The best coffee table books to add chicness to your home

Add style to your space

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by Tayo Andoh |

Ever feel like you want to update your living space? There is a trend that can help you do just that and inject some personality into your abode. Coffee table books have become the latest must-have staple to grace homes far and wide. Coffee or side tables, if you prefer, have now become a focal point in the home - with aesthetically pleasing books piled effortlessly on them. You can make a statement with your carefully selected choice of books that can showcase your love for fashion, travel, or perhaps interior design.

The age-old saying ‘less is more’ has become the new mantra in the world of interior design. Whilst some of us may struggle with navigating our way around styling our homes, it’s now the simple things that are making a big difference. The minimalist stripped-back look has dominated the interior design world and has left many adopting a more nude and monotone palette to achieve the ultimate chicness within the home.

From fashion must-haves, including Chanel Catwalk and Vogue on Location to Live Beautiful by Athena Calderone for those who have a real thirst for trying their hand at interior design, there are so many options.

Place on the table for decoration or sit down of an afternoon and flick through the amazing imagery at your leisure, these books are very versatile and are sure to wow your guests. Take a look at our guide to the best coffee table books.

The best coffee table books

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Vanity Fair 100 Years: From the Jazz Age to Our Age

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Vanity Fair has long been one of the most iconic publications. This book is not only easy on the eye with its sophisticated design, but it also contains a wealth of history spanning 100 years. From culture and art to world affairs, this is a great coffee table book as well as a captivating read.

Chanel Catwalk: The Complete Collections: The Complete Karl Lagerfeld Collections

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This book encapsulates fashion and nostalgia through a look back at some of the most iconic looks from designers Karl Lagerfeld and Virginie Viard. A simplistic yet chic addition to any coffee table, Chanel Catwalk Collection would add a flare of style to any living space. Prepare to see striking catwalk and beauty looks along with amazing clothing from over the years.

Eat, Drink, Nap: Bringing the House Home

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This bestseller has become hugely popular since its release. The book is a great addition for anyone looking to adopt the minimalistic look. Eat, Drink, Nap by world-leading members club, Soho House will give you tips on how to adopt the well-known quintessential style in your home. This book goes far beyond interior tips with other lifestyle advice, including recreating spa treatments at home along with DIY facials for the ultimate wind down.

Live Beautiful

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This book will not only add style to your room thanks to its aesthetically pleasing cover, but it will also give amazing advice for those who want to master the art of interior designer. If youu2019re looking for plenty of design inspiration to spruce up your space, this is a great read. Equally, itu2019s perfect for light afternoon browsing, sounds like bliss.

Vogue on Location: People, Places, Portraits

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This book is for those who love a bit of escapism. A delightful combination of fashion and travel, Vogue on Location will take you on a journey through the stunning scenery of countries including Morocco and Bali. If captivating imagery and travel writing is something that you have a passion for, this book more than delivers plus it makes a great edition to the coffee table.

Architectural Digest at 100: A Century of Style

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This book gives an impressive outlook on the interior and lifestyle world. The Architectural Digest has been a staple publication in the design world for over a century giving readers an interesting peep into celebrity homes. Although itu2019s slightly on the pricier side, this coffee table book more than delivers with a look into the homes of figures including Barack and Michelle Obama and David Bowie. If thatu2019s not enough, this book contains stunning imagery and plenty of inspiration that you could adopt in your own home.

Banksy You Are an Acceptable Level of Threat and if You Were Not You Would Know About It

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If youu2019re an art enthusiast, then this book is one for you. This impressive collection of Banksyu2019s iconic street art is perfect for those who love to browse through eye-catching imagery. The book documents Banksyu2019s gripping work from the late 90u2019s right through to his u2018Seasons Greetingsu2019 Christmas piece discovered in Wales in 2018. Whilst this book may appear somewhat understated on the outside, its contents contain a rich array of photography to transport anyone on an artistic journey.

The World Atlas of Coffee: From beans to brewing - coffees explored, explained and enjoyed

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It seems rather perfect to have a coffee table book that explores coffee. This book is dedicated to coffee lovers who may have a strong interest in a drink that has a firm place in their day-to-day lives. This interesting read was written by world barista champion, James Hoffmann. James sets out to teach readers about the process in which coffee is made: from how it is harvested to the way beans are brewed. Prepare to become your very own coffee connoisseur.

This Is Home: The Art of Simple Living

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Do you prefer the simple things when it comes to the interior of your home? This book will give you all the guidance you need to channel just that. Take a look inside 15 homes from across the world and discover what makes a content and happy space. This is Home goes far beyond aesthetics as it delves into nurturing your residence. Prepare to embark on some truly therapeutic reading.

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