We all need a little beauty in our lives, and a luxurious design book is the perfect way to indulge in all of our design fantasies. Images of beautiful interiors and gardens have the power to transport you away from everyday life into a world where everything is just a little lovelier and prettier.
By Michal Silver and Sarah Burns, £30 (ACC Art Books)
During the Twenties and Thirties, designer-makers Phyllis Barron and Dorothy Larcher were at the forefront of the hand-block printing revival in Britain. Now, thanks to a collaboration between Crafts Study Centre in Farnham, Christopher Farr Cloth and Ivo Prints, their work is back in production. This book explores how the duo built up their textile business, which counted Coco Chanel as an admirer.
By Greg Natale, £42.50 (Rizzoli New York)
Renowned for his colourful designs, Australian native Greg Natale’s new book The Patterned Interior celebrates his bold style, providing a visual feast of some of his most dynamic schemes. Greg’s unique and singular look is expressed in luxurious, tailored interiors that expertly mix pattern and rich layers of detail. It’s hardly surprising interior designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard calls him a world-class tastemaker.
By Kit Kemp with Fiona McCarthy, £30 (Hardie Grant)
Doyenne of the hotel world and masterful interior designer, Kit Kemp of Firmdale Hotels is back with her third interiors book, showcasing her unique approach to design. Discover the inspiration behind Kit’s creative process and revel in her signature style, which mixes contemporary works of art and her own furniture designs, set against a backdrop of colour and pattern in the form of luxurious fabrics and bespoke wallpapers.
Feature: Laura Vinden