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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!

The Interior Design Handbook

The Interior Design Handbook

Author: Frida Ramstedt Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/10/2020

'Furnish for how you would like to live, not for what you want people to think.' When interior designer Frida Ramstedt moved from a characterful old apartment to a functional new build, she started to think about design in a new way. Rather than relying on high ceilings and architectural features, she had to make full use of essential principles to transform a blank canvas into a cosy, attractive and harmonious home. In doing so, she distilled the secrets of successful interior design and styling. This is a book about what looks good and why, filled with practical tips and illustrations to help you work out what's best for your space and lifestyle - and to discover what your individual tastes really are. With advice on everything from how to hang curtains to how to apply the golden ratio, The Interior Design Handbook is an indispensable guide for every home.

Just Junk

Just Junk

Author: Linda Barker Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/10/2020

New Looks For Old Furniture Turn Unlikely Treasures From Attics And Boot Sales Into Contemporary Pieces. Basic Repairs, Decorating, Surfaces. Upcycling For Beauty, Pleasure And Cost Saving.

Pietro Cicognani

Pietro Cicognani

Author: Karen Bruno, Francesco Lagnese, Isabella Rossellini Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/10/2020

Winter Living

Winter Living

Author: Selina Lake Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/10/2020

Transform your home into a beautiful, elegant and welcoming haven, inspired by the romantic charm of winter. Popular stylist and bestselling interiors author Selina Lake brings her signature vintage romantic style to the most atmospheric and majestic of the seasons. With chapters including a stand-alone section of Winter Inspirations, containing ideas for flowers, lighting, fabrics, furniture, and decorations, you'll be equipped with fresh ideas to transform your home into an inviting, warming and welcoming haven. Discover the intimate style and soft textures and tones of Homespun; the gentle palette and elegant vintage vibe of Faded Grandeur; the mid-century simplicity and timeless appeal of Rustic with its rich colors for the darker months; and the Scandinavian feel of Winter Whites, with its whitewashed floorboards, natural wood, and stone. Last but not least, a chapter on Festive Celebrations contains enchanting ideas for decorations, as well as inspirational ideas for cosy and vintage winter entertaining for friends and family. Throughout the book, Selina's imaginative DIY ideas and insightful Style Tips suggest how to recreate the textures, tones, and ambience of winter and bring Selina's style into your own home.

Scandi Rustic

Scandi Rustic

Author: Rebecca Lawson, Reena Simons Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/10/2020

'The emphasis that Scandinavians place on the home being a source of happiness and wellbeing is one we identify with. We believe that everyone should have a home they don't want to leave!' Award-winning bloggers and instagrammers Reena Simon and Rebecca Lawson are renowned for their love affair with all things Scandi. In their first book, Scandi Rustic Style, they reveal how to create a home that takes elements of Scandinavian design and introduces rustic natural materials and textures to create a Scandi-inspired interior that is cosy, relaxed and inviting. Come with Rebecca and Reena on a journey across the UK and Europe showcasing the very best in Scandi Rustic homes. Whether you live in an urban apartment, a country cottage or a blank canvas new-build, this relaxed, sustainable, modern rustic style will work perfectly for your home.

Mid-Century Modern Design

Mid-Century Modern Design

Author: Dominic Bradbury Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/10/2020

This definitive survey of one of the most popular, collectable and dynamic periods of international design offers a rich overview of all aspects of the subject. It covers mid-century furniture, lighting, glass, ceramics, textiles, product design, industrial design, graphics and posters, as well as architecture and interior design, exemplifying post-war optimism and energy, use of innovative and affordable materials and forms of mass manufacture, and newly developed precepts of 'good design'. Nearly 100 major and influential creators of the mid-century period are highlighted, whether based in Scandinavia, Western Europe, America, Japan, Brazil or Australia. An additional illustrated dictionary features hundreds more key mid-century designers and manufacturers as well as important organizations, schools and movements. Complete with thirteen specially commissioned essays by renowned experts and over 1,000 mainly colour illustrations, it is a must-have for any design aficionado, collector or reader seeking inspiration for their home.

