Exclusive Peek: Happy Handmade Home!

A Beautiful Mess Happy Handmade HomeA Beautiful Mess Happy Handmade Home A Beautiful Mess Happy Handmade Home A Beautiful Mess Happy Handmade Home Happy Handmade Home by A Beautiful Mess A Beautiful Mess Happy Handmade Home Happy Handmade Home by A Beautiful MessHappy Handmade Home by A Beautiful Mess We are so excited today to share a few sneak peeks of our upcoming book, A Beautiful Mess Happy Handmade Home. It feels totally crazy to us that in just a few shorts months our second book will be released! We LOVED working on this book, and we can’t wait to see what you think of it.

So what’s it all about? Creating an inspiring space that you can fall in love with. Elsie and I take you on a room-by-room guide through our own homes (with lots of never-before-seen rooms!). We showcase over 15 different spaces with tips and stories to get you dreaming about decorating your own home.

But that’s not all.

A Beautiful Mess Happy Handmade Home A Beautiful Mess Happy Handmade Home Happy Handmade Home by A Beautiful Mess A Beautiful Mess Happy Handmade HomeA home is all about the memories you make there, if you ask us. And one great way to start making more memories is to host a party for your family or friends! We share our own inspiration for entertaining through five different parties throughout the book.

But that’s not all.

A Beautiful Mess Happy Handmade Home A Beautiful Mess Happy Handmade Home A Beautiful Mess Happy Handmade Home A Beautiful Mess Happy Handmade Home A Beautiful Mess Happy Handmade Home No A Beautiful Mess book would be complete without a “few” homemade projects. And good news: we share over 115 projects throughout this book! Our goal was to keep the majority of the projects simple and inexpensive but with the bold design that you’ve come to expect from ABM. We want you to actually USE this book and not just have another book sitting on your shelf. We want this to be a real resource that inspires you to create your own happy handmade home. 

You can read more about our book here. Feel free to let us know if you have any questions. We’d love to share more information, although nothing that could spoil the book for anyone. 🙂 Thanks for letting us share!

Credits // Author: Emma Chapman. Photography: Janae Hardy. Preorder your copy at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or IndieBound.

  • Ooooh, I cannot WAIT to get this! I actually bought your first book a few weeks ago (FANTASTIC photography tips!) so I’m uber excited to know Book 2 is around the corner!

    Will you be having a book tour???? I live in Memphis and I KNOW people would love to have you here!

  • Whooohoo!! Very much looking forward to owning a copy of this book for my home, ladies! 🙂 Congratulations!

  • I can’t wait for this to come out! Love the photos already… exciting!

  • So freaking excited for this one girls, loved your photography book! Just pre-ordered. Thanks so much for the constant inspiration x

  • This looks so amazing! So happy and colourful, definitely up my street!



  • Oh, this makes me so excited! My copy will be arriving while I’m still on vacations, but I can’t wait until September to finally see the whole thing!

  • They’re Swedish Hasbeens. http://www.swedishhasbeens.com/us/ I love the Sky High T-Straps most! xx- Elsie

  • I love everything about your house ….what is the name of the shoes in your closet with the heart shaped tag they are so cute thanks

  • So much excitement!
    And it’s coming out a day before my birthday too, how perfect!

  • Cannot wait to check it out! I am sure it will be beautiful.

  • Gosh i’m already in love with your new book!! The first one already inspires me so much and i’m still using it a lot for photo inspiration and practicing my skills! I can’t wait to get my hand on this little gem, i’m only scared that once i’ll open it, i’ll want to change everything in my home!! Lool!

  • so exciting! it definitely looks great, can’t wait till it comes out 🙂
    xo, cheyenne

  • Thank you so much Kellie! This means so much to us!
    xx- Elsie

  • Hi!
    I have a bunch. They are my favorite heel. I do love heels, but not crazy heels. They’re the most comfortable heels (them and Coclico) I love the sky high ones best because they’re the most flattering.
    XX! Elsie

  • Hi Sandy!
    Yes- just contact our publisher (Random House)
    xo! Elsie

  • Hi Robin, Those are my paintings. I appreciate you asking! So sweet!
    xx- Elsie

  • LOVE it! I can’t wait to get my hot little hands on a copy 🙂

  • Wow congratulations on your second book! Just from seeing the pictures I can tell that I will need this book in my life!
    Sarah x

  • Congrats on the book! You are some talented ladies! Is there any chance I can find out more information on the two paintings next to and below the “2” on the cover? Thanks!

