This popular blog has gone beyond the limits of the usual visually beautiful home decor book and instead follows through with its definition of “considered living.” Don’t just buy, buy better. Don’t dream (or endlessly pin pictures to boards), create it yourself. Every room of your house becomes an intentional space with this crafted and minimal approach.
No one needs “how to get semen out of linen” in their google history. Have some class about your hilarious mishaps and use ___ bright book instead. Featuring concoctions for cleaning floors, clothing, upholstery, and your pets made out of things you actually have in your house or can snag from the store around the corner, My Boyfriend earns the double badge of funny and practical.
From founding editor of domino magazine (and now editor of the New York Times Style Magazine), this indispensable book is the design equivalent of comfort food. The watercolor drawings of shabby chic furniture are a confection unto themselves, and Needleman’s elegant but simple style, and her permission to break all the rules, will help any house evolve into a home.