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Interior Design


See below for the list of 2024 winners in the INTERIOR DESIGN category, for books with a copyright date of 2023.

Furnishing the White House: The Decorative Arts Collection
2024 Gold Winner

Authors/Photographer: Betty C. Monkman, William G. Allman, Lydia S. Tederick, and Melissa C. Naulin; photography by Bruce M. White

Publisher: The White House Historical Association

ISBN: 9781950273379

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In Furnishing the White House: The Decorative Arts Collection, four generations of White House curators share their knowledge of more than two centuries of changing presidential taste, hospitality, and lifestyle. This richly illustrated and comprehensive history of White House decorative arts is the first published collaboration of these White House curators.

A Gift from the Heart, Johnny Carrabba: To Great Food, Hard Work and the Family We Made Along the Way
2024 Silver Winner

Author: Johnny Carrabba

Publisher: Johnny Carrabba Family of Restaurants

ISBN: 9780997742015

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Inside Johnny Carrabba’s new beautiful cookbook A Gift from the Heart you will find more than 100 recipes from his three restaurant concepts - The Original Carrabbas, Mia’s Table and Grace’s as well as the secrets to his remarkable success in the restaurant business for almost 40 years. The book focuses on the 25 employees who have been with him for more 30 years.

The Joy of Costco: A Treasure Hunt from A to Z
2024 Silver Winner

Authors: David & Susan Schwartz

Publisher: Hot Dog Press

ISBN: 9781959505006

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David and Susan Schwartz live in one of NYC’s smallest apartments (450 square feet) yet are two of Costco’s biggest fans. Without sponsorship from Costco, they traveled over 220,000 miles on a whirlwind tour around the globe to write this fun-filled, behind-the-scenes, eye-popping look at what makes Costco so special.


See below for the list of 2023 winners in the INTERIOR DESIGN category, for books with a copyright date of 2022.

Lost and Found: Assemblage Artists of Northern California
2023 Gold Winner

Authors: Esther Siegel and Spencer Brewer

Publisher: Esther Siegel and Spencer Brewer

ISBN: 978-0-578-33772-2

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Lost and Found is ‘visual jazz’; a delightful and thought-provoking tour through the world of assemblage art of eight northern California assemblage artists. Journey into this visual feast for the eyes as the artists and their unique sculptures harmoniously come together to deliver a wondrously ‘wow’ experience.

Minor Treasures: Diamond Gems from the Glory Days of Minnesota Baseball
2023 Silver Winner

Authors: Stew Thorney, Taylor Simons, and Dave Kaplan [Designer: John Toren]

Publisher: Nodin Press

ISBN: 978-1-947237-41-4

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Long before the Twins arrived, Minnesota was home to a rivalry between the Minneapolis Millers and St. Paul Saints; future immortals like Ted Williams and Willie Mays thrilled legions of local fans. This book brings that landscape back to life through a cornucopia of fascinating baseball tales and memorabilia.

Base Camp Reno: 101 Hikes from Sage to Snow
2023 Silver Winner

Authors: Christopher and Elizabeth Barile

Publisher: Imbrifex Books

ISBN: 978-1-9455-0158-6

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Discover 10 stunning geographical regions around Reno with 101 great hikes. Explore snowy landscapes, sandy paths, sage-covered hillsides, wildflower meadows, and mountaintops—all within easy reach of the city. From short walks to all-day treks, find your perfect adventure any day of the year with Reno as your base camp.


See below for the list of 2022 winners in the INTERIOR DESIGN category, for books with a copyright date of 2021.

California Indian Basketry: Ikons of the Florescence
2022 Gold Winner

Authors: Wayne A. Thompson, Eugene S. Meieran

Publisher: Sunbelt Publications, Inc.

ISBN: 978-1-941384-52-7

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This richly illustrated photographic overview captures the beauty and artistry of the remarkable world-class, Native American Indian baskets of California, circa 1895 to 1940, known as the Florescence or Flowering. It is a tribute to these artisans and includes biographical snapshots of weavers and portraits of their masterpiece California Indian baskets, which today exist in museums and private collections throughout the United States.

