Revisiting Favourite Interior Design Books – Part I

Over the past few days with more time on my hands, I’ve been reaching again and again for my favourite interior design books. Instagram is fine for a quick browse, and Pinterest is good for searching for something specific, but if you crave pure escapism there’s nothing like opening a well-loved book. It’s okay to turn the news off occasionally – I think we’re probably all suffering from information overload – and it’s okay to dream a little and to plan for when this difficult time is over. And so, in no particular order…

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PERFECT IMPERFECT – THE BEAUTY OF ACCIDENT, AGE AND PATINA

Revisiting Favourite Interior Design Books

Perfect, Imperfect is a beautiful, inspirational book, that is a celebration of accident, curation, collection, collaboration, re-use, re-imagining, and true originality. Its founding principal is the Japanese concept of wabi-sabi, which advocates the beauty to be found in imperfection, impermanence and the authentic. Read more

Available on Amazon

(Published by Murdoch Books, £25.00). Photography by Sharyn Cairns.

 

DREAM DECOR BY BRIGHT BAZAAR

Revisiting Favourite Interior Design Books

Following on from the success of his first book, Will Taylor, blogger, TV presenter, stylist, traveller and very good friend of mine, takes a revealing look inside homes across the globe in his second offering – Dream Décor: Styling a Cool, Creative and Comfortable Home Wherever You Live. Read more

Available on Amazon

Photography by Andrew Boyd, published by Jacqui Small.

 

THE CREATIVE HOME – INSPIRING IDEAS FOR BEAUTIFUL LIVING

Revisiting Favourite Interior Design Books

The Creative Home is an absolute must for anyone who is passionate about styling their home in a way that is personal to them. Geraldine is an interior buyer during the day and her wealth of experience at collecting and styling homewares shines through on every page. And every taste is catered for, whether your personal style leans towards maximalist or minimalist, industrial, period, mid-century modern, or shabby chic, she’s got it all covered and you will find plenty to inspire you. Read more

Available from Amazon.

Photography © CICO Books 2016

 

MONOCHROME HOME

Revisiting Favourite Interior Design Books

Monochrome Home guides the novice through the liberating experience of choosing a limited palette and the freedom to mix diverse groups of furniture, textures, ceramics and accessories from different eras and cultures. All safe in the knowledge that they manage to work together in black and white. Read more

Available on Amazon

Photography by Pia Ulin, published by Ryland Peters & Small.

 

IN THE MOOD FOR COLOUR – PERFECT PALETTES FOR CREATIVE INTERIORS

Revisiting Favourite Interior Design Books

In the Mood for Colour is the third book by celebrated interior stylist Hans Blomquist. In it he draws us into his world of interior styling and his lifelong passion for colour and the way in which it can affect our emotions. Read more

Available from Amazon.

Photography by Debi Treloar & Hans Blomquist © Ryland Peters & Small.

 

MODERN RETRO BY CAROLINE CLIFTON-MOGG

Revisiting Favourite Interior Design Books - Part I

Modern Retro by Caroline Clifton-Mogg is not just a book about retro furniture, design and decoration. It’s a book about working twentieth century design into modern, contemporary interiors. Anyone interested in those wonderful pieces called Retro – not quite old but not quite new – will love exploring all of the different interpretations of mixing 1950’s furniture with classical, rustic, industrial, eclectic and colourful interiors schemes. Read more

Available on Amazon

Published by Jacqui Small.

 

 

 

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