books on display

I love to lose myself in big coffee table books that are packed to the rafters with stylish interiors, desirable objects and, in short, the stuff of my daydreams. There is currently a stack of them sitting on top of my country-style table in the living room, and friends who visit often become mute for a good hour whilst perusing the pages. I am particularly excited about ‘Decorate’, the upcoming book by Holly Becker of decor8, one of my very favourite design blogs. If her website is anything to go by, then her book will undoubtedly be filled with oodles of interior inspiration. Here are some very well-dressed coffee tables (including that of Ms Carrie Bradshaw) and some tomes that I’m itching to get my hands on to add to my collection:

{images via Lonny, House Beautiful & Elle Decor}


{Domino: The Book of Decorating / Elle Decor So Chic / Vogue Living: Houses, Gardens, People / New Seaside Interiors / Decorate: 1,000 Design Ideas for Every Room in Your Home / Flea Market Style / Hue by Kelly Wearstler / Style and Substance: The Best of Elle Decor}

COMMENTS   comments5

  1. Gregory
    15 March 2011 at 7:25 am

    Such a great roundup of stylish tables, thanks for sharing with us!!

    AnUnrefinedGentleman.Blogspot.com

  2. El
    15 March 2011 at 9:29 am

    No problem, Gregory… glad you enjoyed :)
    ~el

  3. kateamy
    15 March 2011 at 2:41 pm

    Can I please go live in houses that look like that? Pretty please?!

    Stumbled across your blog and I am LOVING it!

    http://velvetandtea.com

  4. Teri@beachcitylifestyle
    16 March 2011 at 6:45 am

    I am obsessed with coffee tables and design & fashion books. Good pictures.

  5. Meera @ firstsense
    16 March 2011 at 8:15 am

    All these spaces are so lovely, and I’m totally with you on getting lost in a coffee table book!

    Yes to all of those books too!

    Meera xx

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