Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Top Summer reads - Interiors books

There are so many fab interiors and styling books being published at the moment, some of them being penned by fellow bloggers which is so amazing to see. It seems bloggers are finally being recognised for their talent and expertise which is wonderful. I've put together my top five books that you should have on your wish list this summer, I'm absolutely loving every single one of these. So in not particular order...

Top Summer Reads - Interiors books (Image by Caroline Rowland/Patchwork Harmony)
Decorate with Flowers by Holly Becker and Leslie Shewring

You can't really go wrong with gorgeous photography of flowers can you? This mixed with creative ideas for using flowers within your home and the stylish design of the book itself,  it is a total joy to flick through these pages.

It's got some lovely little DIY projects for incorporating flowers into your decor in interesting ways, pretty moodboards for inspiration, not to mention styling ideas from Holly and Leslie that will having your rushing down to the florists!

Published by Jacqui Small Publishing

Top Summer Reads - Interiors books - Decorate with Flowers

Top Summer Reads - Interiors books - Decorate with Flowers

Top Summer Reads - Interiors books - Decorate with Flowers
Design Bloggers at Home by Ellie Tennant

Interiors journalist and blogger Ellie Tennant has put together a collection of gorgeous homes belonging to fellow bloggers who she describes on the cover as 'leading online trend setters'. And indeed they are! Homeowners include Karine of Bodie and Fou, Victoria of SF Girl by Bay and Ilaria of IDA Interior Lifestyle.

I love how there are so many different styles of home in this book - from homespun, to pared back to retro chic. Rachel Whiting's photography is stunning, and I found every single home provided inspiration.

Published by Ryland Peters and Small. Available from rylandpeters.com

Top Summer Reads - Interiors books - Design Bloggers at Home

Top Summer Reads - Interiors books - Design Bloggers at Home

Top Summer Reads - Interiors books - Design Bloggers at Home

Top Summer Reads - Interiors books - Design Bloggers at Home


Outdoor Living by Selina Lake

This is Selina's 5th book, and I don't think I will ever tire of her effortless feminine vintage style. As the title suggests, this book shares tons of ideas for creating a beautiful outdoor area - from a romantic breakfast table, to an eclectic garden oasis to the most perfect of picnic settings.

Again the photography is just delicious, the wonderful Debi Treloar capturing Selina's style so well as always. If you are planning an outdoor wedding or party then you will find lots of gorgeous ideas for these, and Selina includes some simple DIY ideas to give your event that special handmade touch.

Look out for a GIVEAWAY I'll be hosting very soon to win a signed copy of Outdoor Living!

Published by Ryland Peters and Small. Available from rylandpeters.com

Top Summer Reads - Interiors books - Outdoor Living

Top Summer Reads - Interiors books - Outdoor Living

Top Summer Reads - Interiors books - Outdoor Living

Home for Now by Joanna Thornhill 

Multi-talented interior stylist, writer, blogger and crafter Joanna Thornhill has released her first book, which details how to go about 'making your rented space or first home beautiful'. Such a timely theme, as so many of us struggle to get on the property ladder these days and continue to rent until finances will allow such a purchase.

With the restraints of rented property, people often struggle to get creative with their interior, but in this book, Joanna shares some lovely rented and first time homes to inspire you, as well as crafty tips for updating your space without breaking your landlord's rules. The book is separated into the different rooms, making it easy to hone in on the areas which you feel need attention in your own home.

Published by Ryland Peters and Small. Available from rylandpeters.com

Top Summer Reads - Interiors books - Home for Now

Top Summer Reads - Interiors books - Home for Now

Top Summer Reads - Interiors books - Home for Now

Top Summer Reads - Interiors books - Home for Now
Bright Bazaar by Will Taylor

We all need a little bit of colour in our lives, and Will Taylor has been providing colour inspiration via his blog Bright Bazaar since 2009. Now, in his first published book, he shares an abundance of colourful homes, including his own.

Will tells of how he is inspired by colour in his everyday life, from a yellow taxi cab in New York to a blue post box in Stockholm, and explains how he incorporates these snapshots of life into his interior. There are also 'get the style' moodboards throughout each colour led section to help you break down achieving the looks and making colour work together.

Published by Jacqui Small Publishing

Top Summer Reads - Interiors books - Bright Bazaar

Top Summer Reads - Interiors books - Bright Bazaar
So which of these books will you be adding to your summer reads list?!

Patchwork Harmony's top summer reads - Interiors books
xxx

5 comments:

  1. blue chair perfect! nice photos

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  2. Thanks for sharing the beautiful books - I will check them out right after I make the cute little flower garland from one of the first photos.

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  3. Thank you for sharing these books. My husband and I are building our own home and I LOVE looking at books like this....dreaming....of when the house is finished.

    Cindy Bee

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  4. To me Spring is time to re-create & renovate rooms of my home and for sure these books will help a lot, so many beautiful ideas, and I love it.

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  5. What a fabulous round up, I'm desperate to get my hands on a copy of 'design bloggers at home'. Have a great weekend.

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