Spring has sprung in Birmingham, and if you’re like us, you have that itch to refresh your home. Whether you live in a large home in the suburbs or a cozy apartment in the city, home is not only a respite from the world - it now might be a workplace or even a school. Nowadays it’s that much more important for our homes to calm and inspire us. These books can provide some of that inspiration, or you may just want them to brighten up your coffee table.
More Beautiful: All American Decoration
Mark Sikes, Rizzoli, $40.45
Following up the success of his book Beautiful, Mark Sikes brings us his unique take on modern, California design. His book is a celebration of American style today, showcasing chic and accessible ideas for every home. We can’t get enough of his blue and white interiors.
And be sure to follow Mark on Instagram @marksikes if for no other reason than to see his adorable French bulldog, Poppy.
A Year at Clove Brook Farm: Gardening, Tending Flocks, Keeping Bees, Collecting Antiques, and Entertaining Friends
Christopher Spitzmiller, Rizzoli, $45
Dreaming of living on a farm? Organized into four seasonal sections starting with spring and ending with winter, Spitzmiller will have you ready to pack up and head to the countryside. “Filled with tips on creating beautiful seasonal flower arrangements, living with animals, and garden planning, this is a wonderful resource and gift for anyone longing for farmstead living.” @christopherspitzmiller.
Garden Secrets of Bunny Mellon
Gibbs Smith, $32
If you’re as obsessed as we are with the grande dame of garden design, then this beautiful book is for you. Featuring some of her most famous gardens (including those at the White House), the book also contains more personal reflections and anecdotes.
Arriving Home: A Gracious Southern Welcome
James Farmer, Gibbs Smith, $45
Farmer brings the outdoors in with his use of pattern and vibrant color. For those of you bored with all white interiors, Arriving Home will bring you that inspiration you’re looking for. From the cover to the last page, you’ll find ideas for your own Southern home. @jamesfarmerinc.