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Great Reads for Home Decorating Inspiration

Great Reads for Home Decorating Inspiration

Whether you’re tackling a complete renovation of your kitchen, or looking for a new DIY project, here are three recent books that are sure to offer guidance and ideas.

Above: An image from Nomad: A Global Approach to Interior Style (Chronicle Books), the latest book from Australian designer Sibella Court. During her 20-year career, Court has traveled the world, collecting indigenous textiles and handcrafted objects, and finding ways to incorporate them into interior spaces.

Above: Nomad: A Global Approach to Interior Style is $25.64 from Amazon.

Above: For those who love a good DIY project, Mark and Sally Bailey are full of ideas. In their latest book, Handmade Home (Ryland Peters & Small), the couple offers advice on how to bring handcrafted pieces such as ceramics, textiles, and art into the home to create a distinctive environment reflecting the interests of the inhabitants. Above R: From the book, an image of a paint-spattered cabinet by Leslie Oschmann of Swarm. “This wouldn’t be difficult to recreate if you’re feeling brave,” says Sarah Bailey; Handmade Home is $19.77 at Amazon.

Above: London journalist Caroline Clifton-Mogg shows how to create a sanctuary for work in even the smallest of nooks in her new book A Space of My Own (Ryland Peters & Small). Clifton-Mogg showcases a number of design solutions, ranging from whole rooms to desks tucked under stairs.

Above: An image from A Space of My Own; a table on wheels and an oversized lamp on a pulley offer adjustable lighting for an artist; A Space of My Own is $19.77 from Amazon.

For more inspiring home design reads, Remodelista recommends: Unclutter Your Life in One Week by Erin Rooney Doland; The Right Color by Eve Ashcraft; and Books Do Furnish a Room by Leslie Geddes-Brown.

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8:30AM PST on Jan 27, 2014

Thanks for sharing.

4:28AM PST on Feb 18, 2012

Thanks for the article. I think I am going to look for the 'Unclutter Your Life in One Week' by Erin Rooney Doland. I have way too much stuff, so that will be an interesting read.

5:01AM PST on Feb 3, 2012

Thanks for sharing! :)

10:47PM PST on Feb 2, 2012

I've just started pottery super ideas for me ..thanks much!

12:18PM PST on Feb 2, 2012


11:16AM PST on Feb 1, 2012

Great ideas!!!

9:15AM PST on Feb 1, 2012


7:13PM PST on Jan 31, 2012

thanks for sharing these

12:34PM PST on Jan 30, 2012

thanks, ill check some out

12:29PM PST on Jan 30, 2012

I like changing my house up every once in awhile! :)

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