The Healthy Home: Beautiful Interiors That Enhance the Environment and Your Well-Being

The Healthy Home: Beautiful Interiors That Enhance the Environment and Your Well-Being

by Jackie Craven

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Overview


You want a beautiful home, but you donÆt want to sacrifice health and comfort in the name of elegance. With The Healthy Home, you donÆt have to. YouÆll learn how to promote and protect your physical, mental, and spiritual health as well as that of the environment. YouÆll also find the technical information you need to create and maintain healthy living spaces for you and your family.

YouÆll learn how toxin-free environments can reduce stress, address allergies and other ailments, boost vitality, and foster well-being. More than 75 full-color photographs illustrate attractive and creative approaches to healthy living.

Use this book as your guide to transform your house into a gracious retreat that celebrates the good life and honors the environment. With The Healthy Home, you can turn any living space into a serene oasis where health and happiness flourish.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781592530953
Publisher: Rockport Publishers
Publication date: 08/15/2004
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.44(d)

About the Author


Jackie Craven is an old-house renovator and a widely published writer who specializes in architecture and home design. She writes for the home-improvement column, ôThe Fix,ö for House & Garden magazine and has also written numerous features for prominent newspapers nationwide. She lives in New York City.

Table of Contents

Designing for Body and Soul: Hallmarks of a healthy home8
Healthy Beginnings: Entrances that foster a positive flow of energy18
Healthy Living Areas: Flexible floor plans for family living and entertaining28
Healthy Kitchens: Cooking and dining areas that nurture body and spirit46
Healthy Bedrooms: Special retreats for intimacy and deep relaxation66
Healthy Spaces for Children: Bedrooms and playrooms that nurture and inspire80
Healthy Workplaces: Home offices and workshops that inspire and energize92
Healing Baths and Spas: Bathing areas that soothe the body and refresh the spirit102
Sacred Spaces: Home altars, personal shrines, and special places for reflection and prayer116
Healthy Restorations: Historic homes, remodeled for health128
Recovering Beauty and Joy: Moving from grief to hope and renewal142
Buyer's Guide: Designers and Manufacturers154
Photographers159
About the Author160

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