Book Look

As we settle into a new season, pick up AH&L’s favorite reads hitting the shelves this fall

Blue and White Done Right
As a follow-up to their best-selling book Charm School, Schumacher and Monacelli have joined forces again to create Blue and White Done Right: The Classic Color Combination for Every Decorating Style (Monacelli, $55). Written by Frederic’s design editor Hudson Moore, the pages are filled with more than 120 images of stylish blue and white interiors by designers including Miles Redd, Veere Grenney and more.

HOME: The Residential Architecture of D. Stanley Dixon
HOME: The Residential Architecture of D. Stanley Dixon (Rizzoli, $60) is the debut book of Atlanta-based architect Stan Dixon. Exploring various genres and styles, Dixon takes us inside 13 projects—from a coastal retreat on Jupiter Island to an English-manor-inspired home on the coast of South Carolina—that all tell a story of architectural significance.

Houses and Landscapes
In their first book, Houses and Landscapes (Rizzoli, $65), Brian Sawyer and John Berson of architecture and design firm Sawyer | Berson showcase their use of modern yet classic design styles for a variety of seaside and city abodes, as well as garden retreats.

Defining Chic
Written by Jesse Carrier and Mara Miller, principal designers of Carrier and Company Interiors, Defining Chic (Rizzoli, $60) showcases homes inspired by clients’ personalities and dreams with practicality in mind. From a historic New York duplex to a Mediterranean-style Southern California house, the duo reveals the design principals behind every project.

A Designer’s Eye
After much anticipation, British designer John Stefanidis debuts his book A Designer’s Eye (Rizzoli, $75). Inside, Stefanidis compiles nearly 50 years of projects and demonstrates how he uses global influences for his home designs as well as his furniture and fabric collections.

Mastering the Art of Entertaining
Inside Mastering the Art of Entertaining (SparkPress, $45), entertainer Joseph Marini guides readers on how to be a thoughtful and authentic host. Marini also includes nearly 100 personal recipes, guaranteed to be a fan-favorite at your next dinner party.

The Artistry of Flowers
Written by celebrated floral designer Gabriela Salazar, The Artistry of Flowers (Rizzoli, $50) is a lesson in all things that bloom. Inside, Salazar teaches readers how to understand flower characteristics from an artist’s perspective and determine which type of flowers pair best with different designs.

Sense of Place
Co-authors Caitlin Flemming and Julie Goebel explore what makes a house a home in their latest tome Sense of Place: Design Inspired by Where We Live (Abrams, $45). Inside, Flemming and Goebel also disclose how celebrated designers and creatives style spaces after inspired places.   

Classic Shindig
Get to know two of New Orleans’ best hosts and pianists with the release of their new book Classic Shindig (Susan Schadt Press, $60). Showcased within the pages are hundreds of photographs captured inside Michael Harold and Quinn Peeper’s very own Garden District home, plus the duo’s best-kept secrets on entertaining, hosting and design.