CassaStyle’s Book of the Month is back in the New Year with the much talked about Deborah Needleman book The Perfectly Imperfect Home. Offering her insight into how to bring a little personality into your home, this Domino Magazine founder helps you find your inner decorator with a fun, simple approach to design. With the help of Virginia Johnson’s gorgeous illustrations on every page (and cover), this book is well worth the space on your shelf. Our favorite chapters are, of course, “A Doted-On Bedroom” and “Bath As a Room,” with each page using anecdotes and tips for how to incorporate unique design elements into your space to make it more inviting, relaxing, and visually appealing. Although everyone knows that having old and fraying towels isn’t exactly appealing, when Needlman makes it a point to call our towels, rugs, and shower curtains the “wardrobe” of our bathroom, it seems to put things in a whole new perspective. So, as David Hicks states in the beginning of the chapter: “A bathroom can and should be an exciting room to go into.”
In the bedding chapter you will find a brief lesson in creating a comfortable bedroom, including when to use coverlets, how to incorporate throw blankets for decoration, and what type and size pillows you should keep on your bed. As with most of the book, Needleman encourages that we can keep things on display with nice dishes or trays for easy access to things like a remote or beautifying something like a tissue box by adding a cover. So if you haven’t already, pick up a copy and tell us your favorite chapters!