A place for a cup of tea, fortifying Scotch or your next must-read, the coffee table should be unobtrusive, yet an integral piece of your living room.
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The Architect nesting coffee tables ($479) give you twice the surface area—or space. Tuck one beneath the other or display double the retro flair. westelm.ca
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The Brick coffee table (from $1,250) by Paola Navone for Gervasoni is lacquered wood and polished marble with lean yet lovely lines. gervasoni1882.it; broughaminteriors.com
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Add a single drop of molten gold to your space with the Brass Teardrop table ($1,249) by Jonathan Adler, or go dramatic with a multiple clover-like grouping. jonathanadler.com; chintz.com; mintinteriors.com
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Designed in partnership with Emily Carr University students in Vancouver, the Granville coffee table (from $1,459) pairs form with function, opening up to reveal storage space within its depths. boconcept.com
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The Porada Bignè table with an Emperador Dark marble top ($3,600) is the deepest brown laced with amber veining—or a little bit of black magic. porada.it
We check in with Calgary-based interior designer Amanda Hamilton—a former Western Living Designers of the Year One to Watch—to find out which coffee table caught her eye.
“Reflective of Alexander Calder’s sculptural mobiles, the Minotti Sullivan coffee table paired with a Davis pouf is both visually interesting and highly functional. Available in unconventional materials and finishes, these essential geometric forms create a casually elegant vignette when layered.” livingspace.com; shaunfordandco.com.