Coffee and Cocktails: The Table That Keeps On Giving
Coffee tables or cocktail tables (which is how I refer to them) are relatively new on the scene. There are a few that date back to the late 1800's, but that is a little late in the game for a table that is standard in homes all over the world.
Japan has used the low tables for the longest period of time, though they were never referred to as a "cocktail table." This is why so many low tables have an Asian aesthetic.
The low table is incredibly versatile. It is the perfect element to jazz up a traditional interior. Nothing is more beautiful then a gorgeous, traditionally appointed room with a groovy contemporary cocktail table. I rarely use these words but if you have a sofa in a room you absolutely MUST HAVE a coffee table in front of it.
Right now low cocktail tables are all the rage. Most tables are 18" to about 20" tall but I am putting 13" to 15" high tables into a lot of clients' homes.
Here are some of my favorite cocktail tables, all of which can be found through the bluGloss "shop" feature:
I just die for these brass bunching tables from Crate & Barrel. They look great in a traditional setting and they have a cool 70's/80's vibe, which I love.
If your living room is feeling a little tired, try a red coffee table from Oomph. You will be amazed!
Kathy Kuo knocked it out of the park with this one. The steel and reclaimed wood is sophisticated without being pretentious.
I am not going to apologize -- this table is still one of my absolute favorites!
Your Design Partner,
Matthew O'Dorisio, bluGloss Chief Designer
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