Homebody: A Guide to Creating Spaces You Never Want to Leave

Homebody: A Guide to Creating Spaces You Never Want to Leave

In her design book, Homebody: A Guide To Creating Spaces You Never Want to Leave, Joanna Gaines walks you through how to create a home that reflects the personalities and stories of the people who live there. This comprehensive guide will help you assess your priorities and your instincts, as well as your likes and dislikes, with practical steps for navigating and embracin In her design book, Homebody: A Guide To Creating Spaces You Never Want to Leave, Joanna Gaines walks you through how to ...

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Title:Homebody: A Guide to Creating Spaces You Never Want to Leave
Author:Joanna Gaines
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:006280197X
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:352 pages pages

Homebody: A Guide to Creating Spaces You Never Want to Leave Reviews

  • Kris Patrick
    Jan 15, 2019
    Buckle up mike! I?m rearranging ...
  • Amy
    Nov 14, 2018
    I didn't read most of the book, but I did get some good inspiration from the multitude of pictures that were included (and their captions)! Gaines provides good information for creating spaces. She also provides suggestions in case you don't want to remodel a whole room / house for ...
  • Diane
    Dec 02, 2018
    This is a lovely book about home design from Joanna Gaines. Thanks to HGTV and Hulu, I've recently become obsessed with the show Fixer Upper, and I was excited to flip through this big book and hear more from Joanna. I found the book to be more inspirational than informative ? th...
  • Pamela(AllHoney)
    Feb 04, 2019
    My library had this in their e-lending library and I borrowed it. It shows different rooms (i.e. living, bed, bath and so on) and pictures of those rooms along with explanations of what inspired the rooms, etc... I would probably have enjoyed it more if I had the actual book so I co...
  • Kate
    Dec 13, 2018
    Read through this tonight. Gorgeous photos and design, no question. But, there needed to be more information. Specifically, the first section is all about identifying your style, and then she has sample houses that she names and shows which styles they incorporate. I love that there we...
  • Shelli
    Jan 30, 2019
    I haven't read every page of this....but what I've read, I've enjoyed and I keep looking through and reading pages as reference! The pictures are great too and I'm using them as inspiration for some room makeovers I'm doing! There are even planning pages in the back which is very cool....
  • Jan
    Dec 31, 2018
    Loved this book by Joanna Gaines. She gave some great ideas about the spaces in your home. Great ideas for families with kids. I liked her thought about have a space for kids to be kids. Great fast read. ...
  • Barbara
    Jan 09, 2019
    Joanna Gaines? philosophy in Homebody: A Guide to Creating Spaces You Never Want to Leave is that we shouldn?t decorate just to fit everything within a certain style. Rather, our homes should be reflections of the needs and personalities of those who live there. Throughout this ...
  • Laura
    Jan 25, 2019
    This book provides some great ideas. I like how it's organized - by style (and she explains the styles) and room. I also liked that the test case houses she uses are not all one style - they're all a mix of a few. The best part of the book was the trouble-shooting at the end of each ch...
  • Kristin Bateman
    Feb 10, 2019
    Basically, I'm a Chip and Joanna junkie, so I loved her narration on why she made the choices she did on her own home. I also love that she's calling herself a homebody, which I can relate to. 3 stars for a solid coffee-table book. It's more a book of home design pics, which is fine...
  • Maureen
    Jan 31, 2019
    Wow! Just wow! I requested this book from the libray and never guessed I would read the WHOLE thing. It's beautiful! It's brilliant! It's encouraging! I don't ever need to read another home design book as this one has it all. IT was bliss to read. The structure was great. I learned abo...
  • Tiffany
    Dec 02, 2018
    I enjoyed the commentary and the organization of the book. I think it is more basic level of those considering venturing into interior design. I would like to see Joanna do a book that translates the images/thought process she sees when she looks at a remodel job. On her show, you see ...
  • Emily
    Nov 10, 2018
    This is a decor book that I really liked, and at first, I didn't think I would, since Jo's style is not mine. I'm more of an Erin from Home Town . But Jo does a great job breaking out common house styles--even mixes of styles, which I loved--ID-ing common problems in rooms, decorati...
  • Cari Borchert
    Dec 14, 2018
