As much as we are big fans of the digital age, we believe you still can’t beat a good book!
When wanting to disconnect from the internet and our phones, there’s nothing better than pouring a coffee/ glass of wine and holding a book in our hands to grab some inspiration. Below are some of our favourite books right now that you can find easily on Amazon or order in from your local book shop.
Author of the UK’s No.1 Interiors Blog, madaboutthehouse.com Kate Watson-Smith’s book is also an Amazon Best Seller, and is keenly priced at just £13. You’ll find inspiration for everything from single rooms, to entire houses. As well as beautiful images, you’ll practical tips and tricks to ensure each corner reaches it’s potential!
Packed full of tips, you’ll find Kate’s Top 10 Design Hacks, rules of rug placement, a sofa buying guide and how to get lighting right in every room!
Yes, this book is by the actress Diane Keaton! The House that Pinterest Built is a collection of images curated by Diane including her homes, and spaces she’s inspired by. The book is pulled together in really easy to follow sections by room, and by style. Her taste is distinctively monochrome leaning towards salvage, and the gorgeous imagery will inspire those fans of a raw character spaces. Pricier than others, this coffee table book is about £35.
Worldwide luxury hotel chain and Design Power House Soho House lead the way in eclectic interior design. Their hotels and restaurants are everywhere from Berlin to New York, each with their own unique look. Morning, Noon, Night is the sequel to their popular first book Eat, Drink, Nap and aims to show us mere mortals how to recreate their distinctive style. The book features images of spaces and products from across their property portfolio, and you’ll love every page! See it-like it-buy it- as well as two beautiful books, Soho House also have a website to buy their products Soho Home. Worth a look!
Justina Blakeney is a Californian Interior & Product Designer with her own signature boho style that is increasingly reaching the High Street. You may already be familiar with Justina through her regular collaborations with Anthropologie, but if you aren’t you should be! Again, the second book in a series, The New Bohemians Handbook claims to guide readers in simple techniques for adding ‘good vibes and style to living spaces’. This translates to really gorgeous guides on paint, styling, furniture placement and greenery to reflect your own personal style. My favourite book so far! Check out her stunning website here.