BOOKS TO BUY: Inspirational books about stylish, luxurious and elegant homes

In the Pink - Dorothy Draper-Americas Most Fabulous Decorator by Carleton Varney.jpgAmerican Beauty - Renovating and Decorating a Beloved Retreat by Thom Filicia.jpgAmerican Fashion Designers at Home by Rima Suqi.jpgAn Eye for Design by Allegra Hicks.jpgArchitectural Digest - Hollywood at Home book cover.jpgBarbara Barry - Around Beauty by Barbara Barry David Meredith and Dominique Browning.jpgBarbara Stoeltie and Rene Stoeltie - New York Interiors - Bold Elegant Refined.jpgBarbara Stoeltie and Rene Stoeltie - Parisian Interiors - Bold Elegant Refined.jpgBig Book of Chic by Miles Redd.jpgBunny Williams - An Affair with a House.jpgBunny Williams - Point of View.jpgCelerie Kemble - black-and-white-and-a-bit-in-between-timeless-interiors-dramatic-accents-and-stylish-collections.jpgCelerie Kemble - To Your Taste - Creating Modern Rooms with a Traditional Twist.jpgCharlotte Moss Decorates - The Art of Creating Elegant and Inspired Rooms by Charlotte Moss.jpgClass Act - William Haines Legendary Hollywood Decorator by Peter Schifnado and Jean H. Mathison.jpgCohler on Design by Eric Cohler.jpgDazzling Design by Amanda Nisbet.jpgDesigners at Home - Personal Reflections on Stylish Living by Ronda Rice Carman.jpgDominic Bradbury - American Designers Houses.jpgDominic Bradbury - Mediterranean Modern.jpgDominic Bradbury - The Iconic House - Architectural Masterworks Since 1900.jpgDominic Bradbury - The Iconic Interior - Private Spaces of Leading Artists Architects and Designers.jpgElegant Rooms That Work - Fantasy and Function in Interior Design by Stephanie Stokes.jpgEssential Elegance - The Interiors of Solis Betancourt by Jose Solis Betancourt Paul Sherrill and Dana Demange.jpgGlamour at Home by Nancy Corzine and Robert Janjigian.jpgGreenwich Style - Inspired Family Homes by Cindy Rinfret.jpgInteriors - The Allure of Style by Mary McDonald.jpgJeffrey Bilhuber - Defining Luxury - The Qualities of Life at Home.jpgJeffrey Bilhuber Design Basics - Expert Solutions for Designing the House of Your Dreams.jpgJonathan Adler My Prescription for Anti-Depressive Living.jpgJonathan Adler on Happy Chic Accessorizing.jpgJonathan Adler on Happy Chic Colors.jpgjonathan-adler-100-ways-to-happy-chic-your-life.jpgKelly Hoppen Home - From Concept to Reality.jpgKelly Hoppen Home - Monochrome Home - Harmony Balance and the Elements of Modern Style.jpgKelly Wearstler - Domicilium Decoratus.jpgKelly Wearstler - Hue.jpgKelly Wearstler - Modern Glamour - The Art of Unexpected Style.jpgKelly Wearstler - Rhapsody.jpgkelly-hoppen-ideas-creating-a-home-for-the-way-you-live.jpgkelly-hoppen-interiors-inspiration-and-design-solutions-for-stylish-comfortable-interiors.jpgkelly-hoppen-style-the-golden-rules-of-design.jpgLiving in Style - Paris by Reto Guntli.jpgLiving on the Coast by Barclay Butera.jpgMade to Order by Campion Platt.jpgMargaret Russell - Elle Decor So Chic - Glamorous Lives Stylish Spaces.jpgMargaret Russell - Style and Substance - The Best of Elle Decor.jpgMichael Lassell - Metropolitan Home Design 100 - The Last Word on Modern Interiors.jpgModern Luxury by Richard Mishaan and Elizabeth Gaynor.jpgMonochrome by Paula Rice Jackson.jpgPaul R. Williams - Classic Hollywood Style by Karen E. Hudson.jpgRegency Redux - High Style Interiors - Napoleonic Classical Moderne and Hollywood Regency by Emily Evans Eerdmans.jpgSusanna Salk - A Privileged Life - Celebrating Wasp Style.jpgSusanna Salk - Be Your Own Decorator - Taking Inspiration and Cues from Todays Top Designers.jpgSusanna Salk - C.Z. Guest - American Style Icon.jpgSusanna Salk - Room for Children - Stylish Spaces for Sleep and Play.jpgSusanna Salk - Weekend Retreats.jpgThe Age of Elegance - Interiors by Alex Papachristidis by Alex Papachristidis and Dan Shaw.jpgThe Allure of French and Italian Decor by Betty Lou Phillips.jpgThe Joy of Decorating - Southern Style with Mrs. Howard by Phoebe Howard.jpgThe Language of Interior Design by Alexa Hampton.jpgThe Welcoming House - The Art of Living Graciously by Jane Schwab and Cindy Smith.jpgThe World of Muriel Brandolini - Interiors by Muriel Brandolini and Amy Tai.jpgTime and Place by Steven Gambrel.jpgTimeless Elegance - The Houses of David Easton by David Easton.jpgVictoria Hagan - Interior Portraits by Victoria Hagan.jpgVintage Remix - The Interiors of Kishani Perera by Kishani Perera and Elizabeth Roehrig.jpgVogue Living - Houses Gardens People by Hamish Bowles.jpg


There are thousands of books about beautiful interior design on the market, but I’ve put together a list which narrows down the options just a little. These are books I either own or would like to own, so perhaps you might like them too.

Perhaps send this list to a loved one as a strong “If you ever want to buy me a present, any of these will do” hint!


Here are some suggestions if you’re looking for luscious books about stylish homes and designers who’ve embraced elegant decor:


Margaret Russell

Margaret Russell - Style and Substance - The Best of Elle Decor

Celerie Kemble

Celerie Kemble - black-and-white-and-a-bit-in-between-timeless-interiors-dramatic-accents-and-stylish-collections

Kelly Wearstler

Kelly Wearstler - Modern Glamour - The Art of Unexpected Style

Jonathan Adler

Jonathan Adler on Happy Chic Colors

Susanna Salk 

Susanna Salk - A Privileged Life - Celebrating Wasp Style

Bunny Williams 

Bunny Williams - An Affair with a House

Michael Lassell

Michael Lassell - Glamour - Making it Modern

Dominic Bradbury

Dominic Bradbury - Mediterranean Modern

Kelly Hoppen


Jeffrey Bilhuber

Jeffrey Bilhuber Design Basics - Expert Solutions for Designing the House of Your Dreams

Barbara Stoeltie and Rene Stoeltie

Barbara Stoeltie and Rene Stoeltie - Parisian Interiors - Bold Elegant Refined



Who do you think is missing from this list? Leave a comment below so we can all check it out too!


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Cheers, Natasha






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