In the BNOTP Library: At Home With Carolyne Roehm

At Home With Carolyne Roehm was the first Roehm book I ever purchased. It definitely made me a fan and I’ve since purchased almost all her other books. If I had to choose one word to describe her books, it would be “Gorgeous!”

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In the BNOTP Library: At Home With Carolyne Roehm

Author: Carolyne Roehm

Hardcover: 320 pages

Book size: 12.3 x 9.3 x 1.2

At Home With Carolyne Roehm



3 Things I Like About This Book:

  • Photography in this book is unbelievable, feels like you’re there sitting at the table or standing in the garden. Beautiful table settings, porches, floral arrangements…just a stunningly beautiful book from cover to cover.
  • Book is written and divided into seasons so you can quickly find ideas and inspiration for the season at hand.
  • Lots of recipes for large gatherings, parties, picnics or quiet dinners for two. If you are a lover of pretty dishes, flatware and linens, this book is a feast!

Do you have this book or any of Carolyn’s other books?

You can read more about this book, At Home With Carolyne Roehm at Amazon where I normally buy my books, via the picture link below.


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  1. I’ll have to look this one up…the only one I have is: ” Presentations: A Passion for Gift Wrapping”…and you are so right, the photographs are exquisite! franki

  2. My muse. This book inspired me to start my collection. Cherry Kay

  3. I so love Carolyn Roehm!…Whenever I see a gorgeous blue and white table and a gorgeous garden in the background I think of her!…I do not have her books…I really need to add them to my library too!…Such a talented designer!! She and I share the love of topiaries!!

  4. Peggy Thal says

    Great book one of my favorites. This is a book I enjoy pulling off the shelf and rereading. Carol Roehm has such great style. I think there is something for everyone who enjoys decorating their home and table. Thanks Susan! I think I might just take a look at the book again tonight.

  5. Susan, My daughter-in-law complained to me because my son needs alone time and it drives her crazy. She wanted to know if I would talk to him. I told her he gets it from me and I want to apologize for both of us. I tried to explain it to her. She said she felt so much better because she was feeling rejected, but now she understands and is good with it. My job as a mil is done. 🙂 TMI?

    I love the lilacs on the cover of the book. The trouble with SoCal is the lilacs have no scent or very little.

    • Awww, that was great that you could make her feel better and understand. I don’t think they grow well here either but I think someone told me that there were varieties now that could take the heat better. I should look into that. I wonder if the ones that would grow here would have the scent that I hear so much about?

  6. I loved the book. I took a look on Amazon. She makes the unparelled elegance effortless.

    • She does but I have a feeling a lot of work goes into that effortless elegance. 🙂

      • OH boy, I let out a very important word which rightly noticed. The verb LOOK. You are right. The effortless elegance must be the results of hours of thinking, planning, researching…I study Carolyne’s photos for pure pleasure and work to figure out how I can “copy” the look for my own home quite a bit before I even make a move. She just makes it seems so easy. Have a wonderful evening!

  7. I saw the link to the skirted round table and I am going to be sure to lesson. Her books are amazing and SHE is amazing. Love her style.

    I looked at the preview on Amazon and one the pictures is a dish of vanilla ice cream, now I am hungry!

    Love these book review posts!!!

  8. I love that book! I was inspired by her Easter in the Country table to purchase custard cups and plant pansy flowers in them for an Easter tablescape. I also have her book, “A Passion for Interiors”. Being a Traditionalist and in love with neo-classical design, that book is a go-to for me for decorating ideas, as well as, a feast for the eyes. Have you seen (on line) the home she purchased in Charleston? Beautiful!!! She’s blogged about it on her web site.

    • Sounds so beautiful! I’m going to have to get all her books down and go through them again. I have A Passion for Interiors too. I believe in that one, she shows lots of pictures from her Connecticut home after it was rebuilt from the horrible fire.

  9. I love her books too. I have At Home, Passion for Flowers, Summer, Winter, Spring, and Fall. I look at them often and even though they are not new they are as fresh today as they were ten years ago. I would love to have her other books such as Blue and White and two others I think.

    • Bonnie, I don’t have Summer, Winter, Spring and Fall Notebooks. I almost bought those at A Classy Flea once and I’ve been kicking myself ever since for passing them up! So true…her style is classic, never trendy and is forever beautiful.

  10. Merci pour ce joli partage… je ne connaissais pas cet ouvrage.
    Gros bisous

  11. Betty819 says

    I will check because that is where I buy all my books too. Have discovered that I can ordered “Used” and reduce the cost. Some books that I’ve rec’d look like they’ve hardly been looked at. Some I’ve paid more for the shipping cost then the “used” book themselves that looked brand new.

    You mentioned Carolyn’s house in Charleston, SC.. I bet Susan will find it and show it here soon! That would be a real treat!

  12. Susan, I am really enjoying these visits to your library-this is the second book I’ve ordered since you started this feature! (I already own the others!) I have Carolyn’s book ‘A Passion for Interiors’ and I know I will love this one as well. Looking forward to what you recommend next!

  13. Betty819 says

    After reading about Carolyne Roehm’s book “At Home” I checked our library system and they have it, placed a hold on it for myself. Has to come from another library location in the county so it’ll be a few days before it gets to my location. I’m excited and cant wait to see what everybody is raving about. I know coming from you, it has to be good. Thanks for sharing.

  14. Andapei Pei says

    I was blessed to see and listen to Carolyne Roehm at a book signing luncheon. Not only is she beautiful and tall, but extremely funny. She presented her life story in such a down to earth way, that you felt like one of her family gathered around the kitchen table. What a treat. And she was very approachable. I’ve collected all her books and every one is my favorite!

  15. Pat Chandler says

    Lilacs…the word triggers a lovely memory of Georgetown, Colorado; right time of year, right day, full bloom, heavenly smell, purples & white, one of life’s delightful surprises-unplanned. Unforgettable! The cool weather caused the smell to hang in the air.

  16. Biodynamic Barb says

    My book finally arrived, and I read it through cover to cover! I learned so much from her! Thank you for the recommendation.

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