10 Best Books on Interior Designing
Setting up any physical space, including offices, schools, homes, etc. requires a lot of effort. These places have to be done right and made a certain way so people feel comfortable doing the tasks they are supposed to in that given space. Fortunately, there have been extensive research and experiments when it comes to such things, and many people have given their expertise in form of books or articles. Here are the 10 best books on interior designing.
10 Best Books on Interior Designing
- The Perfect Bath by Barbara Sallick
- The Scandinavian Home: Interiors Inspired by Light by Niki Brantmark
- Interior Design Master Class, edited by Carl Dellatore
- Homebody: A Guide to Creating Spaces You Never Want to Leave by Joanna Gaines
- The Interior Design Reference & Specification Book by Mimi Love and Chris Grimley
- A House By The Sea By Bunny Williams
- The Maker: Beyond Decorating: Crafting A Unique Space by Tamara Maynes
- Domino: The Book of Decorating by Deborah Needleman
- Home: The Foundations of Enduring Spaces by Ellen S. Fisher
- Monochrome Home: Elegant Interiors in Black and White by Hilary Robertson
The Perfect Bath by Barbara Sallick
Barbara Sallick is a well-known interior designer and the Co-Founder and Senior Vice President of Design of Waterworks Operating Company LLC. Her husband and she founded the company that revolutionized the American bath industry. She is also on the Board of Directors at the Institute of Classical Architecture and Classical America. The Perfect Bath is an interior design book based on how to build your own modern and chic-looking bathroom. Bathrooms might not be the first room on display in your house, however, they are the rooms that guests judge you more on based on their hygiene and overall aesthetic. Barbara Sallick talks about the importance of having a well-designed bathroom and how to do it in her book.
The Scandinavian Home: Interiors Inspired by Light by Niki Brantmark
Niki Brantmark is a London native interior designer living in Sweden currently. She published the book The Scandinavian Home: Interiors Inspired by Light, which is a compilation of her various blogs. She has her own blog as well where she talks about various Scandinavian styles of home. The countries of Scandinavia are well-known for the clean and furnished look that their homes have. Over the past few years, the Scandinavian style of furnishing and styling of their houses has become popular across the world. This book gives a deep dive into Scandinavian-styled homes, especially the ones with a lighter color palette.
Interior Design Master Class, edited by Carl Dellatore
This is not a book authored by one single interior designer, but multiple of them. It is a collection of 100 different essays on interior designing and house decoration that is compiled together by Carl Dellatore. He has worked professionally in the field for over a decade and the book is just a compilation of all the different essays he has come across during that span of time. These 100 essays have 100 varied perspectives on interior and home designing, etc. So it gives a varied approach to the concept as a whole.
Homebody: A Guide to Creating Spaces You Never Want to Leave by Joanna Gaines
Joanna Gaines is a popular American television presenter who has written multiple books on interior design along with her partner, Chip. She also has a television show about interior design called Fixer Upper. In the book, Homebody, she talks about designing a home, and not a house. She explains how a house should reflect some of your characteristics. It should be a place where you feel comfortable living and can stay there for longer.
The Interior Design Reference & Specification Book by Mimi Love and Chris Grimley
This book is for all people who are still learning or trying to get into the basics of interior designing. It is a book a compilation of basic concepts that go into interior design. It teaches you about the fundamentals, space occupancy, environmental factors, various elements that go into designing, and the availability of resources. The purpose of this book is to offer knowledge on various areas of interior design in one single book that is handy for students.
A House By The Sea By Bunny Williams
A House By The Sea is a 2016 book by Bunny Williams. She is an interior designer with the experience of over 40 years on her hands. She has 7 books published on interior design alone. This book is about LA Colina, Williams’ Caribbean-style retreat. The book, as the title suggests, mainly focuses on housing around the coasts and how it can be designed.
The Maker: Beyond Decorating: Crafting A Unique Space by Tamara Maynes
The Maker deals with the final finishing of the house, which is decorating it with accessories. Tamara Maynes is an artist who, as she says it herself “makes all sorts of things”. She is known for making house decorating accessories. In this book, she talks about how accessorizing your house is also an important part of the decorating process.
Domino: The Book of Decorating by Deborah Needleman
This book by Deborah Needleman, an American journalist, and editor, is a 101 on decorating your homes. Needleman has explained the decoration part of each house in detail. Right from the passages of the house to the living and dining areas, bedrooms and bathrooms as well. It gives you tips on the color pattern, design, shape of the items, etc.
Home: The Foundations of Enduring Spaces by Ellen S. Fisher
This book is designed for interior design students and provides a deep insight into various home spaces. It is published by one of the leading colleges of interior design. This book covers a bit of everything, from the colors of the space to the shape and sizes of articles used to decorate the space, and furniture, the overall aesthetic of the space, etc. This book is one of the books in the curriculum of the New York School of Interior Design.
Monochrome Home: Elegant Interiors in Black and White by Hilary Robertson
With the rise in the modern look of houses, monochromatic tones to design the entire house are also coming back. A lot of people nowadays have preferred having an even tone throughout the house, instead of a splash of various colors in different parts of it. This is what the author Hilary Robertson is trying to convey in the book Monochrome Home, and how to do it right.
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