There’s nothing like flicking through a beautiful decorating book for inspiration. Here’s a collection of some of our favourite decorating books and why we love them.

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Island Style by India Hicks

What’s Inside …

Gorgeous photography of India’s relaxed tropical home ‘Hibiscus Hill’ in the Bahamas.
Insights into India’s family life from being a flower girl at Princess Diana’s wedding to modern life in the Caribbean.

Decorating Books Island Style by India Hicks

What We Love…

  • One of the best picture shelf displays we’ve seen
  • Dining outside under the stars
  • See coastal inspired vignettes

Interested? Take a closer look at Island Style.


The Joy of Decorating by Phoebe Howard

What’s Inside …

The book features a collection of classic interiors designed by Mr & Mrs Howard in chapters that describe how the space makes you feel.

The personality of the occupants needs to be expressed in the decoration. It should look and live like they do.

Decorating Books The Joy of Decorating by Phoebe Howard

What We Love…

  • The use of architectural detail and moulding in rooms
  • Her timeless approach to decorating and personal attention to detail.

Interested? Take a closer look at The Joy of Decorating


 

How to Decorate by Shannon Fricke

What’s Inside …

  • 10 steps or as Shannon calls them ‘layers’ you need to create to decorate your home, based on her successful workshops.
  • A wide range of styles. There is no one style of photography in this book. She uses everything from vintage to contemporary to get her message across.

Decorating Books How to Decorate by Shannon Fricke

What We Love…

  • The way each layer in the decorating process builds to form a complete room.
  • Her philosophy on collections …

Our collections are a little like a character map, reflecting our innermost self, so it’s important to gather and display with thought and insight.

Interested? Take a closer look at How to Decorate by Shannon Fricke


Absolutely Beautiful Things by Anna Spiro

What’s Inside …

  • In Absolutely Beautiful Things, successful designer Anna Spiro shows you how to create an interior that’s just right for you and your home.
  • Practical details on how to work with pattern and color, and provides a room-by-room guide to furniture choice.

Absolslutely Beautiful Things by Anna Spiro

What We Love…

  • Beautiful photographs of rooms Anna has created, she shares many of her secrets from a life in decorating.
  • Its all about the mix not the match when decorating with Anna, and, with her help, you’ll find beauty in unexpected places.

Interested? Take a closer look at Absolutely Beautiful Things


Domino – The Book of Decorating

What’s Inside …

  • A Room by room guide to creating a home that makes you happy.
  • Beautifully photographed Interiors.

Domino The Decorating Book

What We Love…

  • The finished rooms from Domino, for both homeowners and renters.
  • A source of guidance, inspiration, and excitement.

Interested? Take a closer look at Domino – The Book of Decorating

What are some of your favourite decorating books?  Let us know in the comments or on social media.

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