good reads: design-book-o-rama!
i felt like i had just about every design book out there for a while, and every time i’d hit the bookstore for more, there was nothing new to choose from. well, in the last few months, it’s been quite the opposite! there are a whole slew of great new design books out there, and quite frankly i had to have them all!
i love all of these books, and while each one is uniquely different from one another, i think their appeal for me lies in the amazing photography and most especially, their accessibility. the interior design shared in these books is achievable and feels like ‘real life’ to me. the rooms aren’t stuffy or overdone, they’re full of eclectic and interesting rooms that look like they actually belong to someone and are all quite lived in. there’s nothing worse than someone showing me a super fancy room that looks like it belongs in a museum. i mean, yes, sometimes you can appreciate them, but i certainly don’t want to live in them.
not the case with each of these books – i found countless inspiration in every single one. so here’s my advice – get them all! let’s support print as much as we can with all the magazines dwindling these days, and besides, i never have a problem spending hard-earned money on an addition to my library, especially when it comes to endless inspiration like this. seriously, bravo ladies – these books are all so lovely and i’ll treasure each and every one! next up? the eagerly awaited book from grace bonney of design*sponge – coming soon!