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If you need a little creative guidance how to decorate your home, our range of stunning interior design books will give you all the help you need - from using tools to creating stylish decorations and more.

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Interior Design & Decorating Books

If you need a little creative guidance how to decorate your home, our range of stunning interior design books will give you all the help you need - from using tools to creating stylish decorations and more.

  • Farrow & Ball Recipes for Decorating

    Joa Studholme

    Product Code: FRRW
    Hardback
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    The home improvement experts at Farrow & Ball are here to recommend winning colour combinations for every room in your house with this stylish coffee table book. From the simple to the opulent, the advice and photographs will inspire you to find a decorating style that suits your taste and celebrates your passions and interests.

    With 13 case studies ranging from city apartments to country cottages, you're sure to find inspiration in so many ways. Each case study comes with a detailed colour palette recipe and gorgeous photographs that show how the right range of colours can combine to create a harmonious whole.

    Colour is considered on a room-by-room basis, with information on how to combine each one with light and space to make the most of each area. Following these tips will help you live better and even find more mindfulness.
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    Happy by Design

    Victoria Harrison

    Product Code: HBYD
    Hardback
    (1)
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    Happy By Design is a hardback book that shows how you can improve your health and well-being by designing your living space in a simple and practical manner.

    From the happiest paint colour to the science behind getting a good night's sleep, this book is packed with affordable and easy design ideas - inspired by everyone from NASA scientists to colour gurus.

    It contains fun and easy ideas for every room to make you feel happy and will help you put well-being at the heart of your home. It can even help you tidy your way to happiness!
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  • Contemporary Home Knits

    Jody Long

    Product Code: CHME
    Paperback
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    Talented knitting designer Jody Long will show you how to decorate your home with a range of contemporary knitted projects.

    This book starts with an introduction to basic techniques so that the first project will be a breeze and includes instructions for larger items including a tea cosy, table set, wall hangings, throws, rugs, baskets and cushions of varying shapes and sizes.

    There are contemporary and stylish projects that will add style to every room.
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    Letter Crafts

    Clare Youngs

    Product Code: LETC
    Paperback
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    It's as easy as A, B, C to bring a touch of typography into your home decorations.

    In this practical craft book, Clare Youngs offers 35 quirky and cool projects to make from inexpensive and easily sourced materials including recycled fruit crates and old T-shirts.

    All the projects have accessible instructions and there's even a tools and techniques section to help you brush up your crafting skills, whatever letter you choose.
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  • Farrow & Ball How to Decorate

    Farrow & Ball

    Product Code: FBHD
    Hardback
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    Published to coincide with the 70th anniversary of Farrow & Ball, this guide shows you how to use paint and paper to transform your home and the best ways of embracing the joys of home decoration.

    Highly practical, this book has tips and projects that are suitable for any home - whether big or small or situated in the city or the country.

    Among the advice Joa Studholme and the team offer is help on deciding which colours work best in a north-facing room and how you can create accents with paint.
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  • Hinch Yourself Happy

    Mrs Hinch

    Product Code: BWKWX
    Hardback
    Discover how to transform your home and your life with Mrs Hinch. Cleaning - aka hinching - doesn't have to be that job you dread, not when Mrs Hinch is here to show you her sparkly ways.

    With over 2 million followers in her hinch army, she has taken the nation by storm with her infectiously addictive charm, clever tidying tips and passionate belief in cleaning. She'll even share the story of Mr and Mrs Hinch and their 'dorgeous' boy, Henry. With the help of her cloth family, Mrs Hinch will help you turn your house into a home.

    Inside you'll find out:
    - How cleaning can soothe anxiety and stress
    - Mrs Hinch's must-haves
    - Step-by-step guides to hinching your home
    - And so much more!
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  • For the Love of White

    Chrissie Rucker & The White Co

    Product Code: BZBLZ
    Hardback
    'The thing about white is that it goes with everything, it is a canvas for life, whoever you are and whatever your tastes. You just can't beat it.' - Chrissie Rucker Whether you live in a tiny city apartment, a rambling country cottage or an elegant town house, For the Love of White offers the definitive guide to creating a home with white and neutral tones. Published to mark the 25th anniversary of iconic brand, The White Company, the book explores 12 inspirational homes in varied decorating styles but unified by a passion for a white. For each location The White Company founder, Chrissie Rucker, highlights clever styling details that the reader can try out in their own home - with calming, versatile and beautiful results. Illustrated with specially commissioned photography by leading interiors photographer, Chris Everard and organized into three sections - Country, Town and Coast - the book provides both the advice and the inspiration needed to transform your home.
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  • Big Style in Small Spaces

