November 2, 2011

“word to the wise” wednesday: deborah needleman

 Decoration can be life-enhancing.  It can make dinner parties more fun, kids happier, relaxing easier, talks more intimate, guests at ease.  And to think decorating is often considered frivolous.

— Deborah Needleman (The Perfectly Imperfect Home: How to Decorate & Live Well)

My copy of Deborah’s new book, The Perfectly Imperfect Home, arrived yesterday — thank you, Amazon! — and I’m already in love.  Her advice is spot-on and the illustrations are beyond charming.


  • Tonya
    Nov. 02, 2011
    Amazon notified me that my copy shipped!!! I can't wait to get it. Thanks for posting this quote. It's SO true.
  • Sherri Cassara
    Nov. 02, 2011
    Don't you just love getting a new design book?! Great image and love the quote!
  • The Vintique Object
    Nov. 03, 2011
    I have this one on my reading list. With havoc-wreaking twins, I'll take any design book that toots the horn of a well-loved and lived in home! Camille
  • Holly
    Nov. 03, 2011
    Such a great quote and the best part of decorating is that it can be done at any price point - limited budget or the skies the limit. I think some people definitely have the misconception that decorating is frivolous. This one is also on my reading list.
  • Marianne {Style For Living}
    Nov. 03, 2011
    So true. I think I need this book, too!
  • Maria Killam
    Nov. 06, 2011
    I need that round mirror for above my bed! x Maria
  • Edyta
    Nov. 07, 2011
    I can not wait to get my hands on this book. I so agree with her. :) Hope you are doing great! Can't wait to see you soon ;-)

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