Holiday Gift Guide – Design Books for the Decor Maven

Happy November!

That means the holiday season is now officially in full swing. Today I’m sharing with you a Holiday Gift Guide of my favourite recently launched design books that any Decor Maven would want to unwrap on Christmas morning.  And most importantly, these books are perfect to style your coffee table 🙂

All of these books in my holiday gift guide can be purchased in-store or online at Indigo.  Definitely some of my #indigofaves!

Holiday Gift Guide - Design Books - Decor by Christine

Styled by Emily Henderson

Emily Henderson Styled Book

The ultimate guide to thinking like a stylist, with 1,000 design ideas for creating the most beautiful, personal, and livable rooms  It’s easy to find your own style confidence once you know this secret: While decorating can take months and tons of money, styling often takes just minutes. Even a few little tweaks can transform the way your room feels.

At the heart of Styled are Emily Henderson’s ten easy steps to styling any space. From editing out what you don’t love to repurposing what you can’t live without to arranging the most eye-catching vignettes on any surface, you’ll learn how to make your own style magic. With Emily’s style diagnostic, insider tips, and more than 1,000 unique ideas from 75 envy-inducing rooms, you’ll soon be styling like you were born to do it.

Home by Ellen DeGeneres

Ellen DeGeneres Home Book

Ellen DeGeneres has bought and renovated nearly a dozen homes over the last twenty-five years, and describes her real-estate and decorating adventures as “an education.” She has long cared deeply about design: “I think I wanted to be an interior designer when I was thirteen.”

In Home, DeGeneres will, for the first time, share her passion for home design and style. She believes, “You don’t have to have money to have good taste,” and she is eager to share what she has learned over the years. DeGeneres offers a personal look at every room in each of her homes. Included are seven of her homes past and present, from the famous “Brody House” up to her current homes, and she offers tips and advice on what each house taught her. An added bonus is a look at the homes of her friends and collaborators-some of the finest designers in the country. They share their advice on home design, furnishings, as well as a glimpse at their awe-inspiring rooms.   Full of beautiful photographs, this book is a treasure trove of amazing California architecture, unique home furnishings, breathtaking art, and hundreds of ideas on putting together the home you’ve always dreamed of.

At Home: Sarah Style by Sarah Richardson

At Home - Sarah Style Book

Following the bestselling success of Sarah Style, HGTV star and design queen Sarah Richardson invites readers into the homes she’s most proud of designing—her own!

Renowned designer Sarah Richardson guides readers through a variety of houses—from urban spaces, to secluded farmland getaways, to the islands of cottage country—that all showcase her signature style of casual elegance and nature-inspired design. In addition to the hundreds of design tips and never-before-seen photos—including many from Sarah’s personal collection—there are forty-five beloved recipes that reflect Sarah’s design style: comforting, fun, and meant for sharing. This is a behind-the-scenes tour that will inspire readers to achieve winning style on any budget.   At Home: Sarah Style is the ultimate guide to living in style, loving your home, and entertaining with ease.

Habitat: The Field Guide to Decorating by Lauren Liess

Habitat Design Book

Lauren Liess, an interior designer and founder of the popular blog Pure Style Home, fuses her love of design and the great outdoors into all her work. In Habitat: The Field Guide to Decorating, her first book, Lauren invites readers to bring nature inside by mixing the textures of natural elements such as wood and stone with eclectic groupings of modern and quirky vintage pieces. Readers will be inspired by the unique style of these rooms, which include lovely framed botanical prints and Liess’s own textile patterns inspired by wildflowers and weeds. The book is divided into three sections: Part I focuses on the fundamental elements of design, with each chapter devoted to a particular element, such as color, lighting, and furniture; Part II addresses the intangibles of designing a space, such as aesthetics and creating a mood; and Part III tackles unique room-specific challenges in every part of the house.

Sage Living: Decorate for the Life You Want by Anne Sage

Sage Living Design Book

 

Perfectly named style maven and City Sage blogger Anne Sage knows a wise truth: decorating our living spaces for our goals is the first step in making them happen. In Sage Living , she opens the door to covetable dwellings designed to boost the dreams of their occupants, from the sunny, open-air kitchen of a holistic nutritionist to the eclectic living room of a world traveler ready to put down roots. With page after page of stunning interiors, engagingly written home stories, and hundreds of design tips for every room, Sage Living goes beneath the stylized surface to help readers decorate for the lives they truly want.

Modern Mix by Eddie Ross

Modern Mix by Eddie Ross Design Book

In this richly illustrated style guide from an unabashed hoarder of all things beautiful, design editor and entertaining expert Eddie Ross reveals his insider secrets to creating exciting interiors, table settings and parties with chic and accessible finds that celebrate who you are and what you love. Featuring never-before-published photographs of Eddie’s own homes-his eclectic apartment in New York and Pine Hill Farm in Connecticut-Modern Mix cracks the code to navigating thrift shops, yard sales and flea markets with confidence. Funny and insightful, Eddie is like a trusted friend on the front lines of flea markets and thrifting, telling you what to look for, where to find it and how to restore it. Then he shows you how to use color and pattern to infuse your finds with a fresh, playful spirit, combining high and low, new and old, classic and modern elements into a warm and inviting style that expresses your personality. In each of the book’s eight chapters-Inspire, Discover, Acquire, Restore, Curate, Mix, Style and Entertain-Eddie builds upon the essential insights he reveals at every turn, culminating in a gorgeous grand finale of gawk-worthy rooms, table settings, bars, buffets and parties. With more than 350 full-color photographs, time-saving tips and real-life shortcuts to decorating and entertaining beautifully on a budget, Modern Mix will open your eyes to theextraordinary possibilities within your reach and inspire you to live every day colorfully and creatively.

I’m hoping I get a few (if not all) of these coffee table design books under the tree this year.  Not because I’m greedy (ahem)……but just because I like to stack my decor book 3 high when I style them on a book shelf or coffee table.  😉  What about you — will any of these design books appear on your wish list?

Oh, and if you need help decorating your home for the holidays then please give me a call @416 859-5082 or email me — I’m always here to help!

Glamorously yours xoxo

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