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Posted November 6, 2012

World best Interior Design books

Although the smartphone-and-tablet era has been taking the amount of physical books surrounding us, we still have plenty of them to enjoy page by page, being part of our daily dose of inspiration.

In our bedside table, in our living room, in our office or in our wishlist, this is our ultimate selection:

To order straight away:

Made to Order by Campion Platt

The hallmarks of Campion Platt, principal of the award-winning New York interior design firm of the same name, are clean and simple design coupled with an embrace of color, beautifully crafted millwork and environmentally friendly materials.

Architectural Digest has named him to its AD100 list of top designers, and we selected his book as one of our TOP 5.

Book by Campion Platt

Interior Design - Campion Platt

 

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Purchase the book here.

A visual dictionary:

Interior Design & Inspiration by Lars Bolander

Many say that this book is a remarkable sourcebook and inspiration for both professionals and aspirational amateurs. We couldn’t agree more and that is why it is placed in our shelf, nearby all kinds of visual dictionaries. Lars Bolander is acclaimed worldwide for his eclectic and highly personal interiors that mix style and comfort with adventure and art. In this book he showcases a stunning selection of his compelling interiors – both his own personal homes as well as clients’

Book by Lars Bolander

Book by Lars Bolander

Book by Lars Bolander

Purchase the book here.

A must have:

Rhapsody by Kelly Wearstler

Rhapsody is the fourth book of the acclaimed designer Kelly Wearstler and like her previews books this one is a must have in anyone’s shelf too. The press release describes her and the book perfectly, have a look at what they say: “Celebrated for luxurious interiors that are reminiscent of old-world Hollywood with a modern sensibility, Kelly Wearstler is known for her decadent residential designs and boutique hotels, including the Viceroys, Maison 140 and Avalon Hotel Beverly Hills. Wearstler’s ornate interiors are renowned for their layers of bold textures, patterns, and rich colors juxtaposed with lustrous surfaces, completing the whimsical and elegant look sought after. KELLY WEARSTLER: RHAPSODY, the designer’s fourth book, offers a look into Wearstler’s glamorous world, profiling in detail her latest residential designs, including sumptuous new hotels along with her creative process.”

Book  by Kelly Wearstler

Book by Kelly Wearstler

Purchase the book here.

Our latest reading:

Around Beauty by Barbara Barry

Award-winning designer Barbara Barry founded her Los Angeles–based interior design firm in 1985. This year, she launched her first book, exploring the beauty and principles of good design and reflecting her work – the refinement, soothing palette, and graceful furnishings, as well as its ravishing tailoring and coloring.

Veranda Magazine said: “When you open Barbara Barry: Around Beauty, you step inside the designer’s world. Barry approaches the book almost as if it were her diary, sharing how she finds inspiration in the world around her. Paint palettes are often the result of staring out the windows of a client’s home—a grove of redwoods influenced the rich brown dining table and blue-green pillows and porcelains she used in a 1920s Piedmont home. In fact, Barry always has a $12.99 watercolor kit on hand when she travels so that she can design products as ideas come to her.
Stories about previous projects are interspersed with the objects and vignettes that move her, like the milky toffee-and-cream-swirled horn bracelet that has helped her design rugs, fabrics, and entire rooms. The book is a passionate study in discovering what moves you, and how to use that to create unforgettable interiors.”

Book by Barbara Barry

 

Purchase the book here.

What we are looking forward to read:

Cohler on Design by Eric Cohler

On the 20th of November we will make our book collection richer.This time with the book Cohler on Design by the designer Eric Cohler. We follow his work through his website and we are big fans – after reading the book synopsis, our excitement has blown up.

“Dubbed “The Mixmaster” for his ability to blend high- and low-end pieces to create rooms that are simultaneously fresh and classic, Eric Cohler’s interior design is always a tribute to individual personality and style. Full of accessible tips and tricks, Cohler encourages his clients to be true to themselves, revel in what makes them happy, and surround themselves with objects and art that reflect that joy.

(…)

Cohler on Design exemplifies how to live well by integrating your personal tastes and passions into your interiors. This lavishly illustrated volume is a visual tour of Cohler’s work, from luxurious penthouses to quaint country homes to glamorous pool-houses; from the bright, clean lines of contemporary design to the rich, intricate detailing of classic architecture. (…) With vivid, dynamic text detailing Cohler’s experience.”

Book by  Eric Cohler

We pre-ordered it and you can do it here.