It’s been awhile since I have done anything interesting with my coffee tables. Just for fun, I thought I would join in on a Chairish Coffee Table Challenge. If you are not familiar with Chairish.com, they are an online retailer where you can buy and sell vintage and used furniture. They also carry tons of decor including vintage books and pieces you don’t see everywhere.
I started with one of their antique coffee tables and found a few accessories to come up with an island inspired look…
Obviously, not everything is to scale in my picture but you get the idea. These are pieces that would add a little island style into my home. You can click on the links below to bring you to the actual items on their website.
1. Tray –Whitewashed Teak Carved Tray
2. Vase – Huge Bulbous Hand Painted Vase
3. Books – Art Books
4. Shell – Natural Conch Shell
5. Wood Box – Wooden Cane Box
6. Coasters – Vintage Brass Anchor Coasters
7. Orchid – from my home
8. Glass Hurricane – Hurricane Candle Holder
9. Coffee Table – Antique Wooden Coffee Table
By the way, I am not being compensated in any way to create this coffee table style board or to mention Chairish…just in case you were wondering.
When styling a coffee table I think it is important to consider a few things:
- The colors and style of your room.
- The seasons – because it’s always fun to keep things fresh.
- Things you love. You want your room to reflect who you are.
As you might know from reading my blog, I love the Caribbean and try to incorporate a bit of island charm into my home without going too crazy.
Considering what my mantel looks like these days, this island inspired coffee table should fit right in with my family room decor.
My living room hasn’t escaped my island touches either. Here is one way I have styled my living room coffee table in the past. This is actually where I got the idea to use the cane box and shells in my inspiration board above.
You can see more of this post – HERE.
And you can see, my home office is filled with all kinds of island style as well…
You can see more – HERE
All this talk of islands is making me dream of a tropical vacation. Too bad we don’t have one planned …and too bad it is supposed to snow here this weekend! Ugh.
What items do you like to use on your coffee table?