From insider tours of top creatives’ personal spaces to a reimagined family compound on the coast of Maine, this spring’s newest design books are filled with endless visual inspiration and enthralling stories that are sure to captivate. Whether you’re looking to satisfy a bit of wanderlust, get tips for a long-awaited kitchen renovation, or host a party that will have everyone talking, consider these stunning works your guide to living a more beautiful life.
Suzanne Rheinstein: A Welcoming Elegance
The late design icon Suzanne Rheinstein’s just-released book celebrates of the unparalleled elegance, skill, and taste that flows through each of her projects. From San Francisco to Newport Beach, the five California homes showcased within are a testament to the power of collecting and living with a lifetime’s worth of treasures.
The New Antiquarians: At Home with Young Collectors
From the Chinatown apartment of the couple behind fashion label Bode to artist Pablo Bronstein’s English seaside hideaway, antiquarian (and FREDERIC contributor) Michael Diaz-Griffith visits the homes of today’s buzziest young creatives. Finding inspiration in rare treasures and personal mementos, Diaz-Griffith’s book is a love letter to the art of acquiring antiques in support of a richer future, reframing what it means to build a sustainable and considered collection.
Available June 28.
Interiors stylist Colin King’s debut book explores the nuances of turning a house into a home and the daily practice of cultivating your space through things. Part manual and part work of art, readers will find endless inspiration for arranging existing collections or developing new ones to reflect personal style and interests. (Read our interview with King to learn more about his styling secrets.)
Charm School: The Schumacher Guide to Traditional Decorating for Today
Wicker and ruffles and chintz, oh my! In their new book, FREDERIC’s own content director Emma Bazilian and art director Stephanie Diaz delve into the tenets of traditional decorating, exploring iconic rooms of the past and present-day interiors from designers who are reimagining old-school decorating for a brand-new generation.
The House of a Lifetime: A Collector’s Journey in Tangier
Satisfy your wanderlust with a striking tour through the Tangier home of Umberto Pasti, filled with the Italian writer and horticulturist’s museum-worthy collection of textiles, furniture, and art accumulated through a life of travel and research. With lush photography by Ngoc Minh Ngo, it’s the next best thing to buying a ticket to Morocco.
The Joy of Home
In true Southern fashion, Ashley Gilbreath’s projects are infused with a warm sense of tradition and deep familial connection. With an eye towards functionality and warmth, the interiors in her new tome show how the designer brings her clients’ stories to life to create homes who reflect the families who live there.
Available April 18.
Haute Bohemian: Greece
Authenticity runs deep through Miguel Flores-Vianna’s latest book. A follow-up to his must-read Haute Bohemians, this visual ode celebrates the historical and cultural richness of Greece, filled with homes both simple and grand—but each firmly rooted in a sense of place.
Available May 16.
McAlpine: Romantic Modernism
Bobby McAlpine’s newest book dives into his eponymous design firm’s most recent projects, capturing the delicate balance between modernism, classicism, and romanticism. Beginning with his own newly renovated home, McAlpine shows how even the most modern dwellings can benefit from the principles of classical proportion and balance to create truly timeless interiors.
An Entertaining Life: Designing Town and Country
Design virtuosos Paolo Moschino and Philip Vergeylen guide readers through a personal and insightful look into their cottage in West Sussex and the homes of their clients to explore the elements that create a dynamic and welcoming interior. Structured as a daily log, Moschino and Vergeylen invite us along their creative journey creating spaces for personal growth, entertaining, and comfort.
Available May 16.
Frances Elkins: Visionary American Designer
The erudite designer Frances Elkins was known blending styles from America to India to Japan to create dynamic and multi-faceted interiors. Scott Powell, historian and leading expert on Elkins, has created a deeply researched book dedicated to the immeasurable influence of her designs and their importance to the interior design world of today.
A House in Maine
British design titan Nina Campbell flexes her design prowess in transforming a century-old Maine cottage into a family compound that reflects the history and personality of its past generations and the many to come. From moving the house to protect a beloved maple tree to designing new recreational complexes, Campbell and New York architects Ferguson & Shamamian turn a house into a world of its own.
Joie: A Parisian’s Guide to Celebrating the Good
Ajiri Aki’s new book explores the secrets behind the enviable Parisian lifestyle. From hosting tips to home styling, Aki, founder of Madame de la Maison, brings a little bit of Paris to your doorstep with surefire ways to add a bit of the joie de vivre the French or so well known for.
Available April 18.
The World at Your Table: Inspiring Tabletop Designs
A prolific traveler and collector, designer Stephanie Stokes takes readers on a journey around the world as she sets the table with pieces she has acquired from Cartagena to Budapest. Stokes’s impeccable taste is sure to inspire even the most experienced hostess to mix up their table-settings for a fresh and dynamic new feel.
Vicente Wolf: Creative Interior Solutions
With over three decades as an interior designer, Vicente Wolf has developed a reputation for exceptionally curated rooms replete with expert craftsmanship and unique antiques. His most recent publication is a constellation of his breadth of knowledge that’s perfect for design lovers and industry insiders alike.
Available April 11.
Uncommon Kitchens: A Revolutionary Approach to the Most Popular Room in the House
Veteran design editor Sophie Donelson knows a thing or two about kitchens that marry form with function—and she has the inside track to discovering out how the world’s best decorators bring them to life. Filled with useful tips and endless inspiration, Donelson’s book breaks down misconceptions about kitchen layouts to help readers tackle even the most challenging spaces.
Available May 23.
May Morris: Arts & Crafts Designer
The first comprehensive publication honoring May Morris’s contribution to the Arts & Crafts movement as lead designer and artist for the company founded by her father, artist William Morris, this visually arresting and educational new book pays due to her many influential works.