Figure 1 Publishing

Art + Design / Forthcoming

West Coast North

Interiors Designed for Living

West Coast North is a guide to today’s exciting B.C. designers. But it’s also a source of inspiration—for homeowners, and designers elsewhere.

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Well-designed spaces are ones you want to spend time in. And like no other period in history, the COVID-19 pandemic and its work-from-home lockdowns put a focus on interiors and their effect on our quality of life, as our yards became our parks and our living rooms became our art galleries. While other industries closed or slowed due to the new virus, design studios were run off their feet with inquiries to renovate, design, and decorate.

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Book Description

Nestled in British Columbia between the Rocky Mountains and the sea, Canada’s Pacific Northwest is home to interior designers and architects with their eyes on the outdoors, a varied population, and the future. In West Coast North: Interiors Designed for Living, design writer Julia Dilworth talks to them about their motivations and how they work, and showcases their projects, in full-colour photographs and their own words.

The 29 firms profiled here bring varied backgrounds and approaches to projects from old-home renos to new builds and from rooms and apartments to breweries, working closely with their clients and other firms. With a characteristic West Coast concern for the environment, they’re keeping old builds out of landfills and bringing the beauty of the outside world inside, through windows, materials, and colour palettes. They’re meeting the needs of people with young children, those working from home, and those with a flair for entertaining. They’re inspired by local craftspeople and artists and by design from farflung places—the places from which the world has gathered on Canada’s West Coast.

West Coast North is a guide to today’s exciting B.C. designers. But it’s also a source of inspiration—for homeowners, and designers elsewhere.

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BOOK DETAILS

  • Hardcover with cloth spine
  • 9 × 10 inches
  • 256 pages
  • 978-1-77327-181-1
  • $50 CAD / $40 USD
  • October 2022