Who doesn’t love a good coffee table book stack?! I don’t think I could ever have enough coffee table books – there’s always room for more whether it be on an end table, bookshelf or even on kitchen counters – I use them all over our house! Since one of my goals in 2021 is to find inspiration in places other than the internet, I’m hoping to make more time to sit down and actually look through all of these coffee table books on a more regular basis. Although I haven’t taken a full dive into all of these books I wanted to share a few of my current favorites that I’m excited to draw inspiration from this year.
HRH: So many thoughts on Royal Style – For those who know me, it should come as no surprise that this book is at the top of my list. While admittedly, I haven’t had a chance to really sit down and read through this book, from what I’ve seen it won’t disappoint. I love that this is a somewhat smaller book because it looks great on an end table, nightstand, or smaller book shelf.
Lartigue: Life in Color – I truthfully don’t know a whole lot about this book or the photographer, Jacques Henri Lartigue, but I could never tire of flipping through the pages of these stunning photographs. There is something so comforting and real about each image that immediately transports you somewhere else.
Lela Rose Pret a Party -Lela Rose was my wedding dress designer andI adore her read-to-wear brand, Pearl by Lela Rose. This book showcases how Lela Rose intertwines her whimsical fashion style into the art of throwing a party – I just love when two of my favorite worlds collide!
Aerin Lauder Entertaining Beautifully – If you’re itching to entertain like me, this book is a great place to start dreaming up your next party, gathering or celebration. Lifestyle legend, Aerin Lauder showcases her impeccable taste, traditions, secrets and tips offering you a book full of all the inspiration you could need for your next soiree.
Fashion History from the 18th to the 20th Century – My fashion loving ladies, this book is a must! Filled with stunning photography and interesting anecdotes of a wide range of gorgeous garments this book takes you on an inspiring journey through decades of fashion trends. We keep this book in our bedroom but it would be a great display piece in a closet or feminine office space.
Louis Vuitton: The Birth of Modern Luxury – To be honest I just love how this book looks on a table. From that big fat Louis Vuitton binding to the front cover that resembles a suitcase, this book is a statement making piece for any coffee table. I also love that it has a super neutral look and feel that would go with any decor style.
The New York Times Front Pages – Any other history lovers out there? This book is for you – what better way to give yourself a history lesson than with a look back the New York Times front pages over the years. This book is a great way to strike up conversation with guests making it perfect for any gathering space.
Atlas Obscura: An Explorers Guide to the World’s Hidden Wonders – For a little bit of wanderlust that we all so desperately need, this book gives you a look at more than 700 wonders of the world. Whether you’re dreaming up your next adventure or just trying to escape from reality for a bit, this book is for anyone in need of exploration inspiration.