10 Coffee Table Books To Buy (Or Gift) This Year

August 20, 2019

Ever since I started redecorating our living room, I’ve been obsessed with coffee table books. It’s such an easy and affordable way to accessorize a lack-luster space (or table), and there’s nothing quite like paging through a book filled with colorful photographs and illustrations on a lazy Sunday afternoon. 

 

We’ve compiled a list of the best coffee table books for foodies, fashionistas and travelers, so take a look below and see our pick of the coolest (and prettiest) books we’re buying this year. They'll make great gifts, too!

 

 

1.

THE KINFOLK HOME

This coffee table book does not only look good, but takes you around the world into the homes of designers, architects, stylists and more, showcasing 289 full-color photographs of their stylish homes. If you're planning on redecorating soon, this book is for you. 

 

Buy it here.

 

2.

CHANEL: COLLECTIONS & CREATIONS

You just can’t go wrong with Chanel, whether its a pair of shoes, a bag or in this case, a book. This stylish (and affordable) Chanel item, shows designs by Coco Chanel from 1920 and onward, and reveals how Chanel’s accessories, jewelry, clothes, fragrances and makeup have evolved over the years. This truly is a fashionista’s dream.

 

Buy it here.

3.

THE BUCKET LIST: 1000 ADVENTURES BIG & SMALL

If you were  born with the wanderlust gene, and always find yourself dreaming of the far away lands, this travel-inspired book is for you. The Bucket List shows 1000 adventures around the world, from swimming with dolphins in New Zealand, to driving through clouds in Sri Lanka, and is bound to inspire you to add some adventurous activities to your own bucket list. 

 

Buy it here.

 

4.

HOW TO BE PARISIAN WHEREVER YOU ARE

 

 

If you’re obsessed with the lives and style of Parisian women (And a fashionista at heart), or dreaming of moving to the "city of love", you’ll LOVE this hilarious take on Parisian lives. Four French women give you tongue-in-cheek tips and advice on beauty, attitude, style, love and more in a humorous guide to being a Parisian woman.  

 

Buy it here.

 

5.

LOVE STYLE LIFE

This pretty pink book by fashion blogger and illustrator, Garance Dore, is not only photogenic, but filled with witty tips on love, style and life, inspired by her life in New York and Paris. Also learn more about this fascinating girl boss and how she became a fashion A-lister.

 

Buy it here.

 

6.

THE MISSONI FAMILY COOKBOOK

Take a sneak peak into the kitchen (and lives) of the Missonis, by adding this colorful book to your collection, filled with family recipes from the people who started the high-end Italian fashion house, Missoni. Trust me, eating has never looked this good.

 

Buy it here.

 

7.

TOM FORD

 

It doesn't get more stylish than this black and white hardcover book filled with Tom Ford's creative designs for Gucci and YSL; a complete catalogue of his work from 1994 to 2004. It includes over 200 photographs by famous photographers such as Mario Testino, and also some never-before-seen, unpublished images. 

 

Buy it here.

8.

GRACE: A MEMOIR

Get a look into the world of the fabulous life of Vogue's creative director, Grace Coddington. This memoir covers her childhood, her career as a model and in fashion, and becoming second-in-command at Vogue. 

 

Buy it here.

9.

IN PARIS: 20 WOMEN ON LIFE IN THE CITY OF LIGHT

Another Parisian book on my list (I just couldn't resist..) is In Paris by model and founder of clothing brand Rouje, Jeanne Damas. It takes us into the lives of 20 diverse Parisian women, from booksellers to singers, and tells us about their careers, families, favorite night life spots in Paris and more. Jeanne also gives some advice on Parisian style and gives us insider tips to the City of Light. 

 

Buy it here.

 

10.

KATE BY KATE MOSS

This book, of one of the most iconic models of our time, is a must and will pack a visual punch on your coffee table. Filled with photographs selected by the model herself, it tells the story of her career from "new girl with potential" to supermodel, fashion designer and muse. 

 

Buy it here.

 

Comment below and tell us which coffee table books are your favorite! If you're looking for alternative ways to update your living room, you can click here.

 

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