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Fine Print: Best Design Books of 2013

One of the best perks of my job is the opportunity to review books. Although I’m wired 24/7, I love, love, love books; especially rich, glossy, design books. Luckily, I have substantial bookshelves lining my living room, so I kind of need them too. This year I received a number of impressive coffee table books, which line the shelves, and are stacked on the coffee table and the console table behind the sofa. I’m often running behind, so I haven’t had time to do individual blog posts on many of these, but that doesn’t mean I don’t think they’re great. Here’s a quick roundup of the best design books of 2013.

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Remodelista by Julie Carlson (Artisan Books)
$37.50 at Anthropologie

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Axel Vervoordt: Living With Light (Flammarion)
$45 at Amazon

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Heirloom Modern by Hollister Hovey
Photos by Porter Hovey (Rizzoli)
$50 at Bigger Books

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Fifth Avenue Style by Howard Slatkin
Photos by Tria Giovan (Vendome Press)
$60 at Abrams Books

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Irving Harper: Works in Paper (Skira/Rizzoli)
See my blog post here.
$45 at Rizzoli Bookstore

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Thomas Pheasant: Simply Serene (Rizzoli)
$60 at Rizzoli Bookstore

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Tom Scheerer Decorates
Photos by Francesco Lagnese (Vendome Press)
$55 at Barneys New York

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Designers at Home: Personal Reflections on Stylish Living
by Ronda Rice Carman (Rizzoli)
$45 at Bigger Books

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Glamorous Retreats by Jan Showers (Abrams)
$50 at Barneys New York

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Martyn Thompson: Working Space (Rizzoli)
$49.95 at Rizzoli Bookstore

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Montage: 54 Living Rooms with Gray Sofas

Why gray sofas? First, I apologize for missing two days of blogging. I took a quick day trip to Connecticut to visit a friend. A friend who has so much faith in my taste that she has hired me to decorate her gorgeous new apartment in New York City. You didn’t realize that I’m an interior designer? I’m not! This very loyal friend is confident that through my writing and research, experience overseeing the building and renovations of my own places, and years of absorbing interior images, that I can do this. Or rather, we can do this. It’s definitely a collaboration. And really fun.

I’ll mainly be choosing furnishings. The project doesn’t involve any construction, kitchens, or bathrooms. The apartment is brand new and will be delivered finished and pristine. We  will pick paint colors, wallpapers, rugs, and furniture. The budget is similar to what I would spend if it were my own home, which makes it a lot easier. I’m nervous, but excited.

We’ve decided to go with a gray sofa in her living room. We’re thinking about a serene white and gray scheme, or white and gray with green accents. The dining room is in the same space, so we can play with that too. I’m sure I’ll be treating you to a lot of posts inspired by our deliberations and eventual decisions.

Vita Designs

House to Home

Photographer David Duncan Livingston

Marcelo Lucini’s Buenos Aires apartment

Steven GambrelElle Decor

Greg Natale

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Katie Ridder

via The Aestate

Andrew Flesher Interiors

Burley Katon HallidayElle Decor

Photographer Francesca Mantovani via French by Design

Light Locations

Home of Joanna Berryman of Matrushka

Katie Lydon

Anthony Baratta

Dwell Studio

Home of stylist/photographer Elisabeth Dunker via Design Sponge

via Apartment Therapy

Shopping Break

Rest Sofa by Muuto

Steven Gambrel – Elle Decor

Burnham Design

Home of Emily Robison of the Dixie Chicks - Metropolitan Home

Emily Summers

Courtney Cox’s Malibu home – Trip HaenischElle Decor

Axel Vervoordt

Jonathan Adler

 Ix Design

Turner Davis Interiors – Elle Decor

reader’s home – Cote de Texas

 via little green notebook

Photographer Manolo Yllera

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Sally Wheat Interiors

bloggers own sofa (IKEA) – Pretty Petals blog

Sally Wheat Interiors

Crate & Barrel

Ashe + Leandro

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Daniel M. Pafford

Francisco Costa’s NYC apartment via Habitually Chic

Greg Natale

 Emily Robinson of the Dixie Chicks – Metropolitan Home
Architects Jim Poteet & Patrick Ousey – Interior designer Joel Mozersky

Emily Summers

via House of Phila

Sally Wheat Interiors

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Burnham Design

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