LDV’s Favorite Coffee Table Books

A couple of weeks ago, I received a request from a follower on Instagram to share some of my favorite design coffee table books. As a bona fide book addict, I loved the idea! I usually share lists of my favorite books of the year around the holidays in my Bibliophile gift guide and in the Spring and Fall, when the new releases come out, I typically share reviews of the books I am most excited about. However, this person was asking for my list of top favorite, must have books that serve the dual purpose of being inspiring enough to go back to and read over and over as well as having a beautiful design that is at home on any coffee table or bookshelf.

I thought long and hard about my favorite books. It was rather challenging editing my list down because there are so many wonderful books that I absolutely love and from which I draw inspiration time and time again. I’ve compiled a list of ten of my favorite design-centered coffee table books, which appear here in no particular order. If you find this list helpful and enjoyable, I’ll happily share more of my recommendations for must-have books. If you have other requests for posts that you would like to see from me, please don’t hesitate to let me know. 

{Get Your Copies: Vogue Living: Country City Coast by Hamish Bowles & Chloe Malle | Tory Burch: In Color by Tory Burch | Decorating the Way I See It by Markham Roberts| Michele Bonan: The Gentleman of Style by Michel Bonan | In Pursuit of Beauty by Timothy Whealon | Out East: Houses and Gardens of the Hamptons by Jennifer Ash Rudick | Beautiful by Mark D. Sikes | Lee by Lee Radziwill | Houses That We Dreamt Of by Delphine and Reed Krakoff | The Big Book of Chic by Miles Redd}

P.S. Don’t forget, there will be one more to add to your list come September when my book, Dream Design Live is published by Abrams!

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  1. I bought Michelle Bonan’s book after I stayed in JK Place Florence. It was lovely! (and the staff was really great!).

    Loved the book, highly recommended. Recommend the hotel too.

  2. Going to order a few of these now, thank you! Would love for you to post a list of “dude approved” yet beautiful books. Furnishing a second home and the person I share it with has asked if I could include a few books on the coffee table that aren’t design related that he would enjoy looking at. Think: golf, beer, wine. 🙂