Wanna read like a decorator? You probably already do, considering decorators are normal people who just happen to know how to make stuff look really cool. But if you want to know some of the books that a big-time HGTV and Target designer reads to get inspiration, take a look at her book shelf!
Sabrina Soto is a renowned interior designer that you’ve probably watched on Get It Sold, House Hunters, HGTV’d or a bunch of other shows. She’s very watchable because of her high energy but more importantly – she brings something awesome to the table – a personal style that mixes luxury pieces with affordable pieces.
Here’s a stack of books she keeps in her studio, seen on her apartment tour on Apartment Therapy… let’s see what we can glean from this pic, shall we?
Martha Stewart’s HomeKeeping Handbook – How to keep everything looking it’s best. This is the one book on this list that I own!
Design*Sponge at Home, Grace Bonney – What can’t Grace Bonney do? This book is a compilation of Design*Sponge favorites.
Elizabeth Gilbert’s Committed, a continuation of Eat, Pray Love.
Home Makeovers That Sell, Sid Davis – How to get the highest price! And/or, how to make your house look better than it maybe is.
True Green Home, Kim McKay and Jenny Bonnin – A National Geographic published book of 100 green home ideas.
Marie’s Home Improvement Guide, Marie Leonard – A Can-Do woman’s kind of book.
The Last Song, Nicholas Sparks – Ok, it’s a little sappy. But design has a lot to do with emotion, right?
Bitter is the New Black, Jen Lancaster - This looks so witty, it’s a memoir of a successful woman’s burst balloon.
Look! More books tucked under her coffee table. Why yes, I’d love to explore.
Undecorate, Christiane Lemieux and Rumaan Alam – Challenge tradition! Decorate fresh! Do whatever you want.
Modern Views, Paul Goldberger – This one’s more of an architecture coffee table book.
Perfect Neutrals, Stephanie Hoppen – Neutrals are more than just beige. And Sabrina says that this apartment of hers in based off neutrals, but it certianly isn’t bland. See her full apartment tour and these photos from Apartment Therapy.
So if you’re looking for some decorating inspiration, pick up one of these books used by designer Sabrina Soto and normal, regular people who love to make things look nice.