coffee table books for her.

My go to gift for my mom has always been a coffee table book. Until recently, I never understood why she loved them so much. I think I’m getting old. I adore coffee table books.

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Below are some that are a perfect Christmas gift for that special woman in your life: your mom, grandma, sister, best friend, cousin. If they like fashion, interiors or travel — you are sure to find one below she will love!

Grace: A Memoir — Buy it here.

This is the memoir of Grace Coddington — Grace is a former model and the creative director of Vogue magazine. Beautiful. Willful. Charming. Blunt. Grace Coddington’s extraordinary talent and fierce dedication to her work as creative director of Vogue have made her an international icon.

grace coddington

Fifty Dresses That Changed the World. Buy it here.

Filled with pages of beautiful clothes, and the famous faces (and bodies) that put them on the world stage -including Wallis Simpson, Jackie Kennedy, Twiggy and Cher and, of course, Princess Di-this fun volume shares fascinating appraisals of what gave the 50 most important garments their iconic status.

dresses book

In Vogue: An Illustrated History of the World’s Most Famous Fashion Magazine. Buy it here.

In Vogue is illustrated with hundreds of covers and archival interiors of past Vogue editions, featuring the work of some of the twentieth century’s most respected artists, cover illustrators, and photographers.


Chanel: The Vocabulary of Style. Buy it here.

Gabrielle Bonheur “Coco” Chanel (1883-1971) was undoubtedly the most influential fashion designer of the 20th century. Her clothes and accessories have remained perennially chic, and her legendary fashion house continues to exert a powerful sway over today’s designers. Jérôme Gautier tells the story of Chanel’s iconic style through hundreds of images, many taken by the leading lights of fashion photography.


Vogue: The Covers. Buy it here.

Vogue: The Covers chronicles the extraordinary images that have reflected—and transformed—the world of style for more than 120 years. More than 300 of the most beautiful, provocative, and fashion-forward covers ever produced are highlighted alongside the history and stories behind the covers themselves.


The Perfectly Imperfect Home: How to Decorate and Live Well. Buy it here.

Over the years, founding editor in chief of domino magazine Deborah Needleman has seen all kinds of rooms, with all kinds of furnishings. Her conclusion: It’s not hard to create a relaxed, stylish, and comfortable home. Just a few well-considered items can completely change the feel of your space, and The Perfectly Imperfect Home reveals them all.

She uses cute language such as the term ‘jollifier’, a sentimental object that spreads a little joy every time you cast your eye upon it.

perfectly imperfect home

Charlotte Moss Decorates: The Art of Creating Elegant and Inspired Rooms. Buy it here.

Moss’s design philosophy of “couture living” describes her preference for gracefully curated spaces in which one is meant to live, enjoy, and entertain.

moss cover

Domino: The Book of Decorating. Buy it here.

The editors take readers room by room, tapping the best ideas from domino magazine and culling insights from their own experiences. With an eye to making design accessible and exciting, this book demystifies the decorating process and provides the tools for making spaces that are personal, functional and fabulous.

The cover of this book is de Gournay’s wallpaper pattern “Portobello” on dyed silk in the below photo.


Paris in Color — Buy it here.

One of my friends gave me this as part of our wedding gift and I LOVE it. All photographs are of the distinctive details of Paris, all arranged by color. Simply beautiful.

paris in color

Have a great weekend and Happy Christmas shopping!

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  1. Coffee table books are literally my favorite thing!! I have collected probably many more than a 22 year old should, but they’re the best 🙂 I love your suggestions! Hope to see you soon xoxo


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