Home Tomes: Three Inspirational Design Books

Each year, I love to give and receive books—especially design books since they inspire ideas for my home and beyond.

Local sources for the latest books include George: A Lifestyle Store in the Crestwood Shops and Rainy Day Books in Fairway.

Here are a few books from 2020 that pique my interest.

Interiors: The Greatest Rooms of the Century by Phaidon Editors (Phaidon) showcases 400 interiors from around the world organized A to Z by designer. Admittedly, I’m judging this book largely by its orange velvet cover. I’ve had a crush on the color since my childhood in the 1970s when my family had a burnt-orange corduroy sofa.

Still: The Slow Home by Natalie Watson (Hardie Grant) is about living slower through the environment chosen at home. The book examines a dozen people’s residences and their selections that bring them happiness and well-being.

Wild Interiors: Beautiful Plants in Beautiful Spaces by Hilton Carter (CICO Books) looks luxurious and useful. Carter gives a room-by-room care guide for what types of plants can thrive in the humidity of a bathroom and the heat of the kitchen. He’s also a plant stylist who illustrates the wild possibilities for the home.