Moody Monday….it’s always impressive how wallpaper makes a statement.
There’s always an artform to accessorizing a bookcase. We love how our flat iron project unfolded.
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I am always looking for new design books to add to my collection, and this year some great new titles have been released.
Interior design books are much more than a source of inspiration for me. They’re a valuable resource, too. I am always looking for new books to add to my collection, and this year some great new titles have been released. It’s always fascinating to read about another designer’s approach to a project or to see an interior take shape from another perspective. I never get tired of looking at beautiful photos in a well done design book!
Any of these books would make a great holiday or hostess gift.
Here are my picks for design books.
7. Michael S. Smith: The Curated House: Creating Style, Beauty, and Balance
8. John Ike, Thomas A. Kligerman, Joel Barkley, Marc Kristal: The New Shingled House
9. John Barman: Interior Design
10. The High Line
11. Paul Vincent Wiseman: Inner Spaces
Design books are a great resource and something I love to collect.
Design books are a great resource and something I love to collect. I am always keeping an eye out for new releases that might be full of inspiration. While design books are an investment for me, they make great coffee table books for anyone interested in interior design. Here are a few new books I can’t wait to browse through.
Windsor Smith, Homefront: Design for Modern Living
Charlotte Moss, Garden Inspirations
Anouska Hempel, Ansouska Hempel
Nicki Haslam, A Designer’s Life
I love adding to my collection of interior design books
I love adding to my collection of interior design books. There’s so much inspiration in all of these pages! Seeing what iconic designers are doing really makes me want to be a better designer myself. Books like these are an invaluable resource, allowing us glimpses at a wider world than we would normally see in our day to day lives and opening our minds to new possibilities. Here are some design books that would make a great addition to any design enthusiast’s home library.
As you all know, books are a passion of mine. Here are some recent ones that I’ve been exploring.
Published by Assouline in July 2014, ABCDCS features the incredible designs of the late David Collins.
Published by Assouline in July 2014, ABCDCS features the incredible designs of the late David Collins. Born in Dublin in 1955, David Collins studied at the Bolton Street School of Architecture. He eventually made his home in London, where his design of a friend’s home led to further projects and inspired him to launch his own studio with a diverse team from various design disciplines. Collins called it The Studio, and his projects in restaurants, hotels, residences, and retail locations became known for their incredible details. His studio’s interdisciplinary approach resulted in designs that are contemporary, yet grounded in tradition.
The book is seriously invigorating. Madonna’s introduction was so insightful! Collins was a master at what he did. He was a wealth of knowledge and his work embodied that trait, with interiors that were ingenious and clever. This is just a beautiful book.
ABCDCS presents David Collins’ projects in alphabetical order by design term, giving a spectacular look at the wide range of influences at work in his aesthetic. Full of lush photographs, ABCDCS showcases the texture and restraint of The Collins Studio. This is a wonderful book to add to your collection.