I don't keep a large book collection, instead using the library for 99% of my reading. There are a few tried-and-true books I keep on hand for homemaking inspiration. Chief among them are the writings of interior designer Alexandra Stoddard. She's taught me most of I know about color, light, and creating happy spaces.
Oh, I nearly drove off the road when my mom spotted the sign outside Lyzon Art Gallery this week. Alexandra Stoddard? Here? I phoned when we reached home. Yes, she will be at Lyzon to sign books this Monday night from 6 to 8. Tuesday night she'll give a short talk at Davis Kidd and sign more books then. Last time Stoddard came to Nashville, I couldn't afford tickets to her lecture. Now, I can enjoy a free browse through the gallery, refreshments, a pianist, AND a favorite author? Color me pink.