Aero by Thomas O’Brien
Aero by Thomas O’Brien chronicles the transformation of a humble studio and home boutique in Soho into one of America’s most respected design firms. Named after O’Brien’s iconic studio, Aero celebrates 20 years of exceptional design, giving readers an inside look at the working design studio where O’Brien developed and perfected his signature ‘warm modern’ look.
Beneath its hardcover exterior, Aero encases many surprising anecdotes that readers are sure to enjoy. It recaps O’Brien’s early days as an art student in New York City and his experiences as he first opened the studio and accompanying store. This tale of his career and design philosophy includes hundreds of color photographs, some never before seen, of O’Brien’s first home, his Soho loft and Aero’s vintage furniture. Aero, the story of a New York interior and home furnishings designer and his studio, will be available in October.
Getaways and Retreats by Barclay Butera
In his new book, Getaways and Retreats, acclaimed interior designer, author and entrepreneur Barclay Butera teaches readers how to turn an ordinary space into an ideal escape from the stresses of the world. Forget flying to a remote island, a stylish sanctuary designed specifically to satisfy your tastes can now be yours. Whether your ideal getaway is a rustic log cabin or a breezy beach bungalow, Butera shares his immense knowledge of design so that you can have the retreat you have always dreamed of –in your own home.
Butera takes readers on a journey through the seasons, offering tutorials on how to design a getaway uniquely suited for spring, summer, fall and winter. By combining old with new and bold textiles with classic furniture, Butera shares his better-best concept of living, designing picturesque and scenic getaways that are livable and comfortable. With each turn of the page, Getaways and Retreats will bring you closer to the rest and relaxation you deserve.
Fifty Years of American Interior Decoration is the highly anticipated book celebrating the 50 years that interior decorating legend Mario Buatta has transformed the look and feel of American homes. Known as the “Prince of Chintz,” Buatta has become the definitive name in English Country style. Serving high-profile clients such as Henry Ford II, Barbara Walters, Malcolm Forbes and Mariah Carey as well as being the head decorator of Blair House, he has been a greatly admired American icon for creating opulent yet cozy rooms filled with rich antiques, textiles, trimmings and colors.
The book will allow readers an intimate look at the life and career of Mario Buatta, paired with never before seen photos of his work on some of the country’s finest residences. Decorating enthusiasts will be pleased to know that Buatta shares his best decorating tips and personal anecdotes from his time in the business, told in the playful and joking manner for which he’s beloved.Fifty Years of American Interior Decoration will be available nationwide in October.
The Meaning of Home by Jeffrey Alan Marks
The Meaning of Home is the newest book from Jeffrey Alan Marks, detailing the designer’s fresh and unique West Coast aesthetic. As one of Bravo TV’s Million Dollar Decorators, Marks is one of the most innovative talents in the design world today, combining his laid-back approach with great style and knowledge to create luxe homes that convey both spirit and elegance. He is based in Santa Monica and is constantly inspired by his Southern California outdoor lifestyle. Each space he creates exudes the charm and playfulness for which the designer is so highly praised.
The Meaning of Home provides readers with an inside look at the life and work of Jeffrey Alan Marks, containing inspirational insight and images of 15 of his clients’ residences, as well as his favorite places to shop for fabrics, furniture and antiques. The book also provides a deep, yet candid look at his creative process and how he has mastered the skill of capturing each client’s personality in his designs, while also catering to a great range of styles. The Meaning of Home will be available through national booksellers this fall.
Interiors by Sandra Nunnerley
Interiors by Sandra Nunnerley chronicles the career and design vision of the New Zealand-born interior designer and author. Her work spans a vast array of prestigious projects throughout the world, from estates to tropical getaways andurban residences. With an extraordinary background in architecture and enormous attention to detail, her work has symbolized the marriage between design and fine art, transforming rooms into inviting and livable spaces.
Paired with beautiful photographs and her own original anecdotes, Interiors is a portfolio bursting with Nunnerley’s phenomenal work. Her refined taste in architecture, furnishings and artwork has earned her great honors, including being named one of Architectural Digest’s 100 Most Influential Designers. Interiors, published by power House Books, will be available this fall through major retailers.
