Friday, February 29, 2008


I'm so excited! I just picked up this new book from one of this year's showhouse coordinators. It's called "Showhouse Review" by Tina Skinner, and its subtitle is "An Expose of Interior Decorating Events." It has a picture of the showhouse nursery that I did last year. What's killing me, is that this is my LEAST favorite of all of my showhouse rooms, but it's the only one that got submitted to this publisher, because the picture was taken by a pro.
I had big dreams for this room...I was going to make tall twiggy willow chairs painted white for the little tea table...and a hand made book display case for the wall...but my mother died in the midst of the whole thing, and I just didn't have time. Overall, I'm happy with the way the room came out, but I still have the visions in my head of the way it was SUPPOSED to be. Sigh. I guess I can't have TOO many regrets, right?--I mean, my room is published in a hardcover coffee table book! Woo hoo! Click here to find it on

If you want to see more pictures of that room--some of which I think are better than the shot in the book, you can head over to Rate My Space on, where I have uploaded my nursery pics, as well as pictures of my last two showhouse rooms. Go take a look--and feel free to sign in and "Rate My Space!" Hee!


Rose said...

BIG FAT HAPPY CONGRATULATIONS, SHARON! That's so awesome to see your work published. Now don't taint it with regrets, OK? You're a remarkable designer with oodles of talent. Simply accept those gifts graciously; so many others of us were given different gifts and together we all make the world go round.

I am totally thrilled for you!

suzette said...

Congratulations! This is wonderful! I'm so happy for I gotta get me a copy of that book...I want one signed...yes, I do!!

That all happened in such trying times for you...Mom would be proud.

Hugs to you chickie!

Daisy Cottage said...

I am SO happy for you! Congratulations! You deserve this so much - you are such a talent!!! I will definitely be looking for this book! And yes, your Mom would definitely be proud... and she is.


~Joy~ The vintage Rabbit said...

How exciting!! I am Impressed!! You go girl!!!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Sharon, that's wonderful! I know you are thrilled. I think I missed this one, but it looks like a beautiful nursery. Happy for you.


dec0r8or said...

Thanks, guys! And you're right, Rose...I'll try not to taint it with regret. It is what it is, and it's PUBLISHED! LOL!

Rose said...

Congratulations, Sharon!! You must be so proud. Of course you are very deserving of having you work in this lovely book. The nursery is so so sweet.

I loved seeing the Chocolate Dreams room again too. I loved that room!

PAT said...

I go away for the weekend and look what happens!! This is wonderful news Sharon. I've always loved watching you do your magic!

Thanks for the amazon info and the link to RMS!


PAT said...

Sharon you are the winner of Mary Carol's book.

E-mail me at:


dec0r8or said...

Get OUT of here, Pat! I can't believe I won something! Whoo hoooo! I must run over to your blog right NOW! :)

KJ said...

Congrats for 2 things!!! Your published showcase photo and your recent Nell Hill book win from Pat! You are scoring big from all directions!

Blessings to You,

Amber said...

Sharon, I would be blown away by that nursery under any circumstances, but when you consider that you pulled that together under the worst of times,'re just amazing. It is more than cool that you've been featured in the book! I am so proud and thrilled for you!

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Terri's ThreadArt said...

I rejoice with you on such a wonderful accomplishment!!!YIPEEEE!!!

The Decorated House said...

Am I late!? WOW!!!!!!!!!!!
I am so proud of you. This isn't just a little published, this is really published!!
It is such a wonderful thing for your talent to be seen in a high quality book.
Super Congratulations. I am so HAPPY for YOU! And I hope it brings you tons of business.

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

WOW! That is amazing! How incredible for you to see your work published (in spite of feeling it could've been better, no one else knows the dreams you had in your head, but I know how that goes!). The room looks wonderful!



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