35 Coffee Table Books for Design Lovers

  Posted by  

A modern home is nothing without clever choices for coffee table books. Do you want to add some interesting books to your coffee table but you aren't sure which picks are the best options? Here are 35 interesting coffee table books that will impress your guests and you can also enjoy for years to come.

Picture Perfect Parties: Annette Joseph's Stylish Solutions for Entertaining by Annette Joseph and Deborah Whitlaw Llewellyn

Annette Joseph, an expert from the Today Show in the US shows you have to create an entertaining party atmosphere with her secret tips that are designed for all special occasions. Whether you need tips for the holidays, a birthday or just a regular spur of the moment party, these tasty recipes and event tips will make planning a party easier.

Black and White (and a Bit in Between): Timeless Interiors, Dramatic Accents, and Stylish Collections by Celerie Kemble

Black and white décor is considered to be a timeless colour pairing because it can be both dramatic and understated. Designers, Dorothy Draper, Madeleine Castaing and more, present a full range of black-and-white design ideas to inspire you as you design your home. In this book, you’ll find designs that are inspired by fashion, nature and much more.

Design Brooklyn: Renovation, Restoration, Innovation, Industry by Anne Hellman

If you are familiar with New York City, you already know how popular the borough of Brooklyn, NY, USA has become. Design Brooklyn explores the private and public spaces that can be found throughout Brooklyn in a series of more than 150 photographs. These photographs show the trends in urban living and design that have come to define Brooklyn style.

Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty by Andrew Bolton

Alexander McQueen was one of the most influential, provocative and imaginative designers of his generation. This book recalls some of the most important moments of the designer's career, including his designs and the technological innovations he used to achieve the distinctive aesthetic of his brand. Explore how McQueen challenged fashion in this intriguing read.

Vintage Remix: The Interiors of Kishani Perera by Kishani Perera

Kishani Perera is a renowned interior design who mixes modern styles with vintage to create eclectic interiors that are uniquely whimsical. This book explores her philosophy of mixing and matching, while also helping readers to develop their own personal style for interiors.

Jean-Michel Basquiat by Dieter Buchhart

Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960-1988) was the first African-American artist to attain superstardom in the art world. His work is revered throughout the world even today for its originality and ability to redefine Conceptual and Minimal art. This book contains 160 colour reproductions of his work and recalls his personal life, which also made him a legend.

Decoded by Jay-Z

Soiree: Entertaining with Style by Danielle Rollins

Danielle Rollins offers her tips on how to plan the most chic at-home parties with detailed instructions for choosing flowers, table settings, and invitations. The book also includes over eighty original recipes and signature cocktails. Soiree is the go-to guide for people who love to entertain at home.

The ELLEments of Personal Style: 25 Modern Fashion Icons on How to Dress, Shop, and Live by Joe Zee and Maggie Bullock

America's hottest fashion magazine has created this guide of how to dress with hundreds of practical tips and photographs. The book covers 25 style icons and gives you a glimpse into the world of celebrity shopping with exclusive looks at celebrity closets. If you need a bit of inspiration for your personal wardrobe, this book can provide the answers that you are looking for.

The Big Book of Chic by Miles Redd

Miles Redd, an interior designer that has achieved international acclaim, provides a selection of is unique interiors to inspire anyone who loves eclectic design.

Manifest X.O by Stanley C. Peoples & Marc Gunn

Manifest X.O is a guide for the modern gentleman. It outlines how a gentleman should speak, dress, and carry oneself with confidence. For the refined gentleman, this book makes for a sophisticated coffee table read.

Dressing the Man: Mastering the Art of Permanent Fashion by Alan Flusser

Alan Flusser has created the definitive guide to teach men what they need to know in order to dress well and choose styles that suit them no matter what season it is. The fundamentals of fashion and dressing for one’s body type never change. He takes readers through understanding these basic principles, step-by-step.

Heaven to Hell by David LaChapelle

Controversial photographer David LaChapelle has earned international recognition for his photography work, which often uses famous faces and marginalized people in society. Referencing sources, such as pop culture, cinema, art history, and the Renaissance, LaChapelle uses visual language to tell an apocalyptic story.

Preston Bailey Celebrations by Preston Bailey

Renowned event planner, Preston Bailey, presents his beautiful settings that he has created for a wide range of successful celebrations. He is also known for his exceptional work with flowers, furniture making, architecture, lighting and art. As the book recounts his achievements, he also shares his tips for successful celebrations, including the importance of details. With breathtaking designs, this book inspires and will leave you with innumerable ideas for planning your next event.

Colin Cowie Chic: The Guide to Life As It Should Be by Colin Cowie

Legendary lifestyle expert, Colin Cowie, explains how to live a glorious life on almost any budget. With his guide on how to create an inviting home, earn respect in the workplace, and travel comfortably, his tips can help you enjoy your life to fullest. The book offers step-by-step instructions on almost everything and will teach you how to handle social situations with grace and confidence.

The World Atlas of Street Art and Graffiti by Rafael Schacter and John Fekner

Schacter and Fekner recount how street art began to appear in Latin America more than 100 years ago and has expanded today to most corners of the globe. Dive into the history of street art from around the world with this definitive guide. This book covers some of the world's most well-known urban artists and artworks.

Rolling Stone 1,000 Covers: A History of the Most Influential Magazine in Pop Culture by Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone is known as the music lover's magazine. This coffee table book covers over a thousand covers from the magazine from the year 1967 through 2006. You'll find some of the greatest icons of pop culture, including John Lennon, Bob Dylan, Uma Thurman, and more.

