I have a confession to make: I am grossly obsessed with coffee table books. Big ones, small ones, thin ones, thick ones… heck I don’t even care if it’s solely about 1991 Dodge Spirit carburetors. I love them all.
When I still lived in Buffalo they opened an Urban Outfitters at the Galleria Mall and I’d head over before a night out to find something to wear. I’m not sure if it’s still there, but their sale items were in the back corner and you could find these amazing coffee table books between $2-9. Needless to say, I’d come home with about a dozen books and no outfit. And when it was time to move to California and get rid of all of my things to squeeze me, Tyler, and two cats into my tiny car, I decided to keep all my books like a crazy person.
Coffee table books are a great way to learn a lot about something in a very short amount of time, even if you’re simply finding out more about the person who owns them.
Now that I’ve picked out my dream coffee table above, here’s a peek into what kind of books you’d see in my household and Tyler’s current fave. Enjoy!
Pantone: The Twentieth Century in Color
Wes Anderson Collection: The Grand Budapest Hotel
Miller’s Mid Century Modern
Icons of Women’s Style
Cut!: Hollywood Murders, Accidents, and Other Tragedies
New York in Color
American Hotel Stories
The New York Times 36 Hours: USA & Canada, Northeast
Havana Modern: Twentieth-Century Architecture and Interiors
What Katie Ate on the Weekend
1000 Record Covers
Design Mom: How to Live with Kids: A Room-by-Room Guide
Locals Only: California Skateboarding 1975-1978
Playful: Fun Projects to Make With + For Kids
The Golden Age of DC Comics
Restaurant & Bar Design
In The Spirit of Palm Beach
Saturday Night Live: The Book
Homemakers: A Domestic Handbook for the Digital Generation
Hi! I’m Sarabeth, a street taco addict who loves to explore the world around me. When I’m not out and about, you can usually find me piled under blankets with a cup of tea, reading the latest novel or binge watching something mindless.
After many years in California, I'm back in my native Western New York revisiting childhood through my children's eyes.
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