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These Coffee Table Books Are the Perfect Holiday Gift for 2022

lifestyle, these coffee table books are the perfect holiday gift for 2022

It is said that you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover. But for the design-minded bibliophile, a drab coffee table book exterior is the unfulfilled potential of paper and words. Think glossy thick pages, gold foil lettering, and multi-volume tomes. And as the gift-giving season kicks off, we’ve rounded up this year’s 53 design books, hot off the presses, that are their own kind of shelf bling. Whether you’re a maximalist or a minimalist, a fashionista or globe-trotter, here are the standout publications bound to delight, entertain, and inform any kind of reader—and doing so with fabulous flair both inside and out.

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AphroChic: Celebrating the Legacy of the Black Family Home

$35.00

Sixteen tours thrillingly document Black homes in Bryan Mason and Jeanine Hays’s Aphrochic (Clarkson Potter), at once a rousing celebration of Black homeownership and a salient reminder of the obstacles that many still face.

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Jean-Louis Deniot: Destinations

$52.99

ELLE DECOR A-List designer Jean-Louis Deniot, whose own home in Île de Ré, France, was featured recently in ELLE DECOR, takes readers around the world to visit some of his jaw-dropping designs, from Morocco to Paris—and aboard a private jet.

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3) Inside: At Home with Great Designers

$48.51

Inside: At Home with Great Designers takes readers into the homes of some of the industry’s top talents, including Miles Redd, David Kaihoi, Brigette Romanek, and Sophie Dries.

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15) Suzanne Kasler: Edited Style

$49.94

In Suzanne Kasler: Edited Style, the Atlanta-based designer shares a trove of new design projects, including her own newly designed home.

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7) Parisian by Design: Interiors by David Jimenez

$51.15

Do as the French do! In Parisian by Design, designer David Jimenez gives readers tips and tricks for establishing the effortless Parisian chic that sets the standard for many design obsessives.

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6) Inside Milan

$80.00

Go Inside Milan with Nicolò Castellini Baldissera, whose exclusive tours offer readers a master class in color, style, and considered collection.

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BOLD: The Interiors of Drake/Anderson

$50.69

In the first book from Jamie Drake and Caleb Anderson, readers are invited to Manhattan apartments, Long Island estates, and homes further afield that display Drake Anderson’s elevated and bold style.

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8) HAY

$49.69

Commemorating the Danish design studio’s 20th anniversary, Hay unpacks the outsize influence of cofounders Mette and Rolf Hay, who’ve turned their devotion to everyday objects into a rich legacy for the masses.

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More is More is More: Today’s Maximalist Interiors

$47.01

Maximalists rejoice! More Is More Is More introduces readers to maximalist interiors by the industry’s leading designers, including Ken Fulk, Brockschmidt & Coleman, and Redd Kaihoi.

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Richard Mishaan Design: Architecture and Interiors

$65.10

In Richard Mishaan Design, the Colombian-born designer reveals his many inspirations through projects as varied as a 400-year-old barn in the Hamptons and a modern glass-walled high-rise in New York City.

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Stephen Sills: A Vision For Design

$53.88

ELLE DECOR Design Titan Stephen Sills’s new book is not to be missed. The book features a bevy of projects across coasts, including the designer’s own home, as well as text by ELLE DECOR A-List designer David Netto and a foreword by Tina Turner.

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12) At the Artisan’s Table

$61.94

At the Artisan’s Table is an absolute feast for the eyes. The book highlights such artisans as Detroit-based metalsmiths Amy Weiks and Gabriel Craig, artist Philip Eglin and his clay figures, the Art Deco designs of Puiforcat, and the marble ceramics by Saint Andre-Perrin, showcasing their work in intricate tablescapes, profiles, and behind-the-scenes shots of their studios and design process.

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13) Island Follies: Romantic Homes of the Bahamas: The Tropical Architecture of Henry Melich

$50.66

Island Follies takes readers around the Caribbean and into the colorful homes designed by the Czech-born architect Henry Melich.

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14) Pop Art Style

$24.00

As part of Assouline’s new Style series (which includes the book Art Deco Style) the new Pop Art Style highlights the art movement from Andy Warhol to furniture to inspiring interiors created over the last 60 years.

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15) Venice: A Private Invitation

$65.75

Take a tour around the City of Water with author Servane Giol and photographer Mattia Aquila as some of Venice’s chicest residents throw open the doors to their palazzi and allow us to peek inside.

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The Elegant Life: Rooms That Welcome and Inspire

$53.18

Alex Papachristidis gathers his dazzling interiors and popular, Insta-famous tablescapes for his first book, a glimpse of The Elegant Life.

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Shingle and Stone: Thomas Kligerman Houses

$63.95

ELLE DECOR A-List architect Tom Kligerman’s manifold influences are on display in this enlightening full-career monograph, showing how the architect’s upbringing in and passion for the American Southwest and New England have led to a practice that marries the finest attributes of both in his single-family homes.