Fat Moons and Hunger Moons: The Turn of the Seasons for Northwoods Natives
2022 Silver Winner

Authors: Tamarack Song & Moses (Amik) Beaver

Publisher: Snow Wolf Publishing

ISBN: 978-0-9966561-0-8

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Have you ever wondered what it’s like to live entirely immersed in Nature — to gather your own food, travel by canoe, and live in community with your extended family? Here, in intimate detail, you receive a vibrant picture of drying berries in the sunshine, raising children to be wild and free, and gathering around the evening hearth to hear the Elders’ stories.Reading Fat Moons and Hunger Moons gives you the feeling of living in a traditional camp, as the author, Tamarack Song, has lived it himself. Having been a primitive skills instructor for the past thirty years, Tamarack has a knack for giving you the sense that you are the one out there, breathing in the rich scents of the forest.

Local Color: Long Beach Island's Photographic History Reimagined
2022 Silver Winner

Author: Leslee Ganss (color); Ray Fisk (words)

Publisher: Down the Shore Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-59322-124-9

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In this uniquely different look at an island’s past, meticulously hand-colored historic photographs are paired with fascinating descriptions. New life is breathed into moments, lives, stories, and lost landmarks in a book that blurs the lines between a gallery exhibition, a fine art coffee-table book, and a history.


See below for the list of 2021 winners in the INTERIOR DESIGN category, for books with a copyright date of 2020. Click here to watch the Gold and Silver winner speeches.

Anonymous is a Woman: A Global Chronicle of Gender Inequality
2021 Gold Winner

Author: Nina Ansary

Publisher: Revela Press

ISBN: 978-0-9864064-4-7

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Follow Anonymous Is a Woman on a 4,000-year journey to expose the roots and manifestations of systemic gender discrimination. The book’s biographical profiles of fifty forgotten female innovators—brought to life by international illustrator Petra Dufkova—shatter centuries of hidden social and cultural bias about women's capabilities and tell groundbreaking stories about their contributions to the global community.

The Heart of Penstemon Country: A Natural History of Penstemons in the Utah Region
2021 Silver Winner

Author: Mikel R. Stevens, Stephen L. Love, Tony McCammon (Shirley Machonis, designer)

Publisher: Farcountry Press - Sweetgrass Books

ISBN: 978-1-59152-261-4

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What do you get when three horticulturalists combine expertise and direct it towards a single plant genus?
In this case, a fascinating volume detailing the natural history of the stunning wildflowers we know as penstemons. More specifically, the 76 species of penstemons found in the mountains, deserts, and canyon lands of Utah--the probable center of origin for this complex array of intriguing plants. Penstemon truly is Utah's wildflower.

Wine and the White House: A History
2021 Silver Winner

Author: Frederick J. Ryan, Jr., designed by Pentagram

Publisher: White House Historical Association

ISBN: 978-1-950273-07-2

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Whether you’re a devotee of presidential history, a lover of wine, or both, Wine and the White House: A History is sure to prove informative and entertaining. The first book of its kind, it is a comprehensive journey through the history of White House hospitality that explores every president’s experience of wine. The fully illustrated pages also feature memorable presidential toasts, menus from historic White House gatherings, a catalog of vintages served, and spectacular new photography of the White House glassware collection.


See below for the list of 2020 winners in the INTERIOR DESIGN category, for books with a copyright date of 2019.

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Through a Sober Lens: A Photographer's Journey
2020 Gold Winner

Author: Michael Blanchard

Publisher: Genevieve Press

ISBN: 978-0-578-49159-2

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An inspiring blend of photography and writing that chronicles the author’s journey to sobriety and emergence into a new life of creativity and meaning.

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Norton Buffalo: Band Brother
2020 Silver Winner

Author: Kim Smith Miller

Publisher: Turn Point Press

ISBN: 978-1-7339270-0-0

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Norton Buffalo: Band Brother documents celebrated harmonica player Norton Buffalo. Author-photographer Kim Smith Miller brings Norton alive through her photographs and remembrances by other musicians.

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The Wild Herd: A Vanishing American Treasure
2020 Silver Winner

Author: Deborah Kalas

Publisher: Val de Grace Books

ISBN: 978-0-9976405-9-5

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Exquisite coffee-table book on wild horses documents family relationships photographed through the four seasons of the year.

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