    Sarah Dorsey

    Product Code: BYAHI
    Paperback
    Compact Living Doesn't Mean You Have to Miss Out on Great Style Sarah Dorsey, founder of Dorsey Designs and professional interior designer, has created over 30 beautiful, multifunctional d cor projects that are perfect for your small home. Little touches like leather-wrapped cabinet handles and a shibori-dyed tablecloth fill your home with warmth and personality, and clever pieces like a sofa arm table and floating nightstand are easy to make yourself and help maximize the space you have. With projects for every corner of your home, you can liven up your kitchen with herbal planters, soften your seating with modified pillows and throws and bring visual interest to your entryway with personalized signs. The pieces in this book were designed for apartments, rental spaces and smaller homes to help you pack a lot of style into a little footprint. All of these projects are doable in a single weekend--or even a day--and budget-friendly, making it easy to create the stunning space of your dreams.
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  • Creating the French Look

    Annie Sloan

    Product Code: CAVEO
    Paperback
    The French interior evokes a way of life to aspire to, with its good food, unhurried pace and, above all, its past for which many people feel nostalgia. Developed over hundreds of years, the French look reflects all tastes, from the cultivated grandeur of the chateau to the simplicity of rural living, and can be adapted to every home. Creating the French Look is divided into four styles: `Chateau', `Country', `Provencal' and `Parisian', and each "look" is applied to living rooms, kitchens, dining rooms, bedrooms and bathrooms plus outdoor living spaces. As well as describing each overall style, focusing on colours and fabrics, Annie Sloan emphasizes the details and accents required by each one, and, aided by 25 clearly explained step-by-step projects, shows how to achieve it. Among other things, she explains how to paint and distress furniture, and describes how to cover an armoire door with embroidered voile. Whatever interior you desire, this book will guide your choices from the grand statement of the painted armoire to the finishing touch of a little posy of lavender.
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  • Green Housekeeping

    Christina Strutt

    Product Code: BYZNU
    Paperback
    Christina Strutt of Cabbages & Roses reveals how to have a calmer, healthier, eco-friendly home. Saving the planet for future generations is a laudable aim, but what about the current populace? Why wait when even quite small lifestyle changes can make a big difference now? Green Housekeeping is full of advice and information to help you take a more sustainable path. Recycling, reusing and shopping at farmers' markets are a good start, but cutting down on the use of poisonous chemicals is just as important - it's perfectly possible to clean a house using nothing more than lemons, bicarbonate of soda, vinegar and plain water. Here old-fashioned methods are complemented by newer ideas and innovations, and applied not only to cleaning but also to caring for clothes, furniture, and even silver and glassware. Growing some of your own vegetables, fruit and herbs can be very satisfying, and you can use any extras to make jams, oils and chutneys using the handy tips and delicious recipes. Make beauty preparations and bath oils, too, for soothing, effective treatments to enhance everyday health and wellbeing. To become eco-friendly doesn't require self-sacrifice - just some readjustment; and by following the advice in this invaluable guide you will find yourself living a calmer, greener life.
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  • The Pig: Tales and Recipes from the Kitchen Garden and Beyond

