One for the Books : The Designer Chronicles

It's a new year, so it's also time to crack the code to a fresh home. What's the best way to do this, you ask? We like to start by delving into the world of some of our favorite interior designers, through their books.  Each book contains how-to advice and insider secrets from today's premier taste makers,  taking readers room by room and tapping the best ideas and culling insights from their own experiences. So let's demystify the decorating process for you by providing inspiration for making spaces that are personal, functional and fabulous!


Drawing on her background in architecture and fine arts, this book, thematically organized into 10 chapters, addresses the designer's understanding and portrayal of, as titled, Serenity, Subtlety, Individuality, Refinement, and Glamour, among others. Bringing the past and the future together with style, this richly detailed journey behind her award-wining interiors documents how a wide variety of inspirations, including her globe-spanning travels, have influenced her work. Readers and fans alike will be drawn into Nunnerley's graceful and global vision and appreciate her attention to every subtle detail in splendid residences, many of which display important art collections and dramatic architecture.


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In his second book, New York based designer Stephen Sills features 14 residences, showcasing his solo residential work. Known for his one-of-a-kind wall treatments and mixing of distinct antiques accented by sculptural furnishings, Sills's style comes to life in a context that suits individual settings and homeowners. Sills’s recent projects include revamping public spaces and apartments in Manhattan’s famed Apthorp building as well as the historical restoration of the Tennessee clapboard schoolhouse that music icon Tina Turner attended as a child.



Delve into Suzanne Tucker's exquisitely polished interiors that blend timeless, Old World elegance with modern luxury and spirit. As a perennial on the Architectural Digest 100 Top Designers of the World, she excels at her designs on the West Coast, featuring opulent Napa Valley estates, glamorous penthouses on San Francisco Bay, and art-filled apartments. With a unique understanding of her clients tastes and sensibilities, she translates their personalities into lavishly decorated rooms, while always honoring classic design principles.

Stop into Gardenology and grab a copy of the designer that suits your style!