No coffee table is complete without a stack of beautiful books that encourage you to flick through on a lazy Sunday morning, or for your guests to enjoy. In addition to providing pages of inspirational words and amazing imagery, books often double as timeless home decor. We’ve selected five of our favourites right now, spanning travel, interior design, photography and fashion…
Ward Roberts: Courts 02
Photographer Ward Roberts has found a specific niche documenting sporting courts. His first book, Courts 01 gained him a cult following, with his images being circulated and shared thousands of times online. His signature style is light, with soft pastel colours and a focus on graphic shapes and details. This is one of those coffee table books that will have you entranced for hours, soaking up the dreamy imagery.
Writer and stylist Natalie Walton embarked on a journey to meet homeowners across the world, visiting fifteen homes to try to answer the question – is there something universal that makes us happy in our homes? The book focuses on creating authentic homes based on personal values and is filled with stunning photography, stories and practical advice.
Gestalten – Wanderlust: Hiking On Legendary Trails
This book by Gestalten is filled with striking photos from hiking trails across the globe. There’s also maps and handy information about the locations for anyone looking to follow in their footsteps and embark on the trails in the book. Add this to your collection of coffee table books, and travel from Japan to Norway without ever leaving your sofa.
Giuseppe Santamaria -Men In This Town: Alone In A Crowd
Giuseppe Santamaria’s first two books, Men in this Town and Women in this Town were a huge success, where he captured candid street shots of stylish people. His new book, Men In This Town: Alone In A Crowd is a collection of striking photos of dapper men from cities around the world. You’ll find a mix of classic tailoring, right through to eclectic individuality.
Gray Malin is a photographer with a distinctly bright, positive style. His works often feature interesting bursts of colour and unique perspectives on the world. His new book, Escape, features exuberant scenes from his travels across eleven countries, capturing images of iconic beaches such as Byron Bay, the snow-capped mountains of Colorado and the iconic Central Park in New York to name a few.