Decorating with Coffee Table Books


Jewelry Box / Vase / The Coveteur c/o / IMPACT

If you haven’t gathered by now, I liked to decorate with books… Like a lot. My collection of coffee table books has grown quite a bit over the last year. I have them displayed in many of the rooms in my house so thought I’d share a few photos of where they live my space.

I’ve made some updates to my home office, living room, and sunroom using colorful books as decor. I especially love the glass coffee table in our living room piled with tons of them. A few years ago, one of my husbands clients, an editor at Architectural Digest, invited us over for drinks at his Upper East Side apartment. He had a giant side table (the size of a normal person’s dining room table) covered in oversized books. It looked so amazing and has inspired me since.

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A Privileged Life / Beloved Dog / Tory Burch in Color / Pattern / Vogue 100



Capri /  Napa Valley / Miami Beach / Candle c/o / Pineapple / Ginger Jar / Table


Cupcakes & Cashmere at HomeLove Life Style / All in Good Taste / Chanel



Allegra Hicks / The Life & Love of the Sea



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  1. Liz Joy said:

    amazing collection, I’m slowly adding favorites to mine! Garance Doré is my fave!

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  2. Ashley F said:

    So gorgeous! I don’t have any coffee table books, but this really makes me want to start a collection!

    Ashley //

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  3. Daisy said:

    i love decorating with books and I envy your collection. I have amassed a huge amount of cookbooks over the years which are great on my kitchen shelves, but I definitely want more pretty and elegant coffee table books!!

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  4. CelebratingthisLife said:

    Such a great collection! I love displaying coffee table books but Tory Burch’s In Color never leaves my bedside! I love picking a colour and devouring it before bedtime. Such a great book! xx Rox-Anne,

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  5. Mary Fremeau said:

    Okay, this is all adorable! I love the bow jewelry box, too 🙂
    so fab!

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  6. Beautiful Decor. I will try this.Loved those Blue Flowers

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  7. Meagan said:

    Beautiful! I bought a new coffee table a month ago and I have been wondering how to decorate it! Perfect ideas!

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  8. Camila said:

    Hello! Where did you get that beautiful picture? The boat on the water?
    Thank you!

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