Happy Home (Hardcover)

Everyday Magic for a Colorful Life

By Charlotte Hedeman Gueniau, Holly Becker (Foreword by)

Rizzoli, 9780847839919, 192pp.

Publication Date: March 19, 2013

List Price: 40.00*
* Individual store prices may vary.


An inspiring collection of practical ideas and do-it-yourself projects to transform any interior with good design, comfort, and a spirit of playfulness and fun. Happy Home brims with useful ideas for transforming a ho-hum home with relaxed contemporary style featuring bright colors, cheerful patterns, and varying textures and scale inspired by designer Charlotte Hedeman Gueniau and her home furnishings company Rice, which are well-known among design fans for innovative home furnishings and houseware collections featuring ethically sourced and produced products. The book shows how the basics of everyday life can be enlivened by bringing color and a sense of fun to daily living, whether by using brightly colored accessories or by introducing fabrics with patterns, textures, and hints of humor throughout the home. Included are practical suggestions that add informal charm to any room, as well as do-it-yourself projects ranging from brightly colored throws and cushions, storage ideas to hide clutter, hand-painted furniture, and decorative motifs for walls and other surfaces.

About the Author

Charlotte Hedeman Gueniau founded Rice, an ethical homewares company, in Odense, Denmark, in 1998. She focuses on contemporary Scandinavian designs ethically produced in Asia and has won a worldwide following of devoted design aficionados. Holly Becker is an author and journalist whose articles have appeared in Europe’s leading lifestyle publications.

Praise For Happy Home: Everyday Magic for a Colorful Life

"..gorgeous new tome.." ~The Daily Basics

“[Happy Home]…will provide amateurs and professionals alike with plenty of colorful ideas on how to enliven their décor.” ~Library Journal

"This book explodes with color and ideas that are not only bright and cheerful, but easy to follow and duplicate." ~Snug Harbor Bay

"This book was created on the basis that bright, lively color creates a happy home… and we totally agree! On each color-drenched page, Charlotte Hedeman Gueniau shows different ways to bring color, patterns, and varying textures into your home.  What we love most is that all of the ideas are very easily accessible and she guides readers through the steps of achieving it in their own homes." ~Rue Magazine