For some reasons California Closets sent me their magazine/catalogue and in it, they profiled 4 current popular design trends: Modern Farmhouse, Industrial Rustic, Traditional, and Transitional Modern. I really enjoyed reading it, so I went looking for a book that would have more styles, and hit a roadblock. It seems most design books are either specific to a single designer or specific to the certain trend.
I don’t want a whole book on Midcentury Modern, I want a book that will compare and contrast different design trends. With pictures and plain language if possible, because I am a bear of very little brain.
Chris T says
Here’s a glossary on the web that is short & easy. Hope you enjoy. https://decorinteriorsus.com/blog/resources/style-glossary/
Carol M. says
Whoa! I had no idea there were so many styles.
Favorite: Beach house, Arts & Crafts
Least Favorite: Gothic — why, why, why would anybody do this?
Gothic is for those of us who love the dark and and over the top. I love Gothic or Craftsman. The Darker, intricate details, and more sectioned off the happier I am.????
Hunting Guy says
They didn’t have mine. Garage sale college dorm.????
Yeah. Mine is Hand Me Down Central. A book that would compare and contrast different design trends would be very nice.
If you have time, try checking out the work of A.W. Pugin: an English Gothic architect who designed institutional, clerical, & domestic architecture. He has an interesting bio. Pugin was an amazingly inventive workaholic that left behind a treasure trove of work. Plus, his full name was named Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin. Mad props to anyone who can pull off that fabulous moniker.
Love it, I would go for bohemian ;O)
Karen T says
Houzz.com has what seems to be Billions of ideas. Lots of advice and resource links, too.
If you want paper, the Vogue Living series of books and magazines are wonderful, though shockingly expensive.
Julie Ferm says
That was awesome, thank you!
Thank you! I really enjoyed this link and learned a lot.
What a fantastic resource! Really enjoyed paging through. Can you really do Jacobean in the USA though? I think you need a centuries-old manor for that style.
Interesting site. Thanks for that. I’d take gothic over that Jacobean. That furniture looked really heavy.
A lot of the styles seemed redundant, but I didn’t read the descriptions, so maybe there were significant differences.
Oddly enough, the Danish looked more IKEA than the Scandinavian. Isn’t IKEA Scandinavian?
Judith van Eijk says
IKEA started in Sweden, and to be complete 😉 both Danmark and Sweden are considered Scandinavian. The languages are brother and sister.
is the “russian” style from that link accurate ilona?
Judy Schultheis says
I think I would best like to live with some combination of Art Nouveau and Greek. I laughed when I saw “Steampunk”.
Tooo funny! I’m flemish ( dutch region in Belgium) and i don’t like the shown style at all! ???? for me the European/ Finnish instead. Good link by the way! Thanks!
Golly…I was transported back to my grandparents with the Elizabethan…although the picture didn’t show the cobwebs which freaked my brothers and me out!
I don’t know which town you live in, but I’d recommend checking out the databases that are available on your local library website. Some have a surprising amount of design resources. There may be some new design periodicals available there, too!
– friendly neighborhood librarian
Thank you for posting this resource. I will go back to it when I have more time available to enjoy it.
Karen Vanic says
When we remodeled, we used Houzz as our resource. You can put in any number of styles and find lots of pictures. It is also a good resource for contractors, etc. we found our contractor and architect there and are very happy. We built a file of pictures in the app to refer to during the design.
Me encantó houzz. Gracias por la sugerencia!!!
Thank you, great website!
Bookmarked site! Thank you very much!
Aubrey Kenworthy says
That was a marvelous trip through styles! I’d love to say my house was Artisan, or Craftsman, or even Beach, but I think all I can hope for is Cluttered Transitional…
I love reading about interior design! You’re right—most books focus on one style or one designer’s portfolio. Joanna Gaines of Fixer Upper fame has a design book called “Homebody” where she profiles 7 or 8 different styles and how do identify and achieve your personal style or blend of styles. It was a fun read! That’s the only one I can think of that really compares and contrasts.
