Three Texas design books hitting selves soon demonstrate the diversity and talent in the state’s creative community. Explore these tomes for your coffee table or beyond.
FRENCH ACCENTS: FARMHOUSE FRENCH STYLE FOR TODAY’S HOME
Available in May, the second edition of the 2015 book by Round Top blogger Anita Joyce of Cedar Hill Farmhouse offers fresh insights for designing with joie de vivre–from scouring markets and integrating found objects to painting, distressing and slipcovering furniture–all while deftly interweaving guidelines, tutorials and beautiful imagery.
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CAROLYN WESTBROOK: VINTAGE FRENCH STYLE: HOMES & GARDENS INSPIRED BY A LOVE OF FRANCE
Parisian influence also reigns supreme in Chatfield, where designer Carolyn Westbrook blends her southern heritage with her love of French vintage. Her sixth book, out in April, presents a photographic tour of 10 homes–including her own family plantation–comprising close-ups of vignettes and tips for achieving the same look.
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WEIRD HOMES: THE PEOPLE AND PLACES THAT KEEP AUSTIN STRANGELY WONDERFUL
David J. Neff and Chelle Neff
The couple behind the Weird Homes Tour compiled this read, freshly out in February, that honors the same houses that influenced them to form the start-up in 2014. From Austin’s most unusual historic residences to abodes in the treetops–many hand-built– elements from each are sure to inspire, if not entertain.