Books for Your Home & Decor Reading List

Take in homes and décor ranging from contemporary to luxe in this collection of titles.

1Collected Interiors: Rooms That Tell a Story

Designer Philip Mitchell reveals his talent for blending collections, family heirlooms, contemporary art and accessories in visually creative environments. The classicism of Mitchell’s style is on display in these homes, where he incorporates a wide-ranging mix of antiques, vintage collectibles, and contemporary pieces—everything from inherited furniture collections to modern art—in rooms that are filled with memories and warmth. Brilliant photographs take readers on a tour of nine homes, ranging from an elegant Upper East Side pied-à-terre to a classic cottage on the water in Nova Scotia. ($55.00, Rizzoli)

2The New Traditional

In his new book, Barclay Butera shares 13 homes where heritage pieces blend alongside distinctive furnishings, tone-on-tone textiles, and bold textures. Butera emphasizes the power of living in a beautiful environment and surrounding yourself with the things you love. ($50.00, Gibbs Smith)

3Rocky Mountain Modern: Contemporary Alpine Homes

With his just-published title, Writer John Gendall presents a collection of inspiring modern residences set within the stunning landscapes of the Rockies. Perched on cliffsides or nestled into verdant valleys, with expansive picture windows framing breathtaking vistas and natural materials such as wood and stone interpreted in new ways, these homes reveal modern living in the mountains. ($50.00, The Monacelli Press)

4Still – The Slow Home

With her second book, writer Natalie Walton explores the central ideas of the slow movement, and how we can adapt them to make positive change in our homes. With a journey that spans twenty homes across the world, Walton and photographer Chris Warnes show us that there are many paths to create more sustainable spaces. Each story is different, but home is at the heart of all of them. ($42.00, Hardie Grant)