Since we were on the topic of books yesterday, why don't we take a look at my favorite ones :). Here is my curated list of books for coffee table styling if money were no option or they all went on sale for $1. These books are listed in no particular order; however, there are always 3 things I look for when deciding what should be set out. The requirements are as follows: visually tempting from a distance, mostly pictorial (otherwise it would be on my bookshelf), and regarding something I am passionate about. My friends should pass the book, double back to pick it up off the table, and flip through it but never ask to borrow it lol. My stack should inspire them to curate their own stack…even if they do end up buying that same book. Each one teach one right? Below is a list of 12 books I would use for a coffee table book stack provided that my table is able to hold that much weight. If not, there’s always room on the Ikea Ribba Ledge.
(Left to Right, Top to Bottom)
- 2pac vs. Biggie: An Illustrated History of Rap's Greatest Battle by Evan McGarvey
- Luxury Hotels: America by Martin Nicholas Kunz
- American Art Deco: Architecture and Regionalism by Carla Breeze
- Dear Old Love: Anonymous Notes to Former Crushes... by Andy Selsberg
- Fashion: 150 Years of Couturiers, Designers, & Labels by Charlotte Seeling
- The Birth of the Bronx , 1609-1900 (Life in the Bronx Series, Vol. 4) by Lloyd Ultan
- Vogue Paris: March 2009 - Chanel Edition by
- Great Houses of New York 1880 – 1940 by Michael C. Kathrens
- A Lifetime of Secrets: A PostSecret Book by Frank Warren
- Harlem, A Century in Images by
- The Little Dictionary of Fashion: A Guide to Dress Sense for Every Woman by Christian Dior
- Vogue Weddings: Brides, Dresses, Designers by Hamish Bowles and Vera Wang
I also have a few craft books that didn't make the list but that's why God gave me Pinterest lol.