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Reading List: New Home and Design Titles You Won't Be Able to Put Down

FRANCOIS CATROUX By David Netto and Diane Von Furstenberg

This first volume on Fran├žois Catroux is a comprehensive consideration of the work and life of an international master of interior design. This book looks at Catroux’s career chronologically, featuring his first projects in 1968 through his latest, completed only this year, and includes the interiors of houses and apartments around the globe. Luxuriously photographed, it is also a lively and intimate read about a life lived in great style.

 

BEACHSIDE BOHEMIAN: EASY LIVING BY THE SEA – A DESIGNER COUPLE’S REFUGE FOR FAMILY AND FRIENDS By Robert and Cortney Novogratz

Well known to their fans through their reality TV shows (on HGTV and Bravo), designers Robert and Cortney Novogratz’s third book is dedicated to their vacation home in the sleepy beach outpost of Trancoso, Brazil. In addition to offering up terrific decoration suggestions for every room in the house and the outdoors (including a treehouse!), they have advice on how to make your vacation home pay for itself and traveling with kids.

 

WANDERLUST: INTERIORS THAT BRING THE WORLD HOME By Michelle Nussbaumer and Hutton Wilkinson

The first book from designer Michelle Nussbaumer features her dramatically lush interiors and shows readers how spaces can be inspired by travel and filled with treasures from around the world. Organized by mood and style, it showcases interiors that range from calm to bold, and from rustic to exotic. These include Nussbaumer’s own stunning residences in Switzerland and Texas, as well as her work for clients around the country.

 

LUMITECTURE: ILLUMINATING INTERIORS FOR DESIGNERS & ARCHITECTS By Anna Yudina

This timely publication captures the most imaginative ideas at the dawn of an exciting new era. Some 200 projects are organized into three sections: lighting that transforms space, lighting that alters the experience of time, and lighting that evokes emotion or psychological change. Projects range from design solutions to highly experimental or immersive experiences that induce physiological responses or use entirely new sources of light, such as bioluminescence or rarefied gases.

 

INTERIOR DESIGN MASTER CLASS: 100 LESSONS FROM AMERICA’S FINEST DESIGNERS ON THE ART OF DECORATION By Carl Dellatore

Opening Interior Design Master Class is like sitting down to the best dinner party you’ve ever attended. A classic in the making, the book features one hundred essays by America’s top designers that explore in detail the process of designing a home, from the fundamentals to the finishing touches. Each piece is paired with images of the designer’s work to illustrate the principles being discussed, annotated with informative captions.

 

Article originally published in Metro Home & Entertaining's Volume 14.1 Issue / Books are available at National Book Store