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


Will Taylor

Will lives in NYC and is an interior design author and content creator. He's been blogging about his love of design, style and travel since 2009. His #MakeYouSmileStyle approach to decorating and dressing has inspired over one million Instagram uploads to the hashtag from followers across the world.


  1. 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

  2. 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.

  3. 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! 🙂

  4. 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,

  5. 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!


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

  7. Jennifer Hofmeier Reply

    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.

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

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Hey, I'm Will

Welcome to Bright.Bazaar, my make-you-smile style corner of the internet. I’ve been sharing my love of beautiful design, feel-good homes, everyday style, inspiring travel and, pretty much everything in between, since 2009. As well as working as a content creator, I write interior design books and edit a bi-weekly e-newsletter called Smile Mail. I live in New York City with my heartmate and can often be found listening to Madonna’s Confessions album and dreaming up my next home renovation project.