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Books Beth Webb: An Eye for Beauty

At Home with Dogs and Their Designers: Sharing a Stylish Life

Authentic Design: Lauren Rottet and Rottet Studio

A Place to Call Home: Tradition, Style and Memory in the House

Beth Webb Rizzoli September 2017 256 pages $50

Susanna Salk October 2017 176 pages $35

Lauren Rottet Rizzoli October 2017 336 pages $75

Gil Shafer Rizzoli 256 pages $55

Beth Webb’s new monograph Beth Webb: An Eye for Beauty marks the Atlanta-based interior designer’s first book, and with her legions of fans in the south, an eagerly anticipated one as well. A former art dealer at Sotheby’s, Webb’s elegant interiors have graced homes and magazine pages for the past twenty years. Eye for Beauty chronicles twelve residences from Atlanta and a Georgia lake house to homes in Greenwich and Costa Rica, dissecting the design process, history and homeowner’s considerations of each highly individualized interior. As a fellow southerner, the book gives new meaning to the term Southern Style, taking it to a new level. This is a must-read no matter what part of the country you live.

There is no greater love than that between a designer and his or her dog. Often permanent fixtures residing on a silk covered recamier, they are clearly some of the most elegant appointments in the house. Lifestyle author Susanna Salk chronicles the love affair between interior designers and their fourlegged companions in her unique book At Home with Dogs and Their Designers: Sharing a Stylish Life. Each chapter takes a look at the dogs’ privileged lives and the fabulous interiors and gardens they share with their owners. Charlotte Moss’ Cavalier King Charles Spaniels Daisy and Buddy, Mary McDonald’s five pugs and Alex Papachristidi’s Yorkie Teddy are just a few of the canines ready for their close-up. Salk offers clever tips on how owners can coexist and design in a dog-friendly world, making it a valuable resource for any animal lover. The foreword is written by ARRAY favorite interior designer Robert Couturier who perhaps sums it up best. “Like all the designers shown here, it is possible to be devoted not only to design at the highest levels, but all to the four-legged creatures who share our beautiful homes.”

Celebrated interior architect Lauren Rottet’s first book Authentic Design: Lauren Rottet and Rottet Studio features her stunning work from the past fifteen years. Showcasing the founding principal’s sophisticated Modernism and Beaux-Arts classicism designs of an array of houses, apartments, hotels and design studio offices, Rottet’s projects are truly works of art. While the author notes she is a “minimalist at heart and would happily live in a white box with beautiful light,” her carefully curated interiors are all about simplicity and attention to historic detail. The Houston-based Rottet is the only woman to be elevated to Fellow status by both the American Institute of Architects and International Interior Design Association. Her varied corporate, hotel and hospitality work includes Bernhardt Furniture and Paul Hastings showrooms, St. Regis, The Langham in Chicago, Beverly Hills Hotel and the James Royal Palm hotels in Miami.

Gil Shafer’s long anticipated follow-up to his best seller The Great American House will delight devotees of the esteemed architect. Known for his historic renovations and restorations, and love of old traditional and classical houses, the AD100 member explores the fundamentals—architecture, landscape and décor. Influenced by “the great American house architects of the Colonial Revival period, such as Charles Platt and William Lawrence Bottomley,” his designs (much like his favorite home, Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello) are timeless. Part one encourages the reader to apply classical and traditional principles that blend in with all sorts of styles, past and present. Part two details in depth the designs of seven homes, including a camp on the Adirondacks’ Lake Placid, a classic Connecticut Colonial, a hillside cottage in Northern California and a coastal A-frame in Maine.


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