The Prettiest Coffee Table Books

When it comes to design, I’m a fan of special little details. One such detail that I’ve come to notice and enjoy is colored book pages, such as on Kelly Wearstler’s Rhapsody. It’s just so pretty and unexpected, and since I’m such a huge fan of colorful books, this beautiful touch is so delightful to me. It’s not something that you see too often either, which is why it really jumped out at me. Here’s another example that I love, on Kate Spade’s Things We Love:

Gold pages. How pretty is that! See how it outshines all the other books and makes them look boring 🙂 By the way, these happen to be two of the prettiest coffee table books that I own, colored pages aside. 
Kelly Wearstler’s Rhapsody exemplifies another thing that I love – when books come in slipcovers. Kelly’s limited edition Hue comes in a slipcover as well, and it’s just such a special detail. 

That perforated slipcover is just too good, and the book itself is a piece of art as well:

photos by me

11 comments

  1. Hunter says: February 14, 2014

    I love coffee table books! One of my favorites is Humans of New York!

    Hunter
    Prep on a Budget

  2. Jessica Joyce says: February 14, 2014

    I remember buying HUE when it just came out, which sold out quickly at the time. Coffee table books are like having a real-life Instagram in your living room.
    Your Friend, Jess

  3. Rebecca Spencer says: February 14, 2014

    I have the Kate Spade book and I absolutely love it. Just flipping through the pages make me happy

    Rebecca {at} Preppy Panache

  4. Georgina Castellucci says: February 14, 2014

    I love the gold pages!! Happy Valentine's Day xo

  5. FourSistersBlog says: February 14, 2014

    I LOVE a pretty coffee table book! I actually have a list of books that I am slowly purchasing. And thanks to your recommendation, Rhapsody has been added to the queue! – M

  6. Monica {Cake and Lilies} says: February 14, 2014

    Haha, when I saw the title of this post, I was hoping you were going to mention Things We Love. I got it for Christmas and am.obsessed!

  7. Alexis says: February 14, 2014

    Gah! Why is it that Kate Spade can do no wrong? and that sleeve on the Wearstler book is seriously making me sad my packaging design class was canceled this semester 🙁 Nicely curated collection deary! Happy V day! xo

  8. Tianna Gallinaro says: February 16, 2014

    What a great stack! Can't wait to have my own apartment and collection one day. 🙂
    xo Tia | http://www.bigcitytyro.com

  9. Holly says: February 16, 2014

    What beautiful books!

  10. opticyellow says: February 19, 2014

    The Slim Aarons photography books always make for fun coffee table eye candy!

  11. Emily says: February 22, 2014

    I love these! I'm looking for some for my apartment next year, and these are perfect!

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