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There were over 800 entries for the #STYLEDthebook Instagram contest. I can’t thank you all enough for buying, styling, photographing, and posting/sharing those photos. I’m convinced that it’s because of you that the book has become a New York Times Bestseller (WHAT!). I’m not sure what to do with that information except open that bottle of Cristal that we’ve been saving for years (this weekend, is the plan). I chose these winners based on my initial gut reaction of happiness, as well as how much effort/time and love seemed to go into them. To the rest of you who didn’t win, thank you so much. Seriously. I wish everyone could win, I really do.
I want to also give another shout out to all the designers and homeowners whose homes are in the book. The first printing of the book left out the acknowledgment of these lovely people which was a nauseating oversight on my part. I turned in the crediting information, but I didn’t catch that it wasn’t in the dummy copy of the book ’til after it was being printed. So stupid (and that is quite the understatement). Sometimes busyness leads to negligence, and even though its unintentional it still SUCKS. Thank goodness the book is being reprinted, and the crediting issue is being fixed in said reprints.
Here is a reminder of all the extremely stylish people whose homes are in the book. They made our job easier because all these home are so beautiful, eclectic, and stylish. I wish I could take credit for all the design, but I can’t. We did style them, but it’s like putting makeup on Kate Moss – you don’t need to do it but you do anyway.
Brian Faherty of Schoolhouse Electric – One of my all time favorite retailers, based in my all-time favorite cities. I want everything they sell.
Home Owner: Corbett Tuck – My best friend in LA. She decorates by hobby, but we all know she could charge for that “fun.”
David Pierce of MIDCENTURYLA – You’ve seen the Instagrams of the warehouse in the valley, now go check out the store yourself. It’s wondrous.
Ellen LeComte of Amsterdam Modern – Ellen owns a HUGE warehouse of european midcentury imports. You will want everything, and I’ll fight you for it.
Jason Tauritz of American Garage – Not sure how a guy this stylish can be so single (and straight). He is now staging houses for a living and doing VERY well at it, might I add.
Jessica Helgerson – This house. THIS HOUSE. If there is one house that I wish I could have designed it would be this one. It is quite incredible. Bad-ass, really. It’s in Portland and used to be an old library. This is one of the best reasons to buy the book – to see the rest of Jessica’s work (although you can see many of the rooms on her site, just styled differently).
Mike Andrews of Inheritance – Four of my most favorite things that I have ever bought have been from this store. Mike has moved it temporarily, so make sure to check the hours/location before you head over.
Noah Riley of Riley Architects. I’m pretty jealous of this house. The whole thing feels clean, fresh and modern . . . and yet totally warm and inviting. If I ever wanted to build a house in LA I would absolutely consider having him be the architect.
Although Project M+ would be up for the job, too. Their work is so simple, elegant and modern.
McShane & Cleo Murnane of Project M+ – Cleo runs the creative/graphics/website division and McShane is the architect. They are the ones that rebranded and rebuilt this site, and they are marvelous.
Sally Breer – Remember when I Instagrammed the weekend when we stayed at Hotel Covell? Well this young lady was responsible for it. Her work is so interesting and beautiful, and that there room is her living room.
Scott Horne – One of my best friends ever and someone I can blame for not being willing to move from Los Angeles. He’s the best stylist I know and his house is full of 1 million beautiful things, just effortlessly thrown together.
Home Owner: Shana Feste, designed by Isabel of Dekor – This used to be a garage and now it’s this crazy beautiful little backyard writing studio.
Taylor Jacobson – Very few people are cool/risky enough to handle this color, and once you are in this room you really feel like a better version of yourself. This photo is only one side of it – the bookshelves that are opposite the sofa are just ridiculous, but nothing compares to the dining room she designed. When we were shooting in this house I kept thinking . . . man, of all the houses I think this is the one I want to live in.
Wait. I love this one so much, too. Home Owner: Tomer Devito of Native Content. So stupidly pretty in every way. They are lifestyle mafia people who make living beautifully look so easy and effortless.
In case you want to check out some other features on the book click on over to these sites: My Domaine | The Jungalow | Cup Of Jo | Architectural Digest | Curbly | Oh Joy! | Lonny | Buzzfeed | Apartment Therapy | USA Today | Temple & Webster | Design Mom | Elements Of Style | Lucky Shops | Design Milk | Atlanta Journal – Constitution
Also for proof: Now A New York Times Best Seller. EEEEEEEEEKKKKKKKK.
Again thanks so much to my editor (and co-writer) Angelin Borsics at PotteryStyle, photographer David Tsay and stylist Scott Horne. To say they were invaluable is the understatement of the century.
Need more incentive to buy that book? Watch this little trailer that gives you the 5 reasons to get your little hands on that sucker:
Video by Scrunch Media
For more about the book, behind the scenes, and a few more peeks inside the pages look here: Book Title And Cover Options | The Real Book Cover | Behind The Book – Styling The Perfect Shot | Styled On Shelves Now