What do you really want from your home? Your home is a reflection of you: Getting to know yourself is a great way to discover how your home should look and function—emotionally as was as practically. More than just a place to live, an emotionally designed home can nurture your spirit, calm your emotional roller coasters, and empower you to make needed changes in your life.
This book offers easy, step-by-step ways to find your own personal style, tame your house’s unruly hotspots, and create a beautiful, feeling, and functional home. Once you work through this book—whether it’s to create more love in the bedroom, more warmth in the family room, or simply a place for relaxation and renewal—your home will help you thrive personally and prepare you for the coming attractions in your life.
|Publisher:||New Harbinger Publications|
|Product dimensions:||9.00(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.60(d)|
About 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.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
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!'
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.
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