Easily one of the most recognizable fashion houses of all time, the Chanel brand exudes elegance and style. So if you are looking for beautiful, fashion-forward decorative books to fill your space, the Chanel book should be at the top of your list.
At American Retail, we have a perfect and customizable option to elevate your living space — a spin on the classic Chanel coffee table book, but at a fraction of the price. Instead of paying for a coffee table book filled with photos that you rarely make time to look at, ours is filled with creativity-inspiring blank pages. This makes our version of this decorative book perfect to use for journaling, sketching, note-taking, or even filling with your own favorite photos.
"Fashion fades, only style remains the same." —Coco Chanel
Fashion designer Coco Chanel was revolutionary. Opening her first hat shop in Paris in 1910, Chanel wanted to change the narrative of how women were expected to dress. She thought women should say goodbye to corsets and other confining garments that were the standard of her time and helped usher in a totally new design era. Borrowing elements of menswear, Chanel emphasized comfort without skimping on style.
In 1925, she introduced her iconic Chanel suit with a collarless jacket and a fitted yet comfortable skirt. Almost 100 years later, this same suit is still a staple amongst the fashion crowd, and the silhouette with its famous tweed fabric can be recognized from a mile away. And never forget her signature look of a black dress and pearls, which graces the cover of our Chanel decorative book for a classic finish.
Decorating with Coffee Table Books
When it comes to styling books, the path forward may seem obvious — aren't coffee table books for displaying on coffee tables?
While it's true that a decorative book's primary purpose is looking good on display, the short answer is no; they're not just for coffee tables. They can work in every corner of your home, from the entryway console table to a guest room nightstand, lined up on a home office desk and the bookshelves in your living room, or even stacked on the floor. You can also use decorative books as a base to display other home decor items, such as small sculptures, collectibles, and vases.
Personalizing Your Decorative Books from American Retail
Chanel was a consummate creative and artiste, so we can't help but think she'd love the sense of potential that awaits in our customizable Chanel coffee table book. Filled with blank pages, it's just waiting to be reimagined to house your unique thoughts and projects. Displayed in your home, this book becomes a chic and accessible way to let your muse out to play.
The best part about journaling? There are no rules, just results. You can use the classic 'Dear Diary' format, jot down thoughts and feelings, keep track of lists, or record quotes and phrases you find funny or helpful.
Journaling can be fun, therapeutic, and help improve your mood by:
- Helping you prioritize problems, concerns, and goals
- Tracking any symptoms day-to-day so that you can recognize triggers and learn ways to control them
- Positive self-talk and affirmations
- Keeping track of ideas
- Recording your daily life to look back on in later years
Use your journal as you see fit. Write about what you want to at the moment. You don't need to follow any specific structure, second-guess spelling mistakes, or worry about what other people might think. Instead, let Chanel's innovative spirit be your inspiration as the words and ideas flow freely. Time spent journaling is pure creation, so capture the moment and let loose.
Not sure what to journal about? Use handy Journaling Prompts to jumpstart your writing.
- Write a review of the last movie or TV show you watched
- Write about something you felt really proud of and why
- Write about a fun childhood memory from the perspective of someone else who was also present
- Describe your favorite room in your house or apartment
- Write about a song that is important to you and why
Sketching is a great way to relax and express thoughts or feelings that just can't be put into words. It also works as an exercise to improve coordination between your hand, mind, and body. Like journaling, sketching can lighten your mood, enhance creativity, improve your focus, and act as a lens for your unique artistic vision.
Not sure what to draw? Let your pencil wander, or try defeating artist's block with fun Sketching Prompts.
- Draw a maze
- Create a mandala
- Recreate a family photo
- Sketch plants and flowers
Shopping with American Retail
Are you ready and overflowing with inventive ideas? Shop with American Retail to purchase your decorative Chanel coffee table book and start creating. Our Chanel coffee table book is a hardcover with a soft matte finish, and at only $39.99, it sells for less than half the price of the original.
With such affordable prices, American Retail decorative books also make great gifts. Whether you're looking for a holiday, birthday, housewarming, or unique hostess gift, you can't go wrong with our selection. With seven options to choose from, from Chanel to Tom Ford to Gucci, there is sure to be a book for everyone on your list.
At American Retail, we have strict quality requirements for each book we ship. So you can rest assured that every purchase meets our high standards. Plus, we offer free standard shipping on the purchase of two or more books! So when you fill up your first with fresh ideas, you can already have a second book on hand, pristine and waiting to be personalized.
And don't forget to show us your designs on Facebook or Instagram. We can't wait to see how you take these books and make them uniquely yours! After all, it's as the incomparable Coco Chanel herself said:
"In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different."