Do you love print and pattern and want to learn more about how to add it to your home? Or would you like to learn how to do a bit of printing yourself? Books are a wonderful source of inspiration and a great way to learn about the world of pattern and textiles, so I have compiled a list of three great reads, full of stunning imagery and helpful tips.

Kit Kemp is known for her eclectic interiors, full of pattern and texture. The founder and director of Firmdale Hotels and Kit Kemp Design Studio has written this book full of tips to help you add character and style to your home.

It is full of inspirational imagery from Kit Kemp Design Studio hotels and interior projects, which are adorned with pattern, textured fabrics, embroideries and hand crafted techniques.

Not only is it a wonderful source of inspiration for print and pattern but it is also full of general interior design tips to help implement a  an interior design scheme full of personality.

This book is for you if you love being creative and would like to learn about the art of block printing. Written by printed textile business owner Molly Mahon, this book takes your on a journey of block printing, from the history, inspiration and even shows you how to do it yourself.

It is packed full of beautiful photos from India showing the traditional printing methods, inspirational images and interesting facts about the printing technique. Molly also shows you where to find inspiration and how to work with colours.

This book is full of beautifully illustrated homes of interior designers and creatives from around the world. Each illustration is an explosion of pattern, colour and personality.

Whether you just want to flick through stunning images, or read more about each designer's inspiration, it's a wonderful way to learn more about design. It's like a beautifully illustrated guide to designers across the world.

Written and illustrated by SJ Axelby an artist specialising in paintings of interiors and living spaces, this book makes a wonderful gift for any interior design lover.

Want to learn more about mixing print and pattern in interior design? I've written another blog post here with a few tips and tricks to help. There is a bit of an art to combining them successfully, but these tips should help get you started! If you'd like to join a likeminded group of pattern lovers, why not joing THE PATTERN PANTRY, a Facebook community I set up to share design inspiration product launches and chats about all things design. Click here to head over and join - it's free!



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