Best Feng Shui Books
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1. Made for Living: Collected Interiors for All Sorts of Styles
Author: by Amber Lewis
NATIONAL BESTSELLER The trendsetting designer known for her effortless style shares the secrets of the art of layering, with more than 250 gorgeous photographs of her signature interiors. Livability is my true north. The materials I use time and again all change with age and wear.
Not only is that okay, it’s how you achieve more than a re-creation of what you’ve already seen, or what somebody else has done. You can do this, tooI promise. From the introduction Designing a room with all the vibes comes down to how you layer your decor.
The more you can mix the elements of your roomyour pillows, objects, patterns, and lightingthe more finished it’ll feel: not too new, not too old, but just right. Known for her eclectic approach that stems from her California cool, Amber Lewis trains your eye in Made for Living, offering friendly advice on everything from nailing that perfect shade of paint to mismatching patterns with wild abandon to choosing a stone finish for new countertops.
2. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing
Author: by Marie Kondō
Ten Speed Press
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The book that sparked a revolution and inspired the hit Netflix series Tidying Up with Marie Kondo: the original guide to decluttering your home once and for all. ONE OF THE MOST INFLUENTIAL BOOKS OF THE DECADECNN Despite constant efforts to declutter your home, do papers still accumulate like snowdrifts and clothes pile up like a tangled mess of noodles?
Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo takes tidying to a whole new level, promising that if you properly simplify and organize your home once, you’ll never have to do it again. Most methods advocate a room-by-room or little-by-little approach, which doom you to pick away at your piles of stuff forever.
The KonMari Method, with its revolutionary category-by-category system, leads to lasting results. In fact, none of Kondo’s clients have lapsed (and she still has a three-month waiting list). With detailed guidance for determining which items in your house spark joy (and which don’t), this international bestseller will help you clear your clutter and enjoy the unique magic of a tidy homeand the calm, motivated mindset it can inspire.
3. de Gournay: Hand-Painted Interiors
Author: by Claud Gurney
Rizzoli (October 6, 2020)
Renowned for its elegant hand-painted wallpapers and textiles, de Gournay creates some of the most beautiful interiors in the world. Celebrated for its hand-painted chinoiserie wallpapers, sumptuous patterns of colorful flora and varied birdlife, the company produces additional collections that explore historical themes, such as nineteenth-century French pastoral scenes or exotic Brazilian landscapes bursting with wildlife.
De Gournay also crafts more abstracted designs that fit well with modern interiors. Collaborating with renowned tastemakers from across creative industries, de Gournay works with leading interior designers as well as noted trendsetters such as Kate Moss. This volume showcases de Gournay designs in situ, in beautiful interiors created by top designers in homes from San Francisco and New York to London, Paris, and beyond.
The book explores de Gournay interiors in both city and country settings, how to take inspiration from English stately homes, and how custom wallpaper designs are created. Full of inspiring interiors and design ideas, de Gournay is an in-depth look at the stunning creations of one of the most prestigious and influential design houses of today.
4. Love People, Use Things: Because the Opposite Never Works
Author: by Joshua Fields Millburn
“The Minimalists show you how to disconnect from our conditioned material state and reconnect to our true essence: love people and use things. This is not a book about how to live with less, but about how to live more deeply and more fully.”Jay Shetty, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Think Like a MonkAS SEEN ON THE NETFLIX DOCUMENTARIES MINIMALISM & LESS IS NOWHow might your life be better with less?
Imagine a life with less: less stuff, less clutter, less stress and debt and discontenta life with fewer distractions. Now, imagine a life with more: more time, more meaningful relationships, more growth and contribution and contentmenta life of passion, unencumbered by the trappings of the chaotic world around you.
What you’re imagining is an intentional life. And to get there, you’ll have to let go of some clutter that’s in the way. In Love People, Use Things, Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus move past simple decluttering to show how minimalism makes room to reevaluate and heal the seven essential relationships in our lives: stuff, truth, self, money, values, creativity, and people.
5. The Afrominimalist's Guide to Living with Less
Author: by Christine Platt
Forget the aesthetics of mainstream minimalism and discover a life of authenticity and intention with this practical guide to living with lessyour way. When Christine Platt set out on her journey to live with less, she never intended to become The Afrominimalist.
