As winter settles in, why not load up your coffee table and bookshelves with these latest stylish tomes, just in time for the holidays? Our ardent bibliophile, Lance Avery Morgan, recommends the best new books to give…and receive right now.
NICOLEHOLLIS: CURATED INTERIORS
By Nicole Hollis
A wide range of residences in city, country, and coastal settings that masterfully mix the simplicity of line with organic complexity to create refined spaces are featured in this inspirational volume.
$60. At RizzoliUSA.com.
CHATEAU LAFITE: THE ALMANAC
By Saskia de Rothschild and Baron Éric de Rothschild
Illustrated within are pivotal moments relating to the 150 vintages produced by Chateau Lafite since the family founded the winery in 1868. Also included are informative tasting notes, meteorological aspects, scientific notes, and the grape blends that mark each vintage.
$175. At RizzoliUSA.com.
ANATOMY OF STYLE
By SoPHie Gachet
For anyone who cannot get enough of fashion, here is a must-have reference and style bible. How? Fifty celebrity looks and trends are dissected into their essential elements to demonstrate how to effortlessly reproduce each show-stopping look.
$29.95. At RizzoliUSA.com.
HOUSES: ROBERT A.M. STERN ARCHITECTS
By Randy M. Correll, Roger H. Seifter, Gary L. Brewer, and Grant F. Marani
These twenty houses and apartments each have a unique design representing a stylistically diverse group reflecting in-depth knowledge of history and precedent. Each house evokes the vernacular architectural heritage particular to its region while gracefully reflecting its unique natural surroundings.
$75. At MonacelliPress.com.
DESIGN IN ASIA: THE NEW WAVE
By Philip Annetta, Suzy Annetta, and Aric Chen
The axis of design influence has begun shifting from west to east, and designers in Asia are at the forefront of many burgeoning creative and cultural movements, as seen in this chic design resource.
$65. At ThamesAndHudsonUSA.com.
ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST: THE MOST BEAUTIFUL ROOMS IN THE WORLD
By Marie Kalt
Since 1920, Architectural Digest has celebrated design talents, innovative homes, and
products–providing endless decoration, lifestyle, and travel inspiration. Here’s an unrivaled survey of the most exciting contemporary interior design across the globe.
$65.00. At RizzoliUSA.com.
DREAM MAKERS: BESPOKE CELEBRATIONS
By Guendalina Litta
From the most minimalistic décor to an extravaganza spread over a vast locale, Litta’s unique gatherings are conceived for pure delight. She never ceases to reinvent her signature art of entertaining to cultivate a welcoming, convivial atmosphere that brings people together through a magical celebration.
$85. At RizzoliUSA.com.
By Sandra Lucas and Sarah Eilers
Native Houstonians Lucas and Eilers's aesthetic marries the entrepreneurial, can-do spirit of the West with a heaping helping of Southern grace. The distinctive influences of their hometown, from the architecture of John Staub to the textures and color palettes of the surrounding Texas ranches and expansive landscapes to the impact of futuristic NASA, all infuse their design choices. Whether traditional, contemporary, or transitional in style, the rooms they create are timelessly gorgeous and livable.
$45. At RizzoliUSA.com.
MODERN IN THE MIDDLE
By Susan Benjamin and Michelangelo Sabatino
The creation of the modern residence led the way for the modernism architecture movement to be more fully accepted by the masses, as seen here, with an abundance of astonishing homes that have never been collected in one study until now.
$60. At MonacelliPress.com.
By Philip Jodidio
Here, twenty-five stunning houses, designed by Brazil’s Jacobsen Arquitetura firm are excellent examples of building with nature in mind. Fully illustrated with photography specially commissioned for this book, it sets each house in the context of diverse terrains and climates, making it a welcome resource for architects and designers.
$75. At ThamesAndHudsonUSA.com.
ÉLAN: THE INTERIOR DESIGN OF KATE HUME
By Linda O’Keefe and Kate Hume
Color, light, and texture all inform Hume’s projects to create a distinctive style that is casually luxurious; bold patterns are expressed in rich, elemental hues. Though color drives her design schemes, it is never dominant. In fact, Hume feels, there is no wrong color, only wrong combinations.
$55. At RizzoliUSA.com.
GABRIELLE CHANEL: FASHION MANIFESTO
By Miren Arzalluz and Véronique Belloir
At the beginning of the twentieth century, she stripped women of their corsets, bobbed their hair, and imposed a young and free fashion that instantly rendered current styles old-fashioned. Then, she introduced the little black dress and created the exquisitely made tweed suits that became her trademark. Re-live the magic in this new book.
$60. At ThamesAndHudsonUSA.com.