Most interior designers need inspiration and coaching in order to succeed in business and therefore they also need a proper arsenal of books. Here is a list of ten must-have interior design books that will make your interior pop with pomp and circumstance:
The Big Book of Chic
by Miles Redd, Assouline
New York-based designer is known for bold color combinations, use of antiques and for possessing a magical flair for the quirky and unexpected. Glean inspiration from the luminous array of glamorous images!
Celebrate a Year of Festivities for Families and Friends
by Pippa Middleton, Viking Adult
Princess Catherine’s sister has revealed the secrets to throwing a memorable event with recipes and tips that will surely inspire your next party.
by Cornelia Guest, Weinstein Books
A longtime animal rights activist, philanthropist, businesswoman and daughter of fashion icon C. Z. Guest and Winston Frederick Churchill Guest, this book reveals the secrets of understated elegance minus the fussy food and pretension.
A Visual Life: Scrapbooks, Collages and Inspirations
by Charlotte Moss, Rizzoli
New York designer is an icon of Southern warmth – hospitality, practicality and, of course, luxury. This book is devoted to gleaning design inspiration from the personal scrapbooks and notebooks of great women of style, including Elsie de Wolfe and Gloria Vanderbilt, famous mother of CNN’s Anderson Cooper.
by Kathryn M. Ireland, Smith, Gibbs Publisher
Cohler on Design
by Eric Cohler, The Monacelli Press
Famous for his expert mixing of high- and low-end pieces, Cohler is a master at capturing an individual client’s personality and style. This dynamic visual tour de force is chock full of accessible tips and tricks that will help to make your design idea into a fantastic reality.
Ann Getty: Interior Style
by Diane Dorrans Saeks, Rizzoli
Get an insider’s view of the exquisite designs of influential designer and philanthropist Ann Getty. This is a perfect read for those obsessed with the highest level of craftsmanship and incredibly rare antiques.
by Juan Montoya, The Monacelli Press
Benefit from a rare opportunity to see the interior of a gorgeously charming, rustic stone-and-wood house designed by Juan Montoya.
Interior Design & Inspiration
by Lars Bolander, teNeues
The pioneer of Swedish design shares his passionate, eclectic and highly personal interiors in this stunning showcase. Featuring a vibrant mix of comfort, adventure and art, discover a fascinating collection of images that accurately highlight the creative gifts of this gifted decorator.
by Thom Felicia, Random House, Inc
Featuring a foreward by “30Rock” star Tina Fey, the book illustrates the renovation project of a weathered-looking house located in an idyllic village near Syracuse, New York. Best known as the design expert on TV’s “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy“, Felicia transforms the house into a quirky abode that redefines ‘Americana.’