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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

 

 

~Kristen

 

I’m really drawn to The Pace Collection glass tables with gold/brass accents.  They really are simple, but elegant.  Glamorous.  Not overstated.

This Pace Collection dining table is no different.

Pace Rectangle Dining Table

Pace Rectangle Table Base

The table is 78″L x 40″W.  It has 3/4″ beveled edge glass, with rounded corners.  The table is 28″H.  It is in overall very good condition, with some expected minor wear to the gold/brass detail.

This table would be a show stopper in any home.  Glass tables in general can open up small spaces.  They can add sophistication and a little bit of modernity, but in a classic way (does that make sense?!).

Here is some inspiration for designing with a glass dining table:

twine interiors

I love the bench with the table and (WOW!) those chairs!

Cuckoo 4 Design

The natural fiber chairs paired with this glass table really works for me.  It tones down a table that could go super-glam.

minimalisti

This room has “edge” with the black and white details and translucent chairs.

decoist

The mixture of materials in this room makes it interesting.  Wood, different metals, the rug, and brick wall.  It works!

 

glitter and pearls

I love the bold rug under this table – what better way to really appreciate the floor decor than a see-through table!

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A little Chinoiserie?

Other than in a dining room, this table could be used as a conference table.  I just want to say, what a perfect way to make sure nobody is texting under the table!

Houzz

 

How would you design around this table?  I think for my house the natural fiber chairs would work best.  But I think I’d also put a bold rug under it.  What do you think works for your home?

If you want to bring this table home, details are in the Pursuing Vintage Shop.

~Kristen

 

 

 

 

The piece of furniture I’m featuring today is extremely unique.  It uses straight lines, curved lines, glass, mirror, gold and an overall feeling of late 70’s/early 80’s disco glam.

ELLO Server Buffet Gold Mirror

ELLO Vintage Server Buffet Mirror & Gold

This server has had one owner.  It is in overall good condition.  It has some scuffing at the bottom, visible in the photo.  I can give you more specifics and close up photos if you’re interested.

The measurements of the piece are: 54″ wide x 19″ deep x 30.5″ tall.

The interior of the server has a terrific drawer for keeping your silverware.

ELLO Interior Buffet Server Mirrored

The piece is not marked, but the time period,original purchase price, and details on the piece suggest that it most likely is Ello.  I have to give thanks to a super-helpful reader in California, Becky, for helping me determine the most-likely maker.  (Thanks Becky!!)

Let’s look at some different ways to use mirrored furniture:

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I love the angles on this piece.

funky bear decor

Use it in an entryway and style the top.

1stdibs

An ELLO credenza on 1stdibs.

1stdibs

A pair of Ello cabinets on 1stdibs.

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Paired with a shag rug!

via simplifying fabulous

Used in the bedroom.

via my luscious life

In the hallway flanked by chairs – warm & inviting.

 

If you’re interested in this glamorous piece, check out the Pursuing Vintage Shop!

~Kristen