In The BNOTP Library: The Bee Cottage Story

It's not often a decorating book comes with a great story...this one does.   In the BNOTP Library: The Bee Cottage Story Author: Frances Schultz 3 Things I Like About This Book: I've had this book on my wish list ever since I blogged about France Schultz adorable Bee Cottage here: France Schulz Decorated Bee Cottage and Herself Back to Happiness. It had completely sold out and was … [Read more...]




In The BNOTP Library: Cottage Style

Cottage Style: Ideas and Projects for Your World by Jerri Farris and Tim Himsel   In the BNOTP Library: Cottage Style  Author: Jerri Farris and Tim Himsel 3 Things I Like About This Book: This book is for the crafter or DIYer who loves making or refurbishing treasures for their cottage home. Cottage Style contains detailed directions for making 30+ projects including several … [Read more...]




In The BNOTP Library: At Home With Country

Christina Strutt, a former stylist for vogue and the shop owner of Cabbages & Roses in Chelsea, London, is the author of several beautiful books including the one I'm sharing from my library today.   In the BNOTP Library: At Home With Country Author: Christina Strutt 3 Things I Like About This Book: I love a lot of different decorating styles and the beautiful homes featured … [Read more...]




In The BNOTP Library: Second Home: Find Your Place in the Fun

Have you ever longed for a second home, a place to head out to for the weekends or for a little vacation? The book I'm sharing today is one I purchased back in January 2008 when I was right in the middle of adding two porches to my home: a small front porch and a screened-in porch. It must have been the wonderful porch on the cover that drew me in, well that and all the great reviews.   In … [Read more...]




In The BNOTP Library: Cottage Retreats

After featuring Frances Schultz's wonderful Bee Cottage yesterday, I knew just the book to share with you in the next BNOTP Library post. This one's perfect for anyone who loves a cozy cottage home.   In the BNOTP Library: Cottage Retreats by Lisa Jill Schlang Author: Lisa Jill Schlang   3 Things I Like About This Book: This book features all types of beautiful cottages. … [Read more...]




In The BNOTP Library: Nantucket Island Living

I have several books about Nantucket and this is definitely one of my faves. Photography is stunning and this is a large book that's beautiful to display during the summer months on a coffee table or other prominent spot in your home.   In the BNOTP Library: Nantucket Island Living Author: Leslie Linsley   3 Things I Like About This Book: The inside of this large book is … [Read more...]




In The BNOTP Library: Cottages

After touring such an adorable cottage home in yesterday's post about an English cottage named, Pixie Nook, the book I'm sharing today follows well with its mix of whimsy and cottage charm.   In the BNOTP Library: Cottages by Brian D. Coleman Author: Brian D. Coleman   3 Things I Like About This Book: I have several "cottage" books and this is definitely one of my faves. … [Read more...]




In The BNOTP Library: Nantucket Garden and Houses

After touring Sarah's lovely island cottage yesterday, it's time to share a favorite book filled with beautiful homes and gardens on another well-loved island.   In the BNOTP Library: Nantucket: Gardens and Houses Author: Virginia Scott Heard 3 Things I Like About This Book: Great photography with tons of close-ups. Plenty of antiques and nautical, ship-themed art, paintings, … [Read more...]




In The BNOTP Library: Mary Emmerling’s Romantic Country

Today I'm sharing another book by one of my favorite design authors, Mary Emmerling. This was a book recommended to me by a BNOTP reader last year after I featured Mary's book about beach cottages. It's very different from her beach cottage book and a great addition to my decor library.   In the BNOTP Library: Mary Emmerling's Romantic Country: Style That's Straight from the Heart Author: … [Read more...]




In The BNOTP Library: Cape Cod Gardens and Houses by Taylor Lewis

After listening to The Outermost House on my drive home from Ohio yesterday, I have Cape Cod on the brain. I only have one book about that area and each time I read it, I have a great longing to see it in person.   In the BNOTP Library: Cape Cod: Gardens and Houses Author: by Taylor Lewis   3 Things I Like About This Book: Tons and tons of wonderful pictures of the gardens … [Read more...]




In The BNOTP Library: Flea Market Decorating

After our trip to A Classy Flea on Friday, I knew just the book to share from my decor library!   In the BNOTP Library: Flea Market Decorating: Creating Style with Vintage Finds (Better Homes & Gardens) Author: Vicki Ingham Love rummaging through a thrift store of flea market in search of an undiscovered treasure? This book offers great ideas for seeing those flea market finds in … [Read more...]




