Home and garden
The store that stained the American home espresso now gives its fans even more to drool over in Pottery Barn Home. Basically one long, luxurious PB catalog, this coffee table (in espresso wood, of course) book is a guide to the clean, contemporary look that has made the store and its mix-and-match furniture and accessories a hit. Broken down into typical living areas of the house, more than 600 glossy photographs illustrate a variety of room dÅ½cor options in the modern to contemporary country vein, with sidebars that dissect the design decisions for easy imitation. New homeowners and amateur decorators can learn the basics in back-of-book sections on selecting furniture, fittings, fabrics and window treatments; determining room layouts; and using color, texture and pattern in interiors. But the book functions best as an aspirational blueprint to modern, yet relaxed and accessible interior design.