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A serene Virginia living room by DuVäl Reynolds, featured in "Iconic Home."

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Iconic Home: Interiors, Advice, and Stories from 50 Amazing Black Designers

Black Interior Designers, Inc., unites, connects and promotes designers of color. This book by June Reese, vice-president of the nonprofit, reveals the experiences, challenges and work of 50 industry stars, including local pros Lorna Gross, Laura Hodges, DuVäl Reynolds, Byron Risdon and Saudah Saleem. Abrams, 2023; $50.

My Neighbor Saw Me Naked and Other Reasons You Need Drapes

This illustrated handbook self-published by DC-based designer and popular TikTok-er Annie Elliott is a lighthearted, conversational guide for novice decorators. Elliott, a former art historian, shares tips on window treatments, rugs, furniture, lighting, color, wallpaper, art and accessories. 2023; $25.

Furnishing the White House: The Decorative Arts Collection

Curators document two centuries of changing presidential taste, hospitality and lifestyle via 375 images of decorative objects from the White House collection. The authors examine the symbolism behind these treasures and the roles they play in diplomacy and national pride. The White House Historical Association, 2023; $65.

Farrow & Ball: How to Redecorate

A color primer by Farrow & Ball color curator Joa Studholme and creative director Charlotte Cosby contains more than 340 photos and illustrations, along with advice on building color schemes, selecting neutral palettes and more. A follow-up to the authors’ How to Decorate. Octopus Publishing, 2023; $44.


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