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Fine Print: The 15 Best Design Books of 2015

Although I hesitate to bring most forms of paper into my home—brochures, receipts, bills, press releases, invitations, business cards— I still love books. Especially glossy design books. I don’t leaf through them nearly enough, but I appreciate being surrounded by them. Our living room in Boston, like many traditional Back Bay condos,  has double built-in bookshelves flanking the fireplace, trimmed in traditional molding and calling out for impressive tomes.

 I used to save decor magazines, which filled the top shelves nicely, but with the advent of Pinterest et al, tear sheets are just clutter.  Besides, I now have enough coffee table books and small artworks to fill in all 16 shelves stylishly. Thanks to Rizzoli, who sends me all the best books, and the other publishers who send along design titles as well. I looked at all of them, and these are my favorite 15 design books of 2015.

Best Design Books 2015 Eddie Ross Mix

Eddie Ross Modern Mix

Best Design Books 2015 Carrier & Company

The New Bohemians: Cool and Collected Homes by Justina Blakeney

Best Design Books 2015 Greg Natale The Tailored Interior

 The Tailored Interior Greg Natale

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The Kinfolk Home

Best Design Books 2015 Retreat The Modern House In Nature

Retreat: The Modern House In Nature by Ron Broadhurst

Best Design Books 2015 Gardens At First Light By Stacy Bass

Gardens At First Light by Stacy Bass

Best Design Books 2015 India Hicks Island Style

India Hicks Island Style

Best Design Books 2015 Abigail Ahearn Color

Abigail Ahern Color: Transform Your Home

Best Design Books 2015 Carrier & Company

Carrier and Company Positively Chic Interiors

Best Design Books 2015 Carrier & Company

Emily Henderson Styled

Best Design Books 2015 Casa Bohemia

Casa Bohemia: The Spanish Style House
by Linda Leigh Paul and Ricardo Vidargas

Best Design Books 2015 Jeffrey Bilhuber

Jeffrey Bilhuber American Master

Best Design Books 2015 Palm Springs Modern Living

Palm Springs Modern Living by James Schnept

Best Design Books 2015 Beekman 1802 Style

Beekman 1802 Style: The Attraction of Opposites

Best Design Books 2015 Tricia Foley

Tricia Foley Life | Style: Elegant Simplicity at Home

Here’s what one bookshelf looks like at the moment. Note the back issues of Architectural Digest on the upper left shelf.

Styling Your Bookshelf With Design Books And Art

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Montage: 35 Master Bedroom Sanctuaries

I know I’ve mentioned this on my Facebook page, but not sure I announced it here—I am now the official blogger for Massachusetts-based luxury bedding company Matouk, along with (and because of) my wonderful, dear friend and colleague, Meredith Barnett. We are blogging on the company’s brand new site (now with e-commerce) weekly, as well as working with designer Mindy Matouk to provide Q&As and design tips. I’ve also been tasked with creating and maintaing Matouk’s Pinterest boards, so be sure to follow. One of our first topics is the very Matouk-y theme of bedroom sanctuaries, so I thought I’d share a full-on collection of such rooms with you too. Makes me want to fall into bed and stay a while . . .

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Hugh Newell Jacobsen  –  Architectural Digest

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Shelton Mindel & Associates  –  Architectural Digest

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Amy Lau Design

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Angie Hranowsky

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Betsy Burnham

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Better Homes & Gardens

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Vincent Van Duysen Architects

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Courtnay Daniels Haden  –  Elle Decor

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Gilles & Boissier

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Ksenia Nikitina – AD Russia 

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Lori Graham Design

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Katie Leede of Digs by Katie

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Domino

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Home of Michael Leva in Elle Decor

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Gary McBournie  –  House Beautiful

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House Beautiful

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Jonathan Adler

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 Kelly Wearstler

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LaPlace & Co.

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Aerin Lauder’s Aspen home in Vogue

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Turnbull Griffin Haesloop Architects

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Carrier & Company

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Tom Scheerer

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Lori Graham Design

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Fantastic Frank via Emma’s Design Blog

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Sara Gilbane

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Ruthie Sommers

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Interior designer Rose Uniacke’s London home in T Magazine

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Photographer Eric Roth

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Photographer Lincoln Barbour

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Jayne Design Studio

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Anne Hepfer

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 Mary McDonald


Don’t forget to add a feature armchair to your bedroom sanctuary to really make it a space for comfort and relaxation.

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Dress your bed in Goose Down Duvets from Elysha Charles for a sumptuous sleeping experience.

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