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Don’t Put Your Coffee on These Coffee Table Books

June 10, 2014

This week is my week off between jobs and I must admit — I would be a great stay-at-home mom. Minus the kids.  

I’ve accomplished so many things already this week — from organizing closets to finally going to the best Tempe dentist to polishing off a bottle of malbec and some false teeth information for dad, I checked off many things from my long to-do list. The last one was my favorite. I’m sure you are shocked. 

As I continue to be extremely OCD in preparation for Wilson’s and my big move, I’ve noticed just how many books I’ve collected over the past few years to use as decoration. They are damn everywhere! In fact, I may have gone a bit overboard with the amount of beautiful books I have scattered throughout the house — especially because now I haven’t the slightest idea where we will put them in our new TEENY apartment — but they really do make me happy. So much so that I wanted to share my favorites with you, some of which I got at a great discount, too.

In no particular order…

Living in Style -- Barnes and Noble

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Ah Rachel Zoe, how I love thee. She is such a badass and I adore everything she does, including her new home interiors book, Living in Style. It’s bananas

The Welcoming House by Jane Schwab and Cindy Smith

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Southern interior decorating extraordinaires Jane Schwab and Cindy Smith of Circa Interiors in Charlotte, NC, penned this elegant book, The Welcoming House — The Art of Living GraciouslyOne of my good friends works for Jane at Circa and scored me a signed copy. I’ve got friends in HIGH places. 

At Home -- Suzanne Rheinstein

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My sister gave me this gorgeous book by Suzanne Rheinstein and it graces my coffee table with a few others. It’s a beautiful book indeed.

Alexa Hampton The Language of Interior Design

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Another beautiful one that I purchased on Gilt Groupe.

The Southerner's Handbook by Garden & Gun

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Wilson’s parents gave this to him for Christmas this past year and I was so excited. What’s mine is mine and what’s his is ours, right?  Garden & Gun’s Southerner’s Handbook: A Guide to Living the Good Life is the good stuff — not only does it look fantastic on our living room shelf, it also gives myriad ways for How to Speak SouthernEven Southerners need a reminder from time to time, too. 

A Privileged Life

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I bought this one in NYC on a work trip. A bit pretentious for sure, but I really loved the lady’s outfit and expression. It’s like she’s up to something, and I want to know what that something is.

The Joy of Life The Idyllic in French Art

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I found this book in a tiny no-name book store in New Orleans a few months ago, and loved the color of the cover and the painting on the front. I am certainly no art buff by any means, but still loved this book anyway.

Happy Tuesday everyone! It is Tuesday, right?

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  • Reply Allison June 10, 2014 at 2:50 pm

    Looove a good coffee table book! Sounds like you don’t need any more to add to your collection, but, do yourself a favor and read this blog/order her book: elementsofstyleblog.com

    • Reply Anna June 11, 2014 at 10:35 am

      Oh I love that blog and have been meaning to order that book! She is fantastic. Thanks so much for stopping by Allison!

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