Click on over and visit Debra Oliver at Common Ground.
Since my iPad blog tool won't do links right now I will post the full link below. Why should you visit Debra? She has some advance pictures and background from an upcoming book, Through The French Door by Carolyn Westbrook.
This is Carolyn's second book and she explains her philosophy and some advice to boot:
"There is much more to creating a home than going to a furniture store and randomly choosing a packaged room. As I always say, your home should tell the story of those who dwell there. Everyone has a story that tells of their own journey through life. Your home should speak out about where you have been, who is dear to you, and those special trinkets and trappings that you have picked up along the way. Many of you are facing a blank canvas. For some, that can seem a daunting task with all of the white walls and empty spaces that need to be filled. When faced with a large space, it is often a good idea to break it down into smaller little vignettes, that seem to warm up the room and make it more comfortable. A seating area of random French chairs, benches, and gorgeous stacked oil paintings and collections that layer a big wall space to make it breathtaking and interesting, all at the same time, and most importantly, telling your story." - Carolyn Westbrook from Through The French Door
Want the book now? Me too.
And the tip? Debra is giving away three copies! So click to her and see how you can get lucky and get this beautiful decorating book. Good luck. If you win it I would like to borrow it :))