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The Short List: 10 New Design Books to Dress Up Your Shelf

May 4, 2018
Digging through the market’s myriad options for that perfect something­—be it a big-ticket item or a small (but statement-making) detail—can be more than a bit overwhelming. That’s why we’ve done the hard work for you, scouring the globe for the best of the best: The Short List!
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Another season of incredible design books have hit the shelves—and instantly become our favorite new sources of inspiration. Here’s a sneak peek of what’s in store for your coffee tables.

Photography by Pablo Viega

“It’s Beautiful Here” by Megan Morton

A memorable home often gets its character from the people who reside within, and the lovably eccentric designers featured in this book open their doors wide open. $45, Thames & Hudson

Photography by Grey Crawford

“Bohemian Residence” by Gestalten

These singular urban spaces will bring you around the globe for a world tour of truly personal interiors. $60, Gestalten

Photography by Trel Brock

“About Decorating” by Sara Ruffin Costello

This book is dedicated to the alluring and iconic rooms of Richard Keith Langham, who crafts each room with Southern flair—and elegance. $60, Rizzoli

Photography by Ingrid Rasmussen

“The New Creative Home” by Talib Choudhry

Step into the homes of London’s top talents from the worlds of art, fashion, design and more. $40, Thames & Hudson

Photography by Robyn Lea

“French House Chic” by Jane Webster

A Francophile’s dream, these très chic abodes range from lavish Parisian flats to countryside homes. $45, Thames & Hudson

Photography by Trevor Tondro

“Home” by Noel Millea

A compilation by the editors of The New York Times of some of the most exquisite contemporary rooms. $50, Rizzoli

Photography by Brittany Ambridge

“Charlotte Moss Entertains” by Charlotte Moss

The designer and consummate host shares her best entertaining tips and tricks for every occasion. $50, Rizzoli

Photography by Ivan Terestchenko

“House That We Dreamt Of” by Delphine & Reed Krakoff

Showcasing the exquisite portfolio of the insanely creative couple, this book is filled with dynamic, unparalleled interiors. $65, Rizzoli

Photography by Miguel Flores-Vianna

“A Slice of England” by India Hicks

The designer and entrepreneur explores her English roots—and four family homes—in this wonderfully nostalgic tome. $50, Rizzoli

Photography by Jens Bosenberg

“New Romance” by Gestalten

Inspired by the natural landscape around them, the country homes featured in this book are relaxed and inviting. $60, Gestalten