I would look at MOMA or the Walker Art Center gift shops. They have rockin design books.
Lynne B says
This may have some of the information you are looking for. But I don’t know anything about designing. Give it a look as see if it has enough information for you.
Well, I’m very short, and that design would NOT do for me because the ladders to get my stuff down would irritate the dickens out of me. I have no clue where you wold find a book , except may be a “Half-Price Book” shop, or a library. In these times who is even open? P.S. In honor of the Ryder story, I went and bought the first 5 KD books, even tho I have them in paper from when they first came out. Now they are on my Kindle, and I’m happy to show support to the authors. Thank you.
IIRC, we could order at our local store even at the peak of things?
(Er, peak of closures, we have been continuously having more new cases per day, I am mostly staying in my cottage in the woods, except today when I am participating in a socially distanced yurt raising, because when a friend needs a place to live, you show up. I mean, also, it sounds like a blast.)
It’ s super pricey, but maybe you can get it from a library, or one of the older editions second hand.
History of Interior Design by John Pile.
Dawn Page says
Lora Tyler says
Wow! Thank you for sharing.
Good luck on your search. If you find any good ones, would you please pass them on?
Homebody by Joanna Gaines
Heather Langston says
I don’t know if this is what you are looking for, but I saw “Home Decorating for Dummies, Second Edition” on Amazon Prime (authors Katharine Kaye McMillan and Patricia Hart McMillan).
It has an option for a ‘free sample’ if you have a Kindle app.
Other than that, my house is ‘decorated’ with book shelves, ferret toys, and gaming consoles, which I believe might be considered shabby chic- or furry chic.
Ms. Kim says
I am also looking for such a book/catalog for window treatments. But I want it to include Victorian Seashore style/look.
Sue Curley says
I liked the design sponge book, the first domino book( green cover), elements of style(not the family style book). I Also like Canadian house and home, which is a magazine, but you can buy an issue on the iPad.
That’s an eye catching design and attractive on first look. On second look my practical side wants to know how I’d get my books down so I could read them! On the other hand, an entire wall with that shelf repeated 6 or 7 times, top to bottom would be plentiful space, easily reached, and a statement with a rich wall color, contrasting color for the shelves, and all the colors of the books. As is the room feels cold and sterile to me, fun to look at, but I would not be comfortable in it. The best decorating is whatever makes you comfortable in your space, reflects who you are, makes you smile and relax when you come through the door, and most importantly functions for your life.
Annamarie Schmidt says
1)twentieth century design by Jonathan M Woodham. 2) Twentieth Century Design: A decade by Decade exploration of graphic style by Tony Seddon……..says the bookstore owner (and NO I don’t have these)
Does California Closets have other issues you could look at?
Natasha Johnson says
I haven’t read it but it has popped up on my amazon recommended it kinda seems like what you are looking for it’s called Habitat: Field Guide
Until you find the book, this article made me think the same: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/09/t-magazine/25-rooms-influence-design.html
Maybe a history of design book?
Wow, you stumped the BDH!
Ed B says
Try checking out your local interior designer or design shop and ask if they have any similar catalogs or books. They may have some to give out to prospective clients.
Just a thought.
This isn’t a specific book so much as a general thought — Maybe looking for an academic text on interior design would be a good avenue to pursue, as something like that would definitely focus more on comparing and contrasting different styles?
My daughter has s degree in interior design, and the basic texts talk more about elements (line, color, etc) than specific styles. They did use a History of Design book, but it was pricey and the professor taught from her own notes and images as much as from the book. For just a quick idea of styles, online sources like the one posted already are more concise and user friendly. Here’s another.
Listening too. I just cobble up Pinterest boards+++.
Hi, librarian here. Your local public library card will give you access to a wide array of magazine articles from design publications at no cost . You can look up individual designers, styles you may be interested in, etc. All of the PDF articles will include all the photos. This will include professional publications as well as popular magazines. Most Texas libraries participate in the state Texshare program so this is widely available. Academic Onefile and Academic Search Complete are the two biggies. Be sure to limit your search to full text so you don’t have to sort through abstracts.
