Dear Santa....

As a decor aficionado {that's what Margot Austin called me, and I am sticking with it!} a fabulous gift to find under the tree would be a fantabulous decor book!

Yesterday while waiting for my son, I hung out at Chapters and sat on the floor of the decor book section and just poured over books. 

Am I the only one who sits on the floor of the bookstore? 

Here are a few lovelies that I would want under the tree.

Santa are you listening?

A book full of photos of spaces with black and white palettes!!
YES please!


Timeless classic.

Couldn't resist this book, the edges of the pages are an iridescent orange!

And a few other lovelies....

This isn't decor book but would be a perfect coffee table book.

And this one would also be so fun to have. 
Could stand to brush up on my manners.

{All images from Amazon Canada}

What books would you like under your tree?

XO Barbara


  1. I'd love to get the Vogue covers book as well, it's on my pinterest wish list already.
    Thanks for adding me to the roll!

  2. I'm hoping for the new Design*Sponge book, Decorate, & The Perfectly Imperfect Home :) Celerie Kemble's book looks gorgeous too!

  3. Funny, I posted my wish list today as well although I'm a fair bit greedier than you apparently:)

  4. I love coffee table books - if it has great pictures, I'm in. Definitely hoping to find a few of these under the tree this year :)

  5. oh, yes, books! Chapters gift cards all around! Woohoo!

  6. Yes, I agree... Dear Santa!

    You've got some great picks on your list :-)

    But I still want your boots!

  7. I love decor books! If the Celerie Kemble book is as beautiful as her fabrics then I think I'll take that one!!

  8. DEAR SANTA - One of each pretty please!

  9. Some great choices. I just bought the perfectly imperfect home and love it. Can't wait to actually sit down and read it over the holidays. Hope Santa is listening to your wish list.

  10. I LOVE sitting on the floor at Chapter's- do it at least once a week. My list this year is 90% books so I can relate- I'd love Black & White too- my top book wish item is the new Louboutin book but she's tres $$.

  11. I want all of these too Barbara! Great list :)
    Nancy xo

  12. Love your choices! More to add to list... :)

  13. You are definitely not the only one who sits on the floor of Chapters in the decor section! You will quite often find me there on Sunday afternoons. Love these picks, and would add "Home Design" from the Nest.

  14. I would take any of these and be happy with them. All totally lovely and interesting.

    Joanne from

  15. great books! I love decorating with coffee table books, and these are some I'm coveting!

  16. great picks...cant wait to find out which ones Santa brings you!!! ;)

  17. Ooo. What a great idea for a post. I hope you get (and review) The Perfectly Imperfect Home and Thomas O'Brien's book. I still don't have the Domino book of decorating. I think I'll place that at the top of my list.

  18. Good News!! I just returned from Christmas shopping at HomeSense and they have the first two books on your list!!!


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