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THE BEST INTERIOR DESIGN BOOKS OF 2023 ACCORDING TO THE PULLCAST TEAM – As the year draws to a close, the PullCast team is excited to present its curated selection of the best interior design books of 2023. These books, filled with inspiration, innovation, and timeless design wisdom, are not only the perfect addition to your Christmas wishlist but also an invaluable resource for design enthusiasts and professionals alike. Dive with the PullCast Blog into the world of design and creativity with these captivating releases.

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1. Vincenzo De Cotiis by Sarah Medford and Adrian Madlener (Rizzoli)

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Milan-based Vincenzo De Cotiis takes center stage in this book, showcasing his sculptural and meditative pieces that grace minimalist interiors. The projects featured, predominantly in Italy with a notable exception in Paris, illuminate the dialogue De Cotiis weaves between materials like recycled fiberglass, cast brass, marble, and hand-painted fabrics. This book is a visual journey through the mind of a design maestro who effortlessly blends modernity with classic elegance.

2. Ralph Lauren: A Way of Living by Ralph Lauren (Rizzoli)

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Celebrating 40 years of Ralph Lauren‘s iconic home decor and furnishings, this book delves into the interconnected worlds of design, retail, and hospitality. Through a lens that spans his private homes in New York, Colorado, and Jamaica, Ralph Lauren invites readers into his lifestyle vision. The book is an homage to a design visionary whose creations, including the timeless tufted wingback Writer’s Chair, have left an indelible mark on the world of interior design and are in tune with the 2023 old-money trend.

3. How To Redecorate by Joa Studholme and Charlotte Cosby (Farrow & Ball)

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The well-known paint brand Farrow & Ball updates its seminal decorating tome to reflect the changes in how we live, especially in the era of the work-from-home revolution. Through beautifully photographed spaces, this book illustrates how paint can transform a room’s feel, offering practical and easy-to-follow tips. From urban apartments to stately country houses, it’s a comprehensive guide for anyone seeking to redecorate their space.

4. London Interiors by Emma J Page (Lannoo Publishers)

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Dive into the astonishingly diverse variety of design styles within the interiors of the UK capital, London. From former dairies to concrete new-builds and converted gin distilleries, Emma J Page’s book offers a peek behind the front doors of Londoners’ homes. Discover how creative urbanites shape their domestic spaces, creating something unique yet rooted in a rich mix of influences, from classical to boldly contemporary.

5. Kaleidoscope by Amy Moorea Wong (Hardie Grant Books)

Kaleidoscope by Amy Moorea Wong (Hardie Grant Books)

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Immerse yourself in a technicolored lesson in making your space brighter with Kaleidoscope. This book features inspiring images of rainbow-hued homes and insights from designers like Kingston Lafferty Design, Stine Goya, and Gunter & Co. Whether you’re into moody shades or joyful primary hues, Kaleidoscope provides expert advice to help you define your style and infuse vibrancy into your living spaces.

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6. How to Live with Objects: A Guide to More Meaningful Interiors by Monica Khemsurov and Jill Singer (Random House)

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In this thought-provoking and uplifting book, Khemsurov and Singer argue that spaces come alive when filled with things that truly matter to us. With chapters covering vintage, contemporary, handmade, and sentimental objects, it’s a guide to choosing and displaying art and pieces that bring real meaning, infusing joy into life.

7. Ateliers of Europe by John Whelan and Oskar Proctor (Prestel)

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Written by John Whelan and photographed by Wallpaper, Ateliers of Europe is a tribute to traditional craft. While traveling across Europe, they visited artisanal workshops, capturing their essence through photography and interviews. The book covers diverse crafts, from Vienna’s Lobmeyr to Stoke-on-Trent’s 1882 LTD. Proctor’s images vividly portray each space’s unique identity, in celebration of the creativity and expertise experienced in these timeless workspaces.

8. Arranging Things by Colin King (Rizzoli)

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Colin King, a rising star of American interiors, shares his unique sensibility and approach to design in his debut book. Focused on finding beauty in everyday objects, King explains how to create compositions that enrich homes. From coffee tables to windowsills and bookshelves, he demonstrates how scale, proportion, palette, and texture can help establish new relationships between favorite things, bringing joy to the familiar.

9. Victorian Modern: A Design Bible for the Victorian Home by Jo Leevers and Rachael Smith (Thames & Hudson)

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With a fifth of people in Britain living in Victorian houses, this book explores how designers adapt 19th-century buildings for contemporary living. Beyond historical analysis, it delves into the ways we use our homes today, offering expert tips and fascinating insights. It’s a must-read for anyone navigating the challenge of making Victorian homes fit for modern life.

10. Frances Elkins: Visionary American Designer by Scott Powell (Rizzoli)

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Step into the world of Frances Elkins, described as ‘the first great Californian decorator.’ A grande dame of early 20th-century interior design, Elkins’ timeless and elegant aesthetic is explored in this lavish exploration of her output. With beautiful photography capturing her chic interiors, this book pays homage to a trailblazer who left an indelible mark on the design landscape.

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As the year comes to a close, these best interior design books promise to be the perfect companions for design enthusiasts, offering inspiration, guidance, and a deeper understanding of the evolving world of interior design. Add them to your Christmas wishlist, and let the pages of creativity and innovation unfold in the coming year. Happy reading!

This is the PullCast team’s list of the best interior design books of 2023. Which ones have you added to your bookshelves during the year? If, like us, you live and breathe interior design, browse through the PullCast Blog and find tips and inspiration to transform your spacesSubscribe to our newsletter and follow us on FacebookPinterestand Instagram for more inspiration.

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