If you are in the Houston area, I would love for you to join me at the very cool MrsPK & OZ for a Holiday Open House and book signing on December 12th. MrsPK & OZ are the hosts for this fun event. Patti Kagan | aka “mrspk,” is a native Houstonian, grew up in an “atomic ranch” style home furnished with iconic mid century furniture. During the design phase of building two homes for her family (one in Houston; the other, a vacation home in Colorado), mrspk became frustrated with having more knowledge of modern design than most of the designers she hired. As a result, mrspk went straight to the source: the dealers. It was through one of the houston mid-century dealers that mrspk met oz. (more…)
If you are in the Houston area, please join me at the beautiful Carl Moore Antiques
for cocktails and the signing of:
Designers at Home:Personal Reflections of Stylish Living
I have always believed that the mind somehow finds a way to accomplish the things we desire most in life. Aristotle said, “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” Writing a book has been my lifelong dream. From childhood on I dreamed, plotted and planned, though I was never entirely certain what shape it would take. As I approached my twenties I became obsessed with houses and shelter magazines. Eager to learn from the experts I began my own road to writing. First in notebooks, then a blog and eventually Designers at Home.
It’s now just days away from the release of Designers at Home. In many ways it feels as if I am anticipating the birth of a child. And, for those with children, myself included, you understand the joy and expectancy that goes with the territory. Writing this book was truly a labor of love. It was a lot of work (and many long hours), but I enjoyed every moment. When I recently said to my father that it took 9 months to write (notice a theme), he commented “yes, but you have been preparing your whole life to write a book like this one.”
Designers at Home is Now Available for Pre-order
At long last Designers at Home: Personal Reflections on Stylish Living is available for pre-order on Amazon. After going live yesterday, I awoke this morning to find that it was ranked #6 in ‘Interior Design’ and #1 on ‘Hot New Releases – Interior Design’ on Amazon. Of course it changes day-by-by…actually it changes hour-by-hour! Nevertheless, I could not be more excited. Now if only I did not have to wait until spring for it to be released.