South Beach Style

New York: Harry N. Abrams, 2002

The book offers a panorama of architectural, interior, and garden design in a color-drenched volume. Indulge in the luxe and the luscious.

In a Spiritual Style: The Home as Sanctuary

New York and London: Thames & Hudson, 1998

New York and London:
Thames & Hudson, 1998
Home sanctuaries filled with exalted imagery, soothing light, and colorful symbolism fill this beautiful book, offering ways of adding meaning, power, and ritual to domestic life.

Gardens of Florida

Baton Rouge: Pelican Publishing, 1997

Nineteen Florida oases are featured in this book illustrated with everything from formal gardens to riotous landscapes, from orchids and gardenias to pines live oaks, and palms.

In Your Own Style: The Art of Creating Wonderful Rooms

New York and London: Thames and Hudson, 1994

Reprinted in soft cover, 1999
This step-by-step guide leads you through the conception, planning, and execution of beautiful interiors tailored to your own individual tastes and manner of living. Co-authored with designer Linda Chase.

The Book of the Rose

New York and London: Thames and Hudson, 1992

 The Book of
the Rose
New York and London:
Thames and Hudson, 1992
This book is an exquisite devotion to the flower’s ravishing and sometimes audacious presence throughout time, from its cultivation in Persian and Indian gardens to medieval cloisters and depictions by the world’s greatest artists.

Russian Imperial Style

New York: Simon & Schuster, 1990

republished by Random House, 1996
A sumptuously illustrated historical narrative that displays the opulence and beauty of the treasures created for and collected by the Russian czars and aristocracy from the 17th through the 20th centuries. The book was conceived, styled, and designed by the famous art director J-C. Suares in collaboration with A La Vieille Russie, the exclusive New York gallery.

In the Romantic Style: Creating Intimacy, Fantasy, and A Charm in the Contemporary Home

New York and London: Thames and Hudson, 1990

reprinted in softcover, 2000
Here is a rich and inspiring look through rooms ranging from delightfully casual disorder to elaborate stagings of domestic theater, showing how to present simple objects as objects of desire. Co-authored with designer Linda Chase.

Miami Hot & Cool

New York: Clarkson N. Potter, 1990

Reprinted in soft cover, 1998
A treasury of brilliant photography and insightful text, this flamboyant tome celebrates Miami’s looks, flaunts its vices, and shares its wealth of sensual pleasures.


The Country Home

Time-Life Books, 1988

Country is not merely rustic. View the range of styles and choices that make for the feel of a real country home.


Tropical Deco

New York: Rizzoli International, 1981

 Still in print.
Laura Cerwinske’s ground-breaking book contributed to the landmark designation of the Miami Art Deco District as an architecturally historic treasure. Its pages illustrate the narrative beauty of Tropical Deco design and a spirit readily apparent to the appreciative eye.