If you’re anything like me, you’ll love taking inspiration from other interior designers to help you create your perfect home.
There are hundreds or interior designers who have inspired my home, with each corner stemming from a different era, person or theme I hope some of you will find CakeDiane a helpful inspiration which sets you on the right track to finding your happy home.
I’ve listed five of my very favorite home interior design books which is seriously recommend you get into and take as much inspiration from them as I did, and continue to.
The Shopkeeper’s Home, by Caroline Rowland
The Shopkeeper’s Home is at the top of the list for many reasons. If you’ve ever wandered into a home or furniture and felt like you’ve just entered heaven, then this is the book for you.
Caroline Rowland is an expert at helping you turn your home into something out of a magazine and with her expert knowledge and impeccable eye, this is a book you’ll struggle to put down.
Decorating with Colour, by Farrow & Ball & Ros Byam Shaw
Being a colour skeptic, this book really helped me to come out of my shell and experiment with different tones, textures, and colours.
If you’re looking for inspiration to brighten up your home, need a little confidence to bring some colour into your life or simply want clever ways to add colour without overdoing it, then you should take tips from Farrow, Ball & Shaw.
Modern Rustic by Emily Henson
If stripped back surfaces, rustic interiors, and back-to-basic style is how you dream of your home, then Modern Rustic will help you achieve that.
Emily Henderson has turned her home into a stunning retreat and this book will do wonders if you wanting to achieve a modern hideaway within the comfort of your home.
Complete & Happy Home by Apartment Therapy
My first home was a one bedroomed apartment; I spent two years making it into an oasis I could escape to every evening, weekend and morning. This home ignited my love for home interiors and I learned so much as both an interior designer and homeowner.
Complete and Happy is a book which solidifies that you don’t need a six-bedroomed home to be happy. Your space no matter how big or small is your and with good interiors, you can maximise your home and make it somewhere you love to be.
Couture Prairie by Rachel Ashwell
Ever wondered where Shabby Chic comes from?
Well, say hello to Rachel Ashwell, the self-proclaimed women behind the shabby chic movement.
With distressed furniture and cobbled together minimalism, Ashwell has created an empire out of making usual mess look utterly desirable. So before you start to clear out your home and throw away thrift shop finds, read Couture Prairie which will give you the inspiration to own your madness.
What are your favorite interior design books and authors? Let me know by getting in touch!