The Editor-in-Chief of Architectural Digest shares the top books every design lover should have on his or her bookshelves.

  1. Roomscapes: The Decorative Architecture of Renzo Mongiardino, edited by Fiorenzo Cattaneo
  2. Great Houses of Britain by Nigel Nicolson
  3. Les Décorateurs des Années 40 by Bruno Foucart and Jean-Louis Gaillemin
  4. Decoration, edited by Pierre LeVallois
  5. Vogue’s Book of Houses, Gardens, People by Valentine Lawford
  6. Interiors by Min Hogg, Wendy Harrop and The World of Interiors Editors
  7. The New York Times Book of Interior Design and Decoration by Norma Skurka
  8. Horst Interiors by Barbara Plumb
  9. World Furniture, edited by Helena Hayward
  10. All David Hicks books, especially Living With Design
  11. Billy Baldwin Decorates and Billy Baldwin Remembers by Billy Baldwin
  12. On Decorating by Mark Hampton (a classic, to be reissued this fall)

And then there’s architecture…

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Margaret Russell photographed by Alexandra Rowley, Billy Baldwin Remembers and Billy Baldwin Decorates photographed by So Haute