There are a bunch of beautiful new design, garden and entertaining books hitting bookshelves this spring, which excites me to no end because there just is nothing I love more at the end of the day than sitting with a glass of wine and getting to flip through the pages of a beautiful new tome. Cupcakes and Cashmere at Home, the latest from blogger Emily Schuman, found its way to my mailbox yesterday and I devoured the entire thing last night! It's really good, guys and I couldn't believe how affordable the price, either! Here are five other picks that I'm loving lately; there is so much inspiration in each and every one and they are great gift ideas, too!
Windsor Smith Homefront; Design for Modern Living - I've been a huge fan of designer Windsor Smith since I first laid eyes on her navy blue kitchen and this book is a beautiful collection of some of her most famous client projects as well as her own home. If you love timeless style with a touch of glamour, this book is right up your alley!
Camille Styles Entertaining: I've followed Camille's blog for a while now, anxiously awaiting her first book and it's definitely been worth the wait! It's chock full of gorgeous photos, tips for effortless entertaining, stress free recipes and creative party planning. A must-have for the perpetual hostess or entertainer!
Cupcakes and Cashmere at Home: Emily's second book is so relatable and a very quick and easy read! She includes lots of easy decorating and entertaining tips for both homeowners and renters, with DIY suggestions and multiple suggestions for common decorating dilemmas. LOVE!
Tracery: The Art of Southern Design: Designer Paige Schnell's relaxing, welcoming yet elegant decorating style is showcased in her first book through 19 client projects throughout the country, with lots of inspiration on the art of living well.
Charlotte Moss: Garden Inspirations: If you love to garden, take pride in your own landscaping skills or love creating flower arrangements, this is a must have! This is truly one of the most beautiful books I've ever read and Charlotte is the queen of chic, inspiring garden design, including tips for elegant flower arrangements, entertaining in the garden and gardening lessons she has learned over the years. If you only purchase one book this summer, this should definitely be it!
India Hicks: Island Style: I blogged about India's new book a few weeks ago here but love it so much I thought it was definitely worth a second mention. A story about her life, what it's like to live in paradise and how her home has evolved into what it is today, her book includes beautiful and inspiring images of the home itself, the island and her family and lots of design, decorating and entertaining inspiration. A must have if you love beach living!
What books are you guys loving lately?