The word “glamorous” has been used so often in conjunction with designer Jan Showers’ style that the two have become almost synonymous. What better name then for her first foray into publishing than Glamorous Rooms? Featuring a foreword by Michael Kors, the book pairs gorgeous photographs with Showers’ clever take on making every room special. She advises treating the entryway like the first chapter of a book. “If an opener is boring, no one is going to want to finish the book,” she says. And lest you confuse glamour with impracticality, rest assured that Showers’ rooms are meant to be lived in. Of living rooms, Showers says, “There is nothing worse than cushions that go untouched and pillows that are never moved from their places. What a depressing thought!” Bonus: Because Showers’ business is based in Dallas, many of the rooms in the book are local. You might just see your neighbor’s bedroom. Available at Mecox Gardens, Neiman Marcus, and www.amazon.com.