These Are My Obsessions… Coffee Table Books

Coffee Table Books by popular Nashville lifestyle blog, Hello Happiness: image of a stack of coffee table books next to a succulent plant.

Usher said it best… these are my confessions!! 

If that doesn’t give away my age, then this post will–instead of crazy trends I’m talking about my love affair of coffee table books. Gosh, my 20-year old self is probably laughing at me right now = oh goodness my how times have changed. Instead of splurging on a cute pair of platform heels, here I am perusing my favorite sites + shops for new coffee table reads and new mugs for my daily caffeine addiction = see, my real life isn’t all that glamorous after all.

I keep finding random things within my house that I seemingly now collect… I never thought of myself as a collector of anything, but I guess I am since I am now a connoisseur of coffee mugs, candles AND coffee table books. At least you know when you visit my abode, you’ll always get a warm cup of coffee, have plenty of things to read and it will smell good. Little wins, y’all = we celebrate it all.

Decorating with Coffee Table Books

Coffee Table Books by popular Nashville lifestyle blog, Hello Happiness: image of a white lamp on top of a stack of coffee table books that next to a blue orchid plant.

table lamp | vogue book | veuve clicquot book | annie leibovitz portraits | decorative object | abstract box | art | console table

 

A new found focus on home decor and design has been something I’ve wanted to share with you all for so long. Not only are we renovating our sweet little beach bungalow, but I’m always trying to refresh spaces throughout our house to keep them current, and of course filled with color for added inspriation. That’s where my obsession with coffee table books comes into play. They are simple, yet stylish and a way to incorporate color to an otherwise neutral color palette.

 

Coffee Table Books by popular Nashville lifestyle blog, Hello Happiness: image of a stack of coffee table books inside a white wood tray resting on a white tufted ottoman.

lacquered tray | tufted ottoman | antelope rug | gold leaf tray | fashion in film book | cut flower garden | things we love book

One of my favorite ways to decorate is to use coffee table books to brighten up a vignette on a table or to show off some of the things we love to look at… a semi-inexpensive way to add large scale pieces to a space without spending crazy amounts of money on original art and they can work their magic in any room! So, here are a few tips on how to easily style your beloved books:

Coffee Table Books by popular Nashville lifestyle blog, Hello Happiness: image of a white lamp resting on top of a stack of coffee table books.

And of course I couldn’t leave without assembling a stellar lineup [if I do say so myself] of some fantasticly fun books to add to your abode ASAP:

Coffee Table Books by popular Nashville lifestyle blog, Hello Happiness: collage image of coffee table books.

 

First Row: HRH Style | The World of Whisky | The Finer Things | Test Kitchen Cocktail Edition | Vanity Fair: 100 Years

Second Row: Beaches | Fashion Designers A-ZAmalfi Coast Book | Louis Vuitton | The Rainbow Atlas

Third Row: Living in Color | Nike: Better is Temporary | Tom Ford | Rebecca Atwood50 Years of Rolling Stone

Fourth Row: Vogue Living | Annie Liebovitz: The Early Years | Platters and Boards | The Bucket List | Italy

Fifth Row: Coco + the Little Black Dress | 100 Places to See |  Elements of Style | Beautiful Details50 Yrs of New York

 


 

Coffee Table Books by popular Nashville lifestyle blog, Hello Happiness: image of a stack of coffee table books on a white night stand with a blue lamp.

nightstand | acrylic box | do one thing book | domino book | coy table lamp | choupette book | ultimate travel book

What are some of your favorite coffee table books?  Let me know in a comment below!

2 Comments

  1. January 15, 2021 / 12:58 pm

    LOVE this my friend – I actually thought of you the other day! We have just invested in a cute little book store, Assouline, that sells the most beautiful coffee table books and all the new bright colours are so YOU!! x

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