Hello Color– Now in Stores!

From Hello ColorIt’s here, it’s finally hereeee! Today is the day Hello Color makes it’s way into the world. Surreal doesn’t even begin to express how this feels! In 2011 I started a hobby blog to deal with the stress of my full time job and now a project that I wrote, photographed, styled, and crafted is being sold in stores like Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Target, Books A Million, and local bookstores all across the country. Like what?! Somebody hand me a glass of champagne because it is time to celebrate!

From Hello ColorWhen it comes down to it, I wrote this book for you, my readers. I think we’re all so consumed by life and work and sometimes we may only get 20 or 30 minutes to ourselves once a week. I know that’s what my life was like when I first started this blogging journey. The projects inside are intended to be simple yet fulfilling. The type of projects that you’ll actually want to make because not only will they bring a bit of color into your home, but because they’re projects you can actually do. From how to style a bookcase, to photography tips, building custom palettes and more, Hello Color is a do-able DIY guide for how to welcome color into your home and your life. I want you to know that yes, you can absolutely be crafty and as colorful as you want to be!

If you happen to try a project, or just want to take photo of the book styled on your bookshelf, please tag me and your photos with #HelloColor so that I can see and share your work! This is going to be my favorite part about this whole thing :)

I’ll be celebrating tonight in Philly and on Thursday in NYC and hope to see some of you there! And if you live elsewhere, stay tuned for my July tour dates coming soon.

Thank you all for the love and support– I couldn’t have done this without you!

xo
Rachel

 

DIY Wooden Hanger Makeover

DIY Wooden Hanger MakeoverHello Color will officially be released into the world tomorrow! TOMORROW! To celebrate, and to hopefully get you just as excited as I am, I thought that I would share one of my favorite projects from the book– a wooden hanger makeover. This project is oh so simple to do but the results make a big impact.

Clothing aside, your closet may not seem like a place for color, but think again! Create gorgeous patterned hangers in minutes without being an artist or even making a mess. The trick? Temporary tattoos! That’s right, they’re not just for kids (or for skin!). They may seem like a simple detail, but it’s one that will make you smile on the days you decide to skip the sweatpants and dress up instead. Here’s how: Continue reading…

Meet the Artists of Hello Color

Meet the Artists of Hello ColorOne of my favorite things about my book is that in the back, there is art that you can tear out to hang on your wall. That’s right, every copy of the book comes with an instant gallery wall! The pages are perforated making it easy to remove the art AND the book still lays flat after all the pieces are removed. It’s seriously worth the cost of the book alone (not like I’m biased or anything, but for real, you can order it anywhere books are sold like AmazonBarnes and NobleBook-A-MillionIndiebound, even your favorite local bookstore).

Today I thought it would be fun to show you a look inside at the art and to introduce you to the people I worked with to create such a special feature. Trust me, you’re going to want to follow these amazing women ASAP!  Continue reading…

Hello Color Launch Parties

Hello Color Launch PartiesI can’t believe how fast this year is flying. I’m in that pinch-me-haze because the book that I spent all of last year writing, is now launching in less than two weeks! And I can’t to celebrate with you!

I will be announcing additional July tour dates soon, but for those of you in Philly + NYC, I hope that you’ll join me in celebrating the release of Hello Color on the week it comes out. Here are the details:

DIY Pom Pom VotivePHILLY

Come celebrate with me in my neighborhood on the day the book is released! There will be cake, colorful decor, and a little bubbly. You’ll also get to try your hand at making a DIY from the book, pom pom votives, and make your own custom color palette to help you get started on the journey of bringing more color into your home. I’ll be signing books, so bring your pre-ordered copy, or buy one on site.

Where: Workshop Room @ The Bok
When: May 1st 7pm – 9pm
Free and open to all ages– RSVP here!

NYC

The event will take place in one of my favorite stores, West Elm! I will also be doing a signing, so bring your pre-ordered books! You can also buy books during the event. Just like the Philly event, there will be crafting, color, and all things fun!

Where: West Elm Dumbo (in the cafe section)
When: May 3rd 6pm- 8pm
Free and open to all ages– RSVP here!

Even if you don’t buy a book (though I really think you’ll love it) I hope that you and everyone you know will come and celebrate. It’s been a long journey and it’s time to have some fun! See you there!

xo
Rachel