The Nesting Place: It Doesn't Have to Be Perfect to Be Beautiful

The Nesting Place It Doesn t Have to Be Perfect to Be Beautiful Perfection is overrated Popular blogger and self taught decorator Myquillyn Smith The Nester is all about embracing reality especially when it comes to decorating a home bursting with boys pets and

  • Title: The Nesting Place: It Doesn't Have to Be Perfect to Be Beautiful
  • Author: Myquillyn Smith
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  • Page: 231
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  • Perfection is overrated Popular blogger and self taught decorator Myquillyn Smith The Nester is all about embracing reality especially when it comes to decorating a home bursting with boys, pets, and all the unpredictable messes of life.In The Nesting Place, Myquillyn shares the secrets of decorating for real people and it has nothing to do with creating a flawless looPerfection is overrated.Popular blogger and self taught decorator Myquillyn Smith The Nester is all about embracing reality especially when it comes to decorating a home bursting with boys, pets, and all the unpredictable messes of life.In The Nesting Place, Myquillyn shares the secrets of decorating for real people and it has nothing to do with creating a flawless look to wow your guests It has everything to do with embracing the natural imperfection and chaos of daily living.Drawing on her years of experience creating beauty in her 13 different homes, Myquillyn will show you how to think differently about the true purpose of your home and simply and creatively tailor it to reflect you and your unique style without breaking the bank or stressing over comparisons Full of easy tips, simple steps, and practical advice, The Nesting Place will give you the courage to take risks with your home and transform it into a place that s inviting and warm for family and friends.There is beauty in the lived in and loved on and just about used up, Myquillyn says, and welcoming that imperfection wholeheartedly just might be the most freeing thing you ll ever do.

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    1. I am not one hundred percent sure, but The Nesting Place might be my first actual decorating book I have read during my lifetime even my closets are full of decorating oriented magazines (most of them still awaiting to be read). I am not much into decorating our home, I do not find myself looking for pieces to add, I am not big on changes, but I do enjoy looking photographs out of other people's decisions and taste. I can fully appreciate different styles, see the beauty even when some solutions [...]

    2. I've said here before that we live in an old farmhouse. It was built in 1898. The last couple of years have been rough. A down to the studs kitchen remodel (still going!), a new furnace, we lost five, old (ancient really) trees and just finished grading the yard, this summer we replaced our front porch. Read: CHA-ching, CHA-ching, CHA-ching. What I was once excited about I am now ambivalent about most days. I just want to relax! Thank goodness this book came across the counter at the library. It [...]

    3. While even the best books have one or two things that I don't completely agree with, and this book was no exception; overall, I really enjoyed it. I've struggled with my house for years and years. I've lived in the same house for nearly eight years; the same one my husband purchased as a bachelor. There are have always been a lot of conflicting emotions for me regrading this place I live in. While I always it considered it my house, I've never considered it my home. There are so many things I lo [...]

    4. I really thought I was the target demographic for this book - a renter with a chaotic life who'd still like her living space to look nice and feel homey. It appears, however, that I was incorrect. This book was basically just one big pep talk on being okay with "scary" and unconventional decorating decisions like (horror of horrors) using a lot of nails to mount wall decorations. While I do have many anxieties in life, I can't say that fear of hanging things up is one of them. Judging by the pop [...]

    5. 4.5 stars Myquillyn Smith and her husband have lived in 14 homes in 18 years, so she’s had plenty of practice in figuring out how to make a house (or apartment) into a home. But what I found most inspiring about this book is that she’s not a perfectionist. In fact, she talks about not focusing on perfection, but making your home a place that welcomes and nurtures you and your family. She even shows a pair of photos of her own office, one staged for a magazine shoot, and one the way it normal [...]

    6. I didn't know anything about Myquillyn Smith, a popular blogger at The Nester, before reading this book. She's a mom of three, married, and living in a house she rents. Apparently her family has moved something like 13 times in 15 years. They owned a couple of those homes, but mostly they rented. Through it all, she's finally come to the conclusion that you have to make your home your own right now, even if you don't own it and even if you don't have a lot of money. To improve her own space, she [...]

