Coffee table books always sounds a bit wanky when I say it, I don’t know why. It just seems to come caross sounding a bit off. Nevertheless that is what they are called and there isn’t much I can do about how I think I sound when I say it!
There are a few coffee table books in my flat, none of which are located on my coffee table despite what the name would have you believe – cheeky yin. Sometimes sitting down and reading a novel isn’t what you want. All you want to look at is a nice book, full of pictures of pretty or interesting things and not have to get too caught up with reading it. That is the thing about a coffee table book, you can dip in and out whenever you want, you don’t need to go cover to cover.
Lousie Roe ‘Front Roe’
British born, LA based Roe covers absolutely everything in this book. From fashion and beauty to interiors! It is all written with enthusiasm and encouragement that really falls off the pages. It makes you want to be the leading lady in your life!
Sali Hughes ‘Pretty Honest’
My love for Sali Hughes is no secret. Pretty Honest is a book that I am sure you have all heard of. The debut book from columist, Sali Hughes is brilliant. Pretty Honest is full of informed, researched tips of how to get the most from your beauty products.
Liberty, Lucinda Ganderton and Chrstine Leech ‘The Liberty Book of Simple Sewing’
A bit of a different coffee table book but there is nothing wrong with a little something different, now is there?
Sewing isn’t something I have done in a long while but I still like to flick through this book to get some inspirtation for the sewing that I probably won’t do for a good 6 months. The Liberty book of Simple Sewing is full of beautiful photographs and ideas for things to make.
Sali Hughes ‘Pretty Iconic’
Another Sali Hughes book. What can I say, she is too fab not to be featured twice! Unlike Pretty Honest, Pretty Iconic is about iconic products through the years. From Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair to Matey bubble bath.
What are your favourite coffee table books?