This month, Melissa Michaels’ new book The Inspired Room: Simple Ideas to Love the Home You Have
launched, and since I’m a a great admirer of Melissa’s blog
and sensibilities, I can’t wait to get a copy.
Within it are ideas to create a home with your
own personal style, and we are invited to
discover the impact of simple changes & first impressions
(like the amazing wide stripes in Melissa’s entry below!).
I love how Melissa created a place to gather
in her efficient kitchen below with the
addition of inviting, comfy chairs.
Her new book encourages us to take a closer look at texture,
and you’ll notice in her dining room below, she mixed
finishes beautifully and (seemingly) effortlessly.
As for my own personal inspired rooms?
Taking my cue from Melissa, who says we don’t need hefty budgets
or peerless DIY skills, here are two of my favorite spaces I
tackled in our last place…a breakfast area and guest room: