The Best Interior Design Books of 2021

Find inspiration for your next project or the perfect gift for someone on your list, courtesy of these highly-anticipated new reads.

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December 09, 2021

Whether you need a little inspiration or some light entertainment, it's always a good idea to have an interior design book on hand. You can pour over the beautiful pages, get helpful tips and then turn around and use the book as functional home decor. It's a win-win-win.

And lucky for you, 2021 turned out to be an amazing year for new interior design books. Here are 10 titles published in the last few months that you can gift or keep for yourself.


If you love traditional spaces with a bold twist, then do yourself a favor and grab Design Remix by Corey Damen Jenkins. Over the course of 240 pages, Corey shares stunning examples of his work and explains how he reimagines classic interiors with fresh color, pattern and texture. One look at the cover, and you'll definitely want to display this baby on your coffee table.

Preservation of Style

When you need a quick mental vacation or timeless design inspiration, pick up Preservation of Style by Alexandra Gargiulo. This beautiful linen-bound book opens like a love letter to Los Angeles and takes readers on a visual journey through the city's most iconic apartment buildings from the 1920s and '30s. Between the wistful architectural photographs and quotes, you'll get a sense of what makes Los Angeles so special.


It's no secret that we love designer Justina Blakeney and her signature "Jungalow" style around here. Take cues from the Bohemian Queen's new book, and embrace vibrant colors, patterns, plants and more in your own home. We really admire how Blakeney gives herself permission to go wild and live an authentic style, and we have a feeling you will too. (And P.S.? The book under the dust jacket is absolutely gorgeous.)


If you're a fan of color but aren't quite sure how to work it into your home, then this is the book for you. Throughout Vivid, stylist Julia Green not only explores primary and secondary shades and how they influence our mood, but she also offers tips for injecting them into a room. Bonus: The book itself boasts a goldenrod cover and an electric teal edge, so you can practice decorating with it.


Lean into your love of clean, modern homes with this book by Macarena Abascal Valdenebro. Inside, you'll tour 150 sleek spaces from around the globe and discover how renowned architects and designers create such minimalistic yet attractive living areas.


Something tells us that fans of Moonrise Kingdom and The Royal Tenenbaums will swoon over this book by designer Max Humphrey. Using maps, plaid and gingham, Pendleton blankets, vintage signs, alarm clocks and more, Humphrey crafts folksy spaces tinged with nostalgia. Settle in, pour yourself a drink and prepare to feel very cozy while reading.


If you're a traditionalist at heart (or know someone who is), then you need to snag a copy of Steve and Brooke Giannetti's book Patina Homes. Inside, the husband-and-wife duo share 12 of their most distinctive home projects to date, and Steve reveals how he's used their timeless "Patina" style to solve architectural challenges. Expect to get plenty of ideas for warm, neutral palettes and antique furnishings.


Want to breathe new life into your home? Designer Beata Heuman will show you how its done in her self-titled debut book. Every interior is a feast for the eyes, with cheerful color palettes, bespoke fabrics, unique wallpapers, eclectic furnishings etc. By the end, you'll know how to find your voice and forge your own authentic living spaces.


Nothing will make you want to throw caution to the wind and finally give in to your green thumb like Hilton Carter's new book, Wild Creations. In addition to project ideas with step-by-step instructions, Hilton shares his essential plant-care tips and styling secrets for creating your own indoor oasis. Needless to say, this book is a must-purchase.


We couldn't possibly end this list without mentioning Jasmine Roth's highly-anticipated debut book, House Story. (And by "book," we mean manual.) Over the course of 288 pages, the HGTV star offers step-by-step guidance for finding your style and provides creative solutions to everyday design problems. Plus, who could resist her pup Tiger on the cover?

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