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Gift Guide 2017: The 13 Essential Interior Design Books of the Year

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Gift Guide 2017: The 13 Essential Interior Design Books of the Year

December 14, 2017

Our picks for the best interior design books for the aesthete—from the minimalist to the maximalist—from the 2017 crop.

the lushly photographed haute bohemians by miguel flores vianna is \$40.4\ 17
Above: The lushly photographed Haute Bohemians by Miguel Flores Vianna is $40.41 from Amazon.
the hard life by english purist jasper morrison is \$33.3\2 from amazon. 18
Above: The Hard Life by English purist Jasper Morrison is $33.32 from Amazon.
from martina mondadori sartogo, the editor of cult mag cabana, the in 19
Above: From Martina Mondadori Sartogo, the editor of cult mag CabanaThe Interiors and Architecture of Renzo Mongiardino: A Painterly Vision is $44.41 from Amazon.
 perfect french country: inspirational interiors from rural france; \$\25. 20
Above: Perfect French Country: Inspirational Interiors from Rural France; $25.44 from Amazon. See our review at Required Reading: Perfect French Country.
 the red thread: nordic design; \$48.46 from amazon. see meredith&#8\2 21
Above: The Red Thread: Nordic Design; $48.46 from Amazon. See Meredith’s review at Ikea Included: Iconic Scandinavian Designs in The Red Thread.
how they decorated: inspiration from great women of the \20th century; see kend 22
Above: How They Decorated: Inspiration from Great Women of the 20th Century; see Kendra’s writeup at Required Reading: How They Decorated.
french minimalist joseph dirand gets his moment in joseph dirand: interior 23
Above: French minimalist Joseph Dirand gets his moment in Joseph Dirand: Interior; $43.87 from Amazon.
maverick soul book cover
Above: We’ve been entranced by The Maverick Soul: Portraits of the Lives and Homes of Eccentric, Eclectic, and Free-Spirited Bohemians ($34.35) ever since it landed on our desk; written by Miv Watts (mother of Naomi Watts), with photography by Hugh Stewart. Read more about it on the lovely UK blog Lobster & Swan,
the house that pinterest built by remodelista favorite diane keaton chronicles  25
Above: The House That Pinterest Built by Remodelista favorite Diane Keaton chronicles her latest design journey; $58.50 from Amazon.
the david hicks scrapbooks from the legendary designer is \$46.39 fro 26
Above: The David Hicks Scrapbooks from the legendary designer is $46.39 from Amazon.
worth it for the cover alone: vogue living: country, city, coast; \$6\1.\2 27
Above: Worth it for the cover alone: Vogue Living: Country, City, Coast; $61.22.
the authentics: a lush dive into the substance of style by melanie acevedo and  28
Above: The Authentics: A Lush Dive into the Substance of Style by Melanie Acevedo and Domino alum Dara Caponigro is $41.04 from Amazon.
open house: reinventing space for simple living by remodelista favorites amanda 29
Above: Open House: Reinventing Space for Simple Living by Remodelista favorites Amanda Pays and Corbin Bernsen; $21.52. See Margot’s writeup at A Family House in the South of France, Hollywood Edition.
the organized home book jonathan pilkington
Above: And finally, a shameless plug for our latest book, released just a month ago, Remodelista: The Organized Home: Simple, Stylish Storage Ideas for All Over the House; $14.97 from Amazon. Read more in Announcing Our New Book: Remodelista: The Organized Home.
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What is Remodelista?

Remodelista is a website and online community dedicated to home design, interior decorating, and architecture.

What is the best interior design book for beginners?

The best interior design book for beginners is Interior Design Master Class by Carl Dellatore.

What is the best interior design book for advanced designers?

The best interior design book for advanced designers is The Finer Things: Timeless Furniture, Textiles, and Details by Christiane Lemieux.

What is the best interior design book for inspiration?

The best interior design book for inspiration is In the Company of Women: Inspiration and Advice from over 100 Makers, Artists, and Entrepreneurs by Grace Bonney.

What is the best interior design book for architecture and design enthusiasts?

The best interior design book for architecture and design enthusiasts is Cabin Porn: Inspiration for Your Quiet Place Somewhere by Zach Klein and Steven Leckart.

What is the best interior design book for understanding color?

The best interior design book for understanding color is Farrow & Ball How to Decorate by Joa Studholme and Charlotte Cosby.

Are these the only interior design books available?

No, these are not the only interior design books available. However, they are the top recommended books for holiday gifts in 2017 by Remodelista.

Where can I buy these interior design books?

These interior design books can be purchased on popular e-commerce websites such as Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other local bookstores.

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