Interior Design Books

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  1. Conran on Color

    Conran on Color

    In Conran on Color, Terence Conran shares a lifetime of experience as one of the world's leading designers, retailers and restaurateurs to explain how to make the most of this vibrant and dynamic ingredient. With reference to a wide range of sources, from nature and fashion to street markets and works of art, he reveals how to translate such examples into practical strategies for bringing color into your home.

  2. Interior Design Illustrated

    Interior Design Illustrated

    Interior Design Illustrated is the definitive guide to design for interior spaces. Richly illustrated in author Francis Ching's signature style, this book introduces complex design concepts in a visually stunning format; from defining the space and using the elements of design, to planning building systems and incorporating sustainable materials, this volume embodies the idea that beauty and function are not separate entities, but two parts of a whole. This new fourth edition has been updated to reflect the latest building codes and design practices, with discussion of new materials related to acoustics, lighting, and sustainable furnishings. Renewed attention to sustainability includes new information on energy conservation, design for longevity and adaptive reuse of existing buildings, as well as an updated discussion on LED lighting, workplace design, use of color, and computer modeling software to provide a well-rounded view of how interior design firms are working today.

  3. History of Interior Design

    History of Interior Design

    History of Interior Design is a comprehensive survey covering the design history of architecture, interiors, and furniture in civilizations all over the world, from ancient times to the present. Each chapter begins with background information about the social and cultural context and technical innovations of the period and place, and illustrates their impact on interior design motifs. Throughout the text, cross-cultural influences of styles and design solutions are highlighted, demonstrating how interior design has evolved as a continuing exchange of ideas.

  4. The Interior Design Reference and Specification Book

    The Interior Design Reference & Specification Book

    The Interior Design Reference & Specification Book collects the information essential to planning and executing interior projects of all shapes and sizes, and distills it in a format that is as easy to use as it is to carry.

  5. Interiors Beyond Architecture

    Interiors Beyond Architecture

    Interiors Beyond Architecture proposes an expanded impact for interior design that transcends the inside of buildings, analysing significant interiors that engage space outside of the disciplinary boundaries of architecture. It presents contemporary case studies from a historically nuanced and theoretically informed perspective, presenting a series of often-radical propositions about the nature of the interior itself. Internationally renowned contributors from the UK, USA and New Zealand present ten typologically specific chapters including: Interiors Formed with Nature, Adaptively Reused Structures, Mobile Interiors, Inhabitable art, Interiors for Display and On Display, Film Sets, Infrastructural Interiors, Interiors for Extreme Environments, Interior Landscapes, and Exterior Interiors.

  6. Goods 3 - Interior Products from Sketch to Use

    Goods 3: Interior Products from Sketch to Use

    Goods 3 features fifty iconic interior products from well-known designers and manufacturers from around the world. Each product is shown on eight pages from initial design sketch to its use in recently-designed interiors. Step-by-step descriptions with many drawings and photographs show how the furniture and products are designed and made.

  7. The Other Office 3

    The Other Office 3

    The latest volume in Frame's series of books on workplace design, The Other Office 3 highlights inspirational interiors that are setting the trends in creative workplace design.

  8. Creating the Productive Workplace - Places to Work Creatively

    Creating the Productive Workplace: Places to Work Creatively

    The built environment affects our physical, mental and social wellbeing. Here renowned professionals from practice and academia explore the evidence from basic research as well as case studies to test this belief. They show that many elements in the built environment contribute to establishing a milieu which helps people to be healthier and have the energy to concentrate whilst being free to be creative.

  9. Space for Creative Thinking - Design Principles for Work and Learning Environments

    Space for Creative Thinking: Design Principles for Work and Learning Environments

    Businesses and schools today are looking for ways to spur the kind of creative thinking that leads employees and students to generate innovative ideas. Many are finding that the physical spaces in which people work and learn can provide a strong impetus to follow a creative train of thought. Space for Creative Thinking puts this trend into the knowledge-work context, discussing the underlying design concepts that factor into making a space that stimulates original thinking. The book follows this outline of theory with twenty compelling examples, which range from offices and schools to research facilities. Each case study is presented through photographs, as well as interviews with both designers and users.

  10. Smart Spaces - Storage Solutions at Home

    Smart Spaces: Storage Solutions at Home

    Smart Spaces showcases interiors where brilliant solutions have been found that justify the adage a place for everything and everything in its place. Clever storage options and accessories for every room of the house, whether living room, bedroom, kitchen or bathroom. Some are artfully hidden behind walls or staircases, others are in plain sight and multipurpose all are notable for resolving space problems.

