10 Home Design Books To Keep You Inspired

There is just a plethora of incredible design information out there; between design books, magazines, blogs, podcasts and tv shows you could make a full-time job just out of gathering information. One of my favorite things to do is head to a bookstore or library or just camp out in the middle of my living room with a stack of home decor books and start shuffling through. It makes my as giddy as a little girl about to dig into a giant salted carmel cupcake.

When I crack open that first book my head starts racing with excitement and ideas that by the time I look up hours have passed and I have a slew of photographs, doodles and notes written in every direction. My husband always gets a kick out of my note taking skills, or lack thereof I should say.

Below is a list of the top 10 books that I have continually been turning to for inspiration as of late. They range in styles from modern and minimal to artists homes to flea market style. I love diversity, so that is what you will find in here.

Where do you turn for inspiration and which home decor books can you not live without?

1. Books Do Furnish A Room by Leslie Geddes-Brown
2. Handcrafted Modern by Leslie Williamson
3. living modern: the sourcebook of contemporary interiors by Richard Powers
4. The Art of Living by Barbel Miebach
5. flea market style by Emily Chalmers and Debi Treloar
6. Creative Walls by Geraldine James
7. Metropolitan Home Design 100: The Last Word on Modern Interiors by Michael Lassell
8. a perfectly kept house is the sign of a misspent life by Mary Randolph Carter
9. Interiors Now! Volume 1 by Angelika Taschen {Volume 2 is available 06/2011}
10. Decorate: 1,000 design ideas for every room in your home by Holly Becker and Joanna Copestick

More Info: The Best of 2010 Design & Decor Books

Images: group of books by Alysha Findley, book covers as linked above

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Alysha is a photographer and designer living in Seattle who loves dark chocolate, tea, and all things furry. In her spare time you'll find her with paint in her hair renovating her 1919 Craftsman and sharing the process on her blog Old House New Tricks.

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