I found myself surveying my living room one day last week, feeling that something was missing.

Great couch-check! Pop of color-check! Comfy yet elegant-check! My eyes kept roving as I surveyed the scene, not content but not quite sure what was missing. Then my eyes landed on my coffee table. Bingo!

My intention had always been that my living room coffee table serve a dual purpose: be both a place where guests can place their cups and snacks for informal gatherings as well as a home for some select coffee table books and tchatchkies. The reality of what ended up happening is that my coffee table and the coffee table books are buried under fabric swatches, kids homework, and myriad other things that have accumulated. What started out as a centerpiece has turned into yet another pile.

With the thought of clearing the clutter to its various designated homes, I began thinking about what makes for an ideal coffee table. In a previous post I shared some recommendations for excellent, conversation-provoking coffee table books. 

Today, I want to share some unique coffee tables and the beautiful things that adorn them.

Coffee Table Styling: 3 Ways | Rustic Chic coffee table styled w/ succulent plants & antlers

 

Pierre Renart : Collection Waimea - ArchiDesignClub by MUUUZ - Architecture & Design Pour répondre à une commande privée, le designer Pierre Renart a imaginé la série de mobilier Waimea. Des pièces de bois étonnantes qui jouent avec les courbes organiques et la noblesse des matériaux.

 

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It pays to keep your coffee table stylish.  ~ Great pin! For Oahu architectural design visit http://ownerbuiltdesign.com

 

Courtesy of our Apartment Therapy Classifieds, this awesome round coffee table has three nesting tables tucked under its glass top. Find more of our finds in the links after the jump.

I hope today’s post really inspired you to take your coffee table to the next level. Share some things you want to add to your living room in the comments below.