My Top Interior Design Books You Need On Your Bookshelf

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These are my all time favourite Interior design books that i feel every inspiring designer needs in their bookshelf.

1. Styled: Secrets for arranging rooms, from tabletops to bookshelves – Emily Henderson

 It’s easy to find your own style confidence once you know this secret: While decorating can take months and tons of money, styling often takes just minutes. Even a few little tweaks can transform the way your room feels.

At the heart of Styled are Emily Henderson’s ten easy steps to styling any space. From editing out what you don’t love to repurposing what you can’t live without to arranging the most eye-catching vignettes on any surface, you’ll learn how to make your own style magic.

With Emily’s style diagnostic, insider tips, and more than 1,000 unique ideas from 75 envy-inducing rooms, you’ll soon be styling like you were born to do it.

2. Bright Bazaar: Embracing Colour For Make-You-Smile Style – Will Taylor

Are you keen to use colour to imprint your personality on the canvas of your home, but lack the confidence to do it? Whether you want to add temporary colour to a rented space or introduce a whole new colour scheme to a home of your own, like a helpful and encouraging friend, Will guides you through making the most of the cornerstone of your life – where you live.

He starts by giving you jumping-off points, from playing with fabric and pattern to layering in lighting, showing you how to learn to trust your colour instincts. Next, from soft and delicate pastel hues to bright and bold colour statements, ten colour cocktails each take on a different palette, arming you with the know-how you need to replicate the look at home. Will shares the personal photographs and memories that inspired his palette and shows you how to translate your inspirations into real life decorating schemes.

He explores specific colour palettes for every room in your home to give you the confidence, knowledge and inspiration to get your colour choices right first time. Packed with personality and heart, playful but informative, engaging but practical, Bright Bazaar is brimming with ideas that work

3. Elements OF Style: Designing A Home & A Life – Erin Gates

 Elements of Styleis a uniquely personal and practical decorating guide that shows how designing a home can be an outlet of personal expression and an exercise in self-discovery. Drawing on her ten years of experience in the interior design industry, Erin combines honest design advice and gorgeous professional photographs and illustrations with personal essays about the lessons she has learned while designing her own home and her own life-the first being: none of our homes or lives is perfect.

Organized by rooms in the house, Elements of Styleinvites readers into Erin’s own home as well as homes she has designed for clients. Fresh, modern, and colourful, it is brimming glamour and style as well as advice on practical matters from choosing kitchen counter materials to dressing a bed with pillows, picking a sofa, and decorating a nursery without cartoon characters. You’ll also find an extensive Resource and Shopping Guide that provides an indispensable a roadmap for anyone embarking on their first serious home decorating adventure. With Erin’s help, you can finally make your house your home.

4. Kelly Hoppen Design Masterclass: How To Achieve The Home Of Your Dreams

Design Masterclass is the definitive home-decorating guide from Kelly Hoppen, offering invaluable professional advice on both the practical and aesthetic aspects to interior design. Kelly shares her trade secrets and expert knowledge to help you ensure that your decorating project, however big or small in scale, runs smoothly, comes in on time and within budget, and achieves a functional, flexible interior that suits the way you live.

5.The New Bohemians: Cool And Collected Homes – Justina Blakeney

In the New Bohemians, LA-based designer Justina Blakeney defines the New Bohemians as creative individuals who are boutique owners and bloggers, entrepreneurs and ex-pats, artists and urban farmers. They embrace free-spirited, no-rules lifestyles and apply that attitude to all areas of their existence, including their homes. With little distinction between work and play, the new boho home often includes an office, art gallery, showroom, photography studio, restaurant, or even a pop-up shop.

The New Bohemians explores 20 homes located primarily on the East and West coasts. Exclusive interviews with the owners, as well as 12 DIY projects created by Blakeney and inspired by objects found in the homes, offer insight into achieving this aesthetic. In addition, each home is accompanied by an Adopt-an-Idea section that offers general decor, styling and shopping tips for easy duplication in your own home.

6.Urban Jungle: Living And Styling With Plants

  • Provides ideas for styling and tips on how to plant

  • Inspiration for seasoned plant lovers as well as beginners, providing the total package on the topic of living with plants

7. Every Room Tells A Story – Kit Kemp

Following on from the hugely successful A Living Space, Kit Kemp is back with another stunning interiors book that presents her signature style and ever-changing approach to design. As always, Kit brings life and interest to the rooms she styles and avoids taking design too seriously, playing with scale, colour and pattern to create personal, handcrafted spaces.

Featuring the inspiration behind her effortlessly stylish rooms and buildings, this book provides real insight into the way Kit approaches a room and the success she achieves with each space. Also exploring her collaborations with artists, this is an intriguing look at Kit’s way of styling an intoxicating mix of contemporary and antique elements, a playful approach to fabrics and colour, and an individual eye for art. Every room that Kit breathes life into has a story to tell.

8. Creative Walls: How To Display And Enjoy Your Treasured Collections – Geraldine James

Any wall is perfect for display, whatever its size, shape or style. In this inspirational guide, Geraldine James, veteran collector of all things beautiful, shows you ways to organize and display your treasured collections to celebrate their uniqueness and your creativity. Collections of quirky items can illuminate a little corner, whereas a teenager’s bedroom will transform instantly when hoarded sports memorabilia makes the leap from the floor to the wall in a bold, clever arrangement. Look for unusual spaces and items: line up a series of themed prints above a picture rail, set heaps of floral china plates in grand style above the fireplace or simply add a mirror into a display to instantly create another in its image. Chapter by chapter, discover how to arrange virtually anything from scratch, rearrange the collections you treasure to best effect and begin a journey into colour, texture and themes to create elegant displays that give a home character and charm. From a memory wall of sepia family photographs to witty collections of kitsch art, this clever guide shows how to create a look that will bring any space to life.

9. A Well Crafted Home: Inspiration And 60 Projects For Personalising Your Space – Janet Crowther

Craft meets home décor in this gorgeous lifestyle book featuring 50-plus handmade projects for every room in the home. A Well-Crafted Home showcases beautifully styled rooms and calls out each unique and sophisticated item you can make in the room, from leather drawer pulls and a pendant light for the bedroom to a painted tray and a large-scale print for the living room and a fruit bowl and cookbook holder for the kitchen.

10.Rockett St George: Extraordinary Interiors: Show- Stopping Looks For Unique Interiors – Lucy St George

In this, their first book, Jane and Lucy share their insights and expertise when it comes to creating magical, inviting and imaginative interiors. Friendly and down to earth, they reveal how to create a home that reflects your personality, interests and passions so it truly makes you feel ‘at home’. Jane and Lucy start at the very beginning, taking the reader by the hand and offering sound advice on making the right style choices. They go on to discuss finding inspiration, analysing a space, choosing paint colours and wallpapers, arranging and styling furniture, finding the right lighting, showing off treasures and making style statements that will stop others in their tracks. Illustrated with real-life homes, Extraordinary Interiors helps the reader to navigate the sea of choices out there when it comes to decorating, all with a dash of humour and a light-hearted approach that makes interior decorating fun.

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