Good morning, chic readers! We hope you had an amazing weekend and a wonderful Easter. We know it was certainly a different one. (You have to scroll down to see what our church did. So cute!)



During this unusual time, we have been relying a lot on books for solace, and you know we can’t get enough of a good coffee table book.  We are positively in love with Tara Shaw’s new Soul of the Home, filled with stunning design, great advice, and, our favorite: antiques!  Her designs are warm, welcoming and worthy of looking at again and again.



And we are swooning over this secretary–and the built-in Swedish clock is so stunning! This looks like a work-from-home paradise!  But statement furniture (like this piece!) is only a part of the story.



Well-appointed chef’s kitchens that don’t overlook a single detail,



And luxe layers that add an undeniable warmth to every Tara Shaw room,



All contribute to the feeling that each home, each place, truly does have a soul. And Tara Shaw is just the person to discover it.


If you could use some uplifting images and incredible inspiration–and, of course, some fabulous decor advice–pick up a copy of Soul of the Home, releasing April 21 but available for preorder now.


Images courtesy of Abrams Books



Speaking of good reads… My new novel, Feels Like Falling, releases in fifteen days! Have you preordered yet? If you want to learn more, listen to me live on IGTV with Zibby Owens at 11 am EST today!



And this Wednesday at 7 pm EST tune in for the first episode of Friends & Fiction, my new Facebook Live project with Mary Kay Andrews, Kristin Harmel, Patti Callahan Henry and Mary Alice Monroe! We’ll be on Mary Kay Andrews’ Facebook page, but you can RSVP Here!