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18) The Ultimate Bath

$51.15

The cofounder of Waterworks curates inspiring bathrooms created by a who’s who of ELLE DECOR A-List designers including Nickey Kehoe, Miles Redd, and Brigette Romanek.

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The Layered Interior

$37.01

Designer Greg Natale displays his layered approach to design showing the power of combining vintage and contemporary, color and pattern, into making some of Australia’s most sophisticated homes.

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20) Patina Modern: A Guide to Designing Warm, Timeless Interiors

$36.94

Magazine veterans Pilar Guzmán and Chris Mitchell open up their homes to share with readers their design process, which they call patina modern. The philosophy is simple and memorable: oak, brass, leather, rinse repeat. As the authors and self-taught decorators write, “We want our rooms to feel like lanterns, both within and when viewed from afar.”

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21) Workshop/APD Homes: Architecture, Interiors, and the Spaces Between

$48.09

In their first-ever monograph, Andrew Kotchen and Matt Berman of Workshop/APD exhibit their talent for balancing architecture and design through an array of impressive projects, from a Manhattan apartment to a Nantucket compound.

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22) Deeda Blair: Food, Flowers, & Fantasy

$55.80

You’re invited to the home and world of hostess and style icon Deeda Blair, who with author Deborah Needleman and photographer Ngoc Minh Ngo, has assembled menus, recipes, and tablescapes together in a remarkable tribute to a famed entertainer.

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23) Listening to Clay: Conversations with Contemporary Japanese Ceramic Artists

$60.45

Listening to Clay introduces readers to over 20 contemporary Japanese ceramists and dealers through conversations that cover how artists work and what inspires them.

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24) At Home in the Cotswolds: Secrets of English Country House Style

$55.80

English country style is on full display in this collection dedicated to the homes of the Cotswolds. Classic and chic, these retreats include cozy farmhouses, cottages, and a variety of inspiring estates.

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17) Romancing the Home: Stylish Interiors for a Modern Lifestyle

$44.41

In his first monograph, designer Stewart Manger takes readers on a tour of his at-once playful and refined point of view, one honed by stints working with leading New York interior designers.

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26) American Modern Home: Jacobsen Architecture + Interiors

$69.75

In a new book that speaks volumes, father and son Hugh and Simon Jacobsen offer stunning examples of their low-key and sophisticated American homes.

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27) Under the Sun: Around the World in 21 Houses

$48.99

Photographer Roland Beaufre delivers on the promise of this debut book’s title, with glimpses into stunning and secluded homes from the Caribbean to Morocco to Thailand and 18 places in between.

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Caren Rideau: Kitchen Designer, Vintner, Entertaining at Home

$72.00

The designer (and vintner!) Caren Rideau goes behind some of her most lust-worthy projects and shares her recipes and entertaining how-tos.

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Occasions to Celebrate: Cooking and Entertaining with Style

$41.63

Atlanta-born Alex Hitz collected more than 100 recipes that marry traditional Southern and French meals that are perfect for a weeknight dinner or for an extravagant holiday feast.

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30) At the Table of La Fortezza: The Enchantment of Tuscan Cooking from the Lunigiana Region

$37.49

Welcome to La Fortezza, the medieval fortress (previously featured in ELLE DECOR) in Lunigiana, Italy, where author and stylist Annette Joseph has been exploring authentic and traditional recipes enriched by Tuscany’s unequaled orchards, gardens, and vineyards.

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31) The Little Theater of Vincent Darré

$49.08

Peek inside the mind of Vincent Darré in this whimsical collection of the French designer’s illustrations and photos, from fancy-free drawings for Vogue to the charming interior renderings of the Ritz Paris.

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32) New York Art Deco: Birds, Beasts & Blooms

$38.93

New York Art Deco makes the case for the city’s status as the world’s capital for design’s most deliciously flamboyant period, with examples ranging from Manhattan’s Empire State and Chrysler buildings to lesser known treasures in Brooklyn and the Bronx.

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33) Ghetto Gastro Presents Black Power Kitchen

$28.49

This cookbook from the Bronx-based culinary group is a trip into the authors’ heritage and experience, exploring the history and flavor of Black food and the thriving communities which support and create it.

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34) Patterns, Inside the Design Library

$57.89

Patterns takes inspiration-seekers inside the Design Library’s archives to showcase a vast collection of different patterns and textiles. Prepare for the urge to reupholster all your furniture.

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35) Objects of Desire

$65.00

As she prepared to evacuate her Los Angeles home due to wildfires, Maria Hummer-Tuttle was forced to make a split-second decision: What would she take with her? The items, it turned out, weren’t practical but ones that sparked memories and joy. Her resulting book is an ode to the objects and mementos she loves across her three houses, from a diminutive Yayoi Kusama pumpkin to seashells collected on beach strolls.

