"The Nesting Place" by Myquillyn Smith isn't just a book for married homeowners. It's a book for anyone who desires to break free of the chains of perfection in order to make their living space a place of relaxation, freedom, and love. Myquillyn will teach you how to overcome those "lovely limitations" in your mind that put restraints on creating the home you desire and deserve.
She gently guides you through giving up on perfection, embracing messes and mistakes, exploring the true purpose of your home, and taking risks. This book is full of inspiration, practical advice, and grace.
Myquillyn gives you permission to be imperfect, which for at least me personally, lead to an overflow of creativity and appreciation towards God for all that I have been given.
I had heard really great things about this book, but I've never been much of a creative so I didn't expect anything huge to result from picking it up. Despite my lack of creativity, I've always desired a lovely home. This is something that has torn me and even my marriage down at times. BUT THIS BOOK. This book changed me.
Within the first 50 pages of The Nesting Place, I was already learning to give myself grace in the context of my home. Grace for not having a perfectly tidy home all the time. Grace for not having our guest room put together or the holes in our walls sealed yet. Grace, paired with the lightheartedness and inspiration of Myquillyn's writing inspired me to start taking risks in my own home.
Those walls I wanted to paint but was always too scared that I would hate the color I chose? I painted them. I even painted one wall a BOLD purple. Sue me.
That chaise lounge that needed a new slip cover? The slip cover that IKEA discontinued? I covered it in old curtains without even picking up a needle. Sue me.
That book page wreath I had been wanting to DIY but was too scared it wouldn't turn out like the Pinterest perfect photo? I made it. And guess what? It turned out AMAZING. Don't sue me for it because I really love it.
This book inspired me to overcome my own fears and try something new. It encouraged me to let my husband pick the paint color, because who cares if it didn't turn out perfect (but I think it did)?
I don't care who you are, what stage of life you are in, your relationship status, or your living status. THIS BOOK IS FOR YOU. It's not only a book on interior design, it's a book on faith, love, grace, and overcoming your own insecurities. And it's for you.
*BookLook Bloggers provided me with a complimentary copy of this book. However, all opinions are honest and my own.