Architectural Inspiration

Architectural Inspiration

Styles, Details & Sources

Book - 2007
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Baker & Taylor
Presents an overview of domestic architectural styles and details along with information on products available for all areas of a home.

Firefly Books Ltd
Well-illustrated with 3000 color photographs this style and source guide explores residential architecture, looks in depth at 70 superb homes and includes hundreds of product shots. A practical book for North Americans looking for innovative ideas.

The perfect what-to, how-to and where-to guidebook and reference for inspired homeowners, house renovators, interior designers and residential architects.

This exceptional style and source guide is the first book to examine residential architecture and design elements from both creative and practical perspectives. It is also the first to include extensive North American sources for high-end, custom and hard-to-find materials and services.

Combining original photography of 70 superb homes with hundreds of hand-picked product shots, this stunning compendium is a superb resource and reference book for homeowners and professionals alike.

Architectural Inspiration features the innovative ideas, inspiration and practical advice of renowned North American designers and architects. It also provides access to many of the same sources they turn to in residential home design and detailing.

From the Table of Contents:

Part One: Styles

Exteriors: North American Styles

  • The evolution of residential styles in North America, from Colonial days to the present.

Interiors: Living Spaces

  • Great rooms, living rooms, dining rooms, bedrooms, kitchens, bathrooms, hallways, staircases, converted lofts, reconstructed barns and more.

Part Two: Details

Exterior Details

Doors and Windows

Floors, Walls and Ceilings

Architectural Details

Light and Heat

Kitchen Fittings

Bathroom Fixtures


Part Three: Sources

  • Contact information for major North American manufacturers, suppliers and distributors of high-end, hard-to-find residential building materials and accoutrements.

Book News
For anyone who is planning to build or remodel a home or those who just dream of it, this is the book to have at hand. Author Kinulis and photographer Christopher cover every aspect of home design outside of the basic architecture, including exterior cladding and roofs. Chapters are arranged by function: doors and windows, flooring, walls, ceilings, light and heat, followed by sections on kitchens and bathrooms and the elegant little touches of hinges, doorknobs and drawer pulls. The photographs are beautiful and clear. The book includes a list of architects and designers as well as sources for the materials. While not everyone can afford a Chihuly chandelier, we can all revel in these wonderful examples of home design, using them as a guide for projects and daydreams. Oversize: 10x11.5" Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: Erin, Ont. : Boston Mills ; Poole : Chris Lloyd [distributor], 2007
ISBN: 9781550464689
Branch Call Number: 728.37 SKI
Characteristics: 528 p. : col. ill. ; 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Christopher, Peter


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