Move aside, Martha. Out of the way, Oprah. Pack your bags, Amy Sedaris. There’s a new lifestyle guru in town!
After getting his start years ago on HGTV, Orlando Soria has made his way to the upper strata of the blogosphere with Hommemaker, his blog about home décor, art, style, and life. His distinctive voice–funny, confessional, and honest–has made him the Dan Savage of millennial homemaking. Now he brings together his most original, endearing, and irreverent advice in one gorgeous book that will help readers out of all kinds of tight spots–whether it’s throwing a dinner party when you’re broke, hanging art like a gallery owner, or preparing your home for an unwanted guest. In sections on interior style, design, “Homme Life,” DIY, and general life lessons, Orlando offers advice on topics such as “How to Make Non-Garbagey Flower Arrangements” and “How to Deal with a Soul-Sucking Breakup.” He helps readers problem solve, avoid rookie mistakes, and choose a wall color that won’t make them puke. Photographer Zeke Ruelas’s stunning images accompany Orlando’s tips on designing for dudes, making your own coffee table, and decorating a kid’s room. Whether you’re short on cash or have money to burn, Orlando’s unique and highly contagious take on life will inspire, comfort, and reassure you that anyone can Get It Together!
“Get It Together!: An Interior Designer’s Guide to Creating Your Best Life, is Orlando’s ode to decorating with humor and lightness. Every page has some sort of doodle or funny bit that makes you realize that design can be a heck of a lot of fun.” –Design*Sponge
“This is not your average interior design tome. Are there plenty of well-decorated rooms and lush, inviting photos? Of course. But Orlando Soria’s distinctive voice—funny, confessional and brutally honest—is what sets this apart.” -Valet.
“This is honestly one of the best books I’ve read in a while…Most of my design books sit in piles on my coffee table and in corners of my apartment. They’re more decorative than anything. I love to flip through them but rarely actually read them. This one, you’ll want to read. Maybe multiple times. It’s the best.” -Grace Atwood, The Stripe
“Written by interior designer Orlando Soria, Get it Together! An Interior Designer’s Guide to Creating Your Best Life offers more than just tips on how to design your dream home or how to throw a dinner party on a dime. Soria, whom you may also recognize from HGTV, creates an enjoyable and relatable life guide that addresses serious topics like losing a job or living on your own for the first time.” –Metrosource