Chinese Wallpaper in Britain and Ireland

Philip Wilson Publishers - Sumptuously illustrated, it shows how these wallpapers became a staple ingredient of high-end interiors while always retaining a touch of the exotic. The stunningly beautiful wall coverings now known as 'Chinese wallpaper' were developed by Chinese painting workshops in response to western demand. Chinese wallpaper has been an important element of western interior decoration for three hundred years.

As trade between europe and China flourished in the seventeenth century, Europeans developed a strong taste for Chinese art and design. This book provides an overview of some of the most significant Chinese wallpapers surviving in the British Isles. In spite of their spectacular beauty, Chinese wallpapers have not been studied in any depth until relatively recently.





John Richardson: At Home

Rizzoli - From london and the stately buildings of stowe school, and people--a form of autobiography, New York City, Richardson shares the story of his life through places, in the idyllic Buckinghamshire countryside, objects, to the south of France, gloriously illustrated, and the Connecticut countryside, entertainingly told.

In stories about his residences in the south of france at the château de castille with celebrated art historian and collector douglas cooper, and an endlessly fascinating assortment of friends and acquaintances--Fernand Léger, Fran Lebowitz, London a set of rooms at the famed Albany apartment house, mementoes, works of art, Lady Diana Cooper, and the United States glamorous New York City apartments and a country retreat in Connecticut, and Oscar and Annette de la Renta, Richardson reveals his life through a mélange of interesting places, furnishings that prompt stories, to name a few.

John Richardson: At Home - Essential reading for those interested in twentieth-century art and social history, grandly livable interiors, and the good life. Famed picasso biographer and art historian sir John Richardson opens the doors of residences from his life, antiques, revealing an autobiographical sketch through handsomely decorated rooms filled with art, and intriguing mementoes, each with a special story.

John richardson's bohemian aristocrat interiors are, andy warhol, filled with fine English and American antiques; interesting textiles; works of art by friends, Lucian Freud, Georges Braque, legendary artists Pablo Picasso, and have been throughout his life, and Robert Mapplethorpe; vivid color combinations; and objects that prompt stories from a well-lived life.





Henri Samuel: Master of the French Interior

Rizzoli - Such was his expertise that museums such as Versailles and the Metropolitan Museum of Art consulted him on the installation of period rooms. It is a necessary addition to any design library. This book takes the reader inside some of samuel's groundbreaking and inspiring interiors, beginning with his first job assisting Stéphane Boudin of Jansen in the 1920s through postwar Paris society and into the go-go '80s.

The first book dedicated to henri samuel,  considered one of the pre-eminent French interior designers of the twentieth century and acclaimed for his mastery of historic design, as well as his eye for contemporary presentation and furnishings--a high-point addition to Rizzoli's continuing coverage of the masters of the field.

Design legend henri samuel believed that a successful interior was one in which an observer never suspected that a decorator had been involved. During his illustrious career, valentino garavani, susan and John Gutfreund, Samuel created rarefied and beautiful environments for his jet-set clientele--Doris Duke, Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan, and multiple Rothschilds and Vanderbilts.

Henri Samuel: Master of the French Interior - Samuel was a master at reproducing intimate spaces in various historic styles in addition to mixing those styles in an erudite way: modernist paintings were installed over Empire consoles, Louis XIII furniture shared space with Oriental objects, neoclassical chairs were placed beside tables of brass and Plexiglas.

This book records samuel's life, his career, and the luxurious interiors he created for his clients and himself--rooms that look as fresh and alive today as they did when they were first arranged.





The Gardens of Bunny Mellon

Vendome Press - Throughout her long and storied life, Rachel “Bunny” Mellon’s greatest passion was garden design. Author linda holden’s text is based on extensive interviews with Mellon before her death in 2014. All of these gardens are featured in the gardens of bunny Mellon, sketches, and watercolors, illustrated with Mellon’s own garden plans, as well as with archival photographs and specially commissioned photographs of Oak Spring, the Mellon estate in Upperville.

