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20 Gorgeous Coffee Table Books with Dallas Authors

For a page-turning dose of North Texas inspiration, stock your shelves, top your coffee table, or complement your kitchen with these works by the local literati.
| |Elizabeth Lavin
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From top: Hocker: 2005-2020 Landscapes by Hocker and Helen Thompson; French Refreshed by Betty Lou Phillips; Glamorous Rooms by Jan Showers; Glamorous Living by Jan Showers; Glamorous Retreats by Jan Showers; The Well Adorned Home: Making Luxury Livable by Cathy Kincaid; The Defined Dish by Alex Snodgrass; Parties Around a Punch Bowl by Kimberly Whitman; Wanderlust by Michelle Nussbaumer; Distinctly Modern Interiors by Emily Summers

No matter your interior design style, a hardcover coffee table book adds a personal touch to any space. Much like art framed on your walls, coffee table books encapsulate your interests and inspiration, be it modern architecture, traditional style, or lavish tablescapes. Plus, flipping through the pages can help bring your style to life. If you love shopping local and are looking to build your forever style, there is a wealth of books at your fingertips with Dallas tiesfrom local designers and publishers in our city to authors who call North Texas home.

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Courtesy of Kimberley Schlegel Whitman

A Loving Table: Creating Memorable Gatherings by Kimberly Schlegel Whitman and Shelley Johnstone Paschke

After sending out your dinner party invitation, you might find yourself wondering how to become the host with the most. Explore the traditions of 34 tastemakers across the country, as they become your guide on how best to entertain at home.

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Jamie Beck

An American in Provence by Jamie Beck

Dreaming of a trip to Provence? Immerse yourself in a collection of portrait, scenic, and still-life photography by award-winning photographer and Arlington native Jamie Beck. The book captures the scenic beauty and lifestyle in the French countryside.

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Beauty By Design by Ginger Curtis

Your home can be a beautiful representation of who you are. Find out how you can make your space a personal sanctuary, and appreciate the beauty of what you have created, through the advice of Ginger Curtis, local designer and founder of Urbanology Designs.

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Nathan Schroeder Photography

Change Your Home, Change Your Life With Color: What’s Your Color Story? by Moll Anderson

Local interior designer Moll Anderson dives into what color can change about your space and your life in her 2017 book. Color doesn’t just brighten or breathe life into a room. It has the power to impact your mood and your overall well-being.

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James F. Wilson

Dallas Modern by Dallas Architecture Forum

Take a tour through our city’s most coveted modern homes in Dallas Modern. The book features a collection of over 280 images depicting sophisticated architecture around town. Plus, read essays from internationally recognized and locally acclaimed architecture experts.

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Eric Piasecki

Distinctly Modern Interiors by Emily Summers

Presenting a range of homes built in different styles, Emily Summers incorporates her signature modernist design through art and furnishings to transform every space. If you are looking to modernize your traditional home, embrace minimalism, or build your own modern collection, this book will be your guide.

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Huy Nguyen

Droese Raney X Design by Droese Raney Architecture and Ian Volner

Though you might not know it, you have probably walked through the interior design and architecture of Droese Raney’s studio somewhere across Dallas. With an impressive list of clients in North Texas, the team is ushering in its 25th year with a book showcasing its most prized work.

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French Refreshed by Betty Lou Phillips

While grandiose French-inspired design might add luxury to your space, simplicity and elegance are more aligned with the times. Local designer Betty Lou Phillips tells all on how you can embody both extravagance and elegance in your home design.

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Michael Hunter

Interiors For Collectors by John Phifer Marrs

We all collect something. Be that stamps, books, fine china, or other odds and ends, displaying your collection in your home can tell a part of your story. Interiors For Collectors by local designer John Marrs can help you find the best and most beautiful ways to display your collections in your home, from framing them on your walls to organizing them on your shelves.

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Miron Crosby: Custom Boot Design by Miron Crosby

Take a look back at the history of the Dallas boot brand as you flip through the pages of its new coffee table book. The tome features imagery from past editorial shoots as well as a recollection of the custom boots the brand has created for clients over the years.

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Courtesy of Caitlin Wilson

Return to Pretty: Giving New Life to Traditional Style by Caitlin Wilson

If you are looking to add some “Grandmillennial” details to your home décor, Caitlin Wilson’s new book shares her take on how to freshen up classic, traditional style with warmth and florals.

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Courtesy of Ria Safford

The Organized Home for New Parents by Ria Safford

Big changes come after bringing your new baby home. Learn how to adjust to welcoming a teeny, tiny human into your space with organization hacks, space arrangement tips, advice on all the necessities, and more behind the cover of this coffee table book, whose author was named a 2023 Best of Big D winner.

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