2021 may be over, but we are still LOVING the interior trends that emerged from last year. From pastel coloured storage baskets, to playful candlesticks and vases shaped like Kim K’s behind, one trend reigned supreme amongst our Instagram feed and Pinterest board: coffee table books. Less of a page turner to sink your teeth into, these super aesthetic, chunky books are more of a decoration – a piece that will transform your living space into the eclectic, Scandi inspired living room that we are all striving to achieve.
This hot pink, hardback book published by Thames and Hudson LTD is the perfect coffee table book. Brightly coloured and filled with a concise history of the famous fashion house as well as carefully curated and beautifully paired illustrations and catwalk images, this high fashion offering is sure to elevate any space, as well as making a perfect backdrop for Instagram pictures. Pair it with a Boy Smells candle and you can officially call yourself an interior influencer.
The sudden passing of Virgil Abloh rocked the world. Named as one of the 100 most influential people in the world by TIME and the first African-American individual to be artistic director at a French fashion house, his legacy will inspire people for generations to come. Something’s Off explores Abloh’s reimagining of fashion through dynamic sneaker culture. The book is a must read for sneakerheads, and beautifully showcases the work that Abloh became synonymous for.
No coffee table book round up would be complete without an appearance from an Assouline book. Having gained mass traction on TikTok and appearing in many a ‘Interior Inspo’ videos, Assouline Publishing have close to 1500 titles on subjects including travel, architecture and style. St. Tropez Soleil focuses on the iconic French Riviera location, delving into the lives of artists and filmmakers who have taken inspiration from the location. With 300 pages of stunning illustrations and images, the pastel peach coloured book will transport you to the land of sandy beaches and crystal clear waters.
A Modern Guide To City Living is the must have guide to London living by our favourite coffee shop and cocktail location, Grind. Featuring the very best in food and cocktail recipes, as well as anecdotes and tips to London living, The Modern Guide To City Living is a must have for any out of towner embracing city life. There’s even a how-to on finding flatmates that don’t suck (why didn’t this exist in second year?) – so maybe hide this when having old Uni friends round for dinner.
A must have for any fashion enthusiast, Chanel Catwalk is a sophisticated and chic addition to any coffee table. The book will take you through some of the most iconic collections from the acclaimed designer – be prepared for striking photography that will be sure to impress friends on your next cheese and wine evening.