Wednesday, 14 October 2015

4 fab home decor books


For as long as I can remember I've been an avid reader. And I have been so pleasantly surprised at how seamless my love of decor and books seem to be--from beautifully styled bookshelves, to gorgeous coffee table books, to a limitless selection of books from fabulous designers and bloggers. My colour-blocked bookshelves can barely handle new additions, but I'll be squeezing these new fall releases into the mix.   

I've been waiting many moons for this little bundle of joy. A long-time fan of Emily Henderson's blog, I have no doubt that this book will live up to my fan-girl expectations. Perfectly-imperfect-mid century-modern-eclectic with a touch of Spanish Mission, her style is out-of-this-world fabulous and her ability to mix pricey designer pieces with vintage one-of-a-kind gems looks effortless and chic. In my mind, this book has potential to be the new bible for Domino-lovers. 

A stark contrast to Emily Henderson, the Kinfolk crew are able to piece together the most dream-like interiors, tables, recipes and events you can image. Just as the title suggests, they've mastered the art of 'slow-living' aiming to simplify life and encouraging us to spend time with friends and family whenever possible for simple, yet beautiful gatherings. Like the magazine, I have no doubt that this book will be best enjoyed on a Sunday morning with a cuppa joe in your favourite mug.  

Apartment Therapy Complete And Happy Home by Maxwell Ryan and Janel Laban
Just as I go to Martha for all of my baking and etiquette questions, I go to Maxwell and the Apartment Therapy team for my home decor questions. If you've thought it, chances are they've written about it, and have countless user comments pipping in with their two cents. I'm sure this book will be packed with home improvement / decor tidbits and goodness. 

I was very late to the Young House Love bandwagon. I knew of them, but wasn't a daily follower. This past summer I perused their blog and loved what I saw, however, they had left the blogesphere and were no longer producing new content. Luckily they have a new book that is packed with never-before-seen DIY projects, home renos and home tours, and I can't wait to get my hands on it! 

Did I miss anything, or have you read any of these books yet? Leave a comment and let me know!

6 comments:

  1. Dying to get my hands on Emily Henderson's book!

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    1. you'll love it! ;)
      ps. cannot wait to see your kitchen -- that hardware is gorgeous

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  2. Adding these to my reading list too....thanks!

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