I've always loved to look at pretty pictures for inspiration and a little dreamy getaway, but lately I've found myself wondering, "who are the people being featured in these glossy books??" We are starting to see the personal story trickle into home decor books and it makes for a more interesting read, in my humble opinion!
|I love the handwritten style of the text throughout A Perfectly Kept House|
I love this book because, in an age where there are whole magazines, books and stores dedicated to organizing, Carter shows us the positive side of the C word. Yep, that's right: Clutter.
Carter shows us how living with a bit of clutter is OK, and can actually make a home feel more cozy and personal. Who wants to walk into a completely sterile home that is so perfect that you are positively sure you'll f@c! it up, some how, some way. You want to feel you can put your feet up, call the dog to the couch and not die of shame (heaven forbid) if you spilled a few cookies crumbs.
|Perfectly Kept House Case Study|
Make sure and check out my other favorite design books such as Domino: The Book of Decorating by Deborah Needleman and Decorate & Decorate Workshop by my favorite blogger ever, Holly Becker of Decor8.
Do you purchase Home Decor books? If so, what do you love about them? If not, why not??
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