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Best Interior Design Books

Explore the world of aesthetics and function with the most recommended interior design books, curated from trusted sources and ranked by the frequency of their recommendations.

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Best Interior Design Books
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Secrets for Arranging Rooms, from Tabletops to Bookshelves
Emily Henderson - 2015-10-13
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Transform your living space into a beautiful, personal oasis with Styled. Emily Henderson's ultimate guide to styling any room features ten simple steps that will have you designing like a pro in no time. With over 1,000 ideas and tips from 75 stunning rooms, you'll discover how even a few small tweaks can make a big impact. Decorating can take months and cost a fortune, but styling only takes minutes. Unleash your inner stylist with Styled.
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A Guide to Creating Spaces You Never Want to Leave
Joanna Gaines - 2018-11-06
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Transform your living space into a beautiful reflection of your personality with Joanna Gaines' Homebody. This guide offers practical tips for discovering and embracing your authentic design style, assessing priorities, instincts and likes and dislikes. With a room-by-room analysis and a fold-out design guidebook to help plan and sketch, Homebody offers the confidence and know-how needed to create a home you'll never want to leave.
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Made for Living
Collected Interiors for All Sorts of Styles
Amber Lewis, Cat Chen - 2020-10-27
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Master the art of home decor layering with this trendsetting designer's expert advice. Learn how to arrange all your disparate things so that they work together for a cohesive, beautifully designed home. Get tips on refreshing a room with new paint, mixing textiles and pillows, and blending neutrals. With Amber Lewis's elegant and timeless style, your home will be transformed into a place you'll want to keep for the long run.
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Elements of Style
Designing a Home & a Life
Erin Gates - 2014-10-07
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Discover how to design a home that reflects your personality and style with this must-read book by a rising-star designer and author of a hit blog. In Elements of Style, readers will find honest advice, inspiration, and stunning illustrations that accompany personal essays about the author's own experiences designing her home and life. With practical tips on everything from choosing kitchen counter materials to decorating a nursery without cartoon characters, this charming guide is an outlet of personal expression and an exercise in self-discovery.
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The Field Guide to Decorating
Lauren Liess - 2015-10-13
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Habitat: The Field Guide to Decorating by Lauren Liess teaches readers how to bring nature inside and mix natural textures with quirky vintage pieces for a unique design style. The book is divided into three sections and covers fundamental elements of design, aesthetics, mood creation, and room-specific challenges. Readers will be inspired by lovely botanical prints and Liess’s own textile patterns inspired by wildflowers and weeds.
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The Color Scheme Bible
Inspirational Palettes for Designing Home Interiors
Anna Starmer - 2005-04-02
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Discover the ultimate guide to choosing the perfect color schemes for your home with The Color Scheme Bible. With 200 easy-to-use and inspiring ideas, this comprehensive book describes how colors interact and their effects on a room. It includes 50 recommended palettes and practical advice on creating ambience and illusion of space. An essential handbook for decorators and interior designers, it's no surprise that the hardcover edition has sold over 100,000 copies.
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The Kinfolk Home
Interiors for Slow Living
Nathan Williams - 2015-10-20
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Explore the art of creating a beautiful and intimate living space with The Kinfolk Home. Focusing on the ethos of slowing down and simplifying, founder Nathan Williams takes readers on a tour of 35 carefully constructed homes from around the world. From modern urban homes to those with a rich history, each space exudes a sense of thoughtfulness and intention. With inviting photographs and insightful profiles, this much-anticipated follow-up to the New York Times bestseller, The Kinfolk Table, is sure to inspire readers everywhere.
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Decorate Wild
Justina Blakeney - 2021-04-06
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A gorgeous and engaging guide to creating vibrant and personal interiors filled with color, pattern, and inspiration. In each chapter, author Justina Blakeney shares her unique perspective on how to break rules, take cues from nature, and authentically incorporate heritage and travel experiences into design. With personal narratives and practical advice, she encourages readers to reconnect with nature, play, and feel free in their spaces. This book is the ultimate resource for anyone looking to decorate with wild creativity and style.
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The Book of Decorating
Deborah Needleman - 2008-10-14
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Discover the secrets to creating a beautiful home with Domino: The Book of Decorating. From premier tastemakers, this style manual offers how-to advice and insider tips to make design accessible and exciting. Follow along as the editors take you room by room, tapping the best ideas from domino magazine and their own experiences. Demystify the decorating process and create spaces that are personal, functional, and fabulous.
