Update your living room with the best coffee table books that will delight you for years to come. From a delightfully illustrated cookbook to a must-see celebration of the famous Ritz Hotel in Paris, here are the best tabletop style updates to bring with you for a quick room freshener, handpicked by Décor Aid interior designers.
Under $ 20
William Wegman: To be human
Famed photographer William Wegman is back with yet another collection of iconic photographs that bring his beloved Weimaraner dogs to life with humorous depictions.
And with over 300 photos, you can be endlessly inspired by this playful coffee table book.
Sofas: 340 iconic designs
Perfect for design lovers, architects, chic housewives or inexperienced decorators. Discover the world of sofa styles as well as the history of innovative designers and practical shopping guides.
Discover the development of the chair from 1808 to the present day with over 1,000 illustrated styles and texts that describe their history and gain in importance.
Under $ 50
The Missoni family cookbook
While they are well-known thanks to their legendary innovative graphic knitwear, the Missoni family is also known to connoisseurs for their cheerful dinner parties, which are among the most coveted invitations during the Milan Fashion Week.
Striking the perfect balance between art, fashion and food, this colorful cookbook is as delicious to look at as it is informative.
Gray Malin, one of the interior design industry’s hottest artists, is back with another portfolio of desirable images.
Photographed from above in more than 20 cities on six continents, photographer Gray Malin explores the vibrant beauty of beaches with a new collection of aerial photographs.
Grace: Thirty years of fashion in Vogue
With forewords by designer Karl Lagerfeld and the editor-in-chief of American Vogue, Anna Wintour, Grace offers highlights from the work of the fashion editor at British and American Vogue from 1972 to 2002.
Part monograph, part memoir, the volume contains some of Grace Coddington’s most prolific photographs with sayings of the editor.
Under $ 100
This groundbreaking design book explores the decadent history of the legendary Ritz Hotel in Paris, where hotelier Cesar Ritz forever changed the hospitality industry.
Expect stunning images of celebrities and other inspiring people who notoriously stayed at the iconic hotel. Eternal Ritz is a great coffee table book for those with a penchant for over-the-top, indulgent glamor and anything that is gilded and ornate.
Phaidon Annie Leibovitz: Portraits 2005-2016
One of the most famous photographers of her generation, Annie Leibovitz portraits offers a well-edited selection of some of the artist’s best-known images from the past 10 years.
Gatekeeper: world of folly
The new book by painter, sculptor and printer Hunt Slonem is known for maximum artistic output in the most prestigious museums and galleries in the world. His new project deals with his newest project: the interior design of Colonel Louis Watres Armory, a ca.1900 building that he reworked into an unexpectedly cool version of the historical.
The perfect gift for photography fans and culture lovers, the luxurious content and abundance of strangely exquisite interiors make this book the perfect addition to any coffee table.
A glorious book celebrating the history of Vignelli Associates, the influential company founded by Massimo Vignelli in the 1960s, awaits an endless impact on the world of graphic and interior design in this must-have coffee table book.
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