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02_09_15aMy husband and I both work from home, but even though we have an office, I much prefer to work downstairs in in our living room (close proximity to the kitchen is a major factor).

For this reason our coffee table also has to double up as a laptop desk. When we were looking for suitable tables we chose the Vittsjo coffee table from Ikea and although Pinterest is full of ideas on how to revamp it and give it a new look, we decided to keep ours as it was.

What I do like to change, however, is how it is styled. Previous displays have included family photo albums, various ornaments and interiors magazines, so when the lovely people from Farfetch sent me a beautiful book about inspirational design I knew instantly where it had to go.

Farfetch Curates Design is the second book in a series of three and it explores the relationship between design and fashion.

01_09_15cEasily picked up and browsed through, books like this are a tremendous source of interior design ideas. The Parisian home of designer, Armand Hadida, (above) is both stunning and wonderfully eclectic, and I have added a visit to Hotel Six Senses Zighy Bay, Oman, to my bucket list too. Also, some of the clean lines in the book are reminiscent of the look I was going for when styling my coffee table.01_09_15aWhenever I change up the coffee table display I like to amass all possible objects from around the house and put them in one place.

coffee table ornamentsAs much as I like a good selection in theory, not everything makes the cut. I’m not a fan of too many objects on surfaces as it can be harder to keep them looking tidy.The storm lantern was too big and even though it’s Autumn, the pine cones didn’t make it either.

However, I do like a touch of greenery, and a vase of flowers did add the finishing touch. 02_09_15b Once I finished, all that was left to do was light some scented candles and enjoy the new look:02_09_15

A simple display, that’s not too fussy, that’s not going to slow me down on my way to the kitchen!

You can find the Farfetch book here, priced £16.

Michelle x

Disclosure: I was gifted the Farfetch book, but all opinions are my own.

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2 thoughts to “Coffee Table Styling

  • Abigail

    Great inspo. I love having fashion orientated magazines and books on my coffee table to flick through.


    • Michelle Cookson

      Thanks, Abigail. Don’t you just love it when guests come round and you end up flicking through them together! 🙂

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