House & Home

Last Updated: June 28, 2024

Design Happy: Colorful Homes for the Modern Family by Betsy Wentz; foreword by Tori Mellott

In her first book, interior designer Betsy Wentz shares 13 fabulous family homes. The book is really a practical design guide for anyone who may not want–or simply cannot afford–to hire an interior designer. The story of each home includes color studies, design lessons, and pro tips, plus plenty of practical advice for anyone who might face similar challenges.

Embrace Your Space: Organizing Ideas and Stylish Upgrades for Every Room on any Budget by Katie Holdefehr, photography by Genevieve Garruppo

Organize and style your home using home-decorating and organization expert Katie Holdefehr’s modern, chic, and simple-to-achieve design tips and tricks. Whether giving a studio apartment a makeover to maximize every inch of space for storage, creating a functional and streamlined kitchen, or revamping a bedroom into a relaxing sanctuary, home design expert Katie Holdefehr will be your personal designer throughout each step in Embrace Your Space.

Remodelista Low-Impact Living: the Low-Impact Home by Margot Guralnick & Fan Winston

Remodelista Low-Impact Living: The Low-Impact Home
by Margot Guralnick & Fan Winston

Low-impact living is about making thoughtful, eco-friendly choices in your home. But being sustainable doesn’t have to mean sacrificing style. That’s where Remodelista comes in. In this comprehensive guide, they decode the secrets to creating a home that’s good for the planet-and totally livable.

Big Thrift Energy: the Art and Thrill of Finding Vintage Treasures- Plus Tips for Making Old Feel New by Virginia Chamlee

Part resource, part inspiration, Big Thrift Energy is a comprehensive guide that offers tips for thrifting that you never knew you needed: How to shop for the good stuff, how to upcycle and style vintage treasures in your home, and even advice for flipping your most-coveted items to turn a profit.

The Money-Saving Gardener: Create Your Dream Garden at a Fraction of the Cost by Anya Lautenbach

Learn how to repurpose what you have and give new life to second-hand garden furniture; discover savvy cheats to keep hard landscaping costs low; and boost your plant collection for next to nothing with seed-saving and propagation hacks. Reveals the plants that will give you the best long-term value for money, tips for choosing the varieties that will thrive in your garden year after year, and projects for making the most of your propagated cuttings and seedlings.

Designing Gardens with Flora of the American East by Carolyn Summers and Kate Brittenham

Designing Gardens with Flora of the American East
by Carolyn Summers and Kate Brittenham

This revised edition, co-authored with daughter and landscape designer Kate Brittenham, provides guidance on recent research that targets the use of the most important native plants, the most effective ways to use them, and explores issues with cultivars and exotic plants. This edition is further enhanced with new graphic designs and improved plant lists to make native plants more accessible to a wider audience. The authors hope this book will support the many well-intentioned efforts to transition from laws and restore formerly invaded properties with these simple, beautiful landscaping solutions.