  11. Exposed Lightbulbs - Bright Ideas for the Contemporary Interior

    Exposed Lightbulbs: Bright Ideas for the Contemporary Interior

    The exposed lightbulb is the must-have design item of the 21st-century interior. Be inspired by the host of cutting-edge ideas to use this modern product in your own home. With this essential guide, Charlotte and Peter Fiell, 21st-century design experts and authors of such Taschen classics as Design for the 21st Century, 1000 Chairs and 1000 Lights, walk you through lighting with bare bulbs to achieve and complement a range of styles, from opulent to industrial, rustic to minimalist.

  12. Portfolio Design for Interiors

    Portfolio Design for Interiors

    Portfolio Design for Interiors teaches the aspiring interior designer how to create a professional portfolio. Using real examples of outstanding student portfolios, authors Harold Linton and William Engel demonstrate how to analyze, organize, problem-solve, and convey diverse types of visual and text information in various forms of historic, contemporary, and innovative styles.

  13. Best of German Interior Design

    Best of German Interior Design

    Best of German Interior Design features fifty most renowned German designers and fifty leading German manufacturers of home interior products. This opulently illustrated coffee-table book presents numerous iconic products that demonstrate interior design "Made in Germany."

  14. New Romance - Contemporary Countrystyle Interiors

    New Romance: Contemporary Countrystyle Interiors

    The raw charm of rustic farmhouses, the inviting ease of country homes: New Romance features romantic interiors inspired by modernity. From country house to chalet, New Romance highlights the charm and grace of interiors. Soft classic tones and unfinished woods provide the look and feel of dreamy antiquity. Mudrooms and breezeways bring the bright airiness of rustic outdoor spaces within the walls of beautiful homes and residences. The classic lines and traditional textures nestled within a palette of pale greys and rosé tones add to the visual storyline: soft and sophisticated, nostalgic and contemporary. New Romance presents the impeccably stylized and the casually comfortable whilst providing creative insight and inspiration for established interior designers, quixotic stylists, and those undertaking their own DIY projects.

  15. Studio O+A - Twelve True Tales of Workplace Design

    Studio O+A: Twelve True Tales of Workplace Design

    In keeping with Studio O+A's unique approach to design, Twelve True Tales reimagines the traditional designer's monograph as a company self-portrait with quirky design proverbs, behind-the-scenes photos and a graphic novel insert that presents the firm's history with characteristic irreverence.

  16. Small Homes, Grand Living

    Small Homes, Grand Living

    Small Homes, Grand Living's assortment of projects and homes pays homage to the iconic innovation within modest living areas and shows the creative usage of space in continually expanding urban areas. As more people across the globe move into cities, living space becomes a precious commodity. A collection of cozy cocoons shows the personality and innovation of those living inside: a home is both shelter and a welcoming reflection of the residents. Small Homes, Grand Living offers real interior design solutions directly from the occupants' imaginations.

  17. Small Lofts - Remodeling Tiny Open Spaces

    Small Lofts: Remodeling Tiny Open Spaces

    Small Lofts features over 30 lofts, almost all under 1000 square feet/100 square meters, with floor plans and high-quality photography exploring interiors from every angle. All demonstrate unique architectural features, innovative furniture solutions, and tasteful, space-saving designs that maximize both utility and style. Showcasing projects from Tokyo to Madrid, New York to Paris, Rome to Bratislava, Small Lofts provides ample inspiration for creating a sense of boundless space in compact quarters.

  18. Best of Residential

    Best of Residential

    Best of Residential is a beautiful deep dive into the most cutting-edge residential design being done in the industry today. This book is a must have for the design community interested in the culture and those looking for a valuable resource on the best residential design.

  19. Space Works

    Space Works

    Every room in the house presents its own specific challenges as well as presenting a plethora of choices when it comes to choosing important (and expensive) elements such as flooring and lighting. Whether it's a stylish but practical kitchen floor or plenty of hardworking bedroom storage, in Space Works hard-working expert advice is on hand from Caroline Clifton-Mogg, Joanna Simmons, and Rebecca Tanqueray. Every room is discussed in detail and the topics covered range from galley kitchens and bedroom lighting to choosing sanitary ware for bathrooms and creating children's work spaces for homework and crafting.

