Category: “Books”

Recommended Reading: A Field Guide to American Houses

Ever been lost for words trying to describe your dream home? Thanks to Pinterest, it's pretty easy to assemble a whole collection of inspiration images without ever being sure what to call your favorite style of house, not to mention how to describe details like a particular shape of... Read more »

Design Book of the Week: Classic Homes of Los Angeles by Douglas Woods

One of our spec homes in the works, 3521 Colgate, will be a California Mediterranean (sometimes called Spanish Colonial) style home. Work will begin soon. Exciting! So, we have been leafing through all the California design books we can get our hands on lately. This one, Classic Homes of... Read more »

Design Book of the Week: Lake | Flato Buildings and Landscapes

  Lake|Flato Buildings and Landscapes Thomas Fisher (Author), Oscar Riera Ojeda (Editor), Glenn Murcutt (Foreword) Lake|Flato is a San Antonio-based architecture firm that "believes in architecture that is rooted to its place, responds to the natural environment and merges with the... Read more »

Design Book of the Week: The Great American House, By Gil Schafer III

Gil Schafer III is an New York-based Architect who we have officially crowned the King of Classic. He deserves the crown for creating traditional spaces and new "old" homes that embody the beauty of yesterday while remaining fresh for today's modern family. As the subtitle of... Read more »

Design Book of the Week: California Homes, Studio William Hefner

We are excited to feature a brand new book from one of our favorite design powerhouses. California Homes is the MUST-HAVE book from Los Angeles-based Studio William Hefner, an architecture, interior design & landscape architecture triple threat behind some of the MOST... Read more »

Design Book of the Week: Ultra Modern Samuel Marx, By Liz O’Brien

Meet Samuel A. Marx. Samuel Abraham Marx (1885–1964) was an American architect, designer and interior decorator. He is generally considered a modernist, influenced by the International style. Samuel A. Marx was born Natchez, Mississippi, in 1885. He graduated from MIT's Department of... Read more »

Design Book of the Week: The Ultimate Urban Makeover, By Stephen Crafti

Design Book of the Week: The Ultimate Urban Makeover, By Stephen Crafti This book profiles over 30 contemporary renovations and caught our eye this week because we have some contemporary projects on the horizon. Stephen Crafti says that the beauty of these renovations is that "a sense of... Read more »

Design Book of the Week: The Welcoming House, by Jane Schwab and Cindy Smith

This is a brand-new book we are thrilled to share with you from famed designers Jane Schwab and Cindy Smith of Circa Interiors and Antiques. Our favorite, Bobby McAlpine, recommended it on his blog and he also happens to be good friends with Jane and Cindy. He collaborated with them on... Read more »

Design Book of the Week: The Book of Decorating, by the Domino Magazine Editors

This week's Design Book of the Week is a slight departure from our usual because it focuses mostly on decorating and very little on architecture or building a home. We're making an exception because this book, and the magazine it was born from, is well-loved and highly recommended. If... Read more »

Design Book of the Week: Axel Vervoodt Timeless Interiors, by Armelle Baron

Design Book of the Week: Axel Vervoodt Timeless Interiors, by Armelle Baron The Jist: Axel Vervoodt is a world-renowned antique collector "whose stands are always eagerly anticipated at antique fairs around the world." In addition to being an avid collector and dealer of beautiful... Read more »