Board Rooms No doubt compulsive pinners everywhere — those visual types with ranks of enviable boards — will scour Diane Keaton’s The House That Pinterest Built to see whether one of their pins inspired the actress in the building of her own home. It’s a possibility. When the actress decided to build a house from the ground up, she was advised by friend and film director Nancy Meyers to seek inspiration from Pinterest. Her deep dive into the site inspired a splendidly one-off sanctuary — and a book featuring many of the pins she pondered along the way, as well as gorgeous photos of the nest they influenced. The style guide and how-to volume is both practical and fantastical. Exploring it is entertaining, too. As for finding a pin of one’s own in the treasury, Keaton discovered what many before her also have found to be true. As she writes, “… You might think: ‘Hey that’s my kitchen. She copied my kitchen.’ But the truth is, as much as I tried, I could never entirely recreate the light filled photograph of a kitchen that led the way to the journey that brought me here. No one can.” In addition to the book’s visual delights — 300 photos — readers will revel in Keaton’s ideas for selecting furniture, kitchen layout and bedroom design; her musings on the importance of lighting in the bathroom; and why the traditional living room needs to be reimagined. Should the book inspire you to take a design journey of your own, Pinterest will be there to help. $65, Rizzoli, rizzoliusa.com or amazon.com. — Babs Rodriguez
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