One of my favorite things about blogging is having the opportunity to review the latest design books each season. I have a bit of an obsession with books, and I am constantly adding to my collection (you can shop my bookshelf here). There are so many incredible new book releases this fall, and I look forward to sharing some of my favorites. Today we will start with Veere Grenney: A Point of View which will be released in just a few days.
Based in London, Veere Grenney has been at the forefront of the International interior design industry for over 30 years. Before launching Veere Grenney Associates 17 years ago, he worked at Colefax and Fowler which is evident in his elegant yet comfortable style. Grenney is consistently included in House and Garden’s “Directory of 100 Leading Interior Designers” and he is one of Architectural Digest’s AD 100 top designers.
Veere Grenney: A Point of View showcases Grenney’s decorating work, from London townhouses to Long Island estates, along with his own homes – past and present. Included are his historically rich countryside retreat aptly named “The Temple,” which was formerly owned by David Hicks, along with “Gazebo,” his recently completed holiday home in Tangier. Chapters are organized by room and share Grenney’s decorating philosophy for entrances, living rooms, dining rooms, bedrooms, and kitchens. Thematic topics are explored such as Englishness and composition and balance. Also featured are rooms that have inspired him by icons such as Billy Baldwin, Nancy Lancaster, John Fowler, David Hicks, and Syrie Maugham.
This book is a must for Anglophiles and design lovers. A sneak peek is below with images courtesy of Rizzoli…
And in case you missed it, Architectural Digest featured Grenney’s exquisite Tangier getaway in their April 2018 issue. Let’s take a look inside!
Please visit Amazon to order Veere Grenney: A Point of View, which will ship September 18. Below is a list of books I am eyeing that will be released this fall… I won’t be able to review them all, but I will be featuring many of my favorites, so stay tuned!
Buckingham Palace: The Interiors
Carolyne Roehm: Design & Style
Equestrian Life: From Riding Houses to Country Estates
Grand Tour : The Worldly Projects of Studio Peregalli
Hollywood Modern: Houses of the Stars: Design, Style, Glamour
Life Along The Hudson: The Historic Country Estates of the Livingston Family
Living Forever Chic: Frenchwomen’s Timeless Secrets for Everyday Elegance, Gracious Entertaining
Maison: Parisian Chic at Home
Modern Monarchy: The British Royal Family Today
New York Splendor: The City’s Most Memorable Rooms
Nina Campbell Interior Decoration: Elegance and Ease
Palm Beach: An Architectural Heritage: Stories in Preservation and Architecture
The Power of Pattern: Interiors and Inspiration: A Resource Guide by Susanna Salk
Suzanne Kasler: Sophisticated Simplicity
The Art of Natural History: Botanical Illustrations, Ornithological Drawings, and Other Masterpieces from the Age of Exploration
The Country House: Past, Present, Future: Great Houses of The British Isles
The Rebirth of an English Country House: St Giles House
The Tudor Home
Veere Grenney: A Point of View
Villa Balbiano: Italian Opulence on Lake Como
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