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10 Best Interior Design Books to Inspire You

10 Best Interior Design Books to Inspire You – Discover a selection of 10 Interior Design Books that will help you with your next interior design project! 1. The Ultimate Inspiration Book, Room by Room Covet House collection is a movement into inspiring yourself for creating the perfect division. An exquisite book with more than 1000 illustrated products and 1250 inspirations. Very praticar, it is divided room by room, in different styles and with all technical information about each design piece. 2. Habitat: The Field Guide to Decorating Styling a beautiful space isn’t just about placing the furniture in the right spot or strategically hanging a piece of art. It’s more about the intangible elements like the mood, the scent, and familiarity that makes it a special place where you’d want to spend your time. Interior designer and blogger Lauren Liess divides her thorough “field guide” for decorating beginners into three parts to help you consciously consider every room in your home, and find the best ways to make it come alive. 3. The Complete Book of Home Organization: 200+ Tips and Projects Home design and home organization go pretty much hand in hand. There’s a multitude of ways to…

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Best Design Books – Elements of Style: designing a Home & a Life

Erin T. Gates is a Boston-based interior designer, blogger, and curator of all things stylish. She began her blog, Elements of Style, in 2007 and formed her own design company, Erin Gates Design, shortly thereafter. Her work and writing have been featured in publications, such as O, The Oprah Magazine, Ladies Home Journal, House Beautiful, Boston Magazine, Inside Weddings, and Better Homes and Gardens. Elements of Style (published by Simon&Schuster) is 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 life—the 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…

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Best Design Books: Jean-Louis Deniot: Interiors

Diane Dorrans Saeks is a noted design lecturer. She is the founder of the design/travel blog The Style Saloniste, and the author of Ann Getty: Interior Style and Michael S. Smith: Elements of Style. Xavier Béjot specializes in interior design photography and has been published in Architectural Digest and other design magazines worldwide. “Jean-Louis Deniot Interiors’ features the architecture and interior design—and two abstract and two oneiric projects—by the highly talented Jean-Louis Deniot. He has just turned forty, and the 286 pages of the book show the range and extraordinary polish and perfection of each of his projects.” “I always want to get as far as possible from the white box. My interiors are about atmosphere, character, texture, and a sense of harmony.”  Jean-Louis Deniot Published by Rizzoli this is the first book about the work of Jean-Louis Deniot, a designer whose refined classical interiors are widely desired and emulated as the epitome of French style. Honored as one of the top designers by all the international design magazines and universally admired by design editors, Jean-Louis Deniot is in demand. His updated classical approach now graces interiors in Paris, the French countryside, Moscow, India, New York, Chicago, L.A., and beyond—and his legacy…

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So Chic, the incredible design book by Elle Decor

Margaret Russell is editor in chief at Elle Decor which she helped found. She has spearheaded an award-winning re-design of the publication and shifted coverage to portray an increasingly diverse array of talents through images and articles that blend striking graphics with incisive, personality-driven text. “SO CHIC is destined to enter the pantheon of cult design books.” We are always curious and fascinated by how the other half lives. What kind of furniture does Julianne Moore have in her Chelsea loft? Is Ralph Lauren’s Montauk compound English country-style or modern rustic? How does Roberto Cavalli entertain at his medieval villa near Florence? Elle Decor has the answers. Our new book, “Elle Decors Ravishing Rooms” unveils the amazing homes of these chic trendsetters wherever they live, from Manhattan to Malibu to Marrakech. Lush photographs capture the dazzling decor and idiosyncratic style of the featured homeowners and personal interviews reveal the stories behind the design. This gorgeously illustrated book presents a rare glimpse into the world of high-style interiors. Featured homes include: Candace Bushnell in Greenwich Village; Cindy Crawford in Malibu; Leonardo Ferragamo in Florence; Sarah Jessica Parker in Bridgehampton; Donatella Versace in Milan; And, much more!Not only does “Elle Decors Ravishing Rooms” offer an intimate…

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Ideas: a Inspiring design book by Kelly Hoppen

Kelly Hoppen is a celebrated british interior designer and one of the most influential interior designers of the world. The proudest point in her career came in 2009, when she was made an MBE for her services to interior design. Devoted to making her design ethos accessible to the masses, Kelly Hoppen  shares her extensive knowledge in her popular Kelly Hoppen Design School. Kelly Hoppen: Ideas (published by Jacqui Small LLP)  is an indispensable source of inspiration and advice for anyone undertaking home design or redecoration, whatever the scale or budget. Through tapping into this world-renowned designer’s exceptional talent and professional experience, creating a home for the way you live becomes not only achievable, but an exciting design prospect. Kelly explains how she works and offers creative solutions for every aspect of design and decoration -from evaluating and reconfiguring space and layout, to planning the lighting, choosing materials and furniture and adding individual touches. Through photographs and plans Kelly explains the creative process involved in turning a concept into reality. She considers every element of a home –from walls to windows, floors to doors, stairs, lighting and more- giving you the know-how to make informed decorating decisions and think beyond the obvious solutions. The room-by-room master…

