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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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Learn how to turn any space into a sanctuary with our proven, step-by-step method. Design a Home You Love includes everything you need to create a living space that reflects your unique style and enhances your daily life — no renovation, big budget, or design degree required.

“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.”

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