If you thought Joanna Gaines was just sitting back, and scoping out new fixer uppers as she eases into the final months (weeks?) of her fifth pregnancy, well, you're right. But that doesn't mean she's taking it easy.
Months after releasing her first cookbook, Joanna's going back to her roots, releasing her first design book — featuring a title that both underscores her home-is-where-the-heart-is nature and doesn't do justice to what a powerhouse the designer/mogul/mom is. It's called Homebody, and it doesn't hit stores until Nov. 6, but the book's already racking up preorders on and at Barnes & Noble's website.
Homebody: A Guide To Creating Spaces You Never Want To Leave by Joanna Gaines, $40; amazon.com
Joanna's made no secret of the project, sharing little glimpses on Instagram, but this week, the cover was finally revealed, along with more details on the book itself. Just as Magnolia Table wasn't just a collection of recipes — it was filled with family stories, too — this isn't just a coffee table book loaded with glossy images of homes featured on Fixer Upper. It's designed to be a comprehensive guide to help you figure out how to create a home that's truly you, reflecting your personality and priorities, as well as those you live with. Everything's geared to be extra practical, so you can tune into what you truly like and dislike, according to the book's about section.
Joanna Wants You To Write In This Book.
That hands-on style goes even further than step-by-step advice; there's a fold-out guidebook in the back of Homebody, so you can take notes and sketch out designs on your own. At the end of the day, she wants you to make the book yours, just like you're making your home yours.
"Home is so personal, and for me, I want it to be a place where my family feels loved, safe, and at ease. Creating a space that tells your story is really what it’s all about," she told .
Things Will Get Personal — For You And Her.
At 368 pages, it's a hefty title, and it'll include a few surprises. One spoiler she's giving up early? You'll get a room-by-room look at the Gaines' family farmhouse, where Joanna lives with her husband, Chip, and their four (soon to be five) children.
Not much has been revealed beyond that, but you can expect plenty of modern farmhouse style — after all, it's what JoJo and co. are known for — and the polished, final result of plant-styling struggles like this:
Don't ever say Joanna Gaines doesn't keep it real.
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