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
Deborah Needleman is the Internationally known editor-in-chief and creative mastermind behind Domino magazine - a cultural touchstone that amassed more than a million subscribers in just four years. Now the editor-in-chief of WSJ Magazine, Deborah is a widely published expert on interior design, style, and gardening. Virginia Johnson's illustrations have appeared in books by Kate Spade and on textiles carried in stores such as Liberty, Barneys in New York and Net-a-Porter. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Just didn't give me the tips I was looking for. Nothing I hadn't seen many times before.Published 20 days ago by lexigirl
Nice advices for home design with very good inspiring illustrations.
For me it was rather specific, I did not implement much of it for my renovation project.
Love this book. After borrowing it from the library I decided I wanted this one for my bookshelf. I just got rid of several outdated decorating books and wanted something new and... Read morePublished 1 month ago by NannerJ
I bought this book more for the illustrations which are abundant throughout this book. It makes reading so much more enjoyable. Read morePublished 1 month ago by S. Cardona
This is book has a lot of great tips. The illustrations are cute, but it would have been nice to see some actual pictures. With that being said, it makes a great coffee table book.Published 2 months ago by Mrs Princess
Horrible book. Watercolor pictures, rambling on about stuff most people know. I would NOT recommend this book.Published 3 months ago by Pamela
The watercolor sketches are lovely to look at. However, details/information about the valuable design concepts discussed in the book could be more effectively communicated with... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Sparky