Saturday, October 3, 2009

New Design Books

There are a few material things that I have affection for in my life.  Perhaps affection isn’t the best word.  More like obsession I suppose.  One of them is purses.  I typically buy a few purses every year, because I get bored easily with what I have.  Another is shoes.  I don’t have an extraordinary amount of shoes (I’m no Imelda Marcos), but I am always on the lookout for a new pair of comfortable cute shoes.  And finally, (but by no means the last thing), I obsess over design books.


Annsley Interiors

I have them everywhere in my house.  Every bookshelf that I have is littered with them.  They are displayed in every way possible.  I have them perched on frame stands to display nice covers, I have them standing up in a row with artistic bookends, I have them laying down with their bindings showing and topped off with a designer box, I have some in hidden piles around the house because they don’t fit anywhere else and the ones that aren’t my favorites, but that I can’t part with, I have in shelves in my garage.  I told you… it’s an obsession.


Victoria Hagan Interiors

So, it goes without saying that I always have my eye out for new design books on the market.   And, boy, are there a bevy of them coming out for the Fall, just in time for Christmas (hint, hint!).


I will say that there is one very popular author/writer in particular that I will not buy any more books from because I had the opportunity to meet her and I will just say that she was less than cordial.  In fact, she was downright snobbish and couldn’t care less that I admired her work and have been a past customer.  Sad, really, that she lost me as a future customer.   And sad for the designers that she writes for too!

But, enough of that… onto the new design books coming out!  I’m so excited!

David Hicks: A Life of Design

To be released October 20th, 2009.

In House by Mitchell Owens

To be released October 20th, 2009.

 Sister Parish Design: On Decorating

To be released October 27th, 2009.


The Private World of Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Berge

Published September 1, 2009. 

 Suzanne Kasler: Inspired Interiors

To be released October 13, 2009.


Geoffrey Bradfield Ex Arte

Published September 1, 2009.


 Nancy Corzine: Glamour at Home

To be released October 6, 2009.


Rooms to Remember: The Classic Interiors of Suzanne Tucker

Published September 29th, 2009.


The Well-Dressed Home: Fashionable Design Inspired by Your Personal Style

Published September 29th, 2009.


Starting Your Career as an Interior Designer

Published May 19, 2009.

You can click on any of the links above and they will direct you to the book’s product link on (where I buy a lot of books!). 

And finally, from many of the creators of Domino Magazine, the new online shelter magazine, Lonny Magazine, is ready for your reading pleasure.  Click on the link and sit back for some wonderful  images and articles.

Have a lovely week everyone!


Lindsey Conrad - Nabors said...

Oh my gosh - you and I are JUST alike in this way! I LOVE purses and have way too many and never need another - but when I find one I love or that is great deal - I just can't help myself. I have a lot of shoes too - but probably more purse. And like you, I LOVE design books and mags!! It's such a treat to get a new one! =)

Cote de Texas said...

I see a few I need to go order!

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

I am the same way about the design books, and I can't seem to stop!! But not handbags and shoes thank God. I have a pink handbag that I carry in the spring/summer and a black one that I carry in the fall/winter. I love them both and was on my 3rd year with the pink I went on e-bay and found another one just like it...hahaha I know I am crazy! But when I like something , I like it. I guess everyone will think I have had the same bag for 10 years. I think the two will last at least that long. Now , if I could only find another one like my black one, but it is only 2 years old...

Laura Casey Interiors said...

Fabulous roundup! I want to order them all!

Haven and Home said...

Oh I didn't know so many of these were available. I LOVE design books too!

Cristin said...

They all look great! Great post.


Clarity said...

I must say I too have had to curb my book buying, I really like the Well-dressed Home book though. Reading the description in Amazon, it quite accurately points out that one's personal style should be reflected in the home also. I thought this was common sense, then again some must remember not to Keep up with the Joneses in dress and home. Thank you for another addition to my list.

MyLittleHappyPlace said...

Oh yes, my Amazon wish list is about to be updated!

Isabella & Max Rooms said...

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Have a great day! Janell

Things That Inspire said...

What a year for interior design books! I might have to ask for an Amazon certificate for Christmas, as I will be in Colorado and don't relish the idea of lugging home 30 pounds of design books.