I have been a book lover for as long as I can remember! and I have myself a lovely collection of beautiful interior coffee table books.
I love to display them on my shelves and coffee tables. It's a joy to sit down with some tea and find plenty of decor inspiration. For me they add so much beauty and enhance a home space. There are so many beautiful books to choose from and I recommend Amazon as a great place to start your collection if you haven't already done so- you pick then up new or used and reasonably priced.
Here are just a few of my favorites. De Gourney- Art on the walls everlasting beauty, hand painted interiors by Claud Gurney. Not only is the exterior of this book a work of art, the inside is packed with full page photographs of wall papered interiors and chinoiserie patterns bursting with fascinating and inspirational throughout. $136 from Amazon
The Principles of Pretty Rooms- by Phoebe Howard - Beloved interior designer Phoebe Howard shares her style secrets for creating truly pretty rooms filled with grace and charm. Celebrating warm, welcoming style, each chapter explores the color palettes, fabrics, and special little grace notes that make a room pretty. As always, Mrs. Howard delivers a range of inspiring examples, from pretty rooms in townhouses, beach houses, and country escapes to pretty-meets-grand-style in estates and manors. She also presents how-to-get-the-look advice, including favorite color combinations, fabric patterns, furnishings, and accessories that instantly transform a space, creating an irresistible guide for all who dream of having the signature Mrs. Howard look: interiors filled with light, easy elegance and pretty details. $45.50 Amazon
Hill House Living- Paula Sutton Beautifully illustrated with hundreds of photographs and drawings, this book gives you a full glimpse into her new life at Hill House as it looks today. Inspired by Paula's love of all things vintage, and filled with simple, stylish and thrifty tips and tricks for every area of the house, it will bring the best of country life into your home, wherever you are.
In a world that often moves too fast, Hill House Living is an invitation to take a moment to style, make or cook something nice for its own sake - and yours. Slow down, cosy up and join the quest to making each day more intentionally joyful. $34.64 Amazon