Christmas is coming and you need to give a nice gift to your mom, friend, lover and sometimes inspiration doesn’t come easy. Why not giving them a book?Most interior designers need inspiration, education and coaching in order to succeed in business—they also need a proper arsenal of books. See here our top 10.
1.The Big Book of Chic by Miles Redd (Assouline). This New York 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!
2.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.
3.Simple Pleasures by Cornelia Guest (Weinstein Books). This book reveals the secrets of understated elegance minus the fussy food and pretension. The longtime animal rights activist, philanthropist, businesswoman and daughter of fashion icon C. Z. Guest and Winston Frederick Churchill Guest, has it all.
4.A Visual Life: Scrapbooks, Collages and Inspirations by Charlotte Moss (Rizzoli). An icon of Southern warmth – hospitality, practicality and, of course, luxury, this New York Designer mad this book 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.
5.Timeless Interiors Kathryn M. Ireland (Smith, Gibbs Publisher). If you see Bravo TV’s “Million Dollar Decorators,” you already know her style, so this is a must-have book for all those obsessed with bohemian chic and vivid patterns like paisley, ikat, and madras.
6.Cohler on Design by Eric Cohler (The Monacelli Press). Cohler is famous for his expert mixing of high- and low-end pieces. He is also 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.
7.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.
8-La Formentera 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.
9.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.
10.American Beauty by Thom Felicia (Random House, Inc). This book illustrates the renovation project of a weathered-looking house located in an idyllic village near Syracuse, New York. Featuring the “30Rock” star Tina Fey, 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.’
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