book news || a few secrets revealed and the title

secretbook3 secretbook2 Well, as you all know….I have been working away on my second book for the last year. In one way it seems like the year has taken forever, and yet in another way it seems like a very fast and vivid dream.

To say that I am excited about this project would be the worst understatement of the year…..I am STOKED! I am thrilled that with every passing day, we are closer and closer to the release of ……..wait for it….. FURNITURE MAKES THE ROOM!! You see what I did there? So, we go from my first book which is called Furniture Makeovers, to my second book which will be called Furniture Makes the Room.

There will be many new and exciting aspects to Furniture Makes the Room….for instance….we shot in actual peoples homes….we styled furniture multiple ways in order to show the versatility of color, we amped up the technique and really created some out of this world designs, and I do a lot of heart to heart sharing about the concept of home and what that looks like to me.

I am super proud of this body of work and cannot wait to share it with you all! Thank you for your friendship and support throughout this entire journey. I am truly thankful for your words of encouragement.

Things are looking really really good and I am in the world of editing and copy editing at the moment. This is the hardest phase for me since writing takes much effort for my feeble little mind, but I am thankful to again be working with the super thorough and talented team at Chronicle Books!

It wont be too long now….and I promise to keep you posted along the way!



(gorgeous photos by Paige French)

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  1. I’m so excited for you Barb and I feel lucky to be one of your admirers!! Can’t wait to get the new book!

    • Barb Blair

      Thank you times a million Anna! I appreciate you so much!

    • Barb Blair

      Thank you Danielle! I am so excited for you to see the finished product! xo

  2. Hooray for another grand adventure for you Barb. So happy for your success. It couldn’t happen to a more down-to-earth, generous, thoughtful, soulful woman. Yay!

    • Barb Blair

      Kalani, Thank you oh so much for those amazingly kind words of support and encouragement! I am so thankful to you and I appreciate you always being there through the years!

  3. Jenny Spears

    Furniture does make a room! Looking forward to seeing the finished product!

    • Barb Blair

      Jenny, YES, it sure does! Thank you!

  4. You inspire me every day – cannot wait to hold another of your beautiful creations in my hands! Good luck getting to the finish line and most of all – enjoy the process!

    • Barb Blair

      Kristen….Wow, thank you so much for blessing me with those words….and I am trying to enjoy every moment for sure! I know this is a privilege and a blessing…. and I do not ever want to take that for granted! xo

  5. Jenna Mincy

    Can’t wait! So excited to see it. 🙂

    • Barb Blair

      Love you sweet Jenna! See you soon….hopefully! xo

    • Barb Blair

      Lindsey! Hello! It has been a while…and I have missed you! How is everything with you? I hope all is well! Thank you for the congrats! xo

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