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Most of interior designers need inspiration, education and coaching in order to succeed in business—they also need a proper arsenal of books. Here it is a list of 5 must-have books that will make your interior pop with pomp and circumstance. And for you last minute stocking-stuffers, these hardcovers are built to last!
The Big Book of Chic by Miles Redd (Assouline). New York-based designer is known for bold color combinations, use of antiques and for possessing a magical flair for the quirky and unexpected. Glean inspiration from the luminous array of glamorous images!
Made to Order by Campion Platt (The Monacelli Press) Clean and simple design coupled with an embrace of color, beautifully crafted millwork, and environmentally friendly materials are hallmarks of the work of celebrity interiors maverick, Campion Platt. Marvel at the lavish array of over 200 images, engaging commentary and original sketches. This book is sure to please!
American Beauty by Thom Felicia (Random House, Inc). Featuring a foreward by “30Rock” star Tina Fey, the book illustrates the renovation project of a weathered-looking house located in an idyllic village near Syracuse, New York. Best known as the design expert on TV’s “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy“, Felicia transforms the house into a quirky abode that redefines ‘Americana.’
Timeless Interiors Kathryn M. Ireland (Smith, Gibbs Publisher). One of the stars of Bravo TV’s “Million Dollar Decorators,” this is a must-have book for all those obsessed with bohemian chic and vivid patterns like paisley, ikat, and madras.
A Visual Life: Scrapbooks, Collages and Inspirations by by Charlotte Moss (Rizzoli). New York designer is an icon of Southern warmth – hospitality, practicality and, of course, luxury. This book is devoted to gleaning design inspiration from the personal scrapbooks and notebooks of great women of style, including Elsie de Wolfe and Gloria Vanderbilt, famous mother of CNN’s Anderson Cooper.
Source: Best Design Books
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