Creating the Home You've Always Wanted
by Shannon Acheson
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.
“In a world where perfection reigns supreme, the encouraging words found within these pages contain a message of hope and inspiration. Home Made Lovely is all about the importance of celebrating the everyday, taking small steps toward a bigger change and understanding the importance of loving your home right where it’s at. This book is what we’ve all been looking for—a simple road map to creating a more peaceful and beautiful home.”
—KariAnne Wood, owner, Thistlewood Farms
“I loved reading Shannon’s book, Home Made Lovely. Shannon shares easy ways for people to create YOUR perfect home! Shannon’s book is full of wonderful tips on how to find your style, declutter your home, as well as guides for coordinating colors and patterns as you decorate, and so much more!”
—Jennifer Hadfield, Tatertots and Jello
“Shannon’s Home Made Lovely touches upon one of the most important aspects when creating a beautiful home, and that is, the importance of decorating your home with the center focus being: family, friends and hospitality. Shannon does a wonderful job breaking down the basic decorating do’s and don’ts in layman’s terms.”
—Lucy Akins, Craftberry Bush
“Shannon’s realistic perspective on creating a home is a breath of fresh air to the posh world of glossy magazine perfection. From evaluating the heart of the matter and being intentional with our spaces, this book is a trustworthy friend holding your hand to help you conquer it all, one room at a time. You’re going to love this one of a kind guide to making a home truly lovely.”
—Ashley Mills - The Handmade Home
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 blog HomeMadeLovely.com.
Shannon has been featured on Apartment Therapy, Oprah.com, Better Homes & Gardens, GoodHouseKeeping.com, RealSimple.com, HGTV.com, ElleDecor.com and MarthaStewart.com. Her work has also appeared in Farmhouse Style, Woman's World and American Farmhouse magazines.
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 two teenagers and a twenty year old.
Shannon is available for interviews. Please schedule by contacting Holly Maxwell, Publicist, Bethany House Publishers, email: firstname.lastname@example.org. For Canadian interviews, contact Veronica Pellini, Publicity Assistant, Graf-Martin Communications, email: email@example.com.