The Perfectly Imperfect Home

The Perfectly Imperfect Home

How to Decorate & Live Well

Book - 2012
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The Perfectly Imperfect Home is a must-have guide to choosing the 80 essential items you need for furnishing and decorating your home, expertly written by Deborah Needham, founder of Domino magazine.Featuring original watercolour illustrations of decorators' own homes, the book sets out how to select everything from the big stuff (a doted-on bed, a couch that will last generations) to quirky accents (an interesting-looking chair, a mix of textiles on a table). It is often the individual pieces, from chairs to china, mirrors to vases, that help you to express your personality, add style and beauty to a home and make everyone in it feel comfortable, glamorous and well-cared for.The inspiring design and approachable tone of The Perfectly Imperfect Home puts it a cut above the competition. Witty and wonderful essays and quick-reference sidebars highlight each of the 80 essentials, offering histories, offbeat uses and really useful styling tips. Decorating a home can be intimidating, but here are 80 essentials that make it manageable and fun.
Publisher: London : Jacqui Small, 2012.
ISBN: 9781906417703
1906417709
Branch Call Number: 747
Characteristics: 255 p. : col. ill. ; 23 cm.
Additional Contributors: Johnson, Virginia

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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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