Home & Garden

Inspiration for beautiful outdoor spaces—from untamed to highly manicured gardens—abounds in this gorgeous book. Dozens of gardens are profiled, and each includes a “Steal This Look” feature that contains tips (and sometimes resources) to help readers emulate the design. I loved reading about how travel, history, or well-known landscapes (like the High Line in New York) influenced many of the featured gardeners. I can imagine that Gardenista will be a similar source of inspiration. —S.B.

 

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Gardenista: The Definitive Guide to Stylish Outdoor Spaces Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9781579656522
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Published: Artisan Publishers - October 18th, 2016

Are you a student of design? A lover of understated luxury? I dare you to walk away from this book of impeccable interiors—wall treatments that will saturate your senses, mid-century modern delights at every turn—by Christiane Lemieux, founder of DwellStudio. If you appreciate timeless design, you’ll want this gorgeous book on your coffee table.  —Molly

 

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The Finer Things: Timeless Furniture, Textiles, and Details Cover Image
By Christiane LeMieux, Miles Redd (Foreword by)
$60.00
ISBN: 9780770434298
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Published: Clarkson Potter Publishers - September 6th, 2016

The outstanding public garden of dry gardening pioneer Ruth Bancroft, planted in the early 1970s and located on eight acres in Walnut Creek, is a stunning place to visit. But those who cannot make it there will find much to learn, and be inspired by, in The Bold Dry Garden. Bancroft is a fearless planter, and her landscape designs are packed with breathtaking colors, textures, and shapes. If you need a nudge toward being a more adventurous and water-wise gardener, this should do the trick. —S.B.

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The Bold Dry Garden: Lessons from the Ruth Bancroft Garden Cover Image
By Johanna Silver, Marion Brenner (Photographer)
$34.95
ISBN: 9781604696707
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Published: Timber Press (OR) - October 5th, 2016

Herbarium is a book about plants. Or is it a book about food? History? Health? Art? No matter how you categorize it, Herbarium is terrific. With a beautiful block-print style and an overview of 100 different herbs—including tips on growing, uses for cooking, and ideas for beauty and health—Herbarium would make a winning gift for any herb lover or a great addition to your own library. —Megan

 

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Herbarium Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9780500518939
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Published: Thames & Hudson - October 18th, 2016

Another excellent title in the 1001 series, this book covers all of my planting dreams. It has information on everything from classic flowers to new hybrids, revitalized heirlooms to the downright odd. Logically organized, with beautiful photos and in-depth advice, 1001 Plants works as both a reference book and as coffee-table eye candy.  —Rachel

 

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1001 Plants to Dream of Growing Cover Image
By Liz Dobbs (Editor), Graham Rice (Foreword by)
$36.95
ISBN: 9780789331168
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Published: Universe Publishing(NY) - March 29th, 2016

Ariella Chezar, an acclaimed florist, shares her approach to arranging flowers in this gorgeous book. Emphasizing the use of seasonal and locally sourced blooms, branches, and fruit, she composes simple, organic arrangements that would brighten any home or special occasion. I already love arranging flowers, but found much inspiration in Chezar’s breathtaking bouquets, wreaths, garlands, and table décor. The Flower Workshop made me swoon.  —S.B.

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The Flower Workshop: Lessons in Arranging Blooms, Branches, Fruits, and Foraged Materials Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9781607747659
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Published: Ten Speed Press - March 1st, 2016

I loved Wendy’s first installment of these unique knitting stitches (Up, Down, All Around). The patterns are written for either flat or in-the-round, making it easy to design a new hat, scarf, or sweater around your new favorite stitch pattern. Remember, knitting isn’t just for winter; break out the cotton and linen and get your lace on for a fancy warm-weather tee!  —Megan

 

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The Knitting All Around Stitch Dictionary: 150 New Stitch Patterns to Knit Top Down, Bottom Up, Back and Forth & in the Round Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9781617691959
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Published: Stewart, Tabori, & Chang - April 26th, 2016

Get ready to meet your new best friends: charismatic and talented brothers Jonathan and Drew Scott. If you haven’t seen their popular home redesign show on HGTV, this book will be the perfect introduction to their magical world of designing a dream home on a budget. The Property Brothers, drawing on their years of experience, include tips and tricks for room design as well as advice about how to save money on the things you need to turn your house into your dream home. Consider this your new homeowner’s handbook.  —Megan

 

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Dream Home: The Property Brothers Ultimate Guide to Finding & Fixing Your Perfect House Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780544715677
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - April 4th, 2016

Ever think to yourself, “Man, I’d really like my garden to be low maintenance yet cater to the needs and desires of thousands of tiny friends, but where do I start?” Look no further than this super book! Complete with fun facts on bee-havior, instructions on building a beautiful bee condo that doubles as a garden sculpture, and of course, suggestions about which plants to choose for your new bee-topia garden, this book is fun and informative and will make you say, “Bring on the bees!” —Megan

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The Bee-Friendly Garden: Design an Abundant, Flower-Filled Yard That Nurtures Bees and Supports Biodiversity Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781607747635
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Published: Ten Speed Press - February 9th, 2016

Aromatherapist Kathi Keville explains how fragrant plants, from the sweetly scented lemon verbena to pungent, peppery basil, can be as therapeutic as they are intoxicating, and how easy it is to add this element to gardens large and small. This beautiful guide, filled with lovely photographs and recipes for oils, liniments, and tonics, is perfect for anyone interested in medicinal herbs, aromatherapy, or aromatic gardening.  —S.B.

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The Aromatherapy Garden: Growing Fragrant Plants for Happiness and Well-Being Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781604695496
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Published: Timber Press (OR) - April 27th, 2016

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