  • Oh this is way exciting!


  • Congrats on the new book! You guys are doing big things!


  • So excited for you ladies to keep churning out great books! Build that empire. 🙂

  • Can’t wait for the book to come out! I am so excited for you. Dear Emma, can your next book be a baking book? PLEASE. I’d eat that right up. (*giggle*)

  • I´m so exciting!! I can´t wait!


  • Congrats! It’s funny, my mom was really into a happy handmade home when I was growing up so I learned everything from her but when I started blogging I learned everything from feng shui, intuition, and ABM 🙂

    Love and Luck,

    Laurali Star


  • Well. Now you got me a little excited over here. I love a good diy, and not having to start a laptop for inspiration is extra nice once in a while.

  • Lovely! Can we purchase these for our shop in larger quantities? How would I go about doing this?

  • Ugh, love this! Can’t wait, it must be is exciting for you lovely ladies! And Elsie, I am loving those polka dot jeans!


  • I´m looking forward to see your new book. I just bought your book about taken photos and are very pleased with it. You are very popular in Denmark and a lot of Instagrammers are using your app. 🙂

  • Wow, i am so excited for you guys! I just preorderd the book at amazon – hopefully it will make its ways to Germany safe!

    Aaaaaand: Elsie, how many Swedish Hasbeens do you have????? ;o)))
    I was thinking about ordering them – are they really comfortable also for people who don´t wear heels?


  • OMG I can wait to have this book in my hands !
    I’ve always wanted to pimp my little house, this is all I need to help me !

  • I wonder if it’ll be available in the Philippines! I really want to see those homemade projects. And we just had our houses’s second floor constructed, so this’ll be a huge inspiration. 🙂

  • So excited for you ladies! I can’t wait to see this one all finished!

    x Sara fom awildroseblog.com

  • I love the IDEA of entertaining…but somehow never get around to actually doing much of it!! Your new book might be just what I need to get my “party” on (as well as inspire a few new home decorating projects!!) Looking forward to it!!


  • Ooh! I can’t wait to get your new book!
    I loved the Photo Idea Book and I’m going to love Happy Handmade Home!

  • You know what’s great? The fact that the color scheme of Mindy Kaling’s book is reflected (hehe) on those mirrors. :3

  • This.Is.So.Exciting! WEEE can’t wait for it. Also , hello long haired Emma!

  • I pre-ordered this the moment I seen it and I can not wait till it’s released!

  • You guys are AMAZING!! I really can’t wait for the book to come out 🙂 Thanks for the inspiration every morning xx

  • I’m as well so so excited. I always love your home ideas and DIY projects, so I will definitely buy this book. 🙂
    Much love, Eva from Germany

  • I have this on my Amazon wish list. Hoping someone preorders it for me for my birthday!

  • Wow the photos look stunning, have added the book to my wishlist for future purchases. Have also pinned that photo of the glasses on the dressing table, such a brilliant idea.



  • You can get them at Joann’s or Michael’s, but I nabbed a bunch if vintage, worn and torn ones at a local grocery store – a lot of the use them for fruit and vegetable transportation and display. They are AMAZING!



  • That is amazing! I’m such a huge fan if your blog and your keen eye! I cannot wait to pick it up! When is it released to bookstores? Congrats!!



  • So excited for you!!! Congratulations! I love, love your blog and can’t wait to buy this book!

  • Hi Patricia,
    Yes- most of the projects are things you could do in a rental (although not every single one, of course). We specifically had our younger readers in mind when we wrote the book.
    xx! Elsie

  • I’m so excited that your book is coming out! I remember when you first shared that you were doing a home decor book…felt like just yesterday 😛

    I love your DIYs! So glad you’re being unique and incoperating them into your book!


  • Yay im super excited!!!! I havnt seen these rooms and projects on the blog yet!! I hope the book is packed with that:))

  • I love it!! I have the same marimekko cup (I work for marimekko), and I looove the collection of swedish hasbeens you have there!! <3

  • I’m so excited for this! Your first book was absolutely awesome, and your skills for writing have improved (and still continue to improve), so I cannot wait to see what this beholds!

  • Oh! I need this book. It’s going on my birthday wishlist. My house has always felt undone to me and I’ve wanted to do so much to it but don’t know where to start. This is exactly what I need.


  • I’m looking forward to this one even more than the photography one! Can’t wait!

  • Totally looking forward to this book! Yay!!


  • Love it!!! When will it bereleased officially?

