5 Coffee Table Books For The Modern Home

Here are some of the volumes accessorizing our tables right now.



Tory Burch in Color

Get inspiration from the very things that inspire designer Tory Burch in her book, Tory Burch in Color. The book is organized by shades that influence Burch’s life and designs, mixed with personal photographs and the best advice she can give and has been given. She also shares Q&A’s with some of the design industry’s more recognizable and respected tastemakers. It’s just as beautiful as it is helpful.

Abrams, $50; available on Amazon

Home by Novogratz

​With seven kids and more than 20 years’ experience designing, Robert and Cortney Novogratz know a thing or two about living stylishly with kids. Our list of coffee table books in the family issue wouldn’t be complete without Home by Novogratz. The couple takes readers step by step through 20 of their projects, detailing where they started (including budget), the goal, and the clients’ wish lists. The book includes before and after shots, as well as floor plans, plus they give you tips for achieving similar looks in your own space. If you have a family and are looking to redesign a room (or rooms) in your home, this is the book for you.

Artisan, $35; available on Amazon

Alexa Hampton: the Language of Interior Design

Although Alexa Hampton’s first book, The Language of Interior Design, has been out for a few years, its gorgeous images paired with useful tips in Hampton’s timeless aesthetic keep it at the top of our list. The designer explains the four basic elements she considers before undertaking any project: contrast, proportion, color, and balance. Within the pages of this book, she shares 18 examples from her portfolio (including her own apartment), showing readers how she creates looks that keep the eye engaged, meet homeowners’ wishes, and have classic style.

Clarkson Potter, $50; available on Amazon

Sarah Style

In her new book, HGTV star and Good Housekeeping home design director Sarah Richardson takes readers room by room, sharing advice for creating spaces that are both functional and a reflection of those who live there. Through beautiful photos and clever tips, Richardson shows various styles and components that make up each room and look. Whether you’re designing a modern dining room or a bedroom full of patterns, there is something for everyone in this book.

Gallery Books, $26; available on Amazon

The Flower Recipe Book

Inspiring and helpful, the Recipe Book series is not to be missed, but we especially love the first in the collection, The Flower Recipe Book. Not only does it take readers on an artful tour of 43 flowers, it can also turn a novice into a skilled florist, teaching readers to arrange flowers in their simplest forms and their most stunning (and sometimes more complex). From allium to zinnias, the authors supply tips for choosing, trimming, and selecting buds and more. Armed with this guide, hit the flower market to create your own amazing arrangement. What home doesn’t deserve a beautiful bouquet?

Artisan, $24.95; available on Amazon

 

 

 

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