My new coffee table

AKA an early Christmas present to myself.

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When it comes to finding furniture, sometimes I live with a “filler” until the perfect piece comes along and sometimes I just wait it out.

I’ve been waiting it out for a new coffee table.  I redecorated our living room in Paris a few years ago and changed a couple of big ticket items. One was our couch because my beloved rolled arm Conran Shop one had finally bitten the dust after too many running leap belly-flops by my boys.  I had no trouble deciding on a replacement but finding the perfect coffee table to go in front of it has stumped me.

For everyday use, we’ve been using a big rectangular ottoman, but its down-filled cushion, while comfy for lounging and watching tv, is too squishy to hold drinks and snacks.  Whenever we have guests over, I just move it out of the way and place a couple of smaller tables in front of the couch.

Our living room has four sets of French doors and we cross through it constantly so I didn’t want a giant rectangular table intersecting it. I decided that our square living room needed a round coffee table.

Well, I finally found the perfect one. It was delivered a couple of weeks ago and I am in love.  I discovered it just in time too because it’s been discontinued!

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It came from Flamant on the beautiful Place de Furstenberg in the 6th arrondissement.

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This is the type of interiors store that I could easily live in.  It’s full of beautifully made antique reproductions along with Belgian Modern and Gustavian designs.  Think lovely linens, supple leather, warm woods and patina galore. There isn’t a thing in it I don’t like. It’s a shame their website and online catalogue aren’t more Pinterest worthy.  I’m always frustrated when websites don’t make it easy to save a pretty image.

My coffee table is exactly like the one below from Restoration Hardware.

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The RH table was featured in the September 2016 issue of House Beautiful and I believe I spotted it in Lauren Liess’s beautiful book Habitat The Field Guide to Decorating.

I nabbed this beautiful vintage round wicker tray a LONG time ago at a flea market in the hopes of one day finding the perfect round table on which to place it.

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It’s now holding magazines on the lower shelf of my coffee table.


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