Vintage Cocktails (Connoisseur) by Laziz Hamani and Brian Van Flandern

Vintage Cocktails explores the lost art of mixing the perfect drink. For every host or cocktail connoisseur, this book is one that you should keep near the bar. The book features vibrant photos of each cocktail and covers classic drinks, such as the White Russian, Gimlet, Pisco Sour, Dark and Stormy, Pimms Cup, Fuzzy Navel and many more.

Kate Spade New York: Places to Go, People to See by Kate Spade New York

Kate Spade New York features vibrant photography, inspirational quotes, tips and old-world glamour that every kate spade new york girl should know.

Pantone: The 20th Century in Color by Leatrice Eiseman and Keith Recker

Pantone is the definitive authority on colour for any interior designer. This book invites you to explore 100 years of transformative colour. With more than 200 works of art and fashion, this volume explores trends and the resurgences of various hues.

Christian Louboutin by Christian Louboutin and Philippe Garcia

Christian Louboutin, renowned for his beautiful handmade shoes, crafted this monograph to provide an elaborate experience that evokes the artistry and theatricality of his shoe designs. Known for his high stiletto shoes featuring signature red soles, Louboutin has achieved cult status among celebrities and fashionistas. His first book, this monograph, highlights the complete range of his couture, including his inspiration, life and travels.

Banksy. You are an Acceptable Level of Threat and If You Were Not You Would Know About It by Patrick Potter and Gary Shove

A collection of photography of street artist Banksy's work, this volume covers Banksy's October 2013 NY residency 'Better Out Than In' and has also been updated to include some of his controversial works, including ‘Cheltenham Spies,’ Girl with a Pearl Earring’, ‘Art Buff’ and ‘Mobile Lovers.’ With aggressively political works, Banksy has created iconic imagery that has been presented in unsuspected locations around the world.

George Lois: The Esquire Covers by George Lois

In 2008, the Museum of Modern Art in New York City acquired a selection of the Esquire magazine covers done by George Lois and put them on display. This volume covers the entirety of the MoMa exhibit, in addition, to unseen images from Lois's private collection. Relive the dawn of New Journalism, which Lois was handpicked to portray in these industry-shaping magazine covers.

The Collins Big Book of Art: From Cave Art to Pop Art by David G. Wilkins

The Collins Big Book of Art: From Cave Art to Pop Art by David G. Wilkins offers an accessible guide to art history that readers can enjoy regardless of their experience with art. Featuring more than 1200 works of art, this is the perfect volume for the coffee table or for those who have a genuine interest in art history.

All the Buildings in New York (That I've Drawn So Far) by James Gulliver Hancoc

Architecture Visionaries by Richard Weston

Artists Living with Art by Stacey Goergen and Amanda Benchley

This book takes a look into the personal art collections and homes of some of the most well-known contemporary artists, including Rachel Feinstein and John Currin, Glenn Ligon, Cindy Sherman, Helen and Brice Marden, Chuck Close, and Pat Steir. The guide covers a range of homes, in which the artists all have their creative works on display. This book may even you inspire you to incorporate some of your personal art into your home.

Flower Addict by Saskia Havekes

White Rooms by Karen McCartney and David Harrison

Dive into designing rooms with multiple shades of white in almost infinite combinations and styles. This book looks at homes from around the world and demonstrates the different ways in which white is used to create suitable interior designs. It also offers design tips, including paint suggestions and how to deal with large spaces.

Interior Design Close Up by Dominic Bradbury and Richard Powers

For any with a vested interest in interior design, this book focuses on the design elements and materials that go into creating a beautiful home. Each chapter features ten houses or flats, with unique aesthetic elements, while also discussing specific ideas for every room of the home. Full of inspiration and tips, this book will review the key design ingredients that you can use in your own home.

Bird Love by Leila Jeffreys

Bird Love is a collection of fine art photography from native Australian photographer, Leila Jeffreys. In this volume, she attempts to capture the beauty and diversity of some of the most exotic birds from around the world. Working with conservation and animal rescue groups, Jeffreys identified a broad range of subjects to photograph. These beautiful photographs will allow you to appreciate our feathered friends even more.

Every Room Tells a Story by Kit Kemp

Shelter: How Australians Live by Kara Rosenlund

Kara Rosenlund captures the residential character of a nation as she traversed Australia. For one year, she documented the distinct characteristics of Australia's homes and how their unique styles reflect their surrounding landscapes.

Digital Handmade: Craftsmanship and the New Industrial Revolution by Lucy Johnston

Digital Handmade covers the works of seventy designers, craftsmen and artists from around the world who have created gorgeous works of art which combine digital fabrication and design. The book is an attempt to show how the digital revolution has actually led to the new methods of working with materials for craftspeople rather than diminishing their trades. With unique perspectives and a wide range of materials, this book explores everything from jewellery to sculptures and textile art.

Do It Yourself: 50 Projects by Designers and Artists by Thomas Bärnthaler

Do It Yourself is a collection of 50 projects from the world's top artists and designs that you can try on your own. The book features everything from furniture to toys, all with step by step instructions that you can follow. Every project features full colour photographs and the materials and tools that you will need to successfully complete each product. If you enjoy DIY projects, this book may give you some new ideas to try.

If you are looking for a designer coffee table to accompany these coffee table books, Relax House has many stylish, yet affordable options available. View our online furniture selection or contact our furniture experts today at 1300­307­164 for assistance with selecting the right coffee table for your home or business. To see our furniture selection in-person, come visit our Melbourne showroom!

June 22, 2016