Finding the Perfect Coffee Table

If you’re hunting down a new coffee table for your home, we’ve rounded up some of our favourites in natural timber, luxe marble and shiny metal.


1 NATURAL TIMBER

When it comes to coffee tables, timber options are probably the most popular. Their enduring beauty and timelessness means they’re a safe option when it comes to selecting one for your living room. Just be sure to go for classic, clean lines and ensure the colour is right. I personally love the look of a very pale timber or American oak. Timber (whether it’s real or a veneer finish) can instantly add warmth to a space.

Two great examples that combine round shape, metal frame legs, and a timber top are GlobeWest’s Flinders coffee table (pictured below) and Harto’s Eugenie coffee table (pictured above left). Each would easily fit into a contemporary or Scandinavian-inspired home. Something a little different, is Beeline Design’s Cuba coffee table – complete with a leather satchel providing the perfect spot for magazines, tv guides and all your other entertainment essentials.


LUXE MARBLE

I love a marble coffee table, in fact, I own one! There’s something about the natural marble vein that gets me all school-girl-giddy. If you’re after a luxe, sophisticated look for your living room, marble is the way to go. And if there was a perfect example of this, it would be in Laura Gummerman’s glitzy mid-century style den, pictured above. Here she’s used West Elm’s marble-topped pedestal coffee table, the combination of gold and marble has me weak at the knees. Super sexy right?

This Minimalista coffee table with marble top from Blu Dot (pictured below), features in the former home of The Block contestants Julia and Sasha (which we featured in our Aloha edition). I have this exact same style but with a white base in my own living room and I love its simplicity. The simple box like frame lets the marble top be the hero.

Photography Martina Gemmola  /  Styling Aimee Tarulli /  Interior design Julia Treuel  /  Minimalista coffee table from Blu Dot

Photography Martina Gemmola  /  Styling Aimee Tarulli Interior design Julia Treuel  /  Minimalista coffee table from Blu Dot

Looking for something that combines the beauty of marble with the warmth of timber? Harpers Project’s round marble coffee tables in low and medium size look great placed together as shown below in Kristine Jenkins’ home.


SHINY METAL

Anything shiny or metallic always instantly catches my eye – I’m like a bowerbird but for shiny brass things! If you’re also looking to add a bit of glitz and shimmer to your living room, you may want to check out these beauties. Freedom’s Hammered Drum coffee table in shiny copper finish (pictured above) looks super charming with pink furniture don’t you think? And speaking of pink, pictured to the right, is an image from Bloomingville’s range. Their Pretty coffee table in brushed brass from Clickon Furniture is simple in shape, and not huge in size, so it’s perfect for smaller size homes.

The Terrace coffee table from West Elm, (pictured below)  is so lovely that I had to share two images of it – featured in the beautiful home of blogger Ceres Ribeiro (of The Pink Dream blog). With slender brass frame, and three tiered levels, it’s the ultimate coffee table for those who have lots of lovely books and decor to display. More options below...