Hello Everyone:
On Saturday, Nov. 29th; I sent out a quick e-mail regarding an OWN special showIyanla I’ll Fix Your House.  
Below are 3 video clips from the special.
1.  “BEFORE” Tour .
2.  An Emotional Home Coming
3.  SACRED SPACE:  Iyanla’s Prayer Room  
Fifteen years ago, Iyanla Vanzant was on top of the world and appearing on The Oprah Show as a regular relationship expert. She bought her dream home, made a good living, wrote four New York Times best-sellers and even had her own talk show. Then, she lost everything, including her spacious home, her multimillion-dollar fortune and her marriage. Her beloved daughter Gemmia also died of cancer. Now, Iyanla has made a new dream come true for herself by purchasing the home she’s named Villa Nova, which means “new vision.”
Oprah Winfrey wanted to surprise do something special for relationship expert Iyanla in recognition and celebration of everything she has done for others over the years and Iyanla, Fix My Life, Iyanla’s show on OWN.Oprah hatched a plan with designer and friend Nate Berkus to surprise Iyanla with a top-to-bottom overhaul of Iyanla’s new house.
Walking through the 7,000-square-foot house with Iyanla, Nate knows he has a big job on his hands. “We’re standing in four walls and a ceiling basically without a lick of your personality,” he says. “I can’t wait for you to walk through the front door and just go, ‘Yeah this is what I wanted.'”

Join Nate and Iyanla for a tour of the home, find out Iyanla’s decorating likes and dislikes, and see what Nate calls “the ugliest carpet in the world.”

Iyanla Vanzant takes interior designer Nate Berkus 
on the “BEFORE” Tour of her Maryland house

An Emotional Home Coming
Dozens of people have been working day and night to make the house Iyanla has named Villa Nova (“new vision”) perfect for reveal day.  As Iyanla arrives to see her newly renovated house for the first time, she is greeted by the people who put their blood, sweat and tears into the project. Watch as an emotional Iyanla greets each and every person and explains what their contributions mean to her
Oprah and designer Nate Berkus believe a home should rise up to greet the people who live in it, and that’s exactly what they’ve done for Iyanla Vanzant after teaming up to gut and renovate her newly purchased house. “This home has been designed not only to rise up and greet Iyanla but to actually support her in all of the things she wants to do,” Nate says

Dozens of skilled professions & crafts people line

the driveway on the day of Iyanla’s homecoming

 to Villa Nova “new vision”


Nate and Oprah escort an exurbanite Iyanla 

inside her newly decorated home
SACRED SPACE:  Iyanla’s Prayer Room
One of the most important aspects of Iyanla Vanzant’s life is her faith, and designer Nate Berkus has created a prayer room that takes her breath away—and has Oprah whispering like she’s in church. From the hand-painted Indian door to the antique Iyanla chose especially for her home, take a tour of Iyanla’s sacred space.

​This antique cabinet is the center piece inside

 Iyanla’s prayer room at Villa Nova
See O Magazine for more Before & After photos of Iyanla’s Villa Nova home
The January 2015 issue of O Magazine 
hits news stands Tuesday, December 9th
“Welcome Home, Iyanla!” 
Camille Mitchell

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