My 30 Favorite Coffee Table Books

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One of my lovely readers (thanks Katherine!) commented saying she was adding to her coffee table book collection and would love to know my favorite titles. What a fun question! If you’ve been reading for awhile you know I’m a bit of a bibliophile and coffee table books are my guilty pleasure. Below are some of my all-time favorite titles from the fashion, interior design, and art realms. What are your favorite coffee table books…? I’d love to hear! (Above, Cy Twombly: Paradise)

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Louis Vuitton: 100 Legendary Trunks

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The Way Home: Reflections on American Beauty by Jeffrey Bilhuber

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Allure by Diana Vreeland

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Charlotte Moss Decorates by Charlotte Moss

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Goodbye Picasso by David Duglas Duncan

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Heirloom Modern by Porter and Hollister Hovey

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English Decoration by Ben Pentreath

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Halston: Inventing American Fashion

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Cabinet of Natural Curiosities by Albertus Seba

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Happy Times by Lee Radziwill (and this is on my wish list!)

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Horst Interiors by Barbara Plumb

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Tony Duquette by Wendy Goodman and Hutton Wilkinson

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More is More: Tony Duquette by Hutton Wilkinson

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C.Z. Guest: American Style Icon by Susanna Salk

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Cafe Society: Socialites, Patrons, and Artists 1920-1960 by Thierry Coudert

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Vogue Living: Houses, Gardens, People by Hamish Bowles

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Tomboy Style: Beyond the Boundaries of Fashion by Lizzie Garrett Mettler

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Live Forever: Elizabeth Peyton by Laura Hoptman

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The Windsor Style by Suzy Menkes

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Woman in the Mirror by Richard Avedon

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Bunny Williams’ Point of View by Bunny Williams

An Affair with a House by Bunny Williams

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Slim Aarons: Once Upon a Time

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Peggy Guggenheim: A Collector’s Album by Laurence Tacou-Rumney

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Flowers by Irving Penn

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Albert Hadley: The Story of America’s Preeminent Interior Designer by Adam Lewis

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The Private World of Yves Saint Laurent & Pierre Berge by Robert Murphy

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Nancy Lancaster: English Country House Style by Martin Wood

American Modern by Thomas O’Brien

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6 comments on “My 30 Favorite Coffee Table Books

  1. Clayton

    LOVE THIS IDEA!! Heirloom Modern, Tony Duquette, and Tomboy Style are all some of my favorites on my bookshelf and coffee table. I also really love Miles Redd’s Big Book of Chic, Jaime Parlade, and Nancy Braithwaite’s Simplicity!

  2. Katie Armour Post author

    Clayton – Thank you for the suggestions! I have been coveting Miles Redd’s book for years! I will just have to order it once we’ve moved! :)

    Lisa – I’m so glad you’re enjoying things lately! Let me know if you have any post ideas/specific posts you’d like to see! xx

    Stephanie – All is well! Hope you and yours are too! xoxo

  3. Nora

    I just added “California Design” to my collection. Initially it was the gorgeous cover that I was drawn to but the content is interesting too!

    Nora

  4. Katherine

    Thanks for an amazing post, Katie! I love Twombly, but had never seen Paradise before– that cover is gorgeous! I had Irving Penn’s Still Life on my list and now have to add Flowers, too! I’ve just ordered a copy of Cecil Beaton’s The Royal Portraits, and I’m counting the days until it arrives; the images seem so intimate given the subjects. Thanks again for the quick response and suggestions!

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