Update your living room with the best coffee table books that are sure to inspire for years to come. From a delightfully illustrated cookbook to a must-have celebration of the storied Ritz Hotel in Paris, here’s our take on the best tabletop styling updates you can bring in for a quick room refresh, culled from Décor Aid interior designers.
William Wegman: Being Human
Celebrated photographer William Wegman is back with another trove of iconic photographs that bring his beloved Weimaraner dogs to life with humorous depictions.
And with over 300 photographs, expect to be endlessly inspired with this playful coffee table book.
Sofas: 340 Iconic Designs
Perfect for a design lover, architect, chic homemaker, or novice decorator, explore the world of sofa styles along with the history of the innovative designers behind them and practical shopping guides.
Discover the evolution of the chair from 1808 to today with over 1,000 styles illustrated along with text detailing their history and rise to prominence.
The Missoni Family Cookbook
While they may be household names thanks to their legendarily innovative graphic knitwear, for those in the know, the Missoni family is also known for their joyous dinner parties that are some of the most covetable invites during fashion week in Milan.
Boasting the perfect balance between art, fashion, and food, this colorful cookbook is just as delicious to look at as it is informative.
One of the interior design industry’s most sought after artists, Gray Malin is back with another energizing portfolio of covetable images.
Shot from above in more than 20 cities spanning six continents, photographer Gray Malin explores the vibrant accidental beauty of beaches with a new collection of aerial photographs.
Grace: Thirty Years Of Fashion At Vogue
With forewords written by designer Karl Lagerfeld and American Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour, Grace boasts highlights from the fashion editor’s work at both British and American Vogue from 1972 to 2002.
Part monograph, part memoir, the tome features some of Grace Coddington’s most prolific photographs with quips from the editor included.
This landmark design book explores the decadent history of the legendary Ritz Hotel in Paris, where hotelier Cesar Ritz infamously changed the hospitality industry forever.
Expect stunning images of celebrities and other inspiring people who notoriously stayed at the iconic hotel. Eternally Ritz is a great coffee table book for those with a penchant for over the top, indulgent glamor and all things gilt and ornate.
Phaidon Annie Leibovitz: Portraits 2005-2016
One of her generations most highly acclaimed photographers, Annie Leibovitz Portraits features a well-edited selection of some of the artist’s most iconic images from the past 10 years.
Gatekeeper: World of Folly
Best known for his maximal artwork work featured in the world’s most distinguished museums and galleries, painter, sculptor, and printmaker Hunt Slonem’s new book delves into his newest project: the interior design of The Colonel Louis Watres Armory, a ca. 1900 building that he reworked into an unexpectedly cool take on the historical.
The perfect gift for photography fans and culture aficionados, the luxurious content and trove of curiously exquisite interiors featured inside make this tome the perfect addition for any coffee table.
A glorious tome celebrating the history of Vignelli Associates, the highly influential firm launched by Massimo Vignelli in the ’60s, expect to take in their endless influences on the worlds of graphic and interior design in this must-have coffee table book.
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