Our Favorite Coffee Table Books

The key to any well dressed coffee table or shelf is the books. We use books in every room of our homes for decorative moments, functional objects, and of course, reading material. Stack them on a chair, keep a few on a side table — the possibilities (and surfaces!) are endless. Here are just a few of our favorites that live on our “currently reading” list. Have you read any of these gems? Comment below to tell us your favorite coffee table books!


Africa by Michael Poliza

This one is hands-down our go to for any coffee table. Its neutral color compliments any decor, and Poliza’s aerial photographs of Africa are a great conversation starter.


Wanderlust by Michelle Nussbaumer

We had the pleasure of meeting Michelle when this book came out and we are forever fans. She has the innate ability to mix textiles and objects from all over the world, high and low, for an epic layered look.

Wanderlust: Interiors That Bring the World Home

Textiles By Mary Schoeser

This go-to manual is one of the few books that sits right on our desks. We access it that often! It’s one comprehensive guide to everything that falls under the fiber arts category. Plus, the cover is gorgeous!

Textiles: The Art of Mankind

Indigo By Catherine Legrand

If you have even the most remote love of the color indigo (guilty as charged!), you will love this multi-continent look at the hue that changed the world.

Indigo: The Color that Changed the World

The New Bohemians By Justina Blakeney

When this Instagram darling’s book came out, it suddenly gave light to a generation of decorators who adore global influence. Organized into a few key subcategories, the boho lover will forever be able to identify as the modern, folksy or nomadic (hi!) bohemian.

The New Bohemians: Cool and Collected Homes

Nomad Deluxe By Herbert Ypma

This book was on our Amazon Wish List for a long time, and when it finally arrived, we were thrilled to see it fueled our insatiable wanderlust. Written by a noted travel writer, it seems there is no passport page left unstamped in this beautiful, hefty book.

Nomad Deluxe: Wandering With A Purpose (Classics)

Lamu By The Abungus

Lamu, an island off the coast of Kenya, has long been on our list of places to see. Until we can get there, we look through the pages that feature stunning photographs of the island’s architecture, culture and interiors.

Lamu: Kenya’s Enchanted Island

India By Eric Meola

It’s no secret India is one of the most inspirational places we’ve ever visited, but somehow after we’ve come home it’s hard to remember the details. That’s why we keep this book close, as it contains at least 200 images of the vibrant people, buildings, and culture that seem to be endless and jaw-dropping.

India: In Word and Image, Revised, Expanded and Updated

Domino: Your Guide to a Stylish Home

Domino is one of those magazines that started it all for us. It is honestly how we learned to decorate, and we are forever loyal readers. When they come out with a new book, we are the first to add it to our carts. We may have a lot of ear-marked pages, too! (PS: When they interviewed our founder, we were all heart eyes for weeks!)

domino: Your Guide to a Stylish Home (DOMINO Books)


What are your favorite books that double as decor? Comment below!

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