I was recently browsing through some interesting stores and found some beautiful home decor and home entertaining books. I don’t own these books (yet), but I have put them on my wish list … to follow up and review more closely to determine if I wish to buy them.
I thought I would share the list. The next time you’re in a book store or home store, you may want to take a look …
The Well Dressed Home
This is definitely on my “to buy” list. The pictures in this book are incredible. Annette draws from inspiration in the fashion world and helps bring it into home and room designs.
Annette’s blog was the first blog I started to follow (http://www.annettetatum.com/blog). I like how she pulls together pictures from magazines and ideas from the world over … creating a visually stimulating blog and a great read.
Annette has several stores in Los Angeles (on Montana Avenue in Santa Monica). I’m hoping to take a road trip with some girlfriends this summer to check out her three stores.
Table Style: 101 Creative Ideas for Elegant and Affordable Entertaining
This book is right up my alley. I love creating tablescapes and vignettes … and Liz has created some beautiful table settings. Most of the ideas in her book are quite simple (and easy to replicate with similar items you may already have in your home).
The pictures in this book are great … providing many ideas to incorporate into your own decorating.
Presentations: A Passion for Gift Wrapping
I have several of Carolyne’s books. She does such a beautiful job in providing photographs that inspire great decorating ideas.
For those of you that love to wrap packages, this is the book for you! This book has so many wonderful ideas to incorporate into your wrapping. Your gift recipients won’t want to unwrap the gifts … as they will be so beautifully wrapped!
Carolyne has a regular column in Veranda (a monthly home decor magazine) that provides seasonal ideas for tablescapes.
The Vintage Table: Personal Treasures and Standout Settings
by Jacqueline DeMontravel
This is a fun book for those that like to hunt for treasures at the flea market. Jacqueline shows you how to incorporate your flea market finds with classic items that you have in your home to create some beautiful table settings. Fun book!
This looks like the kind of book I would want to write. It focuses on seasonal menus for “sensational dinner parties.” Isn’t that what we all try to achieve when hosting a party?
The presentation of the food is photographed beautifully. I need to spend more time with this book!
If you have some favorite home decor books that you’d like to share, please let me know. Just click on the Leave a Comment below.