The Nesting Place
By Myquillyn Smith
Retail Price $19.99
Amazon Price: $12.64
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.
I am follower of Myquillyn Smith’s blog and I was excited to hear that she was publishing a book. I enjoyed the book (it was a quick and easy read) and was thrilled with the project ideas. Since she is known for decorating for real families, I thought the book gave excellent direction on how the reader can accomplish this kind of creativity in their own lives and home. This book would be great for a person who lacks confidence in their own decorating style. The author does a great job of encouraging individuality and instilling a sense that your home can be an expression of YOUR personal likes and not be a cookie-cutter imitation of everyone else’s home. The content is warm, inviting, and insightful and it was highly readable with enjoyable photos.
~Reviewed by Rosie B.