In our world, the end of summer means a couple of things: Hopefully the hottest days are behind us, and we can look forward to the latest releases of design books. Would it surprise you to know we are more excited about the latter of the two? In our August issue, we shared three of our favorite design books that we plan on picking up this fall. For a clickable version (and to admire those beautiful covers), we have compiled a full collection of eight books recommended by local designers to be sure to get your hands on.
From the White House to the gardens of Versailles, Rachel Lambert Mellon’s landscape and garden design is held to the highest regard in The Gardens of Bunny Mellon.
No need for a vacation with Travel Home: Design with a Global Spirit, featuring 20 homes influenced by international adventures.
No Place Like Home: Interiors by Madeline Stuart highlights the latest projects by the Hollywood-based designer, as she takes us through the design process from start to finish. The book will be in stores at Cobblestone & Vine in Little Rock this fall!
Noted for its “fresh, unpretentious beauty,” Tom Scheerer: More Decorating shares the designer’s latest projects from New York to Palm Beach.
Entertaining at Home: Inspirations from Celebrated Hosts is our go-to inspo for both a summer party or simply hosting a small dinner at home.
Local Showroom Picks:
By recommendation of Northwest Arkansas designer Kimberly Harper of Harper Howey Interiors, Ashley Longshore, a New Orleans pop artist, has her first book coming out this fall entitled Ashley Longshore: I Do Not Cook, I Do Not Clean, I Do Not Fly Commercial. The book features Ashley’s well-known bejeweled vibrant art as well as a look into her life story.
Garden & Gun’s 5th book, Southern Women: More than 100 Stories of Innovators, Artists, and Icons, “obliterates that stereotype” of the Southern woman by showcasing 100+ diverse women from chefs to writers to entrepreneurs. A favorite pick of Cynthia East Fabrics, the book will be available to purchase in stores this fall.
The New Elegance: Stylish, Comfortable Rooms for Today, by recommendation of Cobblestone & Vine, features designer Timothy Corrigan’s take on luxurious yet livable rooms that are sure to add contemporary elegance inspiration to your life. The book will be available for purchase in stores at Cobblestone & Vine.