Clarkson Potter Publishers
Imported from USA
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,