In their good books
Decor lovers will appreciate one (or all) of these
If home is where the heart is, give a gift that’s both from and for the heart. Here are several book options for the decor lover on your list.
The Kinfolk Home: Interiors for Slow Living, by Nathan Williams
Artisan Books, 365 pages, hardcover, $50
Ca- nadian author and Kinfolk maga z- ine editor- in- chief Nathan Wil liams follows up his 2013 book, The Kinfolk Table, with a broader look at the slow- living movement, which embraces slowing down, reclaiming o- ur time and devoting it to what ever brings us joy and meaning. Taking readers through 35 homes around t he world, he explores thoughtfully designed spaces that identify what’s important in their owners’ lives and how those spaces help them express it.
Child- sized Creative Children’s Spaces: Fresh and imaginative ideas for modern family homes
by Ashlyn Gibson Ryland Peters & Small, 160 pages, hardcover, $42.95
Ca- pitalizing on the natural curios ity of children, author ( and interior designer, retailer and art director) Ashlyn Gibson offers tips, suggestions and guidance on creating an inspiring environment that will encourage their i-maginations, whether it’s their bed room, homework station or play area. She tackles what works and will grow w-ith them, and explores the key ele ments of successful children’s spaces, from colour to storage, display space and more.
Bac k to ba sics Mark Hampton on Decorating
by Mark Hampton Random House, 253 pages,
This reprint of a go- to reference b- ook for both professionals and en thusiasts continues to offer design fundamentals from acclaimed U. S. decorator Mark Hampton, who was posthumously referred to as “one of the world’s 20 greatest designers of all time” by Architectural Digest. Through a collection of columns first written for House & Garden and paired with his own watercolour illustrations, Hampton offers advice that’s still relevant today.
Embrac ing winter Winter Living: An inspirational guide to styling and decorating your home for winter
by Selina Lake Ryland Peters & Small, 160 pages, hardcover, $42.95
If winter makes you want to cocoon, then create a warm and cosy home with the help of decorator Selina L-ake, who celebrates the “truly magic a-l” season with tips and ideas for put ting together uplifting interiors in winter. She explores various themes from homespun and faded grandeur to rustic and Scandinavian winter whites and shares how she gets her own home ready for the holidays with her romantic signature style.
Modern antiques Vintage Home: Using 20th- century Design in the Contemporary Home
by Judith Miller Firefly Books, 288 pages,
Billed as a comprehensive guide for anyone looking to break away from the flatpack generation and find f- urniture that is truly unique, an tiques expert Judith Miller explores h- ow to incorporate vintage furnish ings into the contemporary home. Part inspiration and part resource guide, the book offers hundreds of examples for every budget and taste to produce an effortlessly stylish look that draws from various 20thcentury eras.