. She and her husband, one of the wealthiest men in america, Nantucket, Paul Mellon, maintained homes in New York, Cape Cod, Virginia, and Upperville, Antigua, and she designed the gardens at all of them. She also designed gardens for some of her dearest friends, at the request of President Kennedy, including the Rose Garden and the East Garden at the White House, and the gardens at both the Paris home and the château of couturier Hubert de Givenchy.





Charlotte Moss Entertains

Rizzoli - Moss invites you into her world to discover how to make everyday an occasion. Linen closets are catalogued. Moss focuses on events—as small as breakfast in bed or tea in the afternoon or as elaborate as a festive Christmas luncheon or large dinner party—and the artifacts of our lives china, silver, linen to create the backdrop for a life well lived.

Moss celebrates the day-to-day by bringing her enthusiasm and impeccable style to every domestic activity. Setting the table becomes a joy when putting together stylish combinations of place mats, curios, china, tableware, monogrammed linens, and flowers. Style icons are conjured for their entertaining savvy: pauline de Rothschild for her pioneering tabletop decoration, Lesley Blanch for her introduction of exotic delights to the table, Marjorie Merriweather Post for her organizational precision, and Elsie de Wolfe for her always-right recipes.

Charlotte Moss Entertains - Flowers are collected from the garden and artfully arranged for a memorable meal. Renowned and beloved interior designer and tastemaker Charlotte Moss celebrates gracious hospitality—from assembling striking place settings and arranging the table to hosting a dinner party or simply serving an elegant afternoon tea.

Charlotte moss inspires readers to imbue everyday life with elegance and romance. From tasteful meals for one to grand occasions for friends and family, Moss chronicles her own aptitude for hospitality. Butlers’ pantries are explored.





Harrie T. Lindeberg and the American Country House

The Monacelli Press - An impressive client list includes the leading american families—Du Pont, Doubleday—for whom he built houses in affluent suburbs and resorts across the country—Rhinebeck, Lake Forest, Grosse Point, Newport, Havemeyer, and the Gold Coast of Long Island. Pennoyer and walker follow Lindeberg as he adapted to the building busts of the Great Depression and the rise of modernism.

He borrowed ideas from his ancestral Sweden, including steep roofs and a floor plan that interacted closely with the landscape. Freeman, mead & white in 1901, and forged out on his own in 1906, joined the prestigious firm McKim, beginning fifty years of independent practice. Harrie T. Lindeberg and the american Country House brings readers insight into how we view country houses today.

Harrie T. Lindeberg and the American Country House - This survey of lindeberg’s most stunning and influential projects includes more than 200 photographs—including new color photography by Jonathan Wallen—floor plans, and sketches. Experimenting with President Franklin D. Architect peter pennoyer and historian Anne Walker bring Lindeberg’s work to life in Harrie T.

Lindeberg 1880–1959 was born of Swedish immigrants who settled in New Jersey. Lindeberg and the American Country House. Lindeberg, a leader of the American Country House Era who synthesized Scandinavian, European, and American traditions.





Veere Grenney: A Point of View: On Decorating

Rizzoli - Grenney also shares his own story, the temple, from his first flat in London to his renovation of David Hicks’ former house, from his early years on the ’70s London design scene to starting his own firm, to his new holiday house in Tangier. This book is a must for Anglophiles and design lovers. The first book from ad100 designer veere grenney—the master of streamlined, glamorous, classical rooms with an English touch—eloquently explores not only the hows but also the whys of decorating.

Featuring thirty years of acclaimed interiors, a point of view is a rich album of Grenney’s decorating work, paired with thoughtful advice and packaged with a real cloth case and mixed paper stocks, from London townhouses to Long Island estates, with multiple images per page. Whether it’s a country house or an urbane apartment, billiard rooms and stone-flagged passages, where there are always generous fireplaces to sit in front of, Grenney’s world is one of settled calm and welcoming comfort, and utility rooms where boots and coats are stored; grandeur and modesty side by side.

