Both artist and author, Lynne met her husband, Shawn, on a high school journalism trip that included a stop at Disney World and The Haunted Mansion. Their spooky inspiration down memory lane has led them to create their own home haunt called, The Mitchell Cemetery. They were one of six families selected for ABC's The Great Halloween Fright Fight which aired in 2014. They have been featured on FeatNet's online series, Route 666, America's Scariest Haunted Houses, and the HGTV Halloween Special, Halloween Tricked Out, which aired in 2012. It aired again on the Travel Channel in 2013. The Mitchells' have turned their love of Halloween into a home haunter how-to book series called, How to Haunt Your House.
Lynne and Shawn have been married 24 years and live in Pensacola, Florida with their three adopted children, dog, Zoe, and cat, Boo.
To see more of Shawn and Lynne's work, visit their portfolio website: www.rabbitholeproductions.com. To visit their Halloween website: www.howtohauntyourhouse.com.
Myquillyn Smith is all about embracing reality—especially when it comes to decorating a home bursting with boys, pets, and all the unpredictable messes of life. In The Nesting Place, Myquillyn shares the secrets of decorating for real people—and it has nothing to do with creating a flawless look to wow your guests. It has everything to do with embracing the natural imperfection and chaos of daily living.
Drawing on her years of experience creating beauty in her 13 different homes, Myquillyn will show you how to think differently about the true purpose of your home and simply and creatively tailor it to reflect you and your unique style—without breaking the bank or stressing over comparisons. Full of easy tips, simple steps, and practical advice, The Nesting Place will give you the courage to take risks with your home and transform it into a place that’s inviting and warm for family and friends.
There is beauty in the lived-in and loved-on and just-about-used-up, Myquillyn says, and welcoming that imperfection wholeheartedly just might be the most freeing thing you’ll ever do.