I have collected a few books that will be used as coffee table books in my future home. I think coffee table books are a great way to add style & décor to a home. Here are a few books that I think are must-haves!
1. Inspiration Dior by F. Müller, $125. A look into one of the world’s most successful fashion houses; showcases works of art, archival photographs of the gowns and of fashion shows; contains text from an impressive array of respected art and fashion experts; includes 200 full-color illustrations.2. The Little Dictionary of Fashion by Christian Dior, $20. Christian Dior reveals the secrets of style in this charming handbook that no woman should be without. An indispensable guide that covers everything from what to wear to a wedding and how to tie a scarf to how to walk with grace, The Little Dictionary of Fashion is full of timeless tips.3. 100 Years of Fashion Illustration by Cally Blackman, $30. A visual feast of 400 dazzling images, this is a comprehensive survey of the genre over the last century. The book also offers an overview of the development of fashion, as seen through the eyes of the greatest illustrators of the day.4. Marilyn Monroe by Bert Stern & Norman Mailer, $125. Taking Norman Mailer’s comprehensive biography of the legendary Marilyn Monroe and combining it with Bert Stern’s infamous ‘last sitting’ photo shoot for Vogue just six weeks before her untimely death, this coffee table tome is a must have for any fan of the iconic beauty.5. Fragments by Marilyn Monroe, $50. Fragments is an event—an unforgettable book that will redefine one of the greatest icons of the twentieth century and that, nearly fifty years after her death, will definitively reveal Marilyn Monroe’s humanity.6. Fifty Dresses That Changed The World by Design Museum, $20. Filled with pages of beautiful clothes, and the famous faces (and bodies) that put them on the world stage -including Wallis Simpson, Jackie Kennedy, Twiggy and Cher and, of course, Princess Di-this fun volume shares fascinating appraisals of what gave the 50 most important garments their iconic status.7. Paris Street Style: A Guide to Effortless Chic by Isabelle Thomas, $20. One city always seems to win the award for most-wanted style—Paris, where people walking down the avenues mix timeless and trendy pieces in a way that appears effortless. French fashion writers Isabelle Thomas and Frédérique Veysset break down the “je ne sais quoi” of Paris street style, describing the essential elements that should be in everyone’s wardrobe.8. Style by Lauren Conrad, $20. In this bestselling style guide, Lauren offers tips on how to create your own unique look, shares her favorite sources of inspiration, and identifies the absolute must-haves for any fashionista’s wardrobe. Along the way, she examines her fashion evolution, from California-casual teen to camera-ready style icon and clothing designer.