Home Improvements – May 2019 – Issue 287

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Homebody

Joanna Gaines’ new book offers a guide to creating spaces you’ll never want to leave. ‘Throughout this book, you’ll notice a theme of telling your story within your home. What I mean is that I want you to approach the design of your home with intention, to surround yourself with items that mean something to you, and choose furnishings and details that make you happy or inspired or contented.

I’ve come to realise that it’s not uncommon for people to feel immobilised when they try to make their home a place that is significant and unique to them. We can get so bogged down with design rules and comparisons that we forget to focus on the simplicity of choosing things that we love for our homes. It’s not about sticking to a prescribed style. It’s about story. And the moment you make that subtle mind-set shift, all of a sudden you’re set into motion. It becomes fun, freeing even. If nothing else, the one thing that I really want you to take away from this book is this: Rather that following arbitrary guidelines, try focusing on incorporating the things that matter to you and the people who share your home.’

Competition!

Ireland’s Homes Interiors & Living magazine together with Harper Collins are offering three readers the chance to win a copy of Homebody worth £25/€28.50. Total prize value £75/€85.50. Simply pick up a copy of the May issue and answer the question to be in with a chance of winning – good luck!

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