Best Coffee Table Books To Elevate Your Decor (2024)
Last Updated on January 2, 2024
When it comes to coffee table decor, I love decorating my living room with coffee table books. Yes, I often use my favorite interior design books, but other times I buy a book purely for looks. They’re beautiful books that are visually appealing, fun to flip through and make for a great conversation starter. Here is a quick look at the best coffee table books anyone would love to own and my personal favorites. Be warned; this is not a typical round-up of Louis Vuitton and Tom Ford coffee table books. This is an intimate look at beautiful books I’m drawn to, and ya, they also make a great gift for the home decor lover.
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18 Of My Favorite Coffee Table Books
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All but one of the books above are about interior design and are filled with beautiful room decor. The Vivian Maier book is filled with stunning photography – she’s one of my favorite photographers. Mainly because no one knew she took photos. There’s another book of her work listed below.
- AD at 100: A Century Of Style – if you love home design or have a friend who loves Architectural Digest, this is the perfect gift.
- Vivian Maier – a beautiful book full of street photography. Vivian worked as a governess in New York City and Chicago and was unknown until 2007. She is now recognized as one of the great American photographers of the twentieth century.
- Stephen Sills: A Vision For Design – an icon in the design world.
- The Life Eclectic – if you love a weird living space, this decorative book is for you.
- Parisian By Design – a great gift idea for anyone who loves interiors and Paris because it’s filled with tips for decorating in the French style.
- Joseph Dirand Interior – this beautiful coffee table book is filled with Dirand’s residential interior design work in Paris and New York and is a favorite of mine for design inspiration.
- Patine Modern: A Guide To Designing Warm, Timeless Interiors – a beautiful book about mixing modern design with timeworn materials. This is one of those decorative books I’m always reaching for.
- Nicole Hollis: Curated Interiors – inspiration for refined living spaces and timeless interiors. I love this home design book.
- Alex Vervoordt Wabi Inspirations – a look at how travel and different worlds can inspire a living space.
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Coffee Table Books — Great Gift Ideas
Not all coffee table books are about interior design. Below, you’ll find everything from art history to travel books and pop culture. Nopi is a beautiful cookbook. Vivian Maier was a nanny, and her photography was discovered after she passed away. There’s also an intimate guide to Paris in coffee table book form.
- Vivian Maier: Street Photographer – Yes, I know I mentioned Vivian above, but I love her photography, and this book is a work of art and an inside look at her daily life.
- Establishing Home by Jean Stoffer – this book is more of a memoir filled with expert advice and will inspire you to discover a dream you didn’t know you had.
- At Home In The South – Veranda curated their favorite Southern home tours.
- Slim Aarons: Women – if you like Gray Malin but looking for something different, this is the coffee table book for you!
- Accidentally Wes Anderson – if you’re looking for the perfect travel book, this is a catalog of visually striking and unique destinations captured in Wes Anderson’s whimsy.
- Live Colorfully – an inspiring collection of colorful homes featured in House Beautiful.
- Eat Drink Nap – the perfect gift for the home design lover.
- Nopi Cookbook – a beautiful cookbook and the perfect gift idea for the aspiring chef.
- Cereal Magazine City Guide Paris – an edited guide of points of interest and venues in the Cereal aesthetic.
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