Putting together Cocoon's favorite book list I was conflicted as to which one should be first, since they're all still my very favorites. They all have offered inspiration for different projects and evoke memories of valued clients. I decided to go with Textile Designs by Susan Meller and Joost Elffers because I've always loved poring over the pages whether I needed to or not. This book is a great reference for color combinations and historical representations of textile design. A perfect coffee table book.
Dwellings by Stephen Sills and James Huniford is a study in classic luxury.
Kelly Wearstler's Modern Glamour because everyone needs a touch of it in their home.
Ethnic Interiors is filled with beautiful photographs of different regional styles that inspire readers to dig into their own roots and add diversity and drama to their own decorating styles.
Being a huge fan of mixing patterns this book is high on my "love" list. Browsing through At Home With Pattern is both a visual treat and a license to combine materials one may not expect to blend together.
Apartment Living combines great ideas for all spaces, either in apartments or single family homes. It features useful solutions and great examples for traditional, contemporary and/or modern interiors.
Not only do I admire Nine by Design's style and approach to interior design on paper, I also love the creativity and energy of their TV show .
For botanical inspirations Christian Tortu's Sensational Bouquets is hands down an all-time favorite of mine. He manages to reinvent floral design by mixing colors, textures and vessels while creating modern classics. A must have.
Let me know what your favorite design books are.