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4 essential interior design books every home should have

With the ability to access thousands of designs, inspiration and shops at the click of a button, it can be easy to get lost among the endless possibilities. The best interior design books, on the other hand, offer readers a portal to a refined and hand-picked selection of inspiration, advice and images from the best in the industry.


Matt Gibberd: A modern way to live

From his years of design experience, Matt realised that many spaces have been designed using similar principles: A focus on space, light, materials, nature and decoration. Including practical tips, such as how to bring more light into your home (buy a longer curtain pole than require so you can fully open the curtains and maximise the light). This book will have you rethinking and rearranging your space without spending a fortune.

Buy Matt’s book on Amazon here

Kate Watson-Smyth: Mad about the house, planner

If you’re wanting to revamp your home but are not sure where to start, this book will give you all the design tools used by experts. This book is a step-by-step guide, from sketching floor plans to choosing colour. Her other books are also great for helping you see through your ideas from conception to completion.

Find out more about Kate’s book here

Athena Calderone: Live Beautiful

In this book, Athena Calderone delves into a hand-picked selection of interiors, exploring how creative experts carefully craft their interiors and how they come together. She breaks down the details of the rooms, such as layered textures, and patterns, and offers helpful tips on how to bring these into your home.

Buy Athena’s book here

Abigail Ahern: Everything

If you are a “more is more” enthusiast, this book is for you. Otherwise known as Maximalism in the industry, Abigail Ahern reveals all when it comes to beautiful colour pallets, luxurious textures and embellishment. Breaking away from the outdated white, modern and simple interiors, this book is all about how to express your personality and make your home a place you never want to leave.

Find Abigail’s book on Amazon here