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Inspired Design
The 100 Most Important Designers of the Past 100 Years
Jennifer Boles - 2018-10-02
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Discover the history of interior design with "Inspired Design" - a one-of-a-kind book that showcases ALL the designers that have influenced the industry over the last 100 years. Explore the profiles of each designer, accompanied by stunning photographs of their best work. Learn from their innovative designs and discover how they have forever changed the world of decorating.
May I Come In? by Wendy Goodman
Live Beautiful by Athena Calderone
The Interior Design Handbook by Frida Ramstedt
The Finer Things by Christiane Lemieux
The New Bohemians by Justina Blakeney
The Interior Design Reference & Specification Book updated & revised by Chris Grimley
Living with Pattern by Rebecca Atwood
Home Decor Cheat Sheets by Jessica Probus
New York School of Interior Design by Ellen S. Fisher, Jen Renzi
Still by Natalie Walton
Interior Design Master Class by Carl Dellatore
Kelly Wearstler by Kelly Wearstler
Residential Interior Design by Maureen Mitton
The Inspired Room by Melissa Michaels
The New Southern Style by Alyssa Rosenheck
The Nesting Place by Myquillyn Smith
Time-Saver Standards for Interior Design and Space Planning by Joseph Dechiara
Down to Earth by Lauren Liess
Black and White by Celerie Kemble
Design the Home You Love by Lee Mayer, Emily Motayed
More Beautiful by Mark D. Sikes
Remodelista by Julie Carlson
The Home Edit by Clea Shearer
The Secret Lives of Color by Kassia StClair
Beautifully Organized by Nikki Boyd
Everything by Abigail Ahern
Vogue Living by Hamish Bowles
Steven Gambrel by Steven Gambrel
Veere Grenney by Veere Grenney
Design*Sponge at Home by Grace Bonney
Thomas O'Brien by Thomas O'Brien
New York Living by Paul Gunther
The Decoration of Houses by Ogden Codman
The Perfectly Imperfect Home by Deborah Needleman
Remodelista by Julie Carlson
The Perfect Bath by Barbara Sallick
The Beauty of Home by Marie Flanigan
Simple Decorating by Melissa Michaels
The House in Good Taste by Elsie de Wolfe
The Home Edit Life by Clea Shearer, Joanna Teplin
Wild Interiors by Hilton Carter
Cozy White Cottage by Liz Marie Galvan
Cozy White Cottage Seasons by Liz Marie Galvan
Buckingham Palace by Ashley Hicks
Pacific Natural at Home by Jenni Kayne
Beata Heuman by Beata Heuman
Feels Like Home by Lauren Liess
The Maine House by Maura McEvoy, Basha Burwell, Kathleen Hackett
Get It Together! by Orlando Soria
The Little Book of Living Small by Laura Fenton
Beautiful by Mark D. Sikes
Mad About the House by Kate Watson-Smyth
Modern Americana by Max Humphrey
The Monocle Guide to Cosy Homes by Monocle
Designing History by Michael S. Smith
Bold British Design by Emilio Pimentel-Reid
Monochrome Home by Hilary Robertson
Design Secrets by Kit Kemp
The World of Apartamento by Omar Sosa
At Home by Isabel López-Quesada
Golden Light by Todd Nickey, Amy Kehoe
Farrow & Ball How to Decorate by Farrow & Ball
By Design by Phaidon Editors
Interior Design by Partap Rao M.
More is More is More by Carl Dellatore, Dara Caponigro
Alidad by Sarah Stewart-Smith
Joseph Dirand by Joseph Dirand
S Is for Style by Dara Caponigro
Farrow & Ball How to Decorate, Mad about the House 2 Books Collection Set by Farrow & Ball, Charlotte Cosby Joa Studholme, Kate Watson-Smyth, Charlotte Cosby Farrow & Ball How To Decorate Farrow & Ball Joa Studholme, Mad About the House Kate Watson-Smyth
The Elements of a Home by Amy Azzarito
Katie Ridder by Katie Ridder
Alexa Hampton by Alexa Hampton
New York Splendor by Wendy Moonan
The Complete Book of Home Organization by Toni Hammersley
Sean Scherer's Kabinett & Kammer by Sean Scherer
The Interior Design Course (2nd ed) /anglais by Tangaz Tomris
Tara Bernerd by Tara Bernerd
Ryan Korban by Ryan Korban
Make Life Beautiful by Syd and Shea McGee
This is Home by Natalie Walton
The Things That Matter by Nate Berkus
Design Mom by Gabrielle Stanley Blair
Home Therapy by Anita Yokota
Sage Living by Anne Sage