Monday, August 12, 2013

Coffee Table Books

A coffee table should reflect who you are as a person: your interests, where you’ve been, taste et cetera. A coffee table is not just another flat surface to put things on as you walk in the door, but rather should be used to enhance and be the centerpiece of a room. I have always loved books; for me, once I read something I feel like it becomes part of who I am and causes me to look at things from a different point of view. Coffee table books are a great why to add dimension to a flat surface, add an element of design, and reflect your interests. So here are my top ten coffee table book picks!
Harper’s Bazaar: Greatest Hits is a collection of over 300 photographs of the best fashion of our time; A celebration of fashion and a walk through the different decades and events. 
Type: A Visual History of Typefaces, offers an overview of typeface design, exploring beautiful examples of font catalogs over the history of publishing. 
Paris: An Inspiring Tour of the City’s Creative Heart contains breathtaking photographs that take you on a stroll through Paris. 
Cecil Beaton: The New York Years is “The definitive book on the legendary photographer’s life in New York City, with many never-before-seen images and reminiscences by his closest friends and confidants.”
Kate Spade of New York The Things We Love was published in celebration of their 20th anniversary. This book contains tips, part visual diary, inspirational reference, that represents the spirit of the Kate Spade brand. 
Small Gatherings: Seasonal Menus for Cozy Dinners is filled with easy recipes, gorgeous menus for entertaining, and this book is arranges by season, which is just the icing on the cake!
In Inspirations from France & Italy interior designer Betty Lou Phillips presents fresh design ideas from France, Italy, England, Portugal, “bring old-world artistry to uptown European glamour
Bunny Williams’ Point of View contains great taste, tips, and design inspiration
Polo: The Nomadic Tribe, “This is the ultimate book on the sport of polo. Polo is not only a sport, it is a state of mind, a lifestyle, a value system, a philosophy of life. Polo is about courage, strength and speed. Beauty, elegance, and allure. This stunning volume explores all.”
Chanel: Collections and Creations is a lovely visual selection from the Chanel archive.


  1. Ooooooooooooo Paris.
    And that Kate Spade book looks cu-tie.

    1. I haven't gotten the Kate Spade book yet, but it is on my to buy list, and I love pretty much any book about Paris!