Looking for some great coffee table books about interior design? Here are our favorites.
If you enjoy creating a comfortable living space that fits your personality, you’ll probably love learning more about interior design.
From the clean lines of mid-century modernism to the busy patterns of the Victorian Era, there’s an interior design book out there that you can use for inspiration to perfect your own space or just to enjoy over your morning cup of Joe.
Best Interior Design Coffee Table Books
Here are the best interior design coffee table books in no particular order.
Mid-Century Modern: High-End Furniture in Collectors’ Interiors
This book is essential for anyone who wants to know more about the history of mid-century modern furniture.
This oversized coffee table book includes 20 reports of works of well-known architects and interior designers, which are accompanied by a vast assortment of beautiful stills.
Architectural Digest at 100: A Century of Style
Architectural Digest celebrates 100 years with this compilation of homes owned by celebrities and public figures. This volume is a grab bag of different styles and designs.
Suppose you love pop culture and are interested in seeing dozens of eye-catching photos of popular icons’ chic and often extravagant homes. In that case, this book is definitely worth checking out.
The Kinfolk Home: Interiors for Slow Living
The Kinfolk Home pushes back against the rampant consumerism of the “throw-away” society that has taken hold in so many areas of modern-day life.
On the very first page, authors Nathan Williams and Kaite Searle-Williams offer their thesis, “Slow living isn’t about determining what we can live with — it’s about working out what we simply can’t live without.” They suggest that your home should be a living organism, and what you own should have personal meaning to you.
Featuring “35 diverse homes across five continents,” this book provokes a thoughtful approach to interior design, suggesting a technique geared towards slowly and carefully putting together a home.
The Interior Design Handbook: Furnish, Design, & Decorate Your Space
The Interior Design Handbook really gets into the nitty gritty of interior design. This book not only asks the reader to think deeper about decorating, it gives you the basic principles behind designing and styling a space.
Unlike many interior design books that are written for professional designers and architects, this handbook is aimed at everyday individuals. This volume will help to equip you with the skills to come up with your one solution rather than rely on the input of others.
Made For Living: Collected Interiors for All Sorts of Styles
Lewis emphasizes that her designs are made to live in — they’re not just for show. “Liveability is my true north. I don’t want you to worry about constantly fluffing your pillows,” she writes.
Made for Living helps you figure out how to find your style and learn how to layer with it, ultimately allowing you to create a unique atmosphere with your design.
Beautifully Organized: A Guide to Function and Style in Your Home
As a professional organizer, Nikki Boyd is committed to helping you eliminate clutter. She believes this is an essential step to creating a comfortable, beautiful space.
In Beautifully Organized, she will take you through her process of decluttering your life, step-by-step, room-by-room.
A sequel to her first book, Cook Beautiful, in her newest volume, Live Beautiful, Athena Calderone showcases the homes of nineteen international influencers in an attempt to help readers become conversant in the language of “wordless expression” that permeates the world of interior design.
Calderone details the intention that goes behind decorating and how each individual piece plays a role in the overall design of a room.
Eat Drink Nap: Bringing the House Home
This laid-back, casual book is written by Soho House, a club that began decades ago in London. Comprised mainly of members from the realm of fashion, arts, and media, today, Soho House owns many high-end clubhouses.
This book offers you a glimpse into their exclusive properties. Along the way, you’ll learn how to decorate and host a party. Also included is a collection of recipes so you can cook delicious food for your guests.
Resident Dog: Incredible Homes and the Dogs Who Live There
I get it; maybe perusing books filled with pictures of empty rooms isn’t your thing. Well, like my mom always says, everything’s better with a dog!
Adding a lighthearted touch to the genre, this fun interior design book showcases sophisticated homes and their furry residents.
Oasis: Modern Desert Homes Throughout the World
iO Tillet Wright captures the most beautiful desert homes in the world with his astonishing images. The author, a New Yorker turned desert dweller, seeks to explain his unlikely love of remote, windswept places.
After moving to the desert, he discovered that he wasn’t alone. Many “creative types” before him had fallen in love with the slow pace and stunning beauty inherent in desert living. In Oasis, Wright presents the homes of many of his sunburnt peers.
The House that Pinterest Built
Moving from remote desert climbs to the bustling hub of social media, Diane Keaton walks us through her home she constructed using inspiration from Pinterest boards and photos in The House That Pinterest Built.
Many of us can relate to Keaton’s quest to recreate picture-perfect spaces she found on Pinterest and could benefit from her exciting findings.
Atlas of Interior Design
This tome showcases 400 of the most noteworthy homes around the world, spanning from the 1940s to today.
You’ll likely see something new and exciting every time you crack open The Atlas of Interior Design.
This book presents the designers, architects, and decorators that have created some of the most influential houses of the 20th and 21st centuries. Like the Atlas of Interior Design, this volume also shows 400 interiors.
Described as, “the Holy Grail for design junkies,” you won’t want to pass on this one.
British Designers at Home
Have you ever wondered what the homes of interior designers actually look like? British Designers at Home by Jenny Rose-Innes (a designer herself) will scratch that itch.
This in-depth book is perfect for those looking to learn more background about professional interior designers.
A Tale of Interiors
A Tale of Interiors is on Amazon’s list of the best DIY books. The designs that grace this book are more eclectic than minimalist.
It beautifully captures layered rooms and detail-oriented decor and is sure to leave you ready to start your own home decorating project.
Some Great Interior Design Books to Choose From
There you have it! That’s our list of coffee table books about interior design. The question is, which ones will you add to your collection?
Questions? Comments? Leave them below!