    7. A lovely little decorating book, adorned with pictures that will make you drool for her decorating prowess, what made this coffee table book unique was the honesty of the author. Spilling her secrets of success and failure, it took the book from what could be just a decorating book into a moving and grace filled journey of home and heart.

    8. While watching a string of episodes on HGTV one particular Saturday, my husband turned to me and asked, "What's our style? I mean, is it Early American or Neo-classical or what?" We pondered awhile as we looked around us, at a bit of a loss for a definition.The next day it hit me and I went to my dearly beloved, "We do have a sense of style," I assured him, "It's my Mom's."Fortunately for us, my Mom's style was created through our years of living overseas courtesy of the US Navy, the gypsy spiri [...]

    9. This is a glorified blog! I normally do not bother to review books, but I could not have more disappointed with this book. This book is simply one talented woman telling you the history of everywhere she has lived (with pictures of the outside of her past rental houses, and how she "creates" on a budget. There are truly not any strong DYI ideas and instructions to get someone started on their own home. I honestly believe the only reason people rate this book so highly is because of its beautiful [...]

    10. Things you will get in this book:- the feeling of reading a blog. (Which you may like but man do I chafe at reading a blog smooshed unskillfully into book form.)- lots of pictures of the same space over and over with tiny tweaks - loads of talk about God. So much that I think it should have been part of the title cause that was not my expectation in a home decor book. - antlers everywhere - real and faux. Lots of relying on the same feature all over the place. - talk about how to get your husban [...]

    11. ספר כזה יפה :) וגם לקחתי ממנו כמה רעיונות מועילים אפילו בהנתן ההבדלים הגדולים בין בתים בארץ לארהב

    12. I checked this book out from the library, thinking I'd be inspired to embrace creative design and be able to find ideas or techniques to create a comfortable family home. Although there were some pictures of the author's own home, which looked nice enough, the book was really more of an autobiography or self-realization essay that focused on her own shedding of materialism and seeking perfection than on any actual home decor ideas. My favorite part of the book was the Appendixes, one of which wa [...]

    13. Do you want a lovely interior design book with gorgeous photos, antiquated gender roles, with a smattering of good Christian values thrown in? I've got the book for you!Honestly, it's not a horrible book. There aren't any brilliant ideas here, but I do like her emphasis on embracing imperfection and small budgets. Also, it's nice to see interior design tips aimed at renters who can't just change a house willy-nilly.But when there is a whole section about how to get your husband (husband - not pa [...]

    14. I love the authors ideas on new design in your home with what you already have. There were also so many great ideas on refurbishing used furniture and creating out of the box decorations that are affordable. I now want to frequent thrift shops and garage sale every weekend

    15. I am an overthinker when it comes to decorating (and, just as described in this book, it's led to decorating-paralysis), and I felt like this book was just for me. But if you're an underthinker (too many trinkets without any real sense of "home") this book is also for you. Or if you are worried about decorating "wrong." If you're renting, this book is also definitely for you (where was this the first half of my married life?!), though homeowners will surely get a lot out of this book, too. This [...]

    16. I grew up with a mother who epitomizes quirk and used discarded wooden crates to decorate our living room. I married a man whose mother is arguably THE thrifting queen and can make a theme for any room with stuff she already has. My sister-in-law has impeccable taste and somehow with 2 littles and 1 on the way, her home somehow always looks put together. And then there's me. I have ideas. Quirky ideas. But I've never known where to start. I'm always afraid to start a DIY project because WHAT IF [...]

    17. I especially liked her emphasis on just starting (i.e. not letting perfection get in the way of making your house feel like a home). Her style is totally not mine so I didn't find much inspiration (other than that I definitely need to get more pictures in frames up around our house). And this is totally nitpicky - but why, oh why, did she not cut off those threads hanging down from the chair that she re-upholstered (and it featured on the cover)? I know her bit is that "it doesn't have to be per [...]

