Are you’re looking for some home design inspiration? Take a break from Pinterest and Instagram (gasp!) and instead pick up a beautiful coffee table book - here are some of our current favorites. The books on our list represent a mix of styles from eclectic, plant-filled houses to streamlined, minimalist homes. Some of the books give great tips and tricks and are meant to be read as how-to guides while other books are page after page of delicious design eye candy.
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Wild at Home by Hilton Carter
This book takes you on a tour of Hilton’s own apartment (with 200+ plants in it) and other beautiful homes filled with greenery. Not only is the book beautiful but Hilton gives the readers a lot of practical tips to care for their plants and create their own beautiful displays of greenery.
How to Make a House a Home by Ariel Kaye
Ariel, the founder of Parachute Home, teaches you how to design a home that's mindful and functional in addition to being beautiful. In the book, she provides easy to follow tips and advice on color palettes, home organization, furniture selection and more.
Elements of Family Style by Erin Gates
Boston-based interior designer, Erin Gates, teaches you how to live stylishly amidst the chaos of daily life with kids and pets in a busy household in this book. This very practical guide will explain how to create a home that reflects your own style while also being durable, safe, and comfortable for your family.
The House That Pinterest Built By Diane Keaton
Yes, that Diane Keaton. When she decided to build her own home, she turned to Pinterest for inspiration, and her beautiful home was born. This book is full of inspiration for a minimal and neutral but warm and cozy home.
The New Traditional: Reinvent-Balance-Define Your Home by Darryl Carter
Darryl Carter is a fantastic designer, known for mixing modern elements with classic pieces to create the “new traditional” style. He has a knack for creating homes that balance comfort with timeless aesthetics. In his book, Darryl explains how you can transform your house into a home that will stand the test of time and fit your lifestyle.
The Home Edit by Clea Shearer and Joanna Teplin
This is by far one of my favorite books about home organization – an organized home isn’t just efficient but it can be beautiful too. The Home Edit walks you through paring down your belongings in every room, arranging them in a stunning and easy-to-find way, and maintaining the system so you don't need another do-over in six months. When you're done, you'll not only know exactly where to find things, but you'll also love the way it looks.
Habitat: The Field Guide to Decorating by Lauren Liess
Lauren is a talented designer and the creator of the blog Pure Style Home. I love her personal style – she brings nature inside by mixing the textures of natural elements such as wood and stone with eclectic groupings of modern and quirky vintage pieces. This book is a great DIY guide and digs into the fundamentals of design as well as room-specific design challenges.
Living With Color by Rebecca Atwood
Using color in your home can be intimidating - this book is a very helpful guide with inspiration from the most colorful homes across the country. Rebecca breaks down everything you need to know about utilizing color to transform your space, from color theory to expressing yourself through color.
The New Bohemians by Justina Blakeney
Justina defines the New Bohemians as creative individuals who embrace free-spirited, no-rules lifestyles and apply that attitude to all areas of their existence, including their homes. This book is a great mix of home tours, tips to get the looks seen in the book, and DIY projects. All of the photos in this book are just gorgeous!
Wild at Home l How to Make a House a Home l Elements of Family Style l The House That Pinterest Built l The New Traditional l The Home Edit l Habitat: The Field Guide to Decorating l Living With Color l The New Bohemians