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Monday, 6 January 2014

Expand your horizons with interior design books

It never ceases to amaze me how much I learn daily and that is thanks to the amazing range of Interior Design books that are available. Since completing my Diploma in Interior Design last August, I find I am still hooked on chasing the Interior Design files of the deceased, famous and new Interior Designers. Each book I read, new knowledge is taken on board, each Designer has very different ideas when it comes to design.

Which makes me think... Is this due to their own personal influences of history and designers?
We all seem to be taught, and learn the same or similar things when studying Interior Design, but I can't help but think, it's each persons own individual inspirational designer and loves of particular areas within design that makes each one of us take a different direction or gain a knowledge that is so powerful that it is taken on board by that person and passed on through the pages of their own books.

So if you are, or wish to study Interior Design, then I would like to say one thing to help in your study. And that is to read, read, and read some more, both old and new books, the library is a fantastic way to obtain knowledge and read books that perhaps you can't afford. I went through loads of books and in fact still do, sure I buy a lot now, in fact even when I visit the Queensland Art Gallery bookstore I will often look for a new book to purchase, or go to secondhand shops, eBay & garage sales.
I have some favourites of course, don't we all. 

I was also fortunate enough to meet last year at Grand Designs live in Sydney, one of my most inspirational Australian Interior designers and TV personality Shaynna Blaze. And yes she was kind enough to sign my book of hers that I bought and allow me to have a photo taken with her. I think for me this was the highlight of 2013, along with completing my Diploma in Interior Design. 
So what are you waiting for...start your book collection today, it's never to late. They look great stacked on coffee tables, on the floor, even in shelves, but you will always go back to your absolute favourites. Let the inspiration take you where you dream to go.

Here are a few books that would be amongst some of our favourites, if you haven't read them then I suggest you do. Happy Reading & Smi)es TP.


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