I’ve got a bit of an addiction to coffee table books (or arguably, books in general), and with most of my possessions boxed up in my parent’s garage right now, it’s my books I’m dreaming of having back. We’re looking at another two months until our new flat is ready for us to move into, so another two months lie ahead without my book collection – but in the meantime I thought I’d round up some of my favourites + the books on my wishlist too for good measure.
If you’re starting a coffee table book collection, the New York Times 36 Hours in Europe book is a great place to start. Packed with tips for the perfect weekend getaway in every European destination you can think of, it’s the perfect book to feed your wanderlust. If you dream of getting off the grid, I recommend picking up Cabin Porn a collection of the most beautiful cabins, in the middle of nowhere, all around the world.
If home is where your heart is, you need to check out The Kinfolk Home book. Dreamy homewares inspired by minimal scandi trends, this book is just beautiful. A new addition to my coffee table stack is the Home For Now book, perfect f0r anyone looking to make their first home or rented space more homely. The latter was gifted to me by the wonderful Tami, and I’m currently pouring through it, gathering inspiration for my new flat.
If it’s general life inspiration you’re after, you can’t do better than Love x Style x Life by Garance Doré. I challenge anyone to read this book and not start dreaming of life as an effortless parisian. The Little Book of Hygge is another great pick, easy to dive in and out of with a chapter here and there, it’ll make you want to make your home as hyggeligt as possible.
If fashion’s your game, I’d recommend checking out Alexander McQueen’s Savage Beauty, one of the most beautiful collections of fashion imagery you’ll ever see. The book looks pretty impressive too, with it’s gorgeous cover.
As for my wishlist, at the top is Lost in Translation: An Illustrated Compendium of Untranslatable Words. As a lover of language, there’s something quite magical about the idea of words with no literal translation. I flicked through this book the other day in Waterstones and fell in love with the beautiful images.
I’m a big fan of the Instagram account, so the Humans of New York book has been on my Amazon wishlist since it’s release date. We’re all inherently nosy aren’t we, and I love the way Brandon Stanton captures moments.
Continuing my love of all things Scandi, I’ve got the Fire and Ice: Classic Nordic Cook Book sat in my basket, ready for me to click buy. I can’t wait to have my own kitchen again to try out some new recipes, and I’ve got soul food on the brain.
Are you a fan of coffee table books? What’s on your wishlist?