makeover lesson #3 TOSS IT!

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from the 02.2007 issue of House Beautiful.  Contributor Frances Schultz interviews Maxwell Gillingham-Ryan (I love his name BTW), the NY Editor and Co-Founder of my current addiction, Apartment Therapy, about his book Apartment Therapy – The Eight Step Home Cure.

FS: The book leads you step-by-step through the process of healing your own home.

MG-R: Home doesn’t mean anything if you don’t use it.  When people are unhappy with their homes they want to get away from them.  Part of The Cure is changing your habits and using your home more.  Don’t get up in the morning and go buy your coffee on the street.  Make your coffee at home and sit for a second to have your breakfast.  That type of use is what makes your home happy and makes you happy.  It’s about replacing the importance of home as a personal foundation

I added the bold part.

The reason I put this post under the live large, but in a small space category is because Gillingham-Ryan lives in a 265-square-foot apartment with his wife and baby.  Wow.

The Spring Cure begins on March 5, 2007.

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