Hitting the books: a review of our faves

We are constantly on the hunt for inspiration – in the people we meet, the places we source and especially from the books we collect. Not just a fabulous addition to decor (our tip: lighting and books are the keys to finishing off a perfectly styled-yet-personalized space), coffee table books on design are a great way to keep the creative senses keen. Whether we are referencing a particular period or style, seeking out stellar pieces that we can source for a project, or simply satiating our desire for wicked decor, we constantly have our noses in the books. We’ve compiled a collection of our top picks – some old, some new – to share with you… take a gander through our list and grab a copy of your own to get yourself inspired!

Vogue Living: Houses, Gardens, People; $97 at Chapters.ca
Home: from concept to reality; $44 at Chapters
Stylist: the interpreters of fashion; $97 at Amazon
Hue; $55 at Amazon
Style Statement: live by your own design; $28 at Amazon
Old House New Home: Stylish Modern Living in a Period Setting - 2005 edition; $168 at Amazon
Danish Modern; $45 at Amazon
Attention to Detail; $55 at Amazon
Monochrome; $58 at Amazon
Metropolitan Home, Glamour: Making it Modern; $44 at Amazon
The Way We Live In The City; $50 at Amazon
American Modern; $60 at Amazon
Axel Vervoordt: Wabi Inspirations; $75 at Amazon
John Pawson: Plain Space; $80 at Amazon
Houses: Modern Natural/ Natural Modern; $70 at Amazon
Pacific Modern; $65 at Amazon
Atomic Ranch: Design Ideas for Stylish Ranch Homes; $45 at Amazon *STEAL ALERT: we saw a used copy at Space Lab (1847 Main Street) just this weekend!
Forgotten Modern: California Houses 1940-1970; $56 at Amazon
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