Coffee table selection.
ericajanda
December 4, 2013 in Design Dilemma
Here is a pic of my living room. Desperately need help selecting a coffee table. Any suggestion? Round? Square? Rectangle? How much of the rug should it cover?
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ASVInteriors
A coffee table should be surprisingly large so that your guests can lean forward to put a drink,or cup of coffee on it, and narrow enough for guests to walk around and sit. I suggest a rectangle given your layout. And since it is going to be quite large, add a large round tray in the center to break up the angularity.
December 4, 2013 at 10:24am     
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Deb Reinhart Interior Design Group, Inc.
Hi Erica,
The place looks great!

First, we'd suggest tweaking the placement of the rug so the front legs of each sofa sit on the rug. It'll help the area to feel a little more grounded and will place the center of the rug (the solid blocks) in the center of the seating area and centered under the coffee table.

Because of the shape of the seating area, we'd suggest either a large square or circle coffee table. Choosing a large piece will keep it from feeling dwarfed by the large furniture and it will accessible no matter where you're sitting.
December 4, 2013 at 10:30am     
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Dar Eckert
How about a natural edge coffee table or a large driftwood one?

December 4, 2013 at 10:32am     
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Laura Garcia Design Architecture | Consulting
Hi Erica, you are almost there with your room!

First, I agree that the front legs of the sofas should sit on the rug, and the centerline of the rug's color block inset should be centered on the couches, in each direction.

The small table shown in your pic feels small compared to the bold graphic print of the rug and the large sofas, so I would recommend a substantial, large, but _simple_ rectangular coffee table- wood or glass.

Good luck!
December 4, 2013 at 10:42am     
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ericajanda
Thank you all for your comments! The hunt begins.....
December 4, 2013 at 3:06pm   
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heather_11
I would have glass top table. Dont hide that beautiful rug!
December 4, 2013 at 4:26pm   
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Darzy
I like any of these for you! I think going BIG would look great between the sofas. You could either go rectangular or a large square table.
Clifford Cocktail Table
Stacked Coffee Table
Teresa Square Coffee Table-Wht/Ss
December 4, 2013 at 5:26pm     
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ericajanda
Thanks Heather & Darzy! Love the idea of glass. Darzy, where can I get the first table in your link ... Seems perfect.
December 4, 2013 at 7:04pm   
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istlady86
Looks great! Where is the rug from?
December 4, 2013 at 7:10pm     
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Darzy
ericajanda...that first table is my favorite too! It's also wonderfully large! Click on the name/link of the table and it will take you to the seller/brand.
December 4, 2013 at 7:22pm   
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ericajanda
Thanks Darzy. In response to the other post, the rug is a collection of carpet tiles I put together. There r many companies to choose from. I used Flor only Bc I happened to be by their showroom in NYC.
Thanks again everyone!
Erica
December 5, 2013 at 4:59am   
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ericajanda
Sorry Darzy, must be doing something wrong but when I click the link, I only get the picture. No company/model name info? I'm new to houzz so perhaps I'm doing something wrong?
Thanks
Erica
December 5, 2013 at 5:02am   
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Darzy
For me it takes a bit to load. But, the company is Benjamin Rugs and Furniture
December 5, 2013 at 12:02pm   
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Nancy Travisinteriors
Much bigger 36-40" square. When using a L shape. Is that a rug over a rug. Or is it colored blocked? Move sofas in so 18" from coffee table. Add tall pots in color, to top, big coffee table books. Stack on one corner. Move end tables next to furn arm not sitting to side. All tables must function.
December 5, 2013 at 12:33pm   
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Nancy Travisinteriors
Z Gallieres sells a glass square table which would work.
December 5, 2013 at 12:35pm   
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Nancy Travisinteriors
Just saw comment from u on carpet tiles. I would not do the squar in middle. Making it hard to place coffee table. Without looking strange. Can you take that out?. It does nothing for the interesting design you have on other part.
December 5, 2013 at 12:37pm   
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Studio LUGO
this is our advice for coffee table. Please visit our site http://www.patchwork4home.com
December 5, 2013 at 2:09pm   
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ericajanda
Hi Travis Interiors - thanks for the suggestions. Very helpful - esp re tables being function - duh, I should have thought of that! It has been moved. And the table size suggestion is great - I had no idea truthfully. Reworking the rug will be harder but will try.

Thanks for the reference to Benjamin Rugs and Z Galleries - both are great resources I didn't know even existed. Thanks again!!
December 7, 2013 at 8:57am   
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deiarh
Hi,

I am really keen to buy this TV unit for my lounge however I don't want to have glass or glossy finish coffee table, side table and bookcase.
Do you think this TV unit would go well with oak or walnut furniture?!
Thanks!
December 8, 2013 at 2:00am   
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arlys baker
Glass, then add some plain cushions on the couches so not to distract from the rug. I can see a long clear glass vase in that room with Big leaf greenery as well.
December 8, 2013 at 3:23am   
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Glass Tile Store
I think a spider table will be great for your livingroom
December 8, 2013 at 10:57am     
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