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My 30 Favorite Coffee Table Books

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One of my lovely readers (thanks Katherine!) commented saying she was adding to her coffee table book collection and would love to know my favorite titles. What a fun question! If you’ve been reading for awhile you know I’m a bit of a bibliophile and coffee table books are my guilty pleasure. Below are some of my all-time favorite titles from the fashion, interior design, and art realms. What are your favorite coffee table books…? I’d love to hear! (Above, Cy Twombly: Paradise)

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Louis Vuitton: 100 Legendary Trunks

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The Way Home: Reflections on American Beauty by Jeffrey Bilhuber

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Allure by Diana Vreeland

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Charlotte Moss Decorates by Charlotte Moss

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Goodbye Picasso by David Duglas Duncan

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Heirloom Modern by Porter and Hollister Hovey

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English Decoration by Ben Pentreath

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Halston: Inventing American Fashion

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Cabinet of Natural Curiosities by Albertus Seba

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Happy Times by Lee Radziwill (and this is on my wish list!)

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Horst Interiors by Barbara Plumb

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Tony Duquette by Wendy Goodman and Hutton Wilkinson

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More is More: Tony Duquette by Hutton Wilkinson

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C.Z. Guest: American Style Icon by Susanna Salk

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Cafe Society: Socialites, Patrons, and Artists 1920-1960 by Thierry Coudert

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Vogue Living: Houses, Gardens, People by Hamish Bowles

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Tomboy Style: Beyond the Boundaries of Fashion by Lizzie Garrett Mettler

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Live Forever: Elizabeth Peyton by Laura Hoptman

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The Windsor Style by Suzy Menkes

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Woman in the Mirror by Richard Avedon

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Bunny Williams’ Point of View by Bunny Williams

An Affair with a House by Bunny Williams

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Slim Aarons: Once Upon a Time

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Peggy Guggenheim: A Collector’s Album by Laurence Tacou-Rumney

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Flowers by Irving Penn

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Albert Hadley: The Story of America’s Preeminent Interior Designer by Adam Lewis

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The Private World of Yves Saint Laurent & Pierre Berge by Robert Murphy

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Nancy Lancaster: English Country House Style by Martin Wood

American Modern by Thomas O’Brien

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6 replies on “My 30 Favorite Coffee Table Books”

LOVE THIS IDEA!! Heirloom Modern, Tony Duquette, and Tomboy Style are all some of my favorites on my bookshelf and coffee table. I also really love Miles Redd’s Big Book of Chic, Jaime Parlade, and Nancy Braithwaite’s Simplicity!

Oh man, Katie, you’re delivering this week! My library’s about to get bigger.

Clayton – Thank you for the suggestions! I have been coveting Miles Redd’s book for years! I will just have to order it once we’ve moved! :)

Lisa – I’m so glad you’re enjoying things lately! Let me know if you have any post ideas/specific posts you’d like to see! xx

Stephanie – All is well! Hope you and yours are too! xoxo

I just added “California Design” to my collection. Initially it was the gorgeous cover that I was drawn to but the content is interesting too!

Nora

Thanks for an amazing post, Katie! I love Twombly, but had never seen Paradise before– that cover is gorgeous! I had Irving Penn’s Still Life on my list and now have to add Flowers, too! I’ve just ordered a copy of Cecil Beaton’s The Royal Portraits, and I’m counting the days until it arrives; the images seem so intimate given the subjects. Thanks again for the quick response and suggestions!

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