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Fine Print: 25 Best Design Books of 2012

The constant stream of books into my home may be the best perk of being a blogger. While I’ve been aiming to pare down my possessions, I still revel in the glossy pages of beautifully photographed rooms. It helps that I have a rather grand set of built in bookshelves in my living room, which looks best when full. Then of course there’s the console table behind the sofa that needs a stack, and the coffee table (a Heywood-Wakefield with a top that turns, inherited from my husband’s grandparents). A couple of these don’t squarely fall in the design category, and I don’t actually own every one, but I did browse and love them all.

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STEVEN GAMBREL DESIGN BOOK RIZZOLI 2012

Steven Gambrel Time & Space, Abrams 2012

PLAYFUL HOME KIDS ROOMS ANDREW WEAVING

Playful Home, Rizzoli 2012

KELLY WEARSTLER BOOK RHAPSODY RIZZOLI 2012

Kelly Wearstler Rhapsody, Rizzoli 2012

DIANE KEATON HOUSE DESIGN BOOK

Diane Keaton House, Rizzoli 2012

CLASSICAL CHINESE FURNITURE COFFEE TABLE BOOK

 Classical Chinese Furniture, Vendome Press 2012

BROOKLYN MAKERS CRAFTERS HIPSTERS

Brooklyn Makers, Princeton Architectural Press 2012

SUSANNA SALK DECORATING BOOK 2012

Susanna Salk Be Your Own Decorator, Rizzoli 2012

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Jennifer Post Pure Space, Rizzoli 2012

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Cupcakes and Cashmere, Abrams 2012

HOME NOVOGRATZ COFFEE TABLE BOOK

Home by Novogratz, Artisan 2012

YOUNG HOUSE LOVE BLOG BOOK

Young House Love, Artisan 2012

AMANDA NISBET DAZZLING DESIGN RIZZOLI

Amanda Nisbet Dazzling Design, Stewart, Tabori & Chang 2012

THE ART BOOK NEW EDITION PHAIDON 2012

The Art Book, Phaidon 2012

THIS OLD HOUSE BEST OF BOOK

This Old House The Best Homes, Abrams 2012

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Alvar Aalto Houses, Princeton Architectural Press 2012

THOM FILICIA AMERICAN BEAUTY BOOK

Thom Filicia American Beauty, Clarkson Potter 2012

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Roman and Williams Things We Made, Rizzoli 2012

AM ATELIER INTERIORS DESIGN BOOK

Interiors | Atelier AM, Rizzoli 2012

THE ICONIC INTERIOR

The Iconic Interior, Abrams 2012

200 SMALL APARTMENT IDEAS BOOK

200 Small Apartment Ideas, Firefly Books 2012

ANN GETTY DECORATING STYLE BOOK

Ann Getty Interior Style, Rizzoli 2012

LARS BOLANDER INTERIOR DESIGNER SWEDEN BOOK

 Lars Bolander Interior Design and Inspiration, TeNeues 2012

ERIC COHLER INTERIOR DESIGN COFFEE TABLE BOOK

Eric Cohler Cohler on Design, The Monacelli Press 2012

DARRYL CARTER WASHINGTON DC DECORATOR

Darryl Carter The Collected Home, Clarkson Potter 2012

FRENCH FLAIR MODERN VINTAGE DESIGN BOOK FLAMMARION

French Flair Modern Vintage Interiors, Flammarion 2012

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Fine Print: Victoria Hagan Interior Portraits

Victoria Hagan’s Interior Portraits came out back in October, but I’ve been so busy these last few months I’m just catching up on my reading now. I’ve been a fan of Hagan’s work for years. Her environments are quiet, yet strong, perfectly balanced and sophisticated. I especially admire her sense of composition. Although I tend toward slightly more lively elements and more color  in my own living space, I really appreciate her aesthetic.


I often look to Hagan’s interiors to understand furniture layout, something I’m not very good at. The seating and tables are well-balanced, symmetrical without looking “done.” I love the artwork over the fireplace here.

I’ve always appreciated a perfect blue and white room. Love the slightly rumpled striped rug, bold sofas, and crisp white X-benches.

I love that although this is a purely black and white room, there’s nothing stark, or (gasp) bachelor-ish about it. The lines of the sofas are strong and they look comfortable in that delicious black velvet, and the mix of chair styles lends just the right touch of eclectic.
This room is much more saturated in color than Hagan’s usual spaces. The blue/green walls have an ombré effect. And I adore oversize artwork.
Again, a large format artwork; its blues set off the topaz of the amazing Murano glass chandelier and amber glass candlesticks perfectly.
I love the chandelier in this room; slightly swirly and elegant. The desk looks very  cool, with clear acrylic side panels. The modern artwork hanging above is great too.

A perfectly relaxing bedroom; no distractions.

The symmetry of the sinks frame the statement tub.

A home office with a view that encourages daydreams. Love the chairs.

Again, a great big canvas adds life and color to a neutral room.

 

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