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Fall Book Brigade

by habituallychic

09 . 10 . 13
I’m either going to have to build more shelves or move in order to accommodate all the new books coming out this fall. Lots of fabulous design books are about to be published from some your favorite decorators, as well as books by a few first time authors whose names you will definitely recognize.  I’ll try to do some more in depth posts once I have my copies but until then, here’s a look at what’s to come. 
The first book that I have been dying for is by my favorite photographer Francois Halard. It will be published by Rizzoli on October 29, 2013 and will feature tastemaker homes but “the more intimate ‘house portraits’ that Halard would photograph for himself, where his personal vision shines through.”  I can’t wait until the New York book signing! 

I knew Aerin Lauder had a book coming out this fall so I was excited to see the cover for Beauty at Home online today. It will be published from Potter Style on October 29, 2013 and will without a doubt be as chic as her new beauty and home collections. 

As I know from my posts, people love to see the homes of fashion designers.  In Beyond Chic: Great Fashion Designers at Home out October 1st, photographer Ivan Terestchenko takes into the private spaces of the late designers Coco Chanel and Yves Saint Laurent, as well as Azzedine Alaïa and Vanessa Seward, to name just a few. 

I felt like I won the lottery when Valentino’s right hand man, Giancarlo Giammetti approved me to view his private instagram account. It’s a view into a world of yachts and parties that most of us only dream about. His new book Private, Giancarlo Giametti, takes us farther back into their elegant and chic world of fashion and friends. It will be released November 5, 2013 by Assouline. 

There is an amazing feature on interior designer Stephen Sills home in Bedford in the October issue of Town & Country. Fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld called the chicest house in America so it’s fitting that he has written the foreward to Stephen Sills: Decoration.  The book will be released October 22, 2013 by Rizzoli. Oh, and Francois Halard took the photos for the book which ups the chicness factor even more. 

Canadian interior designer Tommy Smythe has already told me that he’s coming to New York for Thomas O’Brien’s book party for Aero: Beginning to Now and I can’t wait. As we’ve seen from the evolution of OBrien’s own apartment over the years, his eye has just gotten better so it will be interesting to also look at the evolution of the store. The book will be released on October 15, 2013 by Abrams. 

Belgian gallery owner Axel Vervoordt is the designer that other designers bow down to time and again.  His style is simple and spare but mixes antiques and modern pieces perfectly.  I can’t wait to see what’s in store with Axel Vervoordt: Living with Light which will be released by Flammarion on October 22, 2013. 

One book I do have already is Tom Scheerer Decorates, the title of which harkens back to Billy Baldwin Decorates. It’s divided into City, Country and Tropics all of which are filled with what I think of as Tom’s signature, printed fabrics and wallpaper.  It’s definitely one to pick up when it’s published on September 10th by Vendome Press. 

When I stopped by interior designer Alexa Hampton’s office this past April, the galley of her book was on her desk.  I can’t wait to pick up the finished copy Decorating in Detail when it’s published on November 5, 2013 by Potter Style. 

You may have seen Jeffrey Alan Marks on Million Dollar Decorators but it’s clear from his book that he’s more than just a reality star.  I have a copy of the Jeffrey Alan Marks: The Meaning of Home and it’s filled with beautiful photos by Douglas Friedman and inspiration for your own home or design projects. 

Suzanne Kasler’s book became a favorite of bloggers and designers alike so I can’t wait to see her follow up Suzanne Kasler: Timeless Style when it’s released October 8, 2013 by Rizzoli. 

If you follow interior designer Howard Slatkin on instagram, you get a little peek into his beautifully designed world.  That’s why I am excited to pick up his book Fifth Avenue Style: A Designer’s New York Apartment when it’s released by Vendome Press on October 15, 2013. Howard is also one of the founders of the home fragrance company Slatkin & Co. so I’m sure his homes smells as good as it looks! 

The October issue of AD has a peek inside Timothy Corrigan’s French chateau which makes me even more excited for his book An Invitation to Chateau du Grand-Lucé: Decorating a Great French Country House. It’s my dream to move to France someday so I hope I can learn a few pointers from his amazing restoration project. It will be released on October 1, 2013 by Rizzoli. 

And last but not least, I know some of you have still not bought my book Habitually Chic: Creativity at Work .  Perhaps you can add it to your fall book order so I can start working on my second book.  Merci! 

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  1. Coulda shoulda woulda September 9, 2013 | 12:36 pm

    Yep, I think I need another shelf…That selection of books is too hard to say no to!

  2. ArchitectDesign™ September 9, 2013 | 12:58 pm

    Yes it’s unbelievable the number of awesome books coming out; it makes it so hard to choose!

  3. Karen Albert September 9, 2013 | 1:27 pm

    I am thrilled with the number of very exciting books by the best of the best in design this fall! Thank you so very much for the update, I was aware of a few but not others!

    2013 Artists Series

  4. Elizabeth@ Pine Cones and Acorns September 9, 2013 | 2:34 pm

    I could not agree with you more about the extra shelf space! Each book is more beautiful than the last.

  5. MJH Design Arts September 10, 2013 | 11:59 am

    Now, I will definitely need those new book shelves… Amazing new releases. Thanks.

  6. Michael Hampton September 10, 2013 | 12:00 pm

    I am most excited about the Howard Slatkin and Stephen Sills books. Thomas Pheasant is releasing a book too called “Simply Serene”. Ill have to add the Giancarlo Giammetti book to my list. Im going to have to have a huge book sale to make way for new books!

  7. Sissym Mascarenhas September 10, 2013 | 3:20 pm

    We should worry about preserve on fascinating books.


  8. Splendid Market September 10, 2013 | 4:25 pm

    What a plethora of creativity, they all look great, but Beyond Chic looks especially intriguing.