Friday, November 30, 2012

Inspired Design for Your Holidays

Inspired Design for Your Holidays
Creating a Beautiful Home by Embracing Family, Traditions and Love
Dallas/Fort Worth—Nothing says “Home for the Holidays” like a warm entryway, spiced cider in the kitchen and lovely décor around the Christmas tree. Drawing from a rich family history and her own collection of acclaimed designs, California-based interior designer Roxanne Packham has joined with her teenage daughter, Hannah, to create Inspired Design (Inspired Design Publications, 2010), an idea-provoking book filled with stunning photographs, treasured family traditions and a plethora of truly inspirational tips for creating a warm and welcoming home, not just throughout the holiday season, but every day to follow.

Whether seeking unique ways to entertain for the upcoming holidays, celebrate with friends, begin new family traditions or showcase the family history, talents and passions in the home’s interior design, the Packhams have shown the way. In doing so, they have utilized the beautifully structured pages of Inspired Design to reveal the classic truth that any home is made more beautiful when it is filled with love, joy and the determination to make those who enter it feel welcomed.
Decorating for the holidays can be daunting, whether it is in preparation for family or for a spouse’s office party. Roxanne offers simple DIY ideas for making your home welcoming and comfortable for guests. Hannah offers, from a daughter’s perspective, ways of getting the entire family involved in holiday preparations while teaching your children the art of hospitality. With today’s busy, high-tech lifestyle, these are important lessons we often overlook.

With a desire to celebrate the beauty of home and family, the mother-daughter duo has skillfully melded their own family memories and candid observations with photos of impeccably designed interiors to remind the reader of the home’s power and ability to change lives. Their purpose is straightforward: “To inspire you to create a home that touches the soul of those within, as well as all who walk through the doors.”

Inspired Design is far from being just another photo-rich book on interior design. Instead, it is a beautifully rich hospitality book focused as much on what visitors entering the home will feel as on what they might see. Once their collaboration on the book was finished, this mother-daughter duo knew they had found their calling. To continue the work they had begun, Roxanne and Hannah founded, an organization devoted to inspiring teenage girls, mothers and others to find and follow God’s plan for their lives. Along with funding, sales of the book go straight to Heart of Hope (a ministry that advocates for orphans and at-risk children in Romania) and other selected charities. The Packhams’ unified mission is to change lives one heart at a time.

Author Bios:

Founder of and author of Inspired Design, collaborating with her beloved teenage daughter in both projects, Roxanne Hughes Packham is an acclaimed California-based interior designer whose designs have graced homes from San Diego to San Francisco. She also is the National Design Contributing Editor for WHOA magazine. Born into a family of gifted artisans six generations back, including renowned silversmiths Allan Adler (her grandfather) and Porter Blanchard (her great-grandfather), Packham is a graduate of the University of Southern California, The Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising and the Paris Fashion Institute, as well as an attendee of the Sorbonne, Cité Universitaire in Paris. She enjoys spending time with her family: Scott, Justin and Hannah and parents, Linda and Bill. A graduate of Oaks Christian High School, Hannah Packham is a freshman literature major at Westmont College. She is a pole vaulter for the Westmont track team and is enjoying her time at college. She wrote Inspired Design and started Inspired 31 with her mother, Roxanne. Her hobbies include reading, cooking and running, and she is excited for what God has planned for her in college and beyond.

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