Fill Your Fall Reading List With These Inspiring Design Books

We're spoilt for choice.

October 11, 2023

Get ready to make some space on your bookshelves: From A-list architecture firms to top decorators, garden experts to globe-trotting photographers, the list of luminaries behind this fall’s newest must-have design books is a long one. Not sure where to start? We’ve rounded up 30 of our favorite titles that are sure to provide inspiration—not to mention make gift-giving a breeze—all season long.


  • Star Style: Interiors by Martyn Lawrence Bullard
    $75, bookshop.org

  • Kelly Wearstler: Synchronicity
    $60, kellywearstler.com

  • David Netto
    $75, bookshop.org

  • Livable Luxe by Brigitte Romanek
    $45, bookshop.org

  • Kathryn M. Ireland: A Life in Design
    $50, bookshop.org

  • Laura Gonzalez: Interiors
    $75, bookshop.org

  • Shamshiri: Interiors by Pamela Shamshiri and Ramin Shamshiri
    $75, bookshop.org

  • Jake Arnold: Redefining Comfort
    $47, amazon.com

  • Worlds of Wonder: Richard Hallberg Interiors
    $65, bookshop.org

  • Memories of Home by Heidi Caillier
    $60, bookshop.org

  • Alexa Hampton: Design, Style & Influence
    $60, bookshop.org

  • Mario Buatta: Anatomy of a Decorator by Emily Evans Eerdmans
    $55, bookshop.org

  • Defining Chic: Carrier and Company Interiors by Jesse Carrier and Mara Miller
    $60, bookshop.org

  • John Stefanidis: A Designer’s Eye
    $75, rizzoli.com

  • Rose Uniacke At Work
    $75, bookshop.org

  • Sara Story: The Art of Home
    $60, bookshop.org

  • The New Classic Home: Modern Meets Traditional Style by Paloma Contreras
    $45, bookshop.org

  • Designing Rooms with Joie de Vivre: A Fresh Take on Classic Style by Amanda Reynal
    $40, bookshop.org

  • Timeless by Design: Designing Rooms With Comfort, Style, and a Sense Of History by Nina Farmer
    $50, rizzoli.com

  • The Art of Home: A Designer Guide to Creating an Elevated Yet Approachable Home by Shea McGee
    $40, bookshop.org

Architecture & Gardens

  • Home: The Residential Architecture of D. Stanley Dixon
    $60, rizzoli.com

  • Peter Pennoyer Architects: City / Country by Anne Walker
    $75, bookshop.org

  • What Makes A Garden: A Considered Approach to Garden Design by Jinny Blom
    $50, bookshop.org

  • Sawyer / Berson: Houses and Landscapes by Brian Sawyer and John Berson
    $65, bookshop.org

  • Jorge Loyzaga: Classical and Harmonic Proportions
    $80, bookshop.org

Anthologies & History

  • Iconic Home: Interiors, Advice, and Stories from 50 Amazing Black Designers by June Reese, BID
    $50, bookshop.org

  • Blue and White Done Right: The Classic Color Combination for Every Decorating Style by Hudson Moore
    $60, shopschumacher.com

  • Sense of Place: Design Inspired by Where We Live by Caitlin Flemming & Julie Goebel
    $45, bookshop.org

  • A Year in the French Style: Interiors and Entertaining by Antoinette Poisson
    $60, amazon.com

  • Trailblazing Women Printmakers by Elena M. Sarni
    $35, bookshop.org

  • Simon Upton: London Living
    $74, amazon.com

  • Bauhaus Style
    $105, assouline.com

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