Design books are one of my favorite places to source inspiration for home projects of all sizes. They help spark ideas for creative choices in the home—and they look good on a coffee table too.
I’m fascinated by the items we bring into our homes and what they say about us. This book is decidedly against “decorating” and instead encourages readers to surround themselves with objects of meaning. It’s so full of insight, you can’t help but see the objects in your own home in a different light after reading it.
What’s more interesting than getting a peek into the homes of some of the most interesting people in history? This is another great design book that highlights how personal our home design decisions can be, from the colors we choose to the objects we decorate with.
Designer Luke Edward Hall pushes the limits of bold design in a way like no other. He can make the most garish of color choices look effortlessly chic. There’s endless inspiration to be found in his work, and for this reason, I’m often recommending this book.
A staple on the desk of a number of graphic designers I know, this Japanese book is simply a collection of unique color combinations. It’s great for getting unstuck and into new territory when designing.
I’ve recommended this design book a few times before, and for good reason. It offers a look inside the personal spaces of the best designers in Britain. It’s a feast for the eyes that’s absolutely full of colorful interior design inspiration.
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BY Kate Arends - March 22, 2023
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