My favorite thing to ask for at Christmas time is art and design books. I love to have them stacked all around the house, but I keep most of them on the base shelf of our library bookshelves. Since browsing Pinterest doesn’t always feel that relaxing to me, I like to steal a few minutes of every day to lounge on the daybed and flip through an inspiring design book. Nothing helps me more to get those creative juices flowing! It’s fun to catch my kids thumbing through them too.
3) This book is seriously inspiring, even for the fair weather Wes Anderson fan. It’s a beautifully designed behind-the-scenes book packed with inspiration images, interviews and sketches. I love it.
She pairs her gorgeous portraits of famous women in literature with beautiful lines from their stories. This is a great book for gifting.
5) We all know and love Erin’s blog and her new book doesn’t disappoint!
Not only are the images beautiful, the text is as informational, hilarious and genuine as the Elements of Style blog. Well done, Erin!
(PS Recognize the gallery wall here on the right?) :)
6) The Remodelista book is stunning. Many of the images, especially at the front of the book, are pretty modern and sparsely styled, but the foundational design choices are SO good and super inspiring to me. I would be tempted to add a layer or two of color and accessories, but I still really connected with the rooms in this book.
My favorite spreads are toward the back, where some of the editor’s homes are featured. Makes me miss New York like crazy.
What books have you bought and loved this year? Here are a few that are on my Christmas list: