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...
  • Carolyn Hill
    Mar 06, 2019
    Home design books are my adult picture books, and I love to indulge. I'm usually all about the photos, and will skim the text and read the captions of the pictures I love. But to review a book, I feel I should read it, and I did read most of this - there's not a lot of text, and the te...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Melanie
    Mar 26, 2019
    There's not a lot of text in this book, so it's mostly just about looking at pretty pictures of interiors. The book is organized by room, and the photos feature about 10 different homes that are a mix of a variety of styles. What text there is is good - mostly Joanna's personal experie...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Sarah Elizabeth
    Feb 16, 2019
    This book is full of beautiful photography, as is to be expected from anything Joanna Gaines touches. It is also full of practical teaching to help you discern your own design aesthetic and learn how to apply that to your home. She shares so much wisdom and thoughtful guidance, that th...
  • Alexandra
    Jun 14, 2019
    I love a good interior decorating book for inspiration - it just feels better to me to page through a book and get inspired, especially when it has a strong theme/consistency that you can't find on pinterest and Instagram and other more chaotic places of inspiration on the web. While t...
  • 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...
  • Kalena
    May 09, 2019
    4.5**** Non-fiction/Home Life. As a fan of Chip and Joanna Gaines, I eagerly read through this book. What I liked most about this beautiful book was the author's simple encouragement to create yourself and your home. I am no expert in fashion or style, but this book helped me remember ...
  • 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...
  • Katie Martin
    Apr 10, 2019
    A useful guide for finding your design style and using that to design each room of your house. The examples Joanna provides are beautiful and inspiring. I hoped there would be more "how to" in the book, but what was included was useful enough that it was worth the read for me. Will use...
  • LillyBooks
    Dec 08, 2018
    Meh. I enjoyed watching the Gaines' television show because I like their interactions and because I do believe that Joanna is a master of space planning. However, all of the houses there - and in this book - are decorated alike although she seems completely unaware of it. For example, ...
  • 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...
  • Victoria
    Mar 20, 2019
    I liked Joanna's voice, but NONE of the (black and white) homes looked like people actually lived there. I craved color and a smidgeon of clutter. Oxen and mangers and messy stalls and all that. ...
  • 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 ...
  • Danni
    Nov 04, 2018
    I wish there had been more how and not just pretty pictures. ...
  • Becky
    Mar 23, 2019
    "From the beginning, I wanted this book to be a practical and useful guide that would empower and motivate you to create a home that communicates the soul and substance of the people who live within its walls." I think the book does exactly that. Most of the design styles picture...
  • Carole (in Canada)
    May 02, 2019
    I am a huge fan of Joana Gaines' design aesthetic/philosophy. I have followed Joana and Chip's show 'Fixer Upper' over the years and always came away with something that I truly liked. I don't prescribe to all her looks and 'distressed' being one of them, but how she approaches a spa...
  • 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...