The humble coffee table is often taken for granted yet it can house inspiration,knowledge and be a wonderful talking point.The books which you choose to adorn your coffee table not only say a lot about you as a person but can also provoke inspiration in others which is why the coffee table should no longer be taken for granted ;-)
My personal preference is to not have too many books on the table but to have maybe two or three books which are very different yet all as inspirational.The coffee book should along with your coffee give you a perk of energy as well as a perk of inspiration and positive outlook. Travel are some of the most popular coffee table books and i too like this variety.There is something motivational yet comforting about coming home from a hard day to sitting down and looking at distant exotic places.
This has to be one of my favourites.I like the idea of the 501 series,they have other travel books but this one sparks interest in me as i am one for including events in my travels.This book tells you what events are on around the world and when FANTASTIC!! So if you fancy planning a future trip to Venice and would like to attend a mascaraed carnival then this book will most certainly be of use :-)
Along with Travel fashion is always a firm favourite,this can be more personal touch.Many designer and well established magazines have books.
This book came out in September of this year and consists of beautiful images shot by top photographers and features clothing from designers such as Karl Lagerfeld, Valentino, Donatella Versace, and John Galliano.
My third choice of coffee table book is by one of my Idols.Burlesque and the art of the Teese was published in 2006 and i am sure has graced many a civilian pin up's coffee table since.The book contains beautiful images of Dita her self accompanied by text.Dita reveals her style inspirations, favourite designers and how she styles herself.The book also includes the history of Burlesque and Dita's favourite performers. The second half of the book is dedicated to fetish and the art of teese including some extravagantly exotic photography.
This may be one to perhaps but aside if little eyes are present but for me personally i find her so inspirational and a breath of fresh air!
So doll's get those coffee tables polished and lovingly add a book or two to keep your life inspired and those around you too !