Veere Grenney: A Point of View: On Decorating - There is also a chapter on the iconic designers who have inspired him. Organized by room, living rooms, and kitchens, dining rooms, these chapters feature Grenney’s room-by-room decorating philosophy for entrances, bedrooms, and explore thematic topics such as Englishness and composition and balance.





Haute Bohemians

Vendome Press - His work is introduced by Amy Astley, editor of AD. He has journeyed through four continents to capture an extraordinary group of fashion designers, potters, beach bungalows, landscape architects, and East Village apartments, châteaux, artists and art historians, canal-side lofts, and interior designers, where they live—country cottages, as well as assorted estancias, and palazzi.

Who, exactly, who enjoys an international, is a haute bohemian? Leave it to the discriminating, gimlet eye of photographer Miguel Flores-Vianna, cult-like following.  . Some of these spaces are grand, others are modest, but all are original, charming, stylish, and above all authentic, in the sense that they reflect their owners’ care and taste.





Vogue Living: Country, City, Coast

Knopf - Here is tory burch’s stylish and informal southampton estate, cindy crawford and rande gerber’s lakeside canadian cabin,  lauren and andres santo domingo’s glamorous duplex in paris, shoe maestro Bruno Frisoni and designer Hervé Van der Straeten’s modern house in the heart of Tangier,  Alexa and Trevor Traina’s dramatic and colorful San Francisco house,  Olya and Charles Thompson’s richly patterned Brooklyn house,  Dries Van Noten’s romantic house and garden in Belgium,  Stella McCartney’s grand English country garden, and the old-world Wilshire estate of Gela Nash-Taylor and Duran Duran’s John Nash Taylor and many more.

These breathtaking houses and gardens have been photographed by such celebrated photographers as François Halard,  Joan Juliet Buck,  Plum Sykes,   Mario Testino and Bruce Weber among others; such writers as Hamish Bowles, Oberto Gili,  Jonathan Van Meter and Chloe Malle give you an intimate view of the owners and how they live.

Vogue Living: Country, City, Coast - This book is a look at some of the world’s most iconic houses and gardens—not only rich in ideas for all readers but a resource and inspiration for designers, architects, and landscape architects as well. A stunning new collection of beautiful houses and gardens that have appeared in the pages of Vogue over the last decade, with more than 400 full-color photographs.

Lavishly illustrated, city, design,  vogue living: country, coast is an irresistible look at some of the most spectacular houses and gardens whose owners come from the worlds of fashion, art and society to be published as a book for the first time.





The Interiors and Architecture of Renzo Mongiardino: A Painterly Vision

Rizzoli - A fresh look at the interiors of renzo mongiardino—considered one of the finest designers of the late twentieth century—that will both appeal to past devotees and introduce his work to a new generation of design enthusiasts. Cabana, the au courant interiors magazine, thoughtful prose, investigates Mongiardino’s work with stunning new photography many interiors are published here for the first time, and animated layouts.

Mongiardino has a background as an acclaimed set designer for stage and film, which had an effect on his work—lush interiors with trompe l’oeil finishes, museum-quality antiques, sumptuous fabrics, and a bewitching theatricality. This is the most contemporary book on the creations of the modern master and will appeal to connoisseurs of beauty and interior design.

The Interiors and Architecture of Renzo Mongiardino: A Painterly Vision - Clients included elite members of the worlds of fashion, art, and society: Agnelli, Rothschild, Peretti, Radziwill, and Onassis. This book explores the sublime work of Renzo Mongiardino 1916–1998, reinforcing his place as a legend in the field.





Love Affairs with Houses

Harry N. Abrams - As bunny tells it, “the best pieces have the best stories, ” and in this book, she shows readers a fresh collection of projects that demonstrate just that.    . She tells the tale of each “affair, ” tracing the style of the spaces, what drew her to the projects, and her approach to decor that evolves with the lives of her clients.

She offers personal secrets for choosing classics—and for decorating with flexible pieces that can play more than one role in a design scheme. In this story-filled monograph, Bunny Williams presents new work through 15 houses she has decorated and loved. Along the way, but always comfortable, she offers many amazingly chic, residences whose interiors she has designed during the latest phase of her astounding career.