Lockdown Inspiration I - Top Home & Interior Books

Hunter & Nomad's Top 9 Best Home & Interior Books

Just a couple of weeks ago, more than half of all Australians were in lockdown. This week, it continues to look concerning in NSW and QLD, and no one knows what the next weeks or months will bring.

Everyone is more or less struggling with the confinement of our homes, the loss of income, schooling our children and living in uncertainty. I think we can all agree that it is essential for us and our mental wellbeing to turn to the good things and focus on what lies within our control. We will get through this, and one day life will feel and look normal again.

To help you stay positive, proactive and inspired, we have collated a list of our Top 9 most favourite Home & Interior Books. Hopefully, this gives you something to look forward to, something to dream about, and an opportunity to retreat when it all gets too much.

We are in it together, and we will get through it together. Let's stay strong, kind and positive.

Hunter & Nomad's FAVOURITE BOOKS

Books are a great way to find inspiration, to learn about new things and, of course, to sit, relax and blend out the world around us. Below is a small selection of our current favourites. While we are including an Amazon Wishlist link here with even more books for you, we encourage you to order any books from your local stores. Let's support local first!

The Little Book of Hygge by Meik Wiking

The Little Book of Hygge by Meik Wiking

This little gem holds the recipe for a peaceful home in which love and comfort counts more than bling and productivity. If you seek to create a space (and lifestyle) where you heart feels warm and hugged, where memories are made and batteries restored, you MUST check it out. 

How to Make a House a Home by Ariel Kaye

How to Make a House a Home by Ariel Kaye
Following on from the concept and feeling of Hygge comes this stylish design book in which Ariel Kaye teaches us her way of creating a functional yet nurturing home. Learn about colour combinations, layering light and how to organise your cupboards.

Spark Joy by Marie Kondo
Spark Joy by Marie Kondo
Marie Kondo is the master of decluttering and organising a home that brings us joy with every detail it holds. Imagine having a wardrobe full of pieces that let your heart rejoice and that holds nothing that tells you you've gained weight, have aged or that you spent way too much money. ;-) More than just a self-help book, Spark Joy is a way of living lighter and brighter.

Home Body by Joanna Gaines

Home Body by Joanna Gaines
The most important thing for any home is that it reflects who you are! But in a world with many visual influences and so many options, it can be tricky to find what reflects you. This is where Joanna's comes in. Her book acts as a guide that helps you assess your priorities and instincts, find your likes and dislikes, and gives practical steps for navigating and embracing your authentic design style room by room.

Down to Earth by Lauren Liess

Down to Earth by Caitlin Flemming & Julie Goebel

Lauren Liess latest book is a follow-on from her first bestseller Habitat. Instead of guiding you through the decorating process step-by-step, this time Lauren shows you how to incorporate six guiding principles in six unique homes: a new farmhouse, a classic American historical home, a lakeside contemporary house, a modern villa, a turn- of-the-century American Foursquare, and a cedar and glass house on a bluff. 

Travel Home by Caitlin Flemming & Julie Goebel

Travel Home by Lauren Liess
This inspirational book by Caitlin Flemming & Julie Goebel takes through 20 designer homes that have been influenced by the owners' travels. In a time when travelling the world is placed on hold, why not take inspiration from the beauty we experience in the world and bring it into our everyday lives?

Three Birds Renovations by Bonnie Hindmarsh, Erin Cayless & Lana Taylor

Three Birds Renovations by Erin, Bonnie & Lana

If you lust over images of beautiful homes but feel stuck when it comes to your own space, these 'birds' have your back. The book is packed with gorgeous details from their projects, friendly words of encouragement and more than 400 reno tips to help you avoid budget blow-outs, manage trades and timelines, and style without stress. Whether you're starting small or going all-in with a whole-home reno, this is destined to become one of the most useful books you own.

The Home Edit Life by Clea Shearer & Joanna Teplin

The Home Edit Life
If minimalistic is not your thing but you still desire structure amp="" organisation in your home, The Home Edit Life by clea Joanna show you how to contain the chaos when it comes to absolutely everything: your work, travel, kids, pets and more. Because the truth is, you don't have to live like a minimalist to feel happy and calm.

This is Home by Natalie Walton

This is Home by Natalie Walton
A house can never feel like a home if it misses authenticity and follows who you are. Natalie Walton shares 16 homes with us that are full of meaning and joy and sets out to discover whether there is some universality to what makes us happy in the spaces we inhabit.

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