From the editor: As an interior designer, turned editor, my main goal is to inspire. Every design and client has to touch me in some way. Every website that I visit for inspiration has to give me the feeling of creativity and uniqueness. I look for articles and interior designers that do a little more - go the extra mile and think outside the box.
Every post, every image must be TOUCHED in some ways. It must INSPIRE - inspire change and thoughts and be a total reflection of what lives in YOU! This is how I choose the books that speak to me.
Here are some of my favorites: (right - click on the pic & open up in new tab to purchase!)
by Nate Berkus.
In this book, Nate Berkus shares intimate stories from his life, introduces us to people who influenced him and helping him forge his sense of style, and opens up about the remarkable experiences that have left him froever changed, all of whifh find expression in how he lives today!
by Grace Bonney
Written by Grace Bonney from the blog of the same name, it is an extension of what makes her blog with 75,000 unique daily visitors one of the best design sites on the web. The site receives 250,000 pageviews every day and has 150,000 RSS subscribers and over 280,000 Twitter followers. It is the ultimate design manual from their guru and it encompasses what we all want our hard work to pay off as.
by Sarah Richardson
Ever wondered how to transform your laundry room from drab to fab? Your kitchen from prison to paradise? Your bedroom from boring to beautiful? In this beautiful and comprehensive book by design maven Sarah Richardson - it walks you through each room in your home, from the master bedroom to the kids' rooms, to the kitchen, the bathroom, and everything in between, showing you how to trun a house int a home as only she can.
by Candice Olson
You can learn a lot from Candice! In this design book, Candice believes that redesigning a space - can transform one's outlook on life, and this is the book you need just for that very thing - where you can dream, plan, and execute a redo in your own home.
by Deborah Needleman
Written by Domino Magazine's founding editor in chief, she has seen all kinds of rooms, with all kinds of furnishings. Her conclusion: It's not hard to create a relaxed, stylish, and comfortable home. Just a few well considered items can completely change the feel of your space.
We asked a few of our favorite interior designers what their favorite design books were and where they look to for inspiration. The list to the left compiles some of the favorites listed.
What are your favorites? Tell us down below in the comment section and be enteretd to win a $25 AMAZON gift card so you can purhcase your very own design book from our list.
(Right - Click on the picture & open up in new tab to SHOP these amazing books!)
***GIVEAWAY OVER*** We will announce the WINNER tomorrow 07/20/2015 on our twitter page. Make sure you are following us on TWITTER @touchedmagazine
Thanks to EVERYONE for your lovely comments and don't forget you can purchase any of these books above by clicking on the picture to take you directly to the AMAZON store.