Books to Give to Design Lovers and DIYers: Part 2

Last year the team at Hirshfield’s got into the holiday spirit and compiled a list of some of our favorite books for design lovers and DIYers to share with our readers for some holiday shopping inspiration. We’ll we’ve decided to play the role of Santa’s Little Helpers again this year, as we bring you our employees’ favorite design and DIY books, part 2!

This book brings together the world’s top designers and leading décor experts including Kelly Wearstler, Amy Butler, Jonathan Adler, and many others to share over 1,000 tips, ideas, and solutions for every room and every budget. Written and compiled by Holly Becker, founder of the hugely popular design blog Decor8, and Joanna Copestick, acclaimed lifestyle writer.


Pantone: the 20th Century In Color
Pantone, the worldwide color authority, invites you on a rich visual tour of 100 transformative years. Longtime Pantone collaborators and color gurus Leatrice Eiseman and Keith Recker identify more than 200 touchstone works of art, products, décor, and fashion, and carefully match them with 80 different official PANTONE Color palettes to reveal the trends, radical shifts, and resurgences of various hues.


The Perfectly Imperfect Home: How to Decorate and Live Well
Just a few well-considered items can completely change the feel of your space, and The Perfectly Imperfect Home, from founding editor in chief of domino magazine Deborah Needleman, reveals them all. Ranging from classics such as “A Really Good Sofa” and “Pretty Table Settings” to unusual surprises like “A Bit of Quirk” and “Cozifications,” the essential elements of style are treated in witty and wonderfully useful little essays. You’ll learn what to look for, whether you are at a flea market or a fancy boutique—or just mining what you already own.


Florence Broadhurst: Her Secret & Extraordinary Lives
Recognized worldwide for her groundbreaking wallpaper patterns, this enigmatic Australian left behind a trove of exquisite work, brilliantly displayed here in the first-ever authorized biography of the design icon. Kate Spade is even using Florence Broadhurst designs.


Design*Sponge at Home
Can’t get enough of Design*Sponge? Then check out Design*Sponge at Home. It’s packed with nearly 400 pages of inspirational photos, decorating tips and tricks, and easy-to-follow craft instructions.


By DwellStudio Founder & Creative Director, Christiane Lemieux.  Lemieux challenges tradition in a quintessentially American way, championing a fresh, unconventional approach to creating a beautiful and comfortable home.


2 Responses
  1. Marsha

    I agree. I checked Design*Sponge out from the library so I could spend some time with it and decided it was worth purchasing. Love the “before and afters,” DIY projects and excellent photos.

    UNDECORATE was loved by all at the Hirshfield’s Design Studio and I think two or three of them were buying the book for themselves. I have yet to spend time paging through it.

    Thanks for the comment.

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