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March 16, 2016

TOP 5 COFFEE TABLE BOOKS ON DESIGN

We love treating ourselves to a great coffee table book because - where else can you find inspiration without leaving the comfort of your own home? Whether you’re looking to decorate a new apartment, redecorate your home, or plan your next travel adventure, having the right books on hand is essential. We also know there’s nothing better than a cozy abode, and it’s the little touches that turn your house into a home.

Here are our top 5 coffee table books on design to spark creativity and inspiration.

1. VICTORIA HAGAN: INTERIOR PORTRAITS, Victoria Hagan

VICTORIA HAGAN interior portraits PHOTO CREDIT: VICTORIA HAGAN

Victoria Hagan is not only one of the most respected interior designers of our time, she is also one of our founder’s favorites. Victoria Hagan: Interior Portraits examines her bold, architectural style and offers readers a peek inside her fascinating world of interior design. Hagan's design aesthetic imbues sophistication and is defined by her ability to seamlessly integrate architectural elements, bold silhouettes, and refined color palettes with a strong sense of scale. 

Interior Portraits is a reflection on Hagan's design aesthetic and highlights her most influential interior projects, which embody her personal mantra - "I just like to make happy homes." Victoria also includes beautiful images from which she draws her inspiration, offering a behind the scenes look at what sparks her creativity. Hagan was inducted into the Interior Design Hall of Fame in 2004. She has won national awards and been featured in major design publications, including Town and Country, Vogue, and Elle Decor.  

2. LIVING WITH LIGHT, Axel Vervoordt

RIZZOLI USA Living With LightPHOTO CREDIT: RIZZOLI USA

Living with Light showcases twenty interiors that reflect Axel Vervoordt’s signature design style of combining natural elements, antiques and fine art. Based in Belgium, Axel Vervoordt is a renowned antiques and art collector and dealer, who has propelled himself to international recognition for his signature design style. Living with Light comes alive with incredible photography by Laziz Hamani, and gives a real feel for the power that Axel Vervoordt’s design and aesthetics invoke. From seaside residences to urban locations, Axel Vervoordt’s design principles are inspirational and will surely ignite the interior designer in you.

3. THE CURATED HOUSE: CREATING STYLE, BEAUTY, AND BALANCE, Michael S. Smith

MICHAEL SMITH The Curated House PHOTO CREDIT: MICHAEL SMITH

The Curated House: Creating Style, Beauty, and Balance highlights the life and career of one of our favorite interior designers, Michael S. Smith. The book offers a personal view on Smith’s journey as a designer and his perspective on the foundations of design; including the use of color, fabric and patterns to create comfort in every room. Readers are taken inside Michael S. Smith’s diverse yet incredible homes across the United States and given a glimpse of his most recent interior design work that will be sure to inspire.

4. FROM THE LAND: BACKEN, GILLAM & KROEGER ARCHITECTS

BACKEN, GILLAM & KROEGER ARCHITECTS From the LandPHOTO CREDIT: BACKEN, GILLAM & KROEGER ARCHITECTS

From the Land: Backen, Gillam & Kroeger Architects, showcases the design work of award winning architectural firm, Backen, Gillam & Kroeger. The book features images of 38 properties designed by the California based firm and offers expert advice for every aspiring designer. Backen, Gillam & Kroeger is a highly respected firm in the industry for their professional repertoire and has worked on projects ranging from homes to resorts to wineries, which are all as incredible as you can imagine.

5. 100 GETAWAYS AROUND THE WORLD

TASCHEN 100 Getaways Around the WorldPHOTO CREDIT: TASCHEN

TASCHEN’s 100 Getaways Around the World is a two volume set that explores the most beautiful accommodations near and far. This is one of our favorite interior design coffee table books for interior design because it will spark wanderlust in both you and your guests. From Italy to Abu Dhabi, each location is so magical that you will have a hard time deciding where to go next. The author includes a chart which provides more details about each destination so you won’t have to spend your time researching all the amenities. This two volume set is not only full of beautiful images on the inside, but the covers are equally gorgeous and will add the perfect splash of color to your living room. 100 Getaways Around the World will inspire you to book your ticket and never look back.

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