Style & Design

Vern Yip’s Design Wise: Your Smart Guide to a Beautiful Home by Vern Yip. HGTV host, interior designer, and columnist for The Washington Post and HGTV Magazine, Vern explores the basics of good design so that anyone, no matter their personal style, can achieve a look and an environment both aesthetically pleasing and completely comfortable. (Running Press, Spring 2016).

Dream Home: The Property Brothers’ Ultimate Guide to Finding & Fixing Your Perfect House by Jonathan Scott and Drew Scott. The award winning and wildly popular duo finally reveals their tips and secrets to turning a fixer-upper into a magazine-worthy dwelling. This book is the definitive Property Brothers tell-all about finding and then creating, through renovation and restoration, a house with all your must-haves, from an open plan kitchen to a spa-like master suite to a backyard crying out for a party. Manuscript only. New York Times and Wall Street Journal Bestseller! (Houghton Mifflin, January 2015).

To Your Taste - Society designer Celerie Kemble explains her approach to design and decor in this eclectic guide to making your home personal, pretty, and yes, even practical. Manuscript development and collaboration. By Celerie Kemble with Karen Kelly. (Potter Style, 2008)

“[Celerie Kemble: To Your Taste is a] decorating book for Bright Young Things…[and will appeal to] the young and the fashionable looking to create traditional interiors with a kick.” – House Beautiful

“[Celerie Kemble is] a decorator whose thorough approach means loads of style—but no predictable look” – Elle Décor

“New York “it girl” interior designer Celerie Kemble and writing partner Karen Kelly give readers a snappy, in-depth guide to cultivating personal style at home.” – Veranda

“Celerie Kemble, the Manhattan socialite designer whose name and face are everywhere from The New York Observer to House Beautiful, knows a lot about taste. It’s in her DNA.” – South Florida Sun Sentinel

“[In Celerie Kemble: To Your Taste, Celerie Kemble] celebrates what’s beautiful about traditional style while breaking some of its rules.” – OCALA Star Banner

Celerie Kemble: To Your Taste…is fun and instructive, with lots of dos, don’ts and insider tips throughout its 256 pages. Fans of Hollywood Regency style, cheeky and the unexpected will be pleased.” –MCT News Service

“[Celerie’s] liberal use of pattern, color and the unexpected accessory of fabric…bolster her assertion that she’s there to help execute your vision, not her own. But she’ll show you how it’s done.” –Star Tribune

“In barely more than a decade in the business, Celerie Kemble…has become an interior-design luminary” –TheMcClatchy Tribune

Steal This Style – The baby boomer fashion guide follow up book to the successful Forever Cool by fashion stylist Sherrie Mathieson. (Clarkson Potter, Spring 2009). Manuscript only.

Serena and Lily’s Nursery Style. The stylish high-end baby linen and soft furnishing company tells you how to create the baby and child’s room of your dreams. (Chronicle, Fall 2007). Proposal only.

The Lookby Randolph Duke. A guide to developing person style by the famed designer.(Clarksson Potter, October 2006).

Simply Romantic Decorating by Jessica McClintock. A room-by-room guide to creating sumptuous, comfortable, livable rooms in the style of the fashion and home furnishings designer. (Rodale, Fall 2006).

From South Florida Sun-Sentinel:

“Ah, romance. Don’t we all crave more of it? Now there’s help. A new design book takes you through the steps to transform your home into a romantic nest…shows you how to set your rooms aglow. McClintock includes everything from steps to creating beautiful backgrounds to advice on cooking, dining and entertaining.”

From Publishers Weekly:

“Designer McClintock invites readers into her elegantly appointed Victorian home in this lavish, photo-packed book. Emphasizing classic styles (with a serious soft spot for the ornate details of 18th century European design), McClintock’s home exemplifies her take on “romantic decorating.” McClintock clearly and patiently describes her aesthetic, covering everything from fabric choices and paint colors to doorknobs and switch plates.  What she lacks in practicality (the topic of kitchen storage is limited to a handful of paragraphs while table settings receives the multi-page treatment), McClintock generally makes up for in the sheer number of her ideas.  McClintock offers tips on acquiring pieces at antique shops, estate sales and other bargain sources.  McClintock’s aesthetic will appreciate the opportunity to see her warm and stylishly appointed home.”

Room for Improvement by Barbara Kavovit. Home how-to help for women who think a stud finder is a dating service (Rodale, May 2005). Manuscript only.

From Publisher’s Weekly:

Barbara K…speaks to readers with an enthusiastic and encouraging tone, as she shows them how to expand their feelings of self-worth by spiffing up their home’s walls, floors, windows, lighting, plumbing and yard. Rather than wait for someone else to fix the clogged drain or install the ceiling pot rack, you can do it yourself, the upbeat author insists, pointing out that this approach includes reaping the extra reward of the feeling of achievement that comes from a job well done.  The guide covers basic repair and home decorations, from plastering a hole to painting with stencils; from fixing a leaking faucet to replacing a shower head.  Each chapter includes step-by-step instructions, with pithy sidebars and “defining moments,” where Kavovit explains terms like “corner bead” and “hollow-core doors.”  The projects are well organized: a list detailing what readers need for each project, including tools and materials, is followed by numbered instructions that take them through the project, clearly stating and repeating important safety information. Kavovit’s guide to home repair replaces intimidation with lighthearted empowerment.

Invest in Your Nest by Barbara Kavovit. The expert real estate entrepreneur tells you the best ways to make your house or condo worth a whole lot more – all while you enjoy living in it (Rodale, Fall 2006). Manuscript only.

Bridal Guide Magazine’s How to Plan a Wedding Without Going Broke (Warner Books) and Bridal Guide Magazine’s How to Choose the Perfect Wedding Dress (Warner Books). Proposal and project management.