Revisiting Favourite Interior Design Books Part II

Following on from last week’s post, here are some more of my most thumbed interior design books. Old favourites that I have been rediscovering during lockdown. Even though I have been trying hard to stick to a routine including work, exercise and fresh air, I’ve also been making time for rest and relaxation. And there’s nothing nicer than sinking into a comfy chair with a cup of coffee and opening something that is inspiring but familiar.

Revisiting Favourite Interior Design Books

 

EXTRAORDINARY INTERIORS FROM ROCKETT ST GEORGE

Revisiting Favourite Interior Design Books Part II

Think of Extraordinary Interiors not as a ‘this is how you do it’ book, but rather a ‘this is how you could do it if you were completely fearless’ book. Whether you’re new to setting up a home or a seasoned pro looking for inspiration you’ll find plenty to get your teeth into. Read more

Photographs by Debi Treloar

Published by Ryland Peters & Small

Available from Amazon

 

AT HOME WITH PLANTS

Revisiting Favourite Interior Design Books Part II

Ian Drummond is an award-winning interior landscape designer and RHS Chelsea Flower Show gold medal winner so he knows a thing or two about plants. And how to use them. So this book is full of useful information about which plants will work best where, and how to care for them. And Kara O’Reilly is a interiors writer who has managed to inspire this plant killer to have another go. Read more

Published and available from Mitchell Beazley

 

DECORATE BY HOLLY BECKER AND JOANNA COPESTICK

Revisiting Favourite Interior Design Books Part II

Decorate by Holly Becker and Joanna Copestick has been on my coffee table for some time now. And it’s probably going to remain there for the foreseeable future. You see, it’s the perfect dip in and out book. It has more than 1,000 inspirational design ideas for every room in the house. And that’s a lot of ideas to digest and mull over. If you are a serial decorator like me you’re always looking for the next big idea and it’s lovely to have a compendium at your fingertips to use as a guide as well as inspiration. Read more

Photographs by Debi Treloar

Published by Jacqui Small

Available from Amazon

 

LIFE UNSTYLED BY EMILY HENSON

Revisting Favourite Interior Design Books

Life Unstyled, the new design book by Emily Henson is the perfect antidote to the flawless images we are bombarded with on blogs, in magazines, and on social media. How to Embrace Imperfection and Create a Home You Love, is the byline and it perfectly sums up the ethos of the book. And it perfectly sums up Emily Henson, an interior stylist, who in her private life prefers a home to look like a home. Read more

Photography by Debi Treloar © Ryland Peters & Small

Available on Amazon

 

BOLD AND BRIGHT – CHIC AND EXUBERANT INTERIOR INSPIRATION FROM BRAZIL

Revisiting Favourite Interior Design Books

As yet relatively undiscovered, Brazilian homes have a sophistication and confidence that really do lift the spirits and appeal to the eye. The homes featured in this book display an abundance of personality, and the exuberant use of colour is truly life enhancing. There’s a generous amount of pages devoted to each home so that you really get to know the occupants and their lives. Read more

Photography by Maíra Acayaba © Ryland Peters & Small.

Available from Amazon

 

SHADES OF GREY

Revisiting Favourite Interior Design Books

Shades of Grey by the lovely Kate Watson-Smyth will help you find the exact shade of grey for your space. She’ll guide you through the minefield of hundreds of variations of this elusive hue, sharing essential information, quotes from industry experts, and lots of gorgeous inspiration. Not to mention save you tons of money on wasted tester pots. Read more

All images © Ryland Peters & Small 

Available on Amazon

 

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