I am a decorating book addict! I not only read them but collect them too! I would not dream of covering them with burlap or painting them… and that should tell you a whole lot about how I feel about my decorating books! I actually READ them. And usually not once but over and over again! They litter my study and family room and bedroom! These books are like friends and tutors and kindred spirits! Yes, I have my favorites but all of my decorating books have special meaning for me! Today I’m sharing 10 (oh, this was hard) decorating books that inspire and help me develop my style! The podcast girls are also giving away a $100.00 Visa Gift Card to one lucky reader. Maybe a few new decorating books are on your horizon! The giveaway is at the bottom of this post.
Today on our Podcast Decorating Tips and Tricks we are talking about our favorite decorating books! What fun! You can get a little glimpse into the books we love and why we love them.
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Now, let’s look at a few books on my decorating bookshelf…
These beautiful and inspiring books are in no particular order…
You can see more about each book and purchase it by clicking on each title.
A TOUCH OF FARMHOUSE CHARM by Liz Fourez
The latest addition to my decorating book collection is A Touch Of Farmhouse Cham by Liz Fourez from Love Grows Wild.
This is such a beautiful book. I love love love the soft colors in Liz’s home and her attention to detail. Liz takes us on a picture tour of her beautiful 1940’s farmhouse that has been restored to its rustic farmhouse glory! And as I turned the pages and saw her easy home diy projects (that are so doable) my heart raced!
Liz shows us how to create a home that is simple and filled with grace and beauty!!!
STYLED by Emily Henderson
Emily is a blogger (Emily Henderson.com), an author and a tv host. And her style is super fun and very eclectic. Much different than mine. But I so admire her fun and often funky take on decorating and design! The pages of her new book Styled are full of ideas and creative ways to “arranging room from tabletops to bookcases”.
This is a resource book of sorts and a must have for your decorating library!
THE INSPIRED ROOM by Melissa Michaels
Melissa Michaels, New York Time’s bestselling author and creator of the fabulous decorating blog The Inspired Room has three other decorating books to her name. I have three of the four. The Inspired Room is a lovely tour of her home and decorating journey with lots of practical ideas thrown in too! I love the way she narrates her tales of decorating her home!
FRENCH ACCENTS by Anita Joyce
My blogging bestie is just the most amazing woman! She is always on the cutting edge of French decor! Here’s how I described her book…
I have two copies and it should be a must-read in your home library!
SAVANNAH STYLE by Paula Deen
I am in love with low country style!!!! It’s relaxed while filled with upscale gorgeous details like real silver and skirted chairs. The images of Paula’s home are just breathtaking, yet down to earth. This book is filled with idea after idea to garner from Paula’s images and her sparkling writing!
One of my very favorite books!
CHARLOTTE MOSS DECORATES: THE ART OF CREATING ELEGANT AND INSPIRING ROOM by Charlotte Moss
Gorgeous book filled with rooms that Ms Moss breaks down to gives us a glimpse of how she puts them together with a nod towards history yet containing all the modern conveniences we love in an elegant room. Just the images alone are enough to inspire me!
THE JOY OF DECORATING by Pheobe Howard
Another glorious book of Southern Style. Phoebe shares decorating projects and address common decorating issues! Just stunning! I love Phoebe’s style and have been an admirer of her for years!
THE PERFECTLY IMPERFECT HOME by Decorah Needleman
A must have book for any home decorator. The Perfectly Imperfect Home’s writer Decorah Needleman is the creator and editor in chief of Domino. You will read and re-read this book!
ELEMENTS OF STYLE by Erin Gates
Erin the creator of the blog, ELEMENTS OF STYLE packs a big decorating punch in the book of the same name!!!! Erin shares decorating advice from decorating her own beautiful home and the book has the most amazing images!
One of my fav’s!
STYLED SIMPLICITY by Ted Kenedy Watson
Like a child’s picture book, Ted takes us through the alphabet and presents beautiful things of the same letter. He shows us how to display and show things in our home off. The pictures are inspiring. This is a book to be slowly read… bit by stunning bit. Each visually packed page is to be savored!
Ted’s blog by his name can be found HERE.
This is just a small sampling of my interior design books. I’d love to know your favorites. Please share. I need a few new books in my decorating library!
Now for the GIVEAWAY!!!!
Anita, Kelly and I are so thrilled for all the love and support we have received from our readers and blogging friends. In just a month Decorating Tips and Tricks has had over 50,000 downloads! We are more than thrilled and very humbled.
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