    Robin Hutson

    Product Code: BYYCV
    Hardback
    The Pig is a collection of restaurants with rooms in Hampshire, Devon, Dorset and Somerset - and soon in Kent, West Sussex and Cornwall. Now, everyone can enjoy The Pig from the comfort of their own homes. Among the pages of The Pig you will find an idiosyncratic, seasonal approach to the good life, with delicious recipes, how-to guides, tips, tricks and stories. Inside the pages of The Pig you will find: Classic recipes from Nan's rice pudding to proper fish pie, porchetta, gammon with parsley sauce, devilish devilled kidneys on toast, a right old eton mess and even a pink blancmange bunny. The Pig's Guide to Pigs from identifying different breeds and selecting the best cuts of meat to making your own sausages, crackling and charcuterie. How to pickle, forage and identify edible flowers and suggestions on how to bring the weird and wonderful vegetables, fruits and salads from the garden into the kitchen. Noble wine, simple food from classic cocktails to modern twists and all the best accompaniments. Interior design recreating the comfort and elegance of The Pig at home. Setting the scene, The Pigs top tips on hosting your own festivals, summer feasts and winter gatherings, including creating the perfect playlist to the best recipes to cook outdoors. Praise for The Pigs: Rick Stein: 'Dinner, bed and breakfast at The Pig, any Pig, is a comforting thought of some lovely flavoured pork, a British abundance of vegetables and some fabulous red wine.' The Sunday Times: 'There isn't a trace of cynicism here - just enthusiasm, craft and people who love what they do, creating a place you really, really don't want to leave.' The Financial Times 'Some inherited memory of a weekend with grandparents I never had... a little bohemian, and unbelievably good at cooking.' Tom Parker Bowles 'The Pig revolutionised the country house hotel, creating a true home away from home. No pomp or pretence, just beautiful rooms and magnificent food with produce from their own kitchen gardens. Where The Pig goes, the others follow.'
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  • Cabins

    The Images Publishing Group

    Product Code: BXWYM
    Hardback
    Filled with more than 35 inspiring, contemporary cabin designs. Each project provides sound construction details, design logic, and architectural expertise. A richly photographed design reference covering a wide range of cabins, cottages, shelters, shacks, artist studios, lodges, retreats and more. Almost everyone has indulged in the irresistible notion of carving out a romantic rural refuge in a typically rustic setting, beside a beach or meadow, in the mountains, or other pristine environments. This book brings together the infinite number of possibilities of beautiful and creative cabin designs set in idyllic locations where access to nature is unimpeded. There's a growing trend for living in a small getaway, but that needn't mean living in cramped, unimaginative spaces. Cabins: Hidden Places, Stylish Spaces showcases the challenges of how small floor plans and compact interiors can be overcome with inventive modern design solutions and the innovative use of technology. Once-basic structures are now evolving into fancy dwellings that offer off-grid living with low impact on the environment, all the while cocooning the occupants in differing levels of comfort, from rustic formats with basic necessities, to some which offer facilities for luxury living. From artist studios to alpine shelters, beachside shacks to rural retreats, this book is an endless source of inspiration for armchair architects and those seeking to create a peaceful sanctuary that fuses distilled ingenuity with eco-friendly style.
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  • Buckingham Palace

    Ashley Hicks

    Product Code: BRYIA
    Hardback
    With rare access, interior designer and artist Ashley Hicks has photographed the State Rooms of Buckingham Palace, home of Britain's monarch since 1837. An important representation of Regency, Victorian, and Edwardian styles, the palace is the work of such noted architects as John Nash. Hicks's eye brings a vibrant take on the formal spaces, capturing the magnificent rooms furnished with treasures from the Royal Collection. Starting at the Grand Staircase, Hicks leads us through the opulently decorated State Rooms, which include the White Drawing Room and the Blue Drawing Room that both overlook the palace gardens; the Ballroom, which is the setting for twenty investiture ceremonies each year; and the Throne Room, used by Queen Victoria for spectacular costume balls in the 1840s. The long, skylit Picture Gallery is hung with important works of art in the Royal Collection by Rembrandt, Rubens, Poussin, van Dyck, Vermeer, and Canaletto, among others. Decorative furnishings from George IV's exotic Brighton Pavilion lend a fanciful turn to many of the rooms. This intimate tour through the Buckingham Palace State Rooms is a necessary addition to the libraries of devotees of the royal family, English architecture, decoration, and the fine arts in general.
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  • Wabi Sabi

    Beth Kempton

    Product Code: BRLNR
    Hardback
    A whole new way of looking at the world - and your life - inspired by centuries-old Japanese wisdom. Wabi sabi ("wah-bi sah-bi") is a captivating concept from Japanese aesthetics, which helps us to see beauty in imperfection, appreciate simplicity and accept the transient nature of all things. With roots in Zen and the Way of Tea, the timeless wisdom of wabi sabi is more relevant than ever for modern life, as we search for new ways to approach life's challenges and seek meaning beyond materialism. Wabi sabi is a refreshing antidote to our fast-paced, consumption-driven world, which will encourage you to slow down, reconnect with nature, and be gentler on yourself. It will help you simplify everything, and concentrate on what really matters. From honouring the rhythm of the seasons to creating a welcoming home, from reframing failure to ageing with grace, wabi sabi will teach you to find more joy and inspiration throughout your perfectly imperfect life. This book is the definitive guide to applying the principles of wabi sabi to transform every area of your life, and finding happiness right where you are.
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  • The Interior Design Course

