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HOW TO STYLIZE A COFFEE TABLE

HOW TO STYLIZE A COFFEE TABLE

If you've been following along with my design journal or social media platforms, you'll know that I'm all about exploring and sharing the design process as it relates to interior architecture…and solving spatial problems. That’s really where my heart is. 

This design approach makes me a bit of an anomaly though as far as interior designers go. Most designers focus on beautifying already designed interiors with well selected finish materials and furnishings. I do that too but usually not before designing the actual interior architecture of the space. Sharing the design process on my blog has been very rewarding and has added a fresh dimension to my long design career.

That said, I love relaxing things up a bit with my design journal by mixing in lifestyle and stylized shoots for my Sunday post. For this weeks Simply Sundays I’m sharing design tips and some favorite things to stylize a coffee table with.

COLOR PALETTE

Start by gathering things within the color pallet you’re working with. For this vignette I went with soft and muted colors that match the foggy wintery days that often blanket Northern California this time of year.

tami faulkner design color pallet

FAVORITE THINGS

Next I gathered some of my favorite things in the color palette.

  • Design Books
  • White Tray
  • Decorative Bowl
  • Beads
  • Geode
  • Ceramic Fruit
  • Vintage Vase
  • Planter
  • Fresh Cut Flowers
tami faulkner design coffee table favorites

VISUAL BALANCE

From there I placed the objects in a square grid format. This layout is a more modern way to stylize a coffee table. It’s an approach that is akin to “blocking” in other forms of design. For instance today it is done commonly in landscape architecture. Essentially like items are placed, or grouped together instead of being sprinkled throughout the design. I love the ordered, yet fresh look it creates.

coffee table favorites tami faulkner design
coffee table favorites tami faulkner design
coffee table favorites tami faulkner design
coffee table favorites tami faulkner design
coffee table favorites tami faulkner design
coffe table favorites tami faulkner design
coffee table favorites tami faulkner design
coffee table favorites tami faulkner design
coffee table favorites tami faulkner design

Happy Sunday and thanks for following along! You can see more post like this by going to the Simply Sundays tab.

Cheers!

Tami

PHOTO CREDIT: JAYLENE CROSBY

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