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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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How to be more intuitive — in design and in life

Intuition is a superpower: a way of knowing without logic or reason. But how do you listen to your intuition? In this post find three simple yet powerful actions to help you hear your inner voice.

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The science behind the “unexpected red theory”

The "unexpected red theory" says that adding red to any space where it doesn't belong makes the room look better. But why does it work? This post breaks down the science behind this viral phenomenon.

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The creative principles I live by

These ideas come from wise writers and teachers I’ve encountered through the years. They’ve helped me avoid many of the traps that creative energy gets stuck in, and keep a sense of flow in my work.

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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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A guide to joyful gift-giving

A guide to joyful gift-giving

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