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Interior design, decor & style guides

See below for a selection of the latest books from Interior design, decor & style guides category. Presented with a red border are the Interior design, decor & style guides books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Interior design, decor & style guides books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

My Cool Caravan

My Cool Caravan

Author: Jane Field-Lewis, Chris Haddon Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/05/2021

Delve into the hidden world of creativity and design afforded by the humble caravan. Join Jane Field-Lewis and Chris Haddon as they travel to meet with caravan owners who share happy childhood memories of trips home and abroad, and evenings spent listening to the rain gently patter on the roof. Exploring over forty different caravans of all vintages from across the world, My Cool Caravan celebrates a new wave of interest in modern-retro caravanning. Chapters include: New Retro: Representing the modern version of traditional homeliness: think vintage objects, bunting, retro china, rose prints and caravans from the 1950s. Country Cottage: Recreate an idyll of cosy surroundings with caravans ranging from the 1936 Eccles Aristocrat to Bertram Hutchings' Winchester Pipet. Old Retro: The 1960s and 70s was a time of affordable caravans and spawned popular brands, a profitable market and models we still see in their hundreds. The Simple Life: Take a step back to a less complicated way of life and consider interior design built around the most basic of requirements. Trailer Park Treasures: Deeply instilled within popular American culture the trailer park legacy has yoyo-ed in popularity from its heyday in the 1950s to a present day resurgence. Celebrate flamboyant graphics, polished aluminium and kitsch interior design. British Classics: From the 'king of kings' Carlight to other iconic brands such as the Cheltenham, Winchester and Safari, explore classic exteriors, quality fittings and top of the range kitchen equipment. Organic: Characterised by their soft curves, the caravans in this chapter represent a conscious movement towards modernism. Silver Bullets: Iconic American designs recognisable by their streamlined shape, shiny aluminium exterior and paying homage to other groundbreaking 1930s transportation. Recycled: Discover how others turn old, forgotten caravans into a number of different purposes and how one person's junk can be another's treasure.

Simply Scandinavian

Simply Scandinavian

Author: Sara Norrman Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/05/2021

Simply Scandinavian is an inspirational survey of 20 homes ranging from tiny cabins to elegant apartments in Sweden, Finland, Norway and Denmark. Scandinavian interior design is admired the world over for its simplicity and understated elegance. Rooms are typically airy, light and bright. Furnishings are modern classics from the key names of Scandinavian design mixed with pretty antique and vintage pieces. The beauty of natural materials, especially wood, is celebrated. It's a style that's entirely in tune with our current desire for calm, comfortable and uncluttered spaces to live in. The 20 homes featured in this book are presented as case studies, with chapters including Elegant Simplicity, Vintage-Inspired, Pared-down Modern and Contemporary Rustic. Each home showcases an aspect of Scandinavian interior design and the homeowners include architects, fashion and jewellery designers and antique dealers. Celebrating a way of life that combines elegance and comfort with a love of the natural world, Simply Scandinavian offers an abundance of decorative ideas that will work in any setting.

Design A Healthy Home

Design A Healthy Home

Author: Oliver Heath Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/05/2021

With indoor air pollution now worse than ever, and more of us spending more time in our own homes, discover how to create calm, social and comfortable spaces by making small changes to every room. Design a Healthy Home breaks down the complex subject of sustainable, biophilic design into specific subjects, including lighting, air quality, acoustics, temperature, colour, pattern, texture and plants. 100 tried and tested research-based ideas support our health and wellbeing in even the smallest of spaces. Optimise lighting in your home by using reflective surfaces for a brighter space; follow a ventilation checklist to replenish the air in your home and remove pollutants; or unlock the powers of a tech-free bedroom for a better night's sleep. Leading sustainability architect Oliver Heath has devised each practical solution with implementation in mind so that regardless of your budget (or if you have any money to spend at all), if you rent or own your property, Design a Healthy Home contains creative ideas that are easy to understand, and solutions that are stylish, fun and affordable to implement.

The Principles of Pretty Rooms

The Principles of Pretty Rooms

Author: Phoebe Howard Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/04/2021

Beloved interior designer Phoebe Howard shares her style secrets for creating truly pretty rooms filled with grace and charm The design world's favorite Mrs. is back, with tried and true decor rules and classic strategies for creating pretty, charming, and timeless interiors. Celebrating warm, welcoming style, each chapter explores the color palettes, fabrics, and special little grace notes that make a room pretty. As always, Mrs. Howard delivers a range of inspiring examples, from pretty rooms in townhouses, beach houses, and country escapes to pretty-meets-grand-style in estates and manors. She also presents how-to-get-the-look advice, including favorite color combinations, fabric patterns, furnishings, and accessories that instantly transform a space. The majority of the projects have never been published, creating an irresistible guide for all who dream of having the signature Mrs. Howard look: interiors filled with light, easy elegance and pretty details.

