A book for the perfect host

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Herzlich Willkommen, new book, table setting, Steffi Luxat

Do you love to host guests, to set the table, to cook up a fine dinner and welcome beloved people? If so I have a great and new book to recommend: Herzlich Willkommen (literally: Cordially welcome). Yes the book is in German but it also speaks in a language we all understand – visual aesthetics. This book is the latest project by my friend, journalist and fellow blogger Steffi Luxat and was published by Callwey this month.

Herzlich Willkommen, book, table setting, tabletop design, hosting dinners, hosting

Herzlich Willkommen, new book, table setting, hosting parties, dinner party, home decor

Herzlich Willkommen, new book, table setting, hosting parties, dinner party, home decor

Herzlich Willkommen, new book, table setting, hosting parties, dinner party, home decor

‘Herzlich Willkommen’ is structured in six chapters and takes us as guests to six different hosts who invite us into their beautiful homes and let us sit on their tastefully set tables. Interviews with the hosts reveal their secrets tricks & tips to hosting a dinner, throwing parties and more. Every chapter also features a specific event with styling and decor ideas, an expert interview as well as a trend.

Herzlich Willkommen, new book, table setting, hosting parties, dinner party, home decor

Herzlich Willkommen, new book, table setting, hosting parties, dinner party, home decor

Herzlich Willkommen, new book, table setting, hosting parties, dinner party, home decor

Herzlich Willkommen, hosting guests, interiors, book

Truth be told, I am hardly every hosting people in my home or throwing parties – mostly because my apartment is too tiny and I am rarely at home myself. But going through this book really made me want to invite some besties and throw a little informal and personal dinner chez moi. I also loved the fact that other friends were featured in the book too, like my good friend and fellow blogger Nina Holst of Stylizimo.

Herzlich Willkommen, new book, table setting, hosting parties, dinner party, home decor

Herzlich Willkommen, new book, table setting, hosting parties, dinner party, home decor

Herzlich Willkommen, new book, table setting, hosting parties, dinner party, home decor

Today I am sharing a few pics of one of the host’s apartments thanks to the talented photographer Bernd Ebsen. The home of Julia and Ann Böning combines clear lines in a loft like apartment with ethnic details and a Nordic simplicity. A real eye-catcher!

‘Herzlich Willkommen’ is now available through the publisher Callwey. Happy reading & happy inspiration!

Photography by Bernd Ebsen, cover by Callwey

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  • Reply Judith September 23, 2015 at 21:14

    Das ist wirklich eine ganz ganz tolle Wohnung, so hell und mit sehr viel Styl eingerichtet! Und mein Lieblingsgin wurde auch abgeknipst 🙂

    • Reply Igor September 26, 2015 at 10:50

      Ja die Wohnung ist wundervoll!! Toller Stil und Gespür für Design! Ha, gut dass Du auch Deinen Lieblingsgin entdeckt hast – ich mag den Honig von den Golden Girls sehr gerne!

  • Reply Niklas Klein September 30, 2015 at 02:55

    Mir ist erst nach dem Auszug bei meinen Eltern bewusst geworden, wie stark diese an Dekoration gespart haben. Mir wenigen Sachen lassen sich schlichte Tische und wäre Gästemagnete verwandeln, wie auf euren wundervollen Bildern! Danke für die Anregungen 🙂 Gruß Nikki

  • Reply Silvie October 1, 2015 at 11:17

    Unfassbar schöne Wohnung, toll! Und kann ich bitte bitte erfahren, was das für ein Kuchen ist? Sofort bitte…

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