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My All Time Favorite Home Decorating Book + Other Favorites!

by | Apr 30, 2020 | Decorating Inspiration, feature | 7 comments

My All Time Favorite Home Decorating Book + Other Favorites!

It’s rare for me to find a home style book that I love and resonate with every photo, but I have found one that I drool over literally every single page. Trust me, if you like the same style of homes I do, you’ll want this book! Let me give you a peek inside!

Of course, there are many lovely books that I inspire me in different ways and in different seasons, so I’ll share a bunch of them today, including the one that has me so smitten right now!

My All Time Favorite Home Decorating Book + Other Favorites!


The book I am going to highlight today is not exactly a “decorating book” (it’s not about “how to decorate”) but it’s more of an interior and exterior “architecture” book. The most perfect architecture ever. In my opinion :). It totally speaks to my home-by-the-sea loving heart. I LOVE THIS BOOK SO MUCH!

The book is called Timeless and if you’re like me, you’ll want this book on your coffee table so you can look at it every single day.

Many of the houses are grand and the architectural features might be beyond what most people have (at least where I live!) but don’t let that stop you. If you are into this kind of charm and character or if you fancy the idea of living in Nantucket or Martha’s Vineyard, this is the book for you. There is just so much inspiration in it!

I will wait so you can order it real quick in case it goes out of stock (click here to get it!). Grab a copy for yourself as a way to visit the most glorious homes without leaving your couch, since we can’t leave home anyway. Make it a quarantine gift. I bought it for my mom for Mother’s day (I had it delivered early because I couldn’t wait for her to have it!).

My All Time Favorite Home Decorating Book + Other Favorites!

I’ve decided I most definitely need to plan a trip (when it’s safe to travel again!) to Martha’s Vineyard, Cape Cod, Nantucket, etc. I’ve wanted to go for years and this quarantine has stirred up that desire even more.

Here are some peeks into the pages of this book, and then scroll down to find more of my favorite home books!

My All Time Favorite Home Decorating Book + Other Favorites!
My All Time Favorite Home Decorating Book + Other Favorites!
My All Time Favorite Home Decorating Book + Other Favorites!
My All Time Favorite Home Decorating Book + Other Favorites!
My All Time Favorite Home Decorating Book + Other Favorites!
My All Time Favorite Home Decorating Book + Other Favorites!
My All Time Favorite Home Decorating Book + Other Favorites!
My All Time Favorite Home Decorating Book + Other Favorites!
My All Time Favorite Home Decorating Book + Other Favorites!
My All Time Favorite Home Decorating Book + Other Favorites!
Timeless (click here to grab a copy)
My All Time Favorite Home Decorating Book + Other Favorites!
My All Time Favorite Home Decorating Book + Other Favorites!

My other favorite decorating books:

I love looking at all kinds of decorating books! I even enjoy looking through some that feature different styles than my own. They give me fresh ideas or help me think outside what is trendy right now so I can create my own unique look. I love to look through each photo to find an interesting take away or something that inspires me, even if the room itself might not be just like my own.

These three books are some of my favorites to read, study and enjoy:

A Place to Call Home: Tradition, Style, and Memory in the New American House

One Man’s Folly: The Exceptional Houses of Furlow Gatewood

Beautiful: All American Decorating and Timeless Style

And here are even more favorite decor books (some from my blogger friends and two of my own books!):

My All Time Favorite Home Decorating Book + Other Favorites!

Those are just a few faves but definitely not a comprehensive list! If I left any out or you have other books you think me or other TIR readers might enjoy, let me know in the comments and maybe I’ll add them here!

You can find all of my books on the home here!

7 Comments

  1. Robin Y.

    I took my husband on a surprise get-away to Cape Cod for his 50th last fall. While the whole of Cape Cod was lovely (the architecture, flowers, and the ocean views), I adored the township of Falmouth. We stumbled upon it while in search of lunch, and it was one of the highlights of our trip. Be sure to visit Maison Villatte and the chocolate/ ice cream shop a few doors down. The ferry to Martha’s Vineyard is wonderful! Have a plan for transportation before you reach the island. The Gingerbread House district there is so charming! You will love it!

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  2. Debbie Keith

    What a dreamy book!! Yes, I can tell it’s “me” to a T. So, hubby just ordered it for my birthday. ; ) Oh goodness, after being married 37 years, we’re so practical but I can’t wait to get it in the mail in a few days. Thank you, Melissa, for sharing this with us!

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  3. LORI

    Thank you for recommending the book Timeless. I received it today and will enjoy many hours pouring through this beautiful book. I am so happy you pointed this out to your readers, I would have had no idea it was out there. I appreciate all of your tips and recommendations and have ordered quite a few things that I saw on your blog.

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    • Melissa @ The Inspired Room

      Isn’t it wonderful? I’m so glad you trusted the recommendation and can enjoy it as much as I do!

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  4. michele

    great list! the two i go back to again and again, for different reasons, are “beekman 1802 style” and nate berkus’ “the things that matter.” another that is both a great story AND great design is thom filicia’s “american beauty.”

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