If you’re a real coffee table book addict, love interior design but lack the confidence to translate your style into your own home, then ‘Dream Decor’, the second book by international interiors writer and blogger Will Taylor couldn’t have arrived at a better time.
Promising guidance and inspiration for ‘styling a cool, creative and comfortable home, wherever you live’ Will takes us through the fundamentals of interior design in the first half of the book with his bright and vibrant signature style, breaking down each element into texture, colour, pattern, furnishings and styling details. With achingly cool interiors oozing from every page, Will takes us through the design process, encouraging us to draw inspiration wherever we are using his own travel photos as the jumping off point. I have serious wanderlust right now.
In the second half, Will takes us on a tour of an eclectic selection of homes from around the world beginning each style with a key word recipe to keep you on track. A real favourite of mine featured in ‘Italian Rustic’ is the home of architect Raffaele Centonze in Puglia (see their light drenched dining room above) with its polished quartz concrete floor, sweeping high ceilings combined with rustic furniture.
I loved seeing inside the homes that were more minimalist, quieter on the colour front but no less lacking in style and impact. This industrial light fitting ties in beautifully with the mesh dining chairs inside a renovated schoolhouse in Pittsburg and the reclaimed dining table gives it a warm, homely feel.
Whether you’re renting and looking for easy to achieve updates or something more radical, Dream Decor gives you the tools to put your ideas into action, whatever you’ve got to work with. Nice job Will!