Home Therapy: Interior Design for Increasing Happiness, Boosting Confidence, and Creating Calm

Clarkson Potter. Dec. 2022. 304p. ISBN 9780593233238. $35. INTERIOR DESIGN
Yokota invites readers to consider the link between therapy and interior design. A licensed therapist turned interior designer, the author is uniquely qualified to expand upon her Home Therapy Method. She focuses on four “domains”—individual, organizational, communal, and renewal—that one must address in each room of a home to see marked improvements in one’s living experience. The book includes an intake sheet that readers complete and assess. Those looking for a quick guide to decluttering or minimalism are not going to find that here. Each section takes a deep dive into a specific domain, giving concrete examples, questions for reflection, action steps, and plans, as well as full-color images of thoughtfully and beautifully designed spaces that reflect Yokota’s theories and aesthetics. The pace is easy to follow, and the writing is as comforting as one would expect from a former therapist.
VERDICT This is a perfect book for readers looking to combine self-help and self-care with interior design and organization.
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