I am going to make everything around me beautiful, that will be my life. —Elsie de Wolfe

One of my favorite items to use to add a personal touch when decorating my home are coffee table books.

They’re great conversation starters when you have people over. Personally, when I visit someone, I’m always interested in seeing what books people have in their home.

If they have coffee table books, I love leafing through them!

If you love coffee table books as much as I do and also have an affinity for all things neutral, check out my curated collection of neutral coffee table books below.

Neutral Coffee Table Books | She Sweats DIamonds - Huong Vo


Fun tip #1: If a friend or family member is moving away, gift them a beautiful cookbook that can also double as a coffee table book which is a great housewarming gift. Schedule regular FaceTime meetings, choose a recipe and cook meals together to keep your relationship strong!

The Art of Picnics by Alana O’Neil

Eat Beautiful by Wendy Rowe

Grains for Every Season by Joshua McFadden

Sunday Supper by Karen Mordechai


Fun tip #2: If you have a big closet, decorate it with fashion-related books to elevate your space while inspiring your sense of style! Shopping your closet will be much more fun when it feels like you’re browsing your own boutique!

Monique Lhuiller: Dreaming of Fashion and Glamour

The Power of Glamour by Annette Tapert

Carolina Herrera by Alexandra Kotur

Dior Couture by Patrick Demarchelier

Van Cleef & Arpels: Alhambra


Fun tip #3: If you travel often, nab a coffee table book to decorate your home with and commemorate your trips! Don’t forget to date them on the inside!

The Gospels by Alabaster Bible Co

Elements: In Pursuit of the Wild

The Style of Movement: Fashion & Dance by Ken Browar and Deborah Ory

La Dolce Vita by Slim Aarons

The Flower School by Joseph Massie


Fun tip #4: If you have a favorite coffee table book, put it on display with a beautiful clear book stand.

The Finer Things by Christiane Lemieux

Beautifully Organized by Nikki Boyd

Live Beautiful by Athena Calderone

Minimalista by Shira Gill

Perspective by Steven Gambrel

Reading books are one of the easiest ways to strike up a conversation when making a new friend. If you’re not into book books, maybe coffee table books are for you. I like to think of them as picture books for adults, ha!

If you’re interested, I have an ongoing Amazon list of coffee table books you can check out as well!

Are you into coffee table books? If so, what kind?


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