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Accessory Styling: Coffee Tables

By Erika Brechtel @smallshopstudio

Dissecting the fine art of staging

Now that I can see the light at the end of the tunnel with my own living room, I am faced with a challenge that has somewhat eluded me: how to accessorize our coffee table. Perhaps because I am a graphic designer, the 2D applications (consoles, bookshelves, nightstands, dressers) seem to come much easier for me. Once in the round, I tend to overthink it. I’m my own worst enemy. (Not to mention a 2-1/2 year old who wants to grab mommy’s pretty things.)

So I’ve been collecting images as of late, in the hopes that I will be inspired suddenly to set up our own coffee table just right. I know the essentials: books, a tray and/or box, and a few sculptural items/curiosities. Maybe candlesticks or flowers for height. Now how to put it all together…

Accessory Styling: Coffee Tables

[ Elizabeth Bauer ]

Accessory Styling: Coffee Tables

[ Victoria Thompson ]

Accessory Styling: Coffee Tables

[ Betsy Burnham ]

Accessory Styling: Coffee Tables

[ Martyn Lawrence-Bullard ]

Accessory Styling: Coffee Tables

[ Laurann Claridge ]

Accessory Styling: Coffee Tables

[ Daniel Pafford ]

Accessory Styling: Coffee Tables

[ Molly Luetkemeyer ]

[ Kelly Wearstler ]

Accessory Styling: Coffee Tables

[ Tia Zolden ]

Accessory Styling: Coffee Tables

[ Tamara Kaye-Honey ]

Accessory Styling: Coffee Tables

[ Kelly Wearstler ] 

Accessory Styling: Coffee Tables

[ Eddie Ross & Jaithan Kochar ]

Accessory Styling: Coffee Tables

[ Adam Braum Straus ]

 How have you styled your coffee table? Any tips for me? Post links to your pics!

...xoxo

Images via Lonny, High Gloss, RUE, Martyn Lawrence-Bullard, Kelly Wearstler

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