Books & Blogs

Books from a few first-time designers-turned-authors are among this fall's offerings.

Elements of Style: Designing A Home & A Life

Erin Gates
Simon & Schuster
October 2014
336 pages, $35

Rising interior designer Erin Gates is publishing her first book Elements of Style: Designing A Home & A Life. Based on her uber-popular go-to blog of the same name, the book is chock full of design inspiration and advice on how to decorate a home that truly reflects your personality and style. More than just a design tome of beautifully illustrated interiors (there are those as well), Gates gives an intensely personal account of her personal struggles, renovation disasters, and secrets for starting such a successful blog. The book is organized by room by room and features both Erin’s home as well as her clients. From choosing a sofa to decorating a nursery, lots of practical advice abounds. And the extensive Resource and Shopping Guide at the end of the book is highly useful for any designer’s Rolodex.

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