Friday, April 24, 2015

Friday Favorites: Coffee Tables

The coffee table is an opportunity to have some fun in a room. It's often one of the last pieces I'll choose when designing a space so that I can let the rest of the room design dictate what the table will be. Is it a touch of the modern that the room needs? Does the table need to be visually "light"? Maybe there should be a pair of smaller tables so they can be moved easily for entertaining?  Here are a few of my favorite coffee tables these days...



Love this with its blend of contemporary lines and traditional finish. The reflection of the mirror will brighten up a space without feeling slick. Find it at Wisteria.



I've always loved a waterfall table. I'm leaning toward this in my own living room. It doesn't take up a lot of visual weight, and adds a bit of the contemporary in a more traditional space. Also from Wisteria. (Less expensive lucite version here)

Again a bold mix of contemporary lines, and the gilt and glamour of the gold leaf. I am quickly falling in love with this table. I love a greek key element, and this table from World's Away doesn't have the typical greek key which can sometime get to be a bit much, but just a nod in that direction. 


If you're looking for a bit of gilt and glam, but want the lines of a mid-century modern piece...this is your cocktail table. I am not a fan of those 50s kidney shape retro coffee tables, but I love how this one is a bit of a nod to that "atomic era" without being kitschy. From Crate and Barrel.


For all glitz and glamour, this one is a beauty with it's empire touches. Can't you just see it in Josephine Bonaparte's sitting room. I sure can, and maybe in my own living room, too. From Currey and Co.


Another glamour piece from Currey and Co. with its stately legs, and stone top. This would be so perfect in a monochromatic space of neutrals and creams. 


I've always love anything Saarinen designed! Truly one of my icons of mid-century design. This gorgeous tulip table from Design Within Reach would be the perfect contemporary accent to an eclectic space. 


A totally fun piece from Jonathon Adler! I would use this table in a totally over-the-top room with bright colours, and traditional lines. I see greek key patterns, and Jonathon Adler pillows on a cerulean blue sofa with this table. How Fun!! Great for a family room, or even a teenager's space.

A copy of a great mid-century Platner design at a fraction of the price. Absolutely love the versatility of this piece. It would, of course, be right at home in a completely modern room, but also bring a certain personality to wider range of design styles. From Worlds Away.



The Rubik table from Design Within Reach has always been one of my favorites! Sometimes you just need a little carrera marble in your life, and here's a great way to bring it into your room. CB2 has a much less expensive version that I'd use in a heartbeat, too.


One thing I love is modern and organic all in the same piece. This table from Teracea could go so many different directions...cabin in Sun Valley, modern LA bungalow, farmhouse in Vermont! Teracea is one of my favorite companies! Their pieces are handcrafted in Mexico, and I've used them in many projects. 



 They're not all modern  over at Teracea. They are one of the very best at traditional and beautifully handcrafted pieces as well. This gorgeous table measures in at 59" x 39" and would make a perfect statement piece in between two lush and deep sofas.

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