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What’s On Our Coffee Table: Current Favorite Coffee Table Books

Jan 13, 2021 | By New Darlings

Favorite Coffee Table Books

What’s on our coffee table

It’s been a while since we’ve shared a coffee table book round up and I figured since we’ve been making some small changes to our living room, it was the perfect time to share. With more time at home these days, we’ve really rediscovered some of our favorite books, along with welcoming a few new ones to the mix. Lately we’ve been gravitating towards some peaceful and calming coffee table books focusing on inspiring home decor, plant medicine and beautiful landscapes. Take a look below at what’s currently on our coffee table…

Plant and Design coffee table books

Our favorite coffee table books: January 2021 Edition

Georgia O’Keeffe and Her Houses – O’Keeffe is the queen of the southwest in our eyes. This book takes you through Ghost Ranch and her Abiqui home, sharing the layouts of her homes and some incredibly never before shared photos. Her spaces are a constant inspiration to us, as they are always reminder of the beautiful in simplicity and natural elements. The way she blended indoor/outdoor living was truly something special. This book is a must for any O’Keeffe lover.

John & Yoko / Plastic Ono Band – we’ve always been fans of John and Yoko. This book shares the stories behind the songs on Lennon’s first major solo album after the Beatles breakup, from some of the people closest to them. The photography is truly incredible and brings you back to the 70s.

Kinfolk Garden – we just started this one as a family. Ollie loves the imagery of people’s home gardens and we have enjoyed the stories about how gardens have enhanced people’s living experiences. Plants are truly powerful. 

Jenni Kayne’s Pacific Natural – an oldie but a goodie. Jenni Kayne is the queen of easy living. Any time I flip through this book, I’m reminded that it doesn’t need to be a huge production creating special meals and gatherings around the seasons. She offers thoughtful ways to craft special but simple tablescapes and shares some incredible recipes too. 

Plant Tribe – this was a Christmas gift from Rob and a must for any plant lover. Igor Josifovic and Judith de Graaff are also the authors of Urban Jungle: Living and Styling with Plants. They share everything from the best pet friendly plants to how to create your own indoor jungle. 

Abode – favorite by Serena Mitnik Miller, co-owner of the General Store. We follow along with her and her architect husband Mason St. Peter on Instagram and admire the way they create such organic spaces. The book breaks down ways to mix materials in your home and create thoughtful spaces. 

Plants for the People – this is a modern guide to plant medicine. I have enjoyed flipping through this book in the bath and using it as a reference for at home remedies. Erin writes and introduces using herbs in a very easy, beginner-friendly way. Love that she shares some sources on where to get everything you’d need too. 

West: The American Cowboy – I bought this book for Rob for Christmas. He has been so taken with western cowboy culture over the years, and he’s kind of drawing me in too. The photography by Anouk Masson Krantz makes you want to jump right in and meet the people whose stories fill the pages. One of the stories Rob first shared with me from the book was from a 15 year old cowboy who speaks to what being a cowboy has meant to him and his family, how it connects him to the land and how it has shaped his work ethic and appreciation for life. I was blown away by such wise words from a young man. 

Looking forward to doing more of these round ups each month. 

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