Top 10 Best Books to Read in Interior Painting & Wallpapering - August 2021

Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Interior Painting & Wallpapering. We have made sure our list is diverse to cater to the interests of different types of readers.

1. Made for Living: Collected Interiors for All Sorts of Styles

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Interior Painting & Wallpapering - August 2021

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • The trendsetting designer known for her effortless style shares the secrets of the art of layering, with more than 250 gorgeous photographs of her signature interiors.   “Livability is my true north. The materials I use time and again all change with age and wear. Not only is that okay, it’s how you achieve more than a re-creation of what you’ve already seen, or what somebody else has done. You can do this, too—I promise.”—from the introduction Designing a room with all the vibes comes down to how you layer your décor. The more you can mix the elements of your room—your pillows, objects, patterns, and lighting—the more finished it’ll feel: not too new, not too old, but just right. Known for her eclectic approach that stems from her California cool, Amber Lewis trains your eye in  Made for Living,  offering friendly advice on everything from nailing that perfect shade of paint to mismatching patterns with wild abandon to choosing a stone finish for new countertops.  These pages will help you design a home that's made to be lived in.

  • Author: Amber Lewis
  • Publisher: Clarkson Potter; Illustrated edition (October 27, 2020)
  • Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Home Improvement & Design
  • ISBN: 978-1984823915
  • Dimensions: 8.27 x 1.22 x 10.29 inches


2. The Finer Things: Timeless Furniture, Textiles, and Details (POTTER STYLE)

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Interior Painting & Wallpapering - August 2021

With a foreword by Miles Redd, this luxurious decorating resource trains the eye to recognize enduring, quality home goods and to use them to dazzling design effect. Quality matters. Just as a home’s foundation should be built to stand the test of time, so, too, should the furniture, objects, and elements of our rooms speak to an enduring sense of beauty and comfort. They should outlast trends and our loving day-to-day use. But how does one recognize quality and judge whether something is well made? Christiane Lemieux set out to answer this question by interviewing the world’s greatest experts. Weaving together the insights and guidance of dozens of wallpaper and paint specialists, textile fabricators, accessories artisans, and interior designers, Lemieux has curated an unparalleled education in recognizing the hallmarks of timeless, heirloom-quality pieces. Hundreds of elegant home interiors—both iconic examples from the past and stunning residences today--represent the range of luxurious and customized environments that can be created with fine décor.

  • Author: Christiane Lemieux
  • Publisher: Clarkson Potter; Illustrated edition (September 6, 2016)
  • Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Home Improvement & Design
  • ISBN: 978-0770434298
  • Dimensions: 9.19 x 1.53 x 11.27 inches


3. Living with Color: Inspiration and How-Tos to Brighten Up Your Home

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Interior Painting & Wallpapering - August 2021

Discover inspiration from the most colorful homes in America with this vibrant lookbook and style manual that brings the magic of color into your home—from the author of  Living with Pattern   Personalizing your color palette   may be one of the most important decisions you make in your home. The right combination of hues can set the mood and transform any room from ordinary to magical. Textile designer Rebecca Atwood invites you to take a color journey in this stunning yet practical guide.    In  Living with Color,  you’ll tour beautifully designed homes to see some of the most interesting uses of the rainbow and to gather inspiration for your own spaces. You’ll train your eye to notice how color lives all around you, from the pink light bouncing off a building you see every day to the exact blue of the ocean on your last getaway. You can even learn how to express yourself through your own custom palette with Rebecca’s accessible, illustrated overview of color theory. As you embark on your color hunt and begin to trust your own instincts,  Living with Color  will embolden you to breathe life into every part of your home.

  • Author: Rebecca Atwood
  • Publisher: Clarkson Potter; Illustrated edition (August 27, 2019)
  • Genre: Arts & Photography, Graphic Design
  • ISBN: 978-1524763459
  • Dimensions: 8.22 x 0.93 x 10.24 inches


4. The Very Efficient Carpenter: Basic Framing for Residential Construction (For Pros / By Pros)

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Interior Painting & Wallpapering - August 2021

Here's your chance to become a more efficient carpenter. Larry Haun has been a production framer for more than 35 years and a teacher of apprentices for more than 20. In this book, Haun shows you, step by step, all the techniques he uses to frame a basic house, from laying down the sills to cutting the rafters. You'll learn about: cutting and installing posts and girders joisting and sheathing fluently laying out, cutting, assembling, and raising walls framing gable roofs, hips and valleys, and truss roofs building various types of stairs There is an opening chapter on tools, plans, codes, permits, lumber, and materials, and additional information throughout the book on safety and site-built tools. The Very Efficient Carpenter is no less than a complete course in basic framing.

