Coffee tables serve up snacks, beverages – and high style!

This essential piece for family rooms, great rooms and entertainment spaces is one of the hottest design trends of 2019. Retro and mid-century modern influences are merging bold colors, materials, shapes and textures. I’ve put together a tour of some of the best examples of contemporary coffee table design. Let’s go!

Versatile Ottomans 

Far from their Turkish roots as domestic seating, ottomans have been reinvented as stylish coffee tables. I chose these leather ottomans for a client who entertains frequently because they are both beautiful and practical. They have storage capacity, and the tops also can be turned over and used as trays. A plus – they are on casters and can easily be moved.

Here’s another treatment for Ottomans as coffee tables. These fabric ottomans were an elegant choice for this traditional and frequently used living room. We placed a tray on each ottoman for use with drinks and snacks. It’s a sumptuous look that blends function with the visual beauty client my client wanted for this space.

Multi-Level Coastal

Coastal is cool! Inspired by the beachy look of weathered wood, coastal’s simple lines influence this fantastic multi-level coffee table. This piece has loads of visual appeal!

Wood and Metal Mix

My bachelor client’s penthouse with sweeping cityscape views is the perfect backdrop for this mid-century modern-inspired coffee table. It’s a stunning example of wood with chrome accents. Best of all, with this manufacturer, you can choose the wood and metal finishes! My client wanted a more understated feel, and this dark finish and brushed metal base suit his style.

Glass and Chrome Contemporary

If you’re looking for an ultra-modern statement, look no further than this stunning glass and chrome showpiece! The fluid lines of the chrome base work well with both a 70’s-era retro look and a design-forward contemporary style.

Tailored Interest

Traditional doesn’t mean boring! Attention to the small touches adds interest to the tailored styling of this coffee table. The beautiful finish and knot detail on the legs elevate this high-quality look and blend effortlessly with the serenity of this space.

Functional, Artful Glass  

I love the retro-modern feel that this two-tiered glass top adds this this room! My client wanted a piece that was both functional and artful, and this table was ideal. Glass tops are both chic and forgiving with food and beverages. This manufacturer offers a selection of metal finishes, which makes each piece a unique addition to each unique room design.

Relaxed Contemporary

Wood and metal blend in this table for style that feels both fresh and effortless. The graining in the wood top is balanced by the architectural mental base – a winning combination of texture, tone and structure!

When you’re ready for a remodel, I can help you find the perfect design for your space and just the right touches to transform your home. It’s what I do, and I love what I do! Contact me to set up a consultation!

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Arlene Ladegaard