Last week we started a new series: Five on Friday. I shared some art I love (and where I like to shop for art), with the goal of helping your find new places and products to use in your home. Today’s Five on Friday is featuring interior design books. They are a beautiful way to style a table or bookshelf, but I don’t like to waste money on a book I’ll never read. Here are 5 coffee table books you’ll want to read, and will teach you a little about interior design too.
Five on Friday: Coffee Table Books You’ll Want to Read
- Elements of Style by Erin Gates
- Beautiful by Mark D. Sikes
- Styled by Emily Henderson
- The Perfectly Imperfect Home by Deborah Needleman
- Living with Pattern by Rebecca Atwood
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Elements of Style was one of the very first interior design books I ever read and it’s still a favorite. Not only is Erin’s style amazing, but she openly shares her story to becoming a designer, as well as little design nuggets along the way. I believe she has another book coming out in 2018, but I wasn’t able to find a release date. Whenever it comes out, I will for sure be ordering it!
Beautiful is exactly that. While Mark D. Sikes is widely known for his use of blue and white in interiors, his book shows a range of palettes and styles. He breaks down color very well, and it’s a pleasure to page through his beautiful book again and again.
Styled is just very fun, much like Emily Henderson and her interiors. Her book offers an assessment if you need help figuring out your style, as well as interior photography tips. I love using the book around my house, the gold spine is really beautiful.
The Perfectly Imperfect Home is full of beautiful watercolor illustrations that compliment the many interior design lessons in the book. Think of it almost as a textbook or manual…but it’s still fun.
Living with Pattern is such a helpful tool for learning to mix patterns like a pro, something that’s intimidating for a lot of people. I also love the cover, it adds some nice pattern to my console table.
Do you have a favorite interior design book (or other coffee table book) that’s not on this list? Let me know in the comments!
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