Coffee table books are not only a great way to enhance the look of your coffee table vignette, but they’re also stellar sources of inspiration and great conversation starters. And while there are infinite books that lend themselves to this purpose, few, at least in our opinion, are as compelling to flip through as those centered around architecture.
If you love the timeless, homespun feel of cabins as much as we do, then consider adding one (or several) of these beautiful cabin-focused books to your coffee table today.
Authored by the CEO of Dwell, the aptly-named Cabin Porn: Inside is just that: cabin porn. The book features hundreds of striking cabin interiors that highlight elegant simplicity, sustainability, and craft, offering plenty of inspiration for your own interior.
This book combines beautiful cabin photographs with stunning illustrations by Marie-Laure Cruschi while examining how this longstanding architectural style creates opportunities for low-impact, sustainable living in the modern world.
Emphasizing a cabin's ability to unite us with nature and bring peace in a chaotic world, this book explores the various approaches to designing a cabin that creates harmony with the outdoors and promotes a sense of peace and wellbeing.
Written by Ron Broadhurst, as you flip through the pages of this book you’ll find contemporary and innovative takes on the historic architectural style, such as the use of industrial materials, like metal and concrete, and technologically advanced green-living strategies.
If you’ve ever wondered how to create a rustic interior without sacrificing a modern aesthetic, then you’ll definitely want to add this treasure to your table. You’ll find inspiring images of all sorts of modern cabins alongside thoughtful perspectives from various architects, designers, and homeowners.
Just as the name implies, this book offers hundreds of color photographs of high-design cabins by some of today’s most important international architects and designers. Whether you’re looking for design and build inspiration or decor ideas, you’ll find plenty of it here.
This gem of a book shares images of cozy cabin retreats found in the forest, on the water, and in the mountains, all of which are designed to bring grounding tranquility and refuge from the stresses of everyday life.
Authored by Conrad Meinecke, who has been writing about living simply in the wilderness for over 70 years, this book details how to construct the cabin of your dreams, complete with hand-drawn floor plans and furniture and lighting instructions.
Cabin Style showcases beautiful cabins from top designers that run the gamut of styles, including log fishing cabins, stone guest houses, lakeside retreats, and ski chalets, providing all kinds of inspiring eye candy.
This book will delight anyone who’s ever fantasized about what it’s like to live off the grid. The author, Gary Collins, provides a comprehensive breakdown of how to unplug and live in a cabin in the woods without sacrificing the joys of the modern world.
And for more cabin porn, check out our curated list of cabin homes for sale across the country.
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The History Behind the First A-Frame Cabin
The popularity of the modern American A-frame dwelling that we know and love today can be traced back to a single house designed by Rudolph Schindler in 1934. Learn all about the beloved A-frame's history here.
Our Favorite Off-the-Grid TV Show Right Now
Whether you’re a DIY enthusiast, interior design lover, off-the-grid curious, or all of the above, you’ll definitely want to add one (or all) of the following cabin-centric shows to your binge queue.