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The New Bohemians Handbook : Come Home to Good Vibes
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New York Times bestselling author Justina Blakeney's The New Bohemians Handbook is "an indispensable manual to living in a home that's pretty, restful, groovy and 100% you" (Sophie Donelson, editor in chief, House Beautiful). "Warm and colorful. . . . It is art. It makes you want to live in her worlds." ―Drew Barrymore "Full of ideas for bringing positive energy to your home." ―Washington Post The New Bohemians Handbook guides readers in beautifully simple techniques for adding good vibes and style to living spaces. Chapters include Spirit, Growth, Harmony, Décor Magic, Feng Shui, Crystal Magic, Flower Magic, Textile Treasury, and more! With Justina Blakeney's expert guidance, learn how to rearrange, paint, prop, and plant your way to a home that's fresh and inspiring. Uncover your "spirit environment" and learn how to use color and scent to enhance mood, productivity, and relaxation. You'll love what Justina believes in for your home:

  • "I believe that good design increases quality of life."
  • "I believe in vintage, organic, and handmade."
  • "I believe in the healing power of plants, good light, and fresh air."
  • "I believe that objects made with love, care, and good materials bring those qualities with them wherever they go."
Revel in Justina's encouraging advice ("You've got this!"), and easily and affordably turn any dwelling into a personal sanctuary. Packed with hundreds of ideas for bringing positive energy to your home, the book features exercises and activities for thinking about rooms in new ways. She wants to make your home your "happy place" where you feel "relaxed, creative, energized, and whole." Whether you're renting or own, are working on a budget, or have money to spend, she wants to make sure that you know that you can design your home yourself, make it beautiful, and make it feel like you belong. You'll be glad that you invited Justina over to help design your home. Includes Color Photographs

Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781419724824
  • ISBN-10: 1419724827
  • Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
  • Publish Date: October 2017
  • Dimensions: 8.6 x 7 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.15 pounds
  • Page Count: 288

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TOP PICK IN LIFESTYLES
A neighbor with great style introduced me to designer and blogger Justina Blakeney’s The New Bohemians, so I couldn’t wait to tell her that a follow-up has arrived. The New Bohemians Handbook: Come Home to Good Vibes has all the wild and juicy color, patterns, textures and houseplants of its predecessor, but with a heavier dose of woo-woo. Get ready for chapters titled “Clarity,” “Flow,” “Spirit,” “Growth” and “Harmony,” with sections on astrology, crystals and essential oil elixirs. Blakeney pulls in an herbalist, floral designer and a feng shui master, among others, for their insights. I especially like the “Flow” chapter, which provides practical advice on setting up interior spaces that avoid congestion and delineate zones, and her in-depth look at textiles from cultures worldwide, such as African indigo, boucherouite rugs and Otomi embroidery. And I mentioned massive color, right? If you’re eager to go bold and bright or unsure how to take the plunge, then this book could change everything.

 

This article was originally published in the October 2017 issue of BookPage. Download the entire issue for the Kindle or Nook.

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