favorite coffee table books


Coffee table books have been a staple interior design accessory for years. They’re usually large, hardcover books that are filled with photos or interesting tid bits – usually the types of books you can pick up and browse in a social setting…not a lengthy novel. I think what is fun about coffee table books is you can tell a lot about the person or persons living in the home – it’s a decorative way to express your interests!

Here are some of my favorite coffee table books which ironically sit on our  DIY Decoupaged Coffee Table that I decoupaged with pages from an artist book! I arranged them along with crystals (read more about decorating with crystals here), some silver coasters I got at a garage sale, candles and an “I Love You” rock my sis gave me. Also check out the DIY book page coffee table I made on the Nate Berkus Show.

A World of Rings my mom brought back for me from her trip to India. It has some amazing photos of antiquities and I like to look at it for jewelry design inspiration.

A World of Necklaces, A World of Rings sister book also gives me a lot of inspiration for my own jewelry line!

Lady Cottington’s Pressed Fairy Book is a book I’ve had for a long time. It’s about a girl who can see fairies and catches them in the pages of her journal. The watercolor paintings are all of squished fairies…Love it!

Photographs Annie Leibovitz 1970-1990 – I got this book for $1 at a garage sale. Leibovitz is an amazing photographer and this book has many of the photos she took of musicians.

Flea Market Style is a great book about decorating with flea market finds.

Some more inspo from other people’s coffee table book arrangements…

My friend and Mr. Kate team member Kathryn has a blog with her friend Amanda called Your Favorite Blend featuring “The Coffee Table” – a recurring interview series where people share photos of their coffee tables! The above are photos of plant based blogger Jessica Murnane’s coffee table.

What are your favorite coffee table books? Share in the comments below!

(photos via pinterest, featherandneststyle,, yourfavoriteblend)


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