Utah Style and Design

Home and Garden Inspires A Stack of Must-Read Decorating Books

June 7, 2018

Displayed on your table or stacked on your shelves, decorating books say a lot about your personal style, interests and love for home and garden. Here are our editor’s picks of a few inspiring titles we discovered around town.

1. Secret Gardens by Alain Le Toquin

“The creation of a garden has to transform not only the site but also the person who lives there; otherwise it serves no purpose.”



Glass House, SLC

2. The Finer Things by Christiane Lemieux

“Quality in what we live with affects the quality of our lives. And we all deserve to live beautifully.”

Clarkson Potter


Alice Lane Home Collection, SLC

3. Poetry of Place by Bobby McAlpine and Susan Sully

“When the world does not look the way it should to our hearts, we need to create one that does.”


Dunker Beal Interior Design, SLC

Editor’s Choice:
“[Poetry in Place] has inspired design, gorgeous photos and is an engaging read.” -Brad Mee, Editor, Utah Style and Design magazine.

4. The Artisanal Home by Jorge Almada and Anne-Marie Midy

“…an object that has the thumbprint of the artisan has an expressiveness that cannot be replicated by machine-made products.”



Alice Lane Home Collection, SLC

5. Veranda Entertaining by Clinton Smith

“The element of surprise is fantastic for your guests, but as the host with the most, you don’t want to be the one surprised.”



Cactus & Tropicals, SLC

6. The Inspired Home by Karen Lehrman Bloch

“Truly connecting with our homes can have an extraordinary effect on our psyches. It can calm us, strengthen us, help us put our values in order.”


Harper Design


Details, SLC

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