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Decorating your home shouldn't be complicated.

In 2004, after several years of living in tiny basement apartments, my husband, Dean, and I finally bought a house. I was so excited to put our stamp on it and really make it our own. But when it actually came time to decorate that new home, I was stumped. I had no idea where to start


What style did we actually like? What room should we start with? How would I make it all flow together cohesively? 


I simply didn't know. 


So, I studied photos of homes that I loved. I visited model homes, scoured design and decorating magazines and poured over catalogs. I even completed an Interior Design diploma just to be sure I didn't miss anything.


And now, after lots of practice, I finally – finally – know how to how to put everything together to create a beautiful and comfortable home for my family.


The longer I enjoy our home, the more I realize that there are people out there just like I was - looking for a simple process for decorating so that they can truly enjoy their home. I wanted to help, so I started writing. And I wrote and wrote until I had written down everything I had learned about decorating my own home...and Cozy & Beautiful was born. 

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Decorating your own home doesn't have to be overwhelming...

Decorating can be anything but simple. If you look at a beautifully layered and finished home, it's easy to get overwhelmed. There's the coordinating rug and sofa, the well-placed and perfectly-sized coffee table, ample lighting, beautiful throw pillows and a paint color that just goes so well with everything. And that's just the living room. 


It seems like there's some elusive 'designer gene' that decorators must have to be able to put all that together.


But what if you had a detailed guide that will walk you through the decorating process, step-by-step, telling you exactly when and how to do each part, no designer genes required? 


My goal with Cozy & Beautiful was not to create just another decorating book filled with design theory or random project ideas but to create a simple, step-by-step process that you could follow to make your own home as beautiful as any designer's. 


Not only is Cozy & Beautiful filled with the exact method I use to decorate our house, but it is laid out in a logical way that will save you time and money in decorating your own home

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I found my style and was able to bring our small space together by creating a cozy and inviting home for our family of 8! My aha moment was when you talked about undertones! At first I was confused about what the undertone of my room really was. But after carefully analyzing the details I figured it out! That was the moment when I could bring everything together.


- Danae C.

Convinced? Jump straight to the book options...

Learn why those other ‘finding your style’ quizzes and guides will always leave you scratching your head…and DISCOVER the only 5 Steps that you will ever need to get you to your unique decorating style once and for all.

Plus I’ll show you how to save your marriage and happily marry more than one decorating style in your home forever after.

Where To Start

Decorate One Room at a Time

Discover two secret cheats for pattern mixing, how to style your shelves with one simple rule, how to stop buying the wrong things for your space and finally learn the right order in which to decorate every single room in your house!

Find Your Decorating Style

What You'll Learn...

Create a Master Plan

Learn exactly where to start your decorating, whether you're a renter or a homeowner AND find out how to take an 'emotional temperature' that will keep you from flushing your hard-earned bucks down the pooper! 

Find the hidden reason your rooms don’t function like they should and exactly what to do about it before you start decorating. Learn why your color choices never look quite right, how to correct it and a simple trick for getting it right every single time from now on. Plus 4 ways to create that sought after cohesive flow everyone talks about!

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About the Author

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Hi, I'm Shannon, the decorator behind AKA Design, where I write about simple DIY Projects as well as how to decorate ideas, seasonal decorating projects and our own home's decorating evolution. Once completely lost on where to even begin, I really found my passion once I got the hang of decorating and I love helping others do the same. 


My other favorite "job" is being wife to my husband Dean and raising and homeschooling our three kids who are now teenagers (someone send wine!). When I'm not decorating or teaching, you can find us all out back by the pool!


The course has helped me pinpoint my style. It’s also helped me to realize that the smallest room in the house (my sewing/gift wrapping/exercise/filing cabinet/décor storage room) is used for the most functions! Your course has been very helpful. It’s keeping me focused and helping me to take the right steps to reach my goal of a beautiful, functional home.


- Sylvie M.

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Cozy & Beautiful: The how to decorate handbook for non decorators PDF eBook

You can choose one of two options - a printed paperback version or an instantly downloadable PDF that you can read on any device or print out for yourself. The choice is yours.

Illustrations & Photos

Includes free updates as they become available.

