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Dimensions (Overall): 9.6 Inches (H) x 8.1 Inch (W) x .7 Inch (D)
Weight: 1.7 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 192
Genre: Religion + Beliefs
Sub-Genre: Christian Life
Publisher: Bethany House Publishers
Author: Shannon Acheson
Street Date: September 8, 2020
Item Number (DPCI): 059-01-7291
Origin: Made in the USA
About the BookHow do you create a beautiful and clutter-free home without breaking the bank? Popular interior designer Shannon Acheson meets you right where you are and helps you share the peace of Christ with family members and guests through decluttering, decorating to suit your family's real life, and brushing up on hospitality with dozens of actionable ideas.
Book SynopsisEveryone wants a home that is beautiful and clutter free. But most of us are unsure how to get there without breaking the bank. Popular interior designer Shannon Acheson takes the guesswork out of creating a lovely home. Home Made Lovely is a mind-set: decorating should be about those who live there, rather than making your home into a magazine-worthy spread. Shannon walks you through how to
- decorate in a way that suits your family's real life
- declutter in seven simple steps
- perform a house blessing to dedicate your home to God
- be thankful for your current home and what you already have
- brush up on hospitality with more than 20 actionable ideas that will make anyone feel welcome and loved in your home
In Home Made Lovely, Shannon meets you right where you are on your home-decorating journey, helping you share the peace of Christ with family members and guests.
From the Back CoverCreate the Home You've Always Dreamed Of
Everyone wants a home that is beautifully decorated and clutter free, but most of us are unsure how to get there without breaking the bank. In Home Made Lovely, popular interior designer Shannon Acheson takes the overwhelm and guesswork out of styling and organizing a lovely home.
Home Made Lovely is a mind-set: Decorating should be about those who live there, rather than making your home into a magazine-worthy spread. Shannon will help you
- decorate in a way that suits your family's real life;
- declutter in seven simple steps;
- perform a house blessing to dedicate your home to God;
- be thankful for your current home and what you already have;
- brush up on hospitality with more than twenty actionable ideas that will make anyone feel welcome and loved in your home.
In Home Made Lovely, Shannon meets you right where you are on your home-decorating journey, helping you share the peace of Jesus with family members and guests.
Shannon Acheson is a mostly self-taught designer, decorator, writer, and stylist. Although she has completed her interior design training, she'd much rather teach you how to decorate your own home than do it for you. She is the editor and designer behind the design and lifestyle company and blog HomeMadeLovely.com. Her happy place is in the suburbs of Toronto, where she is a Homebody with a capital H, a Jesus girl, a happy wife to Dean, and a homeschooling mom of three teenagers.
About The AuthorShannon Acheson is a mostly self-taught designer, decorator, writer, and stylist. Although she has completed her interior design training, she'd much rather teach you how to decorate your own home than do it for you. She is the editor and designer behind the design and lifestyle company and blog HomeMadeLovely.com. Her happy place is in the suburbs of Toronto, where she is a Homebody with a capital H, a Jesus girl, a happy wife to Dean, and a homeschooling mom of three teenagers. Learn more at www.homemadelovely.com.
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