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Whether you’re looking for a recipe, a definition or a mid-afternoon escape into a fictional world, books are a great thing to have in your home. Your personal library can also double as a design element. More
If I had to pick a favorite designer, it would, without a doubt, be Thoma O'Brien. I love his taste and beautifully curated collections. He really knows how to mix modern and vintage.
I wish I had a dollar for every time I've spied this sexy tome on sexy Tom Ford's work for Gucci in some beautiful interior photograph. The book marks a big change in the history of fashion, branding, and style in general, all created by Mr. Ford. It's one of my personal faves.
Displays can be stacked to add height and interest — particularly effective in a small space. These horse bookends from West Elm are more interesting at different heights and angles than if simply placed back to back.
Pay homage to the great works of Van Gogh. Not only does this coffee table book have a pretty cover that you can display on the coffee table, but it'll also give guests something to thumb through while visiting.
Hue - Limited Edition, Small
Diana Vreeland loved red and black, so this book cover would be right up her alley. It's a nice touch for a library or dressing room.
Keep Calm and Carry On: Good Advice For Hard Times offers 160 pages of inspiring quotes from famous personalities on the realities of hard economic times, coupled with the wisdom of what is important in life. Topics include the economy, speculation, debt and risk, as well as the good life,...
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,...
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
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.
Get this book and be inspired. Maybe if you are artfully inclined you can make your own all black painting.
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.
Everyone's a winner when you start off your Game Night with great food. We love that this cookbook is filled with recipes for delectable finger foods that will keep those hands free for dealing cards or rolling dice.
I love picking up vintage books and magazines and stacking them on my coffee table for some polished conversation pieces.
The Flavor Bible is an incredibly useful reference book. It lists which flavors pair well with others and which ones are useful when you're improvising with what you have on hand.
Dorie Greenspan wrote recipes for and with Julia Child. Um, her baking cookbook is a must-have for your kitchen. I just love her.
This luxury author's edition of More is More by Tony Duquette is bound in a printed malachite finish, an homage to the man who put malachite on the map.
Learn from the queen of organizing herself. This book is filled with tips and ideas on how to organize just about anything around your house.
While you can't capture those troublesome household monsters, you can show off an amazing book filled with hand-sewn images of them. This coffee table book is a real conversation piece.
Monsters of the Household Variety
I make a point of judging books by their covers, and Lili Diallo's Details is pretty inside and out.
Our cleverly crafted Ceramic Camel elevates the mood of distinctive decor. Exclusive to Z Gallerie, we've designed our charming desert animal in a stately stance and in full camel regalia, with a small pedestal top to hold beverages or books. The camel is made of dolomite clay and finished in a...
Ceramic Camel - White
No fashion or architecture book collection will be complete when this Louis Vuitton tome is available. Check out all of the beautiful and innovative Louis Vuitton stores around the world. It's a book you'll leave out on your coffee table permanently.
This one is a comprehensive look at the work of one of America's most beloved designers, Mark Hampton.
This book would be a good starting point for inspiration. The studio where Matisse painted was a treasure house of exotic Persian carpets, delicate Arab embroideries, richly hued African wall hangings and any number of colorful cushions, curtains, costumes, patterned screens and backcloths.
Of course you will need your favorite books to fill your bookshelves, but you will want to display, front and center, a few books that are equally as pretty on the outside as the words printed inside.
I love to see art displayed in fun and unusual ways, and this book is a great source of inspiration for thinking outside the box.