In Define Your Life &ndash Design Your Home Linda Petrin an award winning interior designer shares her 7 Lifestyle Principles to customize your home and transform your life. Design has evolved from a statement of prestige to a haven for personal style and improved quality of life. Discover a more modern approach to design to meet the demands of today's lifestyle.
Linda Petrin's love of textiles and sewing eventually led her to a career in interior design. She is an Allied Member of ASID receiving two Presidential Citations for her contributions to design. A sought after speaker she lectures on her 7 Lifestyle Principles a program to customize your home and improve the quality of your life. She has one daughter Rachel who produces the fashion blog Madsen Style. Linda lives with her husband Lowell in Redmond WA.
"The information I received from reading this book helped me improve my level of service as a real estate agent. It is full of insights on how to match a person's lifestyle to what they need in a home. I can share this knowledge with clients gain their confidence and find a home with fewer shows than before." -Remona Renner/Amazon
"I've read a lot of interior design books but nothing like this. Other books were full of design ideas but nothing seemed right for me or gave me the solutions I was looking for. This book helped me define my priorities and taught me how to incorporate them into my home. Following the seven lifestyle principles I realized decorating my home meant more than just making it appealing but also making it more functional. The questions at the end of each chapter made me really think about how I can personalize my home and make it a true reflection of me and my lifestyle. I've never read a book like this before and for the first time I feel that I have the know how to make my home into what I really want it to be. As I implement changes into my home now it is finally becoming what I always wanted it to be. I highly recommend this book!" -Marilyn Danbury / Amazon book review
"'Define Your Life-Design Your Home' is not the typical interior design guide. In her book Linda unlocks the lurking foes that perpetrate confusion and chaos in our homes and provides a guide to create not only a lovely environment but one that will facilitate creativity and function. Using the seven lifestyle principles my home serves me in a new energizing way. A recommended read for those wanting to add a little personal charm or for those needed a major overhaul. -Lynn Seaton / Amazon book review
"This book written by experienced decorator Linda Petrin is an easily-understood step-by-step guide for use in designing your living space to compliment your lifestyle. In the process through this detailed workbook you just might discover define and express YOURSELF likely for the first time! I also found it a lovely and appreciated gift for the newly wed or the new homeowner of any age." -Roberta Sullivan/Amazon book review
"What is great about this book is Linda's wealth of knowledge and at the same time it's totally readable. As you change the pages it is insightful endearing and helps takes the mystery of home design away. Great for yourself or as a gift." -Liz Lappala / Amazon book review
"Linda's book really enlightened me on how many different aspects truly go into decorating your home some things I would have never thought of. It also helped me see things in my life that have an impact on how I feel in my home and what changes I could make to feel more 'at home' in my house and things I could change to help make the architecture be a bit more cohesive." -Lisa Hagensen / Houzz