In The BNOTP Library: The Well-Set Table

Every year the Atlanta Botanical Gardens hosts a garden tour called Gardens for Connoisseurs. It's always on Mother's Day weekend and for many, many years, Ryan Gainey's beautiful cottage garden has been on the tour. His garden has been a staple of the tour, a garden you could always count would be there to enjoy. The last time I took the tour, I was told it would no longer be included each year. I was … [Read more...]




In The BNOTP Library: California Cottages

Yesterday we toured a wonderful California home with tons of cottage style. The book I'm sharing today is all about cottage living in California, covering mountain cottages to beach cottages and everything in between.   In the BNOTP Library: California Cottages: Interior Design, Architecture, and Style Author: Diane Dorrans Saeks Hardcover: 176 pages   3 Things I Like About … [Read more...]




In The BNOTP Library: Cottages On The Coast

I have beach cottage living on my mind after our tour of a wonderful beach house this morning. If you missed that tour, you'll find it here: Beach Cottage Overflowing With Charm   In the BNOTP Library: Cottages on the Coast: Fair Harbors and Secret Shores Author: Linda Leigh Paul Hardcover: 224 pages Book Size: 8.7 x 9.1 x 1.2 inches   3 Things I Like About This Book: If … [Read more...]




In the BNOTP Library: Perfect English Cottage

Having just featured a book depicting lots of wonderful rooms decorated in English style, I couldn't resist sharing another one of my favorite English design books. You may remember when I featured the book, Perfect English by Ros Byam Shaw. Last summer I was excited to discover she has also written a book on cottage design.   In the BNOTP Library: Perfect English Cottage Author: Ros Byam … [Read more...]




In The BNOTP Library: Getaways

This morning we toured the resort-like home of model and entertainer, Heidi Klum in this post: Tour Heidi Klum's Beautiful Home With To-Die-For Views & Gardens  Ummm, what book from my decor library could I possibly share to follow that dreamy paradise?  I could think of only one.   In the BNOTP Library: Getaways: Carefree Retreats for All Seasons Author: Chris Casson Madden Hardcover: … [Read more...]




In The BNOTP Library: At Home in Nantucket

After touring a wonderful waterside home with an island feel this morning, what better book to share from my library than one about another popular island rich in history and beautiful homes: Nantucket. I've never been to Nantucket but this book has made me want to visit there more than ever.   In the BNOTP Library: At Home in Nantucket Author: Lisa McGee Hardcover: 204 pages Book size: … [Read more...]




In The BNOTP Library: Home Sweet Home: A Journey Through Mary’s Dream Home

Did you know Mary Engelbreit wrote a book where she shared her storybook home and gardens? I was late in learning this, her book had already been out a few years. I've always liked her whimsical, spirit-lifting art and I enjoyed her magazine when it was available, but I had no idea what to expect when I ordered the book she wrote sharing her own home. After it arrived, I loved it so much I immediately … [Read more...]




In The BNOTP Library: Cottages By The Sea

After our Carmel cottage tour this morning, I had to share a book I purchased about the area several years ago. If you love Carmel, this is definitely a book you'll want in your library. In addition to photos inside many of the homes, it really goes back into the history of the area, so it's an interesting read.   In the BNOTP Library: Cottages by the Sea, The Handmade Homes of Carmel, … [Read more...]




In The BNOTP Library: Mary Emmerling’s Beach Cottages

Happy Friday! I'll have a post up a little later today, working on it now. In the meantime I'm sharing another book from my decor library. Since I've been on such a beach kick this spring, I thought I'd share one more beach-themed book from the BNOTP library. I already own two other books by Mary Emmerling so when I ordered this book a couple of years ago, I had a feeling I would like it and I … [Read more...]




In the BNOTP Library: Storybook Style

Yesterday we toured a wonderful storybook home, Cotchford Farm, the home of author A. A. Milne who created the delightful storybook world of Winnie-the-Pooh. If you love storybook homes, you will love the book I'm sharing today from the BNOTP library.   In the BNOTP Library: Storybook Style: America's Whimsical Homes of the Twenties Author: Arrol Gellner Hardcover: 192 pages Book size: 11.4 x … [Read more...]




In the BNOTP Library: Waterside Cottages

With warm temperatures finally arriving and summer on its way, it's time for a summer cottage book. If you saw my Monday post, you know I've got beach fever these days big time.   In the BNOTP Library: Waterside Cottages Author: Barbara Jacksier Published: Gibbs Smith, August 2009 Hardcover: 160 pages Book size: 10.5 x 8.1 x 0.8   3 Things I Like About This … [Read more...]