    Tomris Tangaz

    Product Code: BQWYP
    Paperback
    Whether you are keen to develop your interest in interior design and build your skills, or to pursue a career and begin a portfolio, then this book is for you. Specifically designed to cover all aspects of interior design, this intensive course introduces the practice of basic design principles through set projects. Inspiration and imagination are the first key steps to starting your study. Whatever your background, this course will encourage your individual creativity and help you to explore and further your own design ideas.
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  • A Beginner's Guide to Home Sewing

    Gloria Nicol

    Product Code: BQVOC
    Paperback
    Bring a beautiful hand-crafted touch to your home with this amazing guide. Learn everything you need to know to make all sorts of amazing and exciting projects to brighten up every room in the house! Written for beginners, this inspiring handbook guides you through 50 exciting ideas that are simple and easy to complete, including curtains, bed linens, cushion covers and so much more. Each project includes a list of materials, fool-proof step-by-step illustrated instructions, and creative variations on each project. Complete with a 13-page techniques section, A Beginner's Guide to Home Sewing reveals the secrets behind choosing and using the right fabrics and equipment. Gloria clearly explains basic hand-sewing stitches-both decorative and functional-as well as how to use a sewing machine, making sure you get a professional-looking finish every time.
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  • Fiddle Mats, Muffs & Cuffs

    Product Code: BQNVF
    Paperback
    Express your creativity while supporting Alzheimer's and dementia patients. These 8 designs are full of interesting beads, bobbles and textures that many patients find reassuring and comforting. Each design is made using different types of yarn and textures. Patterns are given for each embellishment used, or you may create your own.
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  • French House Chic

    Jane Webster

    Product Code: BKWJP
    Hardback
    It is more than twelve years since Jane Webster, the poster girl for selling up and following your dreams, bought Chateau Bosgouet, a derelict chateau in Normandy and moved her young family to France. In those twelve years, Jane has established an internationally renowned business, she has shepherded her children through their school years both in France and in Australia, she has made long-lasting friendships in her adopted home and she has spent countless hours observing French style. French House Chic is a glimpse inside the most private of French residences: from supremely elegant Parisian apartments to lavishly upholstered sitting rooms in French country estates. From le salon to la salle de bain and every room in between, here is visual inspiration to achieve the most French look in any space. Or just to be momentarily immersed in all that Gallic flair. This is Jane's very personal story of a lifetime of cultivating an eye for style and bringing it to life in the home - a style that can be emulated with just some simple guidance. It is a book for rethinking: one that will make you want to rearrange your copper saucepans, reupholster your sofa, or book the next flight to Paris.
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  • Instant Wall Art - Butterfly Botanical Prints

    Adams Media

    Product Code: BKPVY
    Paperback
    A top design trend according to Elle Decor and Better Homes and Gardens. Wall art adds instant style to any space, but paintings, prints and posters can quickly eat up a decorating budget. Instant Wall Art: Butterfly Botanical Prints features forty-five beautiful ready-to-frame prints inspired by vintage scientific illustrations allowing you to affordably adorn your walls. The intricately detailed prints are perfect for any type of space whether you are decorating your first apartment or updating the walls in your dream home. Combine multiple prints to create a gallery of gorgeous drawings. Printed on high quality, perforated paper, each image is ready for easy removal and quick framing.
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  • Rockett St George: Extraordinary Interiors

