Finally, a behind-the-scenes directive to achieve the perfection we crave! Deborah Needleman, founding editor of the dearly missed Domino Magazine, has written a charming how-to, illuminating ways to add soul to our home…without pressure. We don’t need to strive for rock-star status! Needleman explains, “The point of decorating, as far as I can tell, is to create the back-ground for the best life you can have.”
This new definition of perfection is not all about the glam- it’s about personal comfort. She says, “Luxury cannot be defined by expense or by grandeur,” and believes that “style is luxury, and luxury is simply what makes you happy.” The author conveys that the out-dated concept of ‘perfection’ often equals conformity. Her permission to follow our individual bliss is a refreshing message.
Most interior designers will agree that injecting your own personality into furnishings and décor makes for the most interesting rooms. However, Needleman notes, “Embracing imperfection in a home does not mean that any-thing goes.” She urges us to “aim for beauty, tempered by reality.” Structured steps, to achieve the right foundation, are included in every chapter.
The most important element to a successful interior is how one experiences it. How does it feel? This easy-read guide also includes tips to engage each of our senses with comfortable furnishings and fabrics, appropriate lighting, curious accessories and fragrant flowers. She understands too that “life can be messy,” and even when every decision has been carefully made, she encourages us to leave room for the surprising or unexpected.
The Perfectly Imperfect Home delightfully reminds us that it’s okay for our homes to be all about us. Create an environment that is life enhancing- “every decision should comfort and uplift.” Secure a copy before you begin your Spring preparations. Not only will you wow the in-laws, but you’ll have a true haven for the lazy days of summer! Purchase is easy on Amazon.com.