Fall 2018 Book Brigade
I’m going to have to make more room on my bookshelves for all the new design and coffee table books out this fall. I’ve already received advance copies of some of them and they are all interesting and inspiring. Some are traditional monographs from interior designers and others delve into original topics which means there is something for everyone.
I love British designer Veere Grenney and can’t wait to read his new book Veere Grenney: A Point of View: On Decorating.
I consider it a great honor to be one of the 98 people that Ina Garten follows on Instagram. I just read somewhere that she’s the person everyone would like to be friends with and I couldn’t agree more so I will definitely be buying Ina Garten: Cook Like a Pro when it’s released on October 23, 2018.
Isabel López-Quesada is another favorite designer and I’m looking forward to an entire book of her work in Isabel López-Quesada: At Home.
I also look forward to reading Steven Gambrel: Perspective. His attention to detail down to door hinges and lamp cords is unmatched.
It’s been so wonderful to see all the gardens I read about in Bunny Mellon: The Life of an American Style Icon in all four seasons in the new book The Gardens of Bunny Mellon. I received an advance copy but it will be released on October 16th and would make the perfect gift for the garden lover in your life.
Back issues of Cabana magazine sell for hundreds of dollars online if you can find them at all. Now you can see many old magazine features together in Cabana Anthology that was just published today.
My dear friend Grant K. Gibson has a wonderful new book out now, The Curated Home: A Fresh Take on Traditional, and will start his book tour this week too. His first signing will be at Hudson Grace in San Francisco this Thursday, October 4th.
Atlanta based interior designer Suzanne Kasler is one of the nicest people and most talented decorators soI look forward to buying Suzanne Kasler: Sophisticated Simplicity to support her.
My friend Andrew Brown just visited Chateau de Villette while in France recently and said the gardens blew him away. I can’t wait to read more about this magical place decorated by Jacques Garcia in Chateau de Villette: The Splendor of French Decor.
Carolyne Roehm is most known now for her houses, entertaining, and flower arranging but she was also a fabulous fashion designer. Her new book, Design & Style: A Constant Thread celebrates all of these accomplishments.
Just as I was putting this post together, a messenger arrived with Thomas O’Brien: Library House. If you love old houses and antiques, you will love this book. It’s layered inside and out with beautiful pieces which illustrate why he’s such a great designer. It will be released on October 9, 2018.
I don’t love the messy font on the cover of May I Come In? but I’m sure the 75 homes profiled inside by Wendy Goodman will make up for it.
I loved Jeremiah Goodman and his art and I look forward to getting this second volume of this interior paintings.
Grand Tour: The Worldly Projects of Studio Peregalli doesn’t come out until early November but I know it will be worth the wait to have a book of all their elegant projects.
I have yet to make it to the Terrain store in Connecticut so I guess I will have to make due with their new book Terrain: Ideas and Inspiration for Decorating the Home and Garden.
If you want to learn about French style, there is no better person to consult than Ines de la Fressenge. Her new book Maison: Parisian Chic at Home is filled with advice and attainable French interior design inspiration for the Francophile in all of us.
Dior and His Decorators just arrived before I left for Charlottesville so I look forward to reading more about this original topic this week.
Buckingham Palace: The Interiorsjer by Ashley Hicks also recently arrived. As someone who has never visited the palace in person, I appreciate this look inside from a member of the family.