Art Books. Do it!

I could use the better part of 5000 words telling you why I love a good art book, but for you fine readers, I will just hit the interior design highlights of these intoxicating bundles of paper.

Buying Guide: Room For Everyone

In the original A Room for Everyone, we tackled the challenge of designing a functional yet stylish room for a child with a spectrum disorder. The space we created a super modern aesthetic, but we know this may not always suit every family's style. Soooooo, here is a A Room for Everyone Version 2! A little less modern and a little more eclectic, this space achieves the same goal we wanted in A Room for Everyone but with a new look. Listen to the thoughtful and talented Van Ruffner (a Speech Language Pathologist who consulted on this project) talk about all of the benefits of this space for a child that has a Sensory or Spectrum Disorder. And wowie, take a look at these Before and Afters!

Sneak Peek at an Affordable Bedroom Retreat

You all voted and the police officer's family from Florida won the virtual room makeover, and *wowie* is it ever a fabulous transformation! Here is a little sneak peek. Best, it's all a phenomenal price - perfect for hardworking families who know how to stretch a dime.

Sneak Peek at A True Reader’s Library

We see them all the time: flawless home libraries that look like the smartest, most stylish, most well traveled person on earth lives there. Published libraries in houses from the glossy pages and glowing screens are fabulous, but isn't it always more fun to feel like you really know what someone reads?! After all, books tell you so much about a person. Well, now you can see it all! Check out this amazing collaboration with Sarah Dickinson, the outstanding book blogger, of Sarah's Book Shelves!

Plates Giveaway Day!

Look at what the fabulous guys of Williams & Sherrill are up to now! They wanted one lucky reader to have six dinner plates and six salad plates that we featured on The All Year Outdoor Room. Unbreakable, dishwasher safe, and so fabulous in person, you'll have to touch them to believe they are not ceramic. I barely stayed standing when I saw them! See how easy it is to win . . .

What’s in Rachel’s Closet?

By now you know that Rachel curated a fabulous collection for Summer, and if you didn't realize that, take a long stroll through the buying guide! She has a honed eye for fashion and picked versatile pieces that any girl would kill to own!

Sneak Peek at The Dream Closet

What if we could see into every drawer and cabinet of a total fashionista's dream closet?! What if we could snoop at every bag, every shoe, every bathing suit, every bottle of perfume?! ENTER, RACHEL YONAN!

The Winner of the pillow is…!

It's not every day that you get to win something from Studio Matsalla, but Vanessa Matsalla is just that cool! She is a super talented interior designer that works all over the country, and she is also our first Contributing Designer for Anne Tollett Home! We cannot wait for you all to see the dining room she designed which will publish this summer! Watch the video to see who wins!

Sneak Peek at “Fresh and Durable Living Room!”

The winners of the next Virtual Room Makeover are two of the nicest people on earth. They are the loving mother and father of adorable little boys, and they - like so many of us hardworking parents - surrendered one of the rooms in their beautiful house to get through the "toddler years". Raise your hand if you have had to do that too?! ((both of my hands are raised!)) But now that their little ones can safely walk up the stairs to the playroom, they can use this fabulous front room as the living room it was meant to be!

The Winner of the Phenomenal Lamp is…!

To all of you wonderful readers who entered this fun contest with us, WE LOVE YOU! You make our days so fun! Watch the video to see who wins! This contest was sponsored by the Village Idiot cat who eats Irises and photobombs - naturally.

You get to vote!

We are thrilled so many of you wanted us to design your rooms, and we wish we could have done them all! Alas, we can only do one at a time, so we narrowed it down to three, and we'll leave it to you lovely readers to decide which one gets a makeover . . . .

A Free Room Makeover for you?

Do you want to see your room virtually redesigned on Anne Tollett Home? Send us a little note in the comment section below to let us know if you are interested in being the next winner of a free Room Makeover! ((And no, Mom, you can't enter - I'll do your room for free because I love you!))

Mole’s Breath

I used to feel smug and superior around “nerds” who read the encyclopedia for fun. Then I realized do something equally, if not more, nerdy: I read paint fan decks for fun. Who is the nerd now?! If you want to know true, cheek-stinging embarrassment, accidentally chortle while reading a fan deck on an airplane. No one thinks that’s normal.