Monday, March 1, 2010

Creating an Inspired Home: An E-book by Layla Palmer

Yahoo! It's finally done!



You know I love writing about decorating and design- but my first e-book, "Creating an Inspired Home", is about much more than just another pretty space.

It's about injecting and reflecting your spirit throughout every nook and cranny of your home.
It's about conquering design-related fear by harnessing your imagination and enthusiasm.
It's about surrounding yourself with feel-good rooms, and understanding why they work so that you don't have to keep re-arranging your furniture or wasting money on things that don't even fit.

Design can have such a positive impact on the way you live, which is exactly why it's so important to create an atmosphere dedicated to you, and the ones you love.

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Author, editor and entertaining expert, Matthew Mead wrote my Foreword...



...and I'm absolutely thrilled to have had the opportunity to get his stamp of approval on something that is so very near and dear to me.

:-)

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"Creating an Inspired Home" is an interactive e-book, so as you actually flip through the pages- you'll discover links leading to other pages, as well as to various websites that I love. You will also have the opportunity to highlight sections or quotes that you want to remember with a neat "note" feature. And, last but not least, you'll even see me pop up every now and then in some short video segments as well. Here are some outtakes that didn't make it into the book...




To get the book, you'll need to download a free DNL reader. It's sort of like Acrobat Reader, and ensures that the book will stay free from viruses. It is located on the "Download E-book" page at LaylaPalmer.com. Once you've successfully downloaded the DNL reader, you can download the first few pages of the book at no charge. This is just to make sure you can actually view the book on your computer before you purchase it. A link to purchase the full book is included on the last page of the free preview pages.

And that's it! :-)

"Creating an Inspired Home" can be found at LaylaPalmer.com, or by clicking on the banner below. If you have any questions about anything, feel free to email me.

Happy Monday, and Happy March!

Layla



75 comments:

Dreamy Whites said...

Oh I love this Layla,
I can't wait to purchase it! I am so excited. I am a huge fan of you & I am a huge Matthew Mead fan. How exciting to have his stamp of approval. I am going to check it out! Can't wait
Take Care,
Maria
p.s. Congratulations I know it is going to be a success!

Dreamy Whites said...

Dear Layla,
I am so excited, I am so challenged with this computer & I have successfully bought and downloaded your book!!! I haven't read all of it yet, but I started, I have to admit I cheated and have looked at all the amazing pictures! I want to cry for you (excited cry), seriously you are amazing and I LOVE what you have done! Now I will head back to reading it.
Take Care,
Maria
p.s. I have a mac & didn't have any problems. I think I know now why we were asked what kind of computer we used. Congratulations I can't wait to announce it on my next post!

The Old Painted Cottage said...

I'm so getting this e-book!

oxox
Jennifer

The Old Painted Cottage said...

Just had to pop back in to say I purchased and downloaded it. Browsed the first couple pages (gorgeous) and will read the rest in the morning over breakfast. Can't wait!

oxox
Jennifer

Dreamy Whites said...

Layla,
Wow, I just read all of your book! You are awesome! You covered so many things that are so important! You can't get this much information in any design book that I know of. It is very informative & easy to understand. Congratulations! You know what, I have missed Cottage Living & Country Home so much since they stopped printing their magazines. You have filled that void!
Thank you!
Maria

fairfieldhouse said...

Layla,

This is a Mac house and I will have to wait another 30 minutes for Thomas to wake and look at my laptop. He is the IT man. I can't wait to purchase and read this! Thank you for writing it. Thank you for your blog. Thank you for being part of each of my days, my friend.

This is going to be a huge success! (I'm not just talking financially.) You have reached you goal! How wonderful is that!

Deborah

C.J. said...

well girl, add me to the list! Thanks and can't wait to read it.

C.J. said...

you are so damned cute!

C.J. said...

me again, I can't open the book. I am a PC, firefox or adobe can't open... help?

Lynn from For Love or Funny said...

WOW! You've been super busy, Layla! Congratulations on your new ebook!!!

Catherine Hansen Peart said...

Yay, can't wait to buy this! I love your style and am looking forward to developing my own.

My Cottage Charm said...

Bought it, read it, loved it! :) I'm so excited for you! So are you going to run right out and buy light fixtures or something fun with you first chunk of money when all your friends buy the book?! :) I would! Hope you make tons of money and people learn everything you have poured into this book! Have a great day girl!

Shannon said...

Congratulations! This is so exciting.. for us and for you!

MagicMarkingsArt said...

congratulations - hope I can successfully download it onto my computer that is quickly running out of memory! :(

My name is PJ. said...

Congratulations, Layla!!! I'm going to check it out once I figure out where to get the DNL reader......

Dianne said...

Good luck Layla. You deserve all the goodness this new e-book brings with it. xoxo

geri said...

AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!

Can't wait to figure out how to do it and read it.
You are so motivated and enthusiasic and must have the BEST time management skills ever.
Three Cheers & hugs too of course. geri.

