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TOP 10 INTERIOR DESIGN BOOKS

Top 10 Interior Design Books – Most of interior designers need inspiration, education and coaching in order to succeed in business—they also need a proper arsenal of books. Here it is a list of ten must-have books that will make your interior pop with pomp and circumstance. And for you last minute stocking-stuffers, these hardcovers are built to last! 1.The Big Book of Chic by Miles Redd (Assouline). New York-based designer is known for bold color combinations, use of antiques and for possessing a magical flair for the quirky and unexpected. Glean inspiration from the luminous array of glamorous images! 2.Celebrate A Year of Festivities For Families and Friends by Pippa Middleton (Viking Adult). Princess Catherine’s sister has revealed the secrets to throwing a memorable event with recipes and tips that will surely inspire your next party. See also: Interior Design Books: Kaleidoscope, Living in Color and Patterns 3.Simple Pleasures by Cornelia Guest (Weinstein Books). A longtime animal rights activist, philanthropist, businesswoman and daughter of fashion icon C. Z. Guest and Winston Frederick Churchill Guest, this book reveals the secrets of understated elegance minus the fussy food and pretension. 4.A Visual Life: Scrapbooks, Collages and Inspirations by Charlotte Moss (Rizzoli). New York designer is an icon of Southern warmth – hospitality, practicality and,…

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2014 Best Design Books: Scrapbook For Living by Bunny Williams

Bunny Williams, a world-renowned interior designer and garden expert with her own Manhattan-based company, is the author of STC’s An Affair with a House and Bunny Williams’ Point of View. With her husband, antiques dealer John Rosselli, she owns Treillage Ltd., a home and garden decor shop in New York City. Williams has homes in Manhattan, Connecticut, and Punta Cana. Bunny Williams is renowned for her glamorous design and atten­tion to every little detail in her clients’ homes. Using her incredible knowledge of design and decor, and drawing on her wealth of experience, Williams takes the reader through several homes room by room, showing creative ways to organize and add personal touches. From dining rooms (place a chest of drawers near the dining table to store flatware, napkins, place mats, and votives) to lighting (place sconces on the wall at eye level to cut the glare from ceiling lights), and pets (find interesting flat-bottom bowls for water—small Chinese fish bowls or the bottom of a porcelain tureen work perfectly!), Williams empowers the reader with her practical and inspiring tips for making a house a home. “Chock full of beautiful, instructive pictures . . . many nuggets of practical advice” The New York Times…

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