Styling your Coffee Tables

Nate Berkus is absolutely one of the most inspiring interior designers that have influenced me throughout the years.  Besides that, he and my brother and his family were all survivors of the tsunami that devastated Thailand years ago, so I have felt a unique bond with him.  He has said that “Everyone should be able to sit in a room with pieces that spark memories”.  Not only do I completely agree with this sentiment, but I incorporate it fully throughout my home.  Today, I am sharing ideas about styling your coffee tables to better represent you and your personal style.

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Styling your Coffee Tables

Typically, a coffee table is a centerpiece of most family rooms and living rooms. As you and your family or guests are sitting around your coffee tables, they are getting a glimpse into things that are important to you. I have always encouraged my clients and my friends (only when asked, of course!) to utilize this area as a display for cherished accessories, your passions, and your interests. Not only does it allow your guests to get to know you better, but it also can initiate enlightening conversations about the places you have visited, your passions (in my case, this includes favorite designers, artists, places we have traveled, etc.), and the people and things that inspire you or have sentimental value.

Dollar Tree Fall/Thanksgiving Table Setting

Beautiful table settings do not have to be expensive!  To prove that, I created this fall table setting with ONLY items purchased from my local Dollar Tree store, costing less than $50 for all of it!!  My kids have always loved going to dollar stores when they were little.  Actually, my teenage daughter still loves going and I have always been fascinated by what you can buy at a dollar store!  So, she was part of the inspiration of this Dollar Tree Fall/Thanksgiving Table Setting.

Benjamin Franklin famously said, “A penny saved is a penny earned”.  I say save those pennies!!

Contemporary Fall or Thanksgiving Table Setting

As soon as one holiday ends, it is time to start planning for the next one.  There are several eating areas in our house all created with neutral palates to easily transition between seasons and holidays with any color palate. This way, I can change things up every season…or not!  For this fall season, I wanted to create a Contemporary Fall or Thanksgiving Table Setting for my breakfast area.

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When life gives you lemons…

One of my favorite reality stars, Shannon Beador of the Real Housewives of Orange County, recently said … “When life gives you lemons, put nine of them in a bowl!”  This immediately became my motto and as well as the inspiration behind my first blog post! Not only does it simply suggest doing something special with “lemons in your life” that might be considered “sour”, but it’s about transforming those faulty, not-so-pleasant situations into something better.

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