One more day.

One more amazing, incredible, awesome, 24-hour day until this book launches into the world.

I cannot thank you all enough.


You have cheered me and encouraged me and made me laugh and smile and cartwheel my way to the finish line.

I’ve been working on this book for over two years.  Two summers ago, I traveled all over the country, photographing bloggers houses and styling rooms and discovering all the things about each individual style mentioned in the book.  And then?  I wrote my heart out.  I wrote stories and worked on quizzes and put together DIY projects for each style and filled over 220 pages with photographs and tips and helpful advice on how to find your individual style.

And now?

You are about to meet the DIY Style Finder.


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 TOMORROW 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.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

And now to celebrate the launch of the book, we are hosting an ENTIRE WEEK OF GIVEAWAYS.

Today I’m kicking off the giveaway with some of my very favorite things that I hand-picked just for you.  Tomorrow, Bre from Rooms For Rent will be hosting a giveaway of her favorite things, too.

You can enter through the Rafflecopter widget above.

Thank you so much for everything.


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  1. Image for MJ Venesco MJ Venesco

    Hi I’m trying to enter the giveaway & I’ve taken the quiz but I don’t see my entry- I just seem to be going around in circles! It’s too bad because the giveaway is perfect for me - I’m Coastal Style in the quiz which is spot on 😊

  2. Image for Patti Patti

    Congratulations on your book. So exciting for you. I do hope I’m lucky and win your book. We just bought a house and move in next month. I need all the help I can muster.

  3. Image for Ange Ange

    So excited for you! I'm looking forward to receiving my book. I am going to gift the planner as I already have my own copy. A new book and a gift for a friend, how awesome is that!?!

  4. Image for Kathleen Kathleen

    Just as I expected, I’m all over the place ~ Farmhouse & Transitional tied, with Traditional coming in third! Several times I would want to alternate styles ~ especially with pillows, table settings, etc.! Loving this, cannot wait for my books to arrive. (I’ll keep the autographed copy, share the one I purchased earlier!!!) Thank you, sweet lady!

  5. Image for Kari Cox Kari Cox

    I love everything you do, and cannot wait to get my hands on your new book! I absolutely adored So Close to Amazing, and You've Got This--both were fantastic and really spoke to me. Can't wait to fall in love with your new one. Thank you for the opportunity to win, and God bless!

  6. Image for Jane Jane

    Can’t wait for your book! I took the quiz and lean towards transitional style. I decorate with all the things that make my heart sing.

  7. Image for Sheila Applegate Sheila Applegate

    What a fun way to enter a giveaway! Take a quiz, learn a little more about ourselves, it's a win for everyone! I am predominantly traditional by the quiz. So fun, thank you!!

  8. Image for mary mary

    Congratulations on the release of your bookl I love a touch of coastal...Then again I am also drawn to farmhouse and cottage, and have a lot of traditional antiques.. I think I need your help!

  9. Image for Julie Briones Julie Briones

    I have to leave a comment? You *know* how hard that is for me! LOL! I'm so excited about receiving the book, KariAnne! Also, just gave away a copy of the DIY Home Planner for my blogiversary. The winner was quite excited! Fun stuff, and you know I love me some coastal style items!

  10. Image for Tracy H Tracy H

    I honestly can not wait. You make me smile and laugh even on days that I feel sad. You are my sunshine. Thank you.

  11. Image for Jessica Graverholt Jessica Graverholt

    Congratulations! That’s so exciting! I love the concept, and I definitely think it’s something people struggle with. 🙂

  12. Image for Jean Jean

    Karianne, So glad to hear the book is coming soooon!!!!!!! I can't wait to see what my style is???? I like French Country, little Farmhouse, and Traditional. I know you have worked hard on this book just like you do with all your sites and i wish you much success. I've got to find where to do the quiz and buy the book!!!! Congrats, jean

  13. Image for Betsy Betsy

    I am excited for your book to arrive. I am going to share it with my 10 year old niece who loves decorating.

  14. Image for Babette Thurston Babette Thurston

    Hi KariAnne, I took the quiz and of course I got coastal!!! It definitely is my style! I mean down to the letter what I love! I'm so excited to get the book this week. I can't wait to read it since we're trying to move and decorating my new house will be so much fun with this book. I'm so excited for you!


