Book Love with New Releases
My bookshelves are bursting with the goodness of these new releases.
Here are my favorites of the recent bunch.
The first book from rising star and design-world favorite Amanda Reynal, Designing Rooms with Joie De Vivre: A Fresh Take on Classic Style celebrates spaces dedicated to busy, bustling, happy households and families and homeowners who love to entertain and socialize.
Beloved for her fresh designs, Amanda Reynal is as popular as she is unique. Her down-to-earth clients are passionate about making their homes stylish, but they also want interiors that favor comfort over formality and the furniture’s provenance. Reynal’s artful approach creates spaces brimming with intriguing and clever furnishings, richly patterned surfaces, and lots (and LOTS) of color. Her focus on pretty rooms that dazzle—but remain inviting to kids, family, and friends—is a look and perspective that is missing from most books on the design shelf.
Each chapter of Designing Rooms with Joie de Vivre guides readers through key rules of interior design, then builds on those lessons to show just how to incorporate color in a modern and affordable way, add excitement to a room with “wow moments” like a patterned ceiling, layer a space for comfort, and add small details that make a big, joyful difference.
n her debut book, designer Heidi Caillier shows how to mix moody color with layers of pattern, natural materials, and textures to create spaces that are both beautifully curated and comfortably livable.
Heidi Caillier believes that our homes should create a sense of place, and serve as the setting for lifelong memories. In her first book, she shares twelve houses from across the country, from the islands of Puget Sound to the Berkshires. The rooms of these houses are simultaneously nostalgic and of the moment. Caillier is a master of mixing patterns, combining florals with graphic lines and shapes, as well as using deeper, muddy colors to create coziness and warmth. There is a tension between masculine and feminine, modern and traditional as vintage pieces mingle with contemporary to create spaces that feel intrinsically inviting and effortlessly designed.
A creative mind who took the path less traveled, Caillier informs her interiors and this book with the same vibrant and enthusiastically patterned joie de vivre that colors her own life; creating homes that are nostalgic, romantic, creative, inviting, and made for both the big and small moments of life. Her warm and layered interiors create a backdrop for living—at the ready to create memories of home.
Known for her chic mix-and-match style, one of Paris’s most in-demand interior designers presents her most standout projects in a highly anticipated debut monograph.
A designer and architect renowned for her inventive use of rich patterns, textures, and joyful details, Laura Gonzalez’s interiors exude a vibrant boldness tempered by elegant romanticism. She draws inspiration from a classical world imbued with contemporary sophistication, as well as diverse cultural influences from Chinese and Indian to French and Spanish. Gonzalez’s eye for pairing palettes and her hallmark whimsical touches have transformed her into one of the French capital’s most popular designers, with luxury brands and the trendiest hotels calling upon her know-how.
Beautifully printed in Italy with a luxurious cloth cover enlivened with a bold pattern, this debut volume presents a selection of Gonzalez’s finest projects, including private residences, boutiques, such asthe sumptuous Cartier mansion in New York, restaurants and hotels such asthe Saint James in Paris’s posh 16th arrondissement, and Gonzalez’s pastoral private country house in Mainneville, France. Readers will delight in exuberant combinations of materials, patterns, and furniture in plush textures and diverse finishes that define her audacious spaces.
From the preeminent classical architecture firm in the United States, the latest apartments, townhouses, and country houses, with interiors by leading designers
Whether a brand-new country estate, a renovation of a triplex penthouse apartment, or a merging of two townhouses into one, each of the 20 projects in this sumptuously illustrated volume bears the hallmarks of Peter Pennoyer Architects’ work: skillful adaptation of the principles of classical architecture, sophisticated use of details and materials, and insistence on meticulous craftsmanship, resulting in a balance of comfort, beauty, and luxury. The firm’s architects worked with exceptional interior designers, including Katie Ridder, Miles Redd, Steven Gambrel, and Jacques Grange, to create these residences, and though all are grounded in the classical tradition, each is singularly tailored to its location and the individual taste of the client.
With an authoritative text by architectural historian Anne Walker and hundreds of specially commissioned full-color photographs, site plans, and floor plans throughout, Peter Pennoyer Architects: City and Country showcases residential architecture at its finest.
David Yarrow takes his work to the next level in these tales of adventure and misadventure on an epic scale.
For more than two decades, legendary British photographer David Yarrow has created evocative photography of some of the world’s most iconic personalities, sporting moments, and endangered wildlife. With his images raising huge sums for charity, he is one of the most relevant and best-selling photographers in the world today.
This stunning volumeis a retrospective of Yarrow’s storytelling work, which has earned him wide acclaim in the fine-art market. This assemblage of truly unmatched work brings the magic and brilliance of the big screen to each singular image. Inspired by the great cinematic directors, Yarrow tells stories from the Wild West to the pirates of the Caribbean, the coasts of Alaska to the plains of Africa, Manhattan to an old saloon in Montana. Whether poignant, dramatic, or provocative, they are always epic. Offering additional insight are behind-the-scenes photos and Yarrow’s own first-person contextual narratives.
The book features a mix of more than 150 yet-to-be-published and already iconic photographs, including work from assignments with some of the biggest names and brands in fashion, sports, and culture, like Cindy Crawford, Cara Delevingne, Russell Wilson, Ciara, and Alessandra Ambrosio.
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