Best Interior Decorating Books
Here you will get Best Interior Decorating Books For you.This is an up-to-date list of recommended books.
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. Surf Shack: Laid-Back Living by the Water (CLARKSON POTTER)
Author: by Nina Freudenberger
Published at: Clarkson Potter; Illustrated edition (April 11, 2017)
“Cabin porn goes coastal in Nina Freudenberger’s Surf Shack” [Vanity Fair], and here are bungalows, trailers, cabins, and beach homes where surfers retreat after a day on the waves. Peek inside the homes of longtime enthusiasts and dedicated newcomers that reflect not just a sport or passion, but also a way of life.
Blake and Heather Mycoskie of TOMS, hotelier Sean MacPherson, Gypset author Julia Chaplin, and others have set up their spaces to embrace a casual ease and be the break between the waves. With vibrant photographs of design details and bright beachesfrom Malibu to the Rockaways, from Japan to Australiathis book captures the soulful milieu of a lifestyle we all aspire to.”A colorful tour of some of the most unique surfer abodes around the world, from Melbourne to New York City.” Architectural Digest
6. Abode: Thoughtful Living with Less
Author: by Serena Mitnik-Miller
Published at: Harry N. Abrams; Illustrated edition (April 16, 2019)
From the founders of General Store, Abode is a collection of Serena Mitnik-Miller and Mason St. Peter’s effortlessly cool, quintessentially California interiors, and a look at how to re-create that style anywhere. The yearning for a life of pared-down purity has built to a roar, and Serena Mitnik-Miller and Mason St. Peterthe husband-and-wife owners of General Store, one of California’s most talked-about shopsare at the forefront.
In Abode: Thoughtful Living with Less, these tastemakers make a graceful case for living better no matter your budget or abilities, guiding you to create a space this is simple and true. Their time-tested methods create interiors that maximize openness, strip a building back to its bones, and amplify natural light, evoking unpretentious tranquility.
The blueprint for their signature aesthetic is all here: the embrace of elemental materials, curation of handcrafted objects, and collection of furnishings from eras when craftsmanship was king. This edit of Mitnik-Miller and St. Peter’s greatest collaborations will take you through their breathtaking rooms, masterpieces of warm minimalism.
7. Travel Home: Design with a Global Spirit
Author: by Caitlin Flemming
Published at: Abrams; Illustrated edition (September 24, 2019)
Travel through 20 sophisticated homes of designers deeply influenced by their international adventures abroad A road map for bringing far-flung design ideas back home, Travel Home shows us how to curate interiors that reflect our favorite places and experiences in ways that are beautiful and authentic.
Touring the homes of leaders in global design who share a deep affection for travel, the book explores interiors with influences as widespread as Marrakesh, Paris, Cuba, Tokyo, Portugal, and beyond. Vivid photography is supplemented with insightful essays, interviews, and hardworking tips for cultivating your own global home.
For globetrotters and armchair travelers alike, Travel Home showcases the interplay between travel and design, revealing how we can take inspiration from the beauty we experience in the world and bring it into our everyday lives.
8. Monochrome Home: Elegant Interiors in Black and White
Author: by Hilary Robertson
Published at: Ryland Peters & Small; Illustrated edition (April 9, 2015)
Instagram star and founder of Inspire Me! Home Dcor shares her creative and elegant interior design secrets so you can create a glamorous yet cozy home without spending a fortune. Farah Merhi launched Inspire Me! Home Decor in 2012 as a creative outlet during a transitional time in her life.
Farah was about to graduate college and planned to attend law school. Going through the motions and feeling unfulfilled in her career choice, she built up the courage to face her truth. Taking time off to figure herself out, Farah, through a remodel project in her home, had her ah-ha moment.
The importance of taking care of your home, specifically in the way you clean, organize, and design, was instilled in her at a young age, but she didn’t realize how much of an impact her upbringing had until she owned her own home.
Farah knew she had found her passion and calling, and was determined to inspire home owners to live their best lives in their homes. Farah believes that taking care of your home is essential to your peace of mind. Her design style is elegant and glamorous but infused with warmth and coziness, creating a welcoming feel with neutral color palletes, soft and inviting fabrics, and exquisite design details that can work in any room.
