‘Tis the season to elevate your coffee table game, and what better place to start than with a festive Amazon haul? Get ready to unwind in style during the holiday downtime, whether you’re flying solo or hosting a gathering. To make your selection a breeze, I’ve curated a non-affiliate top 10 list of the hottest design books – a stylish lineup that includes some of the brilliant minds who graced Texas Design Week in Dallas. Happy reading, holiday shopping and decorating! [Read more…] about Top Ten Coffee Table Books for the Holiday Season
Ralph Lauren: A Way of Living marks a significant milestone in the legacy of Ralph Lauren Home, a brand that has redefined style, sophistication, and quality since its establishment in 1983. Commemorating the 40th anniversary, this book presents a cinematic portrayal of Ralph Lauren’s visionary journey, encapsulating four decades of groundbreaking influence and innovation. Through vivid visuals and insightful narrative, this inaugural volume pays homage to the American design icon and his transformative home collections, which not only revolutionized an industry but also profoundly impacted our way of life.
“What I do is about living. It’s about living the best life you can and enjoying the fullness of the life around you—from what you wear, to the way you live, to the way you love.”
This picturesque retrospective breaks down the various styles of Ralph Lauren Home into ‘ways of living’ categories: estate, safari, romance, western, bohemian, country, seaside, downtown, uptown, speed. We see theses styles fully come to life in his own homes in [Read more…] about Ralph Lauren- A Way of Living
Legendary chef Paul Bocuse described this essential guide as “an invaluable kitchen companion” for novice and established cooks.
Forget about attending culinary school… buy this book!
Navigating the intricacies of traditional French cuisine may appear formidable, yet it stands as a gratifying pursuit. This all-encompassing and stunningly illustrated manual delves into classic French culinary technique and recipes. Curated by accomplished culinary educators, it stands as an indispensable resource for the aspiring home cook. [Read more…] about The Complete Book of French Cooking
A revealing glimpse into the homes of Milan’s foremost creative residents.
Internationally acclaimed interior designer and decorator Nicolo Castellini Baldissera comes from a celebrated Milanese family of architects and designers. Guido Taroni is a leading photographer specializing in fashion and interiors. Together, the two have curated rare access to remarkable private Milanese homes with their stunning new book Inside Milan.
From palazzos to apartments, expect each turn of the page to reveal how Milanese aristocracy, business moguls, artists and fashion icons design their own private spaces. Not to name drop BUT…think Fornasetti, Etro and others- (note Veronica Etro’s home pictured above). Each chapter is devoted to a private residence you won’t want to miss.
“The design world in Paris is dazzling. For centuries France has been considered the pinnacle of refinement in fashion, food, and design. This is in large part because the French have always revered and supported artisans who are the best at what they do, whether they are employing ancient techniques or new technology.” -David Jimenez