The New Interiors Books We Love

This season, there are plenty of new interiors books ready to provide you with fresh inspiration and styling opportunities. Offering exclusive access to the homes and thoughts of some of the most stylish people in the industry, here are the titles we have our eye on…
By Georgina Blaskey

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The Evolution of Home: English Interiors for a New Era, £40 | Emma Sims Hilditch & Giles Kime

In her first book, interior designer Emma Sims Hilditch explores a range of projects to find out how interior spaces have developed to reflect modern ways of living. What soon becomes clear is that the Sims Hilditch goal is always the same, whether it’s an urban townhouse, a seaside cottage, an ancestral residence or a lakeside retreat – to create stylish, comfortable homes that marry up with clients’ wants and needs. 

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HAY, £39.95 | Rolf & Mette Hay, Kelsey Keith & John Hoke III

Danish homeware brand HAY is known for its affordable, everyday designs and this book is a celebration of all it has accomplished over its 20-year history. In 2002, husband and wife Rolf and Mette Hay founded the company with a mission to make elevated homeware available to all. Today, HAY’s collection of designers reimagines even the most functional objects, turning sofas, chopping boards and toothbrushes into items that make everyday life that little bit more special. 

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House London, £35 | Ellie Stathaki & Anna Stathaki

Sisters Ellie and Anna Stathaki are an established interiors writer and photographer duo who have brought their knowledge and skills together to create this book, showcasing 50 of the most contemporary interiors in the capital today. From the terraced houses to luxurious mansions, the varied selection promises plenty of inspiration. 

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SJ Axelby’s Interior Portraits: An Artist’s View of Designers’ Living Spaces, £25 | SJ Axelby

In this new book, SJ Axelby breathes fresh life into the tradition of interior portraiture, capturing in paint the favourite rooms of 89 leading creatives. Each picture is accompanied by a delightful interview with the home owner, through which readers can absorb nuggets of design advice, life hacks and so much more – all charmingly illustrated in an array of watercolours.

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Inside: At Home With Great Designers, £39.95 | Phaidon Editors & William Norwich

Who doesn’t love the idea of snooping around an interior designer’s home? After all, it’s the place where all the knowledge and decorating expertise they’ve accrued can be seen in its fullest expression. Inside: At Home with Great Designers gives readers unique insight into how and where designers live, as the Phaidon editors explore the houses of 60 talented and accomplished creatives working in the design world today. Featured names include Brigette Romanek, Roman and Williams, Sheila Bridges, Darryl Carter, Sig Bergamin, and Joseph Dirand.

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The Art Of Living With White: A Year of Inspiration, £35 | Chrissie Rucker

In her second book,  The White Company founder Chrissie Rucker explores ten inspirational homes that illustrate different ways to use white and neutrals throughout the seasons. The homes vary in size, style and location – from a minimalist city pied-à-terre to a New England-style country house – but what unites them all is the welcoming, stylish and calm feel that each of their owners has created. The homes are grouped into four seasons and each chapter ends with a summary of seasonal rituals that will work in any space. A concluding chapter – Inspiration & Resources – explains how to find your personal style with white, how to create a good balance between work and home, the art of simple entertaining and the importance of scent. 

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The Sensory Home, £25 | Pippa Jameson

Here, interior stylist and creative director Pippa Jameson outlines how sight, sound, touch, taste and smell all contribute to a happy home. The Sensory Home will help you to understand whether your home is working for or against you, and how the layout, colour, texture, scent, lighting and more can be used to create a calming or stimulating environment. Full of hints and tips, as well as long-term solutions, the different chapters cover each room of the house, and include sensory checklists to help you identify potential causes of unconscious stress, whether it be a cluttered kitchen, a dimly lit home office or an unsupportive sofa.

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The Ultimate Bath, £45 | Barbara Sallick

The Ultimate Bath is the new title from Waterworks co-founder Barbara Sallick, with chapters devoted to some of the most luxuriously designed bathrooms in the world. Whether it’s a pampering spa space, a secret garden of percolating pools and rain showers or a restorative wellness retreat you’re looking to take inspiration from, this is a must-read before you embark on your next renovation.

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The Colourful Past: Edward Bulmer and the English Country House, £47.95 | Edward Bulmer

Edward Bulmer is a man of many talents: interior designer, architectural historian and founder of an all-natural paint line. In his first book, The Colourful Past, Bulmer takes readers on in-depth tours of his work across several grand British homes, including Althorp, Goodwood, Pitshill House and Broughton Hall, as well as his own home – a Queen Anne manor house built in the early 18th century.

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