    I did not get to finish this as it was due back at the library with a billion holds on it... But it was adorable, of course. Some of the stories told were repetitive of those in her book "The Magnolia Story", but there was fresh fodder in here as well. Beautiful pictures of beautiful h...
  • Jennifer Lucking
    Dec 27, 2018
    Really appreciated her reflections on what a home should be (or, at least, what she values in a home for her family and lifestyle). Renovations and design can be pricey, and I appreciated her unpretentious reflections on how to try implementing change on a more basic level. ...
  • Kailey (BooksforMKs)
    Dec 27, 2018
    I love the beautiful photos in this book, and I even recognized some of the homes from the Fixer Upper show. I like the philosophy of decorating, with an emphasis on telling your story through what you allow in your home. Your home should be functional for your family, and feature thin...
  • Kathy
    Jan 20, 2019
    "My home is my safe place. It is my exhale". I believe Joanna Gaines sums up her book best. Joanna introduces you to her style of decorating by each individual room..i.e. Living room, kitchen etc.. Although our styles are different, I found myself seeing each my rooms in a different wa...
  • Kaitlin
    Nov 14, 2018
    Her designs are always gorgeous. The book itself was beautiful. I wish I had found it a little more helpful. It definitely made some good points and helped me gain a little perspective on what I?d like to do in my new home. I just sort of wish there was a little more how-to, as oppos...
  • Go
    Dec 03, 2018
    I love the home designs on "Fixer Upper," however, in this book there is a lack of personality. There was very little variety displayed in this book. The photos were too neutral; The style was consistently classic. Everywhere there was black and white and wood?including the cover. Yo...
  • Crystal Hiatt
    Dec 20, 2018
    I thoroughly enjoy the show 'Fixer Uppers' and I love Joanna Gaines' design style. This book talked about various design styles and inspirations for the home, and finding the right one/s for you. It gave detailed description of what elements to introduce to each room to make the hous...
  • Michael
    Dec 29, 2018
    If you are looking for a more informative design book rather than an inspirational one I would skip this one. An enjoyable read. I really appreciate the message that it doesn't matter so much about following trends in a house, but following what you like and the fulfilling the needs...
  • Koren
    Dec 27, 2018
    I love the show Fixer Upper and the Gaines family. This book has decorating tips and shows some of the homes Joanna has decorated. I didnt find very much that would be practical for my house. Apparently white is the 'in' color these days. The book is mostly a photo album and I enjoyed ...
  • Vanessa ❤️
    Nov 28, 2018
    ?I?m a homebody. There?s really no other way to say it. The world can feel overwhelming with its pace and noise, it?s chaos and expectations. Home is like the eye of a hurricane. There?s a certain calm I experience there no matter what is swirling about on the outside. Home i...
  • Cleo
    Jan 12, 2019
    Enjoyed the narrative, which did not accurately reflect the photos. Words 'fun' 'practical' or 'whimsical play space' matched with the photos planted inescapable pictures in my mind of those poor rhesus monkey babies with the wire rack bottle-holder mamas. Dry ground for youth or livel...
  • Jay
    Nov 15, 2018
    Just loved this book Philosophy fits my style perfectly I will refer back to this book over and over Would make a lovely gift for anyone just starting out And designing their own space as well as people downsizing and Starting over ...
  • Heather
    Dec 29, 2018
    Loved this book! Beautiful pictures with great ideas! ...
  • Danni
    Nov 04, 2018
    I wish there had been more how and not just pretty pictures. ...
  • Dawn Foster
    Jan 17, 2019
    Okay- there was a tremendous amount of work that went into this book & I appreciatw that, but I'm not sure it warrants all the hype this book has received. Don't get me wrong, I love Joanna's style & aesthetic & the book was interesting but I didn't learn anything. And, I j...
  • Sara Larson
    Jan 01, 2019
    3.5 stars. It?s a beautifully made book. But the information is very concise and not as specific as I was hoping. Many little nuggets throughout were very inspiring and helpful to get me thinking about my space and my family?s needs and preferences...instead of it just being a ?h...
  • Kelly
    Nov 09, 2018
    A beautiful book with lovely photographs, especially if you love modern farmhouse style. I love the sage, if not novel, design advice to tell your story within your home, filling it with things you love ("creating spaces you never want to leave"), rather than adhering to a certain s...