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American Roots by Nick McCullough

Home gardeners will find so much to love in this beautiful new book, which profiles 20 gardens (and the people who designed them) across America. From those on vast amounts of land to those in small spaces, each modern home garden in the book is thoughtfully designed and tended to, whether filled with flowers, vegetables, potted plants, or any number of combinations. I found so many ideas and much inspiration (especially from the profile of Keith Robinson’s garden), but also just truly enjoyed reading about people who love gardening as much as I do. 
—S.B.

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American Roots: Lessons and Inspiration from the Designers Reimagining Our Home Gardens By Nick McCullough, Allison McCullough, Teresa Woodard Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9781643261164
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Published: Timber Press - October 25th, 2022

Patina Modern by Chris Mitchell & Pilar Guzman

Power couple Chris Mitchell and Pilar Guzman make home design look effortless and inviting by mixing modern design with timeworn materials, while keeping practicality a nonnegotiable. Not only are the ideas contained in Patina Modern beautiful and inspiring; the book itself is a design lover’s dream, with incredible photography and clean white space that draws your eye to read on. A directory in the back lists the pair’s favorite designers and their iconic pieces, spanning decades and continents. Truly a cover-to-cover experience in modern design. 
—JENNY 

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Patina Modern: A Guide to Designing Warm, Timeless Interiors By Chris Mitchell, Pilar Guzman Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9781648290558
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Published: Artisan - October 25th, 2022

Beyond the Garden by Dana Davidsen

Written by a Bay Area landscape designer, this gorgeous guide to innovative and ecologically friendly gardens is great for anyone interested in green spaces—from home gardeners to landscape architects. Reinforcing the belief that thoughtful design and awareness of ecosystems lead to beautiful and sustainable gardens, the 20 featured projects utilize techniques like stormwater conservation, using no-mow ground cover, and planning for resilience, all without sacrificing beauty. Visually stunning and highly informative. 
—S.B.

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Beyond the Garden: Designing Home Landscapes with Natural Systems By Dana Davidsen Cover Image
$45.00
ISBN: 9781616899073
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Published: Princeton Architectural Press - October 25th, 2022

Living in the Forest by Phaidon Editors

A home in the woods might bring to mind a dark log cabin with smoke coming from the chimney, but this book showcases a different design aesthetic: contemporary houses. Among the 50 stunning properties (“built to frame the forest, built in harmony with the forest, or to become the forest”) are a small, light-filled home on Whidbey Island in the Pacific Northwest, an A-frame house nestled on a nature reserve in a second-growth forest in Brazil, and a solar-powered home in Tulum, Mexico. Woodland living never looked so gorgeous.  —S.B.

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Living in the Forest By Phaidon Editors Cover Image
$49.95
ISBN: 9781838665593
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Published: Phaidon Press - October 5th, 2022

Plant Coach: The Beginner’s Guide to Caring for Plants and the Planet by Nick Cutsumpas

“They will not look perfect 100 percent all the time…. Yellow leaves happen.” The perfectionist in me appreciates Nick Cutsumpas’s reassuring words in his debut plant guide, Plant Coach. This book is more than just “how to keep your plants alive, one method fits all”; it is filled with the kind of encouragement that all plant parents need. Part guide, part ode to sustainability, and an excellent part of any plant lover’s library. 
—KRISTINA

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Plant Coach: The Beginner's Guide to Caring for Plants and the Planet By Nick Cutsumpas Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781419758638
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Published: Abrams Image - October 18th, 2022

Remodelista: The Low-Impact Home by Margot Guralnick & Fan Winston

Can style and sustainability coexist? Guralnick, editor of Remodelista, and Winston, founding editor of the Organized Home, combine their talents to answer, emphatically, yes. Their new book is filled with strategies to steal (like composting lint from your dryer), low-impact rules (“fix it first”), and easy habit shifts (rags instead of paper towels). They follow up their practical advice with profiles of 12 stylish, eco-conscious homes around the world, including a hemp compound in England, a cohousing commune in Oakland, and a net-zero house in Australia. Beautiful and inspiring!

—S.B.

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Remodelista: The Low-Impact Home: A Sourcebook for Stylish, Eco-Conscious Living By Margot Guralnick, Fan Winston Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9781648290145
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Published: Artisan - October 4th, 2022

Bloom: Flowering Plants for Indoors and Balconies by Lauren Camilleri & Sophia Kaplan

You don’t need a yard to have an inspired collection of blooming plants; just look to Lauren Camilleri and Sophia Kaplan, the creative plant geniuses behind the interior design nursery Leaf Supply. Bloom is their beautifully styled plant guide, celebrating flowering plants that grow happily indoors and on small balconies. The tips and tricks on growing and the styling ideas will inspire even the most novice green thumb.
—KRISTINA 

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Bloom: Flowering Plants for Indoors and Balconies By Lauren Camilleri, Sophia Kaplan Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9781922417855
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Published: Smith Street Books - October 4th, 2022

The Modern Gardener by Frances Tophill

British horticulturist Frances Tophill, contributor to the popular TV programs Love Your Garden and Gardeners’ World, shares her vast knowledge of gardening and advocacy for sustainable methods in her wonderful new book. While she provides plenty of information about selecting and growing beautiful plants, Tophill also emphasizes how to garden in balance with the natural world by reducing water, plastic plant containers, and chemicals, and by creating sanctuaries for insects, birds, and other wildlife. Readers will be inspired to enjoy the beauty of gardening in a less impactful way after reading The Modern Gardener.  —S.B.

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The Modern Gardener: A practical guide for creating a beautiful and creative garden By Frances Tophill Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780857839435
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Published: Kyle Books - April 26th, 2022

How to Keep House While Drowning A Gentle Approach to Cleaning and Organizing by KC Davis

Do you find yourself overwhelmed by cleaning? This small but valuable guide is for you. KC Davis, a therapist, found herself struggling with the day-to-day tasks of living-space upkeep. How to Keep House While Drowning has an empathetic and noncritical tone, and I found myself relaxed and ready to take on the mess, with these new tips and tricks to guide me along the way.  —MJ 

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How to Keep House While Drowning: A Gentle Approach to Cleaning and Organizing By KC Davis, LPC Cover Image
$22.00
ISBN: 9781668002841
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Published: S&S/Simon Element - April 26th, 2022

Bigger Than Tiny, Smaller Than Average by Sheri Koones

Limited space doesn’t need to mean limited style, as Koones (the author of numerous books on pre-fab houses) illustrates beautifully in her new book. The 26 modern homes that are featured (including ADUs and converted garages) show how small can be comfortable, practical, efficient, and less expensive. There is endless style inspiration here, but also great advice on downsizing and maximizing space and energy-efficiency.  —S.B.

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Bigger Than Tiny, Smaller Than Average By Sheri Koones Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781423658450
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Published: Gibbs Smith - March 29th, 2022

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