3 Good Reads for this Summer

This Saturday, June 21st marks the official start of the summer season! It’s time to take a break and sit in the sun with our feet in the sand or maybe just dangle them in the pool. Everyone knows for a good time at the beach or pool you have to have a great read and fabulous drink. We can’t help with the drinks, but we do have 3 recommendations for a great read this summer.

Good Reads for Design Inspiration


Houston Design Resources – Whether you are a Houstonian or not, HDR is a great magazine for design inspiration, home interior trends and a glimpse into some of the MOST stunning homes in the metropolitan area. (And special bonus: if you make an appointment with us you can get one absolutely free!)


Apartment Therapy – Like the rest of the universe, I like browsing the web on my iPad late at night. I have been looking at Apartment Therapy for a long time. It has fabulous finds and creative ideas for getting the most out a small space. Even if your home is a house and not an apartment you will find something that makes your space function better. On top of that, the rooms are always beautifully designed and well thought out. Tons of things to inspire you!


Flipboard – I can’t say enough about flipboard! It’s not a book, a blog or a board it’s actually an app. It’s like a personal magazine with all the information I care about in one place, at the tip of my fingers! This one could literally last you all summer and you would never get bored. The articles are interesting and on many diverse topics. The photography is stunning. It's just TOO easy not to use.


Would you let us know your favorite reads? The information is so vast that I'm sure I'm missing out on something fabulous that I just don't know about. Don't keep it to yourself, share it with me! Thank you.

Sincerely, Janie's Signature Janie Ellis, RID, ASID-IP, CF, Master Artisan janie@anythingbutplain.com