The Emotional House

The Emotional House

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by Kathryn L. Robyn, Dawn Ritchie
     
 

Most of us spend more time in our homes than any other place. For better or worse, this highly personal space has a powerful influence over the way we feel about our lives. Based on the program used by the authors in their successful home consulting practice, this book teaches readers to use psychological and design principles to transform their houses into

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Most of us spend more time in our homes than any other place. For better or worse, this highly personal space has a powerful influence over the way we feel about our lives. Based on the program used by the authors in their successful home consulting practice, this book teaches readers to use psychological and design principles to transform their houses into nurturing and supportive living spaces. The exercises in the book encourage readers to list the activities they engage in, room by room, in their homes. Readers learn how to analyze each room's size, layout, and decor and how to read their psychological and physiological reactions to the various spaces. Then the book offers readers a step-by-step process they can use to figure out what they and their living companions-family members, roommates, and even pets-want out of each room. Based on these discoveries, the book proposes cleaning, organizing, and decorating ideas guaranteed to make each room function better.

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"This book unlocks the door on home design, giving you the keys to creating a home that lifts your spirits and agrees with your lifestyle."
--Candice Olsen, one of North America's top designers and host of Divine Design on HGTV

"Everyone wants to have their dream kitchen and home. Finally her is the guide on what to do and how to do it successfully. I wish I had had this book when I was redesigning my own!"
--Joanne Weir, chef, cookbook writer, and star of KQED's Weir Cooking in the City

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781572244085
Publisher:
New Harbinger Publications
Publication date:
01/01/2005
Series:
Unassigned Series
Edition description:
Illustrate
Pages:
230
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.60(d)

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Candice Olson
"This book unlocks the door on home design, giving you keys to creating a home that lifts your spirits and agrees with your lifestyle."
one of North America's top designers and host of Divine Design on HGTV

Meet the Author


Kathryn L. Robyn is the author of Spiritual Housecleaning. She has led transformational workshops and facilitated support groups for over twenty years. She is trained in Reiki, a method of energy healing, and has worked with organizations such as Child Help USA, the Alcoholism Center for Women, and Alive and Well, Inc. Her support groups for artists and adult survivors of child abuse and her popular workshops help individuals transform defeating habits, reframe personal obstacles, and repair trauma and spirit-related injuries. She offers workshops and personal consultations for those wishing to create a more supportive, nurturing, and inspiring home.

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The Emotional House 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This book helped me make some minor changes in my home after I bought it. For example, I have a small room that serves as the entry way to my home. I have a very hectic worklife (as does everyone) and need to feel home is my sanctuary. The entry way room into the house each night was cold and in disarray and made me feel even more overwhelmed and stressed with my life. I used tips on function and the emotional effects of color, texture, light, and organization discussed in the book. I eliminated those items that did not belong or contribute to the function of welcoming me and my guests into the home. I painted the walls with a warm, welcoming color and improved the lighting in the room with warm incandescent lighting. I purchased a small wood cabinent with small drawers for keys and other items that are a must for this area. I added soft welcoming cushions on the cold seats meant for putting on and taking off boots and shoes. I made many other small changes. The effect in the room was so soothing. Now the room is not only functional but the entry way welcomes me home and I say, 'Ah, it's good to be home!'
Guest More than 1 year ago
My mother taught me that it is okay to have many best friends, and I do I have one who is really good for talking to about business, another for creative ideas, one to plan great dinner parties with, and another to share the fun and scary stuff about being in love. This book helped me turn my home into the space equivalent of having all my best friends around. It explained how different rooms care for different parts of my life and made me realize that, like friendship, my home was in it for the long haul. I could take my time to make plans and savor the process, just like having tea on the veranda.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Dawn Ritchie and Kathryn Robyn have finally done it--written a home decorating book that really works! I was amazed how a simple thing like lightning could change the mood of my own home. This is a 'must-have' book for the home decorator. Carolyn Smith