Decor: Coffee Table Books

I’m still in the unpacking phase of my move. You already know how that goes. You move and unpack the essentials and then you slowly go through the boxes of things you use as accent pieces throughout the house. I went into our dreaded basement of boxes to find a missing box of clothes and unearth my coffee table boxes. Oh the excitement, I live for a really great oversized coffee table book!

Most of these books, I’ve picked up along the way from garage sales and book store sales. While I do love a great coffee table book. I sometimes scuff at the prices.  They are expensive but so worth it. You can get a coffee table book on almost any subject matter. But my subject matter is obvious!

  • ART

I haven’t found a comprehensive makeup coffee table book I would like to invest in just yet. But if you have any suggests please forward them along. Below I’ll be sharing a few of my favourites.



The Impressionists And Thier Legacy – Edited by Martha Kapos

The Impressionists were a group of artist who opposed the establishment of art at the time “Salon and the Academy” They wanted to show their art directly to the public. In their very own self-organized exhibits.

Which a few of them manage to accomplish in 1910 with the help of critic Roger Fry. The exhibition featured works by Vincent Van Gogh, Henri Matisse, Paul Cezanne and Paul Gaugin. This exhibition made history as the birth of modern art. The core artist forming this group of impressionists are, Monet, Renoir, Sisley, Pissarro, Cezanne, Morisot, Degas, This is one of my favorite books on the movement.


Coming into Fashion
A Century of Photography at Conde Nast

Coming into Fashion – A Century of Photography at CONDE NAST by Natalie Hershdorfer with contributions by Silvi Lecallier, Olivier Saillard and Franca Sozzani.

Conde Nast is an American base publishing house which is responisble for some of your favourite Magazine, such as Vogue, Glamour, House And Garden to name a few.

Conde Nast
Conde Nast

This book takes you from the Early years of fashion to fashion today. If you are a true fashionista you need this!


Women In Dior – Potraits of Elegance

Women in Dior - Portraits of Elegance
Women in Dior – Portraits of Elegance

The name of this book basically says it all. This book explores the designs by the iconic fashion designer Christian Dior from the early stages of designing for women of prestige and Hollywood stars such as Grace Kelly and Marylin Manroe to today’s fashion modelled by popstars such as Rihanna.

Women in Dior - Portraits of Elegance
Women in Dior – Portraits of Elegance (Rihanna)
Women in Dior - Portraits of Elegance
Women in Dior – Portraits of Elegance

Dior by Mats Gustafson

Dior by Mats Gustafson
Dior by Mats Gustafson

This is quite a large and expensive book. It contains gorgeous watercolour drawings of Dior fashion delicately illustrated. Such an amazingly gorgeous book.




These two books are not two of my favourite but two of the most pratical. We all want to live Large but the reality is mose of us live in small spaces we need to customize to feel big.

Simply Styling by Kristen Grove (Simply Grove)

Simply Styling by Kirsten Grove
Simply Styling by Kirsten Grove

This book is great for ideas on how to freshen up your space and make it a bit more personal by adding a few accents. It’s a lovely fresh take on the simplicity of living small.Simply Styling by Kirsten Grove



XXLiving by Feierabend


Who doesn’t dream of living large or even EXTRA EXTRA LARGE. This book goes through the interior design of Large spaces being used in unconvential ways. Empty churchs, warehouse, factories, depots, farmhouse etc. Drawing from architectural design  and decor pieces to personalize the atmostphere in a way to make it home.

XXLiving by Feierabend
XXLiving by Feierabend



Wow! this was a long one guys, thank you so much for reading. Let me know which coffee table book is your absolute favourite.

Happy Reading,


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