Book: Apartment Therapy: The Eight-Step Home Cure
Author: Maxwell Gillingham-Ryan
Subject: Home Design
Maxwell's writing style is filled with real-life anecdotes and problem-solving tactics. His voice resonates and is synonymous to his blog. He encourages readers to view their home less as a structure, more like a body made up of four parts: Bones, Breath, Heart & Head. The Bones refer to the concrete structure: the floor, walls, ceiling and fixtures. The Breath refers to the arrangement of your living space and how it maximizes the flow. The Heart links to the emotional connection you have to your home, often defined by "color, shape, texture and scent", elements that breathe life into your space. The Head focuses what Maxwell calls the "purpose of your home...what you do in your home and where you do it".
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