Whether its for a coffee table or shelves in a reading nook, there are a whole host of beautiful books out there, with charming covers and texts to read and learn from. In the world of interiors, layering and stacking coffee table books is a wonderful way to add an aesthetic charm to your space. We’ve put together a summary of our top 10 coffee table books for your home – some of which are favourites in our own spaces and some on our wish list!
One we’ve had on the shelf for a while - Eat, Drink, Nap by Soho House offers a special collection of recipes, interior design tips and style ideas, a book described “from cooking classic roast chicken, to shaking the perfect Soho Mule, to choosing the right sofa for your sitting room, our experts share their secrets for contemporary living the Soho House way.”
Created by the much-loved POLPO restaurant in London, this cookbook is a delightful compilation of 140 Venetian-style recipes, alongside spectacular photography of the floating city itself - “POLPO is a dazzling tribute to Italy’s greatest hidden cuisine”.
For us, Sundays are for slowing down and taking time to appreciate the simple things. Sunday Suppers is a beautifully crafted book all about rediscovering the art of cooking and eating good food with friends and family. Sunday Suppers’ soft and neutral colour palette also makes it a perfect coffee table book to have on show!
This wonderful book by Amber Lewis captures the essence of her work and interior design studio based in California, with aesthetic imagery and excellent design ideas. “Delivering tips on refreshing a room with new paint, mixing textiles and pillows, and blending neutrals, Amber’s beautiful, California cool will help you transform your home into one that’s elegant and timeless–a look you’ll want to keep for the long run.”
Primarily known for its glossy quarterly magazine, Kinfolk have since released a series of books focussed on travel, garden, home, and food. The Kinfolk Table is one of our favourites and is a “collection of 85 delectable recipes spread over 368 pages from creative types around the world including Brooklyn, Copenhagen, Canada and the English countryside.”
A book by Athena Calderone, founder of EyeSwoon, Live Beautiful covers all things concerning homes and interiors and is a book we have been inspired by time and time again. This book is both a “showpiece of exquisite design and a guide to creating a home that is as thoughtfully put together as it is beautiful.”
For those who love colour and pattern, this book celebrates the art and beauty of Rajasthan, India, with a compilation of distinctive imagery dedicated to colour, textiles, pattern and materials.
On the theme of pink, this delightful little book written by Karen Homer covers the story of the iconic fashion house we know and love today. “Recounting Christian Dior's early life, the brand's inception, the triumphs of the couture collections on the catwalk and the red carpet, and the fashion house's evolution… – Little Book of Dior is a stylish gift for any lover of fashion.” If you are fascinated by the world of fashion and history, or simply are looking for an aesthetic and charming book to grace your coffee table then this is the book for you!
The White Company’s founder, Chrissie Rucker has created this wonderful book for inspiration of using the much-loved white and neutral palette in your home. “Whether you live in a tiny city apartment, a rambling country cottage or an elegant townhouse, For the Love of White offers the definitive guide to creating a home with white and neutral tones.” The aesthetic and beauty of this book alone makes it perfect for a coffee table, but the ideas and knowledge within the pages from a brand we know and love also makes it a valuable source for interior inspiration.
Finally, but by no means least, Architectural Digest at 100 is a book on our wish list for so many reasons! Established in 1920, Architectural Digest has an immeasurable influence in the world of interior design with magazines published internationally and online presence as ArchDigest.com. Their book AD Digest at 100: A Century of Style is a celebration of 100 years and is “a stunning monograph that spotlights a century of the world’s most alluring homes and gardens.”