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February 24, 2010

Interior Design books ....My Weakness.

When was the last time you bought a good coffee table book? I feel like I'm ALWAYS BUYING one or two books month. Whether they are old or new releases...I buy them.  It's one of my weaknesses, what can I say? Below are a few I purchased this month.
Books Do Furnish A Room by Leslie Geddes-Brown
The title of this book alone.... stretched across the page drew me in! This book reveals how books can enhance the look & atmosphere of any home. It talks about different ways of arranging as well as stylish storage & lighting solutions. My favorite part was the tips it provided on how to combine books with other objects in the home - giving it some added interest! 
Published by Merrell



Glamorous Rooms by Jan Showers
with foreword by Michael Kors.


And to my surprise, look what was peeking under the Glamorous Rooms jacket cover !! Don't you just love this faux leopard print? Very CHIC!



Monochrome by Paula Rice Jackson
Published by Random House Books



I'm still WAITING for the arrival of 3 or 4 more books. They really put me in a good mood and of course I love to share these titles with all of you!  If you're shopping for coffee table books, I'd definitely recommend either of these.




Are you fascinated with books too?  Do you have any of these?  I'm a real SUCKER for interior design books, especially if it has an appealing photo on the cover!  The Glamorous Rooms cover really did it for me, I had to get it for my collection! 




images by jen ramos 


36 comments:

Tamara Nicole said...

Oooh I need one! :-0 Will chk them out, thanks!

Alaina @ Live Creating Yourself said...

Yes - they are just so costly! My newest purchase was "My French Life" by Vicki Archer. Pretty fabulous! Check it out!

Alaina

Henricks tankegångar - Inredning & Design said...

Thank´s! Have to check them out, i think i need one on my table! / Henrick

Jen of Made By Girl said...

ALAINA:
Yes, they can get a bit pricey. I have found that you can get used or new ones on Amazon for much cheaper though...than in bookstores. I have "My French Life" that's a fantastic book too! oxox!

ashlina said...

oh yes. it is my biggest weakness. i have tons of them. i need to get glamorous rooms..looks delicious!
i agree with alaina My French Life is awesome.
In fact, my favorite books are always french.

Paris Interiors by Taschen ROCKS!

Tamstyles said...

i have the glamourous homes book..love it.

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

It's one of my weaknesses also....just can't help buying them!

le @ whoopwhoop said...

I'm with you .. that glam rooms is a winner ! best le

CDS said...

Books Do Furnish a Room is ON MY LIST!! Love it!

Natasha said...

OK, so clearly I am not alone in this moment of weakness!!
I curently stack books on the top of an all too small freestanding bookcase, on the floor... I love 'em too, and just designed a new bookcase to be installed in my house, actually, it will be a libary wall. Pictures to come in a later blog entry, hope you will check it out someday.

Northern Light
http://so-much-more-than-nl.blogspot.com/

Jen of Made By Girl said...

NATASHA:
You should definitely share a link with me when it's all done... :))

::levina:: said...

i love interior design books. i have a lists of books to buy and will have to add these to the list. thanks for sharing ^_^.

jamieofalltrades said...

Oh yes, my weakness too. Right now I'm loving and reference Downtown Chic by the team from Sixx Design. It's fantastic. I've heard rumor they're going to have a TV show on Bravo.

Gi - Oh so Jolly! said...

I almost bought 'books do furnish a room' last week!

will check later in the store again! =)

Dagny @ Beautiful Living said...

LOVE design books! Have Glamorous Rooms, but haven't had the time to read it yet - now I need to find it and tear off the dust cover! It's definitely going on display :D

ceo said...

I love More is More by Hutton Wilkinson. It can be a little OTT. But shows some serious creative genius at work. Not to mention the forward is by John Galliano so you start of reading on a fabulous foot.

Clayton Gray Home said...

I am getting the Jan Showers book today! I love that cover and agree they can get expensive, but you will have them forever. I collect interior design books and refer to them all the time. It's great to have resources right at your finger tips when you need them. Wonderful blog too!

London Lisbonite said...

I'm terrible with design books - I lug tonnes of the things back from charity shops and TK Maxx and have them stacks to hip height in my hallway! But they're so pretty...!

Q. said...

the glamorous homes book is the bomb! i am a sucker for interior design books as well. design is my life. :+)

Melissa Blake said...

Oh, those books look awesome! And I don't even know that much about interior design, so they'd probably be extra helpful to me!

Great post!

Mina said...

My newest book and one of my faves is Pattern by Tricia Guild. It has beautiful photographs!

Design Darling said...

that leopard cover is too much! and i am a big believer in the decorating impact of books — i'll have to check that one out! thanks for all the suggestions!

Anonymous said...

I am obsessed with the library, where the books are free and don't clutter my life after I've read them! I can even check out books I've already read. Amazing.

daniela rota nodari said...

Beatiful Blog!!!!
Very nice pictures!!!!
Kisses :)

Daniela

"DREAM SHABBY CHIC" from MILANO

Ashlee Brooke said...

Thank you so much for the suggestions! I am just starting to collect great interior design and decorating books now that I am settled in my new home! Thanks again!! ;)

www.lileemarie.blogspot.com

urban flea said...

design books are definitely a big weakness for me as well. i'm not even sure how many i own... also, i just watned to let you know that i recently added you as a banner link over at urban flea. i'd love for you to swing by sometime and let me know what you think! hope you're having a wonderful week my dear!

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Natasha said...

Jen, I will keep you in the loop, I promise!Have a great weekend,
Northern Light

Melissa Simonetta said...

i love buying interior books too!!! i get mine from Book Depository fromt the UK - free shipping to australia! (and worldwilde)

Lori said...

I love Interior Design books! They're my weakness too, as it seems I'm not alone. :-) Monochrome was on my Christmas Wish List but I didn't get it, so I may have to purchase it soon. Glamorous Rooms was on there too. Wow, do I see some shopping in the future?? :-)

Whatever Dee-Dee wants said...

I will have to check out Amazon for those books!

Di Overton said...

I use mine by creating a pile and standing my coffee on them - sacrilege?

beauty comma said...

i love interior design books, but i try to resist buying more. they seem to become a bit outdated after a few years. but my bf has bought one for me at barnes & noble each time he's been travelling to the us; it's become a bit of a tradition that i cherish =)

Diva Style said...

OMG!! I LOVE a design book. They, too, are my weakness!!!!

Down Pillow said...

Cute cover on the first book :)

ATTILA said...

Awesome. I like your style. Yes - they are just so costly!

Rashida shaikh said...

Hello
Books are too my weakness, could not control myself to see your lovely collections.
I'm glad to follow you...
Have good day.

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