Second, Google images will give you access to lots of photos quickly so that you can find designers and styles you want to focus your attention on.
Have fun looking!
Hunting Guy says
Also, you could get access to most of the books via inter-library loan.
If you go to https://www.houzz.com/ and scroll down they have a “browse photos by style”. It’s interesting to see how different rooms present with the different styles.
Me encantó houzz. Tu comentario me hizo buscarlo aunque ya lo habia visto sugerido. Gracias!!!! Aunque mi esposo va a lamentarlo…je je. Cuando yo me pongo a soñar …la casa termina dada vuelta!!!!
Kim D says
You might try the following books (less than $10 each last I checked):
_The Big Book of Interiors: Design Ideas for Every Room_ by Agata Losantos
_The Interior Design Handbook: The essential planning guide to creating your perfect living space_ by Joanna Wissinger.
https://www.amara.com/us/editorial/style/interior-design-styles — “Interior Design Styles: The Definitive Guide” on Amara
https://www.decorilla.com/online-decorating/interior-design-styles-101/ — “Interior Design Styles 101: The Ultimate Guide To Defining Decorating Styles in 2020” on Decorilla
I hope those get you enough information to start, anyway!
Joanna Gaines’ book Home Body.
Jan. It was a wonderful book!
Colleen Whitley says
I love flipping through Terance Conran’s home books. He published one in the late 1970s that my Dad purchased as a gift for my Mom. Some of the ideas are timeless and some are downright part of the times and haven’t aged well. He has printed new books with current themes too. He is English and some of his ideas show a more global perspective.
The brothers on HGTV have a new magazine out. And Nate Berkus has books. He tends to do more than one design choice.
Interior Design since 1900: 4th edition by Anne Massey https://thamesandhudsonusa.com/books/interior-design-since-1900-fourth-edition-softcover might fit the requirements.
Modern Interior by Penny Sparke? Haven’t read it but it is required reading for the Interior Design program where I work. Could be too historical in perspective for what you are looking for though. Definitely a Western bias.
I like DWELL — it’s a magazine, so they not only cover different design trends, but they show different houses, too (which I particularly like). I used to get them by mail, but I think they are on the Web somewhere now.
Not a book, though.
MY BRAIN IS FINALLY OF USE! My brain lives in academia, so these are more architecture than decorating, but still fun:
Modern Architecture is from schooling days and basically goes “This is the trend: these are some the best examples of it” and shows you pretty pictures:
‘isms: Understanding Architectural Styles was something I bought to supplement the academic reading I was doing on the subject. I remember it being a relatively quick read, but it does spend a fair amount of time on the whens-wheres-whys of styles, so if that’s not of interest then it might be worth passing on:
Amber Sand says
No books to recommend, alas, but if you try to do something different from current styles, you might not find the required objects because manufacturers gear their production to what’s “in”. Bathrooms are a classic case in point. If you have a small bathroom the shallow, wide sinks decrease the amount of counter space. Ditto the ones that sit above the sink. I’m afraid I go for practicality above looks, so I have hesitated to do up my bathroom until the trend changes to something that suits my sized room. It’s a bit like shoes, I can go years without buying them because toes are too pointy, heels are too high. It’s “fashion”.
Get the Houzz app. You won’t need anything else. I loved browsing and put together scrapbooks that were all I needed when redoing our kitchen
Get the Houzz app. Great fun to browse and you can put together scrapbooks of favorite design ideas. This was all I needed when redoing my kitchen.
You might try magazines – Southern Living and Architectural Digest come to mind. Instead of looking for interior design, try looking in decorating or architecture. I worked for appraisers for years and it can be really difficult to find a general description of a type of interior design. Also, depending on where you live, a design could have a different name: Craftsman, Prairie, Mission, or Bungalow are all basically the same design, with only slight differences due to the regions they are found in. Something else you can try is searching for famous architects or schools of design/architecture. You could also try the HGTV or Better Homes & Gardens websites for ideas. Hope this helps!
