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  1. I love your table Lory!! The book on the table looks awesome, and I also noticed the Nest candle. Nice!!

    1. Thanks, Anita! I love your book and it’s always displayed on one of my tables… πŸ™‚ The Nest candle was a gift from a friend and I just love the bamboo scent!!

  2. Beverly Siek says:

    The new table is fabulous! But hold on a minute about the coffee table….I actually really like the one you have. If you need a new look, it could be painted and distressed, but I love the style, shape, and scale of it. Just a thought!

    1. Ha ha, thanks Beverly! Isn’t it funny how we abandon our own things and don’t see them through other people’s eyes. I would consider painting it, but I still think I’d move it downstairs and get something more delicate for this room. I also have one other idea. Maybe I’ll write a post about that and have people weigh in… πŸ˜‰

  3. Lory, your table looks beautiful! I love its details and color. Your living room is looking gorgeous. I can’t wait to see the new coffee table that you are going to choose.

    1. Thanks so much, Shannon! The room is a work in progress but I think it’s getting there. Because of the huge couch, it will never look perfect, but I was adamant about have a couch we can curl up into and enjoy, so I love it… πŸ™‚ I have a few distinct ideas for the coffee table and they’re all quite different, so not sure which way I’ll go yet. We’ll see…

  4. Lory,
    I cannot wait to tell my adult children that I am not the only person in America with a land line.? Love your table. I like the coffee table you have,I won’t tell hubby. If you want to change it I think maybe a pretty metal and glass.

    1. Lol… yep, my kids do not have land lines and never answer it when they’re in our house. BUT when they call us, they often call the land line because the reception and sound is so much better… πŸ˜‰ Re the coffee table, right now I have 3 choices I’m thinking about and metal and glass is one of them. I may do a short post proposing the ideas and see what people think… πŸ™‚ Thanks for visiting!!

  5. Lory, I love your solution! You hardly even notice the phone. What a great little table! At least, we no longer have to worry about where to hide the Yellow Pages! Nice!

    1. Thanks and omg, I forgot about the phonebook! Ha ha, how funny that we used to have to deal with that… πŸ™‚ Thanks for stopping by!!

  6. Ginger Valdes says:

    Lori, it looks great! I’m thinking of a classic glass with gold metal frame. Something with a little bling that you brought from your Parisian home to you “country chateau”. I think you’d have more visual space with that. Something about mixing glass, bling, and chippy patina that just WORKS!

    1. That is definitely one of the choices I am considering, specifically the one from last week’s styling a coffee table post. But, I’m also considering a distressed Gustavian one or possibly a completely different option (involving fabric). What I like about the gold and glass is that I think it brings in some of the edginess I’m looking to add for freshness. Thanks for your input!! πŸ™‚

  7. Looks like you found the perfect accent table. I gave up our landline since we have great cell reception. At first it felt very wrong but not I don’t give it a second thought
    I noticed in another picture on your blog the ottoman with the fringe that you have. I can’t help but be curious how it would look in here. Seems like it might be fun with the rug you have in this room. Of course I can’t be sure about coloring etc….just a thought! I love to try things in new places. Otherwise glass and metal seem like a good way to go too!

    1. That’s actually funny Liz, because I did think about that ottoman in here! But I don’t think the colors would go and then I still need a table for the living room. The other issue is we use this room and table so much, that I’m afraid a soft fabric table will be less functional. I actually have another long narrow tufted ottoman in the study, which would be a great shape to coordinate with our long sectional couch, but for the same reason, I’m afraid it won’t work. I may try it out for a bit though… πŸ˜‰ Thanks for your input!!

  8. Nancy Pharr says:

    Love the new table.
    For your coffee table I suggest a glass with an antiqued gold trim. Had a big chunky wood like yours in my den, but when I went French county in that room I did one as described above. Love it!!!! Just what it needed. It dressed it up a little and gave the room some safistication. Wish I could send you a pic. It is oval so it fills up the space still leaving just enough room to navigate around. Glass in the middle edged by the metal painted/antiqued gold look with beautiful curvy legs. And even better….a consignment find. Can it get better…1/2 price! Made my day. And it is PERFECT for the room. Hope you have as good of luck as I did in your search.
    Oh and P.S. Searched the world over for my perfect piece and found it when I took my old coffee table in to be consigned. Happiness is!
    Nancy

    1. Love you story about the consignment table and yes, that sounds a lot like what I’m looking for. Although my other choice is kind of Gustavian. It probably will depend on what I happen to find in my searches. Thanks so much for stopping by!

  9. bobbi duncan says:

    Love your new find, Lory, and that you placed the piece under the window rather than next to the sofa as most would have done. I’m so enjoying getting to watch your beautiful home evolve, and have gotten terrific ideas. Hugs!

    1. Thanks, Bobbi! Part of the placement decision had to do with the wire from the phone, but I prefer it there too… πŸ™‚

  10