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The New FormalThe New Formal: Interiors by Jim Aman, by Jim Aman (Monacelli Press, 2016)

James Aman has been a prominent interior designer with a devoted base of clients for two decades. He has decorated the apartment of Emily Fisher Landau, a board member of the Whitney Museum of American Art and prominent art collector, among other impressive clientele. His designs seamlessly incorporate contemporary art into open, refreshing spaces. Aman is a master of seamlessly merging great art and comfortable design to create a home that is as visually stunning as it is inviting.

 

 

 

Decorating with Carpets Decorating With Carpets by Heath Smith MacIsaac, Introduction by Ashley Stark and Chad Stark (Vendome Press, 2016)

The definitive book on carpet, a handsome, richly illustrated volume that captures great beauty with timeless value. Over the course of its 75 years Stark Carpet has worked with the each era’s most notable designers, from Billy Baldwin and Dorothy Draper to Sister Parish and Albert Hadley to Mark Hampton and Mario Buatta to contemporary leading lights such as Diamond Baratta, Victoria Hagan, Tom Scheerer and Stephen Gambrel.

 

 

 

Dreamhouse by Penny Drue Baird (Monacelli Press, 2015)

In Dreamhouse, internationally renowned interior designer Penny Baird brings together projects ranging from a Bucks County barn, to aLos Angeles Spanish country villa, to a Manhattan Penthouse, to a Parisian pied-a-terre, showing off different interior design styles and solutions that reflect unique lifestyles.

 

 

Fantasy Weddings, by Preston Bailey
(Bulfinch Press, 2004)

Preston Bailey has created a wedding sourcebook offering inspiration and guidance for spectacular floral arrangement and wedding designs including wedding bouquets, place cards, altar flowers, canopies, table settings, and centerpieces and more. 150 four-color photographs make Fantasy Weddings a very accessible and beautiful book. Mr. Bailey has a quarterly column in Elle Decor magazine and is a much sought-after guest speaker. A ten-city tour also included appearances on the Oprah Winfrey show, First Serial rights in Brides Magazine. Mr. Bailey also designed Donald Trump's 2005 wedding, Oprah's surprise 50th birthday party, and celebrity weddings.

Preston Bailey's Design for Entertaining: Inspiration for Creating the Party of Your Dreams, by Preston Bailey with Marie Timell
(Bulfinch Press, 2002)

A sensational selection of weddings, parties and flowers in the New York style. The acclaimed Preston Bailey shows readers how to transform the look of an entire room using flowers and other design elements as he showcases photographs from several lavish occasions he oversaw. His "total décor concept" is invaluable to anyone seeking to create an intoxicating atmosphere for an elegant function, large or small. To publicize this book Mr. Bailey appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show, the Home Section of The New York Times, The Martha Stewart Show. This book has sold in the United Kingdom, Ireland and Canada.

Inspirations, by Preston Bailey
(Bulfinch Press, 2006)


Preston Bailey's Inspirations is a sourcebook of ideas for creating the perfect ambiance for any major party or event. Preston Bailey has spent twenty-three years creating the decor for the most lavish of celebrity parties, weddings, and other high-profile events. The book is packed with gorgeous full-bleed and double-spread photographs of ten such splendid parties. They range from modern to romantic and the majority of arrangements pictured feature Preston's amazing centerpieces, hanging arrangements, chair adornments, place settings, etc., and have never before been seen. Mr. Bailey has appeared on Oprah numerous times, did CBS's The Early Show, Martha Stewart Living as well as many other popular television shows. With an appearance on the Oxygen Network in the Spring of 2006, a worldwide spokesperson for Destination Weddings for Sandals Resort, a linen line in the Fall of 2006 and promotions for 1-800-Flowers, it seems there is no end to Preston Bailey's creativity and spirit of enterprise.

