My Coffee Table Books

I love books, and they always are a big part of my interior design. I believe books bring soul to the design to the house. So for me coffee books are integral to the mood of my house. What do I look for in coffee books: Topics that interest me, beautiful pictures, beautiful covers and great colors. I wanted to share the two new coffee books I bought, but i realized I havent even done a post on the ones currently on rotation (i switch them around). So I’m doing both things here.

What is in my tables right now? 

The Hermes Scarf: History & Mystique – Nadine Coleno

Yves Saint Laurent – Florence Chenoune, Farid Muller

Degas and The Ballet: Picturing Movement – Jill DeVonyar, Richard Kendall

Schiaparelli & Prada: Impossible Conversations (Metropolitan Museum of Art)

Chanel (Metropolitan Museum of Art Publications)

Grace Kelly Style: Fashion for Hollywood’s Princess

In the Spirit of Cannes: From A To Z by Henry-Jean Servat and Isabelle Adjani

Audrey: A life in pictures – Carol Krenz

What I recently bought:

Cupcakes and Cashmere by Emily Schuman

The premise: ” a guide for defining your style, reinventing your space, and entertaining with ease”

I bought the book because I love cupcake and cashmere’s blog, and the book did not disappoint. It is divided in 4 sections, Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer, and in each section it has he following topics: style, beauty, at home and food & entertainment. It has some great tips, some of the ones I liked the most are makeup ones and closet checklists. It is recipe light but it still has some good things in it.

The Gospel according to Coco Chanel: Life Lessons from the world’s most elegant woman by Karen Karbo

It is less coffee table book and more self help book (ie it doesnt have pictures) but it has a lot of promise. Some good quotes: “Don’t spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door” & “a girl should be two things: Classy and fabulous”.

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