Coffee Table Books


Ever since we got a glimpse into Kate and Andy Spade's home several years ago, my coffee table goals were set: simple, and neatly stacked with a near-ridiculous number of coffee table books. As I've been building up my collection, I find that the best books are those both beautiful (inside and out) and truly interesting to page through or read for a while. These are my current favorites: some that I own, some on my wishlist.



"Art is the Highest Form of Hope" & Other Quotes by Artists
a new addition that I can't stop reading. 


Slim Aarons: Women
an artfully composed glimpse into some glamorous lives. 


Warhol by Galella
a diary of Andy Warhol's life as captured by pioneer paparazzo Ron Galella. 


Redouté: Most Beautiful Flowers
I can never have enough botanical prints, and these are stunning - and huge. 


Conde Nast Traveler Photographs
a 25th anniversary collection of photos from all over the world, with a chic yellow cover.




The Little Dictionary of Fashion
a stylish guide to having style, written by Christian Dior in 1954.


Alexander McQueen
an exploration of the creative world & collections of the darkly romantic designer. 


Dressing for the Dark
an intricate study of and guide to eveningwear, by stylist Kate Young. 


Love x Style x Life
highly readable ideas & inspiration from French fashion illustrator Garance Doré.


Dior Glamour: 1952-1962
perhaps the golden age of the iconic house: Christian Dior's final years, and collections by a young Yves Saint Laurent.





The Perfectly Imperfect Home
a collection of organized decorating advice & ultra-charming illustrations.


Elements of Style
between the striped binding and Erin Gates' great taste, it's no wonder this book is a living room staple.


Domino: The Book of Decorating
someday I'll have actual chinoiserie wallpaper panels. until then, I'll have this cover in de Gournay's "Portobello" pattern. There's a sister book, too!

Scalamandré Haute Décor
the famous zebra pattern is also on my wallpaper bucket list, and this book is full of sumptuous rooms.