Last week I was invited to the press launch party for the German issue of Charlotte Hedeman Guéniau’s book ‘Happy Home’ or as it is entitled in Germany ‘Funky Home’. Now many of you know that Charlotte is the founder, owner and creative mind of the Danish brand RICE, offering the probably happiest, quirkiest and most colourful selection of home accessories. Charlotte’s creativity has now found its way into a book and it is absolutely great if you love colour, quirk and that funky bit for your home.
What I love above all in this book is its positive attitude. Charlotte advocates an approach to interior design that is detached from any design rules and trend parameters. She tackles interiors by experimenting with colours and shapes, solely listening to her inner voice and measuring the success by its fun factor. The result are funky and happy homes that represent her personality and ban every sort of monotony.
The book is structured into chapters that focus on the rooms’ functionality from a very human perspective – hence the chapters have adorable names like ‘Living, Loving, Laughing’ or ‘Cooking, Eating, Sharing’. I enjoyed the colourful feast with this book but above all I loved meeting Charlotte personally at her book launch party in Munich (alas, I didn’t have my camera with me). She is as positive, happy and adorable as her book. Which proves the book’s authenticity – I could definitely see Charlotte’s personality on the book’s 200 pages.
The only question remaining: How funky & happy is your home?