7 beautiful coffee table books you need in your home


7 beautiful coffee table books you need in your home
These beautiful books are as interesting to look at as they are to read.

Whether you’re looking for a gift or want to treat yourself to a new winter read, coffee table books are always something to be adored.

Here, we’ve rounded up our favourite coffee table books for 2020, with something to delight everyone – from the famous Obama portraits to an inside look at celebrity homes.

The New Glamour: Interiors With Star Quality

Image source: Rizzoli

Acclaimed interior designer Jeff Andrews has delivered his trademark style on some of the most beautiful celebrity homes.

In this book, Andrews takes you through the glamourous spaces for clients such as Kourtney Kardashian, Kris Jenner and Kaley Cuoco.

Featuring insider tips and design philosophies, The New Glamour: Interiors With Star Quality shows how “carefully curated collections come together for a modern take on old Hollywood glamour that will inspire and instruct.”

The Obama Portraits

Image source: Princeton University Press

Kehinde Wiley’s remarkable portraits of Michelle and Barack Obama have become one of the most beloved artworks of our time since they were unveiled in 2018.

For the first time ever, The Obama Portraits gives an inside look at the making, meaning and significance of these iconic works of art.

With rich illustrations, never-before-seen images and the artist’s personal anecdotes, this is one of the must-have coffee table books for 2020.

Wild Kinship

A beautifully-presented collection of intimate conversations, Wild Kinship by Monique Hemmingson looks at inspiring conscious entrepreneurs throughout New Zealand and Australia.

From tiny-home builders, to ceramic jewellers, to coffee bean roasters, Wild Kinship shines a light on the people in the community pioneering new thinking while demonstrating a love for the land.

Filled with beautiful snapshots of the myriad of entrepreneurs, it’s the perfect laid-back weekend read. Take a peek at one of the stories here.

Fashion Designers from A-Z

The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City celebrate a century worth of fashion legends in this fresh update edition.

Featuring stunning photography of over 500 garments that each represent the philosophy and aesthetic of each designer featured.

This gives fashion lovers the A-Z of why these designers have stood the test of time.

Pink: The History of a Punk, Pretty, Powerful Color

Image source: Thames & Hudson

Filled with beautiful illustrations and photographs, Pink: The History of a Punk, Pretty, Powerful Color, looks at the many ways in which the colour pink has influenced the worlds of fashion, art and culture.

Tracing back from the 18th century to the present day, fashion historian Valerie Steele weaves together illuminating historic and cultural stories with dazzling images, making it the perfect book for your coffee table.

Buckingham Palace: The Interiors

Image source: Rizzoli

From the winding balustrade of the Grand Staircase, to the sweeping, skylit Picture Gallery, to the Queen’s very own Throne Room, step inside the majestic interiors of Buckingham Palace.

Interior designer and artist Ashley Hicks showcases his photographs alongside fascinating stories surrounding Buckingham Palace’s interior design.

Marti Friedlander: Portraits of the Artists

Discover the spellbinding portraits of one of New Zealand’s most influential photographers, Marti Friedlander.

From painters, potters and filmmakers, to novelists, actors and musicians, Marti Friedlander: Portraits of the Artists offers a rare and fascinating snapshot of Aotearoa’s creative talent.

Featuring artists like Rita Angus, C.K Stead, Maurice Gee, Neil Finn and Kiri Te Kanawa, the beautiful collection includes over 250 photographs, many of which have never been published.

On sale 27 August, 2020.

READ MORE: 5 books to add to your reading list this winter.


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