Thursday, December 17, 2009

Interior Design Books: Good for inspiration and Coffee tables

I have found some books that have caught my interest and compiled them together. I'm sure you have already heard of or own some of these books. Personally I cant get enough Interior Design and Lifestyle coffee table books. They are my favorite and every year for my Birthday and Christmas my Mom usually gets me one.
So lets get down to business and see what these books are all about!

1. The Well-Dressed Home: Fashionable Design Inspired by Your Personal Style,
Author Anette Tatum.
Received 5/5 stars on Amazon.com
Editorial Reviews:
~ The Well-Dressed Home will guide you in identifying your personal fashion style and then inspire you to use the same creative influences to design your home decor. Tatum reveals eleven of the most universal fashion styles, including romantic, couture, classic, casual, bohemian, retro, and modern, and encourages you to use the colors, fabrics, textures, and patterns characteristic of these aesthetics to decorate your home.
~From an Eco-bohemian chic loft in New York City to a home in the Hollywood Hills filled with vintage-romantic flea market finds, these enviable rooms will show you how to style your home to reflect your eye for fashion. Tatum understands style contradictions, too, and shows how to express them boldly and beautifully. By layering your inspirations, you can create a space that reflects your style and the styles of those with whom you share your home.

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2.Amy Butler's Midwest Modern: A Fresh Design Spirit for the Modern Lifestyle,

Author: Amy Butler

4.5/5 stars Amazon.com

Editorial Reviews:

~A complete lifestyle book, encompassing fashion, interiors, and gardens

~Amy Butler’s Midwest Modern brings the many aspects of its author’s vision into focus, from re-imagining the home as a retreat for relaxation and dreaming, to picturing the body as a canvas for creating one’s personal style, to looking to nature as a “sketchbook” for design ideas. Vibrantly illustrated, the book underscores design’s practical side, with information on budgeting money and time, a shopping resources list, and “how-to” projects in every chapter.

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3. Candice Olson on Design: Inspiration and Ideas for Your Home

Author: Candice Olsen

4.5/5 stars Amazon.com

Editorial Review

~Candice’s fresh, honest approach to design shows readers how to create rooms that are beautiful and functional, perfectly geared to what they love and how they live.

~With her trademark humor and sense of fun, Candice shares design secrets, smart tips, and practical advice to help readers plan and execute successful room makeovers.

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4.Hue

Author: Kelly Wearstler

5/5 stars Amazon.com

Editorial Review

~Kelly Wearstler is the ultimate trendsetter in interior design. Hue by Kelly Wearstler builds upon the success of her first monograph, Modern Glamour, and includes recent, unpublished projects, including her home in Beverly Hills, celebrity residential projects as well as some of her latest hotel projects. Hue celebrates the power of color in Kelly's work and the possibilities of color in interior design and decorating. A must-have for amateurs and professionals seeking design inspiration America's top interior designer.

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