Just before Christmas 2018 I had several gorgeous books I was slated to review for all of you and then we got a call to hop on a plane and pick up a baby (!!!) and our world was turned upside-down (in the best of ways). Now that things have finally returned to a bit of normalcy (we’re sleeping again!), I am finally circling back to these beautiful books and am so excited to share them with you. Carolyne Roehm’s latest coffee table number Design & Style: A Constant Thread is a stunning mix of fashion, flowers, entertaining, and interiors. I adore all of her books so it’s so surprise that this new title published by Rizzoli did not disappoint. Below, learn more about the lovely book and if you like, order your own copy here.
In the book Carolyne shares inspiring imagery from her own stunning homes (she splits her time between Manhattan, Connecticut, and Charleston) and for the first time opens up about her life story.
Carolyne grew up in small-town Missouri. Her grandmother was a talented seamstress and owned a dress shop. Great style is clearly in her genes. How gorgeous is the blue and white table setting above?!
Carolyne eventually made her way to New York where she began a career in fashion working for Oscar de la Renta. The legendary fashion designer became her mentor.
Over many decades in the fashion industry Carolyne earned the status of style icon and tastemaker. She appeared in the International Best Dressed List Hall of Fame, Manolo Blahnik name a shoe after her, and design icon Bill Blass once deemed Carolyne, “The ultimate tastemaker.” Impressive to say the least!
In addition to her passion for fashion, interiors, and entertaining, Roehm is also an avid gardener. I love how she’s managed to artfully combine all these interests into one dreamy coffee table book.
Can you even imagine strolling through this garden each day? Heaven on earth!
Above, a collection of imagery from Style & Design: A Constant Thread. I especially love the blue, white, and citrus table setting in the bottom right. If you love to entertaining, this book is full of table setting inspiration.
Carolyne strikes a glamorous pose. Those green walls are such a vision!
A prolific author and lifestyle expert, Style & Design: A Constant Thread is Roehm’s thirteenth book! This conservatory dinner party with its glittering chandelier looks like an absolute dream.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this peek into Carolyne’s elegant new book. I’m so pleased to finally be catching up on these book reviews. Stay tuned, my dears—more to come!