4.17.2012

More Styling Inaneness

Have I mentioned how much I hate styling?  And how mediocre I am at it?  Ugh.  Anyway, I've been struggling with our round coffee table since we got it.  I posed this question back when I shared shots of our new couch, and I got some helpful feedback.  Erin from Olive Our House shared with me her 'quadrant' approach (seen here).  My middle school computer teacher even reached out with some inspiration -- a lovely picture of her daughter's living room with a round coffee table.  With this and some other internetting around, I felt inspired.  Using stuff I already owned, I came up with these set-ups:
Quadrants.  Woah.  Too much.  Yet, not enough.  
Coffee Table Styling Attempt 5

More quadrants.  This combination of items just makes no sense to my brain. 
Coffee Table Styling Attempt 2

This sort of works for me.  But what's with the askew-ness?  No idea.  I was trying to be creative, but the tray seems too big...   
Coffee Table Styling Attempt 1

...So maybe something smaller.  But still, what's with the angle there?
Coffee Table Styling Attempt 3

Back to the tray.  Minus the askew.  I don't mind this, but I just kept thinking that I needed something round and with some height.  And color. 
Coffee Table Styling Attempt 4

Off to Home Goods I went searching for something round.  And, by God, I found it.  It's round.  It's just the right height.  It's colorful.  It's impervious to Pete's swat.  And it's ironic (I'm allergic to apples).
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What do you think? Oh, and yeah, those books are covered in decorative paper, which I swore in my last styling post was a line I drew.  In my defense, I covered these a long time ago, and I like to think that the glue on the wallpaper is the reason that Pete doesn't gnaw on them as he is wont to do to books.

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4 comments:

  1. looks good! i'm jealous of the amount of trays you have. i've been meaning to re-do my mantle for about a year now but i seriously hate "styling" things too.

    also, i think our cats are kindred spirits. and by kindred spirits, i mean, dumb cats that eat/break everything in sight. (sorry pete, i really just mean simba is dumb)

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  2. I love those trays. Your round coffee table is also nice. I think it's better if you retain the smaller tray on the table rather than the bigger one. It will surely make the table more spacious.

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