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”.
Another good coffee table book: “Peru: Mucho Gusto”. A great summary of Peruvians top chefs and cuisine!