A year ago yesterday, author Jean Nayar assigned herself an ambitious project that served as the starting point for this blog. She developed a Wish List of home improvements that she’d hoped to undertake over the course of a year. And, after applying the wisdom of experts across many disciplines and taking their ideas for a test drive in her own home, she also hoped to distill a list of key ingredients that contribute to the making of a happy home and write about them here.
While some of her dreams were deferred due to substantial unexpected interference—see her post on her adventure in India as a case in point—she can happily report that most of the significant projects on her Wish List have been completed, thanks in no small part to generous support from my family and industry friends. Her good lessons learned are included a book called The Happy Home Project (Filipacchi Publishing), which will be released this June.