18 Luxury Coffee Table Books  

In the ever-evolving realm of interior design and lifestyle aesthetics, coffee table books have emerged as not just decorative accents but gateways to curated worlds of inspiration, knowledge, and visual delight. These oversized tomes, strategically placed atop living room tables, serve as more than just reading material; they are a testament to personal style and interests, sparking conversations and adding a touch of sophistication to any space. Here are some of the best coffee table books.


1Copacabana Palace: Where Rio Starts by Francisca Mattéoli

Copacabana Palace Where Rio Starts by Francisca Mattéoli

This sumptuous book tells the legendary story of the Copacabana Palace Hotel, from its extraordinary beginnings to the contemporary and stylish destination that it is today. Themed chapters and exquisite photography explore how the hotel has been a part of Rio de Janeiro life for 100 years – from its opening in 1923, when there were few other buildings in the area, to the golden age of Hollywood glamour, the extraordinary free concert on Copacabana Beach given by the Rolling Stones in 2006, and beyond.

Affectionately dubbed ‘the Copa’ by cariocas (locals) and guests alike, the hotel is famous for events such as the Carnival balls in February and the celebrations at New Year’s Eve, when everyone flocks to Copacabana Beach. Capturing the magic of one of the world’s most fabulous destinations, this book is a story of people and a culture – of both old-world elegance and contemporary flamboyance.


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2Louis Vuitton: Virgil Abloh (Classic Balloon Cover)

Louis Vuitton Virgil Abloh

When Virgil Abloh made his debut for Louis Vuitton in June 2018, it marked a groundbreaking moment in fashion history. The latest addition to the Classics Collection, Louis Vuitton: Virgil Abloh celebrates the designer’s genre-defying creativity both on and off the runway. Showcasing over 250 strikingly iconic images and personal reflections from Abloh’s inner circle, including Nigo, Naomi Campbell, Luka Sabbat, Kendall Jenner and Kid Cudi, this book offers the definitive record of a partnership that redefined dress codes and fashion vocabulary. Made in Italy, the Classics collection editions come in two different silk hardcover options.


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3Delicious Places: New Food Culture, Restaurants, and Interiors

Delicious Places New Food Culture, Restaurants and Interiors

Restaurants, cafés, and bars are transforming into places where entire concepts are evolving to create whole new experiences for eaters. They offer a unique experience that starts the moment you set foot in the door and spans from the interiors to the branding, and behind the scenes to the supply chains and sustainable procedures. Take a seat at the table and feast your senses one by one.


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4James Bond Destinations

James Bond Destinations

In 1962, James Bond made his debut on the big screen in Dr. No, setting a cinematic standard as the globetrotting secret agent 007. From London to Jamaica and beyond, Bond’s adventures have spanned the world, taking audiences to over a hundred real-life locations in the past six decades.

In the early to mid-1960s, when international travel was a rarity, Bond films captivated audiences, igniting dreams of glamorous vacations and solidifying the franchise as a trusted guide to adventure. Barbara Broccoli, daughter of the original Bond producer, recalls how her father aimed to transport people on magical adventures.

As travel became more accessible, the Bond experience evolved to stay ahead. Producers like Michael G. Wilson found new, unseen locations or transformed well-known places into spectacular settings, ensuring each Bond film continued to deliver the thrill of exploration.


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5Cartier: The Impossible Collection

Cartier The Impossible Collection

One of the world’s premier luxury jewelers since the nineteenth century, Cartier evokes a world of artistry and beauty, a legacy of unequaled prestige. By 1909, Cartier was the first international jeweler of its time, with boutiques in Paris, London and New York, and warrants as official supplier to many royal courts.

The neoclassical delicacy of the Garland style, the stylized geometrics of Art Deco, the iconic creations by legendary creative director Jeanne Toussaint, the evolutions of the Panther and Tutti Frutti motifs: Each new Cartier collection draws on wide-ranging esthetic inspirations, seeking to illustrate beauty in novel and unexpected forms. This handcrafted Ultimate Collection volume features engaging texts revealing the stories behind the creation of 100 of Cartier’s most stunning and innovative objects and jewels.


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6Axel Vervoordt: Portraits of Interiors

Portraits of Interiors is a book about the oasis of home and includes seventeen projects in America, Belgium, England, France, Italy, and Spain, as well as Axel Vervoordt Company’s first work in India, Russia, and Japan.

The book’s guiding concepts are seeking a universal spirit of life and the emotional feeling of oneness that a home can provide. Through 320 pages, the images, and text explore the search for an equilibrium between architecture, art, and nature to create the environment of home in which people make the difference.


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7Ralph Lauren: In His Own Fashion

Ralph Lauren In His Own Fashion

From the author of Dressing the Man the seminal tome on men’s fashion, comes the illustrated biography of Ralph Lauren. Alan Flusser’s book looks at the life of the iconic American designer through the lens of fashion and cultural impact. This high-level, yet intimate, reflection on the life and work of Ralph Lauren shows how a young boy from the Bronx created one of the most recognised brands in American fashion.


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8The Unforgettable Maharajas

The Unforgettable Maharajas

This luxurious book is a documentation, in photographs, of the maharajas of India: undoubtedly one of the greatest anachronisms of the 20th century. Among them were enlightened rulers and profligate princes, saints and scoundrels, heroes and cowards, sadists and boors, charmers and eccentrics. In the eyes of their people, however, they had the divine right to rule and they left the stamp of an unmistakable aura of majesty. A comprehensive collection of historical photographs from princely India, this is also the largest selection of royal pictures in any one book. 


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9African Adventures: The Greatest Safari on Earth by Aline Coquelle

African Adventures The Greatest Safari on Earth by Aline Coquelle

Embark on a magical journey into the African wilderness and be forever transformed. Witness the awe-inspiring interactions of lioness and her cubs or an elephant calf learning to use its trunk and be amazed at the natural wonders of Africa.

