Surprise your favorite design aficionado with one of these under the tree and you're guaranteed to be rewarded with a gigantic smile.
1. Tony Duquette
Not a new book, but my favorite design book of all time. Hands down, one of the most inspiring designers of all time. I LOVE THIS BOOK!
2. High Style
A glossy, glam effort from the masters of glossy and glam, L.A.'s Ron Woodson and Jaime Rummerfield. Another one of my favorites, this is filled with colorful, over-the-top vignettes from the pair's fabulous California shop, as well as some of their memorable design projects that include the home of former Seattleite Courtney Love.
An exploration of the hot hot hot Regency style from a historical perspective, written by one of the leading experts on the period (who also has a great new blog, BTW)
7. The New Traditional
A wonderful first book from the new master of cool, serene interiors (and former lawyer!) Darryl Carter.
8. Charlotte Moss: A Flair for Living
A beautiful book from tastemaker extraordinaire Charlotte Moss.