__MAIN_TEXT__
feature-image

Page 16

Books Mrs. Howard: Room by Room

Parish-Hadley Tree of Life: An Intimate History of the Legendary Design Firm

Carrier and Company: Positively Chic Interiors

A Day at Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte

Phoebe Howard Abrams September 2015 272 pages $50

Brian McCarthy and Bunny Williams Stewart, Tabori & Chang October 2015 288 pages $60

Jesse Carrier and Mara Miller Vendome Press September 2015 248 pages $60

Alexandre de Vogüé, Jean-Charles de Vogüé, and Ascanio de Vogüé Flammarion September 2015 192 pages $34.95

Atlanta and Jacksonville, FL-based interior designer Phoebe Howard’s new book Room by Room is a follow-up to her uber-successful Joy of Decorating. Known as “Mrs. Howard,” her sophisticated Southern style has spawned a legion of fans as her popular stores in Atlanta and Charlotte can attest. Room By Room covers the basics from living rooms and libraries to bathrooms and kitchens, as well as children’s rooms and outdoor living rooms. Howard details what makes her work so unique by dissecting design projects in New York, Nashville, and Atlanta, and incorporating personal stories throughout the book. Patterns, textures, colors, and arrangements are carefully choreographed in a Howard interior, where layering remains supreme. I have both of her books in my library and they are totally “dog-eared” as this is a must-have for any designer’s bookshelf.

Think Parish-Hadley and the term “legendary” comes to mind. The venerable interior design firm has set the gold standard for over 60 years. From the days of designing the Kennedy White House and the homes of the Astors, Gettys, and Rockefellers to today’s more classic pared-down interiors, Sister Parish’s cabbage rose and Aubusson style mixed with Albert Hadley’s more modern approach was a winning combination. Alumni designers Brian McCarthy and Bunny Williams pay homage to the firm’s illustrious history in the new book Parish-Hadley Tree of Life. Through the work of 30 of the most prominent designers working today, the book details how the firm has influenced their styles, tastes, and practice.

Husband and wife design sensation Jesse Carrier and Mara Miller’s refined and sophisticated interiors have garnered a cult following in less than a decade. Named on the coveted Architectural Digest’s AD100, their reputation has established them as one of the top design firms on the scene today. The illustrated Carrier and Company: Positively Chic Interiors, showcases a wide range of work, from a winter home in Florida to a Tribeca loft, and a client roster filled with media heavyweights such as Town and Country editor Jay Fielden and Vogue’s Anna Wintour, who wrote the book’s foreword. Perhaps the designing couple’s work can best be summed by my favorite quote in the book—“timelessness is the love child between modern and traditional.”

Sometimes the best things do come in small packages (5.9 x 9.4 inches to be exact). This delightful illustrated book offers an insider’s look behind the hedges of the greatest chateaux of Europe—Chateau de Vaux-le Vicomte. Designed in 1641 by architect Louis Le Vau, decorator Charles Le Brun, and garden designer André Le Nôtre, the chateau was owned by finance minister Nicolas Fouquet (who was eventually thrown into prison for mishandling funds by Louis XIV). Eventually the property was home to the great chef Vatel. The book traces the chateau’s storied history and grandeur from the days of the Belle Époque through World War I and up to 1968, when it became one of the largest private historic monuments in France. Lavish photography and archival documents tell the secrets of court life and depict the grandeur of the chateau, furnishings, and gardens.

14

Profile for Array Magazine, Inc

Array Magazine- Fall 2016/2016  

Array Magazine - Fall 2015 ARRAY Magazine brings the most interesting people, places and ideas in interior design into the homes and offices...

Array Magazine- Fall 2016/2016  

Array Magazine - Fall 2015 ARRAY Magazine brings the most interesting people, places and ideas in interior design into the homes and offices...

Advertisement

Recommendations could not be loaded

Recommendations could not be loaded

Recommendations could not be loaded

Recommendations could not be loaded