See how decorating expert Pheobe Howard applies her foolproof 4-step formula to a variety of coffee tables from traditional to modern.
This iconic, clean-lined table never loses its appeal, and it can work in both modern and more traditional settings. “It is truly a timeless design,” Phoebe says.
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4-Step Formula for Coffee Table Style
The warm materials and elegant simplicity of mid-century Danish coffee tables pair well with traditional upholstered pieces. Even in a darker finish, they have a light and airy feel.
Every Southern living room needs a little gilt! This combination adds sparkle and shine to any space and has the added advantage of being super easy to clean (no coasters required).
Often low and spacious, these tables are good for displaying objects and also for propping up your feet. They tend to be substantial in appearance and can help anchor a large room.
Pair white laquer with glass and crystal to create a neutral and sculptural coffee table display that walks the line between traditional and modern.
This offbeat, eccentric teak table serves as a foil for the sofa's old-fashioned fringe.
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