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Perfectly Kept House Is the Sign of a Misspent Life: How to Live Creatively with Collections, Clutter, Work, Kids, Pets, Art, Etc... and Stop Worrying

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According to this lovely celebration of eclectic living, messy is the new neat. A common theme running through these featured homes is that of welcoming guests into the heart of their creative storms. A Perfectly Kept House will make you feel much better about your piles of books, your unmade bed, and the glory of your own misspent life.
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Publisher Comments:

For all those who choose to live "imperfectly" with the messy things they love, this book shows how to do so creatively, happily, and with considerable style ideas from leading designers. A beautiful and inspiring volume, A Perfectly Kept House is the Sign of A Misspent Life focuses on living well with everything that makes a house a home. If you have been influenced by the picturesquely cluttered studios of Pablo Picasso or Alexander Calder, or by the art- and book-filled house of Vanessa Bell, this unique style book will stimulate you with its creative ideas.This volume explores how real-life tastemakers (photographers, textile designers, fashion designers, writers, artists) integrate their life and interiors to live well with their passions, histories, conveniences, and inconveniences. In inspiring essays, Mary Randolph Carter muses on such key housekeeping concerns as clutter versus mess; open windows; and unmade beds. Combining practical tips with liberating philosophy—"Don’t scrub the soul out of your home"; "Make room for what you love"—this volume celebrates living beautifully and happily, not messily. Lavishly illustrated with intimate photographs of different living spaces, Carter exalts in the beauty of imperfection and in living perfectly in our "imperfect" homes. Life isn’t perfect—why should your house be?

Synopsis:

"How to make your house a home filled with comfort, ambience, informality, personality, and a welcoming spirit-- while living beautifully with all the things you love"--P. [4] of cover.

About the Author

Mary Randolph Carter is an author, photographer, designer, and longtime creative director for Ralph Lauren. She is the author of For the Love of Old and the Junk series of books.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780847833658
Author:
Randolph Carter, Mary
Publisher:
Rizzoli International Publications
Photographer:
Carter, Mary Randolph
Author:
Carter, Mary Randolph
Subject:
Decorating - General
Subject:
Decorating
Subject:
Home Construction-Decorating by Room
Publication Date:
20101031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
250 COLOR and B/W ILLUSTRATIONS
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
11.05 x 8.8 x 1.25 in 3.625 lb

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According to this lovely celebration of eclectic living, messy is the new neat. A common theme running through these featured homes is that of welcoming guests into the heart of their creative storms. A Perfectly Kept House will make you feel much better about your piles of books, your unmade bed, and the glory of your own misspent life.

"Synopsis" by , "How to make your house a home filled with comfort, ambience, informality, personality, and a welcoming spirit-- while living beautifully with all the things you love"--P. [4] of cover.
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