Love the House You're In: 40 Ways to Improve Your Home and Change Your Life (Paperback)
If you are embarking on the giant task of renovating your house or doing something as small as moving furniture, this is a great read before you go any further. Interior designer Paige Rien gives you 40 ways to create a home that doesn't come from the glossy perfected pictures in a magazine. Instead she challenges and encourages you to create a home that is reflection of who you are and what works for your lifestyle and budget.— Anastasia
Decorating can be daunting and overwhelming, but here’s the secret: If you want to love your house, the inspiration and ideas need to come from you. Interior designer Paige Rien thinks it’s about more than creating a beautiful space; it’s about creating a home that reflects you and all that you find comforting and inspiring in your life.
Through 40 actionable steps, you’ll discover tools that will help you:
Explore your life story: Mine your life for those things that inspire nostalgia and create a positive connection to memories, explore your family’s heritage, and be conscious of how you want to live now.
Understand what you’re working with: Take stock of your stuff, understand the history of your home, and get clear on the space you have.
Create an inspired action plan: Discover how to approach design room-by-room, find the through line that ties the whole house together, and work in ways that empower your own ideas and creativity.
Learn the design skills that matter: Get tips on picking paint colors, choosing window dressings, arranging art, and more.
When you start decorating your home with you as the starting point, you can create a highly personalized space that reflects your past, your future, and how you want to live today. In the process, you’ll gain the confidence and inspiration to come up with a functional and fabulous living space that’s just right for you and your life.