October 19, 2011

A Dose of Domino with Deborah Needleman's New Book


I've voiced my disappointment over domino's folding way too many times on this blog (read my last post), so when I learned months ago that the magazine's then-editor in chief, Deborah Needleman, who now heads up WSJ. Magazine, was releasing a decorating book, I couldn't contain my excitement. Well, the moment is finally here and Deborah's book, The Perfectly Imperfect Homewill be in stores on November 1.

I was lucky enough to snag a preview copy and let me tell you it's MAJOR (yes, caps are needed here). It's been a while since I've been so fully satisfied with a design book. The concept behind the book is simply that a home works best and is most attractive when it contains elements that speak to the people who reside in it. It's meant to be lived in, and should always be an honest display of its owner's personality. I couldn't agree more.

Deborah covers all the basics in the book (think choosing the right lighting and seating), and delves into some of my favorite aspects of decorating like how to display collections, art and photos, working with accessories from throws to log baskets, and simple ways to make a home feel as cozy and comfortable as possible.

There's no doubt that this book will have a permanent spot on my bookshelf. It really is that good.

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