Above are some of my favorite design books. This is just a small sampling of my design library!! I look through these books for pleasure and for reference when designing a project. I never become bored with them, I find something new everytime I look through them. Everytime I look at them, I am looking at different elements and details, the way the color is used, the use of fabric, the use of lighting, how the rooms are accessorized, so many elements go into a well designed room you can never become bored analyzing them!!
I love to have design books and periodical around me; they entertain me, inspire me and amaze me. Looking at a thoughtful designer's work is like looking at a painting by a master, to me. I am always inspired by the technique and the composition. Kelly Hoppen, Mariette Himes Gomez, Vicente Wolf and Thomas O'Brien are just a few of the designers whose work I admire. Even though you can explore on the internet, there is nothing better than having a hardcover book in your hand that you can take anywhere and really study the pictures. A glass of wine, a few minutes of peace and quiet and a good design book is one of my little luxuries!! It allows me to escape, for a little while, into a world I love, the world of great design!! I hope this inspires you to find books on your favorite subject and indulge in a little afternoon escape!!