Chyka Home, One Year Later…
WORDS:: CHYKA KEEBAUGH
PHOTOS:: LISA ATKINSON + KARON PHOTOGRAPHY
It’s been a little over a year since my book ‘ Chyka Home ‘ was released, and boy what a year it’s been!
This book really was the beginning of a dream for me. I have always collected books, and on a relaxing afternoon, you will always find me with a book in hand. My shelves, coffee tables... in fact, most of the surfaces in my home have books on them! So having a book of my own out there in the universe is beyond anything I could have imagined.
What’s even more amazing is the feedback I have received since it’s publish date. Lovely messages via social media, notes and cards and even being stopped in the street to be asked a question about something in the book! I love nothing more than catching glimpses of peoples book collections, so seeing my book adorn a coffee table or bookshelf is always exciting. Almost too exciting not to share!
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT FROM CHYKA HOME
Create beautiful flower arrangements and add pops of colour with potted plants
Re-arrange or style your rooms, terrace/balcony and/or garden
Create the perfect table setting and entertain guests
Set up a little vegetable patch or fruit garden bed and grow your own herbs
Prepare delicious dishes and create drinks to suit the season
Organise and clean your house and outdoor spaces
Craft personal gifts
Organised into the four seasons, the book presents creative ideas for entertaining guests and organising and decorating your home, along with tasty food and drinks recipes and DIY outdoor projects. It is the book that should be turned to every season, to learn new ways to turn your home into the most beautiful, happiest place it can be. I love my home, and I love spending time decorating, cooking and entertaining in it and let me tell you, getting all those ideas out of my mind and onto the printed page has been one of the most fun projects I have ever worked on. And can I say it again? I am so excited to be able to share it with you all but even more excited my NEW BOOK Chyka Celebrate is coming out very soon!
“ Chyka Keebaugh celebrates occasions from around the world and shares her tips, inspiration and suggestions for hosting the perfect themed event.
Covering occasions as diverse as Chinese New Year, Eid, Mother's Day, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Birthdays and so much more.
Chyka shows readers how themed entertaining is done with minimum hassle – all in her signature, accessible style.
Each section provides creative suggestions for decoration, food and drinks, invitations and small gifts.
Beautifully photographed and illustrated, this is the perfect manual for themed stylish entertaining throughout the year. “
Publisher : Hardie Grant Books
Photography : Gavin Green