They say you shouldn’t judge a book by it’s cover, but it is so much easier said than done! There are so many amazing books to choose from that it can be hard to narrow down which ones are worth the shipping costs, so I thought I’d give you a peak into some of my favourite coffee table books. They cover a vast range of topics from wanderlust inducing books on the City of Love to Caroline Khoo’s beautiful confectioneries that are literally the way to my heart.
This is a visual dedication to the city of love! With little to no words and pictures of Paris ordered by colour, this one is easy on the eyes.
Similar to Nicole’s book on Paris, this one explores the sights of New York by colour. It makes such a nice memento and is a great way to relive the streets of the city.
If you love Garance’s blog and photography, you’ll appreciate this witty approach to fashion cum lifestyle book. Her simple yet elegant French style emanates from every page and is a great starting point for getting that cool French look. Plus a beautiful blush pink cover never hurt anyone!
If you appreciate beautiful homes, but want to learn a little more about how to recreate these rooms in your own home this is the book for you. It covers all the basics that everyone needs to know in order to create a beautiful home and offers plenty in the way of inspiration as well.
I keep all my cookbooks in the kitchen, where they are used, but this one has earned itself a special spot on my coffee table where the golden pages can be fully enjoyed. This book offers readers tips and tricks on how to recreate some of the most mouth-watering and prettiest deserts.
This book takes a peak into real homes all over the world, exploring what really makes four walls beautiful. There are so many inspirational pictures and stories to keep you motivated and inspired in creating your own happy place.
As I hinted at above, I order most of my books from overseas as they are typically a lot more affordable and the selection available here is quite poor in comparison. The Amazon book preview is what I usually rely on when it comes to choosing books without seeing them for myself. I’ve made use of both Takealot and Raru for the imported books I have ordered in South Africa though. It’s usually slightly more expensive than in the US, but at least cheaper than bookshops. Not all are created equally though, so it is worth double checking the condition of your book as soon as it arrives.