Antique Leather Top Coffee Table

Antique Leather Top Coffee Table

After you’ve cued up your style, it’s time to ask yourself what you require of a vintage coffee table. Simplifying your process; however, is the reality that your chosen style probably dictates a good amount of what’s worth searching for. For instance, a glam vintage cocktail table is unlikely to offer any storage. Still, if you’re not married to a style just yet, or your chosen style offers a little wiggle room (and trust us, most do), go on and make a list. Read on for some options to consider and the styles that satisfy. Storage A feature that most lends itself to rustic and global coffee tables, we love a table that can help keep little messy secrets, just that—secret. Some coffee tables offer hidden lift-up compartments, but more common among vintage pieces are time-worn trunks that can double as tables or repurposed drums and barrels. Farm-style coffee table also frequently offer floor-level shelving, which is perfect for lining up baskets. Extra Seating Those who consider cocktails for twelve just another Wednesday night might do well to consider a coffee table that can double as seating. To fit the bill, look for for block-style coffee tables, or Parsons tables with panel-like legs. Materials like stone and burl wood hold up well to unconventional uses, but we recommend staying away from materials like lacquer or acrylic which may scratch easily. Movable Need a table that can take a hint and hightail it out of sight when needed? Go for compact pieces that might typically be dismissed as side tables—think garden stools and ottomans topped with trays. Group these petite kicks in a vignette of two or three, and you have a one-of-a-kind table that’s nomadic, yet no less stylish-looking for it. SPACE YOURSELF Once you have a coffee table in mind (or, okay, several!), it’s time to break out that tape measure. Scale is imperative with any piece of furniture, but it’s especially important when it comes to coffee tables (because, to be honest, they’re startlingly easy to get wrong). To start, remember that your coffee table isn’t going at it acapella. Measure your sofa to ensure that your coffee table won’t overhang it. Ideally, a coffee table should stop 2” short of your sofa on either end. Height is also important to take into account. Having your table top line up with your sofa seat height is ideal, but feel free to take liberalities here, as a room with a bohemian vibe might opt for a table much lower than the sofa.
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Antique Leather Top Coffee Table

Once you have a coffee table in mind (or, okay, several!), it’s time to break out that tape measure. Scale is imperative with any piece of furniture, but it’s especially important when it comes to coffee tables (because, to be honest, they’re startlingly easy to get wrong). To start, remember that your coffee table isn’t going at it acapella. Measure your sofa to ensure that your coffee table won’t overhang it. Ideally, a coffee table should stop 2” short of your sofa on either end.
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Antique Leather Top Coffee Table

Leather needs to be cleaned too. The dirt particles work their way into the tiny cracks and act like little razor blades. Anytime you’re attempting to restore or preserve leather, you have to take this into consideration. You must clean leather before dying or oiling. If you don’t, the dirt will remain trapped in those cracks and will wear the material rapidly. There are numerous ways to re-color leather, but the color, type of leather, and thickness would need to be known.
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Antique Leather Top Coffee Table

Cocktail and Coffee Tables The one piece of furniture in your home working from dusk til dawn? Well, that would be the coffee table (also known as the cocktail table après 5 PM). While routinely used to anchor a sofa, we like to think of a vintage coffee or cocktail table as the sun around which the other pieces in a room orbit. Meaning? Ensure your table’s sun-worthy. Have a regal room with palace vibes? Try a brass-and-glass La Barge piece. Style a bit more Mod? We personally fall hard for Waterfall tables. Following Follow This Search
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Antique Leather Top Coffee Table

Whether you consider yourself a caffeine fiend or not, the coffee table has become a non-negotiable in the modern home. So much more than a simple sofa anchor, it has evolved into the heart of a living room’s conversation pit. It’s a place for drinks to rest post-clinks, and cheese boards and game boards to temporarily call home. Give it fitting acclaim by opting for a vintage coffee table that pairs famously with your other furniture. Not exactly sure what that consists of? Read on for our no-fail coffee table guide.
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Antique Leather Top Coffee Table

