5 books on how to design interiors

From houses in the forests to villas facing the sea, these books examine the design aspects of the spaces of different terrains. Flip through the pages to find out how to create the best economical and efficient interior spaces for homes, while maintaining your favorite design style and elements.

Homebody: A guide to creating spaces you won’t want to leave

Author: Joanna Gaines

If you’re a fan of TV shows that show the presenters turning houses into cozy homes, this book by Joanna Gaines will impress you. The book focuses on creating a home that reflects the personality of its residents and their stories. The author uses his farm and other homes as examples to help gauge priorities and likes and dislikes, with steps to make your design style a reality. It goes through a house room by room and offers an in-depth guide in planning and sketching out its design plans.

A house by the sea

Author: Bunny Williams

The author and designer for more than 40 years explores his Caribbean retreat nestled in tropical gardens by the sea. The book examines different nuances of this property – the rooms, the planting of the garden, the interiors and the furnishings of the Villa. The book also includes chapters written by friends of the author who have visited space, with details of its architecture, gardens, and the joy of staying in space.

Domino: the decoration book

Author: Deborah Needleman

The book takes you from room to room, offering tips and tricks on how to decorate your home and create a beautiful home. It takes you through many photographs of smartly and professionally decorated rooms in various styles. The book collects inspiring pieces and explains how to mix styles and make pieces work together. The book has a quick-read format and provides tools for creating personal and functional spaces.

Jungalow: Decorate Wild: The Guide to Life and Style

Author: Justina Blakeney

This book gives us insight into creative interior design in nature. It depicts different design styles, original patterns and artworks. The author shares interior design policies and in each chapter, shares his perspective on various aspects of design like how to choose color and patterns, get inspiration from nature, how to get inspiration from heritage and trips and how to break design rules. She shares personal stories, tips and insight into the spectacle she experiences at home while reconnecting with nature.

Everything: A Maximalist Style Guide

Author: Abigail Ahern

The book works on the philosophy – More is more. Here, one will learn almost everything about the Maximalism design aesthetic.

“Everything…” encompasses everything: color palettes, luxurious textiles, patterns, embellishments and more. The author takes us away from the world of minimalism and guides readers on how to break the rules of interior design, play fast and free with different periods in one space, while having fun. The book will show how one can include designs from different decades and styles, to create an impressive space.

The books are available online.

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