Country Living The Peaceful Home

Country Living The Peaceful Home

by The Editors The Editors of Country Living Gardener, Country Living Magazine Staff
     
 

Home should be a haven, a place in which to relax and recharge. All too often, the notion of a peaceful refuge seems elusive, even unattainable without a great deal of money. Here is a book that delivers on the promise of its title, a book that enables the reader to create the tranquil living space he or she wants -- and needs!

Individual chapters treat each of

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Overview

Home should be a haven, a place in which to relax and recharge. All too often, the notion of a peaceful refuge seems elusive, even unattainable without a great deal of money. Here is a book that delivers on the promise of its title, a book that enables the reader to create the tranquil living space he or she wants -- and needs!

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780688156183
Publisher:
Hearst Books
Publication date:
12/31/2001
Series:
Country Living Series
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
9.40(w) x 11.77(h) x 0.77(d)

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Your home should be a refuge from the stresses of the outside world. It should be a place that nurtures you, calms you, pleases you and indulges you -- a haven of constancy and calm when all around you is unpredictable and demanding. Providing you with a sense of belonging, your home is a place where you can establish roots, grow, and flourish. While bricks and mortar in themselves can't make you happy, a well-designed home that is filled with things you love is a solid foundation on which to build a rich and rewarding life.

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.

Copyright 1998 by Hearst Corporation and Marshall Editions Developments Ltd

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