Review: Feels Like Home by Marian Parsons

by - Tuesday, October 12, 2021

I personally love a home that looks lived in. When it comes to decorating our home, you'll find a mix of a few new items, DIYs, clearance deals and thrift finds. Over the past year since we moved into our home, decorating has been a process - a fun one. I find myself adding more in one room, taking away in another and even stumped on how to make a few bare spaces more homey. I'm always looking for inspiration, whether browsing displays at a store, scrolling through Pinterest, or between the pages of a design book. I was so excited to receive a review copy of Feels Like Home: Transforming Your Space from Uninspiring to Uniquely Yours by Marian Parsons.


Most of us don’t live in a dream home that was custom built to suit our tastes. We have to work with a house that brings its own style, quirks, and personality to the table. But imagine walking into this house, but it’s perfectly designed and decorated with your style in mind—a home that fits you like a well-tailored outfit and yet is as comfy as your favorite pair of pajamas.

What would that home look like exactly? How would it feel to live in a home styled specifically for you?

The truth is, every home should feel like a custom home and not have to break the bank. In Feels Like Home, DIY makeover queen Marian Parsons (a.k.a. Miss Mustard Seed) teaches you what she’s learned over the years, sharing budget-friendly practical tips that will inspire you to change your space from “blah” to beautiful, from a builder-grade to character-rich home. Each chapter will guide you through detailed, easy-to-implement tutorials for projects, makeovers, decorating ideas, and tips for handling common challenges. Special note-taking spaces are also included for recording your own design ideas. Room by room, you will be empowered to transform your house into the home of your dreams!"

My Thoughts:
I appreciate a design book that doesn't make you feel bad for not having a magazine worthy home. At a recent hospitality event, the speaker reminded us that its not about having the perfect home but how you make your guests feel in it. When I read the same sentiment shared by the author in the introduction, I knew this was gonna be a great read. The author gives a few suggestions on different ways to use her book: as Instruction, Inspiration, Motivation and/or Encouragement. It's easy-to-read with easy-to-implement tips, tutorials and ideas.  Depending on what you are looking for, there's something for everyone in these pages. I will be rereading this one often and would make a great gift for a friend. 

Available TODAY online and in-store at most book retailers.

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Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book for review. No other compensation was, nor will be, received. All opinions are mine.

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