Bringing Paris Home, by Penny Drue Baird
(Monacelli Press, 2008)


This informative book details how one can use French and other European influences to create a more comfortable and refined atmosphere in the home. Penny Drue Baird, the owner of Dessins, LLC, is an internationally renowned interior designer. Ms. Baird seeks to create atmospheres filled with architectural detail, warmth, and sophisticated charm, and she has a penchant for European traditions and style. She is best known for her in-depth knowledge of decorating sources, especially in Western Europe. Ms. Baird, who has a Ph.D. in psychology, has been named to Architectural Digest's list of the Top 100 Architects and Designers world-wide. She also writes a weekly column for The Southampton Press and has been published in Architectural Digest, Elle Décor, Interior Design, House & Garden, The New York Times, Departures, Traditional Home and other leading publications.


The New French Interior, by Penny Drue Baird
(The Monacelli Press, 2011)

The New French Interior links France with interior design, featuring new projects with a fresh new look.  These projects incorporate clean-lined interior design with French furniture and furnishings, both antiques and twentieth century decorative arts.  Penny Drue Baird, the owner of Dessins, LLC., is an internationally-renowned interior designer, known not only for her top tier interior design and architectural skills, but also for her vast knowledge of all things French--from the flea markets and antique shops of Europe, to her entertaining and table-top expertise. She has been named to Architectural Digest's Top 100 (100 architects and designers world-wide) for over 20 years. She has been featured and quoted in more than 100 publications, magazines, newspapers and books both here and abroad.

Decorating Master Class, by Ellie Cullman and Tracy Pruzan
(Harry Abrams, 2008)


The book instructs the reader how to begin a project, from basic elements to seeing it through to the very end--from floor covering to lighting, from upholstery to collecting antiques and fine art – collections which are hallmarks of all Cullman & Kravis projects. This book is an indispensable volume for the working designer, as well as for the independent non-professional. Ellie Cullman is a founding member of the Cullman & Kravis decorating firm, and her first book, Small Folk, considered by many to be the definitive work on folk art, was published by Dutton in 1980. Tracey Winn Pruzan works at Cullman & Kravis,writes the “Solutions” column for To The Trade.

21st Century Etiquette, by Charlotte Ford
(Lyons Press, 2001)

Charlotte Ford is the twice-published author of Etiquette: Charlotte Ford's Guide to Modern Manners (Crown, 1988) and Ford Etiquette: Charlotte Ford's Book of Modern Manners (Simon & Schuster, 1980). She is a contributing editor to McCalls magazine and pursues a career in both fashion and interior design. As the social arbiter of her generation, Ms. Ford poses many new etiquette issues that have arisen in the 21st century, not only in a personal context, but also in a business context. Ms. Ford also addresses the rapidly growing technology revolution, including e-mail and cell phones, as well as alternative lifestyles, the single life, and modern marriages which pose new issues of privacy and etiquette. Each chapter has expert advice from prominent executives, quizzes, and anecdotes relating to the change in manners from the last century to now. Active public relations by Richard Rubenstein of the Rubenstein Organization.

Beyond My Control, by Nancy Friday
(Sourcebooks, 2009)


Nancy Friday has been one of the most preeminent voices in women's sexuality for over thirty years. Her books have helped to unburden readers from the outdated social expectations that continue to pressure women into a state of excessive modesty and self-consciousness. During her years as a writer there has been a tremendous change in the openness and assertiveness of women in their relationship to sex - due no doubt, at least partly, to her work. Friday's newest book seeks to address this progression in terms of how it affects the fantasies of both men and women. The book will also provide a provocative description of the ways in which the rapid acceleration in the pace of our society has brought about an extremely interesting transformation in the roles we play within our own desires. Friday is highly articulate and makes regular appearances on such shows as Politically Incorrect, Oprah, Larry King Live and Good Morning America. Her previous books include best seller My Secret Garden: Women's Sexual Fantasies (Simon & Schuster, 1973), (sold over one million copies and is still selling) The Power of Beauty (HarperCollins Publishers, 1996), Our Looks, Our Lives: Sex, Beauty, Power and the Need to be Seen (HarperCollins Publishers, 1999) among others.

