Five interior design books for those seeking design inspiration in 2021

Interior design books for those seeking design inspiration in 2021

Our Home & Garden Digital Editor Rebecca Bennett picks out five of the finest interiors design books for those seeking design inspiration in 2021.

In the era of Instagram and Pinterest, it might come as a surprise that the chunky interior-design book still remains such an important resource for design inspiration. And with each season comes a fresh set of inspirational tomes from designers, stylists, and historians, giving us eye candy - and design advice.

If you're a design lover, lucky enough to have room for another book on your bookshelves or coffee tables, here are three worthy of your purchase consideration.

1. British Designers at Home by Jenny Rose-Innes

British Designers At Home

So, we've already established that for anyone interested in interiors, there is so much inspiration with carefully curated spaces and contemporary homes available online and in magazines these days.

But what sort of spaces do interior designers themselves live in? British Designers at Home is for anyone curious to find out more about designers, and glean ideas and practical information for their own homes.

This engaging and visually enticing book profiles over 20 of the most important names in British design and decoration in their own personal spaces.

2. At Home in the English Countryside by Susanna Salk

At Home in the English Countryside Designers and Their Dogs

So, we've already established that for anyone interested in interiors, there is so much inspiration with carefully curated spaces and contemporary homes available online and in magazines these days.

But what sort of spaces do interior designers themselves live in? British Designers at Home is for anyone curious to find out more about designers, and glean ideas and practical information for their own homes.

This engaging and visually enticing book profiles over 20 of the most important names in British design and decoration in their own personal spaces.

3. Twenty First Century Cotswolds Volume II by Pippa Paton

Twenty First Century Cotswolds Volume II Pippa Paton

From the design intelligence of Pippa Paton, author of the successful Twenty-first Century Cotswolds, comes the second celebration of traditional Cotswolds buildings.

This new volume showcases the diversity of the Cotswolds' characterful architecture and how it has been transformed for today's lifestyles, and it surveys the various ways in which people choose to live in them.

It features a range of unique projects from a farmstead converted into five luxury barns to a fully renovated Grade II listed estate and a new build contemporary house set in a perfect woodland setting.

4. The Interior Design Handbook by Frida Ramstedt

The Interior Design Handbook by Frida Ramstedt

In this book, design consultant Frida Ramstedt distils the secrets of successful interior design and styling to help you create a home that works best for your space, taste and lifestyle.

The book is particularly useful for anyone who has ever been stuck with what to do with a room that doesn’t feel quite right. Especially when you don’t know where to start.

Filled with practical tips, rules-of-thumb and tricks of the trade, The Interior Design Handbook will help you to think like a professional designer.

5. Bold British Design by Emilio Pimentel-Reid

Bold British Design by Emilio Pimentel-Reid & Sarah Hogan

Bold British Design sees tastemakers at the epicentre of British interior design share their exclusive vision and inspiration for achieving a bold interior, inspiring you to create your own original, fearless home.

Featuring the studios and relaxed family homes of artists including furniture designers Sebastian Cox and Bethan Gray, ceramicist Hitomi Hosono, interior designer Lucy Hammond Giles, names to watch Yinka Ilori and Hal Messel and antiques dealer Guy Tobin, this book shows how a new generation is breaking new ground in interior style and decor.

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