Design & Decor Books

The Best of 2010

Even the most die-hard design blog addict will admit there is something special about flipping through the pages of a real, tangible book on home design. Throughout the year we have posted on a host of books about the home — from inspirational (and "aspirational") glossy tomes to instructional and downright technical guidebooks.

I know most of you are fatigued by talk of "last-minute gift ideas" during "this holiday season" but I can't help add that many of these books do indeed make terrific and relatively low-risk presents. Not only do they help inspire and educate you but many of these books actually look pretty on the coffee table.

FIRST ROW
1 12 Design Lifestyle Books to Give and Get: Roundup
2 Apartment Therapy's Big Book of Small, Cool Spaces
3 IKEA, The Book
4 Resources for Learning More About Antiques
5 Downtown Chic by Robert and Cortney Novogratz Book Review

SECOND ROW
6 Book Love: American Fashion Designers at Home
7 9 Gift-Worthy Books About Home
8 Your Favorite Advice from Design Books
9 5 Books of Self-Sufficiency In The Home
10 10 Good Books for Architecture Enthusiasts

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