Coffee Table Styling

January 28th, 2015

We don’t have a coffee table in our family room anymore, we took it out a few months ago because I was tired of it, but I’m looking at others with different proportions. I’m taking my time finding the perfect one, but I do so love a beautifully styled coffee table with an organized collection of considered elements. Coffee tables offer us a place to gather and display our favorite things.

Can we look at some pretty ones today? Yes, let’s. Here’s a great go-to grouping that works well: stacked books + vase of flowers + decorative object or two.

books and lilys

jennifer worts

flowers books on coffee table jillian harris

 jillian harris

side by side gold coffee tables

at home in arkansas

coffee table books flowers

apd architects

coffee table studio mcgee

  studio mcgee

amanda carol coffee table

amanda carrol interiors

Another useful trick is to include a tray in the mix to corral a small collection of items so they feel controlled, also consider candles for ambiance and scent.

jessie miller coffee table styling

jessie d. miller

coffee table books flowers tray

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Kirkland’s Media Center + Giveaway

January 27th, 2015

I just returned from a four day trip to Las Vegas where I had my Lasik eye surgery and worked on a few spaces in the fixer house. One of the projects was creating a media center in partnership with Kirkland’s Storage and Organization Event

We needed a media center between the fireplace wall and kitchen; we thought about hanging a flat screen above the fireplace but later decided a media stand on this wall directly in front of the sectional sofa would be better. The trouble was finding one that was small enough to fit but thankfully we did, the Townsend Media Stand is 42” wide but large enough for a good size flat screen to sit on top (Matt’s request, ha! Why do the men always want the biggest TV?)

media stand art above

We still need to add both tile and a floating wood mantel above the fireplace to the left, the kitchen is just to the right. The space for a media stand was only 5 feet wide so we needed something skinny and with storage capability. We’re pleased with this media stand from Kirkland’s since it has the perfect proportions for the space and adds beautiful contrast with its warm wood against the white painted walls.

We keep the kid movies on the left and grown up DVDs on the right, I also swapped the basic knobs for larger bone and brass hardware from Anthropologie (the Callisto knob) playing off the layered blue tones we’ve been adding to this home.

callisto knob kid movies

To balance the weight of the piece and fill the empty wall space above the TV, I added a few art prints in a mini gallery. The artwork came from two favorite sources, the waves print on the far left I ordered from Minted last year, the other three are from The Handmade Home book collection. Adding artwork above a flat screen is one of many ways to design around a television.

art above tv

I hung the artwork above while watching a favorite movie, appropriate for the town, can you name it?

media stand tv on

Right now Kirkland’s has dozens of storage furniture pieces on sale, be sure to check them out and perhaps you’ll find one for your organizational needs. Also Kirkland’s is offering one lucky winner a $100 gift card to shop their stores or online, click on the Rafflecopter widget below to enter! (Leave comments at Rafflecopter – see widget option, not here on this post).

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*This post in partnership with Kirkland’s, all opinions are my own!