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Happy Inside
Happy Inside

Happy Inside

How to Harness the Power of Home for Health and Happiness


304 Pages, 6.42 x 8.9

Formats: Cloth

Cloth, $38.95 (US $38.95)

Publication Date: October 2020

ISBN 9781529105551

Rights: US

Penguin Random House UK (Oct 2020)
Ebury Press

Price: $38.95


A practical guide to harnessing the power of home for your best self

Be happier, healthier and more empowered with Michelle Ogundehin's nine-step practical guide to creating a space in which to feel truly at home. Whether your home is owned or rented, small or large, and regardless of how much money you have, Michelle shows you how to harness its potential in pursuit of becoming your best self. Because, if you want to feel calm, content, soothed or energized, you must begin with what surrounds you. Happy Inside covers everything from how to create more light and space to how to get a good night's sleep; the path to a perfect sofa and why a dining table is your most vital piece of furniture. Plus, how to decorate to promote joy; the importance of play (and circular side tables) and why a tidy home isn't necessarily a happy one. The healthy home revolution starts here!


"I love this book. Strong, clever, intelligent advice with soul." - Mary Portas -

"A wonderful look at how to transform our homes to be more mindfully aligned with our true nature and a reflection of who we are." - Fearne Cotton -

"A happy home is a fundamental building block of happiness, and Michelle's book is an essential, step-by-step guide to creating a home we love." - Arianna Huffington, Founder & CEO, Thrive Global -

"A must-have read for anyone looking to improve not just their home but also their quality of life within it." - Matthew Williamson -

"Prozac Schmozac! WIse and witty and wonderful, Michelle Ogundehin's brilliant book is the only anti-depressant you'll ever need. It's my new bible." —Potter and designer Jonathan Adler 

"Happy Inside brilliantly teaches how to turn your house into the most pleasurable home; to elevate your soul through accessible steps and wise practices to insure 'there's no place like home.'" —Fashion director, vintage retailer, and presenter Cameron Silver  

"Michelle's book, Happy Inside, resonates with the way I have always thought of the idea of Home - she is connecting the dots of comfort, wellness, calm, rejuvenation, self-care and warm hospitality, showing that physical personal space has a spiritual relationship to ourselves. That's an essential message for our current times." — Donna Karan

Author Biography

Michelle Ogundehin is a trained architect, former Editor-in-Chief of ELLE Decoration UK, and a contributor to publications including The Financial Times and Dezeen. She is also the lead judge on the BBC Two/Netflix landmark series Interior Design Masters.