Gracious living.

In the intro to The Kinfolk Home, Nathan Williams says that slow living by his definition “isn’t about determining how little we can live with—it’s about working out what we simply can’t live without.” The pages of the book pay tribute to that ideology, featuring well-styled interiors of modern homes in far-flung locations, and the stories of the people who built and live in them. Readers of his first book, The Kinfolk Table, will be greeted with the same spa-like sensibility, all earthy and neutral colors and a general sense of looking for beauty in every corner. It’s the kind of read that’s meant to soothe and inspire, best enjoyed all cozied up in your favorite chair with tea. Each book is signed by Williams, on a bookplate.