Vintage Shops London

Vintage Shops London

Author: Michelle Mason Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/04/2021

An antidote to online retail and fast fashion, the enduring beauty of a vintage item - purchased with all its imperfections and age-worn beauty - is the inspiration behind this new book from Michelle Mason, stylist and founder of Mason & Painter in London's Columbia Road. Reclaimed and repurposed objects have the ability to inspire a whole room, an outfit or just evoke a special feeling: fragments of a previous life. Michelle adds her own inspirational style steal tips and ideas for quick updates for the smallest spaces in your home without spending a huge amount of time or money, and shows how you can recreate your own 'vintage look' capturing the spirit of each place. Over 50 vintage shops, markets and stalls are profiled with a description, what it is best known for, and illustrated with sumptuous special photography, which tells the story of each store, its shopkeepers and their inspiration, including behind-the-scenes tips.

Kelly Hoppen's Essential Style Solutions for Every Home

Kelly Hoppen's Essential Style Solutions for Every Home

Author: Kelly Hoppen Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/04/2021

Kelly Hoppen, multi-award-winning designer and TV personality, shares her essential style solutions that will transform your home. Kelly knows what works, and here she shows you how to do it by bringing together creative ideas and inspiration alongside a wealth of professional know-how, practical advice and cost-effective style solutions that can work for every home, big or small. Whether you are a young professional renting a flat, a first-time homebuyer or an experienced homeowner who wants to give your home a dash of Kelly Hoppen glamour, this book will help you create a beautiful, functional and relaxing home that suits your individual needs and reflects your personality. With over 200 images, carefully selected and curated by a world-renowned design guru with over 40 years' experience, Kelly Hoppen's Essential Style Solutions for Every Home gives you: Clear and easy-to-follow advice on the first principles of style including tones and colour, texture, light and finishing touches. The lowdown on practicalities, budgeting and prioritizing from Kelly's expert perspective. Tried-and-tested tricks of the trade that show you how to use colour and tones that will make your rooms feel bigger and brighter. Tips on how to dress and accessorise rooms for maximum impact. Room-by-room case studies focus on the main spaces in the home as well as dead space such as corridors, addressing the feeling you are aiming to create, and setting out the core elements and top styling tips to allow you to achieve this. Where applicable, Kelly makes cost-cutting suggestions for saving money by choosing less-expensive materials, advising what it's worth splashing out on and where you can afford to spend less, as well as ideas for making quick-and-easy seasonal updates to inexpensively refresh your rooms on a regular basis. Get the luxe look for less with Kelly Hoppen's Essential Style Solutions for Every Home.

Green Home

Green Home

Author: Anders Royneberg Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/04/2021

Green Home explains how to 'green up' your life with an array of houseplants, and has been a bestseller in author Anders Royneberg's home country of Norway. Living with plants can enliven and enrich your surroundings, promoting feelings of relaxation and well-being. But where to start with curating that vital indoor collection? Green Home features all the green plants Anders has collected in his own apartment of 50 square meters - over 100 plants - and how this inspires him towards greener, more balanced living. With a guide to houseplant types, hints and tips on how to get your plants to thrive and also on how to integrate them into your home decor scheme, it's a plant book with added personality.

Jungalow: Decorate Wild: The Life and Style Guide

Jungalow: Decorate Wild: The Life and Style Guide

Author: Justina Blakeney Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/04/2021

From Justina Blakeney, the ultimate guide to designing wildly creative interiors that are free-spirited, layered, and deeply personal Justina Blakeney's new book is her biggest, boldest, and most beautiful volume yet, filled with irresistible style, original patterns, and artwork-lushly photographed by Dabito. In each chapter, Justina shares her distinctive point of view on everything design fans want to know-how to make bold choices with color and pattern, how to take cues from nature, how to authentically glean inspiration from their heritage and travels, how to break rules, and all the other paths to truly begin to decorate wild. Along the way, Justina also shares personal narratives, practical advice, and nuanced insight into how she lives in her own space-how she reconnects with nature, how she plays and stays inspired, how she gives herself permission to feel free and wild, and how readers can do the same. Jungalow is the term coined by Justina for the brand that embodies her wild, but cozy and homey, style. Copycats abound, but there is no other book like this one-offering Justina's authentic, encouraging voice and approachable, signature style.