The Little Prince (Deluxe Pop-Up Book)
In this new version of a beloved childhood classic, The Little Prince that has enchanted young readers throughout the world for the past 70 years is further enhanced by exquisite paper engineering that allows the beautifully vibrant watercolor illustrations to leap off the page. Le Petit Prince, as it was originally named by the late French author Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, is the story of a peculiar friendship that develops between two people stranded in the desert: a pilot and a boy who claims to be a prince. The young prince indulges the pilot in the story of how he fell to Earth from an asteroid and the many adventures he has encountered in his search for what is truly important in life.
Since it was first published in 1943, The Little Prince has imparted lessons about friendship, loneliness, love, loss and growing up in a lighthearted and charming way. It has been translated from its original French text into more than 250 languages with 140 million copies sold worldwide and has been voted best book of the 20th century in France, in addition to being one of the best-selling books ever published. As the beloved tale continues to charm generations across the world, The Little Prince Deluxe Pop-Up Book, available through bookstores nationwide, is sure to be a favorite among The Little Prince fans as well as those discovering the tale for the first time.
Decorating in Detail by Alexa Hampton
Alexa Hampton, the celebrated designer and author of The Language of Interior Design, takes readers deeply into her process of selecting the details for elegant, classic homes with inviting living rooms, bedrooms, dining rooms, kitchens, and other spaces. In Decorating in Detail, Alexa shares the development process for eight elegant homes in locations from New York City to New Orleans.
Walking readers through each room, she describes how she and the homeowners chose all of the elements, from textures to fabrics to furniture. Sidebars on the best placement for lamps, outlets, and more (inspired by her popular Wall Street Journal “Where-to” column) and Sharpie drawings that show how she visualized the room’s transformations help the reader build an unprecedented understanding of interior home design as a whole. Decorating in Detail will be available through major book retailers this fall.
In with the Old: Classic Décor from A to Z
The creative mind behind the highly acclaimed blog Peak of Chic, Jennifer Boles presents her first book to the world of decorating, In with the Old: Classic Décor from A to Z. A new spin on the classic decorating guides of the past, In with the Old details one hundred of the greatest classic decorative styles in Boles’ signature informative and upbeat writing style. This book is an essential addition to any decorating enthusiast’s library.
Each classic decorating technique featured in the book continues to be cherished and utilized today. Paired with each description is an original photograph or illustration, along with the history of the style, what makes it timeless, and how you can decorate and live with it in ways that are modern and fresh. Flip through the pages and find endless knowledge about trompe l’oeil, campaign furniture, verre églomisé, tented rooms and how some of the greatest decorators of all time have incorporated these techniques into their own work. This guide detailing great design will be released in October and will be available in the US, Canada, the UK and Australia.
House Beautiful Quick Changes
Straight from the leading authority in home design and decoration, House Beautiful presents the first book in a new series, Quick Changes: Fresh Looks for Every Room. In this book, readers will learn how to master the art of the ‘quick change’ – transforming the entire ambience of a room through quick and easy steps.
The book is filled with inspiring advice from today’s leading interior designers, along with more than 200 color photographs. In each chapter, readers will uncover a new simple but effective technique or style to update any type of room and create spaces that not only look good, but feel good as well. House Beautiful Quick Changes: Fresh Look for Every Room allows all readers the opportunity to become the decorating professionals they aspire to be and live in the homes they dream of owning. The book is available through local and national booksellers.
Living Color A Designer Works Magic with Traditional Interiors by Gary McBournie
With a penchant for painting and an appreciation for the well designed home since he was a child, author Gary McBournie has perfected the art of creating interior spaces with an impeccable eye for color. He established his design firm in Boston in 1993 and has since created warm, elegant, and timeless classic American homes, always with a twist on tradition.
Finely attuned to his environment, McBournie develops each interior with a color palette that matches its surrounding exterior, splashing cool and restful hues for a cottage in New England, shades of lime and papaya in the tropics, and warm sunset tones for a ski house in Montana. Featuring personal photographs and the inspirations behind his color choices, Living Coloris a must have for anyone looking to be tickled pink by gorgeous, 21st century renditions of the comfortably chic American home. Living Colorwill be available through major book retailers this fall.
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