Soo, I definitely love books much more than my 540 square foot apartment does–I’m sure many of you can relate! As much as I dislike clutter and “stuff,” there’s something about an abundance of well-organized books that makes a statement in the best kind of way. Not only can they be aesthetically pleasing and contribute to the decor of a space, but they frequently prompt interesting conversation and are when you’re a visitor, browsing a bookshelf is always a fun way to get to know your hosts. Coffee table books do the same thing and they’re also ridiculously fun to buy :)
I’ve done some random roundups of coffee table books on the blog in the past, but it’s been awhile and our collection has seen some additions over the past few months. If you’re in the market for a hostess gift, I’m a firm believer that a thoughtfully chosen, beautiful book is a safe route to take. Here are my favorite as of late…
Escape is a must for photography (and/or travel) enthusiasts, and Classic Style is for anyone who appreciates text-heavy, informative coffee table books and has an appreciation for–you guessed it–classic style. Beautiful will give you so much decorating inspiration–you may remember my visit to the Coastal Living Idea House, so imagine how Mark’s work translates into a book. Katie mentioned receiving this book from her coworkers, and it’s made its way onto my wishlist. And you can’t forget the cookbooks–does anyone have Cravings? That’s going to be my next book purchase. We also can’t wait to put Rasika’s cookbook to use–the dishes seem intimidating, but everything is really clearly laid out with tips along the way so I’m hoping it’s not as complicated as the restaurant makes it seem :)
What are your favorite coffee table books? Any recent finds you love?
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PS: If you’re looking for regular books, you can find my recent reads and reviews here!