‘Crafting a Meaningful Home’ Book Party


As a design blogger, it is easy for me to get lost at times in the beauty of decorative objects. After hours spent perusing furniture catalogs, designer portfolios, and myriad homes on the web, I’ve got to remind myself to come up for air and get some perspective. Sure, that $7,000 sofa is a beautiful piece of furniture, but what is it really going to bring to my home, other than an extra place to sit? It’s not these types of objects that make a home, it’s the personal touches lovingly created, gathered, and treasured by the occupants within. 

That’s a sentiment worth remembering a repeating, and one at the heart of Meg Mateo Ilasco’s new book, Crafting a Meaningful Home. Inside is page after page of decorative projects that aim to tell one’s personal story, utilizing photos, collected items, and even love notes to do so. Project contributors include designers and artists from around California and the rest of the country, including artist Christine Schmidt of Yellow Owl Workshop, ceramicist Diana Fayt, designer Joy Cho, and more.

If you’re in the Bay Area, next Thursday you have the chance to meet a few of these talented individuals–including the author–at the book release party. It’s being held from 7 to 9 p.m. at Rare Device in San Francisco’s Mission District, and is open to all. You’ll be able to pick up the book and see a few of the completed projects in person right there in the store, providing plenty of inspiration to get crafting on your own meaningful home soon after.

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