This National Read a Book Day, we’re taking a moment to explore some of our favorite reads for when we’re looking for design solutions. Whether inspired by color, metrics, or history, this curated book collection will have you exploring projects from a new perspective.
Vern Yip’s Design Wise: Your Smart Guide to a Beautiful Home
By: Vern Yip
Published by Running Press
HGTV and Trading Spaces designer, Vern Yip, doesn’t miss a detail in this colorful residential design read. From how to size a rug for a room to how high on the wall to hang a piece of art, Vern guides us through the ideal measurements to make a house feel like a home.
Color : Messages & Meanings
By: Leatrice Eiseman
PANTONE’s color expert, Leatrice Eiseman, created this color tell-all for anyone and everyone who has a hand in critical color choices. From designing to branding, explore hues through the lens of emotion and learn how to apply PANTONE’s recommendations through illustrations.
Stories in Stone: Travels Through Urban Geology
By: David B. Williams
Published by Walker & Company New York
We often find inspiration in the stories stone can tell. In this architectural read, Williams explores stone building materials across urban environments, while also highlighting the rich cultural history of different types of stone - from limestone to marble.
Interested in other avenues for inspiration?