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   Spirit of the Home
How to Make Your Home a Sanctuary
by Jane Alexander
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Category: House & Home
Code: 281 |  ISBN: 0823049019 |  192 pp. |  Publication Date: 2000
Publisher: Watson-Guptill
Format: Paperback
About this book
For readers who want to go beyond feng shui to the next level of home enhancement, this beautifully illustrated book looks to the mythology and psychology of the home, while showing imaginative and practical ways to use light, color, and sound to give any living space a welcoming and relaxing ambience.

Designing and arranging spaces that improve the quality of life?spiritually, emotionally, and physically?can make a home, be it a spacious house or a single room, a refuge from a stressful world. Readers will find the process of improving their home to be simple and fun as they follow the book?s formulas. For example, the ?Loose Living? chapter shows how people with no sewing skills can enhance a room by swathing and draping furniture in fresh fabric as an instant cover-up for a battered sofa?or use fabric as an ally to filter the light atmospherically or conceal a dismal view. The ?Found Objects? chapter shows how finds from junk shops, flea markets, and other secondhand sources can be transformed into treasured keepsakes. Instructions for arranging the home to attract success and energy and clear clutter painlessly are among the many easy-to-implement tips presented.


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