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 Hardware Part Three: Sources Contact information for major North American manufacturers, suppliers and distributors of high-end, hard-to-find residential building materials and accoutrements.