I am pretty excited to share a couple of new books with you today while I head out to the cottage to enjoy a beautiful summer day and spend time with my mom (Happy Mother's Day Mom!!).
The first one I was REALLY stoked to receive, as it was written by a fellow blogger. Maryam Montague has been living in Morocco for several years now and it is because of her and her blog MyMarrakesh.com that I have fallen in love with the country of Morocco and especially it's absolutely gorgeous interiors and architecture. The textures and colours are mesmerizing and such beautiful inspirational decor. Maryam's book, MARRAKESH BY DESIGN, (Artisan Books, May 2012), is filled with wonderful photos that she took herself (several are of her own home and boutique hotel called the Peacock Pavilions) and gives quite an introduction to the Moroccan culture and elements of decor they are so well known for. I even busted out my vintage Moroccan wedding blanket Jo sent me as a wedding gift to use as a backdrop for the photos I took of the book. (That blanket is SO gorgeous and one of my prized possessions). I can't wait to devour every word and photo of this book - I think I'll bring it to the cottage. :) Congrats Maryam - you should be so proud of this book! P.S. Maryam's home is featured in this month's Lonny and last month's Elle Decor!
This next one I unfortunately didn't receive a review copy of but the photos that we were sent were so great I had to show you all so you could get your hands on a copy of this book too. The Emmy Award-winning television producer formerly of The Oprah Winfrey Show and Nate Berkus Show - and fellow blogger Janet Lee is soon to release her first book, Living in a Nutshell (Harper Collins). Living in a Nutshell was inspired by Janet's professional and personal experiences having made a home in over a dozen pocket-sized spaces over the past 20 years.From this sneak peak I'd say this book is one to look out for.