Twelve Coffee Table Books That Double As Décor

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Interior design enthusiasts will forever be tinkering with home accessories; it is a fact that needs to be accepted. Stray away from sculptures, faux blooms and marble trays and instead opt for coffee table books that not only give your guests something to flick through while you’re sorting the hors d’oeuvres but show off your personality, too. Whether you love travel, photography, fashion or interior design, there is a coffee table book for every preference (and colour palette). Here, MOJEH rounds up 12 coffee table books that are equally entertaining and aesthetically pleasing.

The Flower Workshop: Lessons in Arranging Blooms, Branches, Fruits, and Foraged Materials by Ariella Chezar and Julie Michaels

Pride yourself on being the perfect hostess? Then you know a tablescape is nothing without a stellar floral arrangement. Written by celebrated floral designer Ariella Chezar, The Flower Workshop is blooming with step-by-step instructions and vibrant photography to help you create your own arrangements, from small bouquets and tonal creations to garlands and grand gestures. Shop now

The Ultimate Sneaker Book by Simon Wood

The sneaker industry is valued at $79 billion dollars demonstrating that the comfortable shoe is no longer reserved for runners, fathers and the heel-averse. The Ultimate Sneaker Book documents 100 years of sneakers through the industry’s most influential styles and provides insider knowledge that’ll change the way you look at sneakers forever. Shop now

Valentino: At The Emperor’s Table by André Leon Talley

Photographed by renowned Italian photographer Oberto Gili, this book explores the glorious tablescapes designer Valentino Garavani curates at each of his residences, along with the recipes he serves. At the Chateau de Wideville outside of Paris, for example, Valentino serves Italian home-style cooking alongside rare Meissen swans. As you do. Shop now

Houseplants and Hot Sauce: A Seek-And-Find Book For Grown-Ups by Sally Nixon

If you loved Where’s Wally growing up, this is the coffee table book for you. A quirky seek-and-find with beautifully illustrated scenes from every woman’s life – from lunch dates with the girls to shopping for houseplants – Houseplants and Hot Sauce adds a pop of colour to your coffee table and is a great conversation starter. Shop now

John Galliano: Unseen by Robert Fairer

This portfolio of behind-the-scenes and catwalk photography documents John Galliano’s works from Givenchy and Maison Margiela to Christian Dior and his eponymous label. capturing his creations and sharing insight into one of the world’s most innovative designers. Shop now

Annie Leibovitz: Wonderland by Annie Leibovitz

Legendary photographer Annie Leibovitz shares stories and 350 photographs, some of which have never been seen, in her first-ever book dedicated to fashion and fashion photography. The book captures celebrities such as Serena Williams, Nicole Kidman, Lady Gaga and Karl Lagerfeld. Shop now

Come Fly With Me: Flying In Style by Jodi Peckman

One for the wanderlusters and pop culture enthusiasts, Come Fly With Me is a compilation of photographs of A-listers travelling in style, whether it be Frank Sinatra flying commercial or Yoko Ono and John Lennon waving from the stairs of a private jet. There are modern photographs, too, including Miley Cyrus in a travel-appropriate onesie and Rihanna attempting anonymity in an airport. Oh, how times change. Shop now

Versace Catwalk by Tim Blanks

Fashion lovers will be familiar with the Catwalk series of coffee table books which compile the complete collections of renowned fashion houses. New to the collection, Versace Catwalk is a comprehensive overview of Versace’s womenswear collections and its ascent from family-run fashion house to symbol of luxury. As Donatella Versace herself describes it: “In this book, you find the soul of Versace. I could not be any more proud to share it with the world.” Shop now

Andy Warhol: The Impossible Collection by Eric Shiner

Curated by Warhol expert and former Andy Warhol Museum director Eric Shiner, the book features 100 works that define Andy Warhol as an artist and pioneer of the Pop Art movement. The Impossible Collection is titled as such because his works could never be owned by a single collector given their rarity, prestige and positions in worldwide museums. The limited-edition coffee table book comes in a clamshell case alongside a tote bag and white gloves. Shop now

Buckingham Palace: The Interiors by Ashley Hicks

Who doesn’t want to have a nosey around The Queen’s bedroom? Thanks to Buckingham Palace: The Interiors, you can snoop through the address that has been home to the British Royal Family since 1837. The book takes readers on a journey through history-rich rooms, capturing treasures from the Royal Collection and stunning spaces designed by world-class architects. Shop now

Tom Ford 002 by Tom Ford and Bridget Foley


Visit any fashion lover’s home and chances are they have a Tom Ford coffee table book. The designer’s first coffee table book was the most successful of all time and now we are being treated to a sequel. Tom Ford 002 chronicles the designer’s work at his eponymous label and offers an intimate look at his personal life. Shop now

Slim Aarons: Style by Slim Aarons

Iconic photographer Slim Aarons captured the lives of glamorous socialites and fashion’s elite throughout his career, documenting their summer getaways and jet-setting lifestyles. Style includes photographs of influential fashion figures from Oscar de la Renta to Lily Pulitzer lounging poolside in California and vacationing in the Caribbean. Shop now

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