Interior Design Books: Love Letter to Karin Meyn

Dear Karin,

Your new styling book is so gorgeous

it caused my eyes to pool with tears.

I cherish it, am deeply inspired,

and don’t care if proclaiming

such adoration makes me

sound like a moron.

Thank you for such a lovely creation.

It is filled to the brim with heart,

soul, and artful integrity.


Lil’ me at Hello Lovely

Piet Boon® Styling

What’s the fuss?
A lavish softcover book called
Piet Boon® Styling
(Lannoo Publishers/ACC, 2013).

It is gorgeously
photographed and a sheer
delight for styling

If you buy only one design/style book this year,

Behold my joy on the kitchen table:

Who is Karin Meyn?

Creative director at Piet Boon Styling

(who just happens to be Piet Boon’s wife).

Her book imparts her philosophy about creating moods.

It dances with color and evocative style.

Even its design is creatively set apart…

the cover works in the reverse, and different kinds of paper

allow viewing images to become a more interesting

and unique experience.

via Eckmann Studio

Marlise Illustration

Care to peek inside Karin’s private home?

Check out the night of her book launch party

(who cares if I can’t understand Dutch–still special).

via Wood and Wood

Marlise Illustration

This is what satisfaction looks like
while you’re learning from a master, friends.

Peace to you right where you are.




  1. March 4, 2013 / 10:51 am

    Thats what I call a rave book review..and love your visuals…reading on top of your dining room table..only you can look that cool doing it, my kids would roll their eyes and think I have lost my mind:) Good wine does help though:) Thanks for the book intro, always good to learn about a new talent!

  2. March 4, 2013 / 11:52 am

    your'e so funny and cute! I will certainly look out for this book if it comes out to Australia. Are you exhausted from reading or too much red wine??? 🙂
    Bec x

  3. March 4, 2013 / 12:10 pm

    You definitely know how to settle in for a good read, I like your style! Great rave review and I'm going to have to check this book out. You look so cute up on the table my husband would think I had to much wine if I did something like that.


  4. March 4, 2013 / 3:06 pm

    I cant wait to read this one!! Looks fantastic!
    Thanks for sharing,xo Karolyn

  5. March 4, 2013 / 4:26 pm

    Wow. A gorgeous read, a glass of wine and a candle. You're talking my idea of bliss! Oh, and can I have your shoes? 🙂
    Leslie (Gwen Moss)

  6. March 4, 2013 / 5:16 pm

    you can have my shoes! yes! get em before they're gone at Tom's and shabby chic couture:

    i am shocked to think i may be the only one who climbs on her kitchen table tipsy to spread out and luxuriate in an awesome style book! i bet you'll be inspired to do the same if you peek inside this book!

  7. March 4, 2013 / 10:45 pm

    Looks like a luscious book, but i think i had more fun watching you read it! I'm in love with that picture of you sitting on the table! Ok, i'm off to check out this book some more!


  8. March 5, 2013 / 1:20 am

    Lots of fun happening here today! I'll bring my own glass of vino and head over to join you on the table for a book review:) Are those Rachel A. wedges (I knew it!) Anyway.. I'm off to check out that link. xxL

  9. March 5, 2013 / 3:46 am

    grab your apron and get over here on my table and drink my wine, leslie!


  10. March 5, 2013 / 3:48 am

    What an absolutely perfect way to spend the afternoon! Love all of the images, especially of YOU, xo Kathysue

  11. March 5, 2013 / 4:18 am

    This book looks like a fabulous inspiration for all things gorgeous. You, my dear, are absolutely delightful and adorable. Fun post!!
    xx, Heather

  12. March 5, 2013 / 4:09 pm

    I totally trust your judgement Michele. This book looks and sounds so inspiring!

    Love and Hugs
    Art by Karena

  13. March 5, 2013 / 8:18 pm

    What a review!! I am all ears and eyes, thanks for introducing me to her book. Xo z

  14. March 6, 2013 / 12:11 am

    you know i will not lead you astray when it comes to spending those hard earned bucks…this book is brilliant and makes me so happy. 🙂

  15. March 6, 2013 / 1:33 am

    Loved this post!!! You're so adorable, you're like the perfect model advertisement for this book… LOVE IT!
    I must have this book, looks amazing! Thanks for always inspiring me!


  16. March 6, 2013 / 2:56 pm

    You have a way of making absolutely everything look so chic! Is it the gorg shoes or your golden hair? Either way a stellar endorsement and a book I'll have to pick up! xxBarbara

  17. March 6, 2013 / 8:16 pm

    Wow looks fab!
    I might take to sitting on tables you look comfortable
    and like you were having fun! Nice book review! big hug hx

  18. March 6, 2013 / 8:23 pm

    we are going to start a sitting on the kitchen table with a fabulous picture book REVOLUTION. it starts now.

    stop makin me blush, generous friends.


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