Leen said...

Congratulations on the newest chapter of your exciting life (no pun intended).

Can't wait to read your e-book.

You are always doing something fabulous, when do you sleep????

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

Congrat's Layla, you so deserve this!
Take care-
Kristin

Bonnie said...

Happy dance! Such a wonderful idea and beautifully executed.

I didn't have any downloading issues, the whole process was a breeze.

I haven't read the entire book but I did skim through it, admire, drool, and definitely got inspired to get out of bed and make my home happy!

Congrats! You are awesome and you deserve the praise! What a way to start the month. :)

Best wishes.

*hugs*

Bonnie

AnNicole@Our Suburban Cottage said...

Yay! I know how much work went into this. I'm so excited for you...and so excited for ME to read it!

Kara Paslay said...

FANTASTIC!!!! Way to go after your dreams and make them come true!! You're an inspiration. The book looks lovely!

Craftify It! said...

That is awesome Layla! I love the outtakes as well:) You are born to be on camera. An E-book is such a great idea & the cover is beautiful. Can't wait to see what else is inside!

M.J. Marquardt said...

BOUGHT IT...READ IT...LOVE IT!!!
Did you paint your kitchen cabinets white?...Or where did that gorgeous pic in your book come from???
This book is amazing, i am going to spend the day "space-planning" LOL

Julia @ Hooked on Houses said...

Congratulations on your new e-book, Layla! That's so exciting. Very cool that you had Matthew Mead to write your forward, too. :)

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

Good for you! Very cool, Layla! Hope you have a great week. Stop by my place if you get a chance. Would love to have you visit.
HUGS!
Leigh
Tales from Bloggeritaville
www.lbratina.blogspot.com

Samantha said...

Wow, I just bougth it, and have had a quick look through. will spend more time going through it over the week, so many little gems to take from it.
Congratulations!

kristiina said...

Hi Layla: I'm new to the decorating and blogging world and can't wait for my toddlers to go down for naps so that I can read the book (and soak it all in!). It did take a little more effort on my mac to download, but I was victorious ;)

Congratulations!!

-kristiina

Miss Mustard Seed said...

Congrats to you, Layla! I'm sure it was a ton of work.

livelovedecorate said...

I am so, so, so excited to get home & download this book. What an exciting new adventure for you. Congrats!

TheVirginiaHouse said...

Wow, you never cease to amaze me! Congratulations!

Emily said...

Congratulations Layla! I can't wait to get home and download this! :)

Susimac said...

Congratulation Layla for this new adventure and Thankyou too. I have rushed and bought my copy and I have just sat and read it from one end to the other - your tips and help are really great and I will certainly be putting them to use over here in the UK.

Susie from Bienvenue said...

Congrats on the E-book Layla!!! I'm so proud of ya'll...I watched your bloopers and even they are adorable~
Miss ya! Susie Bloop~

angela walker jewelry said...

Congrats to you Layla! I wish you and Kevin much success!
Health and happiness,
Angela

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

I have an ebook two years in the works called Creating An Inspired Room! Just so you know I didn't copy ya! LOL!

Sounds like it will be a great book!

Good for you!

Melissa

The DIY Show Off said...

Layla! Do you ever stop to breathe?! lol Congratulations on your new e-book! How exciting! I'm adding it to my birthday wish list. :)
R

brockey said...

I have a mac and can't open it Help !!!!

Ashley DeYoung said...

I just started following your blog a few weeks ago and you have inspired with your designs! I'm going to have to download the ebook! Congratulations on it. Thank you for sharing your design ideas/finds on your blog! :-)

Karen said...

Loved it. So helpful!!!

Carol in Indian Springs Village said...

Layla and Kevin, I'm so excited for you two and can't wait to read the book (I've downloaded already). I know this has been a labor of love and I'm proud that you have accomplished this and have it available for all of us to read. Best wishes and looking forward to more from the two of you!

west coast nester said...

The out takes were so cute. I can't wait to purchase it. I loved the blue shirt you were wearing and could not help but think you needed one of the necklaces that I make to go with it. I would love to send you one as a congratulations and a thank you for giving me the courage to begin creating my own "Inspired home"

The Starr Family said...

Hooray!! Good for you Layla, I am excited to check it out, can only imagine the lovely pics/ideas that are waiting inside!!

brockey said...

Does anyone have any hints about downloading the book... I have a iBook G4 ? I can't download

Bethany B said...

The e-book looks exciting! I will definately be purchasing it.

I have a question about the black cabinets. Do they show more dirt or fingerprints than before? We have five kids and antique white cabinets. I can't tell you how much dirt & koolaid manages to make its way onto our cabinet doors.

Thanks so much for your time.

AtOneWithHim said...

Wow Layla! I'm so happy for you. You're blessed to do what you love and we are the blessed recipients!
I can't wait to read my free pages and am hoping to be able to purchase too.
Congratulations to you.

