[the nest] home design handbook
Home design is one of my favourite casual reading genres. I flipped through this book and saw that the author has made home design "systematic". Or some sort of "formularised". Unlike interior design magazines that show you photographs after photographs of examples, this book shows you diagrams that suggest things like how big a flat screen TV should match what distance from the couch, certain kitchen layout should have certain positionings and orientations, etc. I really like the section when it talks about the pros and cons of various sofa arrangement, such as which will facilitate casual conversation, and so on. They also show classic furniture designs throughout the years, so you don't have to worry if the book will go outdated.
Too late, I just finished one kitchen design project.