Thursday, September 29, 2011

What's New: Fabulous Decorating Books

There are a plethora of fantastic home decor books that have recently been released, along with several publications that will be released in the coming months. While I haven't had that chance to personally review all of the books featured in today's post, I've selected the ones that look the most interesting and exciting to me. My apartment is filled with stacks of big, colorful art & design books, which I refer to quite often for inspiration. You can never have too many fabulous books, right?! Which book catches your eye in today's round-up? Any others that you'd like to share with us?

[A beautiful library designed by Windsor Smith. I love the way she arranged the books by color. Image found here]


[Design Sponge at Home by Grace Bonney]

[Martyn Lawrence-Bullard: Live, Love, and Decorate; I'll be reviewing my advanced copy over the weekend and will report back to you about it next week!]

 [The New French Interior by Penny Drue Baird]

 [Patina Style by Brooke Giannetti & Steve Giannetti]

[Preston Bailey Flowers: Centerpieces, Place Setting, Ceremonies, and Parties; I'll be sharing my personal review of this book in the coming weeks!]
 [Michael S. Smith Kitchens & Baths]

 [Be Your Own Decorator: Taking Inspiration and Cues from Today's Top Designers written by Susanna Salk]

 [Black and White (and a Bit in Between): Timeless Interiors, Dramatic Accents, and Stylish Collections written by Celerie Kemble; I can't WAIT to get my hands on this book!]

[The Perfectly Imperfect Home: How to Decorate and Live Well by Deborah Needleman]

 [Essentially Irish by Josephine Ryan]

[Katie Ridder Rooms written by Heather Smith MacIsaac]

[Exotic Taste: Orientalist Interiors written by Emmanuelle Gaillard]



  1. omg last night i dreamt i color-blocked all my books. i have done it in the past and dont know why i havent once i moved. cant wait to get on that, mindreader.


  2. My office (and house!) is filled with design books! Excited to look into some of these! Great post!

    Jamie Herzlinger

  3. Great post! I am always on the hunt for new decorating books!

  4. Gotta get that Preston Bailey book, and what a great gift for the girlfriends too. Thanks for this great inspirational post. xx's

  5. Looks like a great collection of interior design books. Would love to go through them soon. Thanks

  6. wow! definetely the celerie kemble and martyn lawrence... and deborah needleman... I just need to find the time to read them! all of them are great suggestions!

  7. I think its time to start putting some books on my Christmas list! I want Martyn's first! Does he say "delicious" a lot? Love him!

  8. I am always on the hunt for new decorating books! Such clever work and reporting! The blog is absolutely fantastic! Lots of great information and inspiration, both of which we all need!


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