Release Date: May 2016
Page Count: 224
Size: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2
Case Lot Quantity: 56
Make Room for What You Love
Your Essential Guide to Organizing and Simplifying
Is Clutter Taking Over Your Home and Life?
Stuff. So much stuff! Stuff that may link you to important memories or be needed again someday, but for now just clutters up cupboards and closets and the garage and tables, shelves, and bookcases. Or perhaps paper and miscellaneous stuff is piled on counters…everywhere!
What can you do with all of it?
You can trust Melissa Michaels, creator of the highly respected and popular blog The Inspired Room and a reformed stuff-keeper. In these pages you will find a friend who empathizes with you and offers insightful ideas for altering your habits while efficiently decluttering and organizing your home so that you can really enjoy living there.
With Melissa’s encouragement and practical advice, you will be inspired to create a place for the things you love and breathing room to pursue your dreams and engage in life with the people who matter most.
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"Melissa shares how to be content and happy in our home, inspiring our home with the things we love and the people we cherish."
—Ann Voskamp, New York Times bestselling author of One Thousand Gifts
"Melissa Michaels' book The Inspired Room is full of smart, practical advice and packed with inspiration to spare. The photos are gorgeous and accompanied by helpful tips and details, and the writing lifts you up and makes you excited to dive into home decor headfirst!"
—Sherry Petersik, New York Times bestselling author of Young House Love
"I just love Melissa's approach to decorating to give yourself time to let the process of decorating happen in your home, give yourself grace, and enjoy the process. She really speaks to my heart and brings out the best in me when it comes to my home."
—Rachel Dowd, Sweet and Simple Home
"I've read The Inspired Room cover to cover, and it's going to be one of the most useful books I've ever owned. Melissa is a great teacher, and designer, and is so very humble, and she just has that 'you can do it' spirit about her."
—Sandy Coughlin, Reluctant Entertainer
"Love the Home You Have is what all overwhelmed moms need—confirmation that they can find joy in the small things no matter the size of their home or the amount of stuff they have (or do not have)."
—Susan Heid, The Confident Mom
"Love the Home You Have speaks not only to the well-organized mom who wants to create a beautiful and lovely home, but to the disorganized, stressed, often-overwhelmed mom (me) who just needs some reassurance about what a home truly is. Melissa has a passion for life and beauty that translates into one of the best (and most needed) books I have read in a long time. Well done!"
—Amanda Rettke, I Am Baker
"Melissa feels it's important to 'use what quality pieces you have to become the building blocks for your style.' There are so many welcome tips in The Inspired Room to help guide you when uncertainty with your decorating process steps in. The helpful hints prod you to gently move forward with your changes but remind you to stay true to yourself and your family. I love that."
—Kristy Wicks, KristyWicks.com
"If you are stressing out about how your home looks and feels and want to make it the best it can be, then Love the Home You Have is the book for you. It doesn't matter if you live in a tiny basement apartment or a grand, 5,000-square-foot home. The ideas and tips Melissa shares can be done by anyone, in any decorating style, and even on the tiniest of budgets."
—Diane Henkler, In My Own Style
"After reading Love the Home You Have, I've felt an overwhelming sense of contentment and joy in my home. Melissa has a way with words that really changes the way you think and leaves you with inspiration (true tips to put into place!) to make it a lasting feeling!"
—Corinna Henderson, A Designer at Home
"Melissa puts into words so many simple, straightforward, real-life, functional ways to embrace your home. Plus, her ideas include and account for children, pets, and even sometimes husbands! (wink-wink)"
—Shannon Fox, Fox Hollow Cottage
"Melissa shares real ideas and simple approaches for working with what you have and moving toward what you really want your home to be."
—Laura Putnam, Finding Home Farms
"The Inspired Room is a gorgeous book. I know I'm supposed to love the home I have, but I want to climb in and live in this book! Okay, seriously, it's filled with beautiful inspiration but also practical tips that someone (like me) who's not quite as gifted in the decorating department can handle. Melissa is warm, down-to-earth, and exactly the kind of friend you want to come beside you and help turn your house into a home you can love and use to love others."
—Mary Carver, author of Choose Joy
"The Inspired Room is just gorgeous! Full of so much inspiration, beautiful photos, and easy-to-follow ideas. And such a beautiful cover that it works as a decorative piece itself. I am so ready and encouraged to work on my home now with this book!"
—Jennifer Ueckert, StudioJRU.com