Miguel Flores-Vianna has been everywhere in the world and has met, seemingly, everyone worth meeting in it, “Greece has been a constant part of the rhythm of my life.” In his new book, Haute Bohemians: Greece, the Argentine-born Flores-Vianna writes of his ongoing travels to the southernmost country in Europe.
For those who know and follow the work of interior designer Suzanne Kasler, it’s a particular thrill to see her own home as the first featured project in her new book, Suzanne Kasler: Edited Style. Long known for her ability to fashion elegant, serene interiors in every type of residence in every part of the world in which she works, here in this volume we begin with her Regency-style home in Atlanta.
For more than 40 years, Wolf has endured as one of the designers of our time. His rooms are like no one else’s–with a purity, sense of restraint, elegance, and form that immediately reveal Wolf as the maker. While this book looks in detail at many of his projects, the most exciting chapter of all is one that delves into his own New York City loft.
In a perfect alliteration, which mirrors the very harmony of her rooms, interior designer Michael Del Piero’s new book is arranged in four sections: Relaxed, Refined, Rough, Restrained. While Del Piero’s style is always identifiable as hers alone, no single completed project of hers is the same.
Among the most memorable phrases that the late Suzanne Rheinstein had used to describe herself is “few things but better things.” No interior designer was better able to adhere to her own self directive. In her new, and alas, last book, published just days before her death, viewers see exactly how she was able to create rooms that incorporate seemingly disparate elements, but which result in spaces that are cohesive, refined, and elegant.
We’re not afraid to admit that Bobby McAlpine is one of MIILIEU’s favorite architects, having featured his projects in numerous issues of the magazine over the years. Why do we love his work? Because every house he designs is unexpected; he is never derivative of anyone else, nor does he ever repeat himself.
Some people have a special talent for growing gardens. Clive Nichols has an uncanny talent for photographing them. The English garden photographer (who MILIEU has featured in numerous issues) takes us here into gardens throughout his native England
Something about the Moroccan city of Tangier that continues to inspire artists and writers. Here, the noted Italian writer and horticulturalist, Umberto Pasti, opens the actual door to his own villa in the city, filled as it is with Moroccan artworks and objects, as well as furnishings, textiles, rare tiles, and ceramics that would qualify to make his home into a private museum, should he ever wish to do so.
Illuminating the often misunderstood role of an interiors stylist, Colin King’s Arranging Things (Rizzoli) is a masterful look at the numinous, even sacred, nature of objects and an introspective musing on their dynamic placement. King writes how styling “can be a daily practice, one that empowers you to see the world differently and find new meaning in your surroundings.”
Xavier Salomon, Aimee Ng, and Giulio Dalvit began to broadcast, live and unscripted from their own homes, something called Cocktails with a Curator, a series watched by some 1.8 million viewers. Now that the museum is fully open again, a new book of the same name (published by Rizzoli) features shortened versions of those web performances.
Barbara Sallick remembers a particular shower she took nearly four decades ago. As she recalls in her new book, The Ultimate Bath (Rizzoli), she and her husband had purposely checked into a deluxe suite at London’s Claridge House so that they could try out the bathroom—use that very room as inspiration for what was then their still-nascent company, Waterworks.
Maria Hummer-Tuttle understands the objects she owns—that they needn’t be valuable to be of value. Although she has long appreciated this perspective on the artworks, statuettes, jewelry, dishware—even the crayon drawings done by her grandchildren—in her possession, Hummer-Tuttle came to understand it in a profound way years ago while in her Los Angeles home.
Even though Rose Tarlow, the noted furniture and interior designer, calls this book Three Houses (Vendome), it’s really about four houses. It seems her East Coast girlhood home, Windrift, which burned down in 1966, remains the idyllic dwelling through which she wanders constantly in her imagination.
Yes, it does take courage to design a room, especially the ones in which we live. The prolific and much sought-after Melbourne-based interior designer Charlotte Coote eases our fears and shows us how to design our own spaces.
Being creative sometimes relies, in significant part, on where we live. The actual rooms in which we socialize and sleep, cook and entertain often determine our creative states of mind and our creative output.
The title alone says what most of us wish. Whether it’s a view of an ocean, a Great Lake, a pond or even a stream, something about living in a house close to the water that speaks to our collective aesthetic selves.
Architects Brett Woods and Joe Dangaran admit to a passion for midcentury Modern design—so much so that they are often commissioned to restore the best examples of the genre, including Craig Ellwood’s iconic 1965 house, known as the Moore House.
Although it’s often long in the making, a new name in interior design does seemingly vault to the top overnight—and stay there. An example of that would be Jean-Louis Deniot a French designer who lives in Paris, but whose designs are seen around the world.
The stylist and design expert Annette Joseph has never settled for the obvious. Years ago, she purchased a medieval house near the Liguria coastline in Tuscany and named her new residence La Fortezza (“The Fortress”).
Stephen Sills begins every project with a mood board, each a work of art in itself. These documents, of sorts, relate the inspirations, the insights, the methods he seeks to employ for his clients’ homes.
Upon reading this book, it makes sense that designer Emma Sims-Hilditch began her work in film production for Ridley Scott. When she later founded her namesake firm in 2009, she took those visual cues and translated them into residential interiors.
It’s the flâneur, the wanderer, that is, who really sees Paris. Anyone visiting the capital can find their way to the Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe, but it’s the casual observer of its urban life who finds the city’s other treasures.