Like the leaves on the trees, the season’s most colorful releases have dropped, and are begging to be picked up!

Pleasure Perfect 

Tastemaker Carolyne Roehm’s best-selling books have focused on flowers, parties, blue-and-white, gardens and more, but with Design & Style: A Constant Thread (Rizzoli, $75), she weaves her many passions into a narrative that explores the constant threads of character and creativity that have nurtured her since her humble beginnings. 


Passion Project 

Celebrated Birmingham, Alabama, architect Jeffrey Dungan is known for his passion for authentic materials, natural elements and rich patinas that come with age. In The Nature of Home (Rizzoli, $55), Dungan walks readers through these “forever” homes, adding insight and revealing his poetic approach through thematic essays.  


Field Mastery  

Decorating doyenne Nina Campbell’s staid career exemplifies the best of English style and design, and her new book, Interior Decoration: Elegance and Ease, (Rizzoli, $60) illustrates her mastery of pared-down traditionalism, sumptuous textiles, clear color, and comfort. Straddling the line between fresh and formal, this tome is an essential addition. 


Compelling Compendium 

In his second book, Steven Gambrel: Perspective (Rizzoli, $65), the celebrated New York designer gives insight into his compelling sensibilities. Steven Gambrel walks readers through his classical approach with his recent projects, each of which features confident reinterpretations of the past and a unique sense of place—and in typical Gambrel style, with vibrant color and contemporary touches to boot.


Practical Primer 

The transformative power and potential of pattern is the subject of this new release from design-industry author Susanna Salk. Arranged by motif (think nature, animal, ikat, and toile), and rife with practical tips, the rooms featured in The Power of Pattern (Rizzoli, $45) are designed by creatives such as Mary McDonald, Miles Redd and Alessandra Branca.