  20. Revolution - Interior Design from 1950

    Revolution: Interior Design from 1950

    The last half of the twentieth century saw the emergence, evolution and consolidation of a distinct interior design practice and profession. This book is invaluable for students and practitioners, providing a detailed specialist, contemporary historical analysis of their profession and is beautifully illustrated, with over 200 photos and images from the 1950s through to the present day.

  21. Swatch Reference Guide for Interior Design Fabrics

    Swatch Reference Guide for Interior Design Fabrics

    Swatch Reference Guide for Interior Design is a complete learning tool for interior fabrics. An all-in-one text and swatch book, it is replete with 145 contemporary swatches relevant to the field of interior design. This reference offers all the pertinent information needed for fabric identification, analysis, acquisition, and usage.

  22. Tara Bernerd - Place

    Tara Bernerd: Place

    London-based designer Tara Bernerd is known for creating interiors that have a very special sense of place. Committed to the utility of good design, Bernerd works on an increasingly global platform with projects around the world. From the interiors of stunning beachside villas to chic urban apartments, her intelligent use of spatial planning, keen eye for composition and detailing, and remarkable flair for color and texture made her one of the most sought-after interior designers in the world. This book captures Bernerd's intuitive ability to create luxurious interiors that possess a remarkable feeling of character and warmth.

  23. Fabric for the Designed Interior

    Fabric for the Designed Interior

    Fabric for the Designed Interior is a comprehensive text addressing both residential and commercial interiors. The book begins by placing fabric in a historic context, examining its connection to the growth of civilization. Later chapters take a practical approach to provide readers with the tools they need for successfully specifying fabric, dealing with environmental and safety concerns, understanding fabric and carpet-care issues, working with bids and contracts, and learning strategies for navigating showrooms and fabricating facilities. Leading designers, fabric manufacturers, and suppliers weigh in with their experiences, giving readers a clear idea of real-world expectations.

  24. Night Fever 5

    Night Fever 5

    Night Fever 5 takes a grand global tour of the best in hospitality design. It showcases 130 recent and extraordinary interiors and delves into the design concepts for some of the world's top destinations to drink, dine, and dream. Readers discover how initial design ideas transform and develop as the tantalizing spaces are realized.

  25. House of Hoppen - A Retrospective

    House of Hoppen: A Retrospective

    In House of Hoppen, Kelly Hoppen, MBE takes a look back over her stellar career, which began when, as a sixteen-year-old full of drive and ideas, she was commissioned to design the kitchen of a family friend. Packed with previously unseen imagery and letters from Kelly's personal and professional archives, the book charts the course of her career and celebrates some of the many highlights. House of Hoppen features a rich mix of imagery, from unseen archive material, including personal photographs and letters, to illustrations by contemporary artists, to interior photography by acclaimed photographers such as Tom Stewart, Bill Batten, Vincent Knapp, Mel Yates and Simon Upton.

  26. Ode to Color - The Ten Essential Palettes for Living and Design

    Ode to Color: The Ten Essential Palettes for Living and Design

    Award-winning and internationally renowned textile designer Weitzner brings her signature aesthetic and sophisticated color sense to the page in Ode To Color: The Ten Essential Palettes for Living and Design. In ten thematic chapters, she employs her expert insight in essays, literary quotations, pop culture anecdotes, and dazzling visuals to explore the role of color in our lives and homes.

  27. Spaces For Children

    Spaces For Children

    The wide range of projects presented in this volume constitutes a comprehensive study of the latest trends in the architecture and design of children's spaces. Each project presents an innovative use of materials, color, lighting and texture to form a space that is stimulating, educational and safe for young people.

  28. Living Retro

    Living Retro

    A glorious celebration of vibrant twentieth-century design, color, and pattern, Living Retro offers a privileged glimpse into a selection of fabulous retro-inspired homes around the world, from Palm Springs to Paris.

  29. 150 Best Tiny Home Ideas

    150 Best Tiny Home Ideas

    150 Best Tiny Home Ideas is a lavish, full-color guidebook showcasing the most up-to-date innovations and latest trends in efficient and successful small space design. The book offers a variety of tiny homes in natural environments as well. Each has been created using site-sensitive designs that have a low environmental impact and reflect the stunning natural beauty of its surroundings.

  30. Global Best Interior Design

    Global Best Interior Design

    Global Best Interior Design explores various new trends and features the latest and most outstanding interior design works in the following eight categories: Dining Space, Recreation Space, Hotel Space, Office Space, Living Space, Commercial Space, Public Space and Exhibition Space.