room in your home with flair. Your home reflects your personality, so it’s important to accent the best features! Just like fashion, it’s all about style. Interior design icon India Mahdavi has solutions for every home’s shortcomings, from low ceilings to noisy neighbors. Her tips make it all seem easy: open up the space by removing unnecessary doors, create perspectives by placing something beautiful at eye level, balance horizontal and vertical proportions, and avoid cookie-cutter style throughout the home. Her signature interiors incorporate bold accents of color, texture, and pattern. With pointers that include faux pas to avoid, dos and don’ts, classic versus luxury detail, ingenious storage ideas, time-saving tips, and an annotated address book for sourcing the best design items, this household bible will equip you with all you need to transform your home room by room. Whether you’re moving into a new space or rejuvenating an old one, Home overflows with advice and inspiration shared in a light tone with idea-packed illustrations. The handsome cloth-bound volume features a ribbon page marker, original Mahdavi-print endpapers, and watercolor paper.
Author: The Editors of InStyle
Publisher: Oxmoor House
A completely revised and updated edition of the top-selling book from one of the leading beauty and fashion magazines, InStyle Parties is the must-have resource for anyone looking to host chic parties without stress or guesswork. The editors of InStyle offer their expert advice on hosting any type of celebration. Whether a baby shower, dinner gathering, or holiday affair, you’ll discover how to transform your tabletop to fit the theme, get ideas for the perfect invitations, and learn the shortcuts of posh party prep. Each chapter has a menu of recipes—including a signature cocktail—a timeline of what preparation to do when to make the day-of a breeze, and a party favor or activity to keep guests entertained. This elegant, full-color book is sure to inspire and help any hostess throw a stylish at-home party right down to the napkins!