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Beauty and Brains: Coffee Table Design Books

By: Danielle Cornely

Perhaps we’re a bit biased, but we think there should be a few great design books on everyone’s bookshelf. These are just a few we’ve got our eye on at the moment.

image: architecturaldigest.com

image: architecturaldigest.com

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image: amazon.com

Remodelista.
Step by step advice and instructions paired with beautiful images. The perfect combination from one of our favorite design blogs.

image: restorationhardware.com

image: restorationhardware.com

image: assouline.com

image: assouline.com

The Big Book of Chic.
The description of this book on assouline.com promises “an inspiration to anyone interested in spirited, eclectic design.” If the above image is any indication of the rest of the book, we have to agree.

image: blog.designpublic.com

image: blog.designpublic.com

image: booktopia.com.au

image: booktopia.com.au

Decorate: 1,000 Design Ideas for Every Room in Your House.
Top names (and personal favorites!) in the design world come together to create a book that is beautiful and helpful. Gorgeous photos visually inspire, and “how to” style content empowers readers to use grandma’s chair in a completely modern way.

image: modcloth.net

image: modcloth.net

image: katyelliot.com/blog/

image: katyelliot.com/blog/

Domino: The Book of Decorating.
Big on photos, with unobtrusive blurbs and captions, Domino’s Book of Decorating is a feast for the eyes. Don’t let the eye candy fool you — this book will teach you everything you need to know. One of our favorites!

image: amazon.com

image: amazon.com

image: taschen.com

image: taschen.com

1,000 Chairs.
Of all of the different types of furniture in a home, the chair is the piece that most clearly distinguishes styles. This book is an informative visual survey of seating in the last 150 years. With its big, beautiful photos, it is an affordable must-have coffee table book for any furniture lover.

Whether used as reference material or great coffee table content, we think good design books are a staple in any home.

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