My living room has undergone a huge transformation in the last year.  One of the final furniture pieces I have been looking for is a coffee table.  My dream table is a lucite or glass waterfall table.

Well, guess what?  Dreams do come true!

The wonderfully thoughtful Kerry Steele gave me a heads up that she had come across a glass waterfall coffee table when she found her awesome end tables.  I believe my words were something like this: OMG!!! I WANT THAT!!! I’VE BEEN LOOKING FOR ONE FOR-EVER!!!!  (I use the caps to demonstrate the insane urgency I felt at getting my hands on that table!)  Kerry went out of her way for me, and made sure I got that table.  Thank you Kerry!

The table is perfect.  I love it.  I love the thick glass.  It helps to open up my room.  It is so much better than the leather ottomans I had there (although my boys miss the ottomans because they were terrific pieces to bounce off of and onto the couch).  The room has ceased to be used for their gymnastics – I’m working on reclaiming it!  The room is coming together!

But you know how when you get something new, it makes you realize you need MORE new things?  Yeah.

Living room

Now I’m feeling like I need a different rug, or at least to try the layered rug look.  My couch is too similar in color to the rug.  I think I’d like more pillows on the couch.  And I still need to “figure out” that corner between the fireplace and couch.  Not big enough for a chair.  And I don’t want to line up another piece of furniture on that wall.  Hmmm.

What I really need to do now is style my coffee table!  I need fun, pretty things!

Here are some items that I’m loving:

Wooden Tray — The Pink Pagoda


Iris Lacquer Tray — Clayton Gray Home


Lacquer Trays by iomoi


West Elm


Small Antique Brass Web Sphere – the Zhush


Chevron Round Covered Boxes – The Zhush


Figural Shell – Target


Gold Leaf Tray – Nate Berkus


Cubed Sculpture – West Elm


There are so many other fun little pretty things out there — maybe I’ll dedicate an entire post one day to that.

In the meantime, here is something I aspire to:

Styled coffee table — the zhush


But, for right now, until my little guy begins to listen to the word “no”, this is probably what my reality is!

Living room table





8 replies
  1. Barb
    Barb says:

    First of all… lucky girl. Awesome table to add you your beautiful home. Second, I love, love, love your drapes. I am looking for something in that pattern for my husbands office. What is the fabric, if you don’t mind sharing. I have always loved Navy and never used it in my decor. Your pillows have me thinking! Thirdly, I actually love the last bit of styling! As an empty nester (my youngest gets married in two and a half weeks and my oldest will be 30 in 6 weeks… enter big sigh.) I miss those days, when I was in the midst of them I longed for dreamy, spaces of style and tended neatness. Now I have it. So I long for matchbox cars , legos , a headless barbie doll and those painful when you step on them, barbie shoes, add a broken crayon with a juice box or two and it could be heaven! The grass is always greener! Good luck with reclaiming your space, but don’t forget to enjoy the little people decor while you have it.

    • Kristen
      Kristen says:

      The curtains are West Elm. I really love them, but I have a hard time using other patterns with them (pillows, rug, etc). I’m always scared there will be “too much”. Kind of what I’m thinking now about the blue patterned pillows I have on the couch – not sure they work with the curtains.
      Congrats on the upcoming wedding! So fun! I’m sure time does fly – the last 3.5 years certainly have for me!

  2. Teresa
    Teresa says:

    I love the patterned pillows on the sofa with the drapery and I wouldn’t hesitate at all to pull in a patterned rug, you do need some color under the table. Love the look! I agree with Barb – enjoy the little boy toys while you can, they won’t be there forever!

  3. KMR
    KMR says:

    I love the web sphere and chevron boxes from zhush and that Target shell is fun, too–I can definitely see those in your living room, although it would be a shame to get rid of baby boy’s table accessories!

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