Raise your hand if you love a good design book.
I know I do.
They look pretty sitting out on the coffee table and I love browsing through them when I’m dreaming up a new space. Not to mention, they’re often filled with all sorts of handy tips and tricks for decorating your home too.
While I’m always adding to my collection, there are a few that I turn to again and again, so I thought I would share some of my favorite design books with you today. 🙂
DECORATING WITH WHITE – COUNTRY LIVING
Country Living is one of my absolute favorite magazines so it’s no surprise they make beautiful books too. No matter your taste or style – if you want to infuse a little more white into your décor this book has you covered.
INSPIRED YOU- MARIAN PARSONS (AKA MISS MUSTARD SEED)
Do you follow Miss Mustard Seed’s blog? If you don’t, you should. Not only are her furniture makeovers fantastic, her styling is spot on and I just love reading her posts. Her book is no different – it’s genuine, beautifully photographed, and full of tips and tricks for creating a home you love on a budget.
HABITAT – LAUREN LIESS
I have not had this book all that long so I haven’t even made my way through the entire thing, but I can tell you I am already hooked. I mean, just look at that dining room! If you have a question about decorating, I’m pretty sure the answer is somewhere in these pages – it covers it all.
THE INSPIRED ROOM – MELISSA MICHAELS
A great extension of another one of my favorite blogs, The Inspired Room. Melissa’s message is all about loving the home you have, and her book is full of ways to find the beauty in your home, even if it’s not your “dream home”. Beautiful images like the one above can be found page after page.
A LIFE LESS ORDINARY – ZOE ELLISON AND ALEX LEGENDRE
I’ve mentioned this book before, but I just really love it so I wanted to mention it again. The use of texture in this book gets me every time – it practically jumps off the page at you.
POTTERY BARN HOME
An oldie but a goodie. When it comes to styling a space, no one does it better than Pottery Barn in my opinion – their catalogs remain one of my favorite sources for inspiration year after year. This book is like having one giant catalog right at your fingertips – I have turned to it during design dilemmas more times than I can count.
So that’s a quick rundown of my favorite design books. I’m always on the lookout for more – if you have a favorite, let me know about it! 🙂