Belfast Telegraph

Sunday 28 December 2014

The ten best interiors books

1. JAPANESE INTERIOR DESIGN BY MICHELLE GALINDO:
Japanese design doesn't begin and end with sterile minimalism. Here you'll find a stunning showcase of the 50 best Eastern design trends and an easy-to-follow entrée into the thinking that lies behind them. £39.95, braun-publishing.ch
2. CONTEMPORARY APARTMENTS BY WIM PAUWELS:
The bijou flat is the symbol of modern urban living. Here you can see some of the most thrilling apartment designs of the past three decades. £50, betaplus.com
3. CREATIVES' HOMES BY NATHALIE TAVERNE AND ANNA LAMBERT:
This book takes us on a tour of the houses of designers and artists the world over. £13, lannoo.be
4. LOUIS VUITTON: ARCHITECTURE AND INTERIORS BY FREDERIC EDELMANN:
A look at the stores and commercial spaces commissioned by the French luxury-goods firm over its 157-year history. Hits the shelves next week. £54, rizzoliusa.com
5. TOOLS FOR LIVING BY CHARLOTTE AND PETER FIELL:
Practicality and prettiness can go hand in hand - that's the mantra of design experts Charlotte and Peter Fiell. Here they take a look at those iconic bits of homes design which we often use but seldom appreciate. £29.95, fiell.com
6. ROBIN & LUCIENNE DAY BY LESLEY JACKSON:
Few people influenced post-war home design in Britain like Robin and Lucienne Day. From individual chairs to wallpaper, ceramics and whole houses - you name it, they designed it. Lesley Jackson takes us on a tour of their body of work. £25, octopusbooks.co.uk
7. SIMPLY IMPERFECT BY ROBYN GRIGGS LAWRENCE:
Never heard of the Japanese design philosophy wabi-sabi? Well,read up on the naturalistic decor style, which favours ruffled weather-worn designs, here. £15, newsociety.com
8. DECORATE BY HOLLY BECKER:
An essential tool for all budding designers, Becker's book has more than 1,000 ideas ranging from where to place your furniture to how to paint your walls. £30, aurumpress.co.uk
9. NEW NATURAL HOME BY DOMINIC BRADBURY:
A practical book which anyone keen to design or furnish a house in an eco-conscious way should own. As well as useful information, it's packed full of stunning pictures. £19.95, thamesandhudson.com
10. LIVING MODERN BY PHYLLIS RICHARDSON:
This 350-page tome is pretty much the ultimate resource for anyone interested in contemporary design and living - read it and be inspired. £24.95, thamesandhudson.com

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