Book Look

Temperatures are falling, fall color is in full effect and we’re settling into the season with a few favorite reads

Through A Designer’s Eye

Designer Matthew Patrick Smyth tells readers how rediscovering his love of photography inspired his latest and greatest projects—and his second book Through A Designer’s Eye: A Focus on Interiors (The Monacelli Press, $65). Featuring tours of his projects, including his own country home, Smyth offers a fresh view on decorating in harmony. 


Vital Voices

A thought-provoking book and exhibition, Vital Voices: 100 Women Using Their Power to Empower (Assouline, $60) is an inspirational tome every generation can turn to. Original portraits accompany first-person excerpts from some of the world’s most influential women, including Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Bozoma Saint John and more.

Island Hopping

An island vacation has never felt closer thanks to Island Hopping (Vendome Press, $60) by designer Amanda Lindroth. Known for her airy, relaxed aesthetic, Lindroth shares 25 projects—from Lyford Cay to Great Cranberry, Maine—that reflect the charming personas of beloved beach towns.



Autumnal colors and cozy seasonal getaways are on full display in Colin McAllister’s and Justin Ryan’s new book Escapology: Modern Cabins, Cottages and Retreats (Figure1 Publishing, $35). From treehouses and mountain lodges to lakeside getaways, the book, which hits bookshelves November 17, takes readers across the world with a collection of shelters that inspire quiet, tranquil living.


Entertaining Beautifully

From modern day style icon and tastemaker, the eponymous tome Aerin Lauder: Entertaining Beautifully (Rizzoli, $55) is a must-read for every hostess. Organized by season and featuring more than 20 celebrations, Lauder spills her best-kept secrets—and her most cherished childhood traditions—that will make any event a memorable one.