One of my favorite ways to accessorize is to use coffee table books. I love to find out my clients hobbies, interests, and special places they have visited. So I can then purchase coffee table books that represent who they are!
This picture is of some of the coffee table books in my house. They represent a little part of me, myself and I. Because I live in a mid-century home, I love to collect books that represent the lifestyle. I also love photography and this Vanity Fair’s Hollywood book depicts the old and the new. I must not forget the fabulous book of Portraits by Marc Hom and of course the master Monet the greatest landscape artist of the 19th/20th century. All of these grab my attention and interest me.
I remember as a fresh faced designer I would go into many designed homes and love all of the coffee table books but when I looked closer I realized very few of them represented the client and their interests! I thought that was such a disconnect between the client and the designer so I implemented my “getting to know you phase”.