An inspiring collection of practical ideas and do-it-yourself projects to transform any interior with good design, comfort, and a spirit of playfulness and fun. Happy Home brims with useful ideas for transforming a ho-hum home with relaxed contemporary style featuring bright colors, cheerful patterns, and varying textures and scale inspired by designer Charlotte Hedeman Gueniau and her home furnishings company Rice, which are well-known among design fans for innovative home furnishings and houseware collections featuring ethically sourced and produced products. The book shows how the basics of everyday life can be enlivened by bringing color and a sense of fun to daily living, whether by using brightly colored accessories or by introducing fabrics with patterns, textures, and hints of humor throughout the home. Included are practical suggestions that add informal charm to any room, as well as do-it-yourself projects ranging from brightly colored throws and cushions, storage ideas to hide clutter, hand-painted furniture, and decorative motifs for walls and other surfaces.
Charlotte Hedeman Gueniau founded Rice, an ethical homewares company, in Odense, Denmark, in 1998. She focuses on contemporary Scandinavian designs ethically produced in Asia and has won a worldwide following of devoted design aficionados. Holly Becker is an author and journalist whose articles have appeared in Europe's leading lifestyle publications.