HOW TO STYLE WITH THE COFFEE TABLE BOOK
The coffee table book; a thing of wonder. Style meets substance. Tantalising typographic, or striking image-based covers that impart gorgeousness into our lives with a single glance.
The big question – do you ever read them?
Who really does??!
If I’m honest, I’m not even a magazine ‘cover-to-cover’ girl anymore. I’m a fair-weather participant; stunned by crisp imagery, enjoying a quick dip or swift browse. I definitely engage with the content, particularly if it’s a creative genre. The weight of the thing; the wanderlust photography; deliciously chic styling. The organisation within totally appeals to my self-proclaimed OCD. And I do love a glossy, weighty paper. (Yes, really).
My favourite thing about the mighty coffee table book is its ability to impact and shape an interior. If you’re choosing to complement a scheme, it’s absolutely imperative to throw out the rule-book and to totally choose a book by its cover.
HOW TO USE COFFEE TABLE BOOKS WITHIN YOUR HOME
Coffee table books are a great device to compliment your interior look and feel. You’ve decided on yellow accents in your space – choose a book with a yellow cover to bring some zing to your shelf or table. Love a bit of rose gold? Choose something with a copper foil print on the cover. If in doubt, choose a monochrome book to add ‘punch’ to a space. Black accents are a tried and tested way to create depth and definition.
Work from largest to smallest to add height and interest to your table, sideboard, console table or shelving. Vary the colours used but aim to stick within a certain palette.
A coffee table book is a great base for grouping smaller accessories; candles, vases of flowers, trinket trays, decorative boxes or sculptural pieces. Use the book to ground the grouping of objects.
As with table styling, use a coffee table book (or several, stacked) on your shelving or console. It can be a great way to add varying height and a focal point, which is the ideal. Complete with scented candle.
It is a great conversation piece. Especially if you choose something a bit quirky. Failing that, it’s the perfect place to perch a cup of tea (although ‘OCD me’ says ‘always use a coaster’)!
Here’s my top ten pick of books to improve your life (and your interior), right now:
And that’s all for now folks. Thank you for reading and don’t forget to sign up to the mailing list to ensure you receive the latest information and blog posts. It would be great to hear (or see) how you’ve styled your coffee table books too, so please get in touch.
Girl signing off,