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Design Books

by - Wednesday, August 24, 2011

I've been flipping through my copy of Decorate, the new design book by Holly Becker of Decor8 and Joanna Copestick. Much like her blog, Holly's book is full of visually interesting interiors, inspiring ideas, and advice from great decorators. Even though I get most of my design inspiration from blogs these days, there is nothing that compares to sitting down with a cup of tea with a magazine or book on your lap, slowly reading and examining the photos, folding down the pages to mark ideas to come back to. Pure bliss.

I love design books. I like the weight of them, the texture of their pages. The colours and images on their covers. The look of their fonts. Of the small collection I have, the Domino Book of Decorating is my favourite. Its the most "blog like" if you will, presenting particular design styles full of inspiration and giving helpful information in bite sized snippets.

Do you read design books? What do you like in a book? Lots of narrative? Lots of photos? Do you have a favourite book you'd recommend? Let's just say I'm doing a bit of research ;)

*One of these things is not like the other, one of these things doesn't belong... Did you spot the book in the photo that's not really a design how-to book? Yes, its the one HandyMan and I authored :)

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