From elegant living as told by top Southern design talents to the season’s must-know entertaining tips, settle into fall with AH&L’s current favorite reads
New from celebrated interior designer Suzanne Kasler, Edited Style (Rizzoli, $57.50) is a treasure trove of inspiration for gracious living. From family-oriented homes to casual beach retreats and even a peek into her own home, Kasler encourages readers to create spaces that feel like a personal portrait through intentional, edited design.
Occasions to Celebrate
Give reason to every season with Occasions to Celebrate: Cooking and Entertaining with Style (Rizzoli, $45). Written by renowned chef and Atlanta-native Alex Hitz, the book features over 100 recipes inspired by traditional Southern dishes with subtle hints of French culinary flair.
In the architecture and design firm’s first monograph, Workshop/APD Homes: Architecture, Interiors, and the Spaces Between (Rizzoli, $55) gives readers a lesson in balanced, effortless living. Written by the firm’s founders Andrew Kotchen and Matt Berman, the book showcases how different design styles can include shared sensibilities.
Deeda Blair: Food, Flowers & Fantasy
For the first time, readers are invited inside the home of famed public health advocate, style icon and legendary entertainer Deeda Blair thanks to Deeda Blair: Food, Flowers, and Fantasy (Rizzoli, $60). Paired with an insider’s look at her glamorous lifestyle, Blair’s entertaining secrets encourage gatherings that are “simple, but original, and surprising.”
More is More is More
Written by Carl Dellatore with a foreword by Schumacher’s Dara Caponigro, More Is More Is More (Rizzoli, $55) celebrates maximalism at its core. Featuring spaces with punchy patterns, lacquered ceilings, geometric floors and more, readers will catch a glimpse inside over-the-top rooms by dozens of acclaimed designers who prove that maximalist style can still be warm and inviting.
Suzanne Tucker, co-founder of leading interior design firm Tucker & Marks, releases her third monograph Extraordinary Interiors (Monacelli Press, $60). Peruse a selection of the designer’s most recent projects—including a mountain retreat, a Bay-area pied-à-terre, a Manhattan apartment, as well as Tucker’s own residence in Montecito, California—and learn a lesson in sophisticated, yet leisurely living.
A nod to the past with an eye toward the future, Charm School: The Schumacher Guide to Traditional Decorating for Today (FSCO Media, $45) is a catalog of spaces that perfectly blend past and present. Written by Emma Bazilian and Stephanie Diaz, the book shares how old-school decorating details are resurfacing today with the next generation of design enthusiasts.
Together at the Table
Written by Capucine De Wulf Gooding and David Gooding, husband-and-wife founders of tabletop and home decor brand Juliska, Together at the Table (Abrams, $50), introduces new and inspiring ideas for the delightfully imperfect art of celebrating in both formal and casual settings. From the elegantly tailored to the artfully mixed-and-matched, their teachings will take your gatherings to the next level.