I love questions.

Like questions with more questions with more questions sprinkled on top.

And one of the most asked questions I get on the blog is all about decorating and style and how to find it.


Here’s the spoiler alert.

Your style?  It’s your own.  It’s a unique combination of all of your life experiences and collections you have and pieces that you can’t part with and the occasional trend that you made your own and things that make your heart sing.

And when I first got those questions that is the answer I gave.  It’s a good answer.  It’s inspirational.  It sounds good on a dish towel.  But truth?

It’s not really that helpful.

People would write back to my answer and say things like.

Thanks for writing back.  Great answer.  Awesome inspiration.  Amazing insight. 


How do I know?

How can I tell?

What if I like some of this style and some of that style?

(total aside:  here’s me at market last week launching the new book)

I tried to answer the best I could.

I would ask them questions and show them pictures and discuss different styles and what they looked like and try to help give them a name to what their style was.

We’d work together until they had an idea of their individual style.  Sometimes it was mostly one style, like farmhouse.  Or sometimes it was coasacontemaditional or farmacoastalrary or some other combination thereof.

And along the way, I discovered something important.

I love helping people find their style.

It’s one of my favorite things ever.

And so?

I wrote a book.

It’s called The DIY Style Finder.

I can’t WAIT for you to read it.


Here’s the idea behind this wonderful, beautiful, amazing four-color decorating book.  It starts with a quiz that you take to determine your style.  Then I explain the different types of styles and specific elements and decorating tips for each.  We traveled all over the country and photographed different bloggers’ houses in different styles.  The book walks you through each of the spaces in the home and gives you tips and inspiration for each of the styles discussed in the book.

My style for this book?


We went up to Cape Cod and photographed my family’s beach house.

Here’s a sneak peek at the dining room.

There are pages and pages of decorating inspiration.

And tips.

And hints.

And stories.

And DIY’s.

The book releases on March 5 and it’s available for pre-order today.

You can pre-order it here.

And if you pre-order the book by March 4?



I know, right?

Two books for the price of one.

But that’s not all.

NOT EVEN CLOSE.  It just gets better and better and better.

I wanted to do something extra special with this book.  Something that would make the stars shine a little brighter and the angels sing and the houses across America smile from ear to ear.

I wanted to create a decorating community.

A special place.

A home away from home where we could gather and talk about the book and learn our style and tell stories and decorate our houses together.

And so……

(insert decorating drum roll here)

If you pre-order The DIY Style Finder, I want to invite you to be part of the brand new DIY and Decorating Community.  It’s an exclusive Facebook group for members only.  I’m hosting weekly Facebook lives and giving helpful tips and inviting you all to upload your decorating dilemmas and share what you’ve learned from the book and there will be tons of encouragement and giveaways from some incredible brands and general happiness and giggles and merriment.

It’s my little corner full of joy on the internet.

And I’d love for you to be a part of it.

Simply pre-order your book here.

Then, all you need to do join is fill out this form with your order number and THAT’S IT.

Your signed planner will be shipped out to you and you’ll be e-mailed an invitation to the DIY and Decorating Community.

You got this friend.

You are amazing.

You are one-of-kind.

You are a ROCK STAR.

And I can’t WAIT to decorate together.

PS  I couldn’t leave the post without sharing this dedication.

You are my heart, cutie.

I couldn’t have taken a single step on this journey without you.

Want to know how to decorate your home for free?
Click here to get my FIVE BEST secrets.

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  1. Image for Corinne Shanahan Corinne Shanahan

    Hi Karianne! I just pre-ordered your book, and SO want to be part of the Facebook Group, but I do t see the form to give you my order number. Did I miss the link to the form to fill out? 😁

  2. Image for Sheila Montgomery Sheila Montgomery

    I was wondering if you might be giving any copies of your new, exciting book away? It looks like the kind of book that I would love to peruse over & over again...but money is tight for me. BTW: I live in west Tennessee & I used to go home from work at lunch & watch a show out of Nashville called "Talk of the Town" & saw you on there! Pretty cool since I had been following your blog. But, alas, I no longer get that channel & you moved from the Nashville area... Keep painting those lips red & coming up with great ideas for our homes!

  3. Image for Debbie Debbie

    Hi, I filled out the information but couldn’t tell if it actually was sent? Will an invite be sent for the group soon so I can verify it went through? It just disappeared off my screen which is unusual when I submit things Thanks

  4. Image for Jan McKenzie Jan McKenzie

    So excited for the new book, I've pre-ordered but didn't see a link for the form to fill out to get the signed copy of your last book, help please.

    1. Image for Toni Collins Toni Collins

      I pre ordered the book- can’t wait to get it. I filled out the form but didn’t see a form to fill out with my order number. Will it be on the email link in February?

  5. Image for Lynn W Lynn W

    Congrats of this amazing looking book!! Super excited and I will definitely be getting one to treasure and use 💜

  6. Image for Carrie Carrie

    Pre-order is done!! Beyond excited and so joy filled already just knowing what is coming...you are such a blessing. Beyond words. Thank you!

  7. Image for Debra Taylor Debra Taylor

    Pre-ordered the book. I can't wait! I filled out the form with my name, email, and address to get the free book and join the "club". Hope all went through correctly.

  8. Image for Teresa G Teresa G

    Sooo excited for this, Karianne! I think you wrote this for me, as I feel a little schizo in my decorating style. Cannot wait to read this new book and join the group!

  9. Image for Donna Marie Martin Donna Marie Martin

    I came--I ordered and I am ready to be there with you and the others to figure out just what the heck my home is trying to say!!! Lol

  10. Image for Shirley Shirley

    I am so excited about the new book. That dedication is so sweet. I preordered my book tonight and filled the form out. Can’t wait💋

  11. Image for Leslie Watkins Leslie Watkins

    This is amazing! Love this!! And so very proud of you and all you continue to do! And Denny’s page? ❤️I going now to preorder...

  12. Image for Sandy Sandy

    Just preordered your new book. Happy to receive all the extras. Wow, how many years ago I told you to write a book and this is your fourth I believe. You just beam, Rock Star! Please come to N.E. Ohio for a book signing some day. Would love to meet you.

  13. Image for David David

    Congrats! (I'm a bit behind). The book sounds like a great guide. And I know you've inspired and already helped a ton of people find their way in the decorating world. Do you cover "I'm really old but don't seem to have gotten beyond 'dorm room hand me downs?" I keep making stabs at actual decorating but fear, perhaps, it's just not my jam.....


    Congratulations, KariAnne, with another fabulous book! We are so happy for you. That page of "dedication" to your precious husband is so beautiful! I have ordered your new book and really look forward to getting it! All the best, KariAnne! You are such a wonderful gal! May God continue to make you as blessing to all those whose lives you touch! You are so special and I thank God for you! Blessings, dear friend!

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