The Options

Includes printed 106-page paperback with 17 easy to follow chapters, 16 worksheet pages and 45+ Illustrations and photos.

Printed Paperback

Includes PDF ebook with 109 pages, 17 easy to follow chapters , 16 worksheet pages, a simple to follow visual how to decorate roadmap, 45+ Illustrations and photos as well as an invitation to a private decorating Facebook group.

16 worksheet pages that help you actually apply what you learn to your own home.

PDF Handbook

109 pages of how to decorate steps to walk you through every step of the decorating process.

A one page visual guide to the whole process so you can see where you're at a glance. 

Cozy & Beautiful: The how to decorate handbook for non decorators PDF eBook

Worksheet Pages

16 worksheet pages that help you actually apply what you learn to your own home.

45+ Illustrations and photos to help you visualize the ideas so you can put them to use in your own home. 

45+ Illustrations and photos to help you visualize the ideas so you can put them to use in your own home. 

Illustrations & Photos

Worksheet Pages

Access to a Private Facebook Group

109 pages of how to decorate steps to walk you through every step of the decorating process.

Your own growing  group of like-minded friends learning to decorate their own homes right along with you!

Decorating Roadmap

Coupon codes do NOT apply to the printed version of C&B. Unfortunately Amazon does not allow discounts or coupon codes unless they create them. 


My ah-ha moment was when I realized how much time and money we have spent in the past couple of years because I was going about things all the wrong way. I have painted rooms, changed decor and bought things over and over again and just could not get comfortable. I loved the house but it didn't feel like home. We did not focus on our true design style and never finished a room. It caused us to purchase things we didn't love. BUT now because of your course, we have found our style, re-focused on our whole home design plan and are decorating one room at a time. It is really exciting and I am falling in love with our home all over again."


- Cheryl P.

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Shouldn’t I just spend the money on new house stuff?


Well you could. But without knowing your style and having a plan, you’d just be wasting your money. Cozy & Beautiful will help you wisely spend your decorating budget so you’ll KNOW you’re spending your money on the right things.

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Do I need to have a huge decorating budget to begin using this information?


Definitely not! You will be given the tips and ideas for how to use what you already have in the space you’re currently in. PLUS you will learn how to plan a decorating budget for any additional items you may want or need now or in the future

Questions?

But I’m renting, can I still use this?


Yes! Even though you can’t necessarily do all the things a homeowner can , if you’re in a rental, you can still begin to define your style and decorate your rental space so you can enjoy it for as long as you’re there. Plus you’ll have your design elements and decorating process down pat so you can take that with you anywhere in the world!

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How long do I have access to the materials?


Forever! When you purchase the Handbook, as soon as you complete payment, you will be able to download it and keep it on your personal devices to access for as long as you like. Or print it out for easy reference later. Of course if you purchase the Paperback Handbook, you have it for as long as you can keep track of it! 


I haven’t gotten very far yet, but Cozy & Beautiful has been very helpful in just identifying my style and what I like! I realized that I’ve had a fairly good idea of what I like and I’ve at least stopped buying things I don’t like up until now...it will help to focus on one room at a time so I don’t get overwhelmed. Thank you for your direction and inspiration!


 - Dawn G.

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COZY & BEAUTIFUL

The How-To Decorate Handbook for Non-Decorators

  • PDF eBook
  • 109 pages
  • 17 easy to follow chapters to walk you through every step of the decorating process
  • 16 worksheet pages that help you actually apply what you learn to your own home
  • A simple to follow visual how to decorate roadmap
  • 45+ Illustrations and photos to help you visualize the theory and ideas so you can put them to use in your own home
  • Exclusive access to a private decorating Facebook group

Choose your option!

Includes free updates as they become available.

PDF Handbook

  • Printed paperback
  • 106 pages
  • 17 easy to follow chapters to walk you through every step of the decorating process
  • 16 worksheet pages that help you actually apply what you learn to your own home
  • 45+ Illustrations and photos to help you visualize the theory and ideas so you can put them to use in your own home

DITCH YOUR FEAR OF DECORATING FAILURE AND FINALLY DECORATE YOUR HOME!

Printed Paperback

Coupon codes do NOT apply to the printed version of C&B. Unfortunately Amazon does not allow discounts or coupon codes unless they create them. 

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