Resourceful Living

Resourceful Living

Author: Lisa Dawson Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/04/2021

It's often thought that restyling your space comes with a hefty price tag and unavoidable waste. But in Resourceful Living, award-winning interiors blogger Lisa Dawson shows how, with a little creativity, you can revamp your home with existing pieces, vintage finds and key purchases. The clever ideas in this beautiful book cover: - The most important ways we use our homes, from eating to sleeping, living and working. - The Basics of steering clear of interiors 'fast fashion', multi-purposing furniture and making the most of what you have. - Styling Your Home with simple solutions for re-imagining each room, from gallery walls to home bars, repainted storage to retro accessories. Including her top ten key vintage buys and tips for in-store and online thrifting, Lisa's inspiring advice shares the fun of creative sourcing as a more sustainable way to keep your home feeling fresh. 'Resourceful Living feels like reading a recipe book, not only because of the delicious interiors images, but because of the simple ingredients and easy methods that are shared to achieve beautiful living spaces for yourself.' Melanie Sykes 'I've been a long-time fan and follower of Lisa's interiors tips. This book really is super practical as well as beautiful - perfect for anyone looking to be more interiors savvy.' Rachel Khoo

The New Mindful Home

The New Mindful Home

Author: Joanna Thornhill Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/04/2021

Make your home more mindful and discover a more considered way to decorate with this beautifully presented guide by acclaimed interior stylist, Joanna Thornhill. We often think of mindfulness in relation to meditation, but our homes and interior design can play a big part in our emotional well-being. The New Mindful Home demystifies the links between body, mind and soul to explain how you can harness the power of mindfulness to help our homes support a more considered lifestyle. How do we create spaces that can calm and revives us? With the same practical attention to problem-solving as in her first book, My Bedroom is an Office, author Joanna Thornhill helps you create an environment you will always want to come home to. The New Mindful Home explores how you can use interiors to aid living with intention, slow living, creating supportive room layouts, considering mindful effects of colour, and embracing plants and natural elements in our homes. Enhanced by beautiful contemporary photography, this book will provide interior design inspiration for a generation who want to consider how they can live more mindfully.

By Design

By Design

Author: Phaidon Editors Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/04/2021

A richly illustrated, authoritative global survey of the best and most creative interior designers and decorators working today Our surroundings are the key to our comfort and happiness, and we're endlessly inspired by the creative professionals that show us how to put a personal stamp on the spaces we inhabit. This gorgeous book is a timely, comprehensive showcase of the most exceptional, innovative, and groundbreaking interior designers working today, nominated by an esteemed group of industry experts and thoughtfully curated to demonstrate why the world of interior design continues to raise the bar of creative practice. Nominators include: Felix Burrichter, Aric Chen, Amy Fine Collins, Francisco Costa, Ronnie Fieg, Marianne Goebl, Laila Gohar, Niki Haas, Gert Jonkers & Jop van Bennekom, Lorena Mosquera, Hanya Yanagihara, and Rachel Zoe. Featured designers include: Beata Heuman Ltd, Kelly Wearstler Studio, Martin Brudnizki Design Studio, Neri & Hu, Norm Architects, Romanek Design Studio, Studioilse, Studio KO, Studio Shamshiri, Faye Toogood, and Vincent Van Duysen.

Tricia Guild Paint Box

Tricia Guild Paint Box

Author: Tricia Guild Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/03/2021

So many people find choosing colours that work together to be the most challenging part of doing up their homes. The trick to putting together rooms that are good to look at as well as easy to live in is to start with a colour palette that suits you and your situation. Tricia Guild has spent her life working with colour, pattern and texture to create beautiful rooms and producing collections of paint, fabric and wallpapers - the colour palettes she uses to achieve them. In this inspiring and practical book she's lifted the lid on her 'paint box', providing visual inspiration, expert advice and 45 bespoke palettes. Each story describes its inspiration and features a room showing how it can be used. Hints and tips - such as how to use plains, patterns and texture, or how to alter the balance of the colours - spell out how to create different effects. Mood boards demonstrate how to ensure your chosen palettes will work. With all these elements at your disposal all you need to do is open up the Paint Box and get creative!