10 Hot Upcoming Interior Design Books You Need to Put on Your Wish List

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The coming of fall means different things to different people. To me it means a brand new book season. It’s like an early Christmas! Some of the best designers out there have books slated to be released in the next couple of months and I for one have my Amazon wish list already set. There’s a book for everyone’s taste.

Upcoming Interior Design Books

  1. Alexa Hampton’s Decorating in Detail, is a follow-up to her first book, The Language of Interior Design. Alexa walks us through the process of decorating 8 residential projects to show how she and her clients made their decisions from textiles to furniture to window treatments. She includes practical information like resources to help readers achieve the same look.
  2. Francois Halard. Halard has been an interiors photographer to Vogue and Vanity Fair, among others, and this book is a compendium of many of his personal projects from the last few decades. He shows some of the most beautiful interiors that have yet to be published and I’m dying to see them!
  3. Mario Buatta: 50 Years of American Interior Decoration by Mario Buatta. If your style is over the top, this one is for you! This is the first monograph released by the famed Mario Buatta who has designed some of the country’s most lavish residences.
  4. Stephen Sills: Decoration. This is the first book to focus on a solo Sills’ residential repertoire. He shows some of his latest work including his own country house that has been called by Karl Lagerfeld “the chicest house in America.” That’s enough to get me interested!
  5. Suzanne Kasler: Timeless Style. For the designer with a more classical taste, Kasler elegantly designs a classic yet eclectic mix for the modern home.
  6. Axel Vervoordt: Living with Light. For those who like the balance of nature and art, this book describes how to achieve the look.
  7. Veranda The Art of Outdoor Living. The latest from Veranda magazines explores some of the world’s most elegant outdoor living spaces by celebrated designers.
  8. Fifth Avenue Style: A Designer’s New York Apartment by Howard Slatkin. Slatkin, an interior designer and founder of the fragrance company Slatkin and Co., uses his apartment on 5th Avenue to highlight the need to use your home as a refuge and design accordingly.
  9. Thomas Pheasant: Simply Serene. This book is geared towards a contemporary classical crowd and gives tips on how to make a space artful yet full of history.
  10. Tom Scheerer Decorates. (Top Photo) Scheerer designs in a no-nonsense yet elegant manner, and this book is the perfect reflection of it.

Which books appeal to you the most? I, for one, can’t wait for Francois Halard’s and Stephen Sills’. They look beautiful!

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Brittany Watson Jepsen is an American designer and crafter who just returned to America after 2 1/2 years in wonderful Copenhagen, Denmark. Her motto is "a creative mess is better than tidy idleness" and she lives each day accordingly. During graduate school for interior design she spent one summer working for designers Jonathan Adler and Celerie Kemble and another summer studying textile design at the Danish Design School. She created her blog, The House That Lars Built, as a way to keep her designing and crafting. She currently runs her blog and her etsy shop, where she sells her home accessories and paper flowers.