This guest room from My Scandinavian Home captured by Karin Björklund is one of those rooms that pulls you in and leaves you gazing at details. The contrast of dark and light is done so perfectly! Take a quick tour around this versatile room and, like me, you’ll be falling for this quaint and refreshing space!
It seems like I’m always looking for the best and easiest way to style my coffee table. Most of them time it gets messed up with new magazines, drinks, homework and other daily projects. But when I’m hosting people at my house, I always like to create a pretty vignette on my coffee table. Right now I have a few simple pieces on display.
A white tray hosts a mercury glass vase, a plant stored in a bubbled milk glass vase and my favorite candle by Christian Tortu.
I have a vintage dome cheese dish displayed next to the white tray. I had a few air plants inside the dome but they perished a few days ago. I also have the December issue of ELLE Decoration on my table. It’s the perfect winter issue!
Of course I firmly believe in fresh flowers to add some pretty life to your home. Right now I love using white flowers around the house. They are simple and wintery.
Happy coffee table styling!
This scandi-inspired kids table from Gather Kids, doubles as a coffee table. Practically perfect!
Image via The Design Files.
Finding the right coffee table can be quite a challenge. Getting the right fit for your space isn’t an easy task. I always prefer larger scaled tables so that I can display more items but then again, simple, smaller tables look clean and uncluttered. Then there’s the decision on what material or wood to use. So many choices!! Here are a few tips that I always consider when looking for a coffee table.
-Decide if you want your coffee table to take main stage or be the best side kick that it can be.
-When choosing a coffee table for a small space, make sure that it’s multifunctional with a good amount of storage and room for those awesome collectables.
-Your coffee table can bring color into your space, if working with a neutral space. Consider choosing a fun, bright color.
-Natural materials can make the best table. Consider rock, wood, cork and other organic materials.
-If you’re trying to save money, consider using un-table tables like suitcases or a bench.
-Shop thrift shops, flea markets and garage sales for creative alternatives that don’t break the bank.
Whatever you decide, have fun with your coffee table decision!!
Image via Femina, The Design Files and Emily Summers.
My beautiful friend, Jennifer, who I like to call JB, was on the hunt for a new coffee table for her living room. She called upon my help, in exchange for food & chai. (BTW, that’s all I require from my friends). So we searched and searched, and in the end decided that she needed a pallet table. We looked at a few sources but the prices weren’t right, and the dimensions were to small. Then all at once an idea hit me… my father in law! Peeps, he has built my headboard, entryway bench, coffee table…the list goes on. He is a wood working genius. So here you have it. JB’s coffee table, made by Bob Grove! It’s perfect, right?! Now all I need to do is get him a website, business cards, twitter account and a personal chef. Seriously, if you are a local and you have a project or furniture request, let me know and he will give you a bid.