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In need of some Inspired Design?
Creating a Beautiful Home for the Holidays by
Embracing Family, Traditions and Love
Drawing from a
rich family history and her own collection of acclaimed designs,
California-based interior designer Roxanne Packham has joined with her teenage
daughter Hannah to create Inspired Design (Inspired Design Publications,
2010), an idea-provoking book filled with stunning photographs, treasured
family traditions and a plethora of truly inspirational tips for creating a
warm and welcoming home, not just throughout the holiday season, but every day
Whether seeking unique ways to entertain for the upcoming
holidays, celebrate with friends, begin new family traditions or showcase the
family history, talents and passions in the home’s interior design, the
Packhams have shown the way. In doing so, they have utilized the beautifully
structured pages of Inspired Design to reveal the classic truth that any
home is made more beautiful when it is filled with love, joy and the
determination to make those who enter it feel welcomed.
Decorating for the holidays can be a daunting task, whether
it is in preparation for family or for a spouse’s office party. Roxanne offers
simple ideas for making your home welcoming and comfortable for guests. Hannah
is able to offer, from a teen’s perspective, ways of getting the entire family
involved in holiday preparations while teaching your children the art of
hospitality. With today’s busy, high-tech lifestyle, these are important
lessons we often overlook.
With a desire to celebrate the beauty of home and family,
the mother-daughter duo has skillfully melded their own store of family
memories and candid observations with photos of impeccably designed interiors
to remind the reader of the home’s power and ability to change lives. Their
purpose in writing Inspired Design is straightforward: “To inspire you
to create a home that touches the soul of those within, as well as all who walk
through the doors.”
Borne on the wings of their earnest prayers, Inspired
Design is far from being just another photo-rich book on interior design.
Instead, it is a beautifully rich hospitality book focused as much on what
visitors entering the home will feel as on what they might see. Once their
collaboration on the book was finished, this mother-daughter duo knew they had
found their calling. To continue the work they had begun, Roxanne and Hannah
founded Inspired31.org, an organization devoted to inspiring teenage girls,
mothers and others to find and follow God’s plan for their lives. Along with
funding Inspired31.org, sales of the book go straight to Heart of Hope (a
ministry that advocates for orphans and at-risk children in Romania) and other
selected charities. The Packhams’ unified mission is to change lives one heart
at a time.
Author Bios:Roxanne Hughes Packham is an acclaimed California-based
interior designer, whose classic designs grace homes from San Diego to San
Francisco. Born into a family of gifted artisans, including renowned
silversmiths Allan Adler (her grandfather) and Porter Blanchard (her
great-grandfather), Packham is a graduate of the University of Southern
California, The Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising and the Paris
Fashion Institute. Additionally, she studied French at the Sorbonne and French
culture and literature at the Cité Universitaire in Paris. Roxanne operates her
interior design business through a home studio during the hours her children
are in school. She makes her home in Southern California with her husband Scott
and children Justin and Hannah.
Continuing her family’s long tradition of design excellence,
Hannah Packham’s interests include classical ballet, skiing and modern dance.
She has participated in mission trips to Costa Rica and Romania and in 2010 was
selected to participate in the Rotary Leadership Conference. Miss Packham lives
at home with her family in Southern California.