I don’t know about you but nothing appeals to me more than an intriguing set of coffee table books when I am invited to someone’s home. I am always curious to see someone's book collection and coffee table books are a way of discreetly getting a sneak peek into the interests of your host. They are not only beautiful objects of art but also a visual representation of the owners’ interests as well as a topic for conversation. Coffee Table books have become a way to personalize your home and also make a statement. Whether you are interested in high end fashion photography, have an appreciation for architecture, a jet-setter at heart or a culinary aficionado we have compiled a list of some of the chicest coffee table books around. Take a peek into Architectural Digest's Century of Style where editors have gone on a deep dive into the archives to feature the beautiful spaces of dozens of celebrities such as Truman Capote, Barack and Michelle Obama, Michael Kors etc. Are you dreaming of an Italian summer? Pick up Carlos Souza's Amalfi Coast book with magical images of lemon blossoms, bougainvillea, mountains and Mediterranean sea. Want to make your home feel as chic and members-only as Soho House? Pick up Eat Drink Nap and perfect the art of entertaining. Curate your own individual assortment and place them on your coffee table for the ultimate personal statement and a chic final touch in your home. If you are enjoying this issue feel free to add this month's Staten Island City Lifestyle to your collection and place us on your coffee table this month!
Article by Valerie Bianculli
Originally published in Staten Island City Lifestyle