  • Author: Larry Haun
  • Publisher: Taunton Press (October 1, 1998)
  • Genre: Arts & Photography, Architecture
  • ISBN: 978-1561583263
  • Dimensions: 8 x 0.5 x 10 inches


5. Design the Home You Love: Practical Styling Advice to Make the Most of Your Space [An Interior Design Book]

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Interior Painting & Wallpapering - August 2021

From the co-founders of Havenly comes “a perfect read for anyone looking to infuse more personality and style into their space—on their own time and budget, and in their own unique way” (Rachel Zoe).   “Not only do Lee and Emily unpack all their tips for creating a space that looks as good as it feels, but they do it in a way that is made for real-life application.”—Bobby Berk, design expert and host of Netflix’s Queer Eye   Interior design can be daunting, and as a result, many of us never even attempt to design our own homes. In Design the Home You Love, Havenly founders Lee Mayer and Emily Motayed break down the ambiguous world of home design. First you learn how to identify your own style (whether you’re a fan of Parisian Modern or California Casual) and then how to incorporate furniture that matches your style and fits your budget. Design the Home You Love takes you step-by-step and room-by-room through each part of the house to help you fulfill your home’s potential.   Whether you’re looking to give your home a complete makeover, spruce up your rental apartment, or merely take your living room from blah to fab, Lee and Emily bring fresh ideas, advice, and inspiration to the table. Illustrated with eye-catching photography and livable inspiration from real-life clients, this is the interior design book that finally makes it possible for us all to achieve our design goals.

  • Author: Lee Mayer
  • Publisher: Ten Speed Press (May 4, 2021)
  • Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Home Improvement & Design
  • ISBN: 978-1984856616
  • Dimensions: 8.25 x 1.01 x 10.26 inches


6. Feels Like Home: Transforming Your Space from Uninspiring to Uniquely Yours

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Interior Painting & Wallpapering - August 2021

Discover how to achieve your dream home on an affordable budget using these inspiring pictures, practical tips, and easy-to-implement tutorials.   Most of us don’t live in a dream home that was custom built to suit our tastes. We have to work with a house that brings its own style, quirks, and personality to the table. But imagine walking into this house, but it’s perfectly designed and decorated with your style in mind—a home that fits you like a well-tailored outfit and yet is as comfy as your favorite pair of pajamas.   What would that home look like exactly? How would it feel to live in a home styled specifically for you?   The truth is, every home should feel like a custom home and not have to break the bank. In Feels Like Home , DIY makeover queen Marian Parsons (a.k.a. Miss Mustard Seed) teaches you what she’s learned over the years, sharing budget-friendly practical tips that will inspire you to change your space from “blah” to beautiful, from a builder-grade to character-rich home. Each chapter will guide you through detailed, easy-to-implement tutorials for projects, makeovers, decorating ideas, and tips for handling common challenges. Special note-taking spaces are also included for recording your own design ideas. Room by room, you will be empowered to transform your house into the home of your dreams!

  • Author: Marian Parsons
  • Publisher: Worthy Books (September 7, 2021)
  • Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Home Improvement & Design
  • ISBN: 978-1546015833
  • Dimensions: 8 x 0.91 x 10 inches


7. New York School of Interior Design: Home: The Foundations of Enduring Spaces

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Interior Painting & Wallpapering - August 2021

"An essential text for all students of design . . . and inspiration and intel for those simply interested in the art and practice." --Alexa Hampton, from the foreword From the nation's top college for interior design comes a definitive design school in a book and a fabulous reference for decorating the home.  In the past decade, New York School of Interior Design, which was founded in 1916, has drawn a large crossover audience of passionate decorating enthusiasts and hobbyists--many of them private homeowners who know that thinking like a professional is the surest way to achieve a magnificent home.   This lavishly illustrated and highly detailed interior design bible provides a comprehensive education on home design and decor, from color theory principles to space-specific considerations (choosing furniture for a living room) and collaborating with architects and other professionals for the best results. Built on the Home Study Course that is the foundation of the school's curriculum, this book offers an unparalleled mastery of the key elements of enduring design, rendering it the only book you'll ever need.

