Book Look

As stifling summer days prolong, AH&L shares the charming page-turners offering endless design and entertaining inspiration this season

Celebrating Home

In his latest tome Celebrating Home: A Time For Every Season (Gibbs Smith, $50), interior designer and lifestyle aficionado James T. Farmer—known for his love of holiday decor, gardening and playing host at his two Southern abodes—reveals his best-kept entertaining secrets for every season.

The Ultimate Bath

Releasing next month, The Ultimate Bath (Rizzoli, $60) by Waterworks co-founder Barbara Sallick curates a round-up of the most luxurious spaces by top architects and designers, such as Suzanne Kasler, Nate Berkus, Commune Designs and more.

The Draper Touch

In the revised edition of The Draper Touch: The High Life and High Style of Dorothy Draper (Shannongrove Press, $100), Carleton Varney, owner and president of Dorothy Draper & Company, guides readers through the designer’s fashionable life, offering never-heard-before stories behind her most legendary projects.

A Loving Table

Inspiration abounds in A Loving Table: Creating Memorable Gatherings (Gibbs Smith, $55). From a Vietnamese Christmas Eve to a Mardi Gras brunch, readers will catch a glimpse inside the special occasions of women from around the world, all sharing their how-tos on hosting an unforgettable celebration.

Parisian by Design

Written by Diane Dorrans Saeks, Parisian by Design: Interiors By David Jimenez (Rizzoli, $55) highlights ultraromantic French-influenced spaces from the famed designer. Tune in to Jimenez’s top ideas for decorating with French flair and peek at the source section for his favorite flea markets, antiques dealers and art galleries in Paris and New York.