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Top 10 Books on Decorating in the English Style


If you're looking for some great books to add to your decorating library, check out our top picks for decorating books about English Style.

1. Bringing It Home England

250 color photographs and lots of great information are offered for anyone who wants to bring the charms of English decorating and design into their homes.
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2. Caroline Wrey's Finishing Touches

Lady Caroline Wrey presents loads of wonderful ideas on details for cushions, curtains, tiebacks and tassels. See how she uses these wonderful finishing touches to create a truly English interior.
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3. Classic English Interiors

Find hundreds of ideas for everything from wallpaper friezes to dried flower arrangements. Learn how to choose rugs and display collections. This is an invaluable reference work for the home decorator. Author The Lady Henrietta Spencer-Churchill reveals life behind the scenes in some of Britain's most beautiful country houses.
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4. Romantic Country Style: Creating the English Country Look in Your Home

"Romantic country style implies serenity, classic charm, and cozy comfort. This book shows how to create the essence of this style in any home-even if it doesn't happen to be a cottage in Sussex-with inspiring photos of classic kitchens, relaxed family living rooms, tranquil bedrooms, and country gardens."
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5. The English House

View beautiful photographs of different types of English houses. Find ways on how to incorporate this look in your own home.

6. The English Room

Whether your idea of an English home is a London flat or a country manor, this book will let you look inside the elements and unique style of England.

7. Classic Decorative Details

Lady Henrietta Spencer-Churchill presents lush photos and clear explanations on how to recognize and duplicate the details that are distinct to Engilsh style.
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8. Classic Georgian Style

This book by Lady Henrietta Spencer-Churchill presents the history of Georgian-style architecture, interiors, and gardens. She shows details that are distinct to this style.
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9. Manor Houses of England

Authors Hugh Montgomery-Massingberd and Christopher Simon Sykes offer an armchair tour of 40 English manor houses. See design and decorating ideas that are appropriate for our homes today. The homes presented are lived in today and this book will be of interest to anyone who loves the English style of decorating.
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10. Sir Edwin Lutyens: Designing in the English Tradition

This book would be of interest to travelers and students of classic English styles. It presents a retrospective of both the interiors and furniture designed by British architect Sir Edwin Landseer Lutyens (1869-1944).
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