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“Love Coming Home” Author Links Happiness With Home

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What is your first thought when you walk through your front door? Do you love the way the air smells like spice, or do you get a whiff of dirty sneakers? Are you calmed by the soothing gray walls or stressed by the boxes of stuff lining them? Do you feel welcomed or would you rather run away? In her debut book, Love Coming Home (Beyond Words Publishing), Jennifer Adams, also known as “The House Whisperer,” shares her wealth of interior design knowledge to transform your house into an inviting and truly personal home. Well known for “redefining soft” and creating the ultimate sleep experience for Hollywood stars and 5-Star hotels and resorts, Adams focuses her attention on turning a house…

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Alison Lurie decodes the messages that buildings send in The Language of Houses

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Pulitzer Prize-winning author Alison Lurie proves once again that her view of the world is sharper than most with her latest book, The Language of Houses ( Delphinium Books, September). The book comes 30 years after its predecessor, The Language of Clothes, applying that book’s method of thought to houses in Lurie’s trademark crisp, smart prose style. But it’s not just houses that Houses examines. The Language of Houses thoughtfully considers the messages sent by all of the types of buildings, structures, and abodes that humans occupy—including schools, malls, office buildings, prisons, restaurants, and hotels. Lurie sees each of these “houses” as an accumulation of information meant to suggest particular moods and expectations and to elicit certain types of behaviors…

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