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On My Bookshelf: The Big New Yorker Book of Dogs

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If you have a dog, know a dog, or love a dog, then you are sure to find joy in this collection from the New Yorker. The literary collection starts off with an introduction from Malcom Gladwell and is comprised of nearly 400 pages about tales (no pun intended) of man’s best friend. Inside you will find hilarious and heartwarming stories, poems and illustrations from some of the world’s greatest literary artists. These memories both real and imaginary will make you laugh, cry, and appreciate your moments with that furry friend. $45, Random House. 

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On My Bookshelf: Artful Decoration Interiors

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Andrew Fisher and Jeffry Weisman have created an unmistakable style all their own. The new coffee table book Artful Decorations makes just as big of a statement as any of their creations. In 224 pages, beautiful photographs of their best work capture the glamorous and sometimes extravagant nature of the spaces they design.
In the foreword, Jeffry Weisman explains how their “style” is merely a combination of their experiences, travels, and love for detail and hand-craftsmanship. Take a step back from the world of mass production and dive into the glamorous and elegant homes of Fisher Weisman and discover their inspiration.

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Antique plate glass and a faux-bois trim add warmth and light to this interesting room.

1 Antique plate glass and a faux-bois trim add warmth and light to this interesting room.

This whimsical chandeleir is encrusted with seashells, quartz crystal beads, and vintage shattered-acrylic balls.

2 This whimsical chandeleir is encrusted with seashells, quartz crystal beads, and vintage shattered-acrylic balls.

Small details make all the difference, as with this lovely end table encrusted with shells and small, delicate stones.

3 Small details make all the difference, as with this lovely end table encrusted with shells and small, delicate stones.

A collection of Moroccan lanterns hung at different heights makes this dining room animated and unique.

4 A collection of Moroccan lanterns hung at different heights makes this dining room animated and unique.

Designers Andrew Fisher and Jeffry Weisman blend classic ideas with exotic and fresh details, bringing warmth, glamour, and impeccable taste to all of their projects.

5 Designers Andrew Fisher and Jeffry Weisman blend classic ideas with exotic and fresh details, bringing warmth, glamour, and impeccable taste to all of their projects.

$50, The Monacelli Press 

On My Bookshelf: Designers at Home: Personal Reflections on Stylish Living

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If you have ever wondered about the home of your favorite interior designer, then Ronda Rice Carman has brought your dreams to life. In her new book, Designers at Home: Personal Reflections on Stylish Living, Ronda ventures into the homes of 50 renowned designers. Readers are transported around the globe to discover what inspires leading figures in interior design. Immerse yourself in the luxurious detail of Martyn Lawrence Bullard’s Hollywood home or discover the bright, Pop artwork in Suzanne and Christopher Sharp’s Notting Hill Victorian townhouse.

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Suzanne and Christopher Sharp love adding eclectic layers of patterns and prints as well as bold color combinations and shocking juxtapositions.

1 Suzanne and Christopher Sharp love adding eclectic layers of patterns and prints as well as bold color combinations and shocking juxtapositions.

This Sag Harbor kitchen is airy and open, perfect for inspiring fresh, summery dinner menus.

2 This Sag Harbor kitchen is airy and open, perfect for inspiring fresh, summery dinner menus.

This wall of hooks in Eric Hughes and Nathan Turner's Malibu home is both practical and decorative, and wards off clutter.

3 This wall of hooks in Eric Hughes and Nathan Turner's Malibu home is both practical and decorative, and wards off clutter.

This comfortable room with built-in book shelves and Moroccan poufs was designed for lounging, but design elements from all over the world give it a cultured feel.

4 This comfortable room with built-in book shelves and Moroccan poufs was designed for lounging, but design elements from all over the world give it a cultured feel.

Bunny Williams' beautiful Connecticut home brings nature inside; her love of gardening is reflected in light, roomy spaces that incorporate fragrant shrubs and plants.

5 Bunny Williams' beautiful Connecticut home brings nature inside; her love of gardening is reflected in light, roomy spaces that incorporate fragrant shrubs and plants.

The varied collection of oil paintings and portraits in Jay Jeffers' San Francisco dining room blend contemporary with antique and lend an eclectic and somewhat quirky air to the space.

6 The varied collection of oil paintings and portraits in Jay Jeffers' San Francisco dining room blend contemporary with antique and lend an eclectic and somewhat quirky air to the space.

The foreword is written by none other than Martha Stewart. Martha emphasizes the importance of the home as a refuge and the ways that each designer defines personal style. $45, Rizzoli