Learn about the rich artistic heritage of each country and meet the most talented contemporary artists, conservationists, and designers, weaving a colorful cultural tapestry of the region’s indigenous powerful culture. Reconnect with the collective humanity through the pages of African Adventures and be inspired to do good. Share your experiences and inspire others to join you on this amazing journey. Let African Adventures be your guide to the greatest safari on earth.


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10Slim Aarons: La Dolce Vita

Slim Aarons La Dolce Vita

This lavish fourth volume in Abrams’ Slim Aarons collection revels in this photographer’s decades-long love affair with Italy. From breathtaking aerials of the Sicilian countryside to intimate portraits of celebrities and high society taken in magnificent villas, Slim Aarons: La Dolce Vita captures the essence of “the good life.”

Slim Aarons first visited Italy as a combat photographer during World War II and later moved to Rome to shoot for Life magazine, yet even after relocating to New York, he would return to Italy almost every year for the rest of his life. The images collected here document the aristocracy, cultural elite, and beautiful people, such as Marcello Mastroianni, Ursula Andress, Joan Fontaine, and Tyrone Power, who lived la dolce vita in Italy’s most fabulous places during the last 50 years.


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11The White Company : For the Love of White 

The White Company, For the Love of White: Chrissie Rucker

“Whether you live in a tiny city apartment, a rambling country cottage or an elegant townhouse, For the Love of White offers the definitive guide to creating a home with white and neutral tones. Published in celebration of The White Company’s 25th anniversary, we are excited to share this book, written by our founder, Chrissie. This beautifully photographed edition presents some of our favourite homes, showcasing three distinct interior styles – town, country and coastal – and also has lots of simple and clever styling tips to help you make a house a home.” – The White Company. 


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12Capri Dolce Vita : Cesare Cunaccia

assouline Capri Dolce Vita

Capri, a resort island dating back to the height of the Roman Empire, has long been an extraordinary destination full of ancient charm. Cherished by everyone from physician Axel Munthe, who recommended its clean air to his patients as a cure for bronchitis; to film director Jean-Luc Godard as the setting for his 1963 film Contempt; to literary icons, celebrities, poets, and the jet set, Capri boasts a rich Mediterranean spirit and style that encompasses a wealth of beauty, from gardens to villas to caves to the people walking in the lively Piazzetta, where cars are prohibited and the island’s playful attitude runs rampant. Capri Dolce Vita is a look at this fabled corner of the world through the ages and a celebration of paradise on earth.


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13Palm Beach: Aerin Lauder

Palm Beach Aerin Lauder jpg

In this splendid volume, longtime resident and Palm Beach social fixture Aerin Lauder takes us through her Palm Beach. From favourite restaurants like Nandos and Renatos, to favourite houses like La Follia and Villa Artemis, she takes us to the elite shopping of Worth Avenue and the scenic walkways of the Lake Worth trail, all the while relating to us the histories, faces, and places that have become so identified with Palm Beach.


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14In Bibi’s Kitchen

In Bibi's Kitchen book

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15 Soho House : Eat Drink Nap – Bringing the House Home 

Soho House Eat Drink Nap Bringing the House Home 

Packed with interior design tips, recipes and more, Eat, Drink, Nap shows you to how to take a slice of Soho House home. From cooking classic roast chicken, to shaking the perfect Soho Mule, to choosing the right sofa for your sitting room, our experts share their secrets for contemporary living the Soho House way. The 300-page book, with a foreword by Nick and new images from leading food and interiors photographers, is our guide to Soho House’s style.


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16Chanel: The Impossible Collection

Chanel The Impossible Collection


The house of Chanel represents modern fashion. Under its founder, the style of the modern woman was invented, through the image of Gabrielle Chanel herself. She dressed women to be free, and her emancipated clothes reflected the shifting landscape of society. Her designs fundamentally affected what we wear, and how we wear it.

This book is a literary museum exhibition, a curated selection of 100 iconic and signature looks of the house of Chanel, from the timeless Little Black Dress to the impeccably simple tweed suit, the apothecary-style perfume bottle, two-tone pumps, abundant strands of faux pearls and stones, and diamond-quilted leather handbag, from Mademoiselle’s revolutionary designs to Karl Lagerfeld’s unexpected and even irreverent variations on her original codes.


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17National Geographic Remembering Diana: A Life in Photographs

National Geographic Remembering Diana A Life in Photographs


Commemorating the twentieth anniversary of the tragic death of Diana, Princess of Wales, this exquisite coffee table book with a foreword by best-selling author Tina Brown celebrates the life of one of the most iconic women in the world. Published to commemorate the twentieth anniversary of Diana’s death, this richly illustrated book is a beautiful ode to one of the world’s most beloved women.

For the millions who adored the People’s Princess, this lavish book celebrates Diana Spencer’s life in pictures. Page after page of inside photos from the legendary National Geographic archives document the royal’s most memorable moments in the spotlight; a luminous, personal remembrance by Diana friend and biographer Tina Brown adds context and nuance to a poignant life twenty years after her tragic death.


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18Architectural Digest at 100: A Century of Style

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. The editors have delved into the archives and culled years of rich material covering a range of subjects.

Ranging freely between present and past, the book features the personal spaces of dozens of private celebrities like Barack and Michelle Obama, David Bowie, Truman Capote, David Hockney, Michael Kors, and Diana Vreeland, and includes the work of top designers and architects like Frank Gehry, David Hicks, India Mahdavi, Peter Marino, John Fowler, Renzo Mongiardino, Oscar Niemeyer, Axel Vervoordt, Frank Lloyd Wright, and Elsie de Wolfe.


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