Perfectly Imperfect Home: Essentials for Decorating and Living Well

Perfectly Imperfect Home: Essentials for Decorating and Living Well

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By (author) Deborah Needleman, By (author) Virginia Johnson

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  • Publisher: Clarkson Potter
  • Format: Hardback | 256 pages
  • Dimensions: 208mm x 231mm x 33mm | 907g
  • Publication date: 15 December 2011
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0307720136
  • ISBN 13: 9780307720139
  • Edition: 1
  • Illustrations note: 185-200 Colour Illustrations
  • Sales rank: 43,225

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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

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Deborah Needleman is a terrific editor--of words, and now, of rooms and living spaces. In her very readable book, "The Perfectly Imperfect Home", the author offers her advice and expertise on a very important subject--how to make your house your home. She includes succinct advice from the great decorators, sage commentary on what to keep and what to throw away, and valuable rules for what to add to a room to make it exactly right--for you and your family. -"Martha Stewart " I used to think that my taste was so irredeemable and so rooted in some kind of male, post-college, National Football League time warp--"I own a green velour couch!"--that no one, not even Deborah Needleman, could help me. I was wrong. "-Malcolm Gladwell "Beautiful in a similar way is Deborah Needleman's PERFECTLY IMPERFECT HOME: HOW TO DECORATE & LIVE WELL (Clarkson Potter, $30), with Kalman-like illustrations by Virginia Johnson. Ms. Needleman, the editor in chief of WSJ Magazine and the founding editor of Domino magazine, has a terrific eye and a dry sense of humor. This is a decorating book for how we live today, and it's for the 99 percent as well as for the swells. Chapter titles include: "Places for Chatting," "Cozifications," "A Bit of Quirk" and "Spots for Books, Drinks, & Feet." This has the feel of a minor classic, and aren't the minor classics so often better than the major ones? -"Dwight Garner, New York Times Holiday Gift Guide "