I’ll be the first to admit that I love a good interior design book. My bookshelf is full of them. I’ll also be the first to admit I don’t always READ them. Yes, I’m guilty of loving a pretty picture and stopping there. But in the world of Pinterest (overload) sometimes it’s nice to just dive into a good book. Enter Design Mom: How to Live with Kids: a Room-by-Room Guide, written by Gabrielle Stanley Blair, aka “Design Mom,” in which she shares her tips on how to live in a thoughtfully designed home, with children in tow. And since Gabby has six (yes, SIX!) children, she definitely knows her stuff! The book is filled with beautiful photography, and honest and attainable ideas for improving your home. And there are DIYs that hell, even I might do.
I’ve been a fan of Gabby’s long before I met her. Her blog – DesignMom – is the intersection of Motherhood and Design. From DIY projects and home tours, to book reviews, family-friendly travel, and discussions about modern parenting. It’s great resource for those interested in approaching motherhood with a designer’s perspective. Once, whilst still living in San Francisco (but was yearning to move to Denver) I reached out to her for local tips. She was gracious enough to reply. Fast forward a few years and I’ve been lucky enough to attend and even speak twice at her signature event – Alt Summit. I can attest she is as nice as she is talented.
Last night I attended her book tour stop in Denver. I showed up a little late and she started a little early, but it was still great to see Gabby, learn more about her time in France and all of their adventures! Forgive my pathetic photos – my iphone apparently hates me!
Thanks again Gabby for coming back to Denver! And if you’ve not already, get yourself to a book store or Amazon and order her book – it’s a keeper!