When shopping for a gift for an interior design lover, a new interior design coffee table book can make an excellent gift. Luckily, there a wide variety of different interior design coffee table books on the market today and you should have no problem finding the book that is perfect for your friend. First, you may want to stop by your local bookstore to browse the interior design section and see if anything interesting pops up. For instance, ask yourself what your friend enjoys most about interior design. What style does she or he tend to gravitate toward? Do they have any favorite designers or themes? If so, try to target your book selection to their specific taste. Also, check each book to make sure the images are high quality and detailed.
For an excellent book on the interior design process and philosophy, consider purchasing “Decorating Secrets: Easy Ways to Achieve the Professional Look” by Nina Campbell. In this book, Campbell encourages the reader to focus on layering his or her interior decorating to achieve an overall look that is fluid and complete. By dissecting and investigating the decorating techniques to be used in each area of one’s home, Campbell paints a complete picture that any interior decorating enthusiast is likely to enjoy or at least find interesting.
Next, consider "Elle Décor So Chic: Glamorous Lives, Stylish Spaces” by authors Margaret Russell and the editors of Elle Décor for an incredible look at the interior design tactics used by various celebrities and social elites. This book features the interior design of homes owned by Ben Stiller, Sarah Jessica Parker and countless other celebrities. The pictures are all high quality and detailed as well.