Top 5: Coffee Table Books - agos - co

Top 5: Coffee Table Books

Interior Design & Styling by Jospeh Dirand



If you stumbled across our latest journal entry, '5 Ways To Spruce Up Your Coffee Table,' you would have noticed we repeatedly mentioned the phrase 'stack of books' throughout the entire guide. We strongly feel that your coffee table display says a lot about the homeowner and their interests. Therefore, every homeowner is unique, and every decorative object, book, and colour choice is exclusive to them.

Coffee table books have shifted into a versatile decoration when styling your home. They are clever accessories that will help elevate objects, help fill in spaces, and help express your interests throughout your entire house. As you may already know, coffee table books aren't necessarily limiting to just your coffee table; they can be displayed on console tables, bedside tables, ottomans, desks, etc.

Although it's easy to assume that finding a coffee table book is simple, sometimes it can be quite tricky and challenging. We recommend a few things to consider when selecting your coffee table books; choose a book with a hardcover that is of a substantial size with a bit of weight to it, and most importantly, ask yourself the question, does this book interest me?


We share with you our Top 5 favourites of the month:




Joseph Dirand: Interior

One of our favourites, the Parisian Architect and Interior Designer, Joseph Dirand, shares his first monograph. Distinguished for designing interiors that fuse minimalism with classic French style. Joseph Dirand is known to weave both minimalism and elegance into a home interior and make it unique that one can easily differentiate his style. The Joseph Dirand: Interior is a 'feast for the eyes and essential for anyone with an interest in interior design.' If you are a lover for interiors and interior architecture, this is the perfect addition to your collection. 




Dior: Christian Dior 1947 - 1957

A 'must-have' classic in the fashion world, this weighty book is the first in a series of books exploring each designer who has endured the creative reigns at the French fashion house, Dior. Curated by the director of Paris' Palais Galliera and Olivier Saillard, it explores Christian Dior's most 'iconic haute couture' creations from 1947-1957 through beautiful photography. Its monochromatic cover will merge into any interior space and compliment its surroundings. 




Thomas Pheasant, Simply Serene

 Award-winning interior designer Thomas Pheasant is best described as "contemporary classical" and simply serene. Pheasant is renowned for his seamless coalition of tradition and the contemporary. His interiors are timeless and fresh while achieving a wonderful sense of harmony and balance. If you are in awe with his content feed, you will not be disappointed with this beautiful read. 





The Kinfolk Home, Interiors for Slow Living


By popular choice, Kinfolk founder Nathan Williams showcases how embracing that ethos of slowing down, simplifying your life, and cultivating community, allows you to create a more considered, beautiful, and intimate living space. The Kinfolk Home takes you on a journey inside 35 homes around the globe, from the United States, Scandinavia, Japan, and beyond. Many have constructed modern urban homes from blueprints, while others nourish their home’s long history. Its prominent heading evokes this very notion of slow living and helps you understand and adapt to this way of living. 





Architectural Digest At 100: A Century Of Style

A rich visual history of Architectural Digest, published for the magazine's 100th anniversary Architectural Digest at 100, celebrates the best from the pages of the international design authority. From the archives, the book features personal spaces of many and various private celebrities like Barack and Michelle Obama, David Bowie, and Michael Kors, to name a few. It comprises the work of renowned designers and architects like Frank Gehry, David Hicks, Peter Marino, John Fowler, Axel Vervoordt, among many others. Also covered are stunning images from the magazine's history by photographers such as Bill Cunningham, Horst P. Horst, Simon Upton, Francois Dischinger, Francois Halard, Julius Shulman, and Oberto Gili. A great, substantial book that makes a statement and educates your readers.  


Coffee tables books are a great addition to your interior space. Their presence leaves an impact on your guests and especially yourself.  

Your books indirectly illustrate who you are

Choose wisely. 

And a full list of our 20 favourite titles, click here!