Last week Boca do Lobo presented a Gift Guide for the Watch Aficionado, with a curated selection of Expensive Watches and Watch Winders. This time, we bring you 11 Must-Have Coffee Table Design Books selected by AD Style Director Jane Keltner de Valle. There’s no greater gift than a beautiful book. On a superficial level, they add ambiance, whether you place them in a library or on a modern coffee table. But the best ones live in your home forever while expanding your horizons far beyond. Read on and discover the best art books to add to your list this holiday season.
GRACE, THE AMERICAN VOGUE YEARS
Inside the legendary Vogue editor Grace Coddington’s second and final volume of her work are the kinds of magical images that take you on a wild journey both through her imagination and around the world.
BOCA DO LOBO CATALOGUE – THE ULTIMATE SOURCE OF EXCLUSIVE DESIGN
After some time working on this new project, Boca do Lobo is proud to finally present their newest catalog – the ultimate guide for luxury furniture and limited edition designs. This new catalog is also a tribute to the founders, partners and all teams past and present. DOWNLOAD FREE CATALOGUE HERE!
JOHN DERIAN PICTURE BOOK
Walking into a John Derian store is like entering a cabinet of curiosities. His decoupage collectibles sourced from 19th-century artwork illustrate flora, fauna, landscapes, and all manner of exotica—and are so vast you could get lost in them for days. Lucky for us, his first ever book culls 300 of his favorites into full-bleed images you can pour over at your leisure. They are in fact so enchanting you could be forgiven for wanting to tear them out and frame them.
WANDERLUST: INTERIORS THAT BRING THE WORLD HOME
Designer Michelle Nussbaumer fills her homes with exotic objets from around the world, and now her richly layered approach to decorating has been memorialized in this beautiful picture book. Whether you are looking for interiors inspiration or simply an escape, this is your ticket.
THE COVETEUR: PRIVATE SPACES, PERSONAL STYLE
Voyeurism is nothing new, but the Coveteur is largely to thank for bringing it into the 21st century. The popular website gives us entrée into the closets and personal spaces of the fashion elite. It also coined the idea of “accessorizing” your bookshelves (with shoes, bags, and jewelry), making interior snapshots instantly Instagrammable. This book highlights the collections and spaces of the crème de la crème, including Christian Louboutin, Karlie Kloss, and Jessica Alba.
DOMUS: A JOURNEY INTO ITALY’S MOST CREATIVE INTERIORS
Perhaps nowhere is design—in all its diverse glory, from studied minimalism to exuberant maximalism—more celebrated than in Italy. Here, photographer and longtime AD collaborator Oberto Gili takes us on a tour of some of the country’s chicest residences, from rural estates in Tuscany to an 18th-century palace in Puglia to Milanese apartments. Inspiration abounds.
BARNEYS NEW YORK
Barneys New York has been at the intersection of art, culture, and fashion since 1923, and this book captures every titillating moment: the store architecture (including the homecoming to its original Chelsea location)
COVET LOUNGE NEW CATALOGUE
The best of contemporary design by some European luxury brands. DOWNLOAD FREE CATALOGUE HERE!
DIOR: THE ART OF COLOR
This captivating book explores the richly saturated history of makeup, style, and color at the house of Dior.
AROUND THAT TIME: HORST AT HOME IN VOGUE
Around That Time offers a rare look inside the homes of the mid-20th century’s leading tastemakers of society, politics, and the arts.
STOPPERS, PHOTOGRAPHS FROM MY LIFE AT VOGUE
Phyllis Posnick has been creating iconic images for Vogue for a quarter of a century, and this book captures some of the most beautiful, haunting, and impactful throughout that time.