“A room without books is like a body without a soul.” So said Cicero, and we agree. That’s why we’ve collected a few worthy titles to beribbon and place under the tree.

Tour Buckingham Palace, visit rooms and gardens decorated and cultivated by notable tastemakers around the world, explore the connection of couture and interior design in the days of Christian Dior, and brush up on your flower knowledge.

Favorite Gift Books of 2018

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Color Me Floral: Stunning Monochromatic Arrangements for Every Season by Kiana Underwood with permission by Chronicle Books, 2018
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What Would Mrs. Astor Do? The Essential Guide to the Manners and Mores of the Gilded Age, by Cecelia Tichi (NYU Press, 2018)
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French Country Cottage by Courtney Allison (Gibbs Smith, 2018)
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Design & Style: A Constant Thread by Carolyn Roehm (Rizzoli, 2018)
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Wreaths: With How-To Tutorials by Laura Dowling (Stichting Kunstboak, 2018)
See Dowling's step-by-step how-to for a lime wreath with holly and berries.
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The Gardens of Bunny Mellon by Linda Holden (Vendome, 2018)
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Inspired Design: The 100 Most Important Interior Designers of the Past 100 Years by Jennifer Boles (Vendome, 2018)
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Second Bloom: Cathy Graham's Art of the Table by Alexis Clark (Vendome, 2017)
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Dream Design Live by Paloma Contreras (Abrams, 2018)
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Don't miss Contreras' guide to Houston's shopping, dining, and siteseeing, "My Hometown: Houston."

The Accidental Botanist: The Structure of Plants Revealed by Robbie Honey (Clearview Books, London, 2018)
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Amanda Lindroth Island Hopping

Island Hopping: Amanda Lindroth Design (Vendome, 2018)
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Martha's flowers

Martha's Flowers by Martha Stewart and Kevin Sharkey, (Clarkson Potter 2018)
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Sophisticated Simplicity by Suzanne Kasler (Rizzoli New York, 2018)
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Faith Flowers: Celebrate with a Glorious Array of Flowers, by Laura Iarocci (Stichting Kunstboak, 2018)
Iarocci shows how to make a classic triangle arrangement, step-by-step.
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May I Come In? Discovering the World in Other People's Houses by Wendy Goodman (Abrams 2018)
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Florists to the Field by Garden District (Southerly Media, 2018)
See some of Erick New and Greg Campbell's designs from the book.
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Nathan Turner’s I Love California by Nathan Turner, (Abrams, 2018)
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Steve Martino, desert gardens

Desert Gardens of Steve Martino, Caren Yglesias, Photographs by Steve Gunter (Monacelli Press, 2018)
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The Garden in Every Sense and Season by Tovah Martin (Timber Press, 2018)
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Evocative Interiors by Ray Booth, foreword by Bobby McAlpine (Rizzoli New York, 2018)
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Peonies: Beautiful Varieties for Home & Garden by Jean Eastoe and Georgianna Lane (Gibbs Smith, 2018)
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India Hicks: A Slice of England, photography by Miguel Flores-Vianna (Rizzoli New York, 2018)
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City Green: Public Gardens of New York by Jane Garmey, photography by Mick Hales (The Monacelli Press, 2018)
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Charlotte Moss Entertains (Rizzoli New York, 2018)
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Gardens of Style by Janelle McCulloch (Rizzoli New York, 2018)
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Fashion and Versailles, Laurence Benaïm (Flammarion, 2018)
 

Listen to the Land: Creating a Southern Woodland Garden by Louise Agee Wrinkle (PMT Publishing Inc. 2018)
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Flower Color Guide by Darroch and Michael Putnam (Phaidon 2018)
See Putnam & Putnam's fresh holiday wreaths.
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Veere Grenney: A Point of View by Veere Grenney (Rizzoli New York 2018)
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Designing Life's Celebrations, DeJuan Stroud (Rizzoli, 2016)
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Dior and His Decorators: Victor Grandpierre, Georges Geffroy, and the New Look, by Maureen Footer (Vendome 2018)
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Isabel López-Quesada At Home by Isabel López-Quesada (Vendome Press, 2018)
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City of Angels: Houses and Gardens of Los Angeles by Jennifer Ash Rudick (Vendome, 2018)
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Buckingham Palace: The Interiors by Ashley Hicks (Rizzoli 2018)
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The Colourist: The Art of Colourful Living bookazine by Annie Sloan (2018). Find stockist at AnnieSloan.com.
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American Originals by William Abranowicz (Vendome, 2108)
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Steven Gambrel: Perspective by Steven Gambrel, photography by Eric Piasecki (Rizzoli, 2018)
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