Would you believe I have only owned one coffee table in my lifetime as a homeowner? I went for years without having a coffee table.
Yes, you heard that right!
I did use my ottoman with a tray on it as a coffee table, but I have had a hard time finding a coffee table that felt right for my room.
Throughout this post you will see some tables that I thought I might like...
Now that we are in a new home the search continued for the perfect coffee table.
For some reason end tables and coffee tables are the hardest pieces for me to find. I am not sure if I am too picky, or I lack vision. It is probably a bit of both.
(no longer available)
I am always looking, because to be honest that is what I do. Sourcing is my favorite part.
It is also important to stay current on what is in style both in fashion and in home designs. We don't have to be on trend all the time because that would be impossible and very expensive. However I think it is important to keep things fresh.
Recently in my looking I found what I thought would be a perfect table for our great room. I knew I wanted something simple and fairly open, not too large since the great room is not really great at all, but actually a bit more on the small side, 14 ft. X 18 ft.
In my looking I kept going back to one particular table over and over again. Then it went on sale! Oh my!!
My sweet hubby came up to me a couple of days before Valentines day and told me to go ahead and order it for Valentines/Anniversary gift. Are you kidding me!!? (We don't usually give each other gifts, but we usually take a trip or do something special with each other)
I moved very quickly just in case he changed his mind and pressed that order button so fast!!
I found it at West Elm.
What I love about this table is it is long and narrow (bench-like). Our room is not that large so I did not want something to take up too much visual space, or floor space.
The table is 48in long and 17in. in depth and 17 in. high. I am attracted to it's bench like dimensions.
The simple clean lines will work well in the room. and don't even get me started on the white Carrara marble top. I can see this in our room with all of the other elements.
( pharmacy lamp pictured has been replaced)
As you can see in the picture I have an ottoman so I had to keep that in mind as well. I don't like visual clutter and my rooms need to breathe in order for me to be comfortable in them.
The base of the table is an antiqued bronze, and so are my floor lamp, and the sconces in the room so it will create a nice visual flow.
I don't mind mixing metals in a room, but in this scenario because the table is such a prominent piece, it felt better to have the metals match in my minds eye.
( new tripod lamp replaced the brass pharmacy floor lamp)
(existing mirror , sconces, and molding accent wall)
It takes a few weeks to get here and I can hardly wait!!