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4 Design Books That Will Inspire Your Next Home Makeover

Abby Dupes | February 11, 2021 | Home & Real Estate

Find inspiration and gorgeous ideas in books that capture the best of New England design and architecture.

PHOTO BY: JAMES HUNIFORD AT HOME

James Huniford: At Home

Highly sought after by A-list celebrities—think Anna Wintour and Vera Wang—James Huniford is truly a master at interior design. Take a peek inside Huniford’s design process in his latest book, James Huniford: At Home (The Monacelli Press). Explore his projects from New England that capture his renowned skill of juxtaposing opposites and creating art out of found objects.

BRET MORGAN

Your Home, Your Style: How to Find Your Look & Create Rooms You Love

If quarantine has revealed that your space is in desperate need of an upgrade, this is the book for you. In Your Home, Your Style: How to Find Your Look & Create Rooms You Love (Rizzoli), writer and interior designer Donna Garlough helps you recognize your design strengths, weaknesses and style preferences so you can curate a home you’ll fall in love with every time you walk through the front door.

MICHAEL J. LEE

Elements of Family Style: Elegant Spaces for Everyday Life

In design, there’s a constant play between style and functionality. Boston writer and designer Erin Gates assures us that you can have both—even when you have little ones. In her book, Elements of Family Style: Elegant Spaces for Everyday Life (Atria Books), Gates guides readers through creating spaces that reflect your style while remaining durable, comfortable and safe for your children.

JOYELLE WEST

Summer Houses by the Sea: The Shingle Style

Along the coasts of Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Connecticut lie exquisite and romantic homes all sharing the prominent American genre of architecture: the Shingle style. In Summer Houses by the Sea: The Shingle Style (Rizzoli), photographer Bret Morgan showcases the luxurious homes that defined the upper East Coast and lead to modern interpretations of the style.



Photography by: James Huniford At Home; Bret Morgan; Michael J. Lee; Joyelle West