I’m SO CLOSE TO BEING DONE with our living room redo. Y’all, this pregnancy tiredness is kicking my booty! (But that’s what’s supposed to happen in pregnancy, so I will take it!)
One of the things we’ve done is get new furniture – out with the microfiber and in with the leather, and none too soon! (I imagine cleaning up spit-up and other bodily fluids is much easier when it comes to leather!) And one of the pieces of new furniture is a new coffee table/ottoman.
I struggled with this for a while. I wanted something unique, yet functional, yet not too big, yet flexible. I finally settled on something (and you’ll have to wait until I reveal the room to see it) but what I really should have done was just gone to Chairish.com.
Have YOU been to Chairish? Chairish makes it fun and easy for design lovers to buy and sell vintage furniture and decor to one another! Their shop exclusively features curator-approved treasures in a full-service and trustworthy environment. Just in coffee tables alone they have some awesome finds! Check these out…
I liked this last one quite a bit! Can you guess why?! Because of the extra storage, of course! And while I love the piece itself, you can’t just drop a coffee table into a living room and call it a day. Especially since it tends to be a centerpiece of the room, it needs a few styling touches. Here’s what I mean…
First of all, I’ve always loved the combination of brass and green, so I had to throw some green in as accents. Don’t you LOVE those candlesticks? And I wouldn’t even use them for candles – I like the idea of adding those mosaic mother of pearl decorative balls to the top of each!
The pretty little white dishes are perfect for succulents, or other accent pieces, like the moss balls or the sea urchins. They can also function well for things like remotes and even the occasional snack!
You can see a few things I love right across the bottom of the style board: from left to right, gold-edged marble coasters, studded trays and vintage books. I always have coasters around, and I loved that these were a little rough around the edges, but still elegant! Corralling items with trays is one of my favorite organizational acts, and I really like that these were studded to match the coffee table itself! And vintage books…well…how can you go wrong?!
So what do you think? How have you styled YOUR coffee table? Would a coffee table from Chairish work in your home?
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