    Greetings from Germany….we just won a soccer game!!! Yippiiieee



  • I can’t wait to find this cook at the bookstore! I love all of the crates you’re using for storage. I love the look of wood crates!

  • I am obviously obsessed with everything ABM has and Of course, once I heard about this book I was instantly excited. However, I’m a college student and I was wondering if you include projects that could be adapted into the rental/dorm room kind of setting. I know I’m really enthusiastic about making my home away from home more “me” but big projects wouldn’t really be possible.


  • Congratulations you guys!! I agree, a home is where you party at 🙂 So exciting, can’t wait to check your book out.

  • That’s so great! I can’t wait to see the book, it sounds absolutely fantastic!

  • I am so excited for your next book to come out!! I still read the first book often and flip through it for inspiration and more ideas on how to display my photos. It’s such a fun book! We are in the military and will be moving again soon in September. So that means a new home to decorate and that’s pretty much always my favorite part. I can’t wait to be inspired this book!

  • Sounds awesome! Already pre-ordred mine months ago, I can’t wait to get it! 😀

  • These picture look so good. I bet the book will be amazing

    Gaby x


  • Hi ladies! I am so excited to introduce your book to my collection. I can’t wait for it to come out; speaking of that, when is the actual release date? I want to keep my eyes out and my husband in rhe loop as well.

    XOXO JuJu

  • i can’t wait to get this book! it looks amazing!!


  • Hi!
    Yes, my shelf was old and gross too. When I spray paint something rusty I always use the rustoleum primer spray paint first before whatever color. The locker baskets are new from Amazon.
    Hope that helps!

  • Can’t wait to see this on my shelf!
    xxx Brielle

  • Love this! What a fabulous opportunity for you guys! Great pictures, and I’m sure the book design is just beautiful! Keep workin’ it, ladies!


  • Thank you so much Megan! That means a lot to us!
    xx- Elsie

  • so excited for this!


  • So excited! I can’t wait to read through it! I can’t believe it’s just around the corner!


  • I have been following you all for years and the fact that you share so many DIY’S, recipes, and fashion articles and still have enough to make books out of blows my mind! You guys are seriously such an inspiration, and basically the reason I get off my butt and make things. Wine bottle bracelet holders?!?!?!? GENIUS!!! Such crafty, talented and beautiful ladies. <3

  • Congratulations! Sounds like an awesome book. Can’t wait to check it out! 🙂

  • I am so excited for this!!! I am in the process of purchasing my first home and can’t wait to use the ideas in your book to help decorate it!!!

    Love everything that y’all do 🙂

  • Very excited for this book ladies! I absolutely love the hand mirror collage – such a fun idea for the bathroom!

  • HOW EXCITING!!! I’m excited just reading about it. 🙂 I adore the wood crates for shelves. Genius! 🙂

    I hope you have a beautiful day!!!


    the bbb blogger


  • As we say in french: GENIAL! Really I can’t wait anymore to see this book and I’m sure it gonna be AMAZING!

  • The photo of the vintage locker baskets intrigued me–I have a whole shelving unit of them that are asp rusty/dirty that I am looking to paint them. The set you are squatting in front of looked restored–were they vintage ones? Is how to do that shared in the book? Or is it something you are blogging about separately? I literally spent an hour googling it last night! I must have 48 of them and the tack that goes with.

  • I really like the colorful milk crates in your photo. Where can I get those?

  • You can pre order anytime, the book will be released August 26th!!!!


  • Yaaaaaaay!!! So excited for you ladies! Another incredible accomplishment. Can’t wait to purchase this!

  • It already looks amazing! Beautiful photos! xx


  • Can’t wait!! I am excited to receive my copy out here in England! I especially love the accessory organization!!

  • Eek! Everything looks so lovely!! Y’all are doing some amazing things!

  • Hi Eva!
    Do you have Amazon in your country? I would check their first! Most countries will have it available through Amazon already.
    xx- Elsie

  • Hi Michelle,
    OMG- that’s the sweetest thing! I’m so glad you’re excited. We’re pumped!
    xx- Elsie

  • I live in Belgium, any chance I can also pre-order a copy of your book?

  • So excited for this book to come out!! I’ve been purposely waiting to decorate my current home and this is just was I was waiting for 🙂
    p.s. Elsie’s shoe collection- swooooon!

  • I wish it were being released sooner! I am moving at the end of the month and would love to take a peak at these projects 🙂

  • This is so tempting…5 different party ideas are gonna be so helpful… and i can never get enough of home decor… looking forward to the book..


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