The Nesting Place
If you’ve ever visited her blog, Nesting Place, you know that Myquillyn Smith has an eye for decorating. She’s also a firm believer that a home doesn’t have to be perfect to be beautiful and that imperfections in our home decor actually make people more comfortable and at ease. The times I’ve visited her blog I’ve been amazed at how she is able to combine different decorating elements in a way that I’d never have thought they’d work. She may be self-taught, but she has quite a knack for what she does.
In Nesting Place, Myquillyn tells the story of how she went from a decorating perfectionist to someone who is able to see the beauty in imperfection. She lets the reader into the 12 homes she has lived in and decorated and gives tips on how to make less than favorable spaces feel like home. The book is full of gorgeous pictures showing some of her favorite parts of her home. She also lets the reader see what her house looks like before and after magazine shoots, totally keeping it real. Best of all, her writing helps readers see that you don’t have to wait until you have all the perfect decorating elements before you start a project. She gives them permission to be imperfect. 🙂
I really liked thumbing through this book. When I picked it up I assumed it would have decorating tips and tricks, but I was surprised to see that it was much more than a book about how to decorate your home. Rather than providing formulas and rules, it’s a book that helps the reader to discover freedom in their own decorating style. I think anyone who has ever struggled with finding their own decorating style would find this book enjoyable.
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