Heart & Home: Design Basics for Your Soul and Living Space

Heart & Home: Design Basics for Your Soul and Living Space

by Victoria Duerstock


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Heart and Home is a short devotional book with daily devotions for 90 days. The devotionals seek to draw clear connection between the basics of interior design and scripture that encourages spiritual growth within our hearts. The devotionals inspire women to have a captivating heart and home. Included in each devotional is an applicable design tip and photographs. Example devotional topics include unity and harmony, negative space, flow, focal point, and balance.

This devotional includes four-color photographs of home interiors throughout the book.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781501881039
Publisher: Abingdon Press
Publication date: 04/16/2019
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 202,029
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Victoria Duerstock is a writer, blogger, teacher, and speaker. Her mission is to intentionally seek to inspire hope and ignite bigger dreams for God’s purpose in each of our stories. She also enjoys speaking at writer’s conferences and boot camps about platform building and life lessons for writers. Duerstock has a master’s degree in music, but ended up working in the furniture industry for over twenty years. She maintains the blogs Encouraging Women Today, Everything’s Gravy, and Creative Corner. She manages content for Serious Writer Academy and also has contributed to devotionals for Worthy. She lives in Nesbit, Mississippi.

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Heart & Home: Design Basics for Your Soul and Living Space 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Julie12 More than 1 year ago
This lovely little coffee-table book has so much in it that will bless your heart and home! There are absolutely gorgeous photographs throughout of cozy and beautiful rooms that are awe inspiring. My favorite thing, though, is how much is packed into each page concerning each topic. This book is divided into topics like, “Blank Space” - “Filled and Overflowing” and “Proper Proportions”. What I really found interesting was how the author pulled Scripture, prayer, design tips and special heart thoughts into each page without using an abundance of words. Her writing is beautiful but it truly does touch the heart and encourage us in our walk with God. I savored each and every page and found myself writing down things that really made an impact on my soul. The fact that there are really good design ideas and tips is the icing on the cake! She encourages us to make our homes warm and cozy but she also encourages us to give our heart the same impact that we would do for our home. It’s a truly unique book that I have picked up again and again to just puruse and enjoy. You’ll love this little book as much as I do and I highly recommend you check it out. I’m giving it 5 stars. *I received a copy of this book from Audra Jennings PR and Abingdon Press. I received a copy of this book to review but I was not financially compensated in any way. The opinions expressed are my own and are based on my observations while reading this book.
MeezCarrie More than 1 year ago
I love this little book! It’s packed full of beautiful full-color photos, many of which perfectly match the design style I prefer. Each day’s devotional also ties in a spiritual life application to a design concept, accompanied by a helpful design tip and a bible verse. For the design challenged among us (I’m looking at you, self) the concepts are still easily accessible and applicable and you’ll want to file away all those wonderful tips and photos for future use/inspiration. The spiritual application is simple, delivered in short snippets perfect for a few moments over your morning jolt of caffeine, but profound at the same time – covering topics such as focal point, balance, hygge, clutter, etc. Everything has an application to design as well as our own lives, hearts, souls, and/or minds. Bottom Line: If you’re a fan of HGTV, or you know someone who is, this is the perfect little devotional book for you! Meaningful devotions, handy design tips, and beautiful photos make every page a delight – definitely a book worth keeping out on the coffee table and referring to again and again. (I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book)
cularien More than 1 year ago
Heart & Home is a beautifully presented little book. Perfect for the coffee table or side-by-side with your Bible and journal, it whets the appetite to spruce up your home -- as well as approach home decor from a spiritual point of view. Each of the devotions take under a minute to read, yet I found the principles remain with me throughout the day. They are approachable and convicting, and help me see that I can make even a rented apartment a God-honoring home. I feel like a Pottery Barn trip is in order (or perhaps Sesame and Lilies, my favorite Cannon Beach home store!). My favorite design tip: "The best items not only function well but are also made well. Look for pieces that you need while keeping an eye on what you want. Many times, you can have both." (p. 181) I'm not the most patient person in the world, but the times I've waited for just the right piece have been completely worth it! Every time I look at said item, it makes me smile. And that is the most important thing about any component in home decor. I received a copy of the book from the publisher. All opinions are my own.
ChatWithVera More than 1 year ago
Complete with a variety of lovely pictures of decorated homes that will satisfy the inveterate decorator, this little book conveys a sense of beauty and togetherness for homes. But the actual beauty of this book is the focus on how God in your life can be expressed through your personal sense of peaceful decorations in your home. Whether costly or simply balanced "stuff" of your own accumulation, your home can be lovely. But more important is your personal peace and tranquility you convey in the setting of your home. This is accomplished through attention to God's Word and His direction in your life. The devotionals are short and succinctly phrased to bring your heart, mind, and soul in alignment with the peace of God. A well done book that doesn't intimidate on the decorations angle but allows your to imagine your own home with its personal touches that only you can provide. And aids in your thoughtful reflections on God in your life on a daily basis. Some I loved or enjoyed or found appropriate for me...... "All Eyes on Him," "No Room In the Room," "Light It Up!" and others. DISCLOSURE: I received a complimentary copy to facilitate this review. Opinions are mine and are freely given.
amybooksy More than 1 year ago
Heart & Home: Design Basics for Your Soul and Living Space is a beautifully written ninety-day devotional. I love how the author was able to use the concept between interior design and Biblical scripture. Each day includes beautiful full color illustrations and ideas how one can incorporate for their own home. The devotionals have a wide range of inspirations for each day. Each day are simply easy to follow and read. I give Heart & Home: Design Basics for Your Soul and Living Space four and a half stars. I recommend this book for those who want some inspiration and creative design ideas. I received this book from the publisher. This review is 100% my own honest opinion.