Taking Shelter

The season’s freshest design releases feel like Spring’s early morning dew: engaging, peaceful and powerfully transformative

Lush Life

The grounds of 12 beautiful properties—all designed to be lived in and enjoyed as extensions of the homes they surround, rich with creature comforts—are the subject of landscape designer Scott Shrader’s The Art of Outdoor Living: Gardens for Entertaining Family and Friends (Rizzoli, $50). BUY NOW

Southern Exposure

People who embrace traditional interior style are people who love heritage and story, writes Nashville designer Eric Ross in his debut book, Enduring Southern Homes (Gibbs Smith, $40). A seasoned interior decorator, Ross explores this fondness for timeless interiors through his hospitable approach, with tips on creating your very own updated but enduring style, regardless of where you live. BUY NOW

Access Granted 

Kicking aside the standard coffee-table-tome format of showcasing projects house by house, celebrated designer Jeffrey Bilhuber divides Everyday Decorating (Rizzoli, $45) into chapters that illustrate feelings: how to make your home more comfortable, happy, colorful, personal, brighter, sexy, charming and cozy. His practical advice is empowering, inspiring enlightened design decisions. BUY NOW

The Right Recipe

The idea that decorating your home should be a process of pure pleasure is the impetus for Farrow & Ball: Recipes for Decorating (Rizzoli, $50). Written by Joa Studholme, the luxury paint and wallpaper company’s color curator, the book shares secrets for creating harmonious interiors through 13 case studies, each with a detailed color palette that acts like a recipe with a menu of ideas to use in your own home. BUY NOW

Flower Frenzy 

A must-read for anyone who appreciates the beauty and everyday luxury of fresh flowers, Living Floral (Rizzoli, $45) inspires and instructs as it details how design luminaries from Charlotte Moss to P. Allen Smith share their joy of flowers—from simple centerpieces to entertaining with flair. BUY NOW