Wellness Library

New reads to inspire curating a healthy home.

By Gabrielle Echevarrieta

Wellness by Design: A Room-by-Room Guide to Optimizing Your Home for Health, Fitness + and Happiness by Jamie Gold Healthy lifestyle changes begin at home. Available in print and audiobook, this comprehensive design guide offers simple ways to boost wellness in spaces of every size. Discover valuable tips and tricks for optimizing kitchen organization, introducing ergonomic design into a home office, and purifying ventilation systems to reduce the risk of airborne illness.
Rewild Your Home: Bring the Outside In and Live Well Through Nature by Victoria Harrison The philosophy of “biophilia” (a love of life and living things) is the foundation of this guide to wellness-focused interior design. Learn ways to incorporate elements of the natural world into domestic spaces, a simple method to ground the mind and promote inner peace. Rewild Your Home features practical tips and fun DIY projects designed to incorporate earthy beauty into any residence, from suburban dwellings to urban rentals.
The Elegant & Edible Garden: Design a Dream Kitchen Garden to Fit Your Personality, Desires, and Lifestyle by Linda Vater This horticultural handbook urges those with a green thumb to eat clean with homegrown produce. By integrating ornamental botanicals with edible plants, novice gardeners can transform their backyard into a health food oasis. Author Linda Vater teaches readers to cultivate fruits, veggies and herbs to satisfy key nutritional requirements without GMOs or pesticides, and create visual harmony within outdoor spaces.
Embracing Natural Design: Inspired Living by Stephanie Kienle Gonzalez This collection of colorful home photography imagined by furniture and interior designer Stephanie Kienle Gonzalez is a Pinterest board come to life. Gonzalez shows how to introduce eco-friendly elements into domestic spaces, using natural materials like stone, wood, rattan and tropical plantings. A collection of internationally recognized designers, including Nate Berkus and sustainable architect Elora Hardy, lend their wisdom in this new Rizzoli tome.
The Women Who Changed Architecture edited by Jan Cigliano Hartman The trailblazing women who have influenced the traditionally male-dominated field of architecture are celebrated in this collection of fascinating profiles. Learn the stories of 112 architects spanning from the 19th century through the present day, including Jeanne Gang, a sustainable design visionary; Zaha Hadid, creator of the Guangzhou Opera House; and Norma Merrick Sklarek, the first Black woman to become a licensed architect.
Cinematic Style: Fashion, Architecture and Interior Design on Film by Jess Berry Tour the most striking spaces featured on film in the 20th century. Dissecting the nuances of consumer culture, social history and interior design theory, Cinematic Style displays the ways major movie moments shape everyday life. Discover how Frank Lloyd Wright influenced the buildings seen in Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest, and how one film set from The Great Gatsby was transformed into a Ralph Lauren boutique.