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THINGS WE LIKE: 3 Books Every Design Enthusiast Must Have


There are many great interior design resources out there that will help you develop a designer's touch. We narrowed our recommendations down to 3 books that we believe every design enthusiast should read and learn. These books will help you gain perspective and insight on essential design elements like the use of light, color and the secrets of arrangement...

BOOK #1

The Scandinavian Home: Interiors Inspired by Light by Niki Brantmark (Ryland, Peters & Small, 2017)

While this may be a contemporary book, The Scandinavian Home covers century-old design principles. A scarcity of sunlight and long, dark winters are what define Northern Europe, challenging Scandinavian designers to become masters of natural light and illumination. Read The Scandinavian Home to learn everything you need to know about light, minimalism and functionality.

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BOOK #2

The Color Scheme Bible: Inspirational Palettes for Designing Home Interiors by Anna Starmer (Firefly Books, 2012)

Just like riding a bike, identifying color schemes is a skill that can be sharpened and honed—and no book can train your eye better than The Color Scheme Bible. Beautiful and educational, this book takes you through everything you need to know about creating dazzling color schemes for any indoor space.

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BOOK #3

Styled: Secrets for Arranging Rooms, from Tabletops to Bookshelves by Emily Henderson and Angelin Borsics (Potter Style, 2015)

Sometimes, all it takes to pull a space together is a few well-placed signature pieces. In Styled, Henderson and Borsics take the mystery out of arrangement and clue the reader in to what it takes to be a decorating master.

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Once you master all of these rules and techniques, that’s truly when the fun begins. And remember, the more you practice, the luckier you’ll get. Happy reading!


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