Wednesday, August 29, 2012

5 Book Vignettes That Have Me Going Gaga

Let's be honest.  Coffee table books are for aesthetic pleasure.  Sure, they are fun to read and flip through, but only as a secondary purpose.  Their primary purpose is decoration, of course!  I am always drawn to vignettes that include interesting coffee table books, and today I wanted to share 5 of my favorites.

1.) Jamie Meares, of Furbish Studio and iSuwannee, never fails to create playful, bold spaces full of color and pattern.  The next 2 vignettes were designed by her. I love this stack of coffee table books she stores on top of a stool, with an antique bust as a topper.  The look feels very relaxed and strewn together, yet oh so chic.

Talk about a delicious coffee table.  A leopard tray with stacks of books, jewels, and flowers looks perfectly lived in and curated at the same time. 

Kelly of Fabulous K shared her office yesterday on La Dolce Vita.  The femininity and playfulness of her office made me long for a place of my own to get creative.  What I really loved was her shelves full of mementos and photos, as well as pretty coffee table books.  That Tashen's New York book has been on my list for some time now.  How gorgeous are the colors in her shelves?

L'Wren Scott shared her Paris escape that she shares with Mick Jagger in Vogue last April- and what had me gawking was, you guessed it, her coffee table.  The vintage books hold sentimental value for her, and the costume mask layed across them here gives off a very Parisian feel.

5.) Chassity Evans of Look Linger Love created a gorgeous vignette in her entryway.  Although she did utilize coffee table books in the mix, it's really the artwork that draws my eye. I love that she chose to lay three pieces grouped together against the wall, rather than hanging them up.  It gives a relaxed, curated vibe to the space, don't you think?

Do you love them as much as me?  Honestly, I could stare at these 5 all day. 
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