SoulSpace: Transform Your Home, Transform Your Life -- Creating a Home That Is Free of Clutter, Full of Beauty, and Inspired by You

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New World Library, Sep 22, 2011 - House & Home - 216 pages
Expertly designed and decorated homes don’t necessarily feel like havens to their dwellers or reflect, inspire, and celebrate what is essential about their inhabitants. Lauded designer and architectural conservator Xorin Balbes created the eight-stage SoulSpace transformation process to help his clients do just that. Through the stages — assess, release, cleanse, dream, discover, create, elevate, and celebrate — readers explore not only the design of their living spaces but also their own interiors: the ways they think, feel, and sense. Through client stories, exercises, Q & As, and bountiful photos and illustrations, Balbes guides readers to decode clues to what they wish for, deny, and need to move forward. Empowered with this self-knowledge, they are free to declutter, refresh, and enhance their living spaces. Suitable for any budget and for one wall or one room, apartments or mansions, Balbes’s wonderfully unique technique nurtures and transforms both souls and their spaces.

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Xorin Balbes is an award-winning architectural conservator, designer, philanthropist, and co-owner of the interior and architectural design firm SoulSpace Home (formerly TempleHome). The company is well known for its remarkable restorations of several architecturally significant properties in the Los Angeles area, including the Sowden House, a 1926 Lloyd Wright–designed home; Talmadge Villa, the Los Feliz replica of a seventeenth-century Italian villa and the former home of 1920s screen legend Norma Talmadge; and the 1929 art deco Security First National Bank. SoulSpace Home’s most recent undertaking is the restoration of the Fred Baldwin Memorial Home, an adaptive reuse project that is opening as the newest destination on Maui’s North Shore. This rejuvenation sanctuary, which will be called SoulSpace Sanctuary, is on six private acres and has twenty-eight bedrooms, all with ocean views, and a farm-to-table restaurant. The principles of the SoulSpace process have been incorporated throughout the restoration. Xorin divides his time between his Los Angeles and Maui offices of SoulSpace Home. Additionally, he is overseeing the creation of SoulSpace Sanctuary on Maui. His website is

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