COLOR IS HOME: A BRAVE GUIDE TO DESIGNING CLASSIC INTERIORS

Charlotte Coote (Thames & Hudson; $45)

Yes, it does take courage to design a room, especially the ones in which we live. The prolific and much sought-after Melbourne-based interior designer Charlotte Coote eases our fears and shows us how to design our own spaces. Coote devised five principles of design—timelessness, authenticity, lifestyle, scale, and quality. Embrace these directives, Coote believes, and you will achieve the interiors you want and deserve.