Category: “Books”

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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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 »

Design Book of the Week: The Big Book of Chic

Design Book of the Week: The Big Book of Chic, by Miles Redd The Jist: Beautiful, vivid, colorful. This book is bright, luxurious and slightly over the top. There is a brief introduction from Miles Redd himself, an Atlanta-born, New York-based interior designer who... Read more »

Design Book of the Week: Villa by John Saladino

Design Book of the Week: Villa by John Saladino The Jist: Don't let the cover of this book fool you. We judged it at first and thought it was going to be a bunch of fuzzy, dreamy  pictures of villas. However, this book is SO much more. It profiles the restoration of just one... Read more »