Our Favorite Books to Accessorize Your Space
Accessorizing your home is the final step of the design process, where carefully curated pieces are layered in for those finishing touches that give warmth, brightness and life to a space. Some of our favorite “go to” accessories are books. When accessorizing with books we like to find ones that are both interesting in subject matter and aesthetically pleasing. We want to give some guidance when it comes to our fondest accessory. Here are some of our go-tos.
Architectural Digest at 100 - This book encompasses the best spaces featured by AD over the years. It highlights many celebrity homes and provides major design inspo. Not only does it look amazing on the coffee table, but it also features a wide range of interiors.
Ralph Lauren In His Own Fashion - This book is an iconic tribute to Ralph Lauren and his profound influence on fashion and design. It’s Americana at its best. It also features a biography of Ralph Lauren and gives a glimpse into the designer's life.
Travel Series by Assouline - The travel series by Assouline gives readers a look into the chicest travel destinations across the globe. The books feature favorite hotspots and points of interest and provide a history of the area with vibrant photos of the landscapes and culture. Their bright and colorful graphic covers also add life to any room. These books can be purchased individually for a specific color scheme or as a collection.
Tom Ford - This book is the perfect combination of fashion and design from one of the most influential designers of our time. Tom Ford features an in-depth background of Ford’s prolific body of work including his legendary collections while at Yves Saint Laurent and Gucci.
Slim Aarons Women - This book showcases some of the most influential women Aarons photographed. From Jackie Kennedy to Audrey Hepburn, this collection of photographs captures the essence of the women that shaped the revered photographer’s work and life. Its pictures chronical mid-century high society life and is the epitome of glamour.
AESOP - This beautiful linen-bound book recounts the vision and mission of lauded beauty brand Aesop and the holistic approach the company takes toward health and sustainability in every product it creates. Aesop provides detailed background on the brand’s campaigns, packaging, and process of formulating ethical skincare.
Annie Leibovitz (SUMO) by TASCHEN - Annie Leibovitz by TASCHEN is an exquisite collection of the famed portrait photographer’s most iconic work on a large scale. Featuring stunning portraits of some of the most famous people in history, with unique perspectives and in intimate settings, this book captures history in the making. This limited-edition collector’s book is nearly two and a half feet tall and is a beautiful installation for any space.