Welcome Home: Tips for Creating a Haven for Mind, Body, and Spirit

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A house is just a house, but a home has a heart and soul.

Discover the colorful customs and techniques used by cultures around the world to make a house a home--from Chinese feng shui to Native American rituals--and be inspired to create your own. Elizabeth Knight shares room-by-room ideas and advice for making your own abode as welcoming, enjoyable, and comfortable as possible. No matter where you live, you can make your home your emotional address.

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Overview


A house is just a house, but a home has a heart and soul.

Discover the colorful customs and techniques used by cultures around the world to make a house a home--from Chinese feng shui to Native American rituals--and be inspired to create your own. Elizabeth Knight shares room-by-room ideas and advice for making your own abode as welcoming, enjoyable, and comfortable as possible. No matter where you live, you can make your home your emotional address.

"I love these ideas--original, heart-warming, practical, and simple enough to use right now. I highlighted her tips like crazy, and I started using several of them the day I read the book."

--Victoria Moran, author of Creating a Charmed Life and Shelter for the Spirit

"This inspiring book is packed with feel-good ideas and remedies for bringing soul into the space you call home."

--Lynn M. Shanley, Editor-in-Chief, Country Sampler Decorating Ideas

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What People Are Saying

Rick Jarow
This is a hard-hitting book filled with encouragement and a wealth of experience, clever and inventive ideas, as well as nuts and bolts methods for getting your space together to create the work you love. I recommend it highly.
—Rick Jarow, author of Creating the Work You Love
Victoria Moran
I love these ideas--original, heart-warming, practical, and simple enough to use right now. I highlighted her tips like crazy, and I started using several of them the day I read the book.
— Victoria Moran, author of Creating a Charmed Life and Shelter for the Spirit
Lynn M. Shanley
Lynn M. Shanley, Editor-in-Chief, Country Sampler Decorating Ideas

This inspiring book is packed with feel-good ideas and remedies for bringing soul into the space you call home.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781580171878
  • Publisher: Storey Books
  • Publication date: 1/1/2000
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 4.48 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author


Author Elizabeth Knight is the owner and general manager of Celebrations! Presentations, Parties, and Creative Events, an event planning business. She has developed visual merchandising in retail stores and wholesale showrooms for Wedgwood, Waterford, Villeroy & Boch, Pfaltzgraff, and Lenox. As seen in her joyful and informative Storey book, Tea With Friends, Elizabeth also enjoys catering tea parties. She teaches adult education classes on tea at New York University and The Learning Annex, and gives tea lectures for bookstores, clubs, and various organizations in the New York/New Jersey/Connecticut area. A resident of New Jersey, Elizabeth has also given lectures at the American Embassy in London and at the New Jersey Historical Society. Magazines such as Country Home, Better Homes & Gardens Spring Decorating, Tea A Magazine, Gift Basket Review, and Tea & Coffee have written favorable reviews for her book as well. Elizabeth also knows how to make a house a home. She has written the Storey title Welcome Home, a book filled with helpful tips on how to create a warm and peaceful living atmosphere for the whole family.
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Table of Contents


Preface

Introduction: There's No Place Like Home

Chapter 1

"Plenty and Grace Be to This Place": Housewarmings

Chapter 2

Comings and Goings: Entrances and Exits

Chapter 3

Gathering Places: The Living Room, Dining Room, and Kitchen

Chapter 4

Private Lives: Bedrooms and Bathrooms

Chapter 5

Home Run: Creating a Work Environment

Chapter 6

Home Away from Home: Temporary Quarters

Chapter 7

Inside Out: Window Boxes, Balconies, Decks, and Gardens

Chapter 8

Moving Out and Moving On

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