I have a bit of a weakness for collecting design and DIY books so I thought I would share some of the hits (and misses) from time to time. There are so many out there, hopefully these reviews will help you decide next time you’re on the hunt for one.
Last year, for Christmas, I bought a copy of Young House Love for my pre-teen niece. I almost never get to shop for girls and she’s super fun to shop for! She’s a crazy smart, incredibly artistic and creative pre-teen. I took a shot in the dark and bought her a copy of “Young House Love”. It was a hit! (Whew!)
I highly recommend it for almost anyone on your shopping list (of almost any age!). If you’re not familiar, the book is written by the adorable couple behind the Young House Love blog. The also have lots of guest projects presented by other inspiring bloggers. It is a must-have for any DIY beginner or enthusiast. Its the perfect gift for anyone on your list who is planning a renovation, a new home owner, or even a teen with a great eye for interior design!
Young House Love was a great help when I was putting together ideas for our most recent reno. I basically keep my copy on my desk and reference it often. The pictures are lovely and clear and the writing is entertaining and easy to understand. The best part is how wonderfully inspiring it is. After looking through the bedroom section was pretty disappointed that I didn’t have a need for one of the adorable headboard ideas. At the end of the book they offer a lengthy list of magazines and websites that are great references for even more inspiration. I sincerely hope they will be following up with another edition soon!