This past long holiday weekend I decided to put my head down and really take a hard look at the pieces we keep out on display in our house. Everything from vintage barware and faux plants to artwork was scrutinized, and if I felt like any item wasn’t getting used, it went straight into a box for Goodwill.
While looking through our things for this exercise, I noticed something kind of cool: all of our coffee table books actually get used and read! I feel like, a lot of times, these heavy books end up sitting out in people’s homes just for looks, but I personally love flipping through the ones we keep stacked on tabletops throughout our own abode. Here’s a list of the ones we really do read and love.
Coffee Table Books Worth Investing In
1. Remodelista: The Organized Home: Simple, Stylish Storage Ideas for All Over the House, by Julie Carlson and Margot Guralnick
2. Surf Shack: Laid-Back Living by the Water, by Nina Freudenberger
3. In the Company of Women: Inspiration and Advice from over 100 Makers, Artists, and Entrepreneurs, by Grace Bonney
4. Habitat: The Field Guide to Decorating, by Lauren Liess
5. The House that Pinterest Built, by Diane Keaton
6. The Curated Closet A Simple System for Discovering Your Personal Style and Building Your Dream Wardrobe, by Anuschka Rees
7. Styled: Secrets for Arranging Rooms, from Tabletops to Bookshelves, by Emily Henderson
8. Living with Pattern: Color, Texture, and Print at Home, by Rebecca Atwood
9. Domino: The Book of Decorating: A Room-by-Room Guide to Creating a Home That Makes You Happy, by Deborah Needleman
11. Georgia O’Keeffe and New Mexico: A Sense of Place, by Barbara Buhler Lynes, Lesley Poling-Kempes, and Frederick W. Turner
12. Weaving Within Reach: Beautiful Woven Projects by Hand or by Loom, by Anne Weil
Did I miss a good one that you know of? I’ve since worked my way through all 12 of those above (some even a couple of times), so I’m on the hunt for new recommendations. Maybe you know of one coming out soon that I should keep an eye out for, or an “old faithful” that you’ve loved for years? Let me know all about it in the comments below!