Marian Parsons’s Latest Book Brings Life and Color into Homes

Dining room with an arrangement of hydrangeas.
Photography by Marian Parsons
Cover of Feels Like Home by Marian Parsons
Published by Worthy Books, 2021. Images reprinted with permission from Feels Like Home: Transforming Your Space from Uninspiring to Uniquely Yours by Marian Parsons.

Text by Claire Pool

On her popular interior design blog, Miss Mustard Seed, Marian Parsons shares her passion for DIY, painting, and design, putting her knowledge to the test to help others create a home that feels unique to them. Now, she’s released a book, Feels Like Home: Transforming Your Space from Uninspiring to Uniquely Yours, to teach readers how to make an ordinary house feel like the home of their dreams.

Throughout the book’s 304 pages, Marian dives into each room in the home and shares beautiful design tips and simple style ideas that could fit your personal taste. She takes readers behind the scenes and shares her thought processes when selecting pieces for her own home. Feels Like Home also includes assignments in each chapter, challenging readers to examine what about a particular room might need a little more attention. How does your dining room best suit your family? What types of pieces feel timeless to you? Does the master bedroom’s design matter if you’re the only one who sees it? (The answer is yes!)

A blue and white bedroom.
Photography by Marian Parsons

From step-by-step instructions on how to create your own box beams to tips on maximizing space, this book provides readers with the confidence to take on a project of their own using the guidance of Marian’s words. With her experience in everything from refurbishing antique furniture to creating starched fabric walls, Marian can help no matter the difficulty. Feels Like Home is the perfect guide for someone who isn’t quite sure where to start personalizing their own space.

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