update : my new book

March 26, 2012  in books, news

objects by sania pell

It is the beginning of yet another busy week (I am shooting a magazine story this week) and I haven’t had much time to spend on my blog. I had a quick look through my archives and found these images that I took not long after I had finished my new book. The photos are not extracts, but part of a collection of objects I had near by, some of which did become props in the photos. My new book is on general release soon and if all goes to plan, a book launch will take place in late April. I have an exciting meeting later this week to discuss it and I will reveal more as soon as I can.

collected objects by sania pell

The very first copy of my new book arrived recently and it’s been great to finally see how everything has come together and I’m really happy with it. It’s exciting (and a bit nerve-wracking!) and I hope you all like it. It will be officially available from April 5th although it looks like Amazon may have already sent out some copies to those who pre-ordered early! In a similar style to my first book (which I recently found out is now a best seller for CICO Books!) The Homemade Home for Children contains 50 thrifty and chic projects for creative parents to make with and for children. It is not a book of projects for children to make on their own, but it contains ideas that can involve the whole family – children, parents, grandparents, friends or relatives – with illustrated step-by-step projects and quick ideas for all skill levels.

the homemade home for children by Sania Pell

My little boy was very excited to see it as he appears inside the book along with his sister. Many of the projects were made with them in mind, using their drawings, for them to play with, dress up in and for their bedrooms. If you would like to get an idea of some of the projects in the book then you can see it in two fabulous magazines this month. I have contributed to the April issue of “the world’s best selling homes magazine” Elle Decoration, which has a four page feature, and also to the new issue of Junior – “the world’s finest parenting magazine”.


I will be sharing more about the book and launch event, so do visit regularly for updates if you wish. You can also follow on my Facebook page and on Twitter.

The book is available to pre-order on Amazon now:

UK – order at

US – order at


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  1. Jane says:

    Oh Sania, I’m *so* delighted for you. I am cherishing my pre-release copy in Australia! I want to make every single project. Seriously ☺. I was so excited to see your birdcages – I made something similar a while ago ( Now I want to add some fairy lights! J x

  2. elisa says:

    just so exciting. and a bestseller – congratulations!! x

  3. Juliette says:

    I’m really looking forward to seeing this book and I don’t even have children (just nieces). My sister will definitely be getting a copy for her birthday in a couple of weeks! =)

  4. I was one of those lucky early receivers of the book and it was even better than I expected! Congratulations Sania, you’ve created something wonderful and I will definitely recommend it to crafty parents! x
    (My sister and mum of two couldn’t put it down when she visited me last week – folk in Holland will love it too : )

  5. Holly says:

    How fun! Hand made interior projects for kids is such a lovely idea. Maybe some future designers will be crediting your book for what sparked their lasting interest in crafting and interior spaces!

    Good luck with the launch!


  6. Caroline says:

    The little man looks rather gorgeous peeking out from behind the cover! Looking forward to seeing it! lolxx

  7. Samira says:

    Congratulations. It sounds as a book I need to have. I love to thrift an make my own accessories.

    A wish you a lot of succes with your new book!

  8. tina says:

    Sania, how wonderful. Hmmm, can i guess? Will you launch at Liberty or Anthropology? Wherever, I expect an invite:) How nice to see your son, well sort of.

    A heartfelt congratulations from me x

  9. I discovered your new book at Barnes & Noble the other day, and it is so charming! I enjoyed the beatufiul photos and the project ideas very much. I have your first book already on my bookshelf and it’s one of my favorites for quietly looking at lovely things while I sip a mug of hot tea.

  10. Sania Pell says:

    Thank you so much everyone.

    @Jane Thank you. Love your birdcages. My daughter loves the fairly lights in hers, she stares into them dreamily as I read to her at bedtime.

    @Juliette I hope your sister likes it. Many of the project ideas could inspire ‘grown-up’ versions so you can borrow it back from her 🙂

    @Caroline I’ll tell him, it will make him blush and go shy! lol

    @Tina ha, ha. You could be warm. Watch this space!!

    @Kimberly Great to hear it’s in Barnes & Noble and that you like it, thank you!


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Sania Pell freelance interior stylist London.

Sania Pell is a freelance interior stylist, art/creative director and consultant based in London. She is a Contributing Stylist at Elle Decoration magazine, with whom she has worked for over 20 years, and is well known for bringing a unique aspect to photographic shoots for national publications, leading international brands and retailers as well as style consultancy for architects and property developers. She is the author of best-selling book The Homemade Home and The Homemade Home for Children. A trained, former textile designer, Sania is also involved in many multi-disciplinary creative projects.

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