As much as we love our Kindle and iPad, when it comes to books, nothing compares to the satisfaction of reading printed materials. Here is a list of 11 great houses and design readings that will move you and inspire you. Martha Stewart – the person, the magazine, the show and the brand as a whole – has always been known for her beautiful DIY objects for all occasions. It's the perfect book for those who want to emulate these photogenic crafts, as it has 225 projects that cover all known vacations, from Valentine's Day to New Year's Eve. Discover the Halloween crafts, which are particularly incredible!
Young House Love by Sherry and John Petersik
The Young Breeders Sherry and John Petersik have compiled and shared their DIY adventures for their home in this book, which is to remodel an old dresser or simply make a photo wall on an empty hallway. This light read features easy-to-follow home projects that will make your space a little more like your dream home.
Designlicious: Gastronomy by Design Basheer Graphic Books
Taste the beautiful photography, illustrations and typography served with the food we eat every day. From the most elegant restaurant menus, from the most original food truck designs, to the whimsical yogurt cups, each chapter takes us beyond food packaging and allows us to enjoy the art behind the brand image.
Happy Home: The Daily Magic for a Colorful by Charlotte Hedeman Gueniau
Just flick through the pages of this book to make you smile; what more can you say if you really put the practical tips of the author to heart! Happy Home shows you how to inject a little (or a lot, if it's your cup of tea) color into your nest to make returning home every day more interesting and a much happier experience.
Good Bones, Great Pieces by Suzanne and Lauren McGrath
This book walks you through seven essential pieces of furniture that you will live in every home you make, and shows you where to place it, improve its look, and more . Fall in love with beautifully rendered watercolor illustrations and inspiring photographs in each chapter.
Handmade Houses: A Century of Earth Friendly Home Design by Richard Olsen
Learn the roots of green design and architecture with handmade homes. It features homes around the world that have been built using environmentally friendly practices such as the use of recovered materials and the adaptation of structures to their surrounding natural elements. Some houses were not even built or designed by architects. Indeed, green design has not come recently, but dates back to the time when craftsmanship was the norm.
The Flower Recipe by Alethea Harampolis and Jill Rizzo
Feast your eyes on fanciful and sophisticated floral arrangement photos on every page. Stumble upon your favorite flowers and be inspired as this book presents a step-by-step guide to getting a photo-perfect flower arrangement.
French Handmade Evenings: Simple Project for Special Occasions by Kaari Meng
This is a personal party diary presented in a very charming way. There are rustic-looking photos paired with delicious recipes, cocktails, decorations and DIY projects that you'll want to start right away.
Past and Present: 24 Favorite Moments in the History of Decorative Arts and 24 Modern DIY Projects Inspired by Them by Amy Azzarito
Take a Journey into the Memory of Design Memory as You Make Your Plans DIY. Azzarito will take you on tour by giving a brief history of each of the styles before you tackle the easy-to-make craft. You could almost say that you made a history piece with your DIY creation.
Decorative Workshop by Holly Becker
Creativity is hard to find in this world; we are not even sure if we really get the essence of it. Becker shows us how easy and fun it is to look for inspiration in the unexpected and the mundane. After all, if you want to create your masterpiece, do it too with heart; and most importantly, do not forget to have fun in the process.
New Paris Danielle Miller Style
What's with the Parisians? They can create a surrealist's dream in a tiny apartment, a Thousand and One Nights refuge in an old building and a modernist house in a small canal boat. If you want to get the local look, pay attention to the thumbnails – the owners superimpose every found object and every piece of art with such I do not know what. With sumptuous photographs and atmospheric chapter openings, this gem of a book shows that the true Parisian style is in the unexpected pairing of things.