On The Bookshelf: New Design & Entertaining Books

One of the things I love to do during the Atlanta Gift & Home Furnishings Market is to shop for new design, entertaining and coffee table books. It gives me an opportunity to preview the books before they are released and available in stores or online.

I’ve always loved books (a by-product of a mom who was an English teacher) and have amassed quite a collection over the years.  These days most of my book purchases are design and entertaining books so that’s what I look for at market.  And boy was I excited to see so many fabulous books scheduled for release in the fall and winter.

Here’s a round-up of what I have on order.  And to make ordering easy for you, I’ve included links (affiliate links) to all of the titles so you can pre-order your copies today.

New Design & Entertaining Books

I about lost it when I saw the newest book by William Yeoward–Blue & White and Other Stories (release date Sept. 12th).  Not only is he one of my favorite designers but his newest book features beautiful blue and white interiors which you all know I love.  And don’t fret if blue and white isn’t your thing.  The book showcases other colorful spaces designed by William. The cover alone makes this book a must-have!

New Design Books: William Yeoward Blue & White

House Beautiful Style Secrets (release date Sept. 19th).  Because I’m a big fan of House Beautiful Magazine so it was no surprise that I loved this book.  The book is part handbook and part inspiration.  The room images are colorful and bold and there are a loads of designs tips sprinkled throughout to help you cultivate your own design style.  Style Secrets is a great book for both the novice and seasoned design enthusiast.

New Design Book: House Beautiful Style Secrets

The New Bohemians Handbook (release date Oct. 10th)–The ideas and inspiration that Justina Blakeney shares in her new book are endless.  You’ll find creative tips and design ideas to help you decorate and personalize your home with a bohemian vibe.

New Design Books--The New Bohemians Handbook

Pizzazzerie –Entertain In Style (release date August 8th)–I’ve been seeing this book pop up on blogs and I can’t for my copy to arrive! The book has simple food and cocktail recipes, helpful party planning tips and tablescape inspiration for a variety of entertaining occasions.  Plus there are how-to tips for recreating the looks in your own home.

New Design Books: Pizzazzerie--Entertain in Style

An Eye For Beauty (release date Sept. 19th)– This is a classic design book with page after page of traditional design inspiration. The author, Beth Webb shares design ideas by connecting visual images and design wisdom to show you how rooms can impact the senses of sight, touch and feel.

New Design Books--An Eye For Beauty

Veranda Inspired By Color (release date Oct. 3rd)–There are over 30 homes profiled in this book, designed by some of the top designers in the country like Ruthie Somme’s, James Carter and Suzanne Kasler. Exploring design through the lens of colors the featured designers share their secrets to creating warm, inviting rooms in a range of color palettes.

New Design Books--Veranda Inspired by Color

Vogue Living–Country, City, Coast  (release date Oct. 24th)–The Vogue collection of design books are some of the best on the market.  Their newest book showcases beautiful homes owned by movers and shakers from the world of fashion, architecture, design and art.  And like all Vogue books, this one is hefty with over 400 pages.

New Design Books--Vogue Living: Country, City, Coast

A Place To Call Home–Timeless Southern Charm (release date Aug. 29th)–Consider this book your personal tour of beautiful southern homes and a master lesson in decorating with southern charm and personality.

New Design Books--A Place To Call Home by James T. Farmer

Thanks for stopping by today.  I’ll be back tomorrow to give you a tour of the inside of our new home.


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