Best Home Decorating Books
Here you will get Best Home Decorating Books For you.This is an up-to-date list of recommended books.
1. Made for Living: Collected Interiors for All Sorts of Styles (CLARKSON POTTER)
Author: by Amber Lewis
Published at: Clarkson Potter; Illustrated edition (October 27, 2020)
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. Elements of Style: Designing a Home & a Life
Author: by Erin Gates
Published at: Simon & Schuster; Illustrated edition (October 7, 2014)
From the rising-star designer and author of the hit blog, Elements of Style, a full-color, fully illustrated book packed with honest advice, inspiration, ideas, and lessons learned about designing a home that reflects your personality and style. Elements of Style is 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 lifethe first being: none of our homes or lives is perfect.
Like a funny best friend, she reveals the disasters she confronted in her own kitchen renovation, her struggles with anorexia, her epic fight with her husband over a Lucite table, and her secrets for starting a successful blog. Organized by rooms in the house, Elements of Style invites readers into Erin’s own home as well as homes she has designed for clients.
3. Homebody: A Guide to Creating Spaces You Never Want to Leave
Author: by Joanna Gaines
Published at: Harper Design; Illustrated edition (November 6, 2018)
#1 New York Times BestsellerIn Homebody: A Guide to Creating Spaces You Never Want to Leave, Joanna Gaines walks you through how to create a home that reflects the personalities and stories of the people who live there. Using examples from her own farmhouse as well as a range of other homes, this comprehensive guide will help you assess your priorities and instincts, as well as your likes and dislikes, with practical steps for navigating and embracing your authentic design style.
Room by room, Homebody gives you an in-depth look at how these styles are implemented as well as how to blend the looks you’re drawn to in order to create spaces that feel distinctly yours. A removable design template at the back of the book offers a step-by-step guide to planning and sketching out your own design plans.
The insight shared in Homebody will instill in you the confidence to thoughtfully create spaces you never want to leave.
4. A Year at Clove Brook Farm: Gardening, Tending Flocks, Keeping Bees, Collecting Antiques, and Entertaining Friends
Author: by Christopher Spitzmiller
Published at: Rizzoli (March 9, 2021)
Welcome to a year of sustainable living with renowned ceramicist Christopher Spitzmiller, with advice and inspiration for seasonal entertaining, gardening, tending heritage chickens, and more. Christopher Spitzmiller is known to his many friends and Instagram fans as the ultimate weekend farmer, who raises his own chicks, grows his own flowers, and puts up his own jam, cider, and honey.
In his first book, he treats readers to a full year at his country retreat, Clove Brook Farm. Organized into four sections by season, the book begins with spring: the lilacs and appleblossoms, the dovecote with Indian fantail pigeons, Easter lunch, with daffodils and porcelain, and Spitzmiller’s recipe for rhubarb pie.
Summer brings hydrangeas, dahlias, readying the chickens for the Dutchess County Fair, and a garden cocktail party. Fall focuses on collecting, cider making, an orchard luncheon and a Thanksgiving table, honey-gathering, and planting bulbs. Winter closes the book with holiday decorating, gilding allium, a holiday buffet, and homemade gifts.
5. Live Beautiful
Author: by Athena Calderone
Published at: Harry N. Abrams; Illustrated edition (March 3, 2020)
From celebrated design expert and interior designer Athena Calderone, a look into how creatives decorate their spaces Beautiful design isn’t just pleasant to look at; it improves the quality of our lives. In Live Beautiful, the highly anticipated design book by Athena Calderone, the EyeSwoon creator taps into her international network of interior decorators, fashion designers, and tastemakers to reveal how carefully crafted interiors come together.
She also opens the doors to two of her own residences. With each homeowner, Calderone explores the initial spark of inspiration that incited their design journey. She then breaks down the details of the roomslike layered textures and patterns, collected pieces, and customized vignettesand offers helpful tips on how to bring these elevated elements into your own space.
Filled with gorgeous photography by Nicole Franzen, Live Beautiful is both a showpiece of exquisite design and a guide to creating a home that’s thoughtfully put together.
