The Ultimate Interior Inspiration List: 7 Best Books to Read in 2019 - Excella Global

Whether you are an aspiring interior design student, an established architect with an artistic vision or simply someone with a diehard interest in home décor, here are 7 interior design books to add to your bucket list.

So let’s get started with these must-know design classics!

1. Dior and His Decorators: Victor Grandpierre, Georges Geffroy, and the New Look

This book beautifully captures the very first work of Victor Grandpierre and Georges Geffroy – Two glamorous interior designers who artistically intertwined the world of fashion and design when reinventing the interiors of Christian Dior’s couture house and atelier. The book chronicles the profound influence of decorative art and the incredible heritage of France in the architecture and interiors of Christian Dior’s boutiques. If you are someone who loves fashion and is fascinated by interior design, then this book will help you realize Dior’s impeccable sartorial taste in your next project!

2. French House Chic

Are you looking for interior inspiration and want to cultivate an eye for French Style? Then look no further than Jane Webster’s Gallic flair! French House Chic features everything from supremely opulent sitting rooms to plush bedrooms and all the refined design elements that accentuate these Parisian apartments. Interior designers can get a glimpse inside lavishly upholstered living spaces and recreate the elusive appeal of French interiors in their own projects.

3. Make Yourself at Home: Design Your Space to Discover Your True Self

Interior designers looking to transform their renovation dilemmas into artistic epiphanies can discover their design disposition in this creative journal that chronicles an inspiring homemaking journey. The book also features modern homes and workspaces that seamlessly fuse comfort and productivity with stylish suggestions. Make yourself at home is a must-have interior design book for those who honor individuality over rigid classification of style.

4. Black and White (and a Bit in Between): Timeless Interiors, Dramatic Accents, and Stylish Collections

This intensely illustrated book by Celerie Kemble showcases over 100 creatively unique spaces all styled using the same classic color palette – black and white!

Apart from featuring stunning black and white design concepts by acclaimed interior designers, this book is also packed with actionable insights on patterns, paints, and accessories that will help you achieve splendid results.

5. Roman and Williams Buildings and Interiors: Things We Made

This interior design book features the firm’s prestigious projects along with hand-drawn architectural illustrations and detailed views. Roman and Williams’s style incorporates the creative use of natural materials and textured backdrops to reflect a rich past. It beautifully combines modernist design elements and carefully curated historic artifacts with contemporary taste and sensibilities in its hotel interiors and celebrity residences to offer ultimate interior inspiration!

Design enthusiasts have a lot to look forward to in 2019, especially when it comes to modern minimalism! So here are two most highly-anticipated interior books that we saved for the last. These books will surely inspire you to fill spaces with what you love.

6. LESS: A Visual Guide to Minimalism

LESS outlines simple and easy-to-follow rules for paring down living spaces and life. From spring cleaning tips and inspiring color palettes to motivating minimalistic ideas and inspiring pictures, LESS includes dozens of ways to utilize a space with much more clarity.

7. Modern Macramé: 33 Projects for Your Handmade Home

Exploring the elusive craft of fibers and knots, Macramé has triggered a big wave in the design landscape. Packed with 33 versatile projects, this book includes a variety of textured rugs, plenty of plant hangers, and everything in between. It starts from the basics of design and makes for a great starting point for anyone who’s looking for new interior inspiration.

With this, we complete our list of books that will satisfy your senses, enliven your creativity, and inspire your imagination! And if there’s anything that you need to bring your aesthetic vision to life, Excella global will help you procure it or customize it. Our product portfolio comprises a wide variety of building materials, stylish lightings, and eye-catching furniture pieces to blend with every interior style.


Shruti Agarwal

Shruti Agrawal is the Managing Director of Excella Global. Her electronics engineering background encourages her to be on the lookout for ways to challenge and disrupt business models to make them better. She has a keen eye for architecture and design paired with the ability of recognizing trends that work, which allows her to put forward value for her readers in the content she creates. Her experience in the procurement and sourcing industry only adds to this.

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