7 Interior Design Books That Double as Decor

In honor of National Read a Book Day!

Confession time: I'm completely obsessed with my collection of coffee table books. I've spent hours arranging them by subject and color to make sure my bookshelves look as perfect as possible. And any time one of the tomes looks slightly askew you better believe I'm fixing it within seconds. 

That's the great thing about coffee table books though, after you're done actually reading them, they can become an integral part of your design scheme. So in honor of National Read a Book Day —  September 6th — I rounded up a few of my favorite interior design coffee table books that will not only inspire your own decor, but look absolutely lovely on display as well. Whether you're partial to curating a collection of books in similar shades, or just want a few statment volumes to your side tables pop, these picks are sure to please.

1: Living With Pattern 

By Rebecca Atwood; $21.76; amazon.com

2: The Finer Things

By Christiane Lemieux; $38.95; amazon.com

3: Dream Decor

By Will Taylor; $23.37; amazon.com

4: The New Bohemians: Cool and Collected Homes

By Justina Blakeney; $24.81; amazon.com

5: Vern Yip's Design Wise

By Vern Yip; $23.82; amazon.com

6: Cupcakes and Cashmere at Home

By Emily Schuman; $15.11; amazon.com

7: Home



By Ellen DeGeneres; $23.79; amazon.com

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