10. Beautiful: All-American Decorating and Timeless Style
Author: by Mark D. Sikes
Published at: Rizzoli; Illustrated edition (September 20, 2016)
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.
11. Habitat: The Field Guide to Decorating
Author: by Lauren Liess
Published at: Harry N. Abrams; Illustrated edition (October 13, 2015)
Lauren Liess, an interior designer and founder of the popular blog Pure Style Home, fuses her love of design and the great outdoors into all her work. In Habitat: The Field Guide to Decorating, her first book, Lauren invites readers to bring nature inside by mixing the textures of natural elements such as wood and stone with eclectic groupings of modern and quirky vintage pieces.
Readers will be inspired by the unique style of these rooms, which include lovely framed botanical prints and Liess’s own textile patterns inspired by wildflowers and weeds. The book is divided into three sections: Part I focuses on the fundamental elements of design, with each chapter devoted to a particular element, such as color, lighting, and furniture; Part II addresses the intangibles of designing a space, such as aesthetics and creating a mood; and Part III tackles unique room-specific challenges in every part of the house.
12. Living with Pattern: Color, Texture, and Print at Home (CLARKSON POTTER)
Author: by Rebecca Atwood
Published at: Clarkson Potter; Illustrated edition (August 30, 2016)
A design book filled with beautiful photography and clear ideas for how to use pattern to decorate your home. If you focus on pattern, from texture and color to furniture and textiles, everything else will fall into place. Pattern is the strongest element in any room.
In Living with Pattern, Rebecca Atwood demystifies how to use that element, a design concept that often confounds and confuses, demonstrating how to seamlessly mix and layer prints throughout a house. She covers pattern usage you probably already have, such as on your duvet cover or in the living room rug, and she also reveals the unexpected places you might not have thought to add it: bathroom tiles, an arrangement of book spines in a reading nook, or windowpane gridding in your entryway.
This stunning book showcases distinct uses of pattern in homes all over the country to inspire you to realize that an injection of pattern can enliven any space, helping to make it uniquely yours.
13. Soul of the Home: Designing with Antiques
Author: by Tara Shaw
Published at: Abrams; Illustrated edition (April 21, 2020)
Past meets present in this stylish guide to decorating modern homes with heirlooms and antiques Designer and antiques dealer Tara Shaw is a respected supplier of French and European antiques for a host of AD100 and Elle Decor A-listers, including Bobby McAlpine, Mary McDonald, and Bunny Williams.
In her first book, she helps readers understand how to select the best antiques and how to use them in a variety of decor schemes. The book presents never-before-published spaces from Shaw’s portfolio and reveals her favorite antique-hunting spots throughout Europe.
Anecdotes from years of treasure hunting are accompanied by images of rare and precious finds, with text that decodes just how to choose the right pieces and display them in a contemporary interior. Readers will be able to look at each space and take away ideas they can apply to their own homes, to create personalized rooms full of provenance and beauty.
14. Nancy Braithwaite: Simplicity
Author: by Nancy Braithwaite
Published at: Rizzoli; Illustrated edition (October 14, 2014)
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.
15. Eat Drink Nap: Bringing the House Home
Author: by Soho House
Published at: Preface Publishing; Illustrated edition (September 1, 2014)
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.
16. The Kinfolk Home: Interiors for Slow Living
Author: by Nathan Williams
Published at: Artisan; Illustrated edition (October 20, 2015)
New York Times bestseller When The Kinfolk Table was published in 2013, it transformed the way readers across the globe thought about small gatherings. In this much-anticipated follow-up, Kinfolk founder Nathan Williams showcases how embracing that same ethosof slowing down, simplifying your life, and cultivating communityallows you to create a more considered, beautiful, and intimate living space.
The Kinfolk Home takes readers inside 35 homes around the world, from the United States, Scandinavia, Japan, and beyond. Some have constructed modern urban homes from blueprints, while others nurture their home’s long history. What all of these spaces have in common is that they’ve been put together carefully, slowly, and with great intention.
Featuring inviting photographs and insightful profiles, interviews, and essays, each home tour is guaranteed to inspire.