The Best Interior Design Books of 2021 (So Far)

Find inspiration for your next home project, courtesy of these highly-anticipated new reads.

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May 13, 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 is shaping up to be a great year for new interior design books. Here are eight titles published in the last few months that you'll definitely want to get your hands on.


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

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It's no secret that we love designer Justina Blakeney and her "Jungalow" style around here. Take cues from the Bohemian Queen's new book, and embrace bold colors, patterns, plants and more in your own home. We really admire how Justina gives herself and her readers permission to decorate wild. (And P.S.? The book under the dust jacket is absolutely gorgeous.)

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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.

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

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If you're a traditionalist at heart, then prepare to swoon over Steve and Brooke Giannetti's book, Patina Homes. Inside, the husband-and-wife duo share 12 of their most distinctive home projects, and Steve reveals how he used the couple's timeless "Patina" style to solve architectural challenges. Expect to get plenty of ideas for warm, neutral palettes and antique furnishings.

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Want to breathe new life into your home? Designer Beata Heuman will show you how it's 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 and more. In the end, you'll learn how to find your voice and forge your own authentic living spaces.

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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.

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If you've ever wondered what makes a house a home, then you need to read Home Stories by Kim Leggett. In each chapter, Kim presents one-of-a-kind spaces and then explains how the personal items inside help the rooms come to life. Her book will encourage you to take a look at your home and start telling your own story.

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