Author: Mark D. Sikes
Publisher: Rizzoli Publications
Release Date: 2016-09-05
This New York Times bestselling book from interior designer Mark D. Sikes is a celebration of American style today, showcasing chic and accessible ideas for every home. Modern and unfussy, Mark D. Sikes s interiors are classic takes on California indoor/outdoor living, with natural fibers and crisp coloration, informed and influenced by the fashion world where he began his career. In eight chapters, he explores approachable, stylish looks, from "Blue and White Forever," which features indigos, stripes, batiks, and wicker in casual rooms such as porches and pool houses; to "Timeless Neutrals," presenting semiformal rooms filled with chinoiserie, gilt, glass, mirrors, banquettes, and French chairs; to "Garden Greens," featuring happy, casual family rooms and kitchens inspired by the garden with treillage woodwork, rattan, and cotton. There are also "Beautiful Brights," colorful rooms that are eclectic, layered, and fun, with chintz, florals, and Middle Eastern influences; and "Sun Faded Hues," rustic coastal rooms with weathered fabrics and furniture. Each chapter presents light-filled images of the designer s looks and offers the reader inspiration and advice. As famed film director Nancy Meyers writes in the book s foreword, this is a book that shows design lovers "how classic can look fresh, how style and comfort go hand-in-hand."
Following her bestselling book Inspired Interiors, leading stylemaker Suzanne Kasler gives a personalized tour of each of her favorite recent stunning house interiors. Suzanne Kasler is renowned for designing welcoming surroundings replete with charm and grace. European sensibility, pretty palettes, and a masterful use of architectural elements are the hallmarks of her iconic aesthetic. Kasler's subtle tonality, with colorful accents, creates warm spaces that are elegant, yet inviting, and perfect for a modern family lifestyle. Inspired by fashion, Kasler incorporates thoughtful couture details into her interiors such as grosgrain ribbon-trimmed draperies, satin-covered buttoned pillows, and sumptuous pleated slipper chairs. These exquisite embellishments combined with a mélange of antiques and modern furniture makes her layered interiors luxuriously comfortable. Lavishly illustrated, this beautiful second volume profiles a range of Kasler's recent work, from the designer's own exuberant Regency-style house in Atlanta's Buckhead to a family-oriented New England classic stone house in Greenwich and a luxurious chateau on the majestic Chattahoochee River in Columbus, Georgia. Offering a wealth of original design ideas that are refreshing, is an essential addition to any library of interior design.
The trend-setting designer celebrates her favorite colors in more than three hundred full-color photographs that showcase a wide array of bedrooms, baths, living rooms, dining rooms, gardens, and outdoor spaces that draw on the full spectrum of blues to create a variety of moods, styles and distinctive design solutions. 50,000 first printing.
Author and renowned designer Bunny Williams has been at the top of the interior design world for more than 40 years. Her new book invites readers to explore La Colina, Williams’s lovely Caribbean retreat tucked into lush, tropical gardens by the sea. The book explores every facet of the property—from outdoor rooms and garden plantings and design to the delightful, island-living luxury of the villa’s interiors, furnishings, and collections. Woven into each chapter are essays written by friends who have visited the property: Gil Schafer details the villa’s architecture; Page Dickey tours the gardens; Roxana Robinson offers a peek at a weekend stay; Angus Wilkie discusses the delights of collecting; and Jane Garmey revels in the pleasures of cooking, food, and friends. Also available from Bunny Williams: An Affair with a House and Bunny Williams On Garden Style.
Lushly photographed, written with wit and charm, the book will reflect McDonald's glamour and style. Arranged thematically, the book covers the five thematic cornerstones of McDonald's decorating philosophy: the feminine, flirty charm of "Pretty", with its opulent, romantic rooms; the crisp appeal of "Collected" with its blue & white pottery and cozy eclecticism; the grandeur of "Glamour," with its power of scale and dramatic placement; the exotic and the bohemian in "Grand Tour"; the bold use of patterns and graphics in "Theater." Along the way McDonald carefully details the colors, fabrics, and accessories she uses to pull the rooms together seamlessly.
Author: William Taylor
Publisher: Monacelli Press
Release Date: 2014-03
The Miami Beach-based architecture and interior design firm presents luxurious private residences from Orlando to Key West, reinterpreting Florida styles from Mediterranean to Art Deco. Though the husband-and-wife team of Taylor & Taylor travel widely to find design inspiration in the U.S., Europe, South and Central America, and the Caribbean—they always retain their first love: the historic architecture of Florida itself and its blend of rustic and romantic, from Italianate palazzos to Art Deco hotels and Key West's bungalows. Classic Florida Style presents ten coastal residences in resplendent photography to match the tropical hues and lush natural surroundings of the sunshine state. Design lovers will see not only homes that integrate orange groves and sunsets reflecting off Biscayne Bay, but also gorgeous interiors that take full advantage of Florida's crystalline light—superbly crafted spaces in which the ocean breezes can almost be felt ruffling the curtains. Locales range from a private island near Key West, to Coral Gables, Fisher Island, and Lake Thonotosassa, northeast of Tampa—even the South Carolina home of one Florida-minded football giant, a former quarterback for the Miami Dolphins. Whether drawing on the architecture of British Colonial Bermuda, or the Spanish-inspired designs of George Washington Smith and Wallace Neff in California, each home takes full advantage of glamorous indoor-outdoor living and a seamless blend of native Florida materials and singular antiques.
