Inspiration can be found literally anywhere… but books are always a great place to start!
Naturally as a huge interior design enthusiast, I am constantly on the look out for inspirational ideas and new ways to style. I paw over books and magazines marking the pages of content that catch my eye… forever tabbing ‘instalove’ items.
With that being said over the last couple of years with the growing rise of e-books, I have become more selective with my purchase of actual physical hardbacks. I do still however have a hand picked collection of well thumbed ‘coffee table’ books, that both inspire me and stay on display to inspire my guests.
Below is a hit list of my classic favourite ‘must have books’ that when not in use are proudly presented around my home.
Extraordinary Interiors by Jane Rockett and Lucy St George
This fabulous book is packed full of useful styling and colour palette advice. Each page is beautifully presented with aspirational but achievable home interiors. Throughout the book there is a lovely written and informative running commentary of how the owners of all the beautiful homes have achieved their finished look.
Extraordinary Interiors features some gorgeous interior designers and home owners – they are credited by name which is great if you want to check out more rooms in their home on instagram!
The Scandinavian Home by Niki Brantmark
Featuring a stunning curation of home photography across Scandinavia, this book is more of diary of thoughts than a styling guide. Niki, world famous interior design blogger of ‘My Scandinavian Home’ explores light in interiors and how to make any space a happy home. From cottages to urban apartments each image is analysed and broken down into steps of how the look has been achieved.
This book is great for getting inspiration for ideal interior photography angles and well lit ‘instagram worthy’ images.
Disclaimer: The next book on my hit list is one I haven’t purchased yet but its on my Amazon wishlist!
Chanel: Collections and Creations by Danièle Bott
Not only will this book look fabulous on my coffee table, it is packed full of iconic photography for timeless inspiration and swoonworthy styling!
Right the kettles on, my feet are up… if you want me I will be here in my pillow fort planning my next project!
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