A feature that most lends itself to rustic and global coffee tables, we love a table that can help keep little messy secrets, just that—secret. Some coffee tables offer hidden lift-up compartments, but more common among vintage pieces are time-worn trunks that can double as tables or repurposed drums and barrels. Farm-style coffee table also frequently offer floor-level shelving, which is perfect for lining up baskets.
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Antique Leather Top Coffee Table

The one piece of furniture in your home working from dusk til dawn? Well, that would be the coffee table (also known as the cocktail table après 5 PM). While routinely used to anchor a sofa, we like to think of a vintage coffee or cocktail table as the sun around which the other pieces in a room orbit. Meaning? Ensure your table’s sun-worthy. Have a regal room with palace vibes? Try a brass-and-glass La Barge piece. Style a bit more Mod? We personally fall hard for Waterfall tables.
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Antique Leather Top Coffee Table

For those that shun the notion that metallic be reserved for New Year’s Eve, there’s no better choice than a Regency coffee table. Clad in sparkling Lucite, brass, or chrome, these regal vintage coffee tables (or should we say cocktail tables) are an ode to an era of by-gone glamour. Among the most classic Hollywood Regency motifs are the wheat sheaf, the swan, and the ram (or ibex). Look for these motifs to be integrated into brass table bases and play up their shimmer by pairing with glass tops, demure rugs, and low-slung furniture (preferably upholstered in some kind of eye-popping velvet like chartreuse or cheetah).
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Those who consider cocktails for twelve just another Wednesday night might do well to consider a coffee table that can double as seating. To fit the bill, look for for block-style coffee tables, or Parsons tables with panel-like legs. Materials like stone and burl wood hold up well to unconventional uses, but we recommend staying away from materials like lacquer or acrylic which may scratch easily.
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If the amoebic nature of L.A. swimming pools speaks to you, consider something retro. From the cool-looking kidney bean shape to the biomorphic blob, vintage Mid-Century Modern coffee tables offer up a clean, unfussy look that perfectly complements straight-lined furniture. For something a little less daring, look for Danish Modern designs (which are typically rectangular in shape), or used coffee tables from Scandinavian makers. A favored Scandinavian design showcases an oblong top raised on splayed pencil legs—it’s simplistic perfection.
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Beautiful antique leather books with gold tooling and marbled or gilded edges. These books are from the 18th, 19th and early 20th century and represent a variety of subjects such as history, literature and poetry.
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Does a pouf and pillow-filled, floor-level dining experience fill your heart with a sense of unbridled glee? If so, we deem you a contender for used coffee table of the rustic and worldly variety. These are the tables crafted of reclaimed woods, knotty pines, and paint-washed boards. Surface area is expansive, inviting guests to sink down to table level and divulge in game playing and eat-with-your-hands-style dining. Nothing too precious here, which is exactly what a laid-back household with bohemian, farmhouse, or coastal vibes requires.
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After you’ve cued up your style, it’s time to ask yourself what you require of a vintage coffee table. Simplifying your process; however, is the reality that your chosen style probably dictates a good amount of what’s worth searching for. For instance, a glam vintage cocktail table is unlikely to offer any storage. Still, if you’re not married to a style just yet, or your chosen style offers a little wiggle room (and trust us, most do), go on and make a list. Read on for some options to consider and the styles that satisfy.
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Customize your library with a mix of over-sized, hardcover coffee table books on your favorite topics. We have a great assortment of categories to choose from including travel, history, film and drama, sports, film & drama, cookbooks, gardening books, oceans, natural history, etc. These books are primarily visual in nature with color or black and white photography.
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Height is also important to take into account. Having your table top line up with your sofa seat height is ideal, but feel free to take liberalities here, as a room with a bohemian vibe might opt for a table much lower than the sofa.