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5 Of The Best Interior Design Books

Posted on Feb 23, 2017 by

Whether you’re wanting to add to an ever growing collection of visually decadent design reads (guilty!) or after some truly inspiring decorating tips for the new year we’ve got you covered with five of the best interior design and architecture books as selected by the Warehouse Home team.

1. Retelling the story behind some of the most iconic design pieces – furniture, lighting and accessories that have come to characterise this style, this beautiful hard-backed coffee table book, featuring over 250 pictures, unlocks the heritage of icons like the Tolix Model A chair, the Singer stool and the Gras lamp proving the enduring appeal of industrial chic.

Industrial Chic by Brigitte Durieux and Laziz Hamani published by Thames & Hudson, £29.95,  Amazon

Industrial Chic, by Brigette Durieux & Laziz Hamani, published by Thames & Hudson

Industrial Chic, by Brigette Durieux & Laziz Hamani, published by Thames & Hudson
Image courtesy of Thames & Hudson

2.  In their beautiful new book ‘Upcycled Chic and Modern Hacks’, Liz Bauwens and Alexandra Campbell make a compelling argument for introducing individuality into your home by giving old homeware and vintage furniture a new lease of life. In a world where so much is mass produced, upcycling or reinventing found, salvaged and recycled products is a way to break the mould. The book demonstrates that a new functionality or decorative purpose can be given to a very wide range of items, whether it’s a factory light switch or junk shop chair.

Upcycled Chic And Modern Hacks, by Liz Bauwens and Alexandra Campbell published by CICO Books, £15.99, Amazon

upcycled chic and modern hacks interior design book ciocio books

Front Cover, Upcycled Chic and Modern Hacks
Photography by Simon Brown | Image courtesy of CICO Books

3. From A to Zaha, this two volume book highlights the greatest architectural use of Concrete in recent years. In tribute to the so called ‘liquid stone’ author Philip Jodidio, editor of Connaissance des Arts, collates architect biographies, a brief telling of the building’s history and a handful of beautifully shot imagery and architectural drawings proving once and for all the remarkable beauty of this industrious material.

100 Concrete Building by Philip Jodidio published by Taschen, £34.99, Amazon

This two volume book features the best work in concrete; spot it in Warehouse Home Issue Four!

This two volume book features the best work in concrete; spot it in Warehouse Home Issue Four!
Image via Warehouse Home shop

4. “I love finding unique and unusual vintage accessories that complement the character and heritage of my home. I inherited some of my favourite things, but it’s always fun finding original pieces at fairs and on my travels. Flea Market Secrets, by Selfridges buying manager Geraldine James, is an indispensable guide for anyone who loves to hunt for antiques, vintage and retro pieces, at home or abroad. With tips on how to distinguish treasure from trash, advice on restoration and original ideas for display, I’ve picked up many useful tips” – Sophie Bush, Editor, Warehouse Home

Flea Market Secrets by Geraldine James published by CICO Books, £19.99, Amazon

With tips on how to distinguish treasure from trash, advice on restoration and original ideas for display, I've picked up many useful tips

Flea Market Secrets is rich with tips on how to distinguish treasure from trash, and original ideas for display
Image via Amazon

5. And of course we simply couldn’t finish of today’s post without including the debut #WarehouseHomeBook – Industrial inspiration for twenty-first-century living, join us as we travel from New York to Melbourne, London to Hong Kong, visiting some of the world’s most inspirational industrial conversions! The first Warehouse Home book will be published by Thames & Hudson this Spring, why not pre-order your copy now?

Warehouse Home published by Thames & Hudson, Available for Pre-Order, Amazon

Join us as we visit some of the world’s most inspirational industrial conversions in the debut Warehouse Home Book

Join us as we visit some of the world’s most inspirational industrial conversions in the debut Warehouse Home Book published by Thames & Hudson
Cover image courtesy of Sadie Snelson Architects | Photography by Rory Gardiner

Read Warehouse Home Issue Five here! The latest issue of the internationally renowned Warehouse Home magazine is live online and can be enjoyed in full and entirely free. Read Warehouse Home Issue Five by clicking here or view in the reader below.

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