7 books to refresh your coffee table with
Coffee tables are an easy way to refocus your living spaces, bringing visual and literary interest to your favourite rooms. We’ve curated a collection of thoughtful, inspiring and beautiful books to give table tops a new sense of purpose this season.
A Tree in the House by Annabelle Hickson
Part guide for the aspiring home florist, part inspiring photographed botanical art book, A Tree in the House celebrates the art of arranging flowers for beautiful displays throughout the year. The instructions cover everything from the perfect flower-to-vase proportions to how to create an overhead floral installation, and the book particularly focuses on foraged, locally and seasonally grown plants.
The Curated Closet by Anuschka Rees
Berlin-based style blogger Anuschka Rees will change your attitude and approach to clothes and shopping with her new minimal method. She rejects the clichéd fashion rules and, using interactive prompts and helpful checklists – all beautifully illustrated with photography and mood boards – encourages you to create your own individual style guidelines that truly speak to you.
Design Thread by Kit Kemp
For over 20 years, Kit Kemp has been at the forefront of the international design community, developing an eclectic signature style. Here, Kit shares her inspirations and offers guidance for budding interior designers, with an emphasis on creating personal, authentic, handcrafted spaces which capture the imagination and stand the test of time.
How to be Parisian by Caroline de Maigret and Anne Berest
These modern Parisiennes say what you don’t expect to hear, just the way you want to hear it. They are all for art, politics and culture, making everything look easy and going against the grain. They will take you on a first date, to a party and through a hangover, whilst sharing their address book in Paris for where to spend birthdays, where to shop for vintage finds, where to go at the end of the night and much more.
The Healing Power of Plants: The Hero House Plants that Love You Back by Fran Bailey
This modern guide features over 80 indoor plants that will turn your house into a happy, healthy and healing home. Discover plants that will clean the air you inhale, help you get a good night’s sleep, reduce stress, boost your brain power and bring a greater wellbeing into your life.
Perfume by Neil Chapman
A beautifully made scent can encapsulate a particular feeling, transport you to a very specific time in life or remind you of a special loved one or friend. The question is, how do you find the right one? In this irresistible new book, Neil Chapman guides readers on how to find their own signature scents.
Tiny House: Live Small, Dream Big by Brent Heavener
Brent Heavener teaches us that having less is the secret to living more, whether you’ve been dreaming about a treehouse in the wilderness of Quebec, or a remote mountain cabin in Scotland or the Swiss Alps. Comprising 250 amazing small spaces, this is a visual manifesto that will make you want to downsize, declutter and live a freer, simpler, happier life.