Straight from the pens of bloggers, celebs, and home design darlings, we’ve rounded up some beautiful coffee table books that are both brand-new and enduring favorites.
“Plant” is a lush, 352-page tome, packed from cover to cover with a diverse range of botanical art. Spanning centuries of illustration, etchings, paintings, and photography, it showcases the enduring beauty of the natural world throughout time, elegantly demonstrating how it still enchants us today.
This blush-colored, linen-bound book also highlights the women in Amoruso’s inner circle who are putting the girl-boss ethos to work in their own lives and industries.
See the City of Lights, decked out in its most radiant hues. This inspiring, photo-centric book showcases in sumptuous detail those enchanting little pops of color that one can glimpse on an everyday Parisian stroll. It’s about finding joyfulness and bliss in an object as average and unassuming as a bistro chair or street sign.
No one does accessories quite like Kate Spade, and this posh, pink primer for the modern hostess makes the perfect coffee table topper. Written in the prim, yet cheeky prose that’s now synonymous with the fashion brand, all of the etiquette tips and food prep tricks you need for hosting your next soirée are all neatly explained here.
What a title! No worries about finding deceptively difficult DIYs here — this warm and friendly hardcover book is all about crafting a cozy, enjoyable existence for every month in the year.
Some history lessons can be a bit drab — but this one’s positively dazzling. Chronicling the beginnings of makeup use in the ancient world and charting its significance as a sociopolitical barometer of the times through history, this glossy book keeps the tone fun and always informative, stocked to the brim with fashion photography, art, and advertisements to illustrate the point.
Turns out, the funny lady and queen of daytime TV is totally serious about home decor. This book presents high-quality photographs of her expansive homes, both past and present, peppered throughout with decorating tips and personal anecdotes about what each place has meant to her.
It takes a lot to stand out in the city that never sleeps. The “Humans of New York” blog that Brandon Stanton began in 2010 is now a global phenomenon, and this is the third book in his collection.
Take a glimpse at something truly extraordinary in this vibrant new book from National Geographic. A wonderful ice-breaker for any gathering or party, this hardcover features stunning photography of some of Earth’s most visually-striking landscapes and rare natural phenomena.