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Reading List…

Hello Friends! How’s your week going?

Were you inspired the other day with the great images of Book displays? As promised here’s a few shots of how I keep most of my books…. Stacked on an old trolley cart I got at an Antique Market.  I think this is a little more interesting than a keeping them organized on a bookshelf!

I really do Love Design Books…. they are just one of those things that make me happy! I enjoy perusing the Internet and looking at images, however there is just something about flipping through a book or magazine that the Internet will never have.
Here’s a list of my 10 favorites from my collection…

1. The Way We Live: An Ultimate Treasury for Global Design by Stafford Cliff

2. American Modern by Thomas O’Brien

3. The Elements of Style

4. Recycled Home by Mark and Sally Bailey

5. Suburban Nation: The Rise sprawl and the Decline of the American Dream by Andres Duany, Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk, and Jeff Speck

6. Old & New by Katherine Sorrell

7. Rooms to Inspire in the Country by Annie Kelly

8. Coastal Style by Sally Haden & Alice Whately

9. At Home with White by Atlanta Bartlett

10. Building with Reclaimed Materials by Wim Pauwels (Beta Plus publishing)

So do you have any favorite design books? I would love to hear from you and learn what I need to add to my collection.

Enjoy your day!

Friday Fave: The Way We Live

Happy Friday! I am actually in Florida for a College friends wedding, but I didn’t want to miss sharing one of my favorites!

I am a design book junkie… Love to flip through gorgeous images and get totally inspired. I love seeing images from around the globe – Great design makes me want to travel!! I have tons of books and am always on the hunt for new ones to add to my collection. There are a few I look at only once in awhile, when I am looking for something specific. Then there are others that are true staples. For me, one of my favorite go to books has to be The Way We Live: An Ultimate Treasury for Global Design Inspiration by Stafford Cliff and Photography by Gilles De Chabaneix (how I would have loved to be stowed away in his backpack while traveling to get all these amazing images!!). If I could only own one design book (please pray that never happens…) I would pick this one!

If you don’t already own it, head out to your local book store, pick up a coffee, find a comfy chair and be inspired! You will have just completed a global trip around the world, saw some amazing places, and not just of wonderful spaces, but beautiful people and how they live.

Have a wonderful Holiday Weekend! And of course, Enjoy your day!!