Good idea Kristen, only I was going to suggest Sunset and/or This Old House, both available in digital and print.
There’s an interior designer, Sharrah that has a YouTube series specifically for breaking down the different interior design styles and how to shop for them. The first video of the series breaks down the difference between each style:
“Industrial rustic” sounds as though they would negate each other out.
Sara T says
I love HGTV. When I’m cooking, I have it on so I can keep an eye out for the “after”.
Inspired Design: The 100 Most Important Designers of the Past 100 Years.
chiari jackson says
Twenty First Century Cotswald – https://www.amazon.com/dp/1911475142
Dani S says
Here are some I’ve read and liked:
Lynne Crosby says
Try the Houzz app Has every style with articles and thousands of pictures. Free to use although you can buy stuff if you want. Great way to waste an afternoon. You can also get in touch with pros in your area . Good articles. Well organized . No pressure
When I was designing our current home I followed the suggestion a previous designer had given me. She said tear pictures you like out of magazines and soon you will see a pattern of what you really like. Instead of magazines I used HOUZZ. It is the most awesome app. You type in what style you want to see and when you see something you like you save it to your idea books. You can ask questions of the designers and builders. It made the whole project a joy instead of a nightmare.
Ok, so my house is pretty much done in “early dorm room” – eclectic would be too kind a description….
Architecture Digest is a great magazine, usually features several different projects/properties in each issue. House Beautiful may not still be in print, but I remember it as more design oriented than Better Homes and Gardens.
Library – digital search, they also have magazines etc …
Lisa Smith says
Oh this is a fun question!
There are a lot good answers above. I would ask, what are you interested in? My best guesses for where you might be going with this would be 1) wanting a history of and solid grounding in how interior design developed, major historical trends, particularly in the western world, and what’s happening today. For that I’d look to the academic texts people have linked and I’d probably start with a history of architecture and then social class habits and fashion etc. like the full horrors of Victorian decor were a product of a rising merchant class attempting to mimic the wealthy and the rich got into an arms race with looted antiquities, garden mazes and pomegranate spoons and soup tureens. Actually all extremely funny and my god the lack of taste. Scandinavian – the reason why everything is white and cozy and high ceilinged and hygge is so you don’t lose your marbles in the long dark winter and off a loved one or yourself. True story. And then Spanish courtyards are actually Moroccan and it was so women had private areas to hang out in.
Now if 2) you want to know what CURRENT trends and styles are, I’d look to the links to magazines, designers, blogs, books published for laypeople now. Also Houzz and HGTV.
If 3) your interest is personal, I’d wander on over to Pinterest and name some boards “living room” “office” “kitchen” “bedroom” and just start pinning things I personally liked. I wouldn’t edit myself beyond only saving pics to that board that I liked for that room/house (I’d put my imaginary treehouse pics somewhere else). After I had maybe 30-50-100 pics I’d comb back through, identify trends in what I like, such as light wood floors or velvet sofas or floor to ceiling bookshelves and then click through to find out what the heck that style was called/key terms to search for so I could communicate it to others/shop properly.
Have fun! It’s a whole fascinating universe! I live in a house with a half bath/powder room directly off the front door and that innovation is a direct result of the 1928 flu pandemic.
Oh and finally – I hope you will find it as amusing as I do, and if not just bounce on out of it, but the blog McMansion Hell regularly had me in stitches. It’s authored by a very funny architecture and design grad student who is extremely indignant about bad house design to the point she annotates images and develops McMansion competition brackets. She has the vocabulary to explain what style something was based on and what terrible Frankenstein mess happened instead. It’s education disguised as comedy!
Some great suggestions!
One complication in looking for a book is that by the time it is researched, written and assembled, new styles have arrived.
Several of the books I saw mentioned remind me of books I read while studying interior design to help my folks rebuild after a fire – it was fascinating, because I was also an art major and love history.
