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Home Therapy: Interior Design for Increasing Happiness, Boosting Confidence, and Creating Calm: An Interior Design Book (Hardcover)
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Self-help meets interior design in this holistic, gorgeously photographed guide that “thoughtfully and beautifully unpacks the tools and ideas to support mental wellness at home through design and styling” (Justina Blakeney, founder of Jungalow).
“An original approach to domestic bliss.”—Publishers Weekly
Licensed therapist turned interior designer Anita Yokota knows that our surroundings are more than just a reflection of our personal style; how our homes are decorated and arranged can have a monumental impact on our quality of life. During her seventeen years as a practicing marriage and family therapist, she noticed that the state of her clients’ homes often mirrored their emotional issues, which inspired her to develop the Home Therapy method: her signature system for creating wellness from the inside out by setting up your spaces to nurture your mind, body, and spirit.
Instead of basing decorating decisions on trends and fads, Home Therapy’s unique, therapy-informed approach focuses equally on mental health and design and presents the psychology behind making your home intentional. From choosing the right lighting, furniture, and paint color to building boundaries and forming long-term organizational goals, Anita guides you through creating spaces that bring happiness and balance to the sanctuary we call home.
Anita lays out the four “domains” that need to be addressed to improve your living experience: The Individual Domain focuses on introspection to discover what you need in each space; The Organizational Domain helps you declutter and build functional rooms so you can be your most efficient self; The Communal Domain inspires you to form more authentic connections with others through good design layout; and The Renewal Domain centers self-care and rejuvenation to create the right energy for resting and recharging.
Feeling calm and confident when you step out the door starts in your home. The perfect gift for anyone looking to create an intentional, thoughtful space, Home Therapy is an invaluable, beautifully photographed resource to decorating from a deeper perspective so you can have a home that supports your authentic self.
About the Author
Anita Yokota is a licensed marriage and family therapist turned interior designer who emphasizes the importance of incorporating wellness throughout the home. Domino named Anita’s site the Best New Design Blog and her work has been featured in MyDomaine, Apartment Therapy, Real Simple, and many others. Anita lives in Southern California with her husband and their three daughters.
“Home Therapy helps you feel better in your home . . . Even if you’re just starting to better understand yourself and your home, the Home Therapy method has something for you.”—Better Homes and Gardens
“Grab a copy of Home Therapy to design your way to a happier home.”—Real Simple
“Setting your home up to optimize your well-being has the power to make a big difference. And licensed-therapist-turned-designer Anita Yokota is working to help people achieve that in her new book, Home Therapy.”—Sunset magazine
“Anita Yokota’s Home Therapy is the first time that I’ve come across a design book that so thoughtfully and beautifully unpacks the tools and ideas to support mental wellness at home through design and styling. From defining boundaries to increasing intimacy, Yokota’s tips will help you create a home that supports your well-being—and that’s what I believe that good design is all about.”—Justina Blakeney, designer, author, and founder of Jungalow
“Anita’s method for designing a home is fresh, accessible, and aspirational! This book is filled with expert home advice, organization secrets, and, best of all, tons of images of beautifully designed homes that will inspire you to get the look you want while prioritizing your own needs. To do Home Therapy is to find happiness at home.”—Mikel Welch, interior designer and design expert on The Drew Barrymore Show
“We could all definitely use a little Home Therapy these days for some peace of mind and tranquility. Anita gives us a new way of thinking about designing our homes: set up your home while also setting yourself up for success. Anita’s point of view is a fantastic experience!”—Brian Patrick Flynn, designer/host of Mind for Design on the Magnolia network and interior designer for HGTV Dream Home and Urban Oasis
“If you’re like me, you’re always in search of ways to make your interiors not only look great, but feel great, too. So what better way to think about design than through the lens of therapy? Anita Yokota’s Home Therapy method helps you figure out what makes you tick and, in turn, informs how you set up your space so you can live more beautifully and feel better at home.”—Emily Henderson, author of The New Design Rules
“Anita Yokota is both a licensed counselor and an interior designer, and she marries the two paths ingeniously in Home Therapy . . . I dare you to read this book and not come away with an actionable tip that serves your mental health as well as your house.”—BookPage