Hardcover Christmas

Design books stack smartly on coffee tables and line up thick on bookshelves. Each beautiful cover promises expert advice, fabulous photographs and plenty of style inside to inspire. This season, a fresh new crop of creative books on design is out—just in time for Christmas gift giving. Although the trends and traditions are communicated differently in each ensemble, the message is the same: Make your home a reflection of you and the way that you live. Here are a few of my favorites.