our friend susan of hable construction is releasing her first book next tuesday...it is called A Colorful Home and is published by chronicle books. (full-disclosure, i photographed the book and am happy to now see it out in the world!) books are a wonderful medium, but they take a long, long time. in fact, we have been working on this book for 4 or 5 years...but, it is because they take so long that i love them even more. in this day of fast-paced everything and immediate gratification, it is good to be reminded to be patient.
the book is filled to the brim with color inspiration- where susan finds it and where you can too, and how to weave it into your life. the fun part about the book is that some of our favorite spaces in athens are featured in it (and, it even includes a few images of drayton hall near charleston, because it is, well, so amazing...).
our longtime collaborator (and my sister) lucy helped write the book and our friend hope hilton helped with the production towards the end, as she jumped into her new roll as susan's studio manager. so, it was a group effort and we thank everyone who pitched it and lent a hand.
if you are in athens this weekend, there are book parties at hawthorne house on friday night and at avid bookshop on saturday night. you may pre-order a book through avid here...
words and photographs by rinne allen