Book of the Month: Discussion


       I received this book as a gift last year, and I've re-read it many times since. I chose it as the book of the month because I found it so helpful and wanted to share. As a parent, and one who loves all things design and decor, it can be really hard to figure out what to compromise from your own style to fit the needs and limitations of living with a child or children in general. They are messy, get into everything they aren't supposed to, throw all of those things, and proceed to break them as well, but I wouldn't have it any other way. That's just what kids do, and until they are of a certain age, there's not really anything a parent can do, other than have the smallest amount of things possible within the reach of their little one. Thanks to this book, I've found easy solutions to styling and situating a room around Bailey. Luckily, Bailey is getting old enough to be reasoned with when it comes to what she can and can't touch or play with, so we've been able to slowly integrate things to her level. She still breaks the occasional ceramic bowl, but for the most part she is pretty good at leaving things alone if you tell her to. If you talk to my parents, you will learn this is the opposite of me. I still can't really leave things alone, and I've always been an explorer. Hopefully it holds up that Bailey hasn't received this gene from me. I want her to explore, but I'd rather have her be a good listener first, and learn to explore the things she's allowed to second. Back to the book though, not only is it's content insightful, but the images are gorgeous and equally inspiring. Let's just say this book is the blueprint for a well-designed family home.