    Jane Rockett and Lucy St Georg

    Product Code: BKJTR
    Hardback
    Self-acknowledged `design junkies' Lucy St George and Jane Rockett launched their online interiors store in 2007. Ten years on, Rockett St George has revitalized the interiors market with their quirky, glamorous and distinctive collections. On offer is is a treasure trove of oddities and curiosities produced by designers and manufacturers around the world and a million miles away from mass produced chain-store products. In this, their first book, Jane and Lucy share their insights and expertise when it comes to creating magical, inviting and imaginative interiors. Friendly and down to earth, they reveal how to create a home that reflects your personality, interests and passions so it truly makes you feel `at home'. Jane and Lucy start at the very beginning, taking the reader by the hand and offering sound advice on making the right style choices. They go on to discuss finding inspiration, analysing a space, choosing paint colours and wallpapers, arranging and styling furniture, finding the right lighting, showing off treasures and making style statements that will stop others in their tracks. Illustrated with real-life homes, Extraordinary Interiors helps the reader to navigate the sea of choices out there when it comes to decorating, all with a dash of humour and a light-hearted approach that makes interior decorating fun.
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  • Annie Sloan Paints Everything

    Annie Sloan

    Product Code: AWJEM
    Paperback
    Decorative paint expert Annie Sloan shows how paint can transform any surface in your house. In this, her most personal book yet, Annie Sloan opens up a world of possibilities when it comes to decorating your home. As well as ways to transform walls and furniture, you'll also learn wonderful techniques for painting floors, fabrics, lighting and more. Discover three chapters, all packed full of inspiration and advice: Furniture and Lighting, Fabric and Other Surfaces, and Walls and Floors. Forty step-by-step projects will guide you through the methods for using paint in ways you never thought possible, with clear instructions accompanying each picture, and helpful tips along the way. Learn about printing, stencilling, gilding, transferring images and dyeing fabric, as well as all the secrets of making the most of Annie's own Chalk Paint(R) range. Find out, too, how to combine colours for different styles, and how to tap into your creativity by painting patterns freehand. No matter what your skill level, Annie Sloan Paints Everything will enable you to make over your home so you have the naturally stylish, individual interior you've always wanted.
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  • Annie Sloan's Chalk Paint Workbook

    Annie Sloan

    Product Code: APLKF
    Other
    Paint and sketch, stick and collect, write and reflect - 'Annie Sloan's Chalk Paint(R) Workbook' is a creative journal for all of your colourful thoughts and design inspirations. Divided into six themed chapters - Bohemian and Floral Vintage, Rustic Country, French Elegance, Swedish and Neoclassical, Modern Retro and Warehouse, and Coastal - Annie gives you her own personal decorating hints and tips about the colours and elements that make up these key decorating styles. Whether you're redecorating a room and can't decide on the colour scheme, covering some cushions and having problems choosing between fabrics, or simply in need of somewhere to sketch out your ideas, this workbook is a space in which you can jot down your thoughts, and play with different shades and patterns. There are pages on which you can write notes, stick in images, draw shapes, paint colour samples, and experiment with your style. There are also six pocketed card dividers where you can store magazine cuttings, paint charts and more. This beautifully designed journal will become a record of your creativity, as well as a chance to reflect upon your various projects.
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  • Interior Design Close Up

    Dominic Bradbury

    Product Code: APCWT
    Hardback
    This beautifully illustrated book is a style bible for anyone interested in design and the home. It is arranged into ten distinct chapters, each one concentrating upon a specific interior style or theme. Each chapter is illustrated with ten evocative houses or flats, whose aesthetic essence is captured within an opening double-page spread concentrating on the most spectacular space in the home. Its story unfolds in the accompanying text, and design elements and individual features are picked out in more detail on the following pages. Each entry provides an in-depth discussion of an engaging space including bedrooms, bathrooms, dining rooms, kitchens, living rooms and much more that illustrates the theme of the chapter plus individual stylistic ideas particular to the featured homes. Along the way key design ingredients are explored and explained, from materials through to furniture design, texture through to pattern and light. From Art Deco to modernism, analyses of design styles and references are woven into the mix. Full of inspiration, information and ideas, Interior Design Close Up will draw in anyone looking for a source book for their own space.
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  • Drawing for Interior Design

    Drew Plunkett

    Product Code: ALIWX
    Paperback
    This book covers all stages of visual presentation as part of the interior design process, from the most basic initial sketches to fully developed computer- generated visualizations. Following a brief introduction four chapters take the reader through the design process, from the basics to conception, presentation and production. This second edition includes more practical advice on techniques, more case studies, step-by-step sequences and updated examples. With a varied and comprehensive range of images, this book is an invaluable, inspirational and practical resource for interior design students.
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