As wabi-sabi entrepreneurs, we embrace the perfectly imperfect in our start-ups… so why not in our homes?
After all, being an entrepreneur likely means not having time or money for sophisticated interior decorating, weekly housekeeping services or — for someone like me — making the bed, eating anything other than ramen half the time, or doing laundry rather than buying emergency underwear at CVS.
But that doesn’t mean we should sacrifice our home lives. After all, I adore interior decorating and design, and I love to come home to a cute, welcoming abode that reflects my personal sense of style. The key is to focus on what really matters, and to learn to live with and embrace the remaining imperfections.
Enter “The Perfectly Imperfect Home,” by Domino Magazine’s founding editor, Deborah Needleman.
I haven’t read it (since it’s not out yet), but it sounds like something that every design-loving entrepreneur should have on a bookshelf.
Design blog Apartment Therapy has the inside scoop:
In her second book, titled “The Perfectly Imperfect Home: How to Decorate and Live Well”, Deborah Needleman explores the 80 essentials everyone needs to create a stylish home without having to sacrifice character. With 13 chapters that touch on everything from lighting and bed-making to cleverly titled, broader concepts like “Jollifiers” and “Glamifications,” Needleman guides you through ways to embrace imperfection and offers tips on how to endow your home with a sense of personality.
The release date is set for November.
You can pre-order a copy on Amazon (don’t worry — I don’t get anything if you buy).