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Home & Garden from our 2021 Winter Newsletter

These titles were featured in our 2021 Winter Newsletter.


Pacific Natural at Home by Jenni Kayne

This beautiful coffee table book showcases the light-filled, California homes of women whom author Jenni Kayne admires, from CEOs to designers to actors (including Courtney Cox). Divided into the regions of canyon, ocean, valley, and city, Pacific Natural at Home celebrates comfortable, serene designs that invite nature in. With minimal color palettes (think white, cream, black) and a lot of wood and textile elements, these tranquil spaces epitomize the best of indoor/outdoor living.—S.B.

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Pacific Natural at Home By Jenni Kayne, Vincent Van Duysen (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Jenni Kayne, Vincent Van Duysen (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9780847869640
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Rizzoli - October 12th, 2021

Cabin Tripping by JJ Eggers

Escaping to a cabin in the woods has never looked better than it does in this compilation of the dreamiest rustic destinations across the planet. From Finland to Fiji, New Zealand to Nevada, Cabin Tripping shows off beautifully designed destinations that embrace and integrate the natural world. A gorgeous book for any coffee table, it’s perfect for both inspiring your own cabin design and for helping you plan your post-Covid dream vacation—and haven’t you earned a little daydream after the last year and a half?—Jess 

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Cabin Tripping: Where to Go to Get Away from It All By JJ Eggers Cover Image
ISBN: 9781579659905
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Published: Artisan - December 7th, 2021

House Planted by Lisa Muñoz

Never again will I bring a plant home with the same old fatalistic attitude I have had in the past. Reading House Planted has given me insight and information to think like the plant and to know whether or not I have the right light, humidity, and time to make it—and me—happy. Both specific and general, this book is a great resource that has helped me understand the non-negotiables and empower my own creativity. How much is too much? When should I repot? Why is it so leggy? My plants are in for a big makeover and I'll be bringing new leafy friends home, too.—Jenny

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House Planted: Choosing, Growing, and Styling the Perfect Plants for Your Space By Lisa Muñoz Cover Image
ISBN: 9780399580840
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Published: Ten Speed Press - August 17th, 2021

Grow Easy: Organic Crops for Pots & Small Plots by Anna Greenland

Growing your own food isn’t very easy when you live in a tiny apartment or, like me, in a converted garage. Author Anna Greenland (a UCSC grad!) has given us a guide with easy tips and tricks for small-space techniques, like windowsill planting and growing potatoes in bags, along with her top 10 crops for small spaces. Transform your balcony, front step, or windowsill into the teeny garden of your dreams.—Jae 

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Grow Easy: Organic crops for plots & small plots By Anna Greenland, Raymond Blanc (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Anna Greenland, Raymond Blanc (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9781784727352
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Published: Mitchell Beazley - October 5th, 2021

Feels Like Home by Lauren Liess

You know that feeling you have when you walk into a home that isn’t fancy, isn’t messy, but somehow just feels special and intentional and comforting? It’s not a style, it’s a mood! In Feels Like Home, Lauren Liess, like a home therapist, demystifies the intangible and helps you understand how to see your spaces anew and how to curate your look—from the big anchor pieces to the smaller vignettes and shelf dressings. This is the book I want to look through, learn from, and keep coming back to. —Jenny

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Feels Like Home: Relaxed Interiors for a Meaningful Life By Lauren Liess Cover Image
ISBN: 9781419751196
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - October 19th, 2021

Becoming a Gardener by Catie Marron

**UPDATE** Unfortunately, the publication of Becoming a Gardener was delayed, but is now available to preorder. 
Literary references galore, lovely illustrations, practical advice, and beautiful photography make Catie Marron’s account of becoming a gardener a standout. Over the course of 18 months, which included the isolation brought on by the pandemic as well as the death of her husband, Marron learned not only how to garden, but what a garden could mean to her. Becoming a Gardener is a splendid book for gardeners of all levels.—S.B.

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Becoming a Gardener: What Reading and Digging Taught Me About Living By Catie Marron Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062963611
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Published: Harper Design - May 3rd, 2022

House Story by Jasmine Roth

HGTV host and self-taught designer Jasmine Roth is known for her laid-back California style and her sunny personality. Happily, those are all on display in her new book. Roth keeps things upbeat and fun as she guides readers through the often overwhelming home renovation process. Her tips about planning, talking to contractors, and avoiding mistakes are perfectly complemented by photos (by the amazing Dabito) of bright, beautiful, and welcoming interiors. You’ll feel more confident and inspired to see what’s possible for your home or rental with House Story as your guide.—S.B.

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House Story: Insider Secrets to the Perfect Home Renovation By Jasmine Roth Cover Image
ISBN: 9781984859174
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Published: Ten Speed Press - October 12th, 2021

The Healthy Garden by Kathleen Norris Brenzel & Mary-Kate Mackey

“Healthy gardens touch the land lightly. They work with nature, not against it.” This beautiful book is for anyone interested in creating a sustainable garden that is healthy for the planet as well as for themself. More than 60 horticultural experts contribute information and advice about all aspects of healthy gardening, including how to choose the right plants, build biodiversity, grow your own food, and garden for tranquility. There is something for everyone, no matter how much space they might have to grow plants.—S.B.

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The Healthy Garden: Simple Steps for a Greener World By Kathleen Norris Brenzel, Mary-Kate Mackey Cover Image
ISBN: 9781419754616
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Published: Abrams - November 23rd, 2021

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