Happy New Year’s Eve! 


I’ve been a bookworm all of my life, so it’s no surprise that I love to decorate with books as well! Coffee table books a great way to display your taste and typically feature beautiful covers that can add interest to your room’s design.


Below I’ve listed my favorite coffee table books books. I’ve read many of them several times and love their covers!


Not only do these books make for great decor, but they also make great gifts for the design lovers in your life!


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1. Living with Pattern: Color, Texture, and Print at Home


In Living with Pattern, Rebecca artfully takes the reader through how to decorate with pattern and intention. The book features Rebecca’s design influences, watercolor sketches, and work by accomplished designers and creative persons.


I’ve personally read the book at least 5 times- often picking it up off my coffee table to read a section here and there. I love the watercolor cover in muted blues and always smile when I see the orange pages from the side.


We featured Living with Pattern, in our Vibrant Living and Dining project shoot.

2. Ode to Color: The Ten Essential Palettes for Living and Design

Ode to Color was written by Lori Weitzner, an internationally acclaimed textile designer. She created 10 color palettes for living and home based on her life and professional experiences. It features stories from her life and travels, poetry and quotes and exceptional images from designers and from around the world.

We featured Ode to Color in our Natural Vibes Sunroom Project. It’s metallic cover with geometric design worked well against our trunk side table.

3. Black and White (and a Bit in Between): Timeless Interiors, Dramatic Accents, and Stylish Collections

Ode to Color is written by internationally acclaimed textile designer Lori Weitzner. She has developed 10 palettes for living and design that are inspiring and fit various personality types. The book is well written- featuring experience from her travels and career, poems and of course exceptional imagery.

4. Foraged Flora

Foraged Flora is a beautiful bound book by floral designer Louesa Roebuck and writer, editor and co-found of Remodelista Sarah Lonsdale. It depicts beautiful ways to display organic inspired floral designers. It is organized by month and depicts both small and large floral arrangements. This book is astounding for it’s ethereal and unexpected pairings of foraged natural materials and florals.

We utilized Foraged Flora in our Cozy Natural Sunroom to pair as a deeper blue under the next book choice.

5. Surf Shack

Nina Freudenberger’s Surf Shack features various photos of cozy coastal retreats. It’s the perfect book for a beach lover!

Another view of our Natural Vibes Sunroom, where we featured this gorgeous book in our coastal loving client’s home.

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

If you enjoy the finer things, or are just fascinated by fine decor, Christiane Lemieux’s The Finer Things is the perfect coffee table book for you! In this book, Lemieux interviews interior designers, decorative painters, wallpaper specialists and other experts in the world of design and decoration on what constitutes fine decor. It is a beautiful book filled with beautiful things.

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


Domino: The Book of Decorating makes design accessible for the home decorating enthusiast. It is a perfect book for young design enthusiasts and new homeowners.

8. Patternity. A New Way of Seeing: The inspirational power of pattern


New York Behind Closed Doors is written by Polly Devlin. Devlin interviews 24 New Yorkers and examines how they live. This book is beautiful and is perfect for those who appreciate eclectic interiors or love small space design.

9. New York: Behind Closed Doors

New York Behind Closed Doors is written by Polly Devlin. Devlin interviews 24 New Yorkers and examines how they live. This book is beautiful and is perfect for those who appreciate eclectic interiors or love small space design.

10. The New Bohemians: Cool and Collected Homes

The New Bohemians by acclaimed designer Justina Blakney, is a spectacular collection of cool new boho homes. It celebrates color, texture and creating a collected interior that is uniquely representative of the home owner. This book is perfect for a new homeowner, a boho design lover, free spirits, and for those who love to collect indoor houseplants.

I hope you enjoyed this list of design and decorating books. I’ll write a post sharing my favorite fashion and architecture books soon!

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