Non Fiction

Feels Like Home by Marian Parsons

I have been working on ideas for my house for a couple of months. I have not acted on anything in any real way, except for a few touches here and there, and I thought this might help me make some choices.

The book begins with the author walking us through her ideas of a dream home, the mindset when looking at houses and also based on how much DIY one can do. She then walks through room by room and within that, idea by idea with mood boards to match. Now, I have never gotten the hang of a mood board, and therefore it was not too much help in my own quest. It is a colourful book with many ideas, but it had bigger DIY projects than I am currently capable of. It is a spread of her ideas for her own home, from which we can take a few inspirations. The suggestions are not limited to one type of project but encompass a wide range.

I would recommend this book for people who are handy with power tools and have a space in their home they are considering redoing. For today I want to put a plan of mine to sew a few curtains. If I get through that, I will consider it an achievement.

I received an ARC thanks to NetGalley and the publishers, but the review is based entirely on my reading experience and my own capabilities in this particular field.

2 thoughts on “Feels Like Home by Marian Parsons”

  1. These books are always either too much or too little, aren’t they, and never seem to take account of people having various weird and mismatched items that they have ended up with but don’t want to pass along! I hope you had fun with your curtains, though. My favourite curtains are in front of me as I type – 1950s ones with pots and vegetables on them, presumably originally for a kitchen, doing nicely in my office!

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    1. They are still fun to peruse though! This author does have a lot of upcycling ideas for older items 😃
      My curtains are to going to be from old bedsheets which I don’t want to part with even after they got a hole in them…fingers crossed

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