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Top 10 – Best Interior Design Books

Inspiration brings you today the top 10 Best Interior Design Books so you can see this wonderful world of interior decor.

  1. Dream Décor: Styling a Cool, Creative and Comfortable Home, Wherever You Live


This book will inspire you and make you go around the world, allowing you to d discover fifteen decor destinations that each have a distinct and inspired style. Wildly popular lifestyle blogger Will Taylor aims to help readers understand what type of decorating style is best for them through the use of evocative travel photographs and snapshots of characterful homes around the world.

“Will understands the life-enhancing abilities of color. He’s a true talent with a keen eye.”Jonathan Adler

2. Farrow & Ball: How to Decorate by Joa Studholme & Charlotte Cosby

This is a beautiful volume by paint and wallpaper specialist Farrow & Ball, written by in-house color guru Joa Studholme and head of creative Charlotte Cosby. The book features inspiring shots of beautiful houses around the world, encompassing a wide range of different decorating styles. It also provides interesting insight into how painting floors and stairs can really transform a home.

This book provides a highly practical and inspirational guide to the successful use of paint and paper in any home, large or small, urban country.

3. The Perfect Bath by Barbara Sallick

A chic, polished guide to creating your dream bathroom, including engaging interviews with top designers and practical advice for homeowners. InThe Perfect Bath, Barbara Sallick explores the process of designing a bathroom in great detail and with beautiful images. She shares exquisite, favorite, and esteemed baths talks with top designers—including Suzanne Lovell, Pamela Shamshiri, Thomas O’Brien, Lee Mindel, Gil Schafer, Tim Clarke, and Steven Gambrel—about their work, and offers important, how-to advice for homeowners.

4. New York Living: Re-Inventing Home by Paul Gunther

What does home look like in twenty-first-century New York? In the twenty-first century, the combined design professions enjoy an unprecedented menu of prospective solutions, whether based upon respect for a classically inflected New York past, an emphatic denial of such a tradition, or, most often, some hybrid response that often yields the best innovation possible.

New York Living celebrates this vast potential while exploring contemporary apartments and townhouses throughout the city, ranging beyond Manhattan into the outer boroughs of Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, and the Bronx, and back to the center, Manhattan, which continues to climb ever higher in its reach toward the sky.

5. The Scandinavian Home: Interiors Inspired by Light by Niki Brantmark

Scandinavia is famous for its distinctive style: homes are pared-back and simple, and form and function are combined to create aesthetically pleasing and practical interiors. Scandinavians are inspired by light, having an abundance of it in summer but so little of it in winter and house designs tend to maximize the amount of natural light that enters the home and allow the inhabitants to make the most of outdoor life during the summer. Similarly, nature and the weather are major influences: homes are made warm and cozy for the freezing winter months—not just literally with log burners, but also through incorporating wood and natural materials. This collection of stunning interiors will put Scandi style within every reader’s reach.

6. Home Décor Cheat Sheets: Need-To-Know Stuff For Stylish Living by Jessica Probus & Alice Mongkongllite

This colorful little book has featured over 300 user-friendly illustrations for DIY interior design ideas. The comprehensive guide includes a glossary of different types of sofas, coffee tables, beds, tile patterns, doors, and cabinet knobs. Writer, editor, and designer Jessica Probus and graphic designer and illustrator Alice Mongkongllite will guide you through the various aspects of arranging a well-coordinated space in your home, covering everything from matching furniture styles, arranging wall art and fitting a rug, to how you can make use of throw pillows to add elegance.

7. The Maker: Beyond Decorating: Crafting A Unique Space

If you’re going to deck out your new home, you’ll most likely want to add some personal touches. This book by popular designer Tamara Maynes will inspire you to get to work crafting your own decorative pieces for your house. Maynes encourages readers to be creative and to think about creating their own projects such as wall art, textiles, ceramics, lighting, and furniture. There’s also a helpful section that gives a thorough run-down on a variety of materials, featuring useful tips for preparing cane for weaving and explanations of different types of clay.

8. Decorate for a Party: Creative Styling Ideas for Gatherings

Everyone loves a good party and Decorate for a Party, is a unique collaboration between bestselling interiors author Holly Becker (founder of decor8) and photographer and product designer Leslie Shewring.

This is a stunning sourcebook packed with decorating tips and techniques that will ignite your creativity. Whether you are planning a significant celebration or a simple dinner with friends, Holly and Leslie provide creative ideas for every occasion. All aspects of party planning are covered, from lighting to playlists, hostess gifts, colors and patterns, food ideas, wall décor ideas, and DIY projects — and they offer hundreds of fun tips that will make your party memorable.

This book encourages you to make the most of what you have, make things by hand and modify store-bought party supplies and put your personality into your party. You’ll find hundreds of quick and beautiful ways to create a party that is meaningful, memorable, budget-friendly, and fun!

9. Terrariums & Kokedama: Stylish ideas for low-maintenance indoor planting by Alyson Mowat

Terrariums, aeriums, and kokedama (Japanese for ‘moss ball’) have exploded in popularity and making them at home are surprisingly easy and a wonderful way to keep plants in our homes. In this inspirational guide, Alyson Mowat shares her creative ideas for greening up your home and workspace, with 20 projects to make your own botanical beauties and containers to show them off. Alyson guides you through the information and tools you’ll need to help cultivate your green thumb, before sharing her tips for making your own unique containers, such as a concrete planter or kokedama tray, choosing the best plants for your space and desired effort, and even includes tips to propagate them. The projects are fun and quirky, bringing the outside in.

10. Simple Decorating: 50 Ways to Inspire Your Home by Melissa Michaels

Melissa Michaels, urges readers of Simple Decorating to “forget the renovation, just add inspiration”. This wonderful book features wallet-friendly ideas for how you can spruce up your home without needing to spend too much time or effort. We especially love Michaels’ friendly and empathetic tone: “Do you ever find yourself in a decorating slump or just plain old’ STUCK?” she asks. If this is you, you can look forward to discovering the 50 different ways in which you can transform your home. Michaels will help you add personality through the use of different patterns and completely transform a space with simple furniture choices, among many other tips.

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