Blogging NYT: When Perfect is Not the Goal

Blogging NYT: When Perfect is Not the Goal

Alejandra Valera
Jul 22, 2008

The title of this recent article in the New York Times is "When Perfect is Not the Goal", however, we think this is just perfect! Pamela Bell enlisted her children Elenore, 13, Anabel, 11, and Will, 7 to implement many of the design details throughout the house with some fun results.

With everything from paint colors picked out by the children to a John Derian sofa which was decorated with fabric markers, the house is a wonderful mix of classic elements, quirk and warm signs of family life, "It is Ms. Bell's conviction that the house belongs not so much to her as to her children, and the choices she makes on a daily basis support that."

See the full story and pictures at the New York Times: When Perfect is Not the Goal.

(Photos: Phil Mansfield/The New York Times)

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