She just wanted to tame the chaos in her closet! But after struggling with the austerity and whiteness of mainstream minimalism, Christine realized why minimalism often seems unattainable for so many: the emphasis on all-white, barren aesthetics distracts from the practice of living with intention.
And so, she decided to do things her way by curating a life of less influenced by the African diaspora. In The Afrominimalist’s Guide to Living With Less, Christine gets right to the heart of how childhood experiences and expectations manifest in adulthood, the delicate dance between needs and wants, and the complicated weight of familial and societal pressures.
A far cry from Konmaried closets, capsule wardrobes, and conspicuous consumption, Christine’s brand of living with less is more than a decluttering regimen. Inspired by her personal journey, Christine presents a radical revisioning of minimalism, one that celebrates the importance of history and heritage, and gives you permission to make space for what really mattersyour way.
6. Beata Heuman: Every Room Should Sing
Author: by Beata Heuman
Rizzoli (March 9, 2021)
The highly anticipated debut monograph from one of today’s leading designers championing playful, original interiors infused with Scandinavian flair. Swedish-born, London-based interior designer Beata Heuman founded her eponymous studio in 2013 after working for Nicky Haslam for nine years. In a short amount of time her lively interiors and custom furnishings have made her one of today’s most in-demand creatives.
Heuman’s rooms, colorful spaces enlivened by exuberant elements and poetic inspirations, capture her signature quirkiness and Scandinavian attention to detail while staying rooted in practicality. Lauded for international residential and commercial projects, Heuman has also garnered praise for her growing collection of bespoke fabrics, wallpaper, lighting, homewares, and furniture.
This beautifully crafted volume presents Heuman’s innovative approach in book form for the very first time. Organized according to design principle, each chapter offers fresh ways to think about decorating a home, finding your voice, making ordinary details extraordinary, and forging a truly unique space.
7. More Beautiful: All-American Decoration
Author: by Mark D. Sikes
The author of Beautiful is back with a new book of his interiors, filled with blue-and-white vignettes, wicker, saturated color, and pretty patterns. Interior designer Mark D. Sikes burst onto the publishing scene with his New York Times best-selling first book, Beautiful.
His new book, aptly titled More Beautiful, picks up where the first left off, in a celebration of classic, all-American decorating. The rooms featured in More Beautiful are divided into five distinct styles, all of which exude the happiness that comes with surrounding oneself with things you love.
“Traditional” is chockablock with vibrant color, antique furniture, and heady doses of trim and pattern. “Country” is a new take on the style, where distressed finishes and modern silhouettes mingle for a warm welcome. “Coastal” is streamlined, with natural woven fibers, sun-faded linen and neutrals, and blues and whites galore.
“Mediterranean” evokes faraway lands, with a saturated palette, ornate tiles and ikats, and iron details. Finally, there’s “Beautiful”: a peek inside Mark’s own Hollywood Hills home, which nods to all of his favorite design signatures-including Italian wicker, blue and white, Anglo-Indian antiques, and more.
8. Kelly Wearstler: Evocative Style
Author: by Kelly Wearstler
For her first book in ten years, Kelly Wearstler, one of the most irreverent and fascinating designers working today, continues to push boundaries with her inventive and opulent interiors, here inviting readers into her latest creations including her newly designed home.
Celebrated for luxurious interiors that capture the swankiness of old-world Hollywood with a modern pop sensibility, Wearstler is known for her decadent designs of residences and boutique hotels, such as the line of Viceroys and the tastemakers Maison 140 and Avalon.
Her ornate interiors are distinctive for layers of bold textures, patterns, and rich colors juxtaposed with lustrous surfaces, adding up to a whimsical and elegant look that has been called “mod baroque.”Here Wearstler shares her creative world, profiling in detail her latest residential and commercial designs (several previously unpublished) and her sumptuous new San Francisco Proper Hotel, as well as her creative process.
Full of ideas and with beautiful images of many never-before-photographed interiors, Kelly Wearstler: Evocative Style is an inspirational look at the designer’s inventive work. Filled with new work, this volume is a must for other designers and homeowners looking for elegant design inspiration and ideas.
