Welcome to Our Great Reads List!
Have you ever come across a book you just couldn’t walk past without picking up to read? Looking for a gift suggestion in the form of a book? We’ve got ’em! From delicious dishes to beautifully designed spaces, we have a book for everyone. We like to keep a wide variety here at our showroom. Here is our guide to just a few of the great reads here at The Arrangement.
1 – The Blackberry Farm Cookbook, Four Seasons of Great Food and the Good Life; by Sam Beall
In 1939, Mrs. Florida Lasier of Chicago snagged her silk stockings on a wild blackberry bramble while exploring the idyllic Smoky Mountain foothills, and the name Blackberry Farm was born. Thirty-nine years later, the Beall family invested their hearts and souls in the same romantic site that has become their family home and lifelong passion. Today, one of America’s most celebrated intimate luxury hotels beckons discerning guests who aspire to escape modern-day frenzy and slip into a Blackberry state of mind. Situated on a pastoral 9,200-acre estate in the Great Smoky Mountains, Blackberry will show you the many reasons why it is one of the top rated properties in the world.
2 – New Mexico, Celebrating the Land of Enchantment; by Richard Melzer
In celebration of New Mexico’s statehood centenial, Richard Melzer focuses on the various social and political elements that have made the Land of Enchantment what it is today. Filled with images that document the past hundred years, New Mexico is a photographic delight accompanied by brief insightful essays that leave the reader in no doubt of a history that is both imposing and exciting in its scope. This book is also an official product of the state’s centennial celebration.
3 – The New Southwest Home, Innovative Ideas for Every Room; by Suzanne Pickett Martinson
This book offers a room-by-room tour of homes packed with innovation and tradition. Beginning at the front door, you are welcomed by art and elegant furniture. Kitchens are the heart of the home, and ideas abound to make the most functional room in the house also the most inviting. Chapters on bedrooms, bathrooms, entertainment rooms, offices, and playrooms complete the tour and perfectly demonstrate Southwest traditions in transition. Whether you are building, buying, remodeling, or just dreaming, The New Southwest Home is the ultimate idea book.
4 – Southwest Style, A Home-Lover’s Guide to Architecture and Design; by Linda Mason Hunter
Bring the unique style of the Southwest into your home with this vivid source book. Containing more than 200 stunning photographs. Southwest Style is filled with honest, ingenious, and easily adaptable ideas that illustrate the “quality not quantity” philosophy that is at the heart of the Southwest spirit.