A shot from "Thomas O'Brien: Library House"
Photo: © 2018 Francesco Lagnese

11 Design Books to Read This Fall

New books featuring the work of Suzanne Kasler, Veere Grenney, Thomas O'Brien and more make for perfect autumn reading

Fall is the time for all things hygge. We pull out chunky knit sweaters, light pumpkin-scented candles, and sip on warm cider. Just in time for this coziest of seasons, a batch of new interior design books are coming out, from a look at interior designer Thomas O’Brien’s dreamy Bellport getaway to Veere Grenney’s unbelievable house in Tangiers, there’s no shortage of beautiful books to curl up on the couch with this fall.

 

Suzanne Kasler: Sophisticated Simplicity | September 11

In this collection of never-before-seen homes by Atlanta-based designer Suzanne Kasler, the designer incorporates fresh ideas and reflects on her sources of inspiration. The rich photography chronicles cozy country houses and modern oceanfront estates. Kasler shares innovative ways to assemble inviting rooms and captivating vignettes. Rizzoli, $55

Veere Grenney — On Decorating: A Point of View | September 18

In the first tome from acclaimed designer Veere Grenney, he looks back on his thirty years of decorating. Organized by room, the book feature Grenney’s decorating philosophy peppered with insight into his own life story. The reader is taken from the early years on the ’70s cultural scene in London through to the launch of his firm to how he approached designing his own homes, including his first  apartment in London; his  renovation of David Hicks’ former house; and and his stunning vacation house in Tangier. Rizzoli, $65

Dior and His Decorators | September 25

The first account of how Victor Grandpierre and Georges Geffroy, the duo behind Christian Dior’s modern yet traditional interiors, helped the designer create a globally recognized brand. Vendome Press, $60

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May I Come In?: Discovering the World in Other People’s Houses by Wendy Goodman | September 25

From Wendy Goodman, the design editor at New York, comes this look into the homes of artists, eccentrics, and the fiercely imaginative. Goodman visits more than 75 houses, each of which demonstrate a unique, bold style. The book also showcases beautiful photography from leading interiors photographers in addition Goodman’s own snapshots of memorable moments from her journeys. Abrams, $65

Island Hopping: Amanda Lindroth Design | September 25

After abandoning a successful media career in New York, Amanda Lindroth moved to Nassau and became an interior designer. Lindroth’s breezy Bahamas style comes through in her work, which manages to make English antiques and rattan furniture look like they were made to be paired together. In addition to the 30 projects featured in the book, readers can also expect charming illustrations from Lindroth’s friend and collaborator Aldous Bertram. The book perfectly captures Lindroth’s sophisticated yet approachable style. Abrams, $60

Carolyne Roehm: Design & Style: A Constant Thread | September 25

In the successful lifestyle author’s thirteenth tome, she explores a new topic—her own life. From her childhood in a small Missouri town to her illustrious fashion career to her role as an entertaining and decorating guru, the book is filled with gorgeous images and vibrant spreads. In examining her own story, Roehm looks at how the constant threads of design and style have informed her work and her life. Rizzoli, $75

 

David Gill: Designing Art | October 2

The powerhouse London art dealer traces the rise of this gallery, starting with its founding in 1987, and features interiors art-filled interiors with the talents he’s championed throughout his career, from artist Donald Judd to architect Zaha Hadid. Vendome Press, $60

Steven Gambrel: Perspective | October 9

In his second book, New York based interior designer Steven Gambrel gives insight into his design style through a collection of recent projects, ranging from the luxe Astor Suite at the Plaza Hotel to a faded beach house in Bridgehampton. The book is an inspiring look at Gambrel’s elegant yet high-gloss sensibility that artfully pairs daring color palettes and intriguing tactical surfaces with a nod to tradition. Rizzoli, $65

Thomas O’Brien: Library House | October 9

Long known for his vintage elegance, designer and architect Thomas O’Brien illustrates the journey of building his dream project, a brand new house that looks as though it’s been standing for generations. The Bellport, Long Island home acts as a studio for O’Brien and his husband, fellow designer Dan Fink.  The book chronicles the journey of how the gorgeous, immaculately detailed house came together and provides insight into how O’Brien and Fink live and work. Abrams, $60

Tony Duquette’s Dawnridge | October 16

After iconic set designer Tony Duquette died in 1999, his apprentice Hutton Wilkinson purchased his legendary Beverly Hills estate. Here, Wilkinson documents its exquisite revival. Abrams, $75

On Interior Design by Penny Drue Baird | October 18

From Paris to Palm Beach, interior designer Penny Drue Baird gives you an intimate, curated look at her most beautiful projects. Images Publishing, $50

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