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The inspiring Design Book by Alexa Hampton

Alexa Hampton has been president of Mark Hampton, LLC, interior design company, since 1998. She has been named one of Architectural Digest’s AD100 top interior designers every year since 2002 and has been included in House Beautiful’s list of America’s 100 Best Designers every year since 1999. Alexa Hampton is also the designer of a growing stable of eponymous licensed products for the home, a frequent keynote speaker at design events and conferences, and a member of the board of the New York School of Interior Design. In 2012, she became the first female designer to win the International Market Centers’ Design Icon Award. The Language of Interior Design is a inspiring design book (published by Potter Style). In this book the interior designer provides a tour of stunning residences from her own portfolio and organizes her discourse about design in 4 main aspects of design – Contrast, Proportion, Color and Balance. Contrast “creates tension and ‘action’ that keep the eye engaged and moving around the room.”, Proportion “serves as the grammar of the design: it establishes the spatial relationships between the various elements of a room and defines the structure or backbone of a space”, Color “provides the descriptive adjectives…” and Balance “underlies the entire composition; it gives each item…

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Black and White, a Inspiring Design Book

Celerie Kemble is a principal in Kemble Interiors, a design firm cofounded by her mother, Mimi McMakin. Celerie has been featured in almost every major design magazine and has been listed for more than ten years in House Beautiful’s annual “Top Designers” list. She was chosen by Elle Decor as a top female designer in their first “Women in Design” issue. Black and white décor is at once dramatic and understated, modern and classic, apparent in the work of iconic designers such as Dorothy Draper and Madeleine Castaing but just as present in design today. And the inspiration is all around us—from nature (a zebra’s stripes, tree trunks rising from drifts of snow) to old Hollywood movies and fashion to black-and-white photography and patterns we encounter in our everyday lives (crossword puzzles and the pages of our favorite novels). In Black and White a inspiring design book (published by Potter Style), acclaimed interior designer Celerie Kemble trades in her signature vivid palette for this iconic aesthetic, highlighting the black and white work of design stars and peers, including Bunny Williams, Thomas O’Brien, Mary McDonald, Victoria Hagan, Mark Hampton, Delphine Krakoff, Brad Ford, Philip Gorrivan, Carrier and Co., and Miles Redd, and welcoming you into more…

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Things that matter: a fantastic decorating book by Nate Berkus

Nate Berkus, Designer and TV host was an Oprah Winfrey find. Here, in his inspiring decorating book, he infuses his life story on every page. In The Things That Matter (published by Spiegel & Grau), Nate Berkus shares intimate stories from his life, introduces us to people who influenced him and helped him forge his sense of style, and opens up about the remarkable experiences that have left him forever changed, all of which find expression in how he lives today. From his most cherished flea market finds, to his beloved books and photos, to the many extraordinary mementos he’s collected in his travels, every piece defines who he’s become and what endures in his world. Berkus invites readers into his own home as well as into twelve others, including a sleek steel-and-glass high-rise that soars above Chicago, a rustic cottage in the Hudson Valley, an ultra-chic atelier that maximizes every inch of space, a Greenwich Village townhouse that holds multiple art collections, and a study in meaningful minimalism in Marfa, Texas. The distinctive interiors beautifully displayed in this book offer revealing portraits of their owners’ lives and the inspiring choices that have made them who they are today. The Things That Matter convincingly…

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The new inspiring Design Book by Suzanne Tucker

Suzanne Tucker is one of the country’s leading interior designers, known for her timeless style and elegant interiors. Her projects are frequently published in magazines worldwide and Architectural Digest has honored her repeatedly on the AD100 list of top designers. In 1986 she and her husband and partner, Timothy F. Marks, founded Tucker & Marks. Suzanne Tucker Home was launched in 2009 with her textile, tabletop, and home furnishings line. Suzanne Tucker has been creating interiors of timeless grace for over twenty-five years. The San Francisco based firm of Tucker & Marks, founded together with managing partner, Timothy Marks, is one of the leading design firms in the country. She is the recipient of numerous awards, repeatedly named to Architectural Digest’s “AD100” list of architects and designers, and recently honored as San Francisco Design Center’s 2013 Designer of Distinction. Her textiles and tabletop line for Suzanne Tucker Home are in luxury showrooms and stores across the country. Following the success of her first monograph “Rooms to Remember”, currently in its third printing, Suzanne Tucker published a new design book in the fall of 2013 by The Monacelli Press. Offering unprecedented entrée to some of the country’s most exquisite & elegant residences, from an art-filled contemporary townhouse to a massive mountain lodge, from a…

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