There are two home decor items you can ever have enough of: candles and coffee table books. I've talked about my favorite candles before, but I've never done a whole post on coffee table books, until today.
The easiest way to add some color and personality to a room is with coffee table books. The list of options available is endless-but today I've rounded up my five go to favorites. From fashion, to art and interior design, these beautiful books not only look great, but they're full of amazing photography and fabulous inspiration. And, of course they make excellent holiday gifts!
1. Allegra Hicks: An Eye For Design
An Eye For Design, offers an in depth look into the inspiration behind Allegra Hicks' stunning textiles and patterns.
2. Harper's Bazaar: Greatest Hits
3.Vogue Living: House Gardens People
Another gift from a good friend, I can easily get lost inside the beautiful pages of this book. I always turn to it for a little uplifting inspiration and a fun peek inside the lives of some of the world's most glamorous people.
My top personal favorite, and not just because the chic minimalist black cover is the perfect balance to all my pink and feminine fashion books (but it doesn't hurt). This book is a comprehensive catalogue of Ford's designs for Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent from 1994 to 2004. With more than 200 photographs by Richard Avedon, Mario Testino, Steven Meisel, Helmut Newton, Herb Ritts, Terry Richardson, Craig McDean, Todd Eberle, and numerous other photographers, Tom Ford, is the perfect addition to any design lover's book collection.
5. Tom Wesselmann
As a big fan of American pop art (and contemporary art in general), I couldn't resist mentioning Tom Wesselmann's book. The striking cover adds a fun visual any where you place it, which for me is always at the top of the stack.
I have several more favorite coffee table books and the list is always growing. Scroll through below to see a few more of the books I love to decorate with.
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