The Perfectly Imperfect Home

The Perfectly Imperfect Home

How to Decorate & Live Well

Book - 2011
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Random House, Inc.
Style is a luxury, and luxury is simply what makes you happy.

Over the years, founding editor in chief of domino magazine Deborah Needleman has seen all kinds of rooms, with all kinds of furnishings. Her conclusion: It’s not hard to create a relaxed, stylish, and comfortable home. Just a few well-considered items can completely change the feel of your space, and The Perfectly Imperfect Home reveals them all.

Ranging from classics such as “A Really Good Sofa” and “Pretty Table Settings” to unusual surprises like “A Bit of Quirk” and “Cozifications,” the essential elements of style are treated in witty and wonderfully useful little essays. You’ll learn what to look for, whether you are at a flea market or a fancy boutique—or just mining what you already own.
 
Celebrated artist Virginia Johnson’s original watercolor illustrations bring the items and the inspiring rooms of world-famous tastemakers to vibrant life. Styling tips and simple how-tos show you techniques to put it all together to create, say, a beautifully made bed (the fast way and the fancy way), an inviting reading nook, or an effortlessly chic display of pictures.

According to Deborah, the point of decorating is to create the background for the best life you can have, with all its joys and imperfections.
This book will show you how.
 
Deborah Needleman is the editor in chief of WSJ. Magazine and creator of the Off Duty section of The Wall Street Journal. She was the founding editor in chief of domino magazine and coauthor of domino: the book of decorating
 
Virginia Johnson’s illustrations have appeared in books by Kate Spade and on textiles carried in more than one hundred stores, including Barneys, Liberty of London,
and Net-A-Porter.
 
perfectlyimperfect.com


Baker & Taylor
The editor-in-chief of the late cult magazine domino presents a follow-up to the best-selling domino: the book of decorating that describes 80 items that are what the author identifies as all one needs to live comfortably, practically and stylishly, from essential furnishings to aesthetic accents.

Baker
& Taylor

Describes eighty items that are what the author identifies as all one needs to live comfortably, practically, and stylishly, from essential furnishings to aesthetic accents.

Publisher: New York : Clarkson Potter/Publishers, c2011
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780307720139
0307720136
Characteristics: 255 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 24 cm

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Rebecca_Kohn Feb 06, 2018

Needleman's text and Johnson's illustrations team up to explain concepts like "cozification" and "glamification" with helpful advice on how to arrange objects and furnishings to create a comfortable and stylish home.

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Bright_Orange
Mar 31, 2016

A delightful, straight-forward and beautifully illustrated book. The author explains how to style your home – to make it personal – to make you happy – for it to be a reflection of yourself. Highly recommended.

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LT
Feb 27, 2015

Nothing remarkable here, although the author provides lots of tips of the how-to-hang-your-pictures variety. Illustrations rather than photographs, which often makes it difficult to make out the details upon which the author has asked us to focus.

debwalker Jan 25, 2012

Great ideas and exquisite illustrations.

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bluehydrangea
Dec 28, 2011

Charming and useful, with illustrations rather than photos: the illustrations have been put together with a lot of care and they really helped me get the points being made - more easily, I think, than if I'd been presented with the usual photos of perfect interiors.
It's nicely written, too.

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