The Tailored Interior by Thad Hayes, $63, Rizzoli, hardcover, 240 pages. Described as an anti-diva designer by one of his clients, Hayes creates rich, warm designs in different styles, like French chinoiserie, modern and classic. For his signature creations, he selects furniture, accessories and art to lend personality, practicality and style to interiors. Homes from New York, Texas and Palm Beach, Fla., as well as South hampton, England, are featured.
Easy Elegance by Atlanta Bartlett, $35, Ryland Peters & Small, hardcover, 160 pages. What is easy elegance? For the British author and stylist, it's simplicity and comfort, and reflects a homeowner’s individuality. In this collection of luxe and livable rooms, that translates into cosy touches like layers of textiles on beds or lounges; displays of favourite dishes, books or collectibles; and storage for those everyday items.
Perfect Curtains by Stephanie Hoppen, $40, Clarkson Potter, hardcover, 192 pages. Decorating a room without draperies is like putting on a good dress but no shoes. And what to do when you can’t decide between Roman, valance or tab-top? Hoppen helps you bring order to the "curtain chaos" at home. The book includes swatches, descriptions of drapery styles, and chapters that cover materials like wool, as well as pattern and hardware.