Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Coming to a coffee table near you… {House Proud}


Remember this post from last summer? Click: Lights, Camera, Decor {Photo Shoot}



I am so happy to inform you that the coffee table book, House Proud by designer Valorie Hart will be available in September.


J & I’s home will be featured in Chapter 7. Check out a preview of what’s inside: click HERE.

7. I Did It Myself 116
self-decorating by
the self-taught
Jeff & Ron 118

Recently the author of the book shared the recent press release with us since we are featured in the publication. I am still in the dark as to what photos were selected in the book. I cannot wait to see how things looked back in the summer of 2012.

From the press release:

Experience the joy of decor and design, restoration and rebirth, colour and comfort - all in the enchanting locale of Louisiana. A New Orleans-based interior designer, Valorie Hart expertly leads a private tour of the most fashionable homes in the state. Sara Essex Bradley's photographs document the personality of Louisiana's homes, from the formal Greek revival house to the warm Creole cottage, the pre-Civil war beauty to the kitschy 50s-style ranch, the grand Victorian to the modern urban loft. This is not simply a design inspiration book, but rather a thoughtful compilation of homeowners' personal stories of restoring and redesigning their dream houses - the stories of the 'house-proud.' In addition to Debra Shriver's foreword, Hart gives her creative expertise on repurposing furniture, displaying art collections, creating extra rooms, and rethinking storage. Hart presents us with today's Louisiana homes: the feel of southern hospitality married with a look of contemporary chic.

I am really excited. I will certainly let you know where to purchase the book. I am sure I’ll even do a give away.

Will the book go here?


Or here?



House Proud, y’all!


  1. Congratulations. Looking forward to seeing your home in the book.

  2. How exciting! I know you'll have it proudly displayed, and you should. Let us know when it becomes available.

  3. I am so happy for you to be published in a REAL decorating book! I can't wait to see it when it comes out. I would make sure to place it in a prominent location too.

  4. I am beyond thrilled for you and now I can tell all my friends I know you! Congratulations- xo Diana

  5. Wow Ron, how exciting! You must be floating on air!
    I love the press release. It sounds very interesting!

  6. What an honor, and how exciting! Can't wait to hear more details!

  7. Wow! What an honor, and how exciting! Can't wait to hear more details.

  8. Congratulations! That is going to be such a neat thing to see. Your home is lovely and I know the pictures will show that.


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