Coffee Table Books

I recently did a poll on my Instagram stories asking if y'all wanted to know what some of my favorite coffee table books are. Turns out, you do! :) I have a slight obsession with books in general, which means I have stacks of them throughout my house. Just like everything else in your home the coffee table books you purchase should be a reflection of you and your interests. So if art is your thing, buy up on the art books! If you love entertaining, fill your tables with books on the subject. I happen to have lots of design books because that's obviously my passion. All of this to say, my suggestion is don't buy a book just because of its pretty cover. Buy something that you would want to sit and flip through.


Below I've listed some of my picks along with links so you can purchase them for yourselves if you would like!


Books on Decorating:

1. The Welcoming House

2. Elements of Style: Designing a Home and a Life

3. Mrs. Howard Room by Room

4. The Decorated Home: Living with Style and Joy

5. Beautiful: All-American Decorating and Timeless Style

6. The Joy of Decorating: Southern Style with Mrs. Howard

7. An Eye for Beauty: Rooms That Speak to the Senses

8. Beauty at Home

9. 30A Style

10. Pattern

11. A Place to Call Home: Timeless Southern Charm

12. An Affair with a House

13. Sarah Style

14. The Finer Things: Timeless Furniture, Textiles, and Details

15. Styled: Secrets for Arranging Rooms, from Tabletops to Bookshelves

16. Domino: The Book of Decorating: A Room-by-Room Guide to Creating a Home That Makes You Happy

17 . Interior Wisdom

18. The Things That Matter


Books on Entertaining:

1. Dinner on the Grounds: Southern Suppers and Soirees

2. Soiree: Entertaining with Style

3. Picture Perfect Parties: Annette Joseph's Stylish Solutions for Entertaining

4. Martha's Entertaining: A Year of Celebrations

5. Real Simple: Celebrations


Books with Beautiful Pictures:

1. Beaches

2. Escape

3. Annie Leibovits: Portraits 2005-2016

4. John Derian Picture Book

5. Texas Sky

6. Ansel Adams in the National Parks: Photographs from America's Wild Places


Books of Interest:

1. Jacqueline Kennedy: The White House Years

2. The New Yorker

3. In the Company of Women

4. Jerusalem Through My Father's Eyes

5. A Photographer's Life

6. Highbrow, Lowbrow, Brilliant, Despicable: Fifty Years of New York Magazine

7. Remarkable Birds

8. Happy Times

9. Animalium

10. Botanicum

11. Seba: Cabinet of Natural Curiosities


Books on Fashion and Beauty:

1. Vogue: The Covers

2. Manolo Blahnik Drawings

3. Face Forward

4. Making Faces

5. Tom Ford

6. Vanity Fair 100 Years

7. Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty

8. Yves Saint Laurent

9. Allure: Confessions of a Beauty Editor

10. Grace & Style: The Art of Pretending You Have It


Books on Art:

1. Pop Art

2. Warhol

3. Pollack

4. Kadinsky

5. Rothko

6. Matisse

7. Klimt

8. Degas

9. Monet

10. Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera

11. Designer's Dictionary of Color


As an aside, I tagged the authors of each of these books in my latest Instagram post. They're all great people to follow! (www.instagram.com/margaretstoneinteriors)


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