Over the past few weeks I’ve been reading The Tailored Interior by Greg Natale. It’s a sizeable book and weighs quite a bit too, I even took it away with me for a weekend to Yorkshire recently. This is a proper coffee table style book, heavy, beautiful but you’ll be keeping this one on your bedside table, it’s full of advice, practical and helpful advice. This is a book you want to read just as much as you want to spend hours looking at the images.
I read a lot. Almost daily. Next to my bed is a pile of interior design and styling books. My bookshelves are groaning under the weight of my books. I have books at my friends houses, and at home in South Africa, I have even more books. This doesn’t include what’s on my Kindle and iPad.
LOTS of books!
So I thought it would be a great idea to write about books and do a regular book review series, I do hope you enjoy the mini book tours that I will be taking you on.
Greg Natale is an interior designer, based in Australia, but works all over the globe. His style is bold and layered using vibrant colour, contrasting graphic details, geometric patterns and rich textures. His work is highly edited and this makes for a space that’s very modern and packed with visual excitement.
The Tailored Interior by Greg Natale is a celebration of his work. Look at these images…
I like the way that this book is a complete book to help you learn design principles and elements. You’ll learn both theory and also the way that Greg designs. His is a very ‘tailored’ look – and if this is a look that you are attracted to, then you really do need to get hold of this book. Greg’s designs are chic and elegant and you’ll learn how he does it.
Another point that I really like about this book is that there is a lot to read. As a writer and a designer, I find inspiration in how designers write as well as their designs. I’ve spent many an evening paging through this book looking for something new to read.
I’m sure you’ll agree with me that the images are second to none. This book is a perfect gift for any design lover and also a great purchase for you if you are looking to redesign your home or looking for more inspiration.
Available at Amazon.
You can contact Greg Natale through his website Greg Natale.
The Tailored Interior by Greg Natale (Hardie Grant, £30.00) Photography: Anson Smart.