This week I thought that I would share with you my Top 11, all-time favorite, Interior Design books from my own personal library. I am a huge fan of the printed word, and when I say printed, I mean actually printed out on paper. Cyberspace is indeed incredible for communicating the written word and gorgeous photos, but I just adore books in book form, especially ones I can curl up with.
So, here are the interior design books that I reference all the time, from inspirational design to fabrication methods to architectural classification. I’ll review each book, clockwise, starting in the lower left corner. These are presented in no particular order in terms of how much I adore the books…it’s just too hard to choose anyway. It was hard enough for me to pare it down to only 11!
8 and 9) Sarah Style (2014) and At Home Sarah Style (2015) by Sarah Richardson
My all-time favorite designer, Sarah Richardson, has written two books that I recommend to anyone redecorating a residence. She’s Canadian, and you have undoubtedly seen her on HGTV. I love the fabrics she has designed and her overall sense of vitality, freshness, and use of textural materials in her residential interiors. The looks she favors are particularly relevant in New England with our millwork, architecture and size and layout of rooms.
So, that’s it for my Top 11 Interior Design books. If you are in the Sudbury MA area, you are more than welcome to borrow any of these books…just call.
Happy reading to you, whatever the format!
Barbara Phillips, interior designer and owner of Center Stage Interior Designs, has delivered impeccable window treatments and design services to both residential and commercial clients in Massachusetts since 2001.