9. Beautiful: All-American Decorating and Timeless Style
Author: by Mark D. Sikes
This New York Times bestselling book from interior designer Mark D. Sikes is a celebration of American style today, showcasing chic and accessible ideas for every home. Modern and unfussy, Mark D. Sikes’s interiors are classic takes on California indoor/outdoor living, with natural fibers and crisp coloration, informed and influenced by the fashion world where he began his career.
In eight chapters, he explores approachable, stylish looks, from “Blue and White Forever,” which features indigos, stripes, batiks, and wicker in casual rooms such as porches and pool houses; to “Timeless Neutrals,” presenting semiformal rooms filled with chinoiserie, gilt, glass, mirrors, banquettes, and French chairs; to “Garden Greens,” featuring happy, casual family rooms and kitchens inspired by the garden with treillage woodwork, rattan, and cotton.
There are also “Beautiful Brights,” colorful rooms that are eclectic, layered, and fun, with chintz, florals, and Middle Eastern influences; and “Sun Faded Hues,” rustic coastal rooms with weathered fabrics and furniture. Each chapter presents light-filled images of the designer’s looks and offers the reader inspiration and advice.
10. Island Whimsy: Designing a Paradise by the Sea
Author: by Celerie Kemble
Rizzoli (April 13, 2021)
A house by the sea should be a house of dreams. Where windows and doors are thrown open to the ocean, and gusts of cool, salty air turn us all into kids again-buoyant and joyful. Spending childhood days on the beach and in the magical, romantic chaos of her family’s rambling house internationally renowned interior designer Celerie Kemble has a deep-rooted connection to the sun and surf.
However, in the summer of 2004, Kemble laid eyes on a wild swath of jungle in the Dominican Republic next to minty-blue water and an endless stretch of golden sand, she fell madly in love. Over many years, she designed a home away from home there, an island retreat-a clubhouse and a grouping of family homes and guesthouses-suffused with light and air, full of indoor and outdoor rooms for relaxation.
In her latest book, Island Whimsy, Kemble recounts the deeply personal and creative journey of designing Playa Grande and bringing this labor of love to life. The chapters of this book are organized around the different ways Kemble sought to braid her family’s story into the larger landscape of Playa Grande and to provide inspiration, joy, and respite to all who come.
11. Eat Drink Nap: Bringing the House Home
Author: by Soho House
The quintessential cooking, style, and decoration book from Soho House, the world’s leading private clubwith U.S. Locations in Miami, New York, Hollywood, and ChicagoIn the 17 years since the first Soho House opened its doors, they’ve perfected the art of entertaining: how to make people feel at home, how to cook food they love, how to make a room stylish but welcoming, how to throw a party, get the lighting right, mix a cocktail, design a bedroom, build an art collection.
This sumptuous book with a foreword from founder Nick Jones and newly commissioned photography from leading food and interiors photographers Mark Seelen and Jean Cazals, will share with readers the secrets of the Soho House way of doing things. Contemporary, global, yet with something quintessentially homey at its heart, this is Soho House style explained by its experts: the grit and the glamour, the style and the coziness.
Packed with recipes and design tips, this book shows how to transport a slice of Soho House right to one’s home. Whether you want to recreate your favorite house regular macaroni cheese or choose the right sofa for your sitting room, the clubs; experts will share their blueprint for stylish, contemporary living the Soho House way.
12. Nancy Braithwaite: Simplicity
Author: by Nancy Braithwaite
Interior designer Nancy Braithwaite’s long-awaited first book is a striking tutorial in the power of simplicity in design. In the world of interior design, Nancy Braithwaite is known for her single-minded devotion to the principle that has guided her work for more than forty years: simplicity.
Braithwaite’s work is luxuriously minimalist, its beauty inextricably tied to its Shaker-like purity. While her work varies from art deco to country, the underlying rules remain the same: every element should strive to be simple and powerful without compromise, and every room must have a level of power that comes from commanding scale, repetition of elements, subtleties of color, or the sheer beauty of forms.
In Braithwaite’s world, excess is not opulent. Simplicity is opulent. Braithwaite takes the reader deep into her singular vision. Divided into five sections, the book begins with her manifesto on simplicity and the aspects of design used to achieve it, including architecture, scale, color, texture, pattern, and composition.
