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Books The Seaside House: Living on the Water

Creating Home: Design for Living

The Well-Dressed Window: Curtains at Winterthur

House Style: Five Centuries of Fashion at Chatsworth

Nick Voulgaris III Rizzoli March 2017 240 pages, $55

Keith Summerour Rizzoli March 2017 240 pages, $50

Sandy Brown The Monacelli Press May 2017 208 pages, $50

Kimberly Chrisman-Campbell and Charlotte Mosley Skira Rizzoli April 2017 406 pages, $45

Whether you are fortunate enough to have an ocean view or are a designer working on a client’s beach house, The Seaside House: Living on the Water will not disappoint. Author Nick Voulgaris III captures the true essence of living by the water, be it ocean, lake, river or pond. Readers are offered a peek into a variety of properties—from Martha Stewart’s abode in Seal Harbor, Maine, and Donna Karan’s Zen-like oasis in East Hampton, to Tommy Hilfiger’s contemporary beach house in Miami and Giorgio Armani’s tranquil retreat in Antigua, West Indies. Homes in Block Island, Malibu, Greenport and Shelter Island are also showcased. Beautifully photographed by Douglas Friedman, The Seaside House features waterfront living at its best: modern monastic interiors to classic clapboard cottages that will inspire readers—no matter what part of the country they live in.

In his first book, acclaimed Atlantabased architect, designer and author Keith Summerour explores an array of residences that truly redefine what we think of as home today. Featuring nine distinct houses, the book explores his architectural collaborations with designers such as Liza Bryan, Barbara Westbrook, Circa Interiors, Jeremy Smearman and John Howard. Manor houses and rustic retreats are just a few of the styles represented, all of which reflect the author’s Southern heritage. From renovations to his own romantic rural home known as Towerhouse Farm (complete with a 70-foot stone tower), the architect’s reinterpretation of classical style is a welcome addition to the world of design.

If you have ever toured Winterthur, the former Delaware estate of Henry DuPont, you’ve seen how the show-stopping drapery treatments form the perfect backdrop for the historic architecture and impressive interiors. The WellDressed Window pays homage to the beauty, workmanship and design of one of the premier museums of American decorative arts. Dupont’s family home features 175 room settings filled with his extraordinary collection of American furniture, antiques and paintings. Forty of these rooms are described (with special attention to detail and trim) from both a technical and historical perspective. Archival photographs from the 1920s to the designs of today illustrate the evolution of draperies and upholstery in the past century and offer a fascinating study for those interested in decorative arts, design and textile history.

The Elizabethan-style home of the Cavendish family and the hereditary dukes of Devonshire since 1549, Chatsworth House is known not only for its architecture and design, but for its unique fashion history. So when Countess Laura Cavendish was in search of a christening gown among the estate’s many textiles, she discovered a fashion retrospective just waiting to happen. She collaborated with Vogue’s International Editor-at-Large, Hamish Bowles, on the exhibition, and it’s only natural that the publication of House Style would follow. House Style celebrates the fashions, jewels, designs and textiles of the Cavendish family, with a nod to the designs of Jean Phillipe Worth, Christian Dior, Gucci, Helmet Lang, Vivienne Westwood and Alexander McQueen. Coronation robes, evening gowns and even uniforms are just a few of the rare costumes featured in this lavish tale of five centuries of design.

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