Table Talk

A coffee table is the key element that anchors a seating area. Height, width, depth, material, leg style and apron detail are a few of the thoughts I have in mind as I scour images looking for “the one”. I like a high coffee table, somewhere between coffee and tea table height. A chunky table with a sexy  leg and sleek apron is always a winner. A coffee table should make a subtle statement… but be sure to make one.

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Table by Niermann Weeks.

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Table by Barbara Barry.

Modern classic is my “go to” vibe for a coffee table. Clean lines pull a seating area together no matter what is in your grouping. A table with a shelf is great for stacking books adding another layer visually.

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Table by Rose Tarlow.

Material is a fun aspect that can add another dimension to your selection. Mirror, lacquer, leather, bone, mother of pearl… the list really goes on. A mix of finishes is mandatory in a great room. A coffee table can interject that unexpected “bit of bling” you have been looking for.

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Table by Nancy Corzine.


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The lightness of lucite , First Dibs.




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Now that is a chunk… available One Kings Lane.





Whatever your style may be let your coffee table be a fresh take on classic chic and beef it up. Let your proportions be a little gutsy and anchor the table with thick coffee table books and a nice orchid to gracefully lifting the eye up. Enjoy the search.

Mixing You,