Another three books joined my interior design-themed collection yesterday, courtesy of T.K. Maxx (read: for much less than RRP):
1. The Colour Book: Use the Healing Power of Colour to Transform Your Life – by Lori Reid
A psychological take on the power of color in interiors and how to harness it to your advantage. Also, nice intro about colors in general (colors of light vs. pigment colors, etc.) and 12 color cards for conducting a personality test. For the interested, it discusses the energy of color and its healing influence on chakras.
2. At Home With Art [Illustrated] – by Tiddy Rowan
One of my ambition is to make art a natural element of interiors. Whether paintings by famous artists, or vintage posters, art beautifies and adds soul to any space. We face numerous problems when dealing with art, though – what to choose? How much to spend? How to hang it to its best advantage? But most importantly – no one wants to live in a gallery. How then do you get to be at ease with art, and make it manifest your personal taste? I hope this book will touch upon those questions and thus enrich my knowledge of art in interiors.
3. Home: A Practical Style Guide – by Kerryn Harper
Giving overview of 10 interior design styles and asking questions about your preferences, the book aims to establish which one suits you best. To be honest, having looked through almost all of it, I had to glance back on the inside cover to make sure this book was published in this century. To be honest, not all of the photos work with my taste (especially the French chic and Scandinavian – I personally would have seen those chapters differently), but hey, the book aims at giving an overview, and it does (do not think it covers all the possibilities, though – far from that). The narrative is better, though, and some comments / tips are certainly valuable.