Winter Design Books

I am always looking for new design books to add to my collection, and this year some great new titles have been released.

Interior design books are much more than a source of inspiration for me.  They’re a valuable resource, too.  I am always looking for new books to add to my collection, and this year some great new titles have been released.  It’s always fascinating to read about another designer’s approach to a project or to see an interior take shape from another perspective.  I never get tired of looking at beautiful photos in a well done design book!

Any of these books would make a great holiday or hostess gift.

Here are my picks for design books.

1.  Carrier and Company: Positively Chic Interiors

Carrier and Company Positively Chic Interiors

2.  Jeffrey Bilhuber: American Master

Jeffrey Bilhuber American Master

3.  Mrs. Howard, Room by Room

Mrs Howard Room by Room

4.  Greg Natale: The Tailored Interior

The Tailored Interior Greg Natale

5.  Mark A. Hutker: A Sense of Place: Houses on Martha’s Vineyard and Cape Cod

A Sense of Place

6.  Brian J. McCarthy and Bunny Williams: Parrish-Hadley Tree of Life

Parrish Hadley Tree of Life

7.  Michael S. Smith:  The Curated House: Creating Style, Beauty, and Balance

The Curated House

8.  John Ike, Thomas A. Kligerman, Joel Barkley, Marc Kristal:  The New Shingled House

new shingled house

9.  John Barman: Interior Design

John Barman Interior Design

10.  The High Line

The High LIne

11.  Paul Vincent Wiseman: Inner Spaces

Inner Spaces

 

Spring Design Books

Design books are a great resource and something I love to collect.

Design books are a great resource and something I love to collect.  I am always keeping an eye out for new releases that might be full of inspiration.   While design books are an investment for me, they make great coffee table books for anyone interested in interior design.  Here are a few new books I can’t wait to browse through.

Windsor Smith, Homefront: Design for Modern Living

Windsor Smith Homefront

Charlotte Moss, Garden Inspirations

Charlotte Moss Garden Inspirations

Anouska Hempel, Ansouska Hempel

Anouska Hempel

Nicki Haslam, A Designer’s Life

Nicki Haslam A Designer's Life

 

More Must-Have Design Books

I love adding to my collection of interior design books

I love adding to my collection of interior design books.  There’s so much inspiration in all of these pages!  Seeing what iconic designers are doing really makes me want to be a better designer myself.  Books like these are an invaluable resource, allowing us glimpses at a wider world than we would normally see in our day to day lives and opening our minds to new possibilities.  Here are some design books that would make a great addition to any design enthusiast’s home library.

As you all know, books are a passion of mine.  Here are some recent ones that I’ve been exploring.

1.  Artfully Modern: Interiors by Richard Mishaan

Artfully Modern

2.  Jean-Louis Denoit: Interiors

Jean Louis Denoit Interiors

3.  Tory Burch: In Color

Tory Burch In Color

4.  Markham Roberts: Decorating the Way I See It

Markham Roberts Decorating The Way I See It

5.  The Tailored Interior

The Tailored Interior

6.  Mies

Mies

 

ABCDCS by David Collins Studios

Published by Assouline in July 2014, ABCDCS features the incredible designs of the late David Collins.

Published by Assouline in July 2014, ABCDCS features the incredible designs of the late David Collins.  Born in Dublin in 1955, David Collins studied at the Bolton Street School of Architecture.  He eventually made his home in London, where his design of a friend’s home led to further projects and inspired him to launch his own studio with a diverse team from various design disciplines.  Collins called it The Studio, and his projects in restaurants, hotels, residences, and retail locations became known for their incredible details.   His studio’s interdisciplinary approach resulted in designs that are contemporary, yet grounded in tradition.

 

David Collins Studio ABCDCS

The book is seriously invigorating.  Madonna’s introduction was so insightful!  Collins was a master at what he did.  He was a wealth of knowledge and  his work embodied that trait, with interiors that were ingenious and clever.  This is just a beautiful book.

David Collins Studio ABCDCS 5David Collins Studio ABCDCS 4David Collins Studio ABCDCS 3David Collins Studio ABCDCS 2ABCDCS presents David Collins’ projects in alphabetical order by design term, giving a spectacular look at the wide range of influences at work in his aesthetic.  Full of lush photographs, ABCDCS showcases the texture and restraint of The Collins Studio.  This is a wonderful book to add to your collection.

Annie’s Big Book

Earlier this year, Taschen released a book of Annie Leibovitz’s photography that is simply epic in scale.

Earlier this year, Taschen released a book of Annie Leibovitz’s photography that is simply epic in scale.  Developed over the course of several years, Annie Leibovitz contains the photographer’s most iconic images along with rare and never-before-seen photos.  Her work spans decades and captures scenes from the worlds of entertainment, politics, business, art, and so much more.

Annie Leibovitz
Annie Leibovitz
Annie's Big Book
Annie’s Big Book

This gorgeous hardcover edition measures 20″ by 28″ and contains over 250 photographs.  Each book comes with a book stand designed by Marc Newson for display and a supplement book of essays and short texts describing the photos.  There are five different signed and numbered limited edition prints of Annie Leibovitz available.  Prints 1,001 through 10,000 are the Collector’s Edition and have one of four dust jackets:  Whoopi Goldberg (Berkely, California, 1984), Keith Haring (New York City, 1986) , David Byrne (Los Angeles, 1986), and Patti Smith (New Orleans, 1978).  Prints 1-1,000 are the Fine Art edition and include a print signed by Annie as well as all four dust jackets.

Scarlett Johansson, Chateau Marmont, Los Angeles, 2004
Scarlett Johansson, Chateau Marmont, Los Angeles, 2004
The Sopranos, New York City, 1999
The Sopranos, New York City, 1999
Queen Elizabeth II, The White Drawing Room, Buckingham Palace, London, 2007
Queen Elizabeth II, The White Drawing Room, Buckingham Palace, London, 2007
Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon, Los Angeles, 1995
Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon, Los Angeles, 1995
Sharon Stone, Anjelica Huston, and Diane Lane, Los Angeles, 2006
Sharon Stone, Anjelica Huston, and Diane Lane, Los Angeles, 2006
Lady Gaga, New York City, 2011
Lady Gaga, New York City, 2011

Annie Leibovitz is an incredible work of art.  On display and open to any photo, this book is both a testament to a legendary photographer and a glimpse of unforgettable moments and people.  For lovers of art, photography, entertainment, and history, this is a must-have addition to your home library.