I recently read an article in Stylelist Home that declared coffee tables on the extinction list. While I fully agree that ottomans, stools and trunks that can be used for double-duty are very functional, I still love a coffee table. Might it have something to do with the fact that I eat every meal in front of the TV? Maybe. But it's also that a table is where you can show off a bit of personality. It's a piece of art. I love the craftsmanship of handmade and vintage tables, and the sleek lines of a modern table that perfectly shows off a great display on top of it.
Some examples to convince you:
|reclaimed wood handmade beauty on Etsy: $450|
|reclaimed brickmaker pallet table from Bobo Intriguing Objects: price unlisted|
|vintage surfboard coffee table on Etsy: $650|
|or a similar vintage-inspired new handmade table on Etsy: $280|
|local vintage stores are a great resource, like Mid-Century Dwellers: negotiable price|
|how about a DIY? check out this midcentury-look coffee table tutorial.|
|West Elm: $416|
|teak from Crate & Barrel: $750|
So, vive la coffee table?