21 Beautifully Chic Coffee Table Books For Decorating

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Incorporating beautifully chic coffee table books to decorate is an easy way to make your living space look stylish.

You may find those huge oversized books filled with inspirational photos in luxury hotel lobbies. You can also beautiful coffee table books on display in other chicly decorated spaces.

From designer coffee tables books to funny coffee tables books — chic coffee table books come in many unique variations. In addition to adding beauty to your space, beautiful coffee table books also allow you a way to add some personality to your decor.

Additionally, ever in need of a great gift idea for a friend or someone who has everything? A unique coffee table book is something anyone can appreciate and you can be sure they’ll cherish for years to come.

Here’s a round-up of some beautifully chic coffee table books.

People & Culture

Beautifully chic oversized coffee table books perfect for gifting or decorating that feature people and culture from around the world.

The Obama Portraits

This beautiful coffee table book is a richly illustrated celebration of the paintings of President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama.

From the moment of their unveiling at the National Portrait Gallery in early 2018, the portraits of Barack and Michelle Obama have become two of the most beloved artworks of our time.

Hardcover dimensions: 7.2 x 9.5 inches

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Gregory Heisler: 50 Portrait

In this first-ever showcase of his work, Gregory Heisler, one of professional photography’s most respected practitioners, shares 50 iconic portraits of celebrities, athletes, and world leaders, along with fascinating, thoughtful, often humorous stories about how the images were made.

Hardcover Dimensions: 9.4 x 12.3 inches *Oversized

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Girls and Their Cats

Girls and Their Cats showcases 50 strong, independent, and artistic women who take the world in stride with their beloved felines.

This stunning book redefines what it means to be a “cat lady” through striking portraits and engaging profiles of each woman and her cat—or cats.

Hardcover Dimensions: 8.6 x 10.4 inches

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Beautiful coffee table books perfect for gifting or decorating that feature travel images from around the world.

Of Love & War

In this compelling collection of more than two hundred photographs, Addario’s commitment to exposing the devastating consequences of human conflict is on full display.

Her subjects include the lives of female members of the military, as well as the trauma and abuse inflicted on women in male-dominated societies; American soldiers rescuing comrades in the Korengal Valley of Afghanistan, and Libyan opposition troops trading fire in Benghazi.

Hardcover Dimensions: 9 x 12.5 inches *Oversized

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The Atlas of Beauty

A collection of photographs celebrating women from all corners of the world, revealing that beauty is everywhere, and that it comes in many different sizes and colors. Noroc’s colorful and moving portraits feature women in their local communities, ranging from the Amazon rainforest to London city streets, and from markets in India to parks in Harlem, visually juxtaposing the varied physical and social worlds these women inhabit. 

Hardcover Dimensions: 7.6 x 9.8 inches

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Art & Design

Unique oversized coffee table books perfect for gifting or decorating that feature beautiful art, architecture, and design.

Interiors – The Greatest Rooms of the Century 

Oversized and available in four collectable velvet covers to decorate any space in style, Interiors: The Greatest Rooms of the Century is the ultimate global celebration of residential interior design and decorating.

This book goes beyond decorators, designers, and architects to highlight exquisite interiors designed by fashion designers, artists, style icons, and film stars who have made a unique contribution to the world of interior design.

Hardcover Dimensions: 10.2 x 11.8 inches *Oversized

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Andy Warhol: The Impossible Collection 

Commanding a whooping $1600 (April 2020)… Casual art lovers know Campbell’s Soup Cans and the Marilyn Diptych​, but The Impossible Collection of Warhol goes deeper, revealing and revisiting some less ubiquitous yet equally powerful paintings, prints, sculpture, films, and photography from Warhol’s astonishing oeuvre.

Hardcover Dimensions: 15.8 x 20 inches *Oversized

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Fashion Cities Books

Celebrate your love of fashion with these bold black and white decorative books featuring the cities of New York, Milan, London, and Paris. These books are sure to make a statement on your bookshelf or coffee table.

 Hardcover Dimensions: 9.25” x 6.25” x 5-6.5

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Designer & Fashion

Oversized designer coffee table books perfect for gifting or decorating that feature unique style and fashion by iconic designers.

Decorative Fashion Designer Books

Bring a little fashion and sense of humor to your bookshelf with this memorable quote. Five NEW generic hardcover books are given new life with custom book covers featuring this memorable quote. These decorative books add instant art to your bookshelf and are a great way to beautify old books.

Hardcover Dimensions: 9.25” wide x 6.25” deep x 1-1.7” spines

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Vogue x Music

Spanning the magazine’s 126 years, this breathtaking book is filled with the work of acclaimed photographers like Richard Avedon and Annie Leibovitz as well as daring, music-inspired fashion portfolios from Irving Penn and Steven Klein. Excerpts from essential interviews with rock stars, blues singers, rappers, and others are included on nearly every page, capturing exactly what makes each musician so indelible. 

Hardcover Dimensions: 9.8 x 12.8 inches *Oversized

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Slim Aarons: Women

Slim Aarons: Women explores the extraordinary women from the upper echelons of high society, the arts, fashion, and Hollywood. The book presents the women who most influenced Aarons’s life and work—and the other remarkable personalities he photographed along the way, including Audrey Hepburn, Jackie Kennedy, Diana Vreeland, and Marilyn Monroe, all featured in unforgettable photographs. 

Hardcover Dimensions: 10.5 x 12.2 inches *Oversized

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Virgil Abloh: Figures of Speech

From street fashion to high culture, the work of Virgil Abloh, a celebrated multihyphenate artist, is showcased in this book.

For Abloh, the museum catalogue is another opportunity to “question everything.” This monograph, produced in close collaboration with the artist himself, explores his creative output in a three-books-in-one format.

Hardcover Dimensions: 9.6 x 12.7 inches *Oversized

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Tom Ford

 This book is a complete catalogue of Ford’s design work for both Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent from 1994 to 2004. It chronicles not only Ford’s clothing and accessories designs for both houses, but also explores Ford’s grand vision for the complete design of a brand, including architecture, store design, and advertising. Tom Ford features more than 200 photographs by Richard Avedon, Mario Testino, Steven Meisel, Helmut Newton, Herb Ritts, Terry Richardson, Craig McDean, Todd Eberle, and numerous other photographers including many previously unpublished images. 

Hardcover Dimensions: 11.2 x 14.8 inches *Oversized

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For The Culture

Beautiful coffee table books for the culture.

Soul. R&B. Funk. Photographs 1972–1982

“For ten glorious years, I had the best seat in the house.” –Bruce W. Talamon

Talamon saw it all during the golden age of soul, R&B, and funk. Throughout the 1970s and early 1980s, this young African American photographer from Los Angeles found himself backstage with an all-access pass to the heart of the music scene.

Hardcover Dimensions: 10 x 14 inches *Oversized

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Humans of New York

Based on the blog with more than four million loyal fans, a beautiful, heartfelt, funny, and inspiring collection of photographs and stories capturing the spirit of a city.

Hardcover Dimensions: 7.3 x 9.1 inches

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