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8 Compelling Interior Design Books that Will Be Released this FallFriday 31 August 2018
8 Compelling Interior Design Books that Will Be Released this Fall ⇒ The literary and design world are about to get richer with the addition of the following 8 awe-inspiring interior design books that are expected to be released during the fall. If you enjoy reading and knowing about the latest news in the design industry, then CovetED definitely recommends these design books. Their illustrations are nothing short of amazing and its content deserves attentive reading, so get ready to run at full speed to a bookshop or online store near you when fall arrives.
Château de Villette: The Splendor of French Decor
Flammarion – September 4
The intriguing design book will focus on Château de Villette located in the commune of Poil in Burgundy, France. This astonishing manor house was once the home to the Marquess de Grouchy and his wife Sophie. Guillaume Picon, a renowned art and architecture historian will narrate the book giving us a perspective of the Château’s interiors (that is now a luxury hotel). Château de Villette showcases the most decadent features of French interior design.
Dior and His Decorators: Victor Grandpierre, Georges Geffroy, and the New Look
Vendome – September 25
“Dior, Grandpierre, and Geffroy . . . knew that if not set off by contrast, modernity exists in a vacuum. But inserted into a timeline, modern anything becomes instantly interesting, often head-turning. Geffroy was onto this when he designed a steel chair to mix with Directoire furniture. Today, mixing concrete floors and gilt-wood consoles, or a wedding dress with sneakers, is the new New Look.” – Maureen Footer, design historian and writer of the book that focuses on the life and work of these three major influencers.
Buckingham Palace: The Interiors
Rizzoli – September 25
Author, decorator and furniture designer, Ashley Hicks tells the beautiful story of Buckingham Palace’s interiors. As both narrator and photographer, Hicks considers the influence of the Regency, Victorian, and Edwardian aesthetic movements on the building’s decor, as well as the various contributions of architects such as John Nash and Sir Aston Webb.
Steven Gambrel: Perspective
Rizzoli – October 9
In this unique interior design book, you’ll get to see some of Steven Gambrel’s most astonishing design projects, including an apartment in the Palmolive Building, Plaza Hotel’s palatial Astor Suite, a family compound in Bridgehampton, and many other striking interiors.
Thomas O’Brien: Library House
Abrams – October 9
Thomas O’Brien recounts about the interiors of his majestic Library House with whom he shares with his husband and also a designer, Dan Fink. “In so much of what I do, I’m inspired to make old things new again. Or, more specifically, to make new things that feel as though they come from some other, older time, things with an echoing sense of familiarity,” begins Thomas O’Brien. The book was written in collaboration with Lisa Light.
New York Splendor: The City’s Most Memorable Rooms
Rizzoli – October 23
Journalist Wendy Moonan tells us about some of the most astonishing residences in New York and its impressively designed rooms. In her introduction, Moonan starts off by saying (in regards to effective rooms), “visceral reactions: color; pattern; scale; light; flowers; scented candles; the sensation of silk, linen, wood, or metal; environments that evoke calm, energy, warmth, recognition of home, comfort, or anticipation. [the rooms] Are all about imagination; they invoke a sense of wonder. They start a conversation.”
The Gardens of Bunny Mellon
Vendome – October 30
Linda Holden talks about the breathtaking gardens of Rachel “Bunny” Mellon in the most peculiar way. Mellon was known for her knowledge of beautifying interior and exterior spaces. The book will feature mesmerising photographs by Roger Foley, a few of the most triumph projects of Mellon, including the White House Rose Graden and the Potager du Roi at Versailles, a bit of her biography and many other aspects of her life.
Living in the Desert
Phaidon – November 1
The editors at Phaidon have selected a series of houses and resorts in some of the earth’s harshest climates, including Niger, Morocco, Peru, Chile, Arizona, Utah, and other places. One of most distinguished projects that you’ll get to see in this book is the “Black Desert House” designed by architecture firm Oller & Pejic.
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