I frequently get asked about the books around my house and what my favorite books to decorate with are. If you’ve been following me for a while, you have probably noticed stacks of books everywhere…antique books, design books, photography books, cookbooks…you name it. Yes, I love pretty picture books to look at, but more importantly they often serve as a base for a vignette in design.
Books are a way to add height, add color, and totally personalize your space. When picking books, here are the three things that I usually look for:
-Is it a subject matter I’m interested in? Travel, cooking, crafting, design, entertaining and photography are the most common themes you’ll see around my house.
-Is the cover or jacket of the book colorful and interesting…particularly the spine of the book, since that’s what you see mot of the time.
-The size of the book and whether or not it’s hardcover. (with a few rare exceptions, I usually only buy hardcover)
Here are a few of my favorites that you’ve probably seen pop up in my pictures…
Happy reading! 😉