Sometimes a well chosen book can make all the difference to your coffee table…
When it comes to decorating a coffee table, well-chosen books can really give it a little something extra. There are many benefits to having books on your coffee table – I mean obviously they provide ample reading material – but they also look pretty good. A coffee table adorned with beautifully chosen hardcover books is transformed from a thing of function to something more. Take a look at my top five picks:
1. Pretty Iconic: A Personal Look at the Beauty Products that Changed the World.
By Sali Hughes
Written by Britain’s most trusted beauty writer, Sali Hughes, delves right into 200 of the most iconic beauty products that she thinks are the best and most influential. She looks at the true classics like NARS Orgasm but also considers the more recent releases like Charlotte Tilbury and Sunday Riley that are proving to be a force in the beauty industry today. Packed with beauty tips this book also considers if the much-hyped beauty buys are worth the buzz. It’s certainly one for the beauty buff.
1. Kate: The Kate Moss Book
By Kate Moss
Created by Moss herself this book is like a timeline of her evolution from a young girl ‘with potential’ to one of the most iconic models of all time. I absolutely love how there are eight unique covers shot by Mario Testino and other great fashion photographers so you may not even recognise the book if it’s on someone else’s table.
2. Vanity Fair 100 Years: From the Jazz age to Our Age
By Graydon Carter
The iconic magazine editor carefully selected some of Vanity Fair’s best images throughout history. If you’re a Vanity Fair fan like me then this allows you to forgo the stacks of mags on your coffee table and replace it with this chic offering.
4. Paris In Color
By Nichole Robertson
Delve into the streets of Paris and explore the City of Light in an array of rainbow coloured order. This photo-centric book makes you feel like you’re taking a stroll through Paris… well, almost.
5. A Photographer’s Life, 1990-2005
By Annie Leibovitz
She’s photographed some of the biggest names in the world (remember that shot of pregnant Demi Moore? That was Leibovitz) so it’s no wonder this book showcases her professional life with other portraits of public figures. Weaving between her professional and personal life it gives a glimpse of the lady behind the lens too.
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