Ever since Gabrielle Stanley Blair became a parent, she's believed in one idea strongly: Design doesn't disappear when kids appear. She has always felt that an intentionally designed environment is one of the greatest gifts you can give to your family. That the items and decor one chooses tell a story. That a home is truly a child's first and favorite picture book and the comfort she reaches for when she needs it most. In this, her first book, Blair offers a room-by-room manual for keeping things sane, organized, creative, and stylish. She provides advice on making a foyer more functional; which sofas work best for different kinds of families; how to organize family photos; throwing birthday parties; kitchen organization; cooking with children; keeping a home office; how to deal with a never-ending stream of toys; traveling with children; how to balance it all; and much, much more.
Gabrielle Stanley Blair is the founder of Design Mom--praised as a top parenting blog by "The Wall Street Journal," "Parents" magazine, "Time," and "Better Homes & Gardens"--which features everything at the intersection of motherhood and design, from DIY projects and home tours to book reviews, family-friendly travel ideas, and discussions about modern parenting. She is a founder of the blockbuster biannual design conference Alt Summit and a creator of the video series "Olive Us." She and her husband, Ben Blair, along with their six children--Ralph, Maude, Olive, Oscar, Betty, and Flora June--live in Oakland, California.