Goddess at Home: Divine Interiors Inspired by Aphrodite, Artemis, Athena, Demeter, Hera, Hestia, and Persephone

Goddess at Home: Divine Interiors Inspired by Aphrodite, Artemis, Athena, Demeter, Hera, Hestia, and Persephone

by Anita Bronwyn Llewellyn, A. Bronwyn Llewellyn
     
 
Your home is your temple, the one special place where you can truly be who you are, in all your multifaceted glory. To create a unique living space that reflects your true self, call upon the seven Greek goddesses for guidance. With their help, you can transform your home into a splendid retreat that celebrates your passions, nourishes your ambitions, fulfills your

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Your home is your temple, the one special place where you can truly be who you are, in all your multifaceted glory. To create a unique living space that reflects your true self, call upon the seven Greek goddesses for guidance. With their help, you can transform your home into a splendid retreat that celebrates your passions, nourishes your ambitions, fulfills your dreams, and soothes your soul.

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Publishers Weekly
If a man's home is his castle, a woman's home, insists Llewellyn, is her temple-and in it, she should feel like a goddess. Through interior design schemes inspired by a pantheon of Greek deities, women can create rooms that "nourish ambitions and fulfill dreams." Going room by room and goddess by goddess, Llewellyn shows how the mythical qualities associated with the goddesses enrich a mortal's domestic sphere. Aphrodite can be evoked in the bathroom via sea-foam green, aquamarine and intimations of the ocean at sunrise. "Paint the walls the colors of goldfish, sea grass, or coral," Llewellyn says. "Sew tiny seashells onto muslin as a curtain for window or shower" to let the goddess "lead you back to your serene and sensual self." "Adventurous, self-knowing" Artemis is summoned into the den when "a mounted moose head [has] a place of honor on the wall." With its blend of epicureanism and misty spirituality, quasi astrology and New Age color theory, the book propounds a style of interior design that in some hands could be called "postmodern," a pastiche of historical references and intellectual sources; in this case, however, the tone is overwrought and slightly pretentious. Written in a voice of royal imperative (almost every sentence is a command), this volume provides plenty of directions but skips the authentic how-tos; its rich illustrations are designed to offer inspiration rather than instructions. (Mar.) Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

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ISBN-13:
9781564969200
Publisher:
Rockport Publishers
Publication date:
01/29/2003
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.28(h) x 0.70(d)

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