Part of my classes involved going to showrooms and looking at the new styles and designers. Our student IDs allowed us access, although most of the public came accompanied by an interior designer. As you are near Austin, I took a brief search and found: https://www.austinmonthly.com/2018-home-resource-guide-interior-designers/ — I am sure there are more current links to be had as well.
Interior design magazines and sites can provide fresh looks and information, as well as leads on where to source what you want. Libraries are a great place to start!
Laura Attoe says
Not exactly what you are looking for…
This has houses from all over the world.
As such it is a great resource for anyone homeschooling.
I especially like how they get everyone who participates to take photos of the same categories, so for example, you can compare toothbrushes across the world.
Pinterest has some great ideas. I have a whole board dedicated to my dream house.
I’ve heard good things about: A Field Guide to American Houses if you want an overview.
California Closets are WAY MORE expensive than if you found what you like at Ikea or
Lowes, Home Depot, etc. and had your handyman put them in. ( I designed storage options for them before last recession and you can get the same look with modules.)
Go on- line and look at the Ikea vignettes. Then go to google with specifics (as book shelves, entertainment centers, wall units, etc. and search “images”. It is a fast way to narrow down the look you want to the style that fits your house architecture. From the look of your home, I would stick with traditional or contemporary traditional. Too much toward contemporary or industrial and and you’ve ruined the flow. What happens then, is you have a great looking room that makes the rest of the house look dated and tired looking .It’s kind of like painting just one room bright and fresh and then walking through the rest of the house and seeing the contrast. You feel let down by the rest of it , rather than exited by the freshly renewed room. Keeping the style similar to the rest of the house ,you maintain a harmonious whole, rather than a very jarring effect. This is especially import if selling your house is in your future. also, you might want to consider wall units which can be moved with you.
Beth Stewart says
Hi, just to add my two bits. Sarah Richardson is a Canadian designer with 2 style books out. One is Sarah Style and the other is Sarah Style At Home. They are both great – lots of pictures and styles and really practical approaches. Lots of fun and lots of ideas.
I second this suggestion as well as Houzz.com – Love Sarah Richardson and her style – good luck and enjoy the journey
Aman Sidhu says
I found this book to be helpful in curating my space. It’s just beautiful to look at with incredible pictures. A little pricey but you’re paying for the photography.
Jeanine Alexander Howley says
1stdibs.com is a luxury goods site with an incredible library of articles and photos of interior designs and spotlights on designers, furniture makers, and artists of all sorts. They use style labels but are not fenced in by the label.
Things to think about: as we age our allergies get worse, surround yourself with as much natural materials as possible. Our bodies and brains vibrate at a cellular level in sync with nature, not so much with man made or electronics. Plan in layers of texture and color.
My interior design friend’s advice, forget $1600 kitchen faucets, put the money into the bathroom/kitchen stone you love, since labor costs are growing much faster than tile or stone prices. Plan to change out handles, faucets and shower fixtures plus get new towels every five years for an inexpensive refresh.
Nicole Martin says
Hi don’t know if any one has mentioned this one it’s from 2004 but some of the wood furniture, fireplaces and, details are inspiring.
Canadian Home & Country “Canadian Country Style “
Another good source for style are the plan books like Beaver Home & Cottage Design Book from Home Hardware
Donna A says
Am I the only one who saw the picture and blog title and thought it was going to be recommendations for bookcases/shelving? (PS, those zig zag diagonal ones look good but suck, you can’t get enough on them, and who the heck has such uniformly sized books anyway?)
My mum has had us watching soooooo many design competition shows during lockdown and I still don’t get all the different styles. I just like what I like and leave it at that. But if you want to see some weirdly fun shows as well as reading about styles then I can recommend ‘The Great Interior Design Challenge’ ; ‘The Apartment’ ; ‘Interior Design Masters’ and ‘Reno Rumble’ (that last one was initially confusing as we’d not seen any of the contestants on their prior shows and also thought it was the US city not Aussie slang. However the huge renovation jobs they undertook and big budgets were quite impressive).
This one is for a seriously deep dive
This shows a bit of the design styles of various designers.
