Sacred Spaces: Everyday People and the Beautiful Homes Created Out of Their Trials, Healing, and Victories

Convergent. Apr. 2023. 304p. ISBN 9780593241004. $28. INTERIOR DESIGN
Interior designer and photographer Summers offer readers a book that describes homes with evocative adjectives, such as redemptive, melded, and cathartic. The featured houses cover the globe, from the UK to North Africa. Readers who have a good eye for design will find treats in lavish woven Russian tapestries, colorful Moroccan rugs, richly painted or papered walls, and the carefully arranged collections of the people who are featured. From the story of a former monk who owns a traditional Moroccan house called a riad, to Molly, a woman who has created a life by following her bliss, each profile excavates layers of life and offers a window to newness, restoration, and purpose. Summers allows readers to peek in on the lives of people who emanate all kinds of love: parental, marital, national, spiritual, and aesthetic. Each of the six chapters is built around interviews with these homeowners.
VERDICT This book shares aspects of design, love, and the sacred to encourage readers to cultivate with intent the most important space in their lives: home.
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