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Cocktail Table Styling

November 2, 2017 by Melissa | 0 Comments

Kendall Wilkinson Living Room Coffee Table

Image courtesy of Kendall Wilkinson Design

There is a fine art to styling a cocktail table.   Too stark and the room looks barren; too much on the table and it starts to look cluttered.  This is especially true in a formal living room.  Unlike a family room, where I expect a cocktail table to hold daily-use items (think wooden trays corralling magazines, remote controls, and coasters), a living room is typically not used on a daily basis.  Instead, it is saved for grown-up dinners and cocktail parties.  So, the items on the table are purely for visual effect.

Right now I am styling a cocktail table in a formal living room.  The room will be used occasionally, but it is definitely not an every day space.  As a result, I am trying to walk the line between stark and cluttered.  Here are some of the images that are inspiring me right now.

Living Room Cocktail Table

Image courtesy of Robuck & Company

Living Room Coffee Table

Image courtesy of thezhush.blogspot.com

Living Room Coffee Table

Image courtesy of MyDomaine.com

Kendall Wilkinson Living Room Coffee Table

Image courtesy of Kendall Wilkinson Design

Living Room Cocktail Table

Image courtesy of Cara Jourdan

Here are some of the pieces I am going to use to try to achieve the looks above.  Stay tuned for the finished product.

Coffee Table Cocktail Table Styling

Sources

A Place to Call Home

A Photographer’s Life: 1990-2005

Chanel: The Vocabulary of Style

Silver Coasters

Urchin Box

Coco Bowl

 

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