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6 Inspirational Interior Design Books


If you’ve just moved in and are creating a look from scratch for your new place, or you’re ready to makeover an existing room or two, a little inspiration can go a long way. From the stunning photographs to the how-to descriptions and pro tips, design books are a wealth of knowledge and ideas that you can mine for your projects. Here are six of our current faves.

By Design: The World’s Best Contemporary Interior Designers

This volume released in May, 2021 by Phaidon, showcases a wealth of contemporary spaces from 100 of today’s most innovative designers, including Kelly Wearstler, Kit Kemp, Beata Heuman, and more.

Provence Style: Decorating with French Country Flair

If you’re into cottagecore or just love all things French, this book is for you! Combining rustic charm, elegant touches, and historical influences, French country style is perennially popular, and this book provides gorgeous examples you can draw from for your own home.

Hotel to Home: Industrial Interior Inspired by the World’s Most Original Hotels

Why not make your home feel like a high-end hotel? This book by Sophie Bush is slated for release in February, 2022, and provides home design inspiration and easy-to-apply ideas drawn from luxurious industrial-inspired hotel spaces around the globe.

Modern Americana

Designer Max Humphrey delivers a book that celebrates American design with a camp-inspired, quirky, vintage twist. Plaid and blanket prints meld meet midcentury flair for a cozy, collected feel.

Design Remix: A New Spin on Traditional Rooms

This book provides lots of useful instruction on color and pattern, as designer and author Corey Damen Jenkins shares the secrets behind his signature style that updates classic looks, reimagined for today.

Escapology: Modern Cabins, Cottages and Retreats

If you can’t get away on vacation, this book from Figure 1 Publishing is the next best thing. You’ll be transported to woodsy retreats, lakeside cottages, and remote hideaways selected by Scottish designers and TV hosts Colin McAllister and Justin Ryan. Perhaps you’ll even be inspired to incorporate some of this rustic aesthetic into your decor.

Have fun reading and redecorating. For more lifestyle inspiration, take a look at the other blog posts from Sedona Ranch.