    KariAnne, I am really looking forward to getting my copy of your book! I ordered it when you first talked about it! Congrats, again! Thanks for always thinking about how you can help us! We appreciate you more than you will ever know! Blessings!

  16. Image for Mary Mary

    I'm finding I'm selecting answers from many styles. I can't seem to narrow my style down to one or even two. I have a feeling there are others like me that just like "a mix" in their home. Congrats on yet another new book, Karianne. You haven't disappointed yet, so this one will be a winner too!

  17. Image for Jacy Cole Jacy Cole

    I have pre-ordered your new book as well as the devotional. I am beyond excited. I have and love your other books and follow your blog etc. Love your content and your inspiring and cheerful voice. Thank you!!

  18. Image for Jacy Cole Jacy Cole

    Congratulations and best wishes on your new book!! I’m sure it will be a smashing success. Thank you for writing these delightful books!! I can’t wait to complete my collection when my package arrives!!

  19. Image for Cindy Cindy

    I too had some problems. I kept going in circles. My style was coastal. Regardless, I love your blog and books and just adore who you are and what you stand for. Thank you so much.

  20. Image for Lynnette Davis Lynnette Davis

    I'm so excited about your book! I loved seeing you on Nashville's Channel 5 Talk of the Town, and was fortunate enough to catch you at the Country Living Fair. Loved your old Kentucky home, but it's been fun watching your new home transform too. God bless you and your family!

  21. Image for Anita L Jackson Anita L Jackson

    Congratulations once again, I took your deco style quiz and came out with a mixture of Traditional/Transisitional at 44% and 22% comtemporary

  22. Image for Michelle Nettles Michelle Nettles

    I am Transitional. Not sure what the definition is for that term (in regards to decorating style) but I feel like I am traditional, eclectic, french country, primitive mix (so maybe transitional fits me). Thanks for the giveaway!! :)

  23. Image for Tamara Tamara

    I am so excited about your book and just found out and signed up for your newsletter. I pre-ordered your book today, 3/4/19, from your Anazon link. I am also excited to receive the DIY planner for free! I wish you all the best and look forward to following you and all the great helps you offer. 😍

  24. Image for Karen Karen

    So excited about your beautiful new book! What a great tool! My style is 47% Farmhouse/27% Coastal/27% Traditional. Thanks for the giveaway!

  25. Image for Becky Becky

    You must be so happy and excited! Congratulations! What a great giveaway! I test out at 50% farmhouse, 30% coastal, 20% traditional. Coastal...??? Not sure where that came from, haha!

  26. Image for Lynne Lynne

    We're undergoing some major remodeling at our house. Your book will be helpful in keeping all of my color swatches and pinterest notes organized. You always have great decorating tips.

  27. Image for Dorothy Dorothy

    I took the quiz and now will purchase the book! This is just what I need as we go through some design choices in our kitchen, dining room and my office.

  28. Image for Devi Devi

    Congratulations on the book! Through the quiz I discovered my style is Transitional, closely followed by Traditional, with a hint of Farmhouse. Thanks for providing the quiz.

  29. Image for Janis Raines Janis Raines

    According to the quiz, I am mostly farmhouse with some traditional and a little coastal. I thought I was more traditional and some farmhouse.

  30. Image for Sandy Sandy

    Tomorrow I’m taking the quiz. I have decorated for Easter and spring already. Since I have the book, I can check how off my decor is from what I should have used or arranged.

  31. Image for brittany doerfler brittany doerfler

    I took the style quiz and Traditional was my top result at 40% tied with Contemporary also at 40%. Followed by Farmhouse at 20%

  32. Image for Michele Pineda Michele Pineda

    I took the quiz and am 50% Coastal, so I guess that has to do with being a Mainer lol. I am also 30% Farmhouse and 20% Contemporary, so I guess I am quite the mix!

  33. Image for Rebecca Weiss Rebecca Weiss

    My style is farmhouse and traditional. I like classic pieces, but also the look of wood and writing on barnwood.

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