Welcome Home

Welcome Home

Author: Myquillyn Smith Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2020

Everything

Everything

Author: Abigail Ahern Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2020

Welcome to the 'more is more' world of decorating, or as it's more commonly know in the business, Maximalism. A style that embraces the all-out: beautiful colour palettes, luxurious textiles, patterns and embellishment. Maximalism is the epitome of passion, one in which Scandi-style, stripped bare and pared-back interiors have no place. Abigail Ahern guides us through the sea change in the world of interiors as the pendulum swings away from minimalism, over to our increasing desire for self-expression and optimism. Learn how to break the 'rules' of interior design, play fast and loose with different periods in a single room and have fun. Maximalism allows you to dip into colour palettes and any decade or style, with the effect of stirring up emotions and creating a bedazzling space you'd never want to leave. Chapters include: Developing a Sense of Style: Research tips and how to begin, from trawling Instagram and tearing sheets from magazine. Expressing Yourself: Learning which rules to forget and which guidelines you would do best to remember to make your decorating foolproof. All-Important Accessories: Learn to create a story whereby every object in the room supports the same vision. Identifying Your Palette: Experiment with thinking outside the box and be curious with colour - what matters most is not the colour but the tone. Creating a Sense of Home: All homes should have a soul and you should be the mixologist, taking risks and mixing up furniture styles with aplomb. Creating Ambience with Lighting: Lighting is key and enables you to set a mood that is instantly tangible and has a direct impact on mood and energy. Styling Your Space: The secret ingredient to making a maximalist home work, and not feeling like a cluttered mess. Challenge the Norm: Harness beauty and oddity, sensuous and the macabre, to create a decorative melting pot where elements vibrate with energy. Little Black Book: Take a peek inside Abigail's little black book where we find the best global decor stores not to be missed.

Cabin Porn: Inside

Cabin Porn: Inside

Author: Zach Klein Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2020

This new book delves deeper into the best-loved homes featured on the blog over the last ten years, offering close-ups of the stunning architecture and interior design that make them truly remarkable. With more timeless photography and new design stories, Cabin Porn: Inside brings fresh inspiration for your quiet place somewhere.

1000 Ideas for Color Schemes

1000 Ideas for Color Schemes

Author: Jennifer Ott Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/09/2020

Inspiring colour palettes to help mix and match. This handsome book is about choosing colour combinations not necessarily for a specific use. Each spread contains about seven photographs and a colour palette, like paint chips. The colour palettes provide inspiration and reliable combinations for use in any number of projects: home decor, fashion; wedding celebrations, table settings, cake decorating, garden design - imagination and circumstance are the only limit. It almost makes the difficult decision for you before you spend money. No more returned clothing, unused paint, or discarded drapery! The book's features include: Divided into major colour groups, each section explores a range of hues, from primary brights to subtle pastels; Beautifully illustrated and easy to navigate; Selected colour choices are composed by experts for success every time; Includes examples from fashion, decor (living rooms, dining rooms, bedrooms, kitchens, bathrooms, exteriors), garden (especially flowers), nature (including animals), cosmetics, food (including wedding cakes), fabrics (often luxurious), jewellery, and much more. 1000 Ideas for Colour Schemes presents surprising and inspiring colour combinations for any use. For home decorators, designers, sewers, painters and anyone using colour, it is a keeper for the coffee table and the bookshelf.

Bohemian Modern

Bohemian Modern

Author: Emily Henson Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/09/2020

Emily Henson explores the elements that come together to create this eclectic, colourful and contemporary look and draws inspiration from an array of real-life Bohemian Modern homes. The Bohemian Modern home is a place where creativity, individuality and a bold mix of colour and pattern meet in a modern environment. Whitewashed walls and polished concrete floors are brought to life by vibrant rugs and wall hangings; a cosy rattan chair suspended from the ceiling, and a jungle of house plants - clustered in pots, hanging from the ceiling or even growing on the walls. The style gives a nod to '70s chic, with its use of shagpile rugs, Swiss cheese plants, and macrame, but it stands firmly in the present day by boldly contrasting those elements with sleek modern art and polished concrete worksurfaces. Emily starts by taking a look at the different facets of the look: pattern and colour, textiles, handmade pieces, living with houseplants, and collections and display. She offers up styling tricks to use at home and timely ideas for recycling and reuse. Next, a series of case studies take a closer look at free-spirited and creative homes and the people who live in them. From a restored barn on the coast of Morocco to a former parking garage in the Netherlands that's been converted into a flexible family live/work space, Emily shows that any home can have Bohemian Modern style.

Kabinett & Kammer

Kabinett & Kammer

Author: Sean Scherer, William Abranowicz Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/09/2020