What’s glossy, heavy and read all over? These newly released coffee table volumes from Rizzoli featuring inspiration from brilliant designers and tastemakers. One of my favorite hostess gifts to give is a gorgeous book that reflects her taste, ordered with two-day shipping from Prime and wrapped in a satin bow. To find a coffee table under the tree is thrilling too—a reason to linger in lounge wear a little longer, glass of wine in hand, savoring every page of your new tome somewhere between Christmas and New Years.
Get a head start on your holiday gifting with one of these Stuffy Muffy-approved titles, satin ribbon sold separately:
Pore over room after room of Kasler’s recent projects featuring an elegant yet approachable slant grounded in selectivity. Her reflections on topics such as living with art and creating a welcoming haven for guests make Edited Style an essential edition to any design enthusiast’s library. ($49.83)
Celebrated designer Stewart Manger gives readers a glimpse into his sure-handed approach to interiors that seamlessly melds the contemporary and the Old World in a fresh way. Manger’s past apprenticeships with blue chip decorators David Easton, Bunny Williams, and David Kleinberg are evident in his original rooms. (Romancing the Home, $45.01)
David Jimenez creates French-inspired interiors that we all aspire to and in this book he imparts ideas and inspiration for how to achieve this charming verve. Tangible takeaways such as selecting chic paint colors and setting an elegant table are sprinkled in and a directory featuring the designer’s favorite flea markets, antiques dealers, and art galleries in Paris and New York will have readers booking a trip pronto. (Parisian by Design, $49.50)
I devour anything by Alex Hitz—he’s talented, witty and here to impart all his hosting prowess. The renowned chef and top-selling cookbook author returns with a spectacular array of more than one hundred classic yet contemporary dishes from hors d’oeuvre to desserts. (Occasions to Celebrate, $45)
The Ultimate Bath by Waterworks cofounder Barbara Sallick devotes its elegantly illustrated chapters to the most luxuriously designed bathrooms from an illustrious cast of today’s top architects and decorators including Ray Booth, Gil Schafer, McAlpine, Miles Redd, and Suzanne Kasler. These are baths that, while grounded in timeless elements, surprise and enchant. A must for anyone renovating! ($60)