It’s all in the styling – coffee tables

Morning folks and happy Friday!  I thought today I’d round up the week with the final instalment of my interior styling series: coffee tables.

Big fat tomes, vases, candles, succulents, bell jars, trays and knick knacks seem to be the order of the day – whether you’re going for a sleek masculine vibe or a more colourful girly look, there should be something here for you!

Loving with a capital L this sleek lucite lovely – being able to see the chevron rug and and collection of books through the top is pretty awesome:

A couple of slightly more sophisticated schemes:

This girly vignette would be a delight to come home to – wouldn’t break the bank either, I think those tables are IKEA’s finest:

Couple of soft feminine looks, you can’t go wrong with a dose of foxed mercury glass:

And I’m also totally enamoured with this slightly more minimalist look – that wire basket below is fab:

The bone inlay table on the LHS here is BONKERS!

And I’m still totally hung up on this pic too:

It’s all about the coffee table books in these next two:

And I think this may just be my favourite of the lot!  The mixture of colour, pattern and knick knacks is pretty much the bee’s knees:

Last but not least, I’m also hankering after these elegant vignettes – that lump of crystal (agate?!) on the LHS is making my mouth water…



  1. Alistair says:

    Absolutely love the last coffee table – definitely the best of the lot! Is that reclaimed wood I see underneath those beautiful cigar boxes?

  2. J’adore the lucite/glass topped coffee tables! I am dying to pick one up myself – it would be the perfect way to display chic fashion-centric coffee table books.

    Gah! Your posts never fail to inspire me, Elly! 🙂

  3. What a bunch of eye candy on a Friday morning! Can’t decide which I love the most. They’re all fabulous. I’m on the hunt for a new coffee table myself. Actually a new living room redesign so this is really getting me excited 🙂

    Have a great weekend, sweetie! xoxo

  4. Rob says:

    Love them! I’m a big fan of somewhere to show off my photography books with some chunky wood….might be coming to you next year with some design advice 😉 p.s. it’s amethyst on the table (still a geologist at heart…!) x

  5. Yeah, coffee tables can be such beautiful centerpieces when done right. I absolutely hate the coffee table I have now because it’s glass, and I don’t like always having to clean it every 5 seconds. I would love to get a new one in all wood so I can decorate it like these.

  6. Sam says:

    This is so befitting because we’re having our new coffee table delivered next week! Thanks for the inspiration! I love the first look- very fun and playful. The girly glam one is pretty and the gold one with the bright pink flowers is also another favourite. Thanks for your kind comment, have a wonderful relaxing weekend!

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