At Team Chairish, we’re avid readers—and it just so happens that some of our favorite titles come with page after page of gorgeous photographs of interiors. Design books give us ideas for our own spaces while also highlighting the incredible work of creative talents from around the world. Below, we’ve put together a compilation of some of our favorite design books this season, though the list is by no means exhaustive. Be sure to follow us on social if you want to see even more luxe design photographs (along with our favorite vintage and antique finds, naturally). And if you’re looking for a few new books to add to your shelves—in addition to the picks below—shop thousands of titles available on Chairish right now.

Suzanne Kasler: Edited Style, by Suzanne Kasler

Known as a “designer’s designer,” Atlanta-based Suzanne Kasler has achieved every kind of industry recognition there is, from her placements on the AD100 to the Elle Decor A-List. Her newest book with Rizzoli opens with the elegant redesign of her own Regency-style home, and includes projects ranging from family homes to beach getaways and country estates around the U.S.

Richard Mishaan Design: Architecture and Interiors, by Richard Mishaan

For his new monograph with Vendome, Richard Mishaan explores the working methods that make him such a celebrated name in the world of design. Projects include everything from the conversion of a 400-year-old barn in the Hamptons to the renovation of an ultra-modern glass-walled apartment. Some of his most famed showhouse spaces are explored as well, along with bespoke hotel projects.

BOLD: The Interiors of Drake/Anderson, by Jamie Drake and Caleb Anderson

For their very first book, Jamie Drake and Caleb Anderson bring their modernist sensibility to vibrant visual light, with projects from New York to London. The award-winning duo is known for their layered, colorful spaces, often filled with jewel tones and intriguing shapes, and have presented their contemporary creations in a monograph for the first time.

Romancing the Home, by Stewart Manger

Having just launched his own firm only six years ago, Stewart Manger is one of the most impressive up-and-coming names in the design industry. After years spent learning from the greats, including David Easton, David Kleinberg, and Bunny Williams—who wrote the book’s foreword—Manger has already built an exquisite body of classic-meets-modern work, as demonstrated here.

Currently Classic, by Jonathan Rachman Design

With a memoir, The Garlic Peanut Story, already under his belt, Jonathan Rachman returns with the first book documenting his design work, Currently Classic. The eye-catching photos document Rachman’s creative process, including his love for one-of-a-kind antiques and luxe wallcoverings. To learn more about him as well as Currently Classic, be sure to read our exclusive interview.

More is More is More, by Carl Dellatore

A book after our own hearts, More is More is More tracks the evolution of maximalist designing among today’s biggest talents, including Steven Gambrel, Ken Fulk, Mark D. Sikes, and Pierce and Ward. Lavish photography is paired with commentary from the designers themselves, and a foreword by Schumacher creative director Dara Caponigro is a cherry on top.

The Age of Elegance, by Alex Papachristidis

A new edition of The Age of Elegance brings a new look at Alex Papachristidis’s work as it has evolved even more over the last decades. Celebrating his firm’s 25th anniversary, the international projects surveyed in the book demonstrate Papachristidis’s sophisticated sensibility and love of “wall-to-wall luxury.”

Stephen Sills: A Vision for Design, by Stephen Sills

Named a “dean of American design” by Architectural Digest and a “titan of design” by Elle Decor, Stephen Sills has returned with a third book, A Vision for Design. Each project opens with mood boards and other behind-the-scenes stories, and the foreword is written by none other than (Sills client) Tina Turner, while neighbor Martha Stewart joins for a discussion on gardens.

A Kind of Magic: The Kaleidoscopic World of Luke Edward Hall, by Luke Edward Hall

English artist Luke Edward Hall emerged on the design scene just seven short years ago, but what an impact he’s had since then. A Kind of Magic takes readers behind the curtain of Hall’s creativity and takes us through the evolution of his interiors, fashion designs, artwork, and writings. Essays about his personal passions pepper the book, along with a foreword by the one and only Nicky Haslam.

House Beautiful: Live Colorfully, by Jo Saltz & the Editors of House Beautiful

With a focus on vivid homes with a “color point of view,” this new book from the team at House Beautiful brings their signature point of view to life. Sidebars include tips for color throughout the home, offering ideas for design lovers of all levels. Even more muted spaces are explored, with pointers for imbuing all-wood rooms or cream-and-white spaces with patented personality.

Lead image: Courtesy of Richard Mishaan Design


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October 26, 2022

Dennis Sarlo is the executive editor of Chairish and a lover of all things design-related. Prior to joining the team, he served as the executive editor of Dering Hall and was the first site director of Architectural Digest. He was also part of the founding team of travel startup Jetsetter. He lives in New York.