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The Best Coffee Table Books For Decorating And Displaying In Your Home

The Best Coffee Table Books For Decorating And Displaying In Your Home

Interior design doesn't come naturally to everyone, but according to our favorite influencers on Instagram, one of the easiest and most affordable ways to add some personality and pops of color to your home is in the form of a decorative coffee table book. The coffee table book has quickly become a decor essential in any modern-day space. Equal parts beautiful and educational, no living room is complete without one. However, there's about a million out there to choose from, and we highly doubt anyone has time to visit every bookstore in town (unless you're into that sort of thing). So, we've done the hard work for you. Ahead, we’re bringing you the Top 10 coffee table books seen on display in your favorite bloggers' homes on the 'gram, all of which are sure to delight you and your guests or make a unique gift for the holidays. Because seriously, what adult wouldn't love to receive a fancy picture book? Our picks span from textiles to travel destinations, and there's truly something for everyone. From Vanity Fair: 100 Years to Assouline's cult-favorite Ibiza Bohemia, keep scrolling to find the chicest books you'll want to showcase for years to come. Opening image: @anthroliving

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September 30, 2020

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Living with Pattern: Color, Texture, And Print At Home

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BEST FOR: Decorating an entire home is no easy feat, especially if you're not the most imaginative. Not to worry—Rebecca Atwood's book can transform anyone into an interior design aficionado, and it adds a little interest to your space at the same time. 

WHY YOU NEED IT: Consider this decorative yet functional book your first step towards creating a livable, dimensional, and chic home. 


Vanity Fair 100 Years: From the Jazz Age To Our Age

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WHY YOU NEED IT: This book is about the closest one can get to an aesthetically pleasing crash course in a century's worth of American history. View imagery that showcases personality, power, art, crisis, and at its core, culture––taking us all the way back to Vanity Fair's inception in 1913, the Jazz Age, the Depression, and its reincarnation during the Reagan administration. Talk about a conversation starter.

USERS SAID: "Really a phenomenal book -- exactly what a coffee table book should be: full-page photos, great copy, a thorough review and retrospective of its topic. The material from the 20s and 30s is wonderful; and if you're over the age of 35 or so, the material from the '80s through today will be a smile-on-your-face trip through the high points of pop culture that VF helped bring to the world."


The Finer Things: Timeless Furniture, Textiles, And Details

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BEST FOR: For those who enjoy the finer things in life, there couldn't be a more fitting display piece than this.

LOVED FOR: Add a metallic flair to your living room with the rich gold cover and indulge yourself in the encyclopedia of timeless furniture and textiles. It's all in the details, babe. 


1,000 Places To See Before You Die: The World As You've Never Seen It Before

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BEST FOR: For the frequent flyer who's sacrificed a year of travel, this book is almost as good as a one-way plane ticket. 

WHY YOU NEED IT: Displayed on the tables of travel bloggers and YouTubers alike, consider this your bucket list with a hardcover. 


Made For Living

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LOVED FOR: As if we don't get enough of interior design inspo on Instagram, but if we're being honest, we never get tired of it. This DIY-focused coffee table book can help homeowners transform even the most cluttered spaces into something livable. 

HELPFUL TIP: Grab this book if you need a fool-proof hostess gift for the holiday season.


Pantone: The Twentieth Century In Color

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BEST FOR: This book is must for anyone looking to add a pop of color to their coffee table.

WHY YOU NEED IT: No one understands color better than Pantone. In this beautiful book, the world-renowned authority on color takes us through the 20th century with a spread of historical moments accompanied by complementing color palettes with 80 different official Pantone colors.


Louis Vuitton: The Birth Of Modern Luxury

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WHY YOU NEED IT: You might have the Louis wallet, duffle, and handbag, but no LV collection is complete without the Louis book. Explore the history of one of the world's most notable luxury brands through imagery and company archives.

USERS SAID: "Awesome book on the history of LV. Super in-depth with amazing detailed photos. Recommend."


Ibiza Bohemia

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BEST FOR: This book is a must-have for the Bohemian queen (not to be confused with Rhapsody, the song by Queen).

LOVED FOR: Explore the wonders of Ibiza from nightlife and peaceful yoga retreats to the hippie-chic atmosphere. 


Beaches

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LOVED FOR: Sitting on a beach soaking up the sun is arguably one of the most comforting feelings in the world, and this book is second best. Popularized by Instagram influencers and loved by all who view it, this beauty adds a pop of color and a pinch of relaxation to any space.

USERS SAID: "I am a big fan of Gray Malin's photographs and knew I had to have this book as soon as I saw it. It looks beautiful on a coffee table and is fun to par-ooze. I recently purchased a second copy for a "Favorite Things" gift exchange where we had to bring something that we loved but also 20 other women may potentially like. I brought this book and it was a hit! Cannot recommend enough."


Architectural Digest At 100: A Century Of Style

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WHY YOU NEED IT: This coffee table book is the crème de la crème of all coffee table books. Celebrate 100 years of the world's best architectural designs, all pulled and selected by the international design authority. 

FUN FACT: This is the #1 best-selling photography book on Amazon.

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