home: made [ diy books ]
Explore bookstores, online or in person for great aids for DIY and creating the perfect home for you.
We’ve scanned the shelves for our favourite picks.
Making A House Your Home / Amazon £14.99
DIY Furniture/ Amazon £4.14
The Girls Guide To DIY / World Of Books £7.19
The Interior Design Handbook / Amazon £14.99
DIY Art At Home / World of Books £4.79
DIY Furniture 2 / Amazon £13.70
A Well Crafted Home / John Lewis £19.99
home: made [ Baskets ]
A beautifully created book to teach the art of basketry. Tabara carefully walks us through the projects to create some unique basket designs to fill your home.
Get your copy of this wonderful book direct from La Basketry for just £15
This book will teach you how to master the versatile art of basketry. Each of the four chapters tackles the different materials and their subsequent techniques, including grasses, rope, twine and cane. Learn how to add pattern and colour to your woven wonders as you create a colourful collection of 15 storage accessories of your own. The projects include laundry baskets, baskets with lids, rope bags, a picnic basket, a gorgeous woven lampshade and a stylish collection of patterned tableware.
Discover more about this tactile craft as Tabara N’Diaye explores its history and origins through her Senegalese roots. With clear instructions accompanied by the beautiful lifestyle photography and illustrations throughout, Baskets demystifies the art of basket-making for makers at all levels.
home: made [ DIY interiors book ]
With a lot of time at home, many people are turning to extra DIY and home improvement projects.
Our pick of the books, you should get you hands on to help with styling new looks for your home, is Mad About The House, by Kate Watson – Smyth ;
A practical how-to guide from the author of Mad About the House, the bestselling book and UK s number 1 interiors blog. This easy-to-use dictionary of interior design answers all those questions you wanted to solve but were afraid to ask.
The book begins with the most important questions of all: Who? What? When? Where? Why? and How? The aim is to answer these before you start any decorating scheme and you will avoid the most common mistakes, save money and, most importantly, create a home that works for you and the people who live there. Mad About the House: 101 Interior Design Answers is the super-practical guide that allows you to dip in and out so you can solve all your decorating dilemmas.
Available from Amazon for £14.99
home: made [ macrame ]
Looking for inspiration and ideas of filling time at home?
We love this new book from Isabella Strambio ‘Macrame For The Modern World’. Sixteen wonderful projects to try at home.
Plus head to her site for inspiring ideas and free tutorials.
Book available : £12.99
home: event [ book launch ]
If you are a fan of Rockett St George [ and there is no reason why you shouldn’t ] then be sure to get your hands on their new book Extraordinary Interiors, launching this October.
Be one of the first to get a signed copy of the book at an event in their Harvey Nichols concession.
Between 17:00 – 19:00 on the 4th October you can shop the new book alongside the rest of the concession, free fizz, gift with every purchase, plus meet one half of the brand Lucy St George.
Harvey Nichols – Knightsbridge
home: made [ books ]
Looking to re style your home, create unique homewares, DIY or upcycle furniture or learn how to make your home blend and coordinate? There are many books on the market to teach, advise and guide you to a beautiful home.
A Beautiful Mess/Happy Handmade Home £18.99 Amazon
Max Mcmurdo / Upcycling £20 Waterstones
Farrow & Ball / How to decorate £12.99 Amazon
The Maker £12.82 Wordery
Bright Bazaar / Book Depository £21.33
Home Decor Cheat Sheets / £8.03 (kindle) Amazon
home: found this [ book ]
Interior stylist, Emma Bloomfield, as well as recently launching an online decorating school, has written a book. For styling your home it’s a must-have addition to your bookshelf. Easy step by step guides to ensuring your home flows and comes together, with complimenting styles, colours and accessories.
Home acts as a friendly, room-to-room guide to creating a look you love and a space you are proud to show off – without breaking the bank or starting from the ground up.
With beautiful but hard-working illustrations, Emma demystifies the five elements of decorating – needs and wants, colour and pattern, shape and size, placement, and lighting – and shows how easy it can be to apply them to each room in your house. Whether you’re refreshing your look, moving in, organising your home office, decorating a nursery or creating an outdoor oasis, Emma’s tried-and-tested advice will inspire and guide you.
With original illustrations, clever floorplans, practical decorator’s tips and styling 101s, Home is a timeless handbook for anyone who has ever doubted their decorating ability, or craved a helping hand through the process.
Home:The Elements of Decorating by Emma Blomfield
home: made [ books ]
Often we have great ideas but don’t always know how to translate them into our homes. Whether it’s home decor ideas, colour options, diy projects or just the need for general inspiration, there is a book to help.
We have picked some of our favourites including basic diy techniques, the best ways of using plants in the home and a paint colour guide.
Clockwise from top left:
Make a house your home [ £20 ]
Design bloggers at home [ £8 ]
Reinventing Ikea [ £15.99 ]
Hygge [ £12.99 ]
In the mood for colour [ £19.99 ]
Bring the outside in [ £9.99 ]
How to decorate [ £30 ]
Collins complete DIY manual [ £24 ]
House of plants [ £20 ]
home: made [ mason jars ]
We love a crafting or DIY project and this super book brings together 35 brilliant projects using mason jars and other glass containers.
‘Crafting with Mason Jars and other Glass Containers: Over 35 simple and beautiful upcycling projects’
This book explores methods and makes for great lighting, storage, gifts, kitchenalia, table settings, wedding ideas and so much more. With easy and building to slightly more complex tutorials, it’s a lovely way to improve your crafting skills and give you a great repertoire of ideas to use for many occasions and interiors
Currently on Amazon at £9.54