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Individual chapters treat each of the five senses, examining ways to appeal to them in any kind of living space. Country Living: The Peaceful Home offers...
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Individual chapters treat each of the five senses, examining ways to appeal to them in any kind of living space. Country Living: The Peaceful Home offers a range of options for every reader. Feature spreads show how to incorporate peaceful elements from Eastern cultures into one's own home -- for example, the rules for the Chinese art of feng shui; the Japanese use of screened interiors.
By applying the principles outlined here, every reader can enjoy a home that uniquely embodies what the heart desires -- a place of comfort and joy.
You don't have to spend lots of money, to follow a particular trend, adhere to any prescribed principles, or strive for anyone else's idea of perfection. Creating a peaceful home is all about self-expression -- trusting your instincts and developing your own style, whether you live in a cottage or a castle. All you need do is be yourself and make choices from the heart. Spontaneity and idiosyncrasy are the secrets of success.
The first step is to imagine what your perfect house would be like -- it's style, size, location, and atmosphere. The second is to enhance the quality of the experience by satisfying the senses, incorporating wonderful sights, sounds, scents, tastes, and textures at every opportunity. The final step is to recognize the practicalities that will turn your ideas into reality.
The three parts of this book -- "The Options," "The Senses," and "The Basics" -- will guide you along the path toward creating a home that is more peaceful than you had ever dreamed.
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