Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011

New Design Book Alert


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Yesterday Deborah Needleman’s new book, The Perfectly Imperfect Home was released. Needleman was the founding Editor-in-Chief of Domino magazine and now serves as the E.I.C. over at WSJ.Magazine (have you noticed how much fun the “Off Duty” section of The Wall Street Journal is? Needleman is the reason). As someone who has hoarded every issue of Domino and has been getting by re-reading those and her Domino: The Book of Decorating, I had been anxiously awaiting this one. It’s not only full of great advice about making decorating easy and fun, but also charming illustrations by Virginia Johnson. This is a great one to put on your holiday wishlist or to pick up for a loved one who still has those stacks of Domino mags carefully preserved in an honored spot. Needleman understands that decorating is fun in the same way that my favorite designers Dorothy Draper, Elsie de Wolfe and Billy Baldwin did, making reading it a delight.