6. Beautifully Organized: A Guide to Function and Style in Your Home
Author: by Nikki Boyd
Published at: Paige Tate & Co; Illustrated edition (April 2, 2019)
Professional organizer Nikki Boyd has a gift of transforming a space into a captivating work of art. She sprinkles a little bit of glam and a whole lot of functionality into every space she touches. Toni Hammersley, A Bowl Full of Lemons, Author of The Complete Book of Home Organization In Beautifully Organized: A Guide to Function and Style in Your Home, Nikki Boyd shares her best advice for how to create an organized, beautiful, and welcoming home.
Nikki developed and honed her five essential steps to an organized home through her experience working as a professional organizer. In Beautifully Organized, Nikki teaches you to: Assess your home to transform the spaces within to enhance your lifestyleDeclutter and curate your possessions to keep what is useful and meaningfulClean with efficiency, adding an element of pleasure to everyday tasksOrganize so you can find what you need, when you need itBeautify and decorate to create a welcoming atmosphere for family and friendsIt is my belief that an organized home guarantees a beautiful and fulfilling life.
7. The Home Edit: A Guide to Organizing and Realizing Your House Goals
Author: by Clea Shearer
Published at: Clarkson Potter; Illustrated edition (March 19, 2019)
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER From the stars of the Netflix series Get Organized with The Home Edit (with a serious fan club that includes Reese Witherspoon, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Mindy Kaling), here is an accessible, room-by-room guide to establishing new order in your home.
A master class on how to arrange even your most unattractive belongingsand spacesin an aesthetically pleasing and easy-to-navigate way. Glamour (10 Books to Help You Live Your Best Life)Believe this: every single space in your house has the potential to function efficiently and look great.
The mishmash of summer and winter clothes in the closet?Yep. Even the dreaded junk drawer?Consider it done. And the best news: it’s not hard to doin fact, it’s a lot of fun. From the home organizers who made their orderly eye candy the method that everyone swears by comes Joanna and Clea’s signature approach to decluttering.
The Home Edit walks you through paring down your belongings in every room, arranging them in a stunning and easy-to-find way (hello, labels!, and maintaining the system so you don’t need another do-over in six months. When you’re done, you’ll not only know exactly where to find things, but you’ll also love the way it looks.
8. Beata Heuman: Every Room Should Sing
Author: by Beata Heuman
Published at: 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.
9. For the Love of White: The White and Neutral Home
Author: by Chrissie Rucker
Published at: Harper Design; Illustrated edition (October 22, 2019)
Create calming, peaceful spaces in your home with white and neutral tones with the first home decorating book from The White Company, published as this much-loved brand celebrates its twenty-fifth anniversary. The thing about white is that it goes with everything, it is a canvas for life, whoever you are and whatever your tastes.
You just can’t beat it. Chrissie Rucker Whether you live in a tiny city apartment, a rambling country cottage or an elegant town house For the Love of White offers the definitive book on decorating with white and neutral ones.
From room schemes for light, bright family kitchens and calming bedrooms to the all-important finishing touchesthis is a book to be inspired by again and again. Illustrated with specially commissioned photography by leading interiors photographer, Chris Everard and organized into three sectionsCountry, Town and Coastalthe book provides both the advice and the inspiration needed to transform your home.
10. This is Home: The Art of Simple Living
Author: by Natalie Walton
Published at: Hardie Grant; Illustrated edition (April 17, 2018)
This is Home is a back-to-basics guide on how to create authentic wholehearted interiors. It”s about living simply finding the essence of what makes you happy at home and creating spaces that reflect your needs and style. Filled with clever ideas and creative spaces it shows that you don”t need a huge budget to create a beautiful home.
This is Home provides examples and case studies of places with a global and timeless feel that haven”t always been renovated in the traditional sense but are true homes. Featuringeightcase studies from Australia, the US and Europe, and nearly 200 color photographs, This is Homewill inspire you with beautiful, authentic places you want to be today.
Chapters include:The big picture: how to determine your decorating personality, and what”s authentic for you. Starting over: let go of the past and create a home for the person you are today, with a focus on decision-making and the art of editing.
Living for now: Work out a budget for your time and money using your values as a guide. Where you can spend and save when it comes to creating lasting interiors. The Art of ingenuity: Think creatively, not expensively, when it comes to making changes at home.
