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Hey there! Hope you’re having a good week! It has been a busy one for us with lots of birthdays coming soon! Anyway, even when I’m super busy, I still have been trying to read a little bit of my books. I always have to keep learning!
I thought I could share here once a month or so what books I have read and loved or didn’t love as I journey and learn more and more about interior design and blogging.
Here’s some of my favorites, what I’ve read recently, and what I’m working through now!
Two of my favorites are Girl Wash Your Face and Girl, Stop Apologizing by Rachel Hollis. If you haven’t read these, you need to. They are such straight forward methods to gaining control of your life.
My most recent completion is The ONE Thing by Garry Keller and Jay Papasan. It talks all about how multitasking is a lie, and how putting all of your focus into one thing at a time will yield you exponentially bigger results. A lot of it is business related, but I feel like the concepts can be put into place in so many aspects of our lives.
Another favorite of mine is Capital Gaines by Chip Gaines. If you want to get fired up about a dream you have and need some help throwing caution to the wind to go for it, this is the book.
Speaking of the Gaines’, I just finished Home Body by Joanna Gaines. So much great inspiration, and I love how Joanna describes it all. I have actually had this book for a while now! Up until recently I had mostly just skimmed the pictures. They are definitely great, but there is also so much great information waiting in those words that Joanna wrote.
I have two books that I am starting to work through now. One is Color by David Hornung. I am learning that there is so much more to color than that blue looks pretty. There is also a lot more to designing with color than the ever loved white on white on white palette.
The other is Branding and Interior Design by Kim Kuhteubl. This one is all about creating a specific brand and how that relates in particular to the design world. I’ve only gotten through the intro chapter so far, but it looks like it has worksheets for future chapters and so much practical information.
Side note – when you read books, do you start on page one and read straight through? Or do you peek ahead on occasion to see what topics are next? I feel like peeking ahead directly violates everything I read in The ONE Thing. It is a habit I am trying hard to break!
What books have you read recently?