Required Reading: Getting Cozy with Monocle

Last weekend I took the chance to snuggle up on the couch with a juicy apple and my new book, The Monocle Guide to Cosy Homes. This is the third book from Monocle following The Monocle Guide to Better Living and The Monocle Guide to Good Business.

It’s a book full of beautiful pictures of homes from all over the world, and raises the question: What is it that makes a house a home? The un-styled images provide great inspiration, and is a nice contrast to all the interior design magazines and books out there showing interiors that are so museum like it looks like nobody lives in them. The book also works as a practical guide to finding the architect or maker you’ve been looking for, and where to go shopping for your home.

Wait, isn’t that our Sacramento street?


Photos: Charlotte Coffey



Above: The Monocle Guide to Cosy Homes.



Above: The book is full of inspiring images showing how real people live, from Australia to Sweden, Brazil to Japan.



Above: At the back of the book is a practical shopping guide, recommending San Francisco’s Sacramento street, among other places.

About the Author:
Charlotte Coffey is the principal designer of Lotta Coffey Design & Interiors, and creates authentic, modern Scandinavian interiors in San Francisco, Marin County and the Wine Country. In her spare time, she enjoys eating, running and painting things white.

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