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This blog post is BTS on how I developed the Home Therapy method and what you can expect from the first ever Home Therapy book. Oh, and I’ll share a little on what it was like to write a book too.

OMG, I Wrote a Book with Penguin Random House!

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This sleek kitchen makes use of additional light
and textured tile to create real impact in a small space.

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DESIGN

This sleek kitchen makes use of additional light
and textured tile to create real impact in a small space.

featured story

DESIGN

This sleek kitchen makes use of additional light
and textured tile to create real impact in a small space.

featured story

DESIGN

This sleek kitchen makes use of additional light
and textured tile to create real impact in a small space.

featured story

DESIGN

This sleek kitchen makes use of additional light
and textured tile to create real impact in a small space.

featured story

DESIGN

This sleek kitchen makes use of additional light
and textured tile to create real impact in a small space.

featured story

DESIGN

Blue light gets a bad rap, but here’s the thing: it’s not all bad. The real trouble comes when we receive too much blue light (or artificial light) at night.

Blue Light In The Bedroom

Wellness

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A soothing night's sleep starts with a beautiful, uncluttered bedroom.

If you find yourself groggy and out of balance in the mornings, it might be time to try some new tools and techniques for a better night’s sleep. Here are a few of my favorites! 

My Top Tips for a Good Night’s Sleep

Wellness

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All the Yokota girls got into our spa day!

I have three daughters at very different stages of self-development, and it’s important to meet them where they are so they can master the tools early and rely on them as they get older.

Teaching Self-Care to Girls

Wellness

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Getting some morning sunlight with my coffee

I’m so grateful for the weather we’ve been getting in sunny California, but I grew up in the Pacific Northwest, so I know firsthand how painful a slow start to spring can be!

The Secrets of Spring Sunlight

Wellness

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As we’ve gotten used to the new layout, each family member is finding their own rhythm in the kitchen—and their own favorite features. 

Living the Dream (Kitchen) with Café Appliances

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Anita sits on crosslegged on her bed, looking out the window

As an interior designer with a background as a therapist, I have always wanted to inspire people to feel safe in their spaces. But getting to a place of safety means speaking up, setting boundaries and seeking change.

My Asian American Experience

Anita's Journal

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VELUX skylights were the perfect solution to bring natural light into the center of a large space. Being in this room almost feels like being in the open air, especially when the skylights are open.

Japandi Update: This Sunny Kitchen is Glowing! 

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A freshly sodded yard with bags of fertilizer near the landscaping

Sod is easily the best way to get gorgeous, green lawns. While seeding your yard can take years and come out patchy as the growing grass competes with weeds and soil erosion, sod offers instant, healthy results that last for years.

How To Sod Your Yard for Spring

DIY

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Nothing brings a home back to life faster than a can of paint! Sorting through a million swatches can be daunting, but I’ve got a shortcut for you: my all-time favorite shades of
blue & green to revitalize any space. 

My free guide to the best blue & green paint colors 

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