1. Style and Substance: the Best of Elle Decor (Filipacchi, November 2009, $45) Elle Decor magazines chic editor Margaret Russell has put together some of the most glamorous rooms that have run in the past 20 years inn Elle Decor to make one chic book.
2. Glamour: Making it Modern (Filipacchi, May 2009, $40) This books makes modern glamour more accessible, less daunting, relaxed and effortless... just as true glamour should be.
3. Sister Parish Design: on Decorating ( St. Martin's Press, November $35) Sister championed and invented American decor ... shabby chic before it was chic.
4. Jacques Grange Interiors ( Flammarion, September 2009, $75) This book goes where we all wish we could venture. His clients include Valentino, YSL, Princess Caroline of Monaco. We can gaze at Grange's rococo-meets-Marrakech-meets-North African interiors.
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