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N.M.: How did you find the time to do this on top of your blog duties? Especially finding all the new sneak peeks.
G.B.: That was the hardest part — and to be honest I pretty much learned how NOT to do it. I just tacked on the work everywhere I could: weekends, late nights, all-nighters. The bulk of the writing was done in about three months, and the work load ended up with me in the hospital triggering an underlying migraine condition I never knew I had. I learned my lesson: always pace things out and don't bite off more than you can chew.
In terms of finding homes, we reached out to our network of readers, friends, shop owners and designers across the globe to see if we could find some amazing new homes on a short turnaround time. Luckily we found more than 40 new homes, so we shot and edited them quickly and had them in the book within a few months.
N.M.: Which is your personal favorite section of the book?
G.B.: It changes every day, but I really love the flowers right now. People often overlook flowers as a decorating tool, and one that can be done on a budget and with creativity. I wanted to break down the basic steps of arranging to demystify it and show people how you can interpret different trends and styles in floral form. Sometimes it's the most affordable way to decorate a room in a pinch.