I’m an interior design addict and self proclaimed bookworm! Therefore it can of no surprise that I’m often found leafing through interior magazines or with my nose stuck in one of my interior design books.
why are interior design books important?
Knowledge is power and it is so important to never stop learning!
I get loads of inspiration, hints and tips from interior design books. It’s incredibly useful to learn from the experiences of my fellow industry experts and I often tap into these brilliant resources for my own work.
I’m sometimes asked for my interior design book recommendations. They change all the time but here a few of my current favourites:
1. ‘The Interior Design Reference & Specification Book’ – Chris Grimley & Mimi Love
This is an extremely practical book & probably not much of a page turner, but I’d be lost without it!
As it says, its primarily a reference book which I find essential when zoning room plans. I design all my 2D & 3D layouts in ‘Sketch Up’ and this book gives me all the dimensions and other industry standard information I need.
2. ‘Mid-Century Modern Living’ – Keith Stephenson & Mark Hampshire
This is pure mid-century interiors heaven!!
One of my favourite design genres deliciously presented in a riot of uplifting pattern & mood enhancing colour! Its written in zesty magazine style format with accompanying menu and music recommendations which really set the mood for these wonderfully joyous interiors.
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3. ‘Wellbeing in interiors’ – Elina Grigoriou
Whilst strictly aimed architects rather than interior designers, this is a really interesting read.
It delves into subjects such as colour psychology, feel-good materials and textures, as well as the use of artwork in design. Its beautifully presented, incredibly useful & packed full of informative advice when considering wellbeing in interior design.
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