Ok ok ok. So I said I wasn’t gonna do another big book after The New Bohemians for like a long time. It was a huge project. It took a lot outta me. Plus, it did really well in the book universe and I was scared. What if my next book wasn’t as good??
So I talked to my publishers about doing a little book as a follow-up–something less intimidating. Something that didn’t feel as HUGE as a big fat coffee table book. Something that wouldn’t compete with The New Bohemians. It was with that mindset that The New Bohemians Handbook was born. Only, here’s the thing. Once I started working on it, the project snowballed. Ideas were flowing. The words, the concepts, the vibes — they came like magic. So we kept adding to the page-count until, what started out as a little book, turned into a kinda big book. With Dabito (my dear friend and amazing photographer) by my side (and with the help of my amazing team), we shot 20 incredible new homes and in a total whirlwind I wrote the book. It’s 288 pages of ideas, inspiration, and exercises to, not only decorate, but bring good vibes into your home…And I am SO EXCITED. It’s very different from the first book, but (I think) just as inspiring. It’s also more personal to me and my life and I feel very close to this work.
And today I get to reveal the new cover! When I started working on this book, I didn’t have a vision for the cover. When we were shooting all the different homes there wasn’t a moment where thought to myself “this is our cover shot,” like I had had with our previous book. And I wanted the cover to ‘go’ with the cover of The New Bohemians without feeling too similar. It wasn’t gonna be simple.
We tried a lot of different directions, above is a small sample of some of the different designs that we tried (there were over 20 that we played around with). But all of these seemed to tell a part of the story of the book but something was missing…
But when we landed on this — it just felt right. The colors, the patterns, the plants, the symbols, the energy, the sentimentality–it was ‘me’.
The New Bohemians Handbook: Come Home To good Vibes is now available for pre-order. It doesn’t come out until October 10th, but my heart is already beating a little faster just thinking about it. I love this book and I can’t wait to share it with you all. Stay tuned for more updates and sneak peeks as we get closer to the release.