“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.
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Favorite Gift Books of 2018
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Color Me Floral: Stunning Monochromatic Arrangements for Every Season by Kiana Underwood (Chronicle Books 2018).
See the Flower Q&A with Kiana Underwood.
Design & Style: A Constant Thread by Carolyn Roehm (Rizzoli 2018)
Wreaths: With How-To Tutorials by Laura Dowling (Stichting Kunstboak 2018). See Dowling's how-to for a lime wreath with holly and berries.
The Gardens of Bunny Mellon by Linda Holden (Vendome 2018). See Flower's book review.
Inspired Design: The 100 Most Important Interior Designers of the Past 100 Years by Jennifer Boles (Vendome, 2018). See Flower's book review.
Second Bloom: Cathy Graham's Art of the Table by Alexis Clark (Vendome 2017). See Flower's feature on Cathy Graham.
Dream Design Live by Paloma Contreras (Abrams 2018). 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). See Flower's book review.
Island Hopping: Amanda Lindroth Design (Vendome 2018). See the Flower Q&A with Amanda Lindroth.
Martha's Flowers by Martha Stewart and Kevin Sharkey (Clarkson Potter 2018). See Flower's book review.
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.
May I Come In? Discovering the World in Other People's Houses by Wendy Goodman (Abrams 2018)
Florists to the Field by Garden District (Southerly Media 2018). See some of Erick New and Greg Campbell's designs from the book.
Nathan Turner’s I Love California by Nathan Turner (Abrams 2018). See Flower's book review.
Desert Gardens of Steve Martino by Caren Yglesias, photographed by Steve Gunter (Monacelli Press 2018). See the Flower Q&A with Steve Martino.
Evocative Interiors by Ray Booth, foreword by Bobby McAlpine (Rizzoli New York 2018). See the Flower Q&A with Ray Booth.
Peonies: Beautiful Varieties for Home & Garden by Jane Eastoe and Georgianna Lane (Gibbs Smith 2018). See Flower's gallery of peony arrangements.
India Hicks: A Slice of England, photography by Miguel Flores-Vianna (Rizzoli New York 2018). See Flower's book review.
City Green: Public Gardens of New York by Jane Garmey, photography by Mick Hales (The Monacelli Press 2018). See Flower's book review.
Charlotte Moss Entertains (Rizzoli New York, 2018). See Flower's book review.
Listen to the Land: Creating a Southern Woodland Garden by Louise Agee Wrinkle (PMT Publishing Inc 2018)
Dior and His Decorators: Victor Grandpierre, Georges Geffroy, and the New Look by Maureen Footer (Vendome 2018)
Isabel López-Quesada At Home by Isabel López-Quesada (Vendome Press 2018)
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