18 Stunning Coffee Table Books To Elevate Your At-Home Library
As much as we love diving into a spellbinding novel, there's something to be said for the instantaneous inspo that comes from flipping through a stunning art or design book. And let's be honest, sometimes our attention span isn't up for the challenge of conquering a verbose, 500-page tome.
With an explosion of new poetry, design, and coffee table reads on the scene, we thought we'd do the heavy lifting for you and curate our absolute faves. Ahead, see this spring's fresh book releases (plus some essential coffee table reads you may have missed) from the most inspiring and creative minds among us. Whether you're into interior design, poetry, travel or plants, there's a little something for everyone.
Great Women Artists, $43. Discover artists you may have missed in your male-centric art history classes in this robust survey of over 400 leading female creatives spanning the last 500 years.
Directions: Really Good Advice For Getting From Here To There by Hallie Bateman, $12. Directions features hand-lettered affirmations and observations from artist Hallie Bateman that are equal parts uplifting, relatable, and humorous. Flipping through the collections feels like you're stumbling across a fortune cookie truth written just for you.
Ibiza Bohemia (Classics) by Renu Kashyap and Maya Boyd, $95. Ignite your wanderlust with this breathtaking photo series that captures why this Mediterranean locale has been such a hotspot for escapism.
Wild Interiors: Beautiful Plants In Beautiful Spaces by Hilton Carter, $15. Calling all plant people! Hilton Carter brings his trademark green thumb to a beautiful new coffee table read brimming with plant care tips and at-home styling advice for all your greenery.
Design The Home You Love: Practical Styling Advice To Make The Most Of Your Space by Lee Mayer and Emily Motayed, $24. The co-founders behind the interior design service Havenly are publishing their first book this spring that aims to be a budget-friendly guide to identifying your unique style and designing your space accordingly.
Atlas Of Mid-Century Modern Houses by Dominic Bradbury, $118. Nostalgia seekers will love scanning the pages of this visual stunner, which showcases the works of famed architects like Richard Neutra, Marcel Breuer, and hundreds of other design icons.
Radiant Human: Discovering The Connection Between Color, Identity, and Energy by Christina Lonsdale, $25. If you're not already familiar with the rainbow portraiture style that is aura photography, let Lonsdale's new book teach you everything you need to know about this creative practice that captures your energy and disposition through a color-coded index.
The Apricot Memoirs by Tess Guinery, $17. Guinery's book of poetic musings (printed across apricot-hued pages, of course) serves as an exploration of love, growth, motherhood, and vulnerability that invites the reader to unlock their own creativity.
Escape by Gray Malin, $36. This quintessential art book goes beyond Malin's iconic overhead beach shots and captures unbelievable vacation locales like Aspen, Namibia, Bora Bora, and more to fuel your ideal getaway.
Jungalow: Decorate Wild The Style Guide by Justina Blakeney, $29. Teach Me Something New guest Justina Blakeney's new book is an interior lovers dream. If you need a push to break free from your minimalist instincts and dive into the world of big, bold pattern, let this book serve as your guide to do it.
Film For Her by Orion Carloto, $17. This visual diary features prose, poetry, short stories and photography from the well-known YouTube poet and achieves the feeling that you're sifting through someone's intimate DIY scrapbook. Forewarning, it may just inspire you to be in your feels.
Poolside with Slim Aarons by Slim Aarons, $58. Featuring Slim Aarons' signature peek into the lives of wealthy jet-setters, this collection of photographs will be the star of your art book rotation.
Cherry Bombe: The Cookbook by Kerry Diamond and Claudia Wu, $24. This essential foodie read captures recipes from some of the most interesting and famous female chefs, bakers, and food stylists of our time.
Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power by Mark Godfrey, $32. Further your art education by discovering previously neglected histories of 20th-century Black artists during one of the most revolutionary eras in American history.
Flower: Exploring The World In Bloom by Phaidon Editors, $39. Florals for spring? How groundbreaking. But in this new collection, see how floral motifs have been depicted throughout history across art, film, textiles, and more.
Virgil Abloh. Nike. ICONS. by Virgil Abloh and Nike, $70. Bring some color to your bookshelf in a major way with this innovative dive into Virgil Abloh's creative process during his collaboration with Nike. The end result is an ode to design true sneakerheads can't miss.
The Bright Book: A Creativity Workbook Designed to Help You Shine by Jessi Raulet, $25. Also known as EttaVee, Jessi Raulet brings her signature bold pattern play to life in this creative workbook. Once you're feeling sufficiently inspired by all of the amazing reads above, tap into your own creativity by following the prompts for collaging, journaling, painting, and more.
Director of Content at Brit + Co. Tar Heel in Los Angeles.