This luxurious cowhide piece is the star of this room, but no one should ever be allowed to put their feet on it unless they are wearing impeccably clean socks!
OK, this is the dangerous slatted table of which I spoke - it looks so great it's worth the lack of stable places for drinks.
A clear table leaves a room much more open - it's like it's hardly there. This is a great solution for smaller spaces. There are a few more examples of clear tables below.
This lucite encased vintage trunk is a stunner.
Isn't the metal bamboo detailing beautiful?
An upholstered piece is made functional by adding a tray.
Think outside the usual coffee table box: These two Moroccan tables work well as a pair. The same trick can be accomplished using ceramic Chinese garden stools.
This glossy block adds a great bit of geometry to this modern room.
I had to add another shot - that finish is so beautiful.
I love this quirky table - it's like a plant stand and adds sculptural interest to the room. It keeps the residents from being Unhappy Hipsters (have you seen that blog? It's HILARIOUS!).
This pair of stools serves many functions - coffee table, extra seating, and secret storage!
This George Nakashima table is absolutely the star of the room. Below are a few more rough hewn wood tables that add textural appeal.
Another clear beauty. The round shape is easier to navigate around in a smaller area, i.e. no mystery bruises on your shins from knocking into coffee table corners on a daily basis!
I love this industrial cart so much. I believe it came from one of my favorite stores here in Atlanta, Victory Vintage.
This upholstered table fits right in with the polished yet comfortable traditional vibe of this room. The room is lovely but it's also the place where one can eat popcorn and watch movies, or guzzle beer and watch the Superbowl.
This coffee table is like an anchor in the room. Everything else is styled around it. The mix of metal and wood makes it very versatile.
I am SUCH a sucker for a driftwood table. This table brings in a natural element.
This table provides the perfect surface for a bright tablescape.
This room is large enough to contain two coffee tables and sitting areas. I like that they have different styles - it keeps things from being too matchy-matchy. the rug, drapes, and wall color do all the unification work.
This wood and glass tray shaped table is just super cool. I don't have anything more profound than that to say about it!
This petite and graceful table fits in well with the elegant design.