The 7 Stunning Coffee Table Books That'll Inspire You to Redecorate
Coffee table books get their name from their ability to sit proudly on your coffee table while looking beautiful even when not in use. They're part decor, part conversation-starter and no home is complete without a stack of them, whether you're into mid-century modern classics or Balinese holiday homes. If you're considering how to update your own spaces at home, these stunning coffee table books are the perfect place to gain visual inspiration as well as priceless tips that'll inspire you to completely redecorate this weekend.
1. The Originals by Deborah Bibby
With a recognisable coastal style of her own, editor and author Deborah Bibby has recently released The Originals—a book featuring seven of the most gently-restored Australian beach houses across the country. There's inspiring examples of sustainable living, effortless style and vintage heirlooms. If you've ever wanted to live by the sea, then this brilliant book will transport you directly there.
2. Island Style by India Hicks
Who doesn't want to feel like they're vacationing on an island every time they step through the front door? Design royalty India Hicks has generously shared with us the most intimate details of her incredible Bahamas family home featuring a curated combination of Caribbean and British influences. Every page is filled to the brim with tips to steal for yourself.
3. 400+ Renovation and Styling Secrets Revealed by Three Birds Renovations
The three friends responsible for some of NSW's most impressive renovations go by the name Three Birds Renovations and have set the world of interior decorating alight in recent years. Their book is the perfect coffee table addition to anyone who's looking to learn the tricks of the trade as well as drool over dreamy before and after images.
4. The House that Pinterest Built
Eternally stylish legend of the screen Diane Keaton's third book is devoted to living more fully and happily in her own home. From the bold black and white cover, you can already get an idea of the beautiful, contrasting imagery that will no doubt inspire several renovations from readers. It's designed as a part how-to guide and part inspirational sourcebook, The House that Pinterest Built is a coffee table essential.
5. Homebody by Joanna Gaines
Homebody by Joanna Gaines guides you through how to create a home that's uniquely you and that reflects your own personality. You'll be given access to stunning images from her own farmhouse as well as a range of inspiring homes that help to illustrate her decorating tips scattered throughout the book.
6. Perfect Imperfect by Karen McCartney
With swoon-worthy styling and photography by contributors Glen Proebstel and Sharyn Cairns, this book celebrates all things wabi-sabi and natural. Its striking, tonal pages will leave you speechless and convince you that perfection is overrated anyway.
7. Design Lives Here by Penny Craswell
Australian design has come a long way from its British influence to forge a very specific and unique look and feel based on the geography and lifestyle that the country is synonymous with. Design Lives Here not only has the cutest pastel pink cover we've ever seen, but it also pays homage to the best designers and homes from across the vast nation.
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