This is not what you asked for at all, but is design adjacent and I think it’s an interesting “escape from the stress” read
I hope you find something!
Lynn Thompson says
Thank you, Ilona Andrews for the ROFLOL. Since I discovered the lunatic puppy monster capriolles at 7 foot, decor stopped mattering.
My suggestion is your local library. It’s amazing what you can get thru inter library loan and via digital library. Since you are in Texas I do not know if your local libraries have reopened or not. But it’s worth a try.
The other option is kid 1 or kid 2 college especially if they have a architectural design program/ decor degree program. Community colleges should also be considered here too.
An uncertain source would be home shows. When I lived in Charlotte NC, the realtors had a yearly home show in newly built areas and once in Queens and South Park area which were remodeled houses. The purpose was to sell houses but they were all professionally decorated.
Let the BDH know what you find out as this is an interesting topic.
Thanks for the belly laugh.
Samantha WP says
Maybe for the cover do a rundown manor house with Unicorn lane in the background. Also with a hooded figure to the side.
Try Styled by Emily Henderson. (On amazon). She has a quiz to help you determine your style, and she is very on top of all the trends and mini trends in decor. Also recommend the diy style finder by Karianne Wood.
As daughter of an architectural historian, I find it lovely that you ask about interior decorating and design style resources. Your own books, especially the Innkeeper series, are steeped in beautiful design ideas – all the way through! The vivid scenes and
dramatic interiors have always been one of the aspects of your writing that I’ve enjoyed and appreciated. Like others, we do find Houzz a source of inspiration – there are different Houzz sites for diverse countries, with so much creativity shared by designers and also denizens… so many good ideas above, too, though, may they inspire even more wonderful settings for your wonderful stories!
Mary Cruickshank-Peed says
Very cool… My personal style is a combination of “I have two giant teenaged boys who plop” to “DO NOT SIT ON THAT, IT IS AN ANTIQUE AND AN HEIRLOOM” with a touch of “Dogs aren’t SUPPOSED to sit on the furniture but I’ve given up on that rule…” and “That was my great-grandmother’s table and I don’t care if it occasionally falls completely apart and has screws poking thru the top!” Also “Pretty rocks and books and baskets of yarn are TOO decorative.”
Home Body by Joanna Gaines. It was a wonderful format. I really enjoyed
I HAS a wonderful format. I really enjoyed IT!!……Geesh!
No design comments, but maybe the Hundred Acre Wood would have some ideas for a bear of very little brain.
No design ideas but I had a total Monk moment with the stock footage mantle “But…but it’s BENT!”
You might try the Encyclopedia of Interior Designs.
Joni M says
Homebody: A Guide to Creating Spaces You Never Want to Leave by Joanna Gaines. She goes over examples of different styles with lots of pictures. https://www.amazon.com/dp/006280197X/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_cwkZEbSK5H1BJ
D. B. Reynolds says
When I renovated my entire house two years ago, I went with several magazines, rather than a book. I didn’t worry about what they called the design, I simply looked at pictures and told my contractor what I liked. From there we decided what to combine into the room we wanted.
I read a lot of interior design blogs, and one that I think you might enjoy is Laurel Bern Interiors (https://laurelberninteriors.com/interior-design-blog/). Be warned that the blog isn’t all that user friendly – you have to do keyword searches to find stuff as she doesn’t have content organised by topic; I’m also not keen on the way it’s formatted and the fact that there are distracting ads everywhere. I think she describes her style as “new traditional”, so the blog leans strongly towards that; however, she is extremely knowledgeable about interior and architectural design and has a snarky sense of humour that you might appreciate. I’ve learned a lot about the principles and elements of design from reading it as she frequently delves into the history of various elements of design – as in the following: https://laurelberninteriors.com/2019/11/02/all-about-the-exquisite-enigmatic-art-of-grisaille/.
