A great coffee table book is a combination of style and substance—it sparks our imaginations with beautiful illustrations and innovative design and enhances our environment as a gorgeous home accessory. Lately, we’ve been seeking out tomes that inform the way we consider our interiors, from grand estates to chic tablescapes to rooms fit for a four-legged princess. Here, we’ve rounded up five gorgeous, style-focused volumes that will both inspire and enliven your décor.
Vogue Living: Country, City, Coast, edited by Edited by Hamish Bowles and Chloe Malle. Why we love it: This lavishly illustrated book gives readers an inside peek into some of the most spectacular homes and gardens whose owners come from the worlds of fashion, design, art and society. Want to tour Tory Burch’s fashionable and informal Southampton estate? What about Dries Van Noten’s romantic property in Belgium? And who can resist Olya and Charles Thompson’s pattern-filled Brooklyn abode? Don’t mind if we do.
Haute Bohemians, by Miguel Flores-Vianna, Foreword by Amy Astley. Why we love it: Photographer Miguel Flores-Vianna takes readers across four continents as he captures a remarkable group of fashion designers, landscape architects, artists and art historians, potters, and interior designers in the remarkable places they call home. The mastery in this work lies in the diversity of the spaces—some are grand, while others are more modest, but all are stylish, charming, and utterly one-of-a-kind.
At Home with Dogs and Their Designers: Sharing a Stylish Life, by Susanna Salk. Why we love it: It’s no secret that we have a mild obsession with dogs (#DogsofTSG, anyone?), so naturally this book would be at the top of our list. Here, acclaimed interior designers show readers how to live stylishly with their pooches, offering up tips for keeping homes (and pets) stylish while embracing our four-legged companions. Covering each coast, and all the spaces in between, from beach houses to townhouses, this book gives us a glimpse inside the country’s most stylish and indulgent canine-filled households.
Charlotte Moss Entertains, by Charlotte Moss. Why we love it: Interior designer and tastemaker Charlotte Moss brings the tasteful life home in her latest release. In the beautifully produced Charlotte Moss Entertains, the stylish hostess encourages readers to embrace elegance and romance with gracious gatherings — from simple affairs to elaborate dinner parties — and to incorporate the luxe elements in our lives (china, silver, linen) to make every day an occasion worth celebrating.
Nathan Turner’s I Love California by Nathan Turner. Why we love it: In his self-described “love letter” to his home state, Turner showcases exquisite West Coast spaces, shares locally inspired personal recipes, and offers up his own entertaining tips, culminating in an inspiring and informative ode to the ultimate California lifestyle. It doesn’t matter if you’re a local or live on the opposite side of the country—one flip through this book and you’ll succumb to the cool California vibe.