Book Review:’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


  • Reply Vic @ Cush & Nooks February 26, 2013 at 12:17 am

    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

  • Reply Hannah February 26, 2013 at 12:17 am

    Love this! Good to see some scandi style with a bit of colour. πŸ™‚ Very inspirational

  • Reply Gabrielle February 26, 2013 at 8:30 am

    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.

    • Reply Will @ Bright.Bazaar February 26, 2013 at 8:42 am

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

  • Reply Niki February 26, 2013 at 10:02 am

    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! πŸ™‚

  • Reply Anya February 26, 2013 at 10:04 am

    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,

  • Reply caroline @trend-daily February 26, 2013 at 10:45 am

    Her book looks just lovely WIll-so ready for some Spring colours. Lovely review and graphics πŸ˜‰ xx

  • Reply susan February 26, 2013 at 1:07 pm

    So happy…reminds me of you!

  • Reply maureen February 26, 2013 at 3:28 pm

    Bright, colorful wooden chairs…love!

  • Reply Stacey February 26, 2013 at 4:34 pm

    This makes me happy! My kind of book!!

  • Reply Mikky February 26, 2013 at 5:50 pm

    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!


  • Reply Mikky February 26, 2013 at 5:53 pm

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

  • Reply Jennifer Hofmeier February 26, 2013 at 8:14 pm

    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.

  • Reply Shirleyz February 27, 2013 at 4:12 pm

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

  • Reply Lisa June 24, 2013 at 9:55 pm

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

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