There may only be two months left in 2019, but there’s still so much to look forward to before we bid adieu! To get you in gear, we’ve cued up a smashing list of the season’s best showhouses and exhibitions, plus some dazzling books to add to the libraries of all the fabulous folks on your holiday gift list!
NASHVILLE DESIGN WEEK | NOVEMBER 4–8
This November, Nashville’s most innovative designers and creators will gather once again for Nashville Design Week. For five whirlwind days, dozens of exhibitions, workshops, and talks will take place all over the city in an effort to merge the worlds of UX, tech, architecture, and fashion while showcasing the most exciting up-and-coming trends and techniques.
HOLIDAY HOUSE NYC | NOVEMBER 13–15
This year, the annual the Holiday House NYC will be taking place at a new location: Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Led by its founder, interior designer and breast cancer survivor Iris Dankner, the showhouse donates 91 cents of every dollar raised directly to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Tour spectacular rooms teed up by today’s most blockbuster designers and enjoy dynamic panel discussions, as well as pop-up shops. The Opening Night Gala will take place November 13th and the showhouse will be open to public November 14th and 15th.
SALON ART + DESIGN | NOVEMBER 14-18
Salon Art + Design will be returning to the Park Avenue Armory in New York City for its ultra-curated exhibit featuring 56 leading art and design galleries from all over the world. Known for its distinctive mix of historic and contemporary pieces, this is the kind of event collectors plan their year around.
HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS DESIGNER SHOWHOUSE | OPENS NOVEMBER 14
This November and December, Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles will be hosting its annual Home for the Holidays Showhouse at a historically styled Saltbox house in Sandy Springs that’s been beautifully reimagined by Frank Heery of Harrison Design. The newly reworked 5,500-square-foot showhouse – expertly designed with entertaining in mind – will feature the work of no less than twenty interior designers!
DESIGN MIAMI | DECEMBER 3-8
This year, Design Miami celebrates its 15th edition. Alongside Art Basel Switzerland, Design Miami has proven itself as one of the world’s premier marketplaces for high-end collectible design, assuming position of one of the globe’s pinnacle celebrations of modern and contemporary design. Come to view stunning commissions from stand-out designers and architects and stay for the candid talks with industry luminaries, and more.
ASIAN ART MUSEUM – CHANGING AND UNCHANGING THINGS: NOGUCHI AND HASEGAWA IN POSTWAR JAPAN |SEPTEMBER 27 – DECEMBER 8
This exhibit, featuring over 100 artworks, tells the story of the friendship between sculptor/designer Isamu Noguchi and painter/philosopher Saburo Hasegawa while exploring how their work shaped the Mid-Century Japanese aesthetic that still resonates today. Count on it giving you a whole new perspective the next time you spot a Noguchi Akari lamp or Cyclone table!
WES ANDERSON – JUMAN MALOUF: IL SARCOFAGO DI SPITZMAUS E ALTRI TESORI | SEPTEMBER 20 – JANUARY 13
After dazzling at the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna earlier this year, Wes Anderson and Juman Malouf’s curated show “Il Sarcofago di Spitzmaus e Altri Tesori,“ has found a home in Milan’s Prada Foundation. The couple’s exhibition includes 537 artworks that span the last 5,000 years, arranged into collections that break the boundaries of how art is categorized and presented. The exhibit will be at the Prada Foundation until January 13th. Fingers crossed the next stop is the U.S.!
Marisa Marcantonio’s Hot Pick: Il Fiorista
We asked our director of trade, Marisa Marcantonio, to share a new NYC spot that’s revving her design engine as of late. Her pick? Nomad’s Il Fiorista, which is currently earning a buzz for its mouth-watering Mediterranean menu enhanced by the flavors of edible flowers. The bright whimsical restaurant, designed by architect Elizabeth Roberts, also acts as a space for workshops ranging from flower arrangement to ink-making. Talk about bringing flower to the people!
INSIDE TANGIER: HOUSES & GARDENS
Nestled between Morocco and Europe, the city of Tangier has long been attracting creatives from around the globe. This mixture of cultures has resulted in an aesthetic of styles, colors, and patterns known collectively as “Tangerine.” Inside Tangier: Houses and Gardens takes you inside some of the most stylish properties in this bohemian wonderland, making it a fabulous gift for anyone with a penchant for wanderlust.
BIBLIOSTYLE: HOW WE LIVE AT HOME WITH BOOKS
Calling all bibliophiles! Bibliostyle: How We Live at Home With Books is a dream come true for those who love to display the tomes they’ve devoured over the years. In addition to stunning photos of the world’s most voracious readers’ private libraries, expect deft pointers on how to live better among your own collection.
ON STYLE: INSPIRATION AND ADVICE FROM THE NEW GENERATION OF INTERIOR DESIGN
The fast-paced world we live in is constantly changing and evolving. So how does one define the direction an industry is going—specifically, the design industry? Editor Carl Dellatore’s strategy has been to create intimate profiles on 50 of America’s top designers, resulting in On Style: Inspiration and Advice from the New Generation of Interior Design. Not only is this volume a modern showcase of what will propel the industry forward; it’s also a time capsule of the current design era.
THE PARISIANS: TASTEMAKERS AT HOME
Twenty-five of France’s leading tastemakers have graciously opened the doors of their homes to showcase their favorite art and furnishings in The Parisians: Tastemakers at Home. From Lorenz Bäumer’s designer furnishings, to Gilles Dufour’s collection of paintings and sculptures, The Parisians offers a striking portrait of what constitutes modern French taste.
BEDTIME: INSPIRATIONAL BEDS, BEDROOMS, AND BOUDOIRS
This king-size (pun intended!) source book offers a diverse collection of bedroom photographs throughout history, design, and pop culture. Bedtime: Inspirational Beds, Bedrooms, and Boudoirs demonstrates how representative one’s bedroom can be of their story and personality. Whether the bedroom you’re most curious about is Marie Antoinette’s or Scarlett O’Hara’s, Bedtime will become your go-to reference guide when designing your own charming chamber.
THE WELL ADORNED HOME: MAKING LUXURY LIVABLE
Renowned designer Cathy Kincaid’s first book not only provides the how-to steps to achieve her ionic classic-yet-contemporary look, but also deep dives into the design doyen’s overarching design philosophy. The effortlessly refined interiors featured in The Well Adorned Home: Making Luxury Livable will make it the perfect guide for anyone aiming to mix multiple patterns, textures, and eras with ease.
MR. WAFFLES LOVES DESIGN
Considering her career in architecture and product design, it’s no surprise that author Lisa S. Roberts owns an impressive cache of contemporary furniture and art. Beloved as her pieces are to her, when her new cat Mr. Waffles began making himself at home on them, she didn’t panic—like many of us would!—but began to photograph him. Her collection of photos has become the humorously enchanting Mr. Waffles Loves Design, a modern guidebook to design that’s sure to delight design lovers and cat lovers alike!
Lead images: (top left) Photo by David Christensen / Design by Lauren Elaine Interiors, (top middle) Photo from The Parisians: Tastemakers at Home, courtesy of Rizzoli, (top right) Photo of Il Fiorista by Emily Hawkes, (bottom left) Photo courtesy of Rizzoli, (bottom middle) Photo courtesy of the Asian Art Museum, (bottom right) Photo by by Antonio Monfreda, courtesy of Vendome.