Why investing in a coffee table book is a good idea

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Ahead are 14 coffee table books that will completely transform your living space. 
Wildsam Guides San Francisco, $20, available at Urban Outfitters.
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Chronicle Books Wilma's World: Good Advice from a Good Dog, $7.96 (originally $15.95), available at Nordstorm. 
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Phaidon Steve McCurry: From These Hands a Journey Along the Coffee Trail, $60, available at Mr Porter 
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Brandon Stanton Humans of New York, $29.99, available at Urban Outfitters 
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Phaidon Breakfast, Lunch, Tea Rose Bakery Book, $30, available at Mr Porter. 
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Love Magazine S/S 2015 Kendall On Cara, $17.99, available at Need Supply. 
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Phaidon Eating with the Chefs Hardcover Book, $60, available at Mr Porter.
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Taschen Books Tree House Book, $69.99, available at Nordstrom. 
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Kim Kardashian West Selfish, $19.95, available at Urban Outfitters. 
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Phaidon Benu Hardcover Book, $60, available at Mr Porter.
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Ray Mock Banksy in New York, $29.95, available at Urban Outfitters 
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Chloe Sevigny, $35, available at Need Supply. 
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Kate Moss by Mario Testino, $40, available at Shopbop. 
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Taschen Books Cabins Book, $69.99, available at Nordstrom. 
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By BANU IBRAHIM

Coffee table books have seriously evolved. Nowadays, they're much more than just a stack of magazine subscriptions. The accents have become a vital component of home decor, bringing life into an otherwise average space.

Unlike the age old adage "don't judge a book by its cover", these table-side companions should be judged on what's on the outside. Pieces with bright colored covers which showcase your favorite topics or celebrities are a personalized, but still chic, finishing touch to your living space.

They really are the secret to making your home look refined and put together.

Ahead are 14 beautiful picks that will truly transform your space.

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