10 design books to inspire you

Think eclectic by Piet Swimberghe and Jan Verlinde
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ERIC KUSTER INTERIOR DESIGN
by Eric Kuster (teNeues, 2016); $65.
Catering to high-profile clientele around the world, interior designer Eric Kuster invites you inside the exclusive, luxurious spaces he creates for the rich and famous. The lush photography make it a worthwhile visit.


GARDENS AT FIRST LIGHT
by Stacy Bass and Judy Ostrow (athome Books, 2015); $60.
Celebrated garden photographer Stacy Bass has long called daybreak her true muse. For her second book, the artist went behind the gates of a dozen private gardens in the Northeast to capture these landscapes in the most enchanting light of the day.


THINK ECLECTIC
by Piet Swimberghe and Jan Verlinde (Lannoo Publishers, 2015); $59.50.
Art historian Piet Swimberghe and photographer Jan Verlinde successfully illustrate the new mix-and-match trend in interior design today. The new mantra to adopt: “Mixing is not only allowed: it is a must.”


AT HOME IN THE GARDEN
by Carolyne Roehm (Potter Style, 2015); $85.
As one of America’s most important tastemakers, Carolyne Roehm grants a first-ever tour of her “outdoor living rooms” at Weatherstone, her historic Connecticut home, in this celebratory book.


THE ART OF CLASSICAL DETAILS II: An Ideal Collaboration
by Phillip James Dodd (The Images Publishing Group, 2015); $70.
A leading expert on classical architecture and interiors, Phillip James Dodd follows up his critically acclaimed The Art of Classical Details with this definitive new volume.


ADORN YOUR LIFE II
by Li Juan (Artpower International, 2015); $60.
Featuring contemporary interiors that hail from Tribeca to Tel Aviv to Australia, this book explores the magic that happens when designers express their own unique aesthetic.


THE CURATED HOUSE
by Michael S. Smith with Julia Reed (Rizzoli New York, 2015); $65.
Considered one of today’s most esteemed interior designers, Michael Smith presents his unique design philosophy and the integral elements of his style in his most personal book to date.


MICHELE BöNAN: The Gentleman of Style
with foreword by Leonardo Ferragamo and introduction by Cesare Cunaccia (Assouline, 2015); $85; Assouline.com.
Peek inside the creative mind of renowned Italian architect and interior designer Michele Bönan. His distinctively styled ventures bring his uncompromising vision to life.


THE FOUR ELEMENTS OF DESIGN: Interiors Inspired by Earth, Water, Air and Fire
by Vicente Wolf with Linda O’Keeffe (Rizzoli New York, 2016); $50.
Design icon Vicente Wolf illustrates how the four classical elements—earth, water, air and fire—can inspire unforgettable spaces.


THE PHILIP JOHNSON GLASS HOUSE: An Architect in the Garden
by Maureen Cassidy-Geiger (Skira Rizzoli, 2016); $55.
Located in New Canaan, the Philip Johnson Glass House is one of the world’s best and most recognizable modernist structures. Its evolution is one for the history books.

 

 

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