Cindy Logan said...

Just downloaded the book and can't wait to read it!!!
You are my very favorite blog and I love everything that you do....and Kevin too!

AdoptedbyGrace said...

Layla,
I was excited to download your new ebook, but after I downloaded the program and purchased the book, I can't find it to open it! Please help.

angela | the painted house said...

How fun! And what an accomplishment. So happy for you! I'll put my order in. :) I hope it is a wild success.

DustyLu said...

Amazing. Congrats to you, you deserve it. I want one! Its going to be great! ~lulu

Pansy Cottage Girl said...

Congratulations Layla~ You go girl!!

JR in Sweden said...

Enterprising Miss Layla! Is there something out there you can't do? I just wanted to let you know that it took you writing this to make me purchase my FIRST EVER e-book! Can't wait to look through it now...

Ness Lockyer said...

Yay, happy birthday e-book!!!
SO excited to see it finally. You must be so happy to be able to launch something so special and to have Matthew Mead on board is fantastic...well done Layla. You deserve all the success in the world - and thanks for the link too,. You have no idea how happy this has made me!! =0)
Ness xx

Jo said...

Layla,

I think this is cool:
http://www.blogrankings.com/lifestyle/

Ranked #2? :) GOOD TO YA'LL!

Crystal said...

Congrats! What a fun surprise! I'm excited to see it, blog about it, and hopefully send some your way! I wish you the best!!
~Crystal

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Congrats, Layla! This is so cool for you.

Teresa said...

can't wait to see this. By the way if anyone needs the new Fleamarket Style magazine, I have in my actual brick and mortar store, or you can email me at teresaburke@foothills.net and I will ship it to you.

Kelly said...

I have a reader question for you- kind of random but what band is your hubs with?

Kelly said...

Found my answer- Nevermind!

FrenchGardenHouse said...

What a great, great idea! Can't wait to see it. I am off to see. :) Lidy

Ginny said...

Hi Layla,

Congratulations and I'm so excited to get your book!

I downloaded the first part but the button to purchase the book didn't work - I have a PC, any suggestions?

Thank you so much for your inspiration and for your wonderful world :-)

Ginny

Tammy said...

I just went and purchased your e-book and I am in the middle of reading it and am already so impressed with all the info that you give. There are things in there that I had never even seen in any of my other home decor books (trust me I have many). It is also very easy to understand and the pictures are beautiful. Now I just wish I had a hard copy of it! HEck maybe that is next for you! COngrats and keep them comin'!

Ness Lockyer said...

IT IS AWESOME LAYLA!!! I LOVE IT....and thank you so much from the bottom of my heart for including Marley & Lockyer as one of your fave Etsy stores.
YOU ARE THE BEST! Good luck with it all, it is a great read.
Ness xx

Domestically Sassy said...

I love your eBook!! I've watched/read it and I have so many ideas...can't wait to get started!!

Love the out-takes!

Marianne said...

Well, no need for me to ask if you ship internationally. As I so often have to.
I just downloaded it and like it so far. It must have been a lot of work.
Take care,
Marianne.

Sindy said...

Enjoyed your book so much! I had to print it out though so I could hold it in my hot little hands :)while reading! Great job, Layla!
Blessings to you & Kevin,
Sindy

brockey said...

Why does my messages keep getting removed ?

Paula said...

You're SO adorable! I can't wait to buy this. :)

What's the name of the song playing in the background of the outakes? I really like it!

ALVN of WhisperWood Cottage and Junkologie said...

Congrats! I can't wait to check it out!! I know it will be absolutely wonderful and inspiring!

Amy

Karena said...

Kevin and Layla, so fun to see your hard work come to fruition! I am very excited about your book!

Karena
Art by Karena

FrenchGardenHouse said...

GREAT book, Layla. Wow, I am so impressed with the amount of information in there. Loved the little video's, the advice, it's perfect. Congratulations again. Hope you sell millions. xo

Kerry said...

The Space Planning alone was worth the $12!!! We are towards the end of working on a foreclosed property that we completed gutted and redesigned. We will be downsizing when we move in, so we'll have to make some tough decisions on what furniture will stay and what will go. The space planning section made a light bulb go off in my head, thank you! Love you both, and keep up the great work!

SeaWorthy said...

I have the knowledge of saying I knew her when!! Before she rocket-ed to the big time.

Good things are rolling your way, I can feel it!

Lisa
coastal nest
xxoo

The Paper Cafe said...

Just purchased your e-book...it's beautiul, Layla, and oh so inspiring! I love having the "heart" of your design and decorating philosophy altogether in one place (well, sort of! I know it's ever-evolving:). Thank you, and congratulations to you and Kevin!

Lissie24 said...

Congrats! The book is wonderful! I saw another reader asked the same question - DID YOU PAINT YOUR KITCHEN CABINETS WHITE??!!!! I was in shock when I saw that picture! Do tell!!!