5 Essential Books for Home Decorating Inspiration
We were recently invited to Pinterest to meet the legendary Diane Keaton and hear all about the inspiration behind her new book, The House That Pinterest Built! What an incredible opportunity to meet such a force of nature – she was even more charismatic and hilarious in person than I’d imagined. Diane’s new book chronicles the journey of designing her entire 8,000 square foot home using ideas she discovered on Pinterest. We thought it was such a perfect gift that we rounded up more of our favorite interior design books for the home decor lover on your holiday shopping list!
THE HOUSE THAT PINTEREST BUILT by Diane Keaton
This book is filled with stunning interior design photos from Pinterest that inspired Diane’s incredible custom home in Brentwood, as well as images showing the finished product. The end result is an expansive home chock-full of exposed brick, rustic beams, industrial accents and classic black and white. Part photo essay and part diary about the necessities of a home, this is a beautiful visual read that the industrial-chic lover on your list will get lost in.
JEAN-LOUIS DENIOT INTERIORS by Diane Dorrans Saeks
Jean-Louis Deniot is known for his refined, classic interiors which effortlessly combine eras and styles. Highly regarded in his home country of France, he also has a gorgeous new furniture collection with Baker Furniture in the United States. This is a perfect book for the traditionalist on your list who appreciates classic architecture and luxe details!
MAISON CHRISTIAN LIAIGRE by Herbert Ypma
An oldie but a goodie! This collection of French designer Christian Liaigre’s best work (including photos of his own home) is a fabulous choice for the modern minimalist on your list. The gorgeous, detailed photographs of his international projects showcase his signature blend of natural materials, modern forms, and impeccable proportion and scale. Liaigre’s spaces are calm and refined with a deep connection to the tradition of each location.
HOMEFRONT: DESIGN FOR MODERN LIVING by Windsor Smith
With a bonus forward written by Gwyneth Paltrow, this book is an ode to the beautiful work of Los Angeles designer Windsor Smith. Smith has a wide range of styles in her projects, but consistently integrates elegance and glamour in her client’s homes, often with a whimsical, unexpected twist.
ART HOUSE by Alisa Carroll
Art House provides a look into the five houses that collector Chara Schreyer and her long time designer Gary Hutton have created to showcase six hundred priceless contemporary art pieces from Schreyer’s personal collection. An exploration of a life devoted to living with art and to designing homes that honor it, this book is an inspiration for art and design lovers alike.