Remember a few weeks ago when I shared about my home décor mission? Well, today I’m following up on that with some coffee table book finds! Confession: I am obsessed with coffee table books and one day, I’d love to curate my own book.
The books I’ve purchased thus far are dreamy and inspiring. They fit in with the decor vibe I’m taking my apartment. Topics include golf fashion (I’m smitten), vintage style and Palm Beach living. I’d love to find one about wine, party hosting and maybe charcuterie (a girl can dream).
I’ve placed my coffee table books on my … coffee table! Imagine that. I really do think they add some interest to the room. Plus, they are versatile décor pieces. If the covers date the books (many are vintage, so that might take a while) and they go “out of style,” I can take the paper cover off the books and the simplified hardback cover will immediately refresh the look.
Other than longevity, decorating with coffee table books is also functional. You can place them under another piece, like a frame or lamp, to add some height and interest. If you have a book case that needs some filling in, put them in their rightful place on the shelf.
My mom decorates with books in several rooms at my parents’ house and I’ve just come to love that look. In my parents’ study there’s this really cool brick wall that my dad bricked himself and then a large wood built-in where the computer sits surrounded by shelves with all kinds of OU and sports memorabilia. On the top of the shelves by the ceiling there used to be books lining the entire length of the built-ins. The books were stacked messily like we just threw them up there. I just loved how it looked with the wood and the brick wall.
Hopefully these coffee table books will go with me from apartment to home and beyond. One day, I’d love to have an old shelf of coffee table books. But for now, this is how I’m using them–as inspiration and decoration!
I am obsessed with vintage fashion, particularly from the 50s, 60s and 90s. I love the extremely put together look–even when everyone was just hanging out on the water or in their back yard. I love fresh and classic décor, and the seeming innocence of vintage. Everything seems to carefree and happy from decades ago, although that wasn’t the case. I love history, always have, and love the history of fashion. So many of these coffee table books cover that, and even the history of golf fashion! I think that one is my favorite.
These books are an escape. I can get lost flipping through the pages finding new inspiration for life, fashion and decoration. Coffee table books are meant to inspire guests and create conversation, so I can’t wait for them to do just that! They inspire me endlessly.
If you have any lovely coffee table books you think I should know about, leave a comment or send me a DM on Instagram. I love vintage fashion or décor … obviously! If you saw a book that caught your eye, you can shop some of my favorites and more in the widget below!
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Holly Hoehner has her bachelor’s degree in public relations from the University of Oklahoma. She considers herself more of a Russell Westbrook than a Kevin Durant and enjoys learning about and participating in the digital age, blogging about anything that comes to her mind and creating witty Instagram captions. Holly was raised a die-hard Sooner fan in Edmond, OK.