13. Martha Stewart's Organizing: The Manual for Bringing Order to Your Life, Home & Routines
Author: by Martha Stewart
The ultimate guide to getting your life in orderwith hundreds of practical and empowering ideas, projects, and tipsfrom America’s most trusted lifestyle authorityTrust Martha to help you master all things organizingsorting, purging, tidying, and simplifying your lifewith smart solutions and inspiration.
Here, she offers her best guidance, methods, and DIY projects for organizing in and around your home. Topics include room-by-room strategies (how to sort office paperwork, when to purge the garage or attic), seasonal advice (when to swap out bedding and clothing, how to put away holiday decorations), and day-by-day or week-by-week plans for projects such as de-cluttering, house cleaning, creating a filing system, overhauling the closet, and more.
Martha’s indispensable expertise walks you through goal-setting, principles of organizing, useful supplies, and creating systems for ongoing success. A look into Martha’s own personal calendars offers a template for scheduling essential tasks. Last, plenty of strategies, how-tos, timelines, and checklists will help you stay organized all year long.
Inviting Interiors: A Fresh Take on Beautiful Rooms
Author: by Melanie Turner
Rizzoli (March 2, 2021)
The first book from Atlanta interior designer Melanie Turner, whose pretty work has a modern edge. Inspired by fashion and borrowing a palette from nature, Melanie Turner’s interiors possess a timeless quality that celebrates architectural details and classic design. In this fresh and serene first book, Turner shares her secrets for creating understated, sophisticated, and functional rooms.
Balance, scale, light, and subtle coloration all factor into her designs, creating a timeless effect. The elegant spaces featured in the book maintain an emphasis on simplicity and understated glamour, featuring a blend of clean lines, found and fine objects, and custom-designed, sculptural furniture.
Divided by look, the book features multiple homes illustrating each style. “Calm” showcases cool, white interiors, accented by natural textures like wicker and bone. “Clarity” celebrates graphic, contrasting rooms filled with black and white. “Collected” revels in richer colors, accessorized with lush velvet, rich patterns, and metallic accents.
15. Rattan: A World of Elegance and Charm
Author: by Lulu Lytle
Rizzoli (October 6, 2020)
Rattan furnishings evoke the glamour and laid back elegance of exotic beach houses as well as the informal beauty of plant filled garden rooms and sun dappled verandas. Long fascinated with rattan’s versatility, designer Lulu Lytle examines the enduring appeal of this sustainable tropical palm in RATTAN: A WORLD OF ELEGANCE AND CHARM.
The first book in decades to examine the history and craftsmanship of rattan furniture, this insightful tome showcases rattan’s appeal through archival images of beautiful interiors including Madeleine Castaing’s winter garden in Paris, Michael Taylor’s own Californian beach house, the Titanic’s Caf Parisian and the Billy Baldwin designed Mr. Kennedy’s beauty salon in New York City.
Rattan’s many personalities are explored through its inclusion in settings as diverse as Impressionist paintings, flamboyant nightclubs and pared down contemporary drawing rooms. A reflection of its inherent beauty and longevity, antique rattan furniture from the nineteenth century is highly collectible, as are rattan pieces created by giants of modern design such as Josef Hoffmann for Thonet, Josef Frank for Svenskt Tenn, Jean-Michel Frank for Ecart, Renzo Mongiardino for Bonacina, Arne Jacobsen for Sika, Paul Frankl and Donald Deskey.
16. A Place to Call Home: Tradition, Style, and Memory in the New American House
Author: by Gil Schafer III
For award-winning architect Gil Schafer, the most successful houses are the ones that celebrate the small moments of lifehouses with timeless charm that are imbued with memory and anchored in a distinct sense of place. Essentially, Schafer believes a house is truly successful when the people who live there consider it home.
It’s this beliefand Schafer’s rare ability to translate his clients’ deeply personal visions of how they want to live into a physical home that reflects those dreamsthat has established him as one of the most sought-after, highly-regarded architects of our time.
In his new book, A Place to Call Home Schafer follows up his bestselling The Great American House, by pulling the curtain back on his distinctive approach, sharing his process (complete with unexpected, accessible ideas readers can work into their own projects) and taking readers on a detailed tour of seven beautifully realized houses in a range of styles located around the countryeach in a unique place, and each with a character all its own.