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Hi, I’m Ingrid Fetell Lee. A designer and author, I founded the Aesthetics of Joy to help you create more joy in life and work through design.

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The Question I Ask When Life Feels Off-Track

The incredibly simple practice that helps me find meaning and purpose when I feel lost, uncertain, or frustrated about my path in life.

Designing Our Way Out of Loneliness

What the disappearance of the dining room from the modern American home means for our sense of social connection.

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There’s no perfect home. But there are lots of joyful ones.

When you think of a joyful home, what do you see?

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What's your design personality?

You know your style, but what about your design personality? This quick quiz will help you understand your strengths and challenges when it comes to designing your home, and give you tips to create a home you love on your own terms.

“This book has the power to change everything! Writing with depth, wit, and insight, Ingrid Fetell Lee shares all you need to know in order to create external environments that give rise to inner joy.”

- Susan Cain, Author of Quiet and Founder of Quiet Revolution

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Does Dopamine Decor Really Work?

How to cleanse your home of negative emotions

How to cleanse your home of negative emotions

How to be more intuitive

How to be more intuitive — in design and in life

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The science behind the “unexpected red theory”

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