Coffee Table Books I'm Loving

May 13, 2020
Coffee table books are my weakness. Before having Sophia, my coffee table was actually styled with them, then they moved to a little side table until finally I store them on a bookshelf far away from her little hands - she gets into everything! Now once she's down for the night and we're relaxing, I pull out one of my favorites and read the tips, look at the styling of the pretty homes and find new recipes to try. Here's a few of my favorites and some that have been helping to pass the time and give me some inspiration!  
  • Whiskey in a Teacup || This was a gift from my sister soon after the book came out. She knows what a huge Reese Witherspoon fan I am and knew I'd love it. This type of coffee table book that not only tells a story, but also gives me something in return like a recipe or a new hair style to try, is my favorite. 
  • Cupcakes & Cashmere at Home || Emily Schuman feels like our generation's Martha Stewart. She makes easy to follow recipes, decorates with ease & gives you tips and tricks that you could actually copy. She's partly the reason I wanted to start a lifestyle blog!
  • All in Good Taste || The ultimately party planning book with fun pictures, playlists and ideas that make me want to have a get together with my friends ASAP. 
  • Style Me Pretty Weddings || I actually won this book from Boston Magazine when I was planning my wedding. I have dreams of having this book on a coffee table in my office if I ever open an office for full on bridal planning. The modern guide of what to do while planning a wedding and photos of real weddings for inspiration.
  • The Home Edit || Probably like most of you I have been in organizing mode these last few weeks. From making our spices all uniform, to organizing the fridge - everything needs to have a place and look pretty! I even went so far as to get a label maker - these are crazy times, friends! 
  • Celebrate by Lauren Conrad || I am a huge fan of Lauren Conrad and I think her website always provides really great information. She's taken me from single girl, to married and now to mom with her tips. When she came out with her book Celebrate it was on par with perfect party planning, great menus to put together for any type of get together and of course some design elements to add for a great time.
  • Elements of Family Style || My latest coffee table book purchase is this one by local interior designer Erin Gates. This is actually her second book that I've purchased and I like that she's in the chapter of life as me with a little kid at home, so making spaces look put together while being child friendly are her speciality. 

What are some of your favorite coffee table books? 


  1. Ah these all look amazing! I have actually had that Elements of Style book in my cart for a while! Happy Wednesday friend!

    Rosy Outlook 

  2. These are good ones! I have been wanting that elements of family style. XO

  3. I love Reese's book too! I actually just looked at it last night and was like....I need to make a recipe from here soon! The Cupcakes and Cashmere book looks fun.

  4. I need to get that Reese Witherspoon one. I just love her. I have a book about my historic neighborhood on my coffee table, but I need to change it up!

  5. Love me some Reese in all things - books, movies, TV & now books

    1. & now COFFEE table book I meant for the last one :)

  6. I don't have any coffee table books but have thought about adding a few and would love Whiskey in a TeaCup, I love anything Reese !

  7. I love Erin Gates' work and need to get her new book!

  8. These are all so great! I want to check out Whiskey in Tea Cup and All in Good Taste More! I have Candace Cameron Bure's Staying Stylish from years back and I love it.

  9. I’m a huge fan of Reese Witherspoon too. I will have to add that to my coffee table. Or up high bookshelf! Lol.

  10. Reese's book is on my coffee table right now. :) I haven't hard of the Cupcakes and Cashmere book - definitely going to check that and the Lauren Conrad book out!

  11. I love coffee table books, but my dog tends to chew on them. Ha. So they are more like book shelf books.

  12. Such a nice varied selection of books! I used to have a collection of coffee table books before kids but quickly realised that they weren't going to survive long with the kids around, haha!

    Hope that you are having a nice weekend :)

    Away From Blue


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