For many of our customers, items such as our Saarinen table and Saarinen chair are conversation pieces in and of themselves. However, no home would be complete without a set of interesting books to adorn its coffee table. Coffee table books make excellent conversation starters and add to the décor of a home in a classy and elegant manner. The content of these staples in well-styled homes can range from whimsical to bizarre to serious to the sublime. Here are a few suggestions to add to your coffee table book collection.
- Styled: Secrets for Arranging Rooms, from Tabletops to Bookshelves: Why not start your coffee table book with a book on interior design? This design book by Emily Henderson gives bold insights into designing your living spaces and is itself attractive.
- Life: 70 Years of Extraordinary Photography: Talk about a book that covers it all. Life Magazine is known around the world over for its captivating photos on a variety of topics. Place this book on your coffee table and you and your guests will spend hours poring over this profusely illustrated book.
- Norman Rockwell 332 Magazine Covers: Norman Rockwell’s illustrations are Americana. His illustrated magazine covers are adored by art lovers from all over the globe and for good reason.
- Alternative Movie Posters II: More Film Art from the Underground, by Matthew Chojnacki: This coffee table book is an excellent gift for cinephile It contains classics like Vertigo, Rosemary’s Baby, and One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest as well as modern movies.
- National Geographic: The Photographs: This iconic magazine has long held itself to the highest standard when it comes to photography that captures the flavor of various world cultures. Its contributing photographers include David Doubilet, William Albert Allard, Sam Abell, Jim Stanfield, Jodi Cobb, Jim Brandenburg, David Alan Harvey, and many others.
- The Walt Disney Film Archives: The Animated Movies 1921-1968: This 624 page book contains cells, storyboards, illustrations, etc., from the “golden age” of animation. No art lover, cinephile or pop historian should be without this book.
Yes, many of our pieces have a rich history behind them all on their own. However, for a touch of class why not add these interesting books to your home to liven up your gatherings. Explore history, art, and pop culture by placing these books within easy reach of your guests.