This book was a birthday gift from my husband. I must admit that I had not been aware of A La Carte by Sherrill Canet before and found myself pleasantly surprised by this hidden gem. If you have a love for anything antiques, old world, or traditional styles, then this is the book for you. I have read a few design books, but this, by far, pays more attention to antiques than the rest. I appreciated that I got to learn a little more about good antiques to keep my eye out for when I go browsing through these antique stores, like a Dutch Colonial mirror (similar here). Those are some cool looking mirrors with tons of details. An English Regency chair (similar here) have a cool design to them, particularly when they’re gilded in gold, and a 1940’s Bagues sconce (similar here) is just the thing to dress up a room.