From the beloved couple behind Masters of Flip, a warm and inviting guide to making wherever you are feel like home
Home isn’t just a place to sleep and eat. It’s a haven—a place of refuge from the world, of connection with the people (and pets) you hold most dear, of celebration of life’s biggest moments and of recuperation from the exhaustion of the day. Kortney and Dave Wilson have built their careers and a beloved HGTV show, Masters of Flip, around creating houses that people instantly recognize as home. They build colour, joy and family into the design of every house they flip in Nashville, Tennessee, because those priorities are what shape their lives.
Live Happy offers hundreds of fresh, fun ideas for how readers and fans of Masters of Flip can inexpensively and creatively build joy into their lives and their homes. From the reason you should always live close to the ice cream shop to the definitive philosophy for dealing with your junk drawer, it will help you make a new house into a home or inject new life into your forever home. It will go beyond design to personal connections, with stories of how Kortney and Dave found each other, built new dreams together and manage to have a happy marriage (and business!) while raising three amazing children.
Full-colour and heavily illustrated, Live Happy will feature over 200 photos drawn from Kortney and Dave’s family and design projects. Think of it as The Wisdom of Sundays meets Domino with a shot of The Magnolia Story. Through it all, Kortney and Dave’s voices will be in hilarious and heartfelt conversation in the way fans have come to know and love on Masters of Flip.
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About the Author
KORTNEY WILSON, an award-winning realtor and a praiseworthy design visionary, has been deemed Nashville’s hottest real estate sensation. After leaving her childhood home of Sudbury, Ontario, in pursuit of a professional country music career, Kortney landed in the music capital of the world—Nashville, Tennessee. Over the past decade, Kortney has been able to incorporate her passion for interior design into the business of flipping and restoring old homes, alongside her husband, Dave Wilson. Known for bringing her creative vision to each flip, Kortney isn’t afraid to go bold with her design choices. In addition to overseeing the design elements, Kortney is also the realtor for the flips, ensuring the most profitable outcome for each run-down disaster turned family dream home.
Originally from Ottawa, DAVE WILSON, an avid dreamer and talented musician, packed his bags and headed to Nashville, Tennessee, seeking a career in country music. There, after falling in love with his now wife, Kortney Wilson, he found his passion in the exhilarating world of flipping houses. With a strong background in the real estate market and a penchant for the thrill of that final payoff, Dave oversees the day-to-day project management of the flips, all the while keeping an eye on the prize—a profitable outcome from transforming something ugly into something spectacular.