6 stunningly beautiful coffee table books
Coffee table books are great for adding personality to your living space while giving you the chance to learn something new. But there is an art to finding the right coffee table book. We’ve made this list to help you narrow down your choices. These stunning coffee table books will wow your guests with their beautiful photographs and captivating designs. From the luxurious hotels of Paris to flower arrangements from Japan, these books offer an intimate look into cultures across the globe while highlighting its most iconic locales. These are six of the best coffee table books you can get.
“IKEBANA UNBOUND” BY AMANDA LUU AND IVANKA MATSUBA
There are many different ways to make a beautiful centerpiece out of flowers. Some people like to experiment with color palettes or new styles and techniques. “Ikebana Unbound” include gorgeous photos. And it also offers valuable tips for learning the ancient Japanese art of flower arranging.
One reviewer of “Ikebana Unbound” wrote, “This is a beautiful book. The photos will get your creative brain cells popping away! … I purchased one book for myself and another as a gift.”
“THE NEW YORK TIMES EXPLORER: 100 TRIPS AROUND THE WORLD”
The perfect coffee table book should fill you with a sense of awe and wonder, just like an adventure. “The New York Times Explorer” is an excellent coffee table piece for adventurers or for the explorer in your life. It’s also a great resource for planning your next dream vacation.
With 100 different journeys curated by distinguished writers and photographers, this book gives you plenty of options. Whether a culinary adventure in vibrant Mexico City, a historic and meditative train ride through Siberia, or a solo trip to Paris, it’s here.
“LOUIS VUITTON: THE BIRTH OF MODERN LUXURY” BY PAUL-GERARD PASOLS
Calling all fashionistas. Nothing says style and luxury the way the name Louis Vuitton does. This beautiful, sizable book is sure to make a statement on your coffee table.
“Louis Vuitton: The Birth of Modern Luxury” follows the lives of the company’s first three leaders. It is filled with page after page of gorgeous photos. This edition was recently updated and includes up-to-date information on the brand you won’t find anywhere else.
“LIVING WITH COLOR” BY REBECCA ATWOOD
The best way to describe what life without color would be like is to imagine a world where you only watched black-and-white movies. They are beautiful in their own right, but they lack the vibrancy that colors provide.
The world around us has so much color. So many shades of blue, waves of green, and fluffy pink clouds. Different flowers have different colors because petals contain pigments which reflect light with wavelengths corresponding to particular bands within the visible spectrum.
“Living With Color” is a hardcover book by designer and artist Rebecca Atwood that will inspire you with its mesmerizing practicality. Not only will Atwood’s use of color delight you, the book also teaches about color theory so you can pick it up and learn something.
“THE ESSENTIAL WINE BOOK” BY ZACHARY SUSSMAN
Wine tasting can be an artistic experience. Wine tasters use all five of their senses to describe and reflect on the quality of the wine before them.
This book is for the wine lovers among us. “The Essential Wine Book: A Modern Guide to the Changing World of Wine” is a beautiful hardcover book that covers wine regions and tasting tips. Inside are chapters on different types of wines, as well as extensive tasting notes to guide you along your way. It’s an informative read for any wine lover.
“WISH I WAS HERE” BY SEBASTIANN BEDAUX
Wanderlust is a term for the feeling of being irrationally compelled to travel. Looking at photographs of beautiful places can spark within you an unquenchable desire to visit that place and experience it firsthand.
Nothing sparks wanderlust better than looking at beautiful images of beaches like the ones in “Wish I Was Here.” And you can feel good about your purchase while you’re looking through the pages, because the book’s creator has partnered with Family Promise, a non-profit that helps low-income families and those experiencing homelessness.