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.
High school changes everything. Molly and Aaron had been best friends since childhood. As neighbors, they were always together. Just before graduation, they begin to realize there may be more between them than friendship. But the transition isn't easy. When Molly's mother finds them asleep on her couch, she assumes the worst and kicks Molly out, setting in motion life-changing events. Soon Molly is brought completely into Aaron's world, and she believes for a moment she may have found perfection. When tragedy strikes, Molly and Aaron are put to the test, forcing them to figure out what it means to grow up. And when a friend becomes a backstabber, their relationship crashes to a halt. Filled with the real issues teens face in today's society, Allison Betancourt's debut novel explores the ups and downs faced by two teens on the edge of adulthood. In the midst of the pain and chaos, these teens will find that life is simply Perfectly Imperfect.
Release on 2015-09-15 | by Brent Ridge,Josh Kilmer-Purcell
The Attraction of Opposites
Author: Brent Ridge,Josh Kilmer-Purcell
You can't help what objects you fall in love with. But can you make that trendy new lamp jibe with your grandmother's heirloom dresser? The fabulous Beekman Boys answer with a resounding "Yes!" in their new book, Beekman 1802 Style. Through more than 200 stunning photographs from Country Living magazine and never-before-seen images of the Beekman farmhouse, the boys use their city-turned-country-boy charm and style to help with all things home. Their unique home design tips and tricks for mixing high and low, East and West, indoors and outdoors, and traditional with modern will help you create a home that is inviting, warm, and--perhaps most important--fabulous.
Release on 2013-11-12 | by Jay Sacher,Suzanne LaGasa
And Other Essential Lessons for the Stylish Home
Author: Jay Sacher,Suzanne LaGasa
Pubpsher: St. Martin's Griffin
Category: House & Home
Like tying a Windsor knot or brewing a perfect cup of coffee, knowing how to hang art on your wall is a hallmark of everyday style and nuts-and-bolts know-how. The where, what, and whys of hanging art are an overlooked, under-appreciated line of inquiry. Most of us simply wing it with a quick eyeball and a swing of the hammer. How hard can it be? we think. What can go wrong? The answer, of course, is plenty: crumbling plaster, ruined antique laths, mismatched art hung too-close together, or a poorly-mounted photograph warping in its frame. But beyond the technical mishaps, there is a more essential lesson to be learned: The skill and consideration with which you decorate your home makes an aesthetic statement about the world you inhabit-and more importantly, when it's done right, it very clearly looks a whole lot better. Slim and stylish, How to Hang a Picture: And Other Essential Lessons for a Stylish Home is a user-friendly guidebook that details everything you need to know about hanging, framing, decorating and displaying art. If Strunk & White's Elements of Style was crossed with a no-nonsense how-to manual, you will have captured the tone and immediacy of How to Hang a Picture: simple rules and essential information presented with charm and intelligence.
Release on 2019-08-20 | by Irene Smit,Astrid van der Hulst
127 Exercises for Self-Acceptance
Author: Irene Smit,Astrid van der Hulst
Pubpsher: Workman Publishing Company
Embrace the things that make you you. From the bestselling editors at Flow magazine comes a guided journal with a welcoming, come-as-you-are message: Embrace the things that make you you, flaws and all. Charmingly illustrated and filled with activities and exercises, My Perfectly Imperfect Life inspires readers to let go of the pressure to be perfect and to celebrate quirks, slipups and imperfections rather than judge them. Here are prompts for easing up on self-criticism. For slowing down, and worrying less about accomplishments. For keeping a sense of perspective—even a playful one—when things don’t go as planned. It’s a thoughtful gift and an inspiring counterpoint to the too-perfectly-curated, omnipresent Instagram lifestyle.
A series of autobiographical essays relating to living happily with depression, living fully, finding and nurturing your own potential, encouraging growth, pursuing your dreams and living your bliss. How to survive and thrive in marriage, parenting, and stepparenting.
For a variety of reasons, many of us fall victim to perfectionism. A perfectionist doesn’t forgive his or her own mistakes. If you are a perfectionist, you can’t look away from your perceived flaws. In Perfectly Imperfect, author Connie Howell offers suggestions on how to overcome the need to be perfect and how to accept yourself as being worthy of love just as you are. Based on her personal experiences, Howell shows that by connecting with your inner guidance and universal love, you can become more peaceful, loving, and on track to fulfill your purpose in life. Perfectly Imperfect teaches the lessons: • Life is like reading a book; you never know what to expect until you turn the page • You already know everything you need to know, you just don’t know you know • Worrying about making the wrong decision is a powerful incentive to stay put and do nothing • There comes a time in life when you have to be the creator rather than a spectator • Show up for life, and it will surprise and delight you Howell communicates that lasting perfection doesn’t exist. But, she believes in excellence and doing the best you can with the knowledge that you are already good enough—be happy to be perfectly imperfect.
On the heels of her acclaimed book In an Instant, the #1 New York Times bestseller she wrote with her husband, ABC News anchor Bob Woodruff, and with the same candor and charm, Lee Woodruff now chronicles her life as wife, mother, daughter, sister, and friend. Woodruff’s deeply personal and, at times, uproariously funny stories highlight such universal topics as family, marriage, friends, and how life never seems to go as planned. From raising teenagers (“Now with a boy and girl on the precipice of serious adolescence, the bathroom door is sealed tighter than a government nuclear testing ground”) to how she copes with tragedy (“Swimming surrounds me in the velvet wet of a bluish green world where I can dive deep down and sob with no trace”), Perfectly Imperfect: A Life in Progress is the testimonial of a woman who embraces the chaos of her surroundings, discovers the splendor of life’s flaws, and accepts that perfection is as impossible to achieve as a spotless kitchen floor.