Author(s): Paige Rien
Stop hating your house and start adoring it 40 steps to make your home express who you are and work for how you really live. With humor and a dose of reality, Paige gives readers actionable steps to adapt and make their homes work for them, imploring them to ignore outside influences and look inward for inspiration. Readers are asked to think about what makes them unique, not what style they prefer, making their lives and experiences the central focus in composing a very personal, very functional home. As opposed to traditional design books that are often a catalog of a particular designer's work, or a collection of work with no discussion of process, "Love the House You're In" is all about the reader: uncovering what she needs and desires and providing concrete, doable ideas to take her there."
PAIGE RIEN, interior designer, mother of four, and passionate home lover, wants you to love where you live and believes you can do the work to get there. She consults with families all over the world to make interior design accessible, friendly, and multidimensional, encouraging clients to bring their whole selves into creating a home. Paige was one of two designers on HGTV's top-rated "Hidden Potential" for five seasons. She also appeared on HGTV's "Curb Appeal" and was the winner of Pier's 1 Imports' Design & Conquer Challenge in 2011, a contest featured on YouTube in four webisodes. When she is not working on a television project, she is helping others make real changes in their homes with a dynamic, creative, and spiritual approach to home improvement, or diving into the next project in her own home outside Washington, DC.