Happy Home Decor Book

Craft Ideas Books, Home Accessories

Today, I thought to also share with you a home décor book recommendation,  This 176-page-hard cover was just published by Chronicle Books.

Happy Home: Twenty Sewing and Craft Projects to Pretty Up Your Home

Happy Home! Great title.

Learn more or purchase on Amazon

Included are projects like

  • a duvet cover with piping,
  • a pleated bed skirt,
  • patterned boxes,
  • floor-length drapes.
  • party bunting,
  • pillows,
  • a tote,
  • an apron,
  • laundry bag,
  • dog bed cover,
  • pillowcase,
  • fabric-covered headboard
  • bed canopy.

Pretty much all classic DIY sewing projects, and each project is illustrated with lush color photos. There are step-by-step instructions, a comprehensive glossary of techniques, and pattern sheets tucked into a handy front-pocket of this craft book.


The book is already on its way to become a bestseller.  The reason being that this book is true eye-candy!  An explosion of colors that reminds one of a confetti cupcake: happy, cheery and sweet. A celebration of sorts.

The person behind those lovely photos is Tim Geaney (who has photographed for vogue and InStyle

The style and the projects are Jennifer Paganelli’s. She is the designer of the fabrics, which are showcased throughout this book. Jennifer has been featured in national publications like Real Simple and Country Living .

Some say that Jennifer Paganelli designs are amongst the more popular fabrics. Her fabrics are indeed very nice (see below); and based on her current collection, she shows readers how to whip up 21 beautiful home décor accents that will transform their house into a happy home. I’d say the book, the style, is both whimsical and cheery, as well as luxurious.

Jennifer Paganelli’s Fabric

Here are some of the sample fabrics by Paganelli. Click the image to learn more or purchase on Amazon. Beautiful, right?!

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