Below is a list of books that have I have found to be particularly useful and inspiring in my own journey. As an interior designer, I take particular interest in books relating to our relationships with the spaces that we occupy and the powerful ways that our surroundings can contribute to our happiness, peace and enjoyment of life. Some of these wonderful reads have helped to shape and define my own lifestyle philosophy and design mantra (which are one and the same, after all).
Filled with imagery of beautiful thoughtfully appointed interiors and inspirational content, The Kinfolk Home is a delight to read - a must for design professionals, home owners and good life enthusiasts alike. Author Nathan Williams takes us on a journey around the globe, visiting 35 homes that have successfully embodied the ethos of slow living - a lifestyle celebrating the escape from busyness and chaos of everyday life, reclaiming of precious time and dedicating it to that which is most essencial.