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Fashion, design & world literature: the most beautiful books to decorate your interior

In addition to knowledge, sense of taste and aesthetic pleasure, books have another valuable function — they decorate the interior.
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Today we have selected the most beautiful books in our opinion, which will be both a useful acquisition for your library, and a valuable investment in the character of your home or office.


The history of fashion and individual fashion houses is never boring. Each book from this collection can be as a desktop book, a coffee-table book, or an excellent addition to your shelf.

1. “Supreme Models: Iconic Black Woman Who Revolutionized Fashion” by Marcellas Reynolds 2. ”John Galliano for Dior” by Robert Fairer 3. “Zandra Rhodes: 50 Fabulous Years in Fashion” by Dennis Nothdruft
4. “Prada. Catwalk” by Susanna Frankel 5. “Chanel. Catwalk” by Patrick Mauriès, Adélia Sabatini 6. “Yves Saint Laurent. Catwalk” by Olivier Flaviano


Design books are a must-have for any contemporary library. Design is everything that surrounds us and perfectly expands our view to this world. A huge advantage of the books about design is that they are always perfectly laid out and will add style to any interior.

7. “Who’s afraid of pink, orange & green?” by Iris De Feijter & Irene Schampaert 8. “Evocative Style” by Kelly Wearstler 9. “Living with color” by Rebecca Atwood
10. “Resident Dog” by Nicole England 11. “Bauhaus: Weimar, Dessau, Berlin, Chicago” by Hans M Windler 12. “Living with Pattern” by Rebecca Atwood

World literature

In addition to interesting design solutions, these books can also diversify your leisure time. Here is a  collection of world famous works with original and sometimes even unexpected illustrations.

14. “A Clockwork Orange” by Anthony Burgess 15. “The Invisible Man” H.G. Wells 16. “Lolita” by Vladimir Nabokov
17. “The Trial. Definitive Edition” by Franz Kafka 18. “The Last Tycoon” by F. Scott Fitzgerald 19. “Everything You Know” by Zoe Heller

Author’s piece of advice

It is not to be discussed that books are a powerful tool both for the brain and the interior. But, as for the second, try to choose books with plain, mono color covers in shades that are pleasant to you. They will always look great within the interior.

If your favorite book has a pattern or an active picture on the cover, feel free to combine it with the books of a more minimalistic design. Remember, your favorite book can become the most memorable accent within your interior!

The author: Katerina Kovalenko

an interior designer and founder of studio



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