Author: Jennifer Boles
Publisher: Potter Style
Release Date: 2013-10-22
The Peak of Chic blogger Jennifer Boles--who counts Newell Turner, Alexa Hampton, Stephen Drucker, and Veranda founder Lisa Newsom among her loyal readers--presents a charming encyclopedia of 100 of the most stylish decorating details (chintz, striped walls, and orangeries) that were favored by the great tastemakers of the twentieth century. Best of all, Jennifer gives helpful tips on decorating with these traditional flourishes today. The 1930s to the 1960s were a grand time for decorating: they saw Chippendale chairs and grotto furniture, house stationery, monograms, tented rooms, and vanities--much of which has since been forgotten or taken for granted. In In with the Old Jennifer Boles breathes new life into gracious living with 100 entries organized from A to Z on her favorite decorating essentials of the past. Each entry explores curious facts, anecdotes, and timeless advice plucked from the legacies of Billy Baldwin, Dorothy Draper, Sister Parish, the Duchess of Windsor, and other tastemakers whose influence continues today. With a foreword by Alexa Hampton and charming illustrations and photographs, In with the Old is a guide to stylish living that will inspire and delight. From the Hardcover edition.
Author: James Farmer
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
Release Date: 2017-08-29
Genre: House & Home
Modern design for a new age of Southern living. Combining the rich traditions of the past with the sensibilities of contemporary life, interior and garden designer James Farmer of Perry, Georgia, is unapologetically Southern. Tour eleven diverse homes in the deep South—makeovers, remodels, and new construction—as James Farmer brings together a cultivated mix of high and low, storied and new, collected and found; presenting them all as a thoughtfully exhibited array of taste, style, good architecture, and interior comfort. Woven alongside beautiful photography are personal stories James shares about living in the South, the people in his life, and how he fell in love with a career of making houses into homes. A beautiful book to inspire Southern style at home—infusing the new with antique, vintage, and heirloom pieces. James Farmer is of the author of A Time to Plant, A Time to Cook, A Time to Celebrate, Porch Living, and Dinner on the Grounds. His company, James Farmer Inc, is a full-service design company, including interiors and landscape. He lives in Perry, GA. Emily Followill’s photography has been featured in her own book, Southern Rustic Cabin, as well as several previous James Farmer books and magazines including Veranda and Garden & Gun. She lives in Atlanta.
In her first book, interior designer Meg Braff presents the building blocks of a pretty, polished home. Everyone wants a house that is filled with grace and charm. Classic yet cheerful, Meg Braff's style has a formality that is never studied, an elegance that is approachable and pretty. In seven chapters that cover the basics of her look, Braff shares advice on creating rooms that are both livable and attractive. In the first two chapters, she explores the key elements of her look--color and pattern--and how to employ them for maximum impact in your home. She discusses the essential elements of stylish bedrooms (hint: bring back the dressing table), explores the fundamentals of inviting baths and breakfast rooms, and gives tips on making chic outdoor spaces. Finally, Braff explains the importance of finishing touches, the little extras that elevate a room's decor from good to great. All of her advice comes together in an overall theme of gracious living that will be warmly welcomed by readers looking to impart polish, color, and grace to their home. Lushly illustrated with vivid images of Braff 's lively work, The Decorated Home is an inspiring, idea-filled resource that readers will turn to again and again. "Think Slim Aarons meets Technicolor elegance." --Traditional Home
Author: Phoebe Howard
Release Date: 2018-04-10
Genre: House & Home
From design expert (and interior design readers’ favorite) Phoebe Howard comes a new book focused on decorating with beautiful blue color schemes. Coastal Blues is a glorious decor book filled with inspiring images of beach houses, seacoast getaways, vacation cottages, and luxurious seaside manors. It is also a hardworking how-to-get-the-look book that offers solid interior design and styling advice. Featuring brand-new, never-before-published projects, every page reflects the ease and casual elegance of shoreline living. With chapters such as Sea Glass (brilliant blue color schemes), Indigo Bay (true blue schemes), and Ocean Mist (pale blue schemes), Phoebe Howard shows design lovers how to make the coastal style modern, fresh, and very much their own.