Liveable style: new interior design books

These new release non-fiction titles are vibrant and picturesque showcases of homes around the globe, displaying the best of the best in the interior design world. See what helpful how-to’s, design formulas, and tips from industry pro’s you can adopt and bring into your own home, to elevate your day-to-day spaces. Whether for you that’s a pared-back minimalist approach, or a kaleidoscopic maximalist statement, find an interior design style that works for how you live. Are you a form over function advocate? Do you want to emulate European trends? Or simply bring a more relaxed, coastal vibe to your home? Set up your interiors to reflect and complement you and your whānau’s unique needs and ways of living. These books illustrate an unbeatable mix of colour, form, trend and practicality, that can inspire you to take a fresh approach to styling your home.

Home with Rue : style for everyone / Lamb, Kelli
Home with Rue is a compendium of inspirational and accessible ideas to help anyone imagine, plan, and create their ultimate living space. Full of beautiful images of real homes lived in by real people, it features thoughtfully curated advice and how-to’s. Woven throughout are expert insights, concise tips and tricks sharing why certain decorating methods work, and quotes from top designers on their creative processes and favorite details or memories of a space.” (Adapted from Catalogue)

Style : the art of creating a beautiful home / Walton, Natalie
“At once beautiful and practical, this book demystifies the creative process of styling so that you can transform your own home with confidence using what you own and love. Learn how to cultivate and express you own personal style, and allow interior designer and stylist Natalie Walton to guide you through the art and science of styling, providing expert insights and teaching you how to create inspiring, welcoming and authentic interiors.” (Adapted from Catalogue

Modish : the book of great design / Buckley, Beth Benton
“Modish features gorgeous spaces designed by the most sought-after interior designers from North America. This book capture’s each designer’s unique sensibility through breathtaking photography. With a picture being worth a thousand words, this photo-driven book speaks volumes and will inspire you.” (Catalogue)

Lifestyles today : interior design around the world / Uffelen, Chris van
“The most diverse lifestyles are reflected in the way a person designs their home. Architects and interior designers have to get involved with the individual character of their clients, to understand how they want to live and to implement this in the room concepts and designs. This book celebrates life in all its diversity through magnificent interiors.” (Adapted from Catalogue)

Nomad at home : designing the home more traveled / Robertson, Hilary
Nomad at Home dissects the design-led traveler’s desire to wander the globe. Those for whom ‘it is a better thing to travel hopefully than to arrive’. Offering inspiration from homes all over the globe, Nomad at Home contains champion shopper Hilary’s nomadic sourcebook, which allows readers to hit the ground shopping in destinations all over the world, with an address book for every country covered, every story told.” (Adapted from Catalogue)

Vibrant interiors : living large at home / Schumacher, Andrea Monath
“Inviting, imaginative homes that draw the viewer in and ignite the desire to see more, ultimately revealing the creativity and skill in the personality-filled interiors. Regardless of location or style, these homes are layered with a well-balanced mix of complexity and simplicity; sophisticated yet playful; layered but minimal. Vibrant Interiors explores the creativity and sensibility used to transform interior spaces into something unique.” (Adapted from Catalogue)

At home on the water / Conry, Jaci
“The idea of a retreat–a place removed from one’s daily stressors, an escape in a serene natural setting, a secluded haven to be enjoyed by family, is more appealing than it has been in decades. Over time, homes on the water have been coveted and cherished for their particular restorative qualities. At Home on the Water offers history on coastal living, the design of the homes and the way the homeowners who live in them, embellished by interviews with  designers, and architects.” (Adapted from Catalogue)

At home with art : a beginner’s guide to collecting on any budget / De Fayet, Olivia
“A beginner’s guide on how to start your own art collection on any budget-to create a unique home that reflects your individual style.” (Catalogue)

Homes for families : stylish living for kids and parents / Vandewalle, Joni
“More than 200 pages of interior design tips on how to create a stylish, warm and happy family home for young parents and parents to be.” (Catalogue)

From Wild to Manicured: new gardening books

Take a visual journey around the world- from England, to Japan, to Australia -where the latest contemporary gardening trends are being experimented with, and pushed to their limits, producing awe-inspiring and abundant results. You’ll find a big focus on sustainable, eco-friendly planting, where your local environment can help lead the way in creating a perfectly designed, harmonious outdoor space. There’s even a gardening guide for renters with budget friendly and time conscious options, for those whose greenspaces may have been long neglected and sparsely cared for. You needn’t be limited by lease lengths or lack of inspiration, this array of new non-fiction books have all your gardening needs covered.

Wild : the naturalistic garden / Kingsbury, Noël
“A stunning exploration of one of the hottest trends in garden design: nature-based planting with an eco-aware approach. Forget the mild, manicured gardens of the past: planting today is undergoing a revolution in taste and aesthetics. This is the first comprehensive overview of a new planting approach that is wild and natural by nature, reflecting the global turn towards sustainability and the current zeitgeist in garden design. Featuring over 40 gardens this stunning book is brought to life with beautiful photography and insightful text.” (Adapted from Catalogue)

Adelaide Hills Gardens / McCabe, Christine
Adelaide Hills Gardens charts the evolution of gardening in Australia, that is anchored deeply in history, yet with sights set firmly on the future. Old oak, elm and ash trees, planted after memories of English gardens, live alongside stringybark eucalypts and native bush gullies, fruit-bearing orchards and wineries. Encompassing twenty gardens, taking in grand Victorian estates and repurposed municipal water tanks alike,  this book is a testament to the power of gardens to adapt, delight and restore.” (Adapted from Catalogue)

Gardens for the soul : sustainable and stylish outdoor spaces / Bird, Sara
Gardens for the Soul shows how a sustainable and eco-friendly ethos can be at the heart of creating a beautiful garden, whatever its location or size. There are a multitude of different ways in which we use our outside spaces, Gardens for the Soul explores ways to create and style a haven that will suit your lifestyle. Visit real-life gardens of all sizes, to glean ideas, tips and inspiration, with a focus on sustainability and reclaimed materials.” (Adapted from Catalogue)

Inside your Japanese garden / Yasumoro, Sadao
Inside Your Japanese Garden walks you through designing and creating your very own Japanese garden. From small projects like benches and gates, to larger undertakings like bridges and mud walls, this book provides a wide variety of ways to enhance the space around your home, no matter the size. This book features 20 gardens that author Sadao Yasumoro designed and built in Japan. From small tsuboniwa courtyard gardens to a large backyard stroll garden with water features, stairs and walls, these real-life inspirations will help spark your own garden plan.” (Adapted from Catalogue)

Flea market garden style / McKenzie, Caroline
“With small space inspiration, details that wow, budget-friendly solutions, magical makeovers, or fresh ideas for old homes, you can bring new life to your yard! Welcome to Flea Market Garden Style, where a well-rooted, decidedly unstuffy approach to landscapes is taken. Firm believers that gardens look best when they are lush and layered–if not a smidge unkempt– where the more varied and abundant the flora and fauna, the better! Discover outdoor spaces brimming with old pieces that have been given new life.” (Adapted from Catalogue)