Kelee Katillac was once an ordinary interior designer. She'd meet with thewealthy husband and overeager wife, help them furnish their luxurioushomes in the style of English manors, copied carefully from magazines. Butshe knew there had to be more to her work and life. Slowly, she began torethink her life's project, and to understand interior design as a processof "spiritual renewal."

This book lushly illustrates the ways people seek to make their homes intoplaces of rejuvenation and worship, surrounding themselves with "images that uplift our hearts and minds." We discover candles, flowers, altars and art, and the way the most ordinary space can be transformed into the site of a spiritual journey. The photographs and essays are punctuated with "rituals of belief," suggestions and tips for creating one's own cozyhaven (such as taking a field trip to a museum to get ideas for arrangingpotted plants and buying new sculptures). As long as one's spiritualmusings aren't limited to consumption and buying new chaise lounges, "Houseof Belief" offers inspiration for creating a beautiful and sacred spacewithin the home.

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