The great gift search is on! Everyone’s looking for that perfect gift to give to their friends, wife (hint, hint), family members, etc. We have the perfect solution: Design books! What better way to inspire, entertain, and keep you going all year long. Below are some of our favorite picks:
The Novogratz family reside in New York, have their own design show, run their own design company AND have 7 kids. Their personal collection of antique, rummage sale and consignment finds are amazing. Even more amazing are the ingenious ways they incorporate them into their design space.
They’re my inspiration and they have an incredible idea book that I can’t wait to get my hands on. They do a fantastic job blending modern, contemporary, shabby chic and vintage together to make a space feel personal and homey.
Domino: The Book of Decorating
Have you checked out the Domino Decorating book yet? For those of us who fell in love with Domino the magazine and cried real tears when it was discontinued, this book is a great reminder of all the things we can do to our spaces.
There are some design books that offer pretty pictures of perfectly decorate homes and then there are others, like this one, that offer the pretty pictures but they’re realistic enough to actually replicate in your own homes. Now that’s quality!
Design Sponge at Home
Now here is a must have book for any DIY home designer: Design Sponge at Home. AMAZING! The book is written by Grace Bonney of the popular blog Design Sponge. This 400-page book is full of unique ideas from people who have submitted their own DIY projects over the years to the blog. These projects can really be done in your own house!
Thanks to Leslie and Katie who gave it to me for my birthday, I have had endless hours of fun perusing through the pages of this awesome book.
The Gardener’s A-Z Guide to Growing Flowers
Have anyone on your list who loves everything gardening? We’ve featured Eileen Powell a couple of times on our blog. She is Del Ray’s local gardening guru and has written a wonderful book titled, The Gardener’s A-Z Guide to Growing Flowers from Seed to Bloom. She shares her secrets to having a thriving garden and all the things you can do year round. What better way to support our community than to give this fantastic book to a green thumb?
And for even more book ideas, check out Leslie’s favorite small-space design books.
These selections are a sure way to make gift giving easy and fun. Happy shopping!
Posted by Sara