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If there's a workhorse of the living room, it's the coffee table. Mine, for example, functions as a place to eat, work, entertain, display colorful art and design books and even as extra storage!
No matter what the size of your space, there's a coffee table that will work. In smaller rooms, I love using two small stools or ottomans in place of a larger table. Place a tray on top and you also have a surface to eat and place drinks; plus, the stools can double as extra seating when needed. In larger spaces, a coffee table stacked with beautiful design books and small objects is my idea of heaven.
Traditional coffee tables with squared off edges look classic and tailored, while coffee tables that are low to the ground give a modern feel. You can get creative with your table: there are some fantastic options out there made from Lucite, glass, leather, marble, recycled plastic and metal.
Here are a few of my favorite coffee tables for inspiration.
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Metal Accordion Table at $129 at Urban Outfitters; Lack Side Table, $8 at Ikea; Eva Coffee Table, $535 at Modern Dose; Hans Pedestal Table, $895 at Jonathan Adler; Umbra Rolly Coffee Table, $700 at Velocity Art and Design; Dot Side Table, $149 at West Elm
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X-bench, starting at $179 at Ballard Designs; Faux Leather Coffee Table, $149 atAmazon; Rotunda Coffee Table, $598 at Anthropologie; Plywood coffee table, $395 atModern Dose; Eclipse Nesting Tables (set of 3), $428 at Design Within Reach; Park Avenue, $365 at Modern Dose; Smart round table top coffee table, $299 at CB2