Booking New Inspiration
It’s that time of year again – time to set a date to peruse all of the latest design books that have come out. This is one of my top go-to’s for inspiration, so here are some of the newest releases on my “must read” list:
A great place to start would be Rooms for Living, in which celebrated interior designer Suzanne Rheinstein focuses on the use of rooms — from entries to outdoor spaces — that reflect her relaxed, elegant style. Suzanne is a master at translating traditional style into something fresh and elegant.
Also check out Mrs. Howard, Room by Room, the follow-up to Phoebe Howard’s critically acclaimed Joy of Decorating. This one takes readers even deeper into the design process, revealing the seemingly small but essential tips and tricks that help you bring Mrs. Howard’s celebrated Southern style and taste into your home. Images of the most gorgeous examples of rooms are chosen from more than 12 spectacular homes in locations as diverse as New York City, Nashville, and Atlanta.
If you’re in a more “royal” mood, grab a copy of House of Thurn and Taxis, which provides an adventure through an enchanted palace where 1,000 years of history meets a thoroughly modern family. Complete with stately portraits and scenes of life at the St. Emmeram palace, this monograph offers a glimpse into the world and glamour of one of the most important dynasties of the European aristocracy.
And speaking of powerful families, try the book by the legendary interior design firm Parish-Hadley Associates, which set the standard for American style in the finest homes for more than three decades. Throughout its colorful history, Parish-Hadley was commissioned by the most prestigious families in the country, from the Kennedys at the White House to the Astors, Rockefellers, and Gettys.