A few years ago I posted Coffee Table Books by Color, and it has been a HUGE hit on Pinterest…
… so I’m BACK, with Coffee Table Books by Color Part 2 (even though this list is less about color and more about what I have purchased since the last round).
The theme is obviously design skewed, but there are a few other faves thrown in as well.
The Orange Family:
Inside Tangier is drenched with color and dripping in layers, and makes you want to hop on a plane IMMEDIATELY to explore this magical place. I removed the sleeve to reveal it’s vibrant orange cover.
Upstate is warm and inviting and will leave you craving fall and holiday escapes to the countryside.
Beata Heuman is one of my design soul mates. Her work is quirky and joyful, and everything that a home should be.
Pierre Yovanovitch is the master of French contemporary luxury (but with the right dose of playfulness).
The Blue Family:
Take a peek into the homes and studios of artists and designers with Creative Spaces, and make sure this AWESOME cover is on full display!
Design Commune is a love letter to California by one of the most successful design groups of our time, and this moody blue cover is the star of the group (which is why it takes center stage in the layout).
Birds are bound to fly into a Murphy Deesign project at some point, so the whimsical Ann Craven, Birds We Know was an inevitable addition to my bookshelf.
You KNOW the wallpapers… now get to know the man (there is a lot to uncover) in William Morris.
The Green Family:
How To Live With Objects is equal parts history lesson and styling instruction. Bulk up your bookshelf and your brain with this punchy green beauty.
British Designers At Home is a favorite of Gillian Lawlee, and you can see why. Pay attention to the book and to Gillian and you will get some priceless lessons in working with historical spaces.
I picked this specific Cabana magazine because of the tapestry-like effect of the cover, but if you are able to, go buy as many issues as as possible (and the Anthology) for the most delicious interiors, photography and essays!
Wonderland is a maximalist’s dream. Pick it up and decorate WILDLY.
The Neutral Family:
The Creative Act: A Way Of Being is must have for anyone in creative endeavors. I am listening to the audio book while I am on my morning commute and it feels like a guided meditation. I’ll spring for the hard copy too because it’s JUST THAT GOOD.
Disc Interiors is a Los Angeles interior design firm that has mastered traditional contemporary spaces with a laid back California vibe to perfection.
This Workstead book is my bible for innovative carpentry and the interiors and renovations are flawless.
We have all been waiting for this styling icon to publish a book… and here it is! Go ahead and pre-order Arranging Things, and prepare to rearrange all of your shelves.
An American In Provence is a mesmerizingly beautiful account of Jamie Beck’s life in France, documented through recipes, memoirs, art and photography.
Travel By Design captures the photography of interior designers and architects on their personal adventures… and the cover just happens to be in my favorite color 😉 .