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Flower Reading List – New Design Books Summer 2022

The latest home and garden books featured in our July/August 2022 issue.
Table décor doesn’t have to be complicated. For this simple buffet of wine, cheese, and fruit, James Farmer decorated with potted foxgloves and a handful of garden cuttings.

“Nothing is too insignificant to celebrate,” says beloved author and interior designer James Farmer. In his newest book, James shares his love of planning and hosting celebrations at his homes in Georgia and North Carolina. His signature style that combines classic design with today’s contemporary mindset is displayed in every perfectly curated fête. As James says, “I hope this book inspires readers to use the good linens, cut some camellias from the yard and pull out the heirloom serveware—because setting the table for life’s milestones, big and small, makes all the difference.”

new design books summer 2022

Since launching his design firm in 2016, Stewart Manger has quickly made a name for himself with his bespoke interiors. In his first book, he shares his process for creating designs that seamlessly blend old-world and contemporary elements. Featured projects include homes in Scotland, Mallorca, and the Hamptons. A foreword by design legend Bunny Williams offers an added treat for readers.

The acclaimed artist, host, and gardener releases her second book with a new series of floral creations. Using her uniquely whimsical style, Cathy Graham designs a variety of table settings from casual to formal, each with an abundance of blooms. Along with the colorful images of her projects, Cathy offers helpful notes on selecting and arranging flowers. She even includes labeled photos with takeaways on flower species and techniques. Both novice and experienced flower enthusiasts will find tips and inspiration to make any home more colorful.

By Julie Gillis