Love the House You're in

Love the House You're in

40 Ways to Improve your Home and Change your Life

Book - 2016
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Stop hating your house and start adoring it—40 steps to make your home express who you are and work for how you really live.

Love the House You’re In is about more than creating a beautiful space; it’s about creating a home that reflects you and all that you find comforting and inspiring in your life. Deco­rating your home can be daunting and overwhelm­ing, but here’s the secret: If you want to love your house, the inspiration and ideas need to come from you. Love the House You’re In provides the tools to do just that. Through 40 actionable steps, you will:

   • Explore your life story: Mine your life for those things that inspire nostalgia and create a positive connection to memories, explore your family’s heritage, and be conscious of how you want to live now.
   • Understand what you’re working with: Take stock of your stuff, understand the history of your home, and get clear on the space you have.
   • Create an inspired action plan: Discover how to ap­proach design room-by-room, find the through line that ties the whole house together, and work in ways that empower your own ideas and creativity.
   • Learn the design skills that matter: Get tips on pick­ing paint colors, choosing window dressings, arrang­ing art, and more.
When you start decorating your home with you as the starting point, you can create a highly personalized space that reflects your past, your future, and how you want to live today. In the process, you’ll gain the confidence and inspi­ration to come up with a functional and fabulous living space that’s just right for you and your life.

Baker & Taylor
Presents advice on interior design that focuses on how to create a home that reflects an owner's personality and values, with a discussion on color, scale, lighting, windows, and organization.

Publisher: Boulder : Roost Books, [2016]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781611801989
Branch Call Number: 645 R445L
Characteristics: xii, 274 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm
Alternative Title: Love the house you are in


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Mar 11, 2017

What a great little book on Home decorating. I flipped through while at the Library and knew I needed to take it home to read more. I love the authors take on a home, we all have things we dislike about our house but her take is that any house can be a home, when filled with things that give us joy. Starting small, I am working on putting those accessories together that make me happy and hanging all those pieces of small furniture and artwork that will turn my rooms into homey spaces.

Mar 11, 2017

This is the best book I've read on turning a house into a home. It's not one of those books full of photos that belong in Architectural Digest. It's a book that allows you to focus on what you love and hate about your home, what it takes to change the problem areas to improve the function, and how to add the personal touches needed to make it truly yours. I keep re-checking it out as I continue to work on various areas in our home. Highly recommended.

CatherineG_1 Oct 21, 2016

I love this book. After reading her ideas, the very first area, I tackled was my front hall which was a landing spot for everything despite plenty of storage and containers.
One of her suggestions was to put the most important items to you, in your decor. I steal ideas I have liked especially from friends. Her tips include looking at your friends' homes and using their special touches.
Her formula is unique and personal for each individual. She does not want you to copy a trend or magazine.


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