Wednesday, June 4, 2014

20 pretty coffee table books

last weekend, i got to help my friend kyla do some desk styling (soo much fun; more on that soon), and it was great practice for the bookcases i'll need to be styling shortly in our office! she had great stuff to work with, which made the process really easy, including the perfect stack of a quintessential styling ingredient: the coffee table book. it made me realize it's time to get off the sidelines and commit to a few books of my own.

it needs to be pretty, obviously, but i'd also love it to be a great read. (and no prejudice against paperbacks once in a while- more book for a better price)! here are a few titles i'm eyeing:


7 // decorate
10 // undecorate
14 // tom ford
19 // chanel
20 // fashion

have you read any of these? how are they? how about you guys-- what are your favorite books for styling and display? this commitment-phobe needs your suggestions!


  1. I vote for number 18. Anyone who is into design has the monkey of perfection on her back. Take a step back and begin to teach yourself and appreciate imperfection. You will have a much happier life..

    1. i so agree...and i think homes that are curated over time with things you love feel more comfortable and personal too. it doesn't matter if it's 'perfect' or 'fits' or if anyone else likes it...if you love it, it's good design. thanks for voting! :)

  2. I am so going to have to check out design brooklyn

    1. yes! doesn't it look cool?? let me know what you think if you get your eyes on it before i do...


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