Our Holiday Roundup of the Year’s Most Luxurious Design Books

As we slide toward the end of 2016 amid a clutch of holiday parties and seemingly endless shopping excursions, there’s a respite on the horizon: vacation. That means we'll finally have time to sit down and read a good book — a luxury rarely afforded by the busy fall season. This part of the year is also when the most sumptuous tomes on decorating, architecture and fine living are published. So, for lovers of good design, it may be time to reinforce the coffee table: The seven monumental selections below are among the best of the bunch, but they are also just the beginning.

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Our Holiday Roundup of the Year’s Most Luxurious Design Books

Children's Spaces

Just because a room’s occupant sleeps with stuffed animals and makes forts out of cushions doesn’t mean that good design has to stop at the door. On the contrary, as the rooms here demonstrate, you can cater to young imaginations, igniting new levels of creativity (hallways become playrooms, teepees replace chairs), while maintaining grown-up quality (wooden toys, handprinted wallpaper, designer furniture). In other words, finger painting and fine art and antiques need not be mutually exclusive.

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Rooms We Love: Children’s Spaces