Style Court

Eight Years of Textiles, History, Art, Gardens, and a Little Mental Traveling with Courtney Barnes

3.18.2007

Craving Books


Above, from Domino's archives, Paul Costello's photograph of bookshelves in a loft decorated by Sara Ruffin Costello. Below, Grey Crawford's photograph of Schuyler Samperton's book-filled living room, as seen in Elle Decor, November 2003.


Some disappointing news: The L.A. House, the first book from decorator Ruthie Sommers, apparently will not be published this month as expected. The new release date is November 2007. Also, Kelly Wearstler's untitled third book, documenting her own 1926 Georgian-style residence, won't be out until 2008.



On the positive side, Wearstler, Jonathan Adler, Simon Doonan, Marian McEvoy and Muriel Brandolini are among the twelve taste-makers featured in Annie Kelly's upcoming book, Rooms to Inspire: Decorating With America's Best Designers. This title is supposed to be released next month, and the long-awaited (by me at least) Lulu, the first book from textile designer Lulu de Kwiatkowski, should be released June 2007 by art house publishers Ammo Books.

FYI: In her 2001 book, Designing Women: Interiors By Leading Style-Makers, Margaret Russell features Muriel Brandolini.

9 comments:

Anna said...

I would like to get both of these books! Do you think they will be available at Amazon?

style court said...

Yes! All should be available through Amazon. Just click-on the highlighted titles.

Gypsy Purple said...

For me, as a bookworm...this pot was stunning

style court said...

Thanks Gypsy Purple!

The Peak of Chic said...

Beautiful photos Style Court! I do love libraries- I think they're my favorite room of a house. Can't wait for those books as well. April can't come soon enough!

Fairfax said...

I can't imagine a house without books or bookshelves.

susan said...

Great Post! There is a great reference book on designing with bookshelves, books in home libraries, etc. It's called "At Home With Books". It's a great resource and goes from simple and modern to very ornate in style.

http://www.amazon.com/At-Home-Books-Booklovers-Libraries/dp/0517595001

susan said...

Great Post! There is a great reference book on designing with bookshelves, books in home libraries, etc. It's called "At Home With Books". It's a great resource and goes from simple and modern to very ornate in style.

http://www.amazon.com/At-Home-Books-Booklovers-Libraries/dp/0517595001

style court said...

Thanks Susan!