Favorite Design Books of 2009

Roundup

With 2010 almost here and a bit more time for last-minute shopping, I thought it would be appropriate to share a few of my favorite design books published this year.

There are so many great design resources on the web (obviously!) but it's a treat to thumb through these beautifully illustrated over-sized books. (Not to mention you can't gift the web.) The styles range from the ultra glamorous, HUE, to the rustic interiors of, Romantic Irish Homes, all celebrating excellent design and offering outstanding eye candy.

1 The Find by Stan Williams, 240 pages, $19

2 Romantic Irish Homes by Robert O'bryne Shaw, 175 pages, $27

3 Perfect English Cottage by Ros Byam, 192 pages, $24

4 Shabby Chic Interiors: My Rooms, Treasures and Trinkets by Rachel Ashwell, 190 pages, $24

5 HUE by Kelly Wearstler, 288 pages, $33