home: made [ diy books ]

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: featured [ After Noah ]

home: featured [ After Noah ]

Based in the heart of Islington, London After Noah is an emporium of homeware & gifts.

Full of gorgeous vintage & new pieces for the home, you are sure to find something you love.

Choose from lighting, storage, ceramics, books and more. They also have a great furniture department full of sofas, armchairs, items for the garden and stools.

Visit the store or browse the website and fall in love.

afternoah.com

home: featured [ Prick London ]

home: featured [ Prick London ]

We love discovering gems on our own doorstep and love to shout about independent businesses – Prick London ticks both boxes.

They may be fully sold out right now (except for books!) but it’s testament to the great product. Keep an eye on the site for new stock coming and you can fill your home with beautiful cacti and succulents.

Due to current circumstances their Hackney store is closed but the website is open and hopefully soon stocked with gorgeous greenery!

They say;

PRICK – LONDON’S FIRST CACTUS SHOP

PRICK IS LONDON’S FIRST BOUTIQUE DEDICATED TO CACTI AND OTHER SUCCULENTS. BASED IN DALSTON, EAST LONDON, IT OFFERS A SELECTION OF THE MOST UNUSUAL AND EXOTIC PLANTS SOURCED FROM ACROSS THE UK AND EUROPE. PRICK SEES CACTI AND SUCCULENTS AS LIVING SCULPTURES THAT TAKE YEARS TO FULLY DEVELOP. STORE FOUNDER GYNELLE LEON EXPLAINS, “THEY ARE A BEAUTIFUL AND SUSTAINABLE WAY TO TRANSFORM ANY INTERIOR. DUE TO THEIR LOW MAINTENANCE AND HARDY NATURE, THEY’RE WELL SUITED TO MODERN CITY LIVING.”.

home: favourite thing [ bookshelf ]

home: favourite thing [ bookshelf ]

We are absolutely loving the simplicity and great design of this little Lita Bookshelf from Urban Outfitters for £299.

Fill with books or pretty things collected. Display your favourite items or use the handy open design to stack up your urban jungle of indoor planting as it allows plenty of light to every shelf .

home: made [ books ]

home: made [ books ]

January is always the time of the year when everybody starts talking about DIY, cleansing the home, revamping rooms and this is great. But if you are struggling for ideas and need some guidance then there are loads of fab books available to do just that.

We have picked 6 of our favourites ranging from DIY hacks to colour inspiration. These books are there to pick up and put down whenever the need takes you, full of interesting ideas and photos to really kick start your creative juices.

Clockwise from top left:

Be Bold: Interiors for the Brave of Heart – Emily Henson [ Fly the flag for maximalism – bring playful patterns, bold prints and vivid colours into your home ]

Sustainable Home – Christine Liu [ A stylish, inspirational and practical guidebook to maintaining a more environmentally friendly household ]

Pearl Lowe’s Vintage Craft [ In this beautiful and inspiring craft book Pearl shares with you her designer secrets and shows you how to capture her unique vintage style in your own home ]

Creative Living: London – Emily Wheeler [ Don’t read this book unless you want a serious dose of decorator-envy – Evening Standard ]

Reinventing Ikea [ This book features 70 customisation projects conceived from popular Ikea products ]

Beautifully Small – Sara Emslie [ Drawing inspiration from truly tiny spaces, with creative styling for compact interiors ]

All books available from waterstones.com

home: favourite thing [ storage basket ]

home: favourite thing [ storage basket ]

Just when you think you’ve got all the baskets you need we find these handy hangable large hemp ‘Mira’ storage baskets from The Little House Shop.

Perfect for all over the home; toiletries in the bathroom, magazines in the lounge, laundry in the hallway or even toys in the nursery.

£38

home: made [ books ] 

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.

Our favourites:

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 ] 

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 ]

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: found this [ shelving ] 

home: found this [ shelving ] 

Make a statement and embrace the typography trend with this beautiful mango wood shelving unit from Maisons Du Monde 

It’s got a brilliant carved lettering feature, appropriately spelling out ‘book’ which disguises a handy set of cupboards. 

As with a lot of great pieces of furniture in their sale, this shelving unit has a great discount. 

Was £749.90 Now £519.70