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book review
Hot off the press: A roundup of the latest design books
Jul 27, 2017
Taylor Barker

It’s time to start planning your fall reading list! EAL is here to help with our roundup of upcoming releases. All the tomes will be making their debut this fall, offering insight on colors and patterns, and taking readers on inspirational journeys through careers that span decades.

Prints Charming: Create Absolutely Beautiful Interiors With Prints & Patterns By John Loecke & Jason Oliver Nixon
The design minds from MADCAP COTTAGE share their insight on using patterns throughout the entire home: furniture, wallcoverings, rugs, curtains and accessories. They also share tips on how to layer patterns to create more individualized designs. The book’s photography showcases both design elements and finished projects. (Abrams)

Rafael de Cárdenas: Architecture at Large By Rafael de Cárdenas
Chronicling his firm’s first 10 years, Rafael de Cárdenas’s first tome showcases his residential work, as well as restaurants, art galleries and luxury shops he designed. He is a trained architect, but spent the beginning of his career as a fashion designer for CALVIN KLEIN, and then a production designer, before opening his namesake firm. (Rizzoli)

An Adventurous Life: Global Interiors by Tom Stringer By Tom Stringer
Photography and maps illustrate the global travels that have influenced Tom Stringer’s design career. He takes readers on a journey, starting with his early travels, and showcases direct relationships between his trips and projects. (Images Publishing)

Victoria Hagan: Dream Spaces By Victoria Hagan and David Colman
In her second book, Victoria Hagan showcases how she utilizes both old and new design elements to create elegant interiors. Dream Spaces features a New York City penthouse, a Nantucket beach house and a Western ranch, among other projects. She often points to the unexpected details in her designs, which add something special to the room. (Rizzoli)

House Beautiful

House Beautiful Style Secrets: What Every Room Needs By Sophie Donelson
What does every room need? The magazine's editor in chief Sophie Donelson ventures to convey just that in her book, debuting this September. Her insights are organized in response to that question. Among the must-haves are a splash of color (chapter 1), a "grand gesture," like an oversized vase or enormous Chippendale mirror, (chapter 3) and "glitter and gleam" (chapter 4).

But the book is just as much about what Donelson calls, in her foreword, "ideas to try, not just things to buy," with a focus that's more on creating an atmosphere than making specific purchases. (Abrams)

Tara Bernerd: Place by Tara Bernerd Charlotte Fiell and Peter Fiell
London-based interior designer Tara Bernerd is known from bring character and warmth to her interiors, creating a sense of "place." In her monograph, she illustrates how she combines new and old, organic and industrial, and high and low in her interiors. Photography showcases projects spanning beach villas and urban apartments, as well as designs from her own home. (Rizzoli)

The Complete Color Harmony, Pantone Edition
By Leatrice Eiseman

In this guide for designers, over 3,500 Pantone colors make up 30 color moods, each with 36 color palettes. Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the PANTONE COLOR INSTITUTE and founder of the EISEMAN CENTER FOR COLOR INFORMATION AND TRAINING, explains the best and most effective hue combinations. (Rockport Publishers)

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