Hey, Fort Worth, What’s on Your Coffee Table?

Answered by a few tastemakers in the Fort Worth design world.

In a perfect twist of irony, coffee tables have become home to more coffee table books than actual coffee. We asked a few tastemakers in the Fort Worth design world, “What’s on your coffee table?” in a totally selfish and nosy effort to catch a glimpse inside their homes.

“A collection of classic art books [Monet, Van Gogh, Paintings of The Louvre] that reflect my passion for great art. A grouping of three midcentury Murano glass picture frames I picked up at a flea market in Italy last fall and a large vintage Murano glass bowl filled with sand dollars my family found on a summer trip to Turks and Caicos.”
Christina Phillips, Owner, Park + Eighth
“With a two-year-old, I’m currently rockin’ a seriously minimal vibe. But, I have back issues of Architectural Digest, Zoo-ology by Joelle Jolivet (the best picture book of animals), and my son’s current obsession: Hot Wheels.”
Hilary Colia, Owner, Baby by Design, Co-Owner, Fort Design Studio
“Right now, a lot of baby toys. But usually it’s home to a lot of photography books like New York: Portrait of a City by Reuel Golden and Frank Sinatra: An American Legend by Nancy Sinatra.”
Craig Sylva, Panther City Media Group Creative Director, and Fort Worth HOME designer
“My favorite thing on my coffee table is a book I got on an anniversary trip with [my husband] Rick to Turks and Caicos called Destination Turks and Caicos. The white sand, the beautiful myriad of blue and green hues of the ocean and sky make me want to return as soon as possible. I also have a beautiful piece of coral that reminds me of the beach.”
Kathy Hopwood, Kathy Hopwood Interiors
“On my coffee table, I have Louis Kahn: The Power of Architecture, the catalogue from the recent exhibition of the same name hosted at the Kimbell Art Museum. I teach design at TCU, so I also have a book I use in several of my courses, A Genealogy of Modern Architecture by Kenneth Frampton. Finally, I have two books from a recent trip down to Marfa on the work of two phenomenal artists permanently installed there, Chinati: The Vision of Donald Judd and Dan Flavin: The Complete Lights.
Albert Marichal, AIA, NARB, Principal, Albert Marichal Architect, PLLC and assistant professor at TCU.