The Coffee Table Books Every Interior Design Obsessive Needs
You could argue that the coffee table is one of the most underrated pieces of furniture in our homes. Not necessarily for its purpose, but for what it symbolises. For many of us, it's the centrepiece of relaxation, often housing our favourite flowers, and keepsakes from our travels. But another common feature is the tomes we love to religiously flip through, or have even just placed there as a signpost, reminding us to live an inspired life. So, in the hopes of helping you curate perfect coffee table Feng Shui, we have selected seven interior design books for every type of Australian décor obsessive.
From tiny shacks to minimalist inner-city lofts, each book specialises in niche interior design tastes, which you're sure to love no matter what category you fit into. Find your perfect match below and shop our top style picks.
For the coastal dreamers
From Australia to Japan and shacks in-between, Surf Shack explores the homes of the ocean devout, who have taken their love for the sea and incorporated the laid-back way of life into their homes. Nina Freudenberger has curated the epitomes of beach shack living, making you want to pack your bags and initiate a sea change, stat.
For the vintage lovers
It's Beautiful Here by Megan Morton and Brooke Holme ( $60 ) ($44)
Megan Morton takes us on an interior journey far and wide with enviable heirs of dream estates to renters spanning the globes from Adelaide to New York. As you flip each glossy page, you find quirky details and vintage finds all combining to create inspirational spaces that create non-stop beautiful moments.
for admirers of rustic charm
Shelter celebrates Australians and their ability to create beautiful, lived-in spaces that beckon warm tea and a blanket on the sofa. As a must-loved Australian photographer, Kara Rosenlund has travelled the beaten tracks to find humblest and most inviting homes—tin roofs and weathered gates included.
for the minimalists
for french idealists
The notion of Parisian charm is far-reaching, with many trying to nail French It girl style, hair, and interior accomplishments. Catherine Synave takes us French-obsessed inside the homes of some of the most prestigious homes of Paris creatives, influencers, and respected artists, showing us how they really style their abodes.
for the forward planners
The Forever House by Cameron Bruhn and Katelin Butler ( $70 ) ($56)
Perfect for new home owners, this book celebrates 23 Australian dwellings that were specifically designed to stand the test of time, and grow along with a growing family. Flexible, timeless, and authentic were some of the key tenants that these homes were judged against in order to make the cut.
For the naturalists
Hide and Seek by S.Borges, S. Ehmann, and Robert Klanten ( $120 ) ($71)
The dream for a secret getaway far from the cityscape is a common one, and that's what makes Hide and Seek's cabin selection such a satisfying one. In each hut is furniture and décor that offers their owners an exceptional, yet convenient way of escaping from their urban routines.
Opening images: The Chriselle Factor and Oak Interior Design.