02/26/2013 // 15 comments

Book Review: Rice.dk’s Happy Home


When I heard that Charlotte Hedeman Gueniau, founder of colourful homeware company Rice, was set to release a book centred around the Danish brand’s vibrant, happy and fun-loving ethos, I quite literally yelped with joy! I’ve written about Rice many times on Bright.Bazaar over the years (here and here, for example) so it’s a pleasure to now be reviewing Charlotte’s super jolly book, Happy Home. I was lucky enough to meet Charlotte last year and although we only spoke for a brief period, I can feel her warm spirit and energy for creating a vibrant and welcoming home throughout the Happy Home book. From bedrooms to bathrooms and kitchens to playrooms, and everything in between, Charlotte’s book is the ultimate guide to inviting a cheerful and welcoming feel – a feeling that’s synonymous with the Rice brand – into your own home. Peppered throughout you will find simple ‘happy home makes’ that give the Happy Home book a gentle crafty, informal, throw-yourself-into-decorating approach that encourages you to feel fearless when it comes to decorating yourself. The Happy Home book is written with heart and infectious energy that will make you want to jump up from the sofa to rearrange your kitchen cupboards or throw a brightly patterned bedspread over the bed. Go on, add the Happy Home book to your decorating book arsenal today and enter Charlotte’s wonderful world!

// Photography of book by Will Taylor | Book images copyright Jacqui Small Publishing

Vic @ Cush & Nooks

26 / 26 / 2013

Rice products just make me smile – so gorgeous and colourful, I love them. I will definitley add The Happy Home to my list of books on my wish list. x


26 / 26 / 2013

Love this! Good to see some scandi style with a bit of colour. :) Very inspirational


26 / 26 / 2013

So excited to see this as The Happy Home is on its way to me through the postal system right now! I’m really getting into Scandinavian style and white with pops of bright colour so v excited to get my copy.

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

26 / 26 / 2013

@Gabrielle – The book is packed full of that very style, so I am confident you will love it!


26 / 26 / 2013

Looks like such a great book. Then again, I’m a massive fan of the Daniosh brand as my children’s bedroom is almost entirely kitted out with Rice! :)


26 / 26 / 2013

Rice and their happy home products have always brought a smile on my face too. This book looks great Will, can’t wait to get my own copy. Happy day – may the sun shine on your way,

caroline @trend-daily

26 / 26 / 2013

Her book looks just lovely WIll-so ready for some Spring colours. Lovely review and graphics ;-) xx


26 / 26 / 2013

So happy…reminds me of you!


26 / 26 / 2013

Bright, colorful wooden chairs…love!


26 / 26 / 2013

This makes me happy! My kind of book!!


26 / 26 / 2013

Hi Will,

Wow I love the colours in this book. Actually this is what I imagine your book to look like – happy and packed with mucho colour! My favourite detail is the one you want for our kitchen, the display of plates. I love how it looks however, how the plates are stacked makes me imagine that when you go to pull out one dish the rest will fall and smash on the floor!



26 / 26 / 2013

Oops, your, not our kitchen!
I always get a typo writing on my iPad, that auto replace ack!

Jennifer Hofmeier

26 / 26 / 2013

Hi, I worked with Charlotte many years ago in Australia. She is a beautiful person and I am so happy for her success. Her wonderful book certainly is a reflection of her personality……bright and welcoming.


27 / 27 / 2013

What a fantastic book review of this wonderfully colourful book! Great seeing some of the products we stock here at Shirleyz in print :)


24 / 24 / 2013

This is definetely a MUST have!!
Thanks for sharing!