Coffee Tables to Crush On
Check out these sensational styles including multilevel tables, exquisite pairings and unexpected shapes.
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A contemporary coffee table by Bungalow 5 splits off into an L-shape with a separated cube. The result is a coffee table and side table in one. It’s covered in linen fabric with a lacquered finish for a sleek, luxe look.
Asymmetrical Times Two
Drake/Anderson paired asymmetrical brass coffee tables with tiger’s eye gemstone tops in a sophisticated contemporary salon for the 2018 Kips Bay Decorator Show House. The design and materials make a bold statement along with the bronze sculpture on one of the tables, which adds to the ocher, saffron and umber palette.
Contemporary options include the Rhodes coffee table in a natural wood finish. "The Kelly Wearstler coffee table is plain, refreshingly unvarnished, yet inventive in its quirky shape and leg details," designer Mary Douglas Drysdale wrote in a 2018 style report from the High Point Market in North Carolina. The top is made from quartersawn wood.
Rattan Blooms Anew
A fresh take on rattan includes new designs, like the sunflower coffee table by Jamie Durie of Durie Design for The McGuire Co. "Natural wicker is well known for its strength and durability, as well as the high level of beauty and comfort created by molding the shape to any form," raves designer Holly Hollingsworth Phillips in her 2018 style report from the High Point Market.
For a multilevel look, the Park Slope cocktail table by Century Furniture provides multiple surfaces to display objet d’art, stylish design and art books, or even current reading material. The table has a steel base with an antique brass finish and a Mozambique wood veneer in a rich melange.
The rounded shape and tapered legs make these wood tables an unexpected but playful element in a transitional hangout space. "The wood provides contrast against a fairly monochromatic landscape," says Megan Harris, a designer for EA Homes. The coffee tables were provided by Builders Design.
"The live edge on the coffee table softens the clean, straight lines of the other pieces in the room," Harris says. The coffee tables (provided by Builders Design) provide a coastal look with whites and soft hues of blue and green.
Witty with Wildlife
Siham Mazouz, author of "How the French Live," and her client, Claire Hakkam, came up with the idea for the coffee table in Hakkam’s summer home. They scouted an old Moroccan carved wooden door, cleaned it, waxed it and added industrial-style casters so it can easily be moved to the patio for summer nights al fresco.