Favorite interior design books
I love, love design books, so of course I always have a ‘favorite interior design books’ list. Today I’m sharing what’s on my WISH LIST. Yes I love blogs, Pinterest, Instagram and the internet at large for inspiration, but there’s nothing like holding a book in your hand that you can reference any time you like, that you can hold in your hands, and enjoy turning the pages.
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LA VIE EST BELLE: THE ELEGANT ART OF LIVING IN THE FRENCH STYLE CLICK HERE
Firstly I just bought this book, and it’s gorgeous. The photos were taken of French homes, and when I say ‘French homes’ I mean homes in France. The style in France is definitely different from ‘French style’ homes in the USA. I love the French take on decorating as well as the American take on French decor. So it’s always worthwhile to have books on both. I have this book and have been enjoying thumbing through the pages.
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EPISODE 85 TRANSITIONING YOUR HOME FROM SUMMER TO FALL
FRENCH STYLE WITH VINTAGE FINDS CLICK HERE
The cover got to me! Look at that table and the view…. I don’t have this book yet, but it’s on my wish list. I read the description and the reviews and it sounds very much like my kind of book, French and rustic. Based on the reviews, expect simple rustic French decor, not high end Parisian flats.
FRENCH ACCENTS, FARMHOUSE FRENCH STYLE FOR TODAY’S HOME CLICK HERE
If you have been here before, then you know this is my book. But, did you know that it’s one of my publisher’s top selling books? If you are new here, and you like this blog, then you’ll enjoy the book. My focus is always on the ‘how to’, not just pretty pictures. I think it’s good to include not just the ‘beauty shot’s but what it looks like when it’s not quite right. I also include several charming homes never seen on my blog.
CREATING THE FRENCH LOOK CLICK HERE
Annie Sloan never disappoints and I think you’ll be quite thrilled to own this book. It’s full of projects with a French look. I’ve got this book, and am very happy I have it. Annie always has loads of ‘how to’ photos for her paint techniques.
SUZANNE KASLER: TIMELESS STYLE CLICK HERE
I wasn’t so crazy about the cover of this book. If it wasn’t Suzaanne’s, I would have kept on scrolling, but the photos inside are stunning. The styling, the furniture and the bones of the home are equally breathtaking. It has a ‘see inside’ feature, so click on the link to see what I’m talking about. It’s already given me some ideas for what I want to do with our mountain house, and I haven’t even bought the book yet.
FRENCH BY DESIGN CLICK HERE
This book looks amazing to me. It has loads of gorgeous inspiration photos and the photos I saw were very exquisite. If you are looking for amazing interiors for inspiration, you’ll love this. If you are looking for photos of a ‘normal’ home with French things, this isn’t for you. Some people complained the homes shown were too grand. I love seeing these types of homes, so I can think of how I can do similar things on a much smaller scale. Click on the link, and check out the ‘look inside’ feature and you can decide for yourself.
ONE MAN’S FOLLY CLICK HERE
I’ve seen many photos of Furlow’s folly over the years, and this book is sure to be packed with very amazing photos of his entire estate. A folly is a small building on the grounds of a typically extensive estate and it’s basically a very elegant building just for lounging, sitting, entertaining, reading and what-not. The dictionary meaning for the word is ‘a costly ornamental building with no practical purpose, especially a tower or mock-Gothic ruin built in a large garden or park.’ Can you see why it’s called a ‘folly’? It has no practical purpose. But a man who would build such a thing, has got to be a character, and I want to see his interior decor. The book has 165 reviews, all of which are 5 star, so yes, it’s got to be worth it.
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