Home decoration and design can often take their cue from literature or art. From shelves to carefully stacked piles, books add texture and depth to any room in the home.
Stunning Motivation highlights some books with amazing decor ideas – one even features rooms designed on staircases!
A Tale Of Interiors by Louisa Pierce and Emily Ward
Pierce and Ward, self-taught interior designers known for their luxurious interior designs for clients like actresses Kate Hudson and Emma Roberts, supermodel Lily Aldridge and rockers Kings of Leon have garnered famed interior designers. Now this first book from them celebrates lavish decor.
Every Pierce & Ward home tells a unique tale, drawing visitors in with velvets of peach and gold as they journey from room to room, pausing at favorite pieces belonging to homeowners’ sentimental collections. However, these spaces don’t look the same: with rosary beads dangling from lampshades and brass statuary nestled into vintage tables showing Pierce & Ward designers’ creative blend of patterns, textures, and art pieces.
Design The Home You Love by Lee Mayer and Emily Motayed
Are you looking to revamp your space and need some guidance along the way? Havenly co-founders Lee Mayer and Emily Motayed can help! By exploring different styles such as Parisian Modern or California Casual, Lee and Emily show how you can incorporate furniture that reflects who you are as an individual into their plan.
Laura Liess is one of my favorite design bloggers and this book showcases her casual interiors. Combining foraged items with eclectic modern and vintage decor collections to create rooms that feel like home, as well as discussing her sources of inspiration (such as food or playlists), this is an absolute must for those who appreciate eclectic decor!
Decorate by Joanna Gaines
Joanna Gaines has become one of the country’s premier designers with her work as co-star on HGTV’s Fixer Upper and Magnolia products for home. Her style can best be described as modern farmhouse.
Waco-based interior designer Laura Nix prefers earthy muted neutral tones in her spaces and works to incorporate natural elements like wrought iron, textured area rugs and industrial light fixtures into them.
She loves adding a family motto or inspirational quote to the wall for a personal touch, using a letter board is a simple and cost-effective solution allowing messages to be changed whenever desired.
Homebody by Joanna Gaines
Joanna Gaines of Fixer Upper may no longer be on TV, but her passion for farmhouse, boho and traditional decor remains undiminished. As co-founder and co-owner of Magnolia Homes, Magnolia Market and Magnolia Realty in Waco, Texas – as well as being an accomplished blogger and writer – Joanna remains a force in home decor design.
Homebody provides readers with a way to identify their own design styles through an exploration of her home renovation projects and photographs from other homes, which she uses to help readers assess their priorities and instincts.
Summer Thornton of Chicago-based designer Summer Thornton says this book “has helped me articulate my personal design philosophy”. She incorporates its use into her design projects.
May I Come In by Wendy Goodman
New York magazine’s Wendy Goodman has spent 30 years as a self-described “design hunter”, visiting thousands of homes. In this book, she highlights seventy homes which best reflect and express their owners’ personalities and passions.
Goodman often finds spaces that reflect the work of those residing there; one home of a fashion designer resembles a runway show; another features lush vegetation; while Kehinde Wiley’s home resembles an oversized portrait. She seeks out places that share sensibilities with their work as sculptor or fashion designer.
This book showcases an extraordinary range of interiors: a closet turned Renaissance theater; artist Olek’s room featuring yarn covers for every surface in his room; and writer Andrew Solomon’s guest igloo are just three such interiors among many more that stand out as extraordinary interiors.
Decorate Your Way by Joanna Gaines
Magnolia Home Designs and Lifestyle Brand are known for their modern farmhouse aesthetic, which marries sleek lines and rustic charm. Her home show and lifestyle brand have helped thousands make their dreams of homeownership come true and their DIY tips will inspire you too!
From up-cycled wooden ladders to repurposed tools, Gaines is adept at taking flea market finds and turning them into custom pieces that add her signature rustic aesthetic into any room. Her favorite ideas can even be found on Magnolia website!
Fill your home with natural lighting by installing decorative wall sconces or pendant lights – they are an easy and elegant way to illuminate each room and achieve an upscale, classic aesthetic.