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36) Shigeru Ban: Timber in Architecture

$69.75

As the world and the design industry grapples with how to lessen our impact on the planet and its resources, the work of Pritzker Prize–winning architect Shigeru Ban, a proponent of the use of humble materials like wood and cardboard in architecture, has never felt more relevant or necessary. This book features more than 50 important projects of Ban’s design.

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Extraordinary Interiors

$55.47

In her third book, ELLE DECOR A-List designer Suzanne Tucker takes us inside her most recent work across the globe, including a Hudson Valley home for the Hearst family. The book also includes projects in the Bay Area, a Montana retreat, and Tucker’s own Montecito, California, abode.

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38) Ted Kennedy Watson’s Guide to Stylish Entertaining

$34.88

Ted Watson, whose home goods store Watson Kennedy has become a shopping destination in the Pacific Northwest, shares his inspirations and guide to entertaining stylishly. The book includes elegant tablescapes, exquisite recipes, and even tips on how to elevate ordering pizzas in, all the while highlighting his belief that the beauty of entertaining exists in gathering the people you love.

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39) Japanese Interiors

$74.35

This new tome takes us inside 28 homes that epitomize the best of Japanese design, from seaside perches to clever urban abodes to traditional dwellings. You’ll also get a tour of homes designed by some of Japan’s most celebrated architects, including Frank Lloyd Wright disciple Arata Endo, Olympic stadium designer Kengo Kuma, and many more.

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G: Forever Green

$79.05

Call us green with envy. Interior designer Carlos Mota has devoted an entire book to his passion for the color green, leading readers on a romp through history, style, and design that captures the kaleidoscopic potential of green.

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Montecito Style: Paradise on California’s Gold Coast

$60.45

Celebrated photographer Firooz Zahedi opens the doors to 20 homes in glamorous Montecito, California. Featured projects include the house of interior designer John Saladino as well as Zahedi’s own home.

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42) Beyond the Canyon: Inside Epic California Homes

$60.45

With this sun-soaked new book, acclaimed photographer and ELLE DECOR contributor Roger Davies has written a love letter to the homes of California’s Gold Coast. The tome, Davies’ first, includes breathtaking residences by Frank Gehry, Tadao Ando, and more.

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43) For the Love of White: The White and Neutral Home

$29.99

In Chrissie Rucker’s follow-up book The Art of Living with White, the founder of the popular home and clothing brand the White Company elevates the beauty of designing a home entirely in white through 10 different projects. The book is separated by seasons, showing that white is much more than a warm-weather color.

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44) Cathy B. Graham: Full Bloom

$41.85

Both instruction and inspiration, Cathy B. Graham’s Full Bloom offers a fanciful and practical guide to arranging flowers for any kind of occasion.

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A Kind of Magic: The Kaleidoscopic World of Luke Edward Hall

$55.88

Enter the universe of illustrator and designer Luke Edward Hall with his collection of drawings, paintings, and memorabilia dedicated to the designer’s singular and magical style.

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46) The Art of Anthropologie

$60.45

The Art of Anthropologie gives readers a glimpse into the 20-year evolution of the famed brick-and-mortar and online store Anthropologie. The book gives readers a behind-the-scenes look into the making of the eye-catching and intricate window and shop displays (often made with everyday objects like clothespins, cardboard, tea bags, and paintbrushes) that have graced the windows and stores for years.

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47) Knole: A Private View of One of Britain’s Great Houses

$60.45

This book is perfect for any Anglophile. Readers get a glimpse inside the 600-year-old Knole estate, a sprawling country house located in Kent, England, that began its life as an archbishop’s residence. Famed English decorator and photographer Ashley Hicks documents the house’s many treasures with his astute designer’s eye.

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48) Currently Classic: Jonathan Rachman Design

$55.15

If you love color, then this book is calling your name. Currently Classic takes readers into the colorful homes and projects by Indonesia-born, San Francisco–based designer Jonathan Rachman.

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49) Palm Beach Living

$75.00

You’re invited to the homes of one of America’s most exclusive islands. Experience all the tropical splendor of Palm Beach, where legendary interior designers have left their colorful mark on bungalows, mansions, and homes in between.

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50) Pentagram: Living by Design (pre-order)

£180.00

The inimitable graphic design company Pentagram, whose work has included Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign logo, the opening credits of Saturday Night Live, album covers, and even the Slack logo, is celebrating its 50th anniversary in Living by Design. The two-volume set includes essays from Pentagram partners and a vast collection of work from the past 50 years, which has done more than its share to define our visual culture.

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51) Together at the Table: Entertaining at Home with the Creators of Juliska

$43.72

This personal and lively tribute to the fine art of entertainment comes courtesy of the founders of Juliska, whose glassware and ceramics elevate any table—and every page.

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