    18. Takeaway: There's a lot you can do to pretty up a rental house if you're willing to forego your security deposit.

    19. This isn't so much a design manual as it is one long letter giving you permission to let go of the idea of having a "perfect" home, of embracing and loving the house or apartment you're in (with all its "lovely limitations"), and of letting yourself loose to play around with your home decor and make mistakes and try new things and see where it gets you.In other words, this book happened to be EXACTLY what I needed to hear, as I tend to overthink every design choice and need to hear, over and ove [...]

    20. Makes a strong case for finding contentment with the home you already have (not your "dream home," or your "next home," or whatever it is you're wishing for). This is a particularly attainable book on interior design; I do love those coffee-table beauties, but those rooms are just not attainable.I'm not so keen on propping furniture up with books (the librarian in me just cringes), but on the other hand I loved her torn-page wreath and garland. I also found her advice on "quieting" a room (purgi [...]

    21. Will keep this one and read again. If you are going to read one book on decorating your house this should be it.

    22. This book SPOKE to me. She addresses so many of the (somewhat silly) reasons my house still looks like I just moved in. I need to just make some nail holes and buy some paint!

    23. Enjoyed the book. Author's decorating style is not my style but I liked her advice to say that our job if we choose to accept our role as decorators, is to find the right place for the items in our home. Also we should shop around in our own home before we go shopping outside as we might already have awesome things just not in the right places such as on the walls we see the most. These were my three key takeaways. Like only a few other decorating books, this book inspired me, nearly immediately [...]

    24. I picked up this book off of a recommended reading list. Typically I don’t have decorating books on my “currently reading” list, but something about this book caught my eye and I decided to try. I was wonderfully surprised and delighted with this book. Ms. Smith’s creation is so much more than mere decorating advice, it is a story of homemaking. For the newly married that is settling in or the college student who just checked into their dorm room, The Nesting Place offers encouragement a [...]

    25. Can I give this 10 stars? Yes? Okay. This book moved me to tears and I am a bit of an emotionless b***h. Myquillyn Smith called bull shit on me in every chapter and named several circumstances that I have experienced first hand. I now care deeply for this home that God has given me. Not a moment too soon as this current home, neighborhood, city and possibly state will stop being mine by next summer. Before I even finished this book, I purchased a new couch (something I was holding off on until w [...]

    26. I found the book The Nesting Place on a blog, and also clicked on over to see the author’s site. I was immediately drawn in by the ideas she presents about home. Home can be imperfect, and home can be created “intentionally.” The author shares about how she moved thirteen times in eighteen years, and what she learned at each home.  And how she finally decided to make each place she lived a “home,” and fully nest there.She has lots of great ideas, which somehow coincide with my own, (f [...]

    27. I've been a big fan of the Nester's blog for several years, so honestly I purchased this book simply as a show of support for her, but really wasn't expecting to get much out of itI. WAS. GLORIOUSLY. WRONG.Yes, I follow her blog and had seen many of the items in the photos already, and I was familiar with her decorating mantra and love for quirk but learning more of her story and understanding the process of creating a home that she loves was newly inspiring.Favorite quotes:pg 69 - "If I want my [...]

    28. I forgot I placed a hold on this book at the library until it showed up waiting for me. I picked it up one night to browse and ended up reading 45 pages before I even realized it. As someone with little kids living in a house we built almost 3 years ago, I have done little to personalize and make our home beautiful because the kids would wreck it (forget that we have red crayon and pen on the walls now) or I would put nail holes in our perfectly smooth walls. And just forget the idea of painting [...]

    29. This is a decorating book that's not really about decorating. It is about giving up on perfection and embracing what you have and finding beauty in the ordinary (or sometimes the just plain weird). It made me think about the purpose of a home and all the stuff we have in it. It's not to be perfect and look fabulous all the time's to embrace family life and if stuff gets dirty or messed up, then, as the author says, "you're doing it right." The quote that stood out to me most is "Giving up on per [...]

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