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The Tudors, by Conyers Read. Vintage book purchased at a used book sale; published in 1953 by Henry Holt and Company (New York). A look at the personalities and practical politics of sixteenth century England. Includes chapters on Henry VII, Henry VIII, Edward VI, Mary the Catholic, and Elizabeth....
This beautiful book, written by Barbara Lamprecht and published by my favorite publisher — Taschen, is an amazing journey through the work of renowned architect Richard Neutra. For the first time ever, all of his works have been gathered together in one volume. If you've ever held a high...
Neutra: Complete Works
I don't even need to know what this book is about, I just know it would look really cool on any coffee table.
As a writer, I'm attracted to beautiful covers and these cloth-covered Penguin Classics will definitely add class, refinement and beauty to any home.
If you have a mom who loves to lay the advice on thick, then you will love this hilarious book written by a guy who, after years of therapy, shares the letters and stories of his own mother.
These unique F. Scott Fitzgerald hardback classics would look beautiful in between the Roost bookends.
And of course we all need a little black book to jot down all our ideas and measurements. This beautiful journal comes with a tie to wrap it all up. It would keep things like swatches and cards from getting loose. You can have it monogrammed too.
Wrap Travel Diary
Books are always a great way to add interest to a room. These books have been antiqued for a vintage look and bundled together with natural hemp twine. Stack them on a table, in a basket or on a bookshelf for a collected look.
Antiqued Book Bundles
Stuff Every Man Should Know by Brett Cohen is a compact 3.75 x 6 hardcover book packed with truly useful tips on everything from how to shotgun a beer to how to read a stock index to how to build a campfire. Topics include classic guy stuff, personal appearance, etiquette and socializing, humor,...
Houzz Contributor Jonathan Baker says "This thoughtful book of simple rules, classic quotes and endearing illustrations is a perfect addition to any classic man's library. A sort of modern day gentleman guide for the attention-span generation, it's unique color, size and entertaining tidbits make...
Henri Schindler is the foremost historian who writes beautiful books about Mardi Gras. This is a keeper for all year-round.
A book whose contents are just as bold as the cover graces my room and my mind with substantial impact.
Art of Instruction
Go the F*#K to Sleep is a bedtime book for parents who live in the real world, where a few snoozing kitties and cutesy rhymes don't always send a toddler sailing blissfully off to dreamland. Profane, affectionate, and radically honest, California Book Award-winning author Adam Mansbach's verses...
Go the F#@k to Sleep
Are you one of those people who looks at everyday objects in awe? Even if you're not, why don't you let yourself get schooled by this very cool book about the design of things you may not even think of as "designed"?
I'm totally addicted to the website, and the book is even better. It has tons of glossy pages filled with style and design gurus in their personal spaces.
The wonderful part about fairytales is that you discover new elements as you get older. They're essential — even if some can be frightening like those the Grimm brothers wrote.
Just for fun, give this gift where one can lose oneself in an office culture from a different era, an era before the internet; heck, before fax machines (remember those), before conference calls.
I adore the look of vintage anything in a small space. This style actually can mix with any other style in a small dose here and there. These stacked and tied books would make a very cool display surface for a small detail, like a vase.
Stack of Vintage Books
If you thought you knew Le Corbusier, think again. This impressive tome is chock full of history, plans, sketches and photographs and correspondence. Impress your architect friends by keeping it out on your coffee table at all times.
If you were ever going to judge a book by its cover, you should judge this 3-volume tome, which is encased in signature Chanel quilted leather slipcase.
This book includes over 1,500 engravings that came from Webster's dictionaries that were over 100 years old. Not only that, but it has a really stellar cover so it looks great on your bookshelf. It's a fun conversation piece to leave out on the coffee table - all off your guests will be picking it...
The Great Gatsby
Big coffee table books chock full of glossy and gorgeous photos are the ultimate glamorous accessories, essential in almost every room in the home.
A stack of books can be a comforting sight, and this vintage book bundle are no exception. They will add character to any guest room, shelf or office.
Get this book and be inspired. Maybe if you are artfully inclined you can make your own all black painting.
Rachel Ashwell's Shabby Chic Inspirations and Beautiful Spaces instructs by example, taking us to homes in the USfrom a shabby shack on Malibu's oceanfront to a ranch on the wide, open spaces of Texas and to the wooded hills of the Catskills...
If you're an Audrey fan (who isn't?), this wonderful book gives you a delightful and insightful view of the icon as a little girl, an actress, an inspiration and a celebrity who used her notoriety to do good.
Just Being Audrey
Jonathan Adler, purveyor of pithy pottery and Palm Beach chic, tells you how to "live happily, live stylishly" in his newest book. It's a perfect coffee table addition for the decorista in your life.
Ever since Strangers with Candy I've been hooked on Amy Sedaris. It turns out she's quite the welcoming and quirky hostess, and this book is full of fun and hilarious advice for entertaining at home.
Keeping your personal bookcases organized as they expand is essential. Luckily, you can use these cute felt animals to index your personal library and keep everything in its rightful place.
In House, Orla Kiely opens the doors of her own home for the first time to give readers tips and insights into using pattern and color. Any bold-pattern-loving mom will enjoy this read.
For the perfect mix of food, fashion and entertaining, this book by Fleur Wood constantly gets rave reviews in my camp. If your mom is a gal that loves a good party and a great menu, this is the book for her!
Food Fashion Friends
Colorful book covers with fun typography always add visual appeal to any growing collection of books.
Home at 7, Dinner at 8