8 Design Books to Add to Your Spring Reading List

Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles shares our top favorite reads this season

Design of a Country Estate
Releasing in July, The Design of a Country Estate: Purple Cherry Architects & Interiors (Gibbs Smith, $50) shares the captivating ground-up construction story of a luxurious, coastal-country estate. With a main house, guesthouse, and seven outbuildings, the book details how Purple Cherry Architects & Interiors brought a family’s vision to life.

Brooklyn-based design studio Workstead spills their secrets on creating home-like public spaces in Workstead: Interiors of Belonging (Rizzoli, $75). Highlighting commercial projects across the country—including the Garden & Gun Club in Atlanta—the authors approach design challenges head-on to craft spaces guests want to extend their stay in.

Decorate Like a Decorator
With 21 chapters covering a variety of themes, Decorate Like a Decorator: All You Need to Know to Design Like a Pro (Monacelli, $65) is a one-stop-shop to reach design excellence. Written by Frederic’s editor-in-chief Dara Caponigro, the pages are filled with more than 200 images and over 100 insider tips to transform a standard room into something extraordinary.

Seeking Beauty
Take an exclusive first look into acclaimed designer Veere Grenney’s London home along with two additional stunning properties in Veere Grenney: Seeking Beauty (Rizzoli, $75). Gorgeous photographs and charming anecdotes take readers on a journey of styling personal spaces.

The House Romantic
Home is where the soul flourishes—a sentiment author Haskell Harris lives by. In her debut book The House Romantic: Curating Memorable Interiors for a Meaningful Life (Abrams Books, $45), Harris puts on rose-colored glasses to share how readers too can build meaningful interiors that reflect who they are at their core.

Authentic Interiors
Authentic Interiors: Rooms That Tell Stories (Gibbs Smith, $45) transports readers into Philip Gorrivan’s well-curated world of vivid interiors and timeless designs. With impeccable attention to detail, Gorrivan nods to a glamorous past while keeping an eye toward the future.

The Landscape of Home
Renowned landscape architect Edmund Hollander’s The Landscape of Home: In the Country, By the Sea, In the City (Rizzoli, $55) explores the natural spaces and elements that make our lives meaningful. Site maps and photographs guide readers through 18 featured Hollander Design projects.