I am certainly not the first person to define or celebrate this particular aesthetic, but this book is a very personal look at how I weave the spirit of Americana into spaces I design and into my own signature style.
My interest in writing this book started out as a collection of ideas about decorating. As I put pen to paper, I began to realize that this collection of ideas is centered around an attitude about how I approach life—my love of decorating presented an opportunity for me to identify and acknowledge those things that are most important to me. This book is about being intentional in designing a home that reflects who you are and what you value.
The book discusses the elements of New Americana style and provides a look at what I think and do in my own pursuit of beauty and authenticity. It also illustrates the New Americana style at work in homes in Colorado and Texas. I hope readers will find inspiration and ideas for bringing beauty, comfort and authenticity into their own homes.
I had the privilege of working with an inspiring creative team on the creation of this book. Ryann Ford is a talented commercial photographer from Austin, Texas. Her style is clean and thoughtful, a perfect match for my aesthetic. She is known for her meticulously composed architectural and interior photographs, and her photography is stunning. Natalie Warady is a photo stylist and creative consultant based in Boulder, Colorado. Natalie has a fresh creative vision, a keen eye for every detail, and an innate ability to make any space lovely.