Inspiring Books Full of Color

One thing that I really missed while living in Germany was spending the day at the bookstore. I could spend hours looking at books, flipping thru magazines, and searching for a new read. Yes, they do have book stores in Germany and some do have a small English section, but the selection is limited. The also have some great design books but sometimes looking at the pictures just isn’t enough.  Yesterday I finally made my first trip to the bookstore since returning home. While the kids worked on their summer reading I took advantage and combed the racks for some summer reading of my own.

Here are some old favorites and a few new releases that whose flair for color really caught my eye.

kate Spade

1. Kate Spade New York: Things We Love: Twenty Years of Inspiration, Intriguing Bits and Other Curiosities by Kate Spade and Deborah Lloyd


2. Tricia Guild Pattern: Using Pattern to Create Sophisticated, Show-stopping Interiors by Tricia Guild

Bright Bazaar

3. Bright Bazaar: Embracing Color for Make-You-Smile Style by Will Taylor

Happy Chic

4. Jonathan Adler 100 Ways to Happy Chic Your Life by Jonathan Adler

New Bohemians

5. The New Bohemians: Cool and Collected Homes by Justina Blakeney

I also ran across this great periodical Style at Home Weekend Makeovers which is full of inspiring projects and lots and lots of color. Bonus, this one is available online so you don’t even have to go to the book store to read it.

style at home 2015

I took a couple of these home with me and the rest are going on my wish list for next time.


  1. I really need to make a trek to the book store and check these out! I have a few Barnes & Noble gift cards burning a hole in my pocket and I think some colorful books might be the perfect way to spend them!

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