30 May

Shea McGee to Release Debut Design Book, The Art of Home, with Harper Horizon on September 12, 2023

The long-awaited design book from the New York Times bestselling author showcases the beautiful spaces behind Studio McGee and the tools needed for crafting them on your own.

Interior design superstar, bestselling author, and host of the EMMY-nominated Netflix’s series Dream Home Makeover, Shea McGee will release her highly anticipated design book, The Art of Home: A Designer Guide to Creating an Elevated Yet Approachable Home on September 12, 2023 with Harper Horizon.

Whether it’s through her thriving design business, Studio McGee, or her online community of over five million followers, Shea has shown the world how the principles of high-end design can be applied to any home on any budget.  In her first-ever design book, Shea takes us through every room of the house, starting with an explanation of process and then guiding the way to a cohesive design for our entryways, living rooms, kitchens, offices, kids’ rooms, and even our utility rooms, balancing her signature aesthetic of sophisticated design and livable functionality.

“What I love about design is the opportunity to dream and then will that vision into existence,” said Shea. “I am passionate about sharing that ethos whether it’s through social media, my new Sessions on MasterClass, and now my latest labor of love: The Art of Home. Shortly after the release of this book in September, we will celebrate ten years of Studio McGee. The Art of Home is the culmination of all of that work. I am proud of the spaces we’ve designed over the years, as you’ll see on these beautiful pages, and to be able to share some of the lessons I’ve learned along the way so you can create a home that feels authentically you.”

In 2020, Shea and her husband Syd McGee released Make Life Beautiful, their New York Times bestselling autobiography which offered fans an insider and intimate look into how they built their business. 

“Shea is a designer’s designer. Whether you are a professional designer or just a weekend aficionado looking for new ideas, this is the book for you. I can’t recommend it highly enough,” said Matt Baugher, SVP and Publisher of Harper Horizon.

The Art of Home is as functional as it is heart-stoppingly beautiful, and it will maintain a presence in your home for years to come.  In a video shared on Studio McGee’s social media, Shea gave the first look at the upcoming new book.

Join Shea as she teaches us to dream and then shows us how to make it reality.  The Art of Home is available forpre-order today here.

About Shea McGee:

Shea McGee founded her design firm, Studio McGee, with her husband Syd in 2014 and together with their team, she has designed hundreds of homes across the country. As their design portfolio and following grew, it paved the way for the launch of their e-commerce brand, McGee & Co., two years later. Their popular Netflix series, Dream Home Makeover, is entering its third season. With a vision that beautiful design can be approachable, they have become one of the leading innovators in the interior design industry. Their firm has become a premiere online retail destination and continues to share their light-filled aesthetic with millions.

About Harper Horizon:

Harper Horizon is a Nashville-based imprint of HarperCollins Focus focused on the stories, values, and diverse voices of Americana and beyond, publishing authors such as Willie Nelson, Syd & Shea McGee, Zachary Levi, Meghan Trainor, Jenny Doan, Trae Crowder, Ellie Goulding, Luke Russert and more. For more information please visit www.harpercollinsfocus.com/Harper-Horizon.

16 January

Harper Horizon announces its debut fall 2020 title releases

Imprint signs 11 new authors to join its growing roster

Harper Horizon Fall Winter 2020 Book Catalog

(Nashville, Tenn.) January 16, 2020—Just five months in to its inaugural year, Harper Horizon has successfully signed eleven author agreements, one content partner, and twelve new projects to its growing list. Debuting the imprint’s first two releases in 2020, Harper Horizon will publish Make Life Beautiful by Syd and Shea McGee (October 2020; ISBN 9780785233879) and Walk Through This: Harness the Healing Power of Nature and Travel the Road to Forgiveness (November 2020; ISBN 9780785238652) by Sara Schulting Kranz.

Syd and Shea McGee are the powerhouse couple behind Studio McGee, the fastest-growing interior design studio in the country. In their book, Make Life Beautiful, they share their insights and wisdom on how classic interior design principles can be used to build an authentically beautiful life. For their one-million-plus fan following, Syd and Shea share an inside look into how the couple transformed Shea’s small room of fabric samples and big dream of becoming a designer into a successful interior design business.

Life and leadership coach Sara Schulting Kranz offers readers a step-by-step handbook on how to reconnect with nature to heal, in her book, Walk Through This. Kranz writes to give readers the inner courage they need to overcome setbacks and will help them develop the tools needed to build a life of fulfillment and purpose. As a certified wilderness guide, Kranz specializes in helping those who have suffered hardship or trauma to find forgiveness and strength in their lives, through guided wilderness retreats in locations like the Grand Canyon and the Pacific Rim. In November 2019, a documentary was filmed about the author’s guided trips, and will be released in 2021.

“Our debut fall titles perfectly reflect Horizon’s mission and showcase authors who not only have great stories to tell but are actively working to make our world a better place,” said Andrea Fleck-Nisbet, publisher of Harper Horizon. “Make Life Beautiful from Syd and Shea McGee tells the story of the couple behind Studio McGee, using aesthetic design principles to inspire readers to lead a joyful, authentic life.  Walk Through This from Sara Schulting Kranz is a roadmap to forgiveness and healing that will teach readers how to harness the power of nature as a tool for personal well-being.”

In addition to these two projects slated to hit the market in the second half of 2020, Harper Horizon has finalized additional publishing agreements with:

  • Linda Johnson Rice, former CEO of Johnson Publishing, owner of Ebony and Jet Magazine
  • Tim Storey, nationally sought-after speaker and life coach, and often featured guest on Oprah’s Super Soul Sunday
  • Naomi Davis, content creator behind the popular blog, Love Taza
  • Molly Galbraith, founder of Girls Gone Strong, global online movement of 800,000+ women
  • Zachary Levi, actor (Shazam!, Chuck, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel) and mental illness advocate
  • Nicole Lynn, one of the youngest African American, female sport agents
  • Kristina Cho, San Francisco-based cook behind the delicious recipes at EatChoFood.com
  • Katie Russell, cancer survivor, advocate, and sport enthusiast featured in MLB for Mom documentary
  • Fatherly, the leading digital media brand for dads

“At Horizon we are building our catalog from the ground up. This means we have the opportunity to be intentional about the projects and partnerships we develop,” continues Fleck-Nisbet. “It’s been such a joy to bring on a diverse group of talented authors, each with an inspiring story to share and valuable skills and knowledge to impart to their readers.”

For more information about Harper Horizon, please visit www.harper-horizon.com.

About Harper Horizon: Harper Horizon publishes a broad base of nonfiction literature across categories including memoir, how-to, biography, self-help, health and wellness, lifestyle, and other inspirational topics that reflect the values and cultural diversity of America’s Heartland. Harper Horizon works to empower the minds of its readers to all things possible whether that is learning a new skill, building community, improving the environment, or having the courage to embody their beliefs. Working with authors who are writers, actors, activists, chefs, bloggers, fitness professionals, advisors, or field experts, Harper Horizon is about creating connections and exploring today’s world. The imprint is part of HarperCollins Focus and based in Nashville, Tenn. For more information about Harper Horizon, please visit www.harper-horizon.com.


Harper Horizon Fall Winter 2020 Book Catalog