11 beautiful coffee table books we think you’re going to want to make your own.
There’s something about a beautiful book that inspires us to make it our own. Whether it’s a gift to a friend who we’re sure would love it as much as we do or because its cover matches our living room’s colour palette, an aesthetically pleasing tome is hard to leave in the shop.
Of course, we haven’t been doing much shopping lately with the highstreet closed in the wake of the pandemic and the shops that have opened enforcing a cap on customers, it’s probably been a while since you’ve nosied around a gorgeous interiors store.
Behold, here we’ve picked out 11 stunning coffee table books which would make the perfect finishing touch to your decor set-up and are simply too pretty not to own.
ASSOULINE is the place to shop if you’re looking for a stand-out coffee table book, and this brightly coloured number by Aerin Lauder is a must-buy.
Inside its pages you’ll find a guided tour of everything Florida’s Palm Beach has to offer, from elite shopping districts to scenic walkways.
Plant Society: Create An Indoor Oasis For Your Urban Space By Jason Chongue
We love the calming blue hue of this botanically-themed tome, and the pale yellow typography written across the front.
If you’re an avid indoor gardener, this beautiful book will school you on everything you need to know to keep your leafy friends happy.
The Monocle Guide To Better Living
Could this book be the key to unlocking a better quality of life? Well, you’ll have to read it to find out.
Over 400 pages it explores how to live well across the themes of city, culture, travel, food, and work, while discussing topics such as which cities offer the best quality of life and how to create your own business.
The Borough Market Cookbook
Borough Market is adored for its eclectic mix of quality food, with cuisines from all over the globe.
With this weighty cookbook, you can recreate the magic at one of London’s most bustling food events, and it will look great in your kitchen (or on your coffee table), too.
Seats Of London: A Field Guide To London Transport Moquette Patterns
We love the randomness of this book’s topic, which only adds to its brilliant eccentricity.
This colourful guide will take you through the different patterns we see on the carpet-like seat coverings all over the London underground. You’d be surprised how much there is to learn!
Learn how to create floral wreaths, experimenting with colour, foliage, texture and architectural forms through 20 designs in this chic book.
It will take you further than the traditional shapes you’re used to, equipping you with the know-how to create impressive statement pieces, tropical and dried wreaths, as well as beautiful garlands and even a late summer chandelier.
Greco Disco The Art And Design Of Luke Edward Hall
Designer and artist Luke Edward Hall gives you a glimpse into his colourful, magical, Grecian-inspired world in an extended portfolio of his work.
Fans will adore this mash up of his muses, inspirations and works. It’s a visual feast.
Morning Noon Night
We’d all love a little bit of Soho House to make our own, and with this achingly cool book, you can.
Morning Noon Night takes readers behind the scenes at the brand’s venues, covering interior design, food and drink through impactful insights from experts and suppliers.
Italian painter Sandro Botticelli is recognised as one of the greatest artists of all time, most famed for his work Birth of Venus. But although you could probably spot this iconic painting a mile off, much about him and his life is unknown and lost in the past.
Botticelli Reimagined explores how his work has lasted lifetimes, what makes him a pop icon and why we’re still obsessed with this painting in particular.
Warhol on Basquiat
Told through Warhol’s words and pictures, Warhol on Basquiat lets readers into the complex emotional relationship between renowned modern artists Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat.
It features hundreds of previously unpublished photographs, excerpts from the Andy Warhol Diaries and selected examples of their collaborative works.
This book is so undeniably pretty that it was bound to get a spot in our round-up of beautiful coffee table books.
Inside you’ll find even more visual wonders, as you learn about flowers through colourful illustrations.
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Megan Murray is a senior digital writer for stylist.co.uk, who enjoys writing about homeware (particularly candles), travel, food trends, restaurants and all the wonderful things London has to offer.