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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With humor and a dose of reality, Paige Rien gives readers actionable steps to adapt and make their homes work for them, imploring them to ignore outside influences and look inward for inspiration. Readers are asked to think about what makes them unique, not what style they prefer, making their lives and experiences the central focus in composing a very personal, very functional home. As opposed to traditional design books that are often a catalog of a particular designer's work, or a collection of work with no discussion of process, Love the House You're In is all about the reader: uncovering what she needs and desires and providing concrete, doable ideas to take her there.
Publisher: Boulder : Roost Books, 2016.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781611801989
1611801982
Branch Call Number: 645 R445
Characteristics: xii, 274 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm
Alternative Title: Love the house you are in

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Kmum1
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.

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calebsimonovic
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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