I have a secret love affair with coffee table books. Since studying Art and having various art and fashion books to flick through as a teenager they have just become part of my life. I cant really imagine my home without them. I rarely look in them, but they’re there if I want to. It’s more about how they work as an accessory on the shelf or table, they add a little pop of colour and a bit more interest to what otherwise might be an empty, plain space.
I love that it is possible to get these appealing little books to cover pretty much any interest you may have; space, nature, fashion, sports, history, art, business, photography, you name it, so they make excellent gifts too!!
Around this time of year you tend to see a lot of them in shops. I’ve never considered them a spring/summer seasonal accessory but this does seem to be a good time of year to find new books. Urban Outfitters and Oliver Bonas always seem ahead of the game with their book selection so they are a great place to start looking if you’re not sure what youre looking for.
These are my favourites that I currently have at home if you need some inspiration;
As you can probably tell there’s a definite art and fashion theme going on with my books. I would like a few more travel books that cover Europe and then I would like to get one or two on Palm Springs and Vegas. Theres a few social media books around that look good at the minute, instagram is my favourite so I would quite like one on social media branding and styling, and maybe a couple of house plant/botanical books… not sure where I would put them all though!