Design Diary: Innovative Interiors, by Noel Jeffrey
(Rizzoli, 2001)

Design Diary provides a first person tour through several stunning homes, apartments and showhouse rooms created by Noel Jeffrey, a world-renowned interior decorator known for his eclectic breadth of styles - from eighteenth-century Neoclassical to English traditional mission, art deco, and modern. The work is a beautiful and inspirational sourcebook for those in search of fabulous decorating ideas for creating elegant and livable spaces as well as for professional interior choices. Mr. Jeffrey has appeared numerous times on television including CNN's Style by Elsa Klench, and his work has appeared in Architectural Digest, House & Garden, House Beautiful, and Metropolitan Home, as well as The New York Times. He is also the author of Interior Details: The Designers' Style (PBC International, 1994).

High Rise/Low Down, by Denise LeFrak, Kathryn Livingston and Eunice David
(Barricade Books, 2007)

More fascinating than pornography, gambling, most anything that you can think of right now, New York City real estate is anything but parochial. The pages of this book sell access to the lifestyles of the masters of the universe! There are a thousand stories hidden behind these elegant draperies. This peek into the private areas of some of the world's plutocrats is like viewing a home movie of how these celebrities and/ or rich residents live! Their private lives are unfurled for the reader to savor - and keep handy for quick reference! Real estate heiress Denise Lefrak brings you behind the scenes as never revealed before. (Legal negotiations only)

How to Shop for a Husband, by Janice Lieberman with Bonnie Teller
(St. Martins Press, 2009)

This hip, funny and always-true consumer guide to the most important shopping trip of your life offers rules based on the techniques used by consumer experts to help you “close the deal” when it comes to picking a mate. Janice Lieberman has been the featured consumer reporter on the Today Show for 10 years and was previously the consumer correspondent on Good Morning America.  She also anchored Steals and Deals, which appeared nightly on CNBC.  Lieberman is the author of Tricks of the Trade: A Consumer's Buying Guide, published by Dell.  She has been profiled on Oprah, Good Morning America, Leeza, and various ABC affiliates and local radio stations. The book is co-authored by Bonnie Teller, who holds an M.A. in English and a J.D. Together these two ask all the right questions, perform all research and test-runs to give you a clear surprise free path to Mr. Right. TV and Film Rights available.  Today Show appearance, 92nd Street Y, New York Post column.

A Passion for Golf, by Ann Ligouri
(Taylor Publishing, 1997)

Cable sportscaster and sports talk show host Ann Ligouri has collected 30 of her most interesting interviews with celebrities, focusing on their passion for golf, as she played the course with them. The celebrities she profiles include Sylvester Stallone, Cherly Ladd, Joe Pesci, and Wendy's founder Dave Thomas who describe their approach to golf. In the process, they share their views on a wide range of topics, including discrimination, marriage, personal politics, ambition, failure and success. Ms. Ligouri has a weekly golf show on a sports cable show and is a frequent radio commentator on the game. (Paperback release 2007)

The Big White Book of Weddings: A How-to Guide for the Savvy, Stylish Bride,
by David Tutera
(St. Martins, 2010)

Wedding planner extraordinaire gives you the run-down on how to organize the perfect wedding. Tutera uses his experience and resources to provide you with all the answers to questions you probably did not even know you had to ask. David Tutera is the host of Lifetime’s Get Married and also appears regularly on ABC’s hit morning show, The View, and TBS’s Movie and a Makeover.

 

Crossing Boundaries by Vicente Wolfe
(Monacelli Press 2006)


Decorator Vicente Wolfe of Vicente Wolf Associates in New York City is an adventurous voyager, and has documented his visits to Ethiopia, Myanmar, Syria, Madagascar, and Borneo with a view toward sociology and also toward local design traditions. Simultaneously presenting illustrated travel narrative and smartly photographed interiors, Crossing Boundaries is an innovative and engaging glimpse into design as it reflects and is reflected by its surroundings, whether physical or spiritual. He has been singled out as one of America's most influential interior designers by Architectural Digest, Interior Design, House Beautiful, and Metropolitan Home. His first book, Learning to See, was published in 2002.