Coffee table books to buy for your home renovation

Coffee table books are a great source of redesign inspiration. Made for display, they typically feature inspiring photographs and narratives. For this reason, many architecture and design representatives use them to showcase their works and ideas. Those of you drying of home renovation ideas can definitely look to these vibrant manifestos! Below are five brilliant interior coffee table books for you to get it going.

1. 1000 Interiors Around the World

Published by Taschen, this tome comes in two volumes and is a renovation staple. Be ready to feast your eyes upon gorgeous, colourful spaces photographed by some of the world’s most revered interiors photographers. What we love about this series is versatility of its content. From South America to Australia, there’s always a dream home in every continent to admire. USD59.99, Taschen.


The world’s perception of colours has never been the same since Pantone came along. From midnight navy to pale gold to kale, there’s always a colour that personally resonates. In coffee table book published by Chronicle Books Publishing, longtime Pantone visionaries Leatrice Eiseman and Keith Recker explore colour trends influencing art, design, and fashion over the last 100 years.  Indulge in the book’s rich spectrum to revitalise your spaces. RM201.03, Kinokuniya.

3. Kinfolk Home

Home owners who prefer a minimalistic approach to life should get a copy of Kinfolk Home. Published by Artisan Publishing, this book allows you to look inside the mind of Kinfolk founder Nathan Williams. As you may already know, Williams is known for advocating slow living, mindfulness, and simplicity. Inspire yourself with over 35 accounts of smartly designed homes located all over the world. USD35.79, Amazon.com.

4. Oriental Art

If you find yourself attracted to nuances of mystical artistry, then this heavy tome is definitely for you. Oriental Art by Taschen unveils famed French Orientalist Émile Prisse d’Avennes’s rich observation of the Arabic, Persian and Ottoman heritage. Not only that, it also vividly documents the artistic relationships between Europe and the Middle East. This coffee table book is definitely a great source of inspiration if you’re looking to marry tradition and modernity. USD19.99, Taschen.

5. The Perfect Bath

Published by Rizzoli USA, The Perfect Bath by Barbara Sallick is a chic, polished documentation of dreamy bathrooms the world over. Apart from containing advices for home owners, it also includes interviews with top interior designers. With this coffee table book, you are stepping closer to the bathroom of your best imagination. RM233.75, Kinokuniya.

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