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5 Popular Interior Styles and Books to Inspire Your Dream Home

Jane Cowell

16 May, 2022

Homes are almost always a reflection of their owners’ styles and personalities, but navigating the different design styles can be challenging. So rest assured, even though IKEA may have made the decision to stop printing its beloved catalogue in December 2020, you can still check out these books, which are available at the library. After all, when it comes to finding design inspiration, there is nothing quite like thumbing through and feasting your eyes on pictures in their full, glossy glory.


Make a home to love: how to bring joy, order and beauty into your home the Scandinavian way

McNamara, Anna-Carin (2019

Have you ever picked up an interior design magazine, drooled over the beautiful, stylised spaces, put it back down, looked around your home and thought, 'How on earth do I do that?' Well this one offers ten simple steps that will help you to review your home and turn it into a place you can love and be proud of for years to come. Practical, accessible advice on how to turn any home into a stylish Scandinavian sanctuary.



Home Story: the German approach to interior design

Schneider-Rading, Tina (2019)

If German interior designers have a genius, it's for mixing modern with vintage finds and timeless classics to create looks that you don't see anywhere else in the world. Demonstrated by the 21 projects included in the book it includes interviews with the designers who share the kind of fresh eclectic design thinking that transcends trends. Even better than Instagram!




Mad About the House: 101 Interior Design Answers

Watson-Smyth, Kate (2020)

Not sure where to start?  The this practical how-to guide from the author of Mad About the House, the bestselling book and UK s number 1 interiors blog is for you. This easy-to-use dictionary of interior design answers all those questions you wanted to solve but were afraid to ask.



City Farmhouse Style: Designs for a Modern Country Life

Leggett, Kim (2017)

City Farmhouse Style is the first design book of its kind to focus entirely on transforming urban interiors with unfussy, welcoming, country-style décor.  Comfort and style combined - why not feast your eyes on this book today.





New Thai Style

Inglis, Kim (2016)

Contemporary Thai Style - one that merges ancient practices with modern fashions, graphics and technologies is what this book seeks to showcase. Forward-looking designs - be they in architecture, furniture design, art, interiors or landscaping are all featured.



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