I know we’re taught never to judge a book by its cover, but I think I may have found the one exception to the rule. Coffee table books. Whether stacked on their namesake coffee table, or piled on shelves and atop credenzas, they’re part and parcel of interior vignette styling 101. But just how do you choose the right one? One that’s equal parts interesting and aesthetically pleasing? A book which complements and highlights your design style and color scheme? Well that’s easy – just simply refer to the list below. Happy reading!
Coffee Table Books for Design Lovers
For the Traditional Living Room
Celebrating the work of painter and botanist, Pierre-Joseph Redouté, ‘The Book of Flowers’ is as pretty as they come.
Shop ‘The Book of Flowers’ HERE.
For the Kooky Eclectic Living Room
As a book dedicated to artist extraordinaire Yayoi Kusama, it was only right that ‘Yayoi Kusama: Festival of Light’ featured her signature dot motif.
Much like Kusama’s work, this book is loud and vibrant. As such, it deserves a wonderfully eclectic room to match. Pair with an equally vivid print, or stick to complementary red accessories for a more cohesive overall look.
Head HERE to buy ‘Yayoi Kusama: Festival of Light’.
The Great Escape
For the Coastal Contemporary Living Room
Gray Malin’s ‘Escape’ is the epitome of wanderlust. From the snowy mountains of Aspen to the dry plains of Namibia and sunshine of Bora Bora, this book boasts a collection of awe-inspiring images of exotic locales from around the world.
To get your hands on ‘Escape’, head HERE.
Back to Black
For the Monochrome Minimalist Living Room
Tom Ford’s eponymous coffee table book is an oldie but goodie. Filled with over 200 photographs showcasing a complete catalog of Ford’s design work for Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent, it’s a must-read for all fashion design lovers.
Shop ‘Tom Ford’ HERE.
For the Millennial Insta Living Room
Click HERE to shop ‘Ibiza Bohemia’.
For the Modern Industrial Living Room
‘In The Rough’ is a celebration of raw materials and handicrafts in interiors. Think industrial rusted iron, brushed granite and untreated wood. All have become en vogue once again in the realm of design, and this pick is the ultimate guide to mastering the trend.
The dark rugged cover of this book is nicely in keeping with the subdued moodiness of a modern industrial aesthetic. Meanwhile, the splash of yellow is just enough color to pack a punch without distracting from the overall look.