I’ve been collecting coffee books for a while (at least 11 years). It was the “thing to do” in the early-mid 2010’s and honestly, I still love the look of stacked coffee table books. Plus, flipping through them is always inspiring! I noticed there’s been a lot of new releases this year and wanted to round up some of the best coffee table books I have my eye on right now.
Best Coffee Table Books
Charm School was edited by two Schumacher directors and every bit of grandmillennial decor looks to be downright dreamy. Designer coffee table books like these are SUCH a delight!! Gray Malin always produces the most stunning photos, and Coastal is full of them. I love that this book highlights beaches around the US (including Nantucket!). Speaking of Nantucket…. I simply had to include this as one of the best coffee table books! It’s described as capturing “the idyllic island of Nantucket through a child’s eyes.” Too perfect for our household, if you ask me.
I am the biggest fan of Mark D. Sikes. He’s a genius, really. I have one of his coffee table books and now need the other! As someone who was raised in– and still wears– Lilly Pulitzer, this book featuring iconic Lilly prints created by artist Suzie Zezek would be so much fun to flip through. Amanda Lindroth has really nailed the island aesthetic and her book would be the perfect inspiration for my hypothetical future Nantucket home, ha!
The marbling on the outside of Coastal Blues really caught me eye, and the fact that the chapters are divided by shades of blue? Perfection. I’ve posted about Joie before, but it bears repeating just how irresistible I find French blue and French living, especially together. Finally there’s this coffee table book about rattan– the spine actually looks like wicker, which is SUCH a darling detail.