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10 books for Interior design lovers

Reading design books is a great hobby either for work or as a way to take a break and relax. Although design books are forgotten in the world of Pinterest and Instagram, the time has come to return them to their former glory. In this article, I will give you 10 books that a virtual post can’t replace!

1.The Maker: Beyond Decorating by Tamara Maynes

If you’re going to deck out your new home, this book will inspire you to get to work, crafting your own decorative pieces for your house. The writer 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.

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

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

3.Scandinavian Style at Home: A Room-by-Room Guide by Allan Torp

Interior designers have increasingly taken inspiration from the design philosophy of Scandinavia. This handbook shows how to create a tailor-made home inspired by Scandinavian design. Working through the home, one room at a time, the book highlights classic items of furniture and signature accessories. Color combinations are explored to help personalize these iconic styles for the home.

4.Simplicity by Nancy Braithwaite

Simplicity focuses on the power of minimalist designs to create stunning spaces that are functional & gorgeous at the same time. It'll help you understand that quite often, less is more, even if it means occasionally killing your darlings, so to speak.

5. Urban Jungle by Igor Josifovic and Judith de Graaff

Urban Jungle is a book for everyone who wants to bring more green into their home, no matter whether they are a beginner or an expert. Writers do not believe in the concept of the so-called 'green thumb'. They prefer to believe that anyone can live with and care for plants. All you need is the right information and this book is a first step in the right direction. This book is a one-way ticket for a fantastic green journey.

6. Decorate: 1,000 Design Ideas by Holly Becker & Joanne Copestick

This book includes images by some of the world's top decor experts so you can find ideas to suit every taste. It combines both abstract inspiration with detailed instructions, enabling you to create jaw-dropping results on your own. Tips for large and small spaces. Touches on a variety of themes. Not much detail for bedrooms.

7. The Bohemians- by Justina Blakeney

A particularly bohemian book by the designer Justina Blakeney, also known as the author of the blog, The Jungalow. The book surveys 20 stunning bohemian houses that she designed on both the East and West Coasts of the US and 12 DIY by Justina projects, for which she is also well known. The book, which is very down-to-earth, reminds us of the Israeli style in its warmth and simplicity.

8. Domino: The Book of Decorating by Deborah Needleman and Sara Ruffin Costello

The editors of the popular American magazine, Domino, decided to publish a book that takes the reader by the hand, room by room, and helps him to understand and design a home that makes him happy. Each chapter is dedicated to a different room in the house. Actually, the book is a guide composed of steps to design a home including budgeting tools, choosing a style and colors, explanations on how to mix and match, and creat a timeline.

9. Creative Walls: How to display and enjoy your treasured collections by Geraldine James

Any wall is perfect for display, whatever its size, shape or style. In this book, the author, 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,. Chapter by chapter, discover how to arrange virtually anything from scratch, rearrange the collections you treasure best to effect and begin a journey into color, texture and themes to create elegant displays that give a home character and charm.

10. Extraordinary Interiors by Lucy St George and Jane Rockett

In this book, authors 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. They go on to discuss finding inspiration, analyzing a space, choosing paint colors and wallpapers, arranging and styling furniture, finding the right lighting, showing off treasures and making style statements that will stop others in their tracks. Extraordinary Interiors, illustrated with real-life homes will help the reader to navigate the sea of choices out there. All with a dash of humor and a light-hearted approach that makes interior decorating fun.

Hope you find it interesting and helpful!

by Christos Ververis

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