  • Author: Ellen S. Fisher
  • Publisher: Clarkson Potter; Illustrated edition (March 27, 2018)
  • Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Home Improvement & Design
  • ISBN: 978-0804137195
  • Dimensions: 8.88 x 1.58 x 10.79 inches


8. Home Repair Wisdom & Know-How: Timeless Techniques to Fix, Maintain, and Improve Your Home

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Interior Painting & Wallpapering - August 2021

Home Repair Wisdom & Know-How is the essential go-to book for every home project and repair, from basic wiring to full kitchen renovations. Featuring step-by-step instructions from the pages of Fine Homebuilding magazine, one of the most trusted sources on home repair and construction, Home Repair Wisdom & Know-How is organized into topics including: The Basic Tool Kit Fixing a Leaky Faucet Stain Removal Repairing a Wood Surface Replacing a Toilet Fine Points of Applying Paint Roof Repair Fixing Large and Small Appliances Home Safety and Security Energy Alternatives And so much more! Packed with tried and true advice from leaders in the industry and hundreds of photographs, charts, and sidebars, Home Repair Wisdom & Know-Ho w is a must-have for any homeowner. This book is also a part of the Know-How series which includes other titles such as: Woodworking Wisdom & Know-How Natural Healing Wisdom & Know-How Craft Wisdom & Know-How Garden Wisdom & Know-How

  • Author: Fine Homebuilding
  • Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal (May 9, 2017)
  • Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Home Improvement & Design


9. The New York Times 36 Hours. World. 150 Cities from Abu Dhabi to Zurich

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Interior Painting & Wallpapering - August 2021

Weekend trips to any city, from São Paulo to Seoul to Sydney, can often be daunting, with too much to do and too little time. Enter 36 Hours World, a roundup of 150 cities across six continents, each tailored for a memorable and feasible 36-hour stay. Gathered from the eponymous New York Times column, this updated edition is dedicated entirely to cities: capital, coastal, cosmopolitan, and everything in between, with 26 new stories not published in previous volumes. The Times’s contributors are your guides―foreign correspondents, travel writers, food writers, and photojournalists―who bring together insider knowledge and in-depth research, providing fresh insight to even the most frequently visited metropolises. Whether it’s a comedy club in downtown Chicago, a long-tail boat tour on Bangkok’s Chao Phraya River, or a cable car ride up to Dubrovnik’s Mount Srd, the must-know facts and inspiration can all be found in this A-to-Z collection of urban adventures. 150 international cities Practical recommendations for nearly 600 restaurants and 350 hotels A thumb index for quick navigation and ribbon to bookmark your next adventure More than 800 photos Detailed city-by-city maps that pinpoint every stop on your itinerary All stories have been updated and adapted by Barbara Ireland, a veteran Times travel editor

  • Author: Barbara Ireland
  • Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Home Improvement & Design


10. Macramé for Beginners: The Complete Macramé Guide with Step-by-Step Knots Instructions to Make Your DIY Projects and Patterns for Home Decor, Wall Hangings, Plant Hangers, Jewelry and Bracelets

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Interior Painting & Wallpapering - August 2021

Would you like to start learning the art of Macramé to use knots and create various textiles for beautifying your home? Would you like to create little DIY projects such as bracelets, necklaces, bags for you or your loved one? You were born to make and create and would like to make something that will catch the eye of your friends and family, and you want to turn it into something sparkling. When it comes to the world of handcrafted items, you will find that there is no end to the ways you can show off your creativity by the things you make. You would like to find a way to use all the creativity you have, but you do not know how to find it. When you try to make something, you feel lost. Discover and learn the Macramé techniques by reading this Macramé for Beginners! This manual is for beginners and those who want to try a new hobby and those who already have experienced Macramé wishing to refine the techniques or learn some tricks to avoid possible Macramé errors. In this book, you will find: A Clear Introduction to the Art of Macramé and all the beautiful things you can create with this technique. A List of Tools and Materials to get started with Macramé. All the Necessary Knots and Techniques you need to learn to get the best from your Macramé projects. How to do a Business with Macramé to have an extra income from your passion straighforwardly and fruitfully. Unique Plant Hangers Projects so trendy in this period, will make your home look smart and stylish. ... & Lot More! As a beginner, you want a guide with easy and clear step-by-step instructions to follow and many images to facilitate the process of creating your projects. With this book in your hands, you realize there is no end to how you can use your skills to create whatever you want. This book will open the door to an entirely new way of crafting for you; this is going to be the inspiration that you have been waiting for, and you will find that it is everything you need to make any Macramé project that you can imagine. Learn many new skills you can use any time you desire. You cannot make anything but love the process, the projects, and everything else that comes with the work you put into these things. There is a whole world of crafting out there; get ready to dive in. PLEASE NOTE: Book is available in 2 paperback formats- Black&White and Full Color Order Your Copy Now and Start Making Your Macramé Projects for Home and Garden!

  • Author: Veronica Wilson
  • Publisher: Independently published (May 5, 2021)
  • Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Home Improvement & Design
  • ISBN: 979-8719888019
  • Dimensions: 8 x 0.31 x 10 inches