11. The Finer Things: Timeless Furniture, Textiles, and Details (POTTER STYLE)
Author: by Christiane Lemieux
Published at: Clarkson Potter; Illustrated edition (September 6, 2016)
With a foreword by Miles Redd, this luxurious decorating resource trains the eye to recognize enduring, quality home goods and to use them to dazzling design effect.Quality matters. Just as a home’s foundation should be built to stand the test of time, so, too, should the furniture, objects, and elements of our rooms speak to an enduring sense of beauty and comfort.
They should outlast trends and our loving day-to-day use. But how does one recognize quality and judge whether something is well made? Christiane Lemieux set out to answer this question by interviewing the world’s greatest experts. Weaving together the insights and guidance of dozens of wallpaper and paint specialists, textile fabricators, accessories artisans, and interior designers, Lemieux has curated an unparalleled education in recognizing the hallmarks of timeless, heirloom-quality pieces.
Hundreds of elegant home interiorsboth iconic examples from the past and stunning residences today-represent the range of luxurious and customized environments that can be created with fine dcor.
12. Wild at Home: How to style and care for beautiful plants
Author: by Hilton Carter
Published at: CICO Books; Illustrated edition (April 9, 2019)
Make your home a healthier and more beautiful place to be with Hilton Carter’s inspirational ideas.”Hilton Carter’s love for plants is infectious… His lush and exuberant displays are inspiring reminders that plants can be so much more than neat little containers on a window sill.” Grace Bonney, Founder and Editor-in-Chief, Design*Sponge Take a tour through Hilton’s own apartment and other lush spaces, filled with a huge array of thriving plants, and learn all you need to know to create your own urban jungle.
As the owner of over 200 plants, Hilton feels strongly about the role of plants in one’s homenot just for the beauty they add, but for health benefits as well: having plants in your home not only adds life, but changes the airflow throughout.
It’s also a key design element when styling your place. For me, it wasn’t about just having greenery, but having the right variety of greenery. I like to see the different textures of foliage all grouped together. You take a fiddle leaf fig and sandwich it between a birds of paradise and a monstera and.
13. Down to Earth: Laid-back Interiors for Modern Living
Author: by Lauren Liess
Published at: Harry N. Abrams; Illustrated edition (October 8, 2019)
An elevated yet accessible follow-up to Lauren Liess’s Habitat, showcasing her signature easy-living lifestyle Down to Earth picks up right where Lauren Liess’s critically acclaimed Habitat left off. While Habitat walked readers through the decorating process step-by-step, Liess’s latest title takes a step beyond the basics and invites readers to incorporate the main components of her familiar design aesthetic: nature, easy living, and approachability.
With evocative photos and substantive design advice, Down to Earth focuses on creating a lifestyle that inspires creativity and functionality. Throughout the book, Liess shows readers how to incorporate six guiding principles in six unique homes: a new farmhouse, a classic American historical home, a lakeside contemporary house, a modern villa, a turn- of-the-century American Foursquare, and a cedar and glass house on a bluff.
While each home has a different architectural style, fingerprints of Liess’s down-to-earth style are evident throughout.
14. More Beautiful: All-American Decoration
Author: by Mark D. Sikes
Published at: Rizzoli (September 1, 2020)
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.
Oasis: Modern Desert Homes Around the World (CLARKSON POTTER)
Author: by iO Tillett Wright
Published at: Clarkson Potter; Illustrated edition (November 10, 2020)
Welcome to the desert.Welcome home. This visually stunning tour of the world’s most amazing desert homes will inspire you to create an oasis with desert vibes wherever you are. Creatives are drawn in by the extreme landscapes and limited resources of the desert; in fact, they’re inspired by them, and the homes they’ve built here prove the power of an oasis.
From renovated Airstreams to sprawling, modern stucco, desert has become the new beachfront. In Oasis, artist iO Tillett Wright captures the best of this specific culture that emphasizes living simply, beautifully, and in connection with the earth. He highlights the homes that define this desert mindset, featuring the classics like Georgia O’Keefe’s in Abiquiu, New Mexico, alongside more modern homes such as Michael Barnard’s Solar House in Marfa, Texas.
With Casey Dunn’s stunning photography, Oasis will transport you to these relaxing refuges, where you’ll learn what elements create the balance of intentionality, ease, style, and function that these homes exude.
16. Inviting Interiors: A Fresh Take on Beautiful Rooms
Author: by Melanie Turner
Published at: 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.