These Books Should Be On Your Coffee Table Right Now

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A featured property from "Modern Living - Homes Away From Home" by Claire Bingham, as photographed by Paul Massey.

Clicking through Pinterest for hours on end might inspire your next remodel, but sometimes you need good old-fashioned curation to get your decorating gears turning. Take an interior design lesson from the best teachers available: the pros. Not only are these luxurious coffee table books gorgeous pieces of art themselves, but they showcase beautiful designs that might just spark a renovation of your own.

1. The Kinfolk Entrepreneur: Ideas for Meaningful Work by Nathan Williams, $35

Kinfolk co-founder Nathan Williams profiles 40 savvy entrepreneurs from around the world, taking an in-depth dive into their lives and their companies. Paired with stunning images of their workplace, these men and women are getting personal in interviews discussing their successes, their failures, and their work-life balance.

2. Wabi-Sabi Welcome: Learning to Embrace the Imperfect and Entertain With Thoughtfulness and Ease by Julie Pointer Adams, $16.59

Having previously worked at Kinfolk, Julie Pointer Adams knows a thing or two about the art of beautiful design and entertaining. With Wabi-Sabi she invites us into cozy homes around the world to discover how "to embrace the imperfect and entertain with thoughtfulness and ease."

3. The New Bohemians Handbook: Come Home to Good Vibes by Justina Blakeney, $18

If you've fallen in love with #jungalowstyle, pick up this how-to manual from Justina Blakeney, the bohemian whisperer and founder of The Jungalow. The New Bohemians Handbook teaches readers the art of arranging lush plants and choosing bold colors to turn their abode into a happy, healthy paradise.

4. Think Radical Vintage: Interiors by Swimberghe and Verlinde by Piet Swimberghe and Jan Verlinde, $29.61

Eager to turn your house into a picturesque Scandinavian home, but a little unsure of where to start? In Think Radical Vintage, Piet Swimberghe and Jan Verlinde capture the unity and balance that results from mixing modern favorites and rediscovered classics in beautifully designed homes.

5. Modern Living - Homes Away From Home by Claire Bingham, $36.33

Your next vacation may be months away, but treat yourself to an early escape by living vicariously through Modern Living - Homes Away from Home. Transport yourself to an adobe-covered oasis, an all-white winter cottage, or a palatial manse — and then go to sleep in the comfort of your own bed.

6. The House that Pinterest Built by Diane Keaton, $52.55

Think of The House that Pinterest Built as Diane Keaton's personal invitation to peruse her pinboard. This gorgeous, photo-studded tome follows the actress as she constructs her dream home using Pinterest as her guide.

7. Make Yourself at Home by Moorea Seal, $16.46

The phrase 'be yourself' takes on a whole new meaning with Moorea Seal's Make Yourself at Home. Part design inspo and part self-help, this book goes room to room exploring how we can feel truly at home within ourselves and where we live. It's all about finding a deeper sense of comfort both inside and out.

8. Vogue Living: Country, City, Coast by Hamish Bowles and Chloe Malle, $51.89

If you are a fan of Vogue, (and who isn't?), this tome is a must-have. It's filled with a collection of over 400 photographs highlighting stunning homes and gardens that have graced the pages of the glossy mag. From Tory Burch's Southhampton estate to Cindy Crawford's Canadian cabin, this book is bursting with timeless inspiration in every style.

9. A Well-Crafted Home: Inspiration and 60 Projects for Personalizing Your Space by Janet Crowther, $12.95

This crafty book has something for everyone. DIY connoisseur Janet Crowther has put together a collection of 60 DIY projects ranging from furniture to accessories so you can put your own unique handmade stamp on each room in your home.

10. Remodelista: The Organized Home by Julie Carlson and Margot Guralnick, $24.95

From the team of the popular design site Remodelista, this book is tackling the daunting task of organization. Whether you're committed to a life of minimalism or just looking for a few ideas to organize your kitchen, this manual is filled with inspiring pages that offer easy yet stylish tips and tricks to bring a little order to our overcomplicated lives.

11. Escape by Gray Malin, $35.31

Satisfy your wanderlust sweet tooth through the lens of famed photographer Gray Malin. He takes you on a magical tour of 22 destinations across 11 countries, ranging from secluded islands to bustling cities. The next time you feel like getting away Escape will instantly transport you to the breathtaking vacation spot of your choice.

12. Palm Springs: A Modernist Paradise by Tim Street-Porter, $47.36

A homage to midcentury modernist architecture, Palm Springs embodies the magnetism of the swanky desert oasis. Capturing the work of iconic architects such as Richard Neutra and Albert Frey with new original photography, Tim Street-Porter beautifully highlights their architectural legacy. And bonus: This tome even includes a resources section.

13. Home: The Best of The New York Times Section - The Way We Live Now by Noel Millea, $50

A study in living, Home: The Way We Live Now explores how contemporary homeowners are making the most of their living spaces. Through striking photography and fascinating stories the editors of The New York Times's Home section continue to inspire us by highlighting some of the most inventive and creative design solutions used in homes today.

Jamie is a freelance writer based in Denver, Colorado, who writes about real estate and interior design.

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