Kick Back and Relax with Spring’s Best New Design Books

Iced tea and lounge chair not included.

May 21, 2024

As deeply thoughtful as they are visually striking, this season’s new design titles explore how our physical surroundings influence our daily experience. From offering rare peeks into intimate retreats to celebrating the power of decorator know-how, each of these stunning books is an ode to the beauty of home.

  • The legendary designer welcomes readers into his expertly curated personal homes in London, Suffolk, and Tangier.

    Veere Grenney: Seeking Beauty
    $75, bookshop.org

  • Bunny Williams’s new garden book is at once a resplendent paean to the famed decorator’s lovingly cultivated estate in Connecticut and a guide to bringing the outdoors in.

    Bunny Williams: Life in the Garden
    $60, bookshop.org

  • Buzzy London-based designer Sophie Ashby celebrates a decade of artfully unexpected interiors in her debut tome.

    Studio Ashby: Home Art Soul
    $58, barnesandnoble.com

  • Jeremiah Brent’s contemplative collage explores the power of space to sustain memories.

    The Space That Keeps You: When Home Becomes a Love Story
    $41, barnesandnoble.com

  • In her deeply personal book, Lauren Liess takes readers on a visual journey through her coastal renovations from the Outer Banks to Martha’s Vineyard.

    Beach Life: Home, Heart & the Sea
    $45, bookshop.org

  • Brooklyn-based studio Worskstead is renowned for hospitality design so inviting that you’ll be tempted to stay awhile.

    Workstead: Interiors of Belonging
    $75, bookshop.org

  • Evocative and vibrant, Haskell Harris’s delightful book is an invitation into the homes and studios of creatives who share her passion for beauty.

    The House Romantic: Curating Memorable Interiors for a Meaningful Life
    $45, bookshop.org

  • From choosing curtain tiebacks to mastering fabric-covered walls, Dara Caponigro’s latest title—the very first book from FREDERIC—is an indispensable resource for designers and design-lovers alike.

    Decorate Like a Decorator: All You Need to Know to Design Like a Pro
    $70, shopschumacher.com

  • Vincent Van Duysen’s Antwerp apartment and a Luca Guadagnino–designed residence on Lake Como are just two of the singular homes captured by photographer Henry Bourne.

    Turn of the Century: Portraits of Creative Interiors
    $75, bookshop.org

  • A master of proportion, scale, and historic detail, architect Gil Schafer III explores the elements of lasting style in his latest book.

    Home at Last: Enduring Design for the New American House
    $55, bookshop.org



  • American Modern: Architecture; Community; Columbus, Indiana by Matt Shaw

    Available July 10, $75, pre-order at phaidon.com

  • Arent & Pyke: Interiors Beyond the Primary Color Palette by Juliette Arent and Sarah-Jane Pyke

    $55, bookshop.org

  • Back to the Land: A New Way of Life in the Country by Pieter Estersohn

    $55, bookshop.org

  • Alyssa Kapito Interiors by Alyssa Kapito

    $65, bookshop.org

  • Bohemian Soul: The Vanishing Interiors of New Orleans by Valorie Hart

    $65, bookshop.org

  • Outside In by Brian Paquette

    $45, bookshop.org

  • The Maine House II by Maura McEvoy, Basha Burwell, and Kathleen Hackett

    $60, bookshop.org

  • New England Coastal: Homes That Tell a Story by Mark A. Hutker

    Available June 12, $60, pre-order at phaidon.com

  • Italian Coastal: Recipes and Stories from Where the Land Meets the Sea by Amber Guinness

    $40, bookshop.org

  • Peter Merino: Ten Modern Houses by Peter Merino and Sam Lubell

    Available June 5, $150, pre-order at bookshop.org

  • Private Gardens of Philadelphia by Nicole Juday

    $60, bookshop.org

  • Sean Scherer’s Vignettes by Sean Scherer

    $35, amazon.com

  • Soil to Table: Recipes for Healthy Soil and Food by Bridget Elworthy and Henrietta Courtauld

    $60, bookshop.org

  • The Gardening Book: An Accessible Guide to Growing Houseplants, Flowers, and Vegetables for Your Ideal Garden by Monty Don

    $33, barnesandnoble.com

  • Daylesford Living: Inspired by Nature: Organic Lifestyle in the Cotswolds by Carole Bamford

    $60, barnesandnoble.com