The Best Coffee Table Books Under $100


Whether you’re looking to bump up your decor game, looking for an easy, budget-conscious gift to give, or simply want to be table books have you covered. They’re great conversation starters and offer a glimpse of who you are to the world (or whoever you invite over). These are the best coffee table books for under $100:

Terry O’Neil - I bought this six years ago, and still love it just the same. Ultimate babe, Brigitte Bardot graces the cover looking as hot and cool as ever and that’s just the beginning. Terry is my personal favorite celebrity photographer and the following 352 pages of icon after icon showcase his insane talent.

Paris in Color- Pari...le sigh. A place I have not been but often dream about visiting. This one is practically free, educational, and as visually pleasing as you would imagine it to be.

Poolside with Slim Aarons- Another personal favorite of mine. I’m literally obsessed with Slim Aarons and had a printed out version of his famous “Poolside Gossip” taped to my closet door growing up (explains a lot, really). Who doesn’t want to look at beautiful, rich people on vacation of yesteryear’s when glamour was G.L.A.M.O.U.R? 

1000 Record Covers- They say don’t judge a book by it’s cover, but this comes as advertised. 1,000 record covers and unique stories of the most envelope pushing, culturally relevant, evolutionary covers of the last several decades. You’re bound to learn something new. This one is the size of a regular ole’ book, making it easy to display practically anywhere. 

All American Ads of the 90s- The hot right now. This book covers everything from food, drink, cars, and of course, fashion ads in potentially one of the best decades, depending on who you ask.

Inside Chefs' Fridges, Europe- I’ll admit, when I see someone’s fridge in my Instagram feed, I pause and take a long, investigative look. I don’t know what this says about me, maybe because mine is more often than not, empty? Maybe I’m just nosy. Either way, this one shows a glimpse inside Europe’s most renowned chefs fridges. 

Humans of New York- An oldie, but a goodie. New Yorkers and their personal journeys through this thing called life. Need I say more?

Living in Morocco- I think it’s safe to go ahead and dub Morocco as the most aesthetically pleasing place in the universe. Too much? Whether you agree with me or not, Morocco serves up otherworldly beauty and intrigue worth reading up on.

The Bucket List- Stunning photos and grand ideas. This book will inspire you to do that thing you’ve been wanting to do but have been too scared to. There’s a big old world out there waiting for you, think big...or just read about it from the comfort of your own home.

Elements of Style: Designing a Home & a Life- From the creator of the blog, Elements of Style, Erin Gates offers home decor inspiration to create a space that reflects your personal style. 

Delicious Places: New Food Culture, Restaurants and Interiors- This one is a selfish choice because food and interiors are in my top five favorite things in life. Merge these two together and I’m one happy gal. This book is focused on the new era of food culture and will serve as a reliable guide to wherever you may be jet setting to next...and by jet setting I mean sitting in economy on a commercial airline.

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