The scope of interior design books is of unlimited appeal post COVID19. Around the world, we have been confined to our homes. These spaces have become so important as they encapsulate our work and personal life. The current selection of books will help you create that sacred space.
1. Homebody: A Guide to Creating Spaces You Never Want to Leave
In Homebody: A Guide to Creating Spaces You Never Want to Leave, Joanna Gaines walks you through how to create a home that reflects the personalities and stories of the people who live there. Using examples from her own farmhouse as well as a range of other homes, this comprehensive guide will help you assess your priorities and instincts, as well as your likes and dislikes, with practical steps for navigating and embracing your authentic design style.
Room by room, Homebody gives you an in-depth look at how these styles are implemented as well as how to blend the looks you’re drawn to in order to create spaces that feel distinctly yours. A removable design template at the back of the book offers a step-by-step guide to planning and sketching out your own design plans. The insight shared in Homebody will instil in you the confidence to thoughtfully create spaces you never want to leave.
Homebody: Walker, Barbara: Amazon.com.au: Books
2. Everything: A Maximalist Style Guide
Welcome to the ‘more is more’ world of decorating, or as it’s more commonly know in the business, Maximalism.
A style that embraces the all-out: beautiful colour palettes, luxurious textiles, patterns and embellishment.
Maximalism is the epitome of passion, one in which Scandi-style, stripped bare and pared-back interiors have no place. Abigail Ahern guides us through the sea change in the world of interiors as the pendulum swings away from minimalism, over to our increasing desire for self-expression and optimism. Learn how to break the ‘rules’ of interior design, play fast and loose with different periods in a single room and have fun.
Maximalism allows you to dip into colour palettes and any decade or style, with the effect of stirring up emotions and creating a bedazzling space you’d never want to leave.
Everything: A Maximalist Style Guide: ABIGAIL AHERN: Amazon.com.au: Books
3. Bazaar Style: Decorating with market and vintage finds
Discover an exciting world of creative decorating that will make you feel comfortably at home in every room. Stylist Selina Lake and interiors writer Joanna Simmons show you real homes furnished with intriguing pieces from different eras and cultures, which mix and match colours, patterns and designs. The look is so achievable because anything goes!
Simply take the things you love and create a home that is truly yours. You’ll discover an inspiring mix of vintage and retro influences, flea-market finds, and pieces inspired by a French brocante or Moroccan bazaar, which you can use to customize basic high-street buys.
The book begins by showing you how to combine the elements of the style to put the look together: Furniture & Storage, Textiles, Colour & Pattern, Lighting, Wall Art & Collectibles and Display are all considered. In the second half of the book, Rooms, find out how the style works brilliantly in Cooking & Eating Spaces, Living Spaces, Bathing Spaces, Sleeping Spaces and Outdoor Living.
Bazaar Style: Decorating with market and vintage finds: Lake, Selina, Simmons, Joanna: Amazon.com.au: Books
4. Australian Designers at Home
‘The homes I’ve always been drawn to are portraits of the people who live there…’ Australian Designers at Home invites readers into the homes of 20 of the country’s leading names in interior design. With unfettered access to their most private retreats, we see where the best of the industry express their true, unfiltered selves. Jenny Rose-Innes celebrates the designers who have inspired her, sharing their histories and houses, as well as professional insights and practical tips on decorating.
This book provides an invaluable resource for designers, decorators and interiors enthusiasts alike. Richly illustrated throughout with stunning colour photography by Simon Griffiths, Australian Designers at Home takes readers on an intimate journey, revealing how the most influential designers decorate their own houses. Find out what home means from the people who create them for a living.
Australian Designers at Home: Rose-Innes, Jenny, Griffiths, Simon: Amazon.com.au: Books
5. The Foraged Home
Anyone can create a beautiful home by foraging, and salvaging what they find. Whether a box of rusty nails or a disused armchair missing a leg, discarded objects can be restored, recycled or repurposed to fill the home with personal style. Artful interiors are born from curiosity, creativity and imagination, yet many of us fail to see a potential curtain rail in a bamboo stick or a hidden kitchen worktop in an old carpenter’s bench – let alone knowing where to find such objects.
Presenting the techniques and philosophies of a wide spectrum of experienced foraging homeowners, this book showcases unexpected and inspiring interiors from all over the world, from an upturned boat in France to an Australian beach house. Such diverse locations each demand a different approach to foraging and, as a result, each home has a distinct sense of style.
In an era when self-sufficiency, living off grid and saving our planet have never been more important or appealing, The Foraged Home will provide guidance and inspiration for all those looking to go beyond the world of mass-produced flat-packs.
The Foraged Home [Maclennan, Joanna, Maclennan, Oliver] on Amazon.com.au. *FREE* shipping on eligible orders. The Foraged Home