Pinterest is really good for finding more of what you like
To add another to the list (I didn’t see anyone else mention it), I liked the pretty pictures in Interior Design Master Class: 100 Lessons from America’s Finest Designers on the Art of Decoration, edited by Carl Dellatore. There are essays and stuff as well, which presumably explain important things, but I was busy with pictures and didn’t read them.
Thanks for this post. It was very helpful as I needed a design resource also. We are building a house & DH won’t hire an interior designer, despite the fact that we both lack the education, experience and talent to do a credible job. We enjoy and appreciate good design, I’m just not sure we can create it. It’s much easier to critique than create. Despite taking many online quizzes I’m not certain what our “style” is, although I know what it is not.
On an unrelated note, Ilona, you posted around the holidays about buying a sous vide. Did you? What kind and are you happy with the results? I’m searching for a Father’s Day gift & they are so expensive. Cook’s Illustrated after extensive testing recommended the Breville Joule Sous Vide, 1100 Watts. I’m wondering if it is really worth it.
Newst version of my old Interior Design Textbook that I still refer to for inspiration.
1) Basic: HOMEBODY by Joanna Gaines. Has visual / written “dictionary” for basic design idioms popular in the US right now. DIY interior design.
2) Novice: Architectural Dictionary app. Free. Beginners guide to architecture w pics.
3) Working reference guides:
—Virginia Savage McAlester’s
A Field Guide to American Houses: The Definitive Guide to Identifying and Understanding America’s Domestic Architecture
—Francis Ching’s Architecture: Form, Space, & Order
—Elizabeth Barlow Rogers’ Landscape Design: A Cultural and Architectural History (I know it says landscape, but this is a great book for architecture design idioms from ancient to modern history.)
Barlow Rogers’ book is probably personal my favorite, but all are good working resources.
In France, there are several supply stores and interior decorations. If you want to see the spring-summer 2020 collections, here are the websites of three of them. Sorry, only one website is in English.
Alinea : https://www.alinea.com/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIncfA0-bR6QIVGJ3VCh27_gMAEAAYASAAEgJpofD_BwE
Maison du monde : https://www.us.maisonsdumonde.com/
Conforama : https://www.conforama.fr/mises-en-avant/collection-printemps-ete/c/1207
There are also: Zodio, But, Centrakor, Ikea, Hema, La redoute, Hémisphère Sud …
I recommend California Closets if you are considering it. Why re-invent the closet organizing when they have engineered your project hundreds of times, already? One of my favorite items is a telescoping hanging rod for the closet or laundry room — when you need to sort the bags of dry cleaning or need to hang-dry clothes, they are solidly made and super handy, then they slide back in and out of the way. CC also has great tie and belt racks for inside the closet door, and great hampers. Even if you do not want a closet makeover, these small items will make your closet more efficient and the CC rep can bring and install them when she/he comes to consult.
All these resources in the comments will really spice up my Sims 4 save file ….
Judith Stanton says
Homebody: A Guide to Creating Spaces You Never Want to Leave by Joanna Gaines has one of the best descriptions of decorating styles that I have ever read. The way the book is written enables you to choose which of a variety of styles appeal to you and how to combine those styles in a way that you like. Below is a link on Amazon to her book, with some images:
This book—I fell in love with the pictures, and when I finally read her words I loved those, too
I’m the opposite of a modern design lover. But, I love that crooked bookshelf in the image with this thread. At first I thought it was above a fireplace, but I see now it’s a TV. I’m old-world all the way, so I doubt you would like my books.
Hope you find what you’re looking for.
Roxanne Montgomery says
Typically, books used to actually teach interior design have a mishmash of styles. Also, books put out by publications such as Better Homes and Gardens, etc.
It’s not a book, but https://www.houzz.com/ has a pretty incredible amount of photo inspiration for all types of design. Everything from exterior elevation details & landscaping, to interior living rooms, kitchens, baths + new and innovative products. If you create a log-in, then it will ask you what styles you like along with colors or room preferences to make it easier to find what you’re looking for AND you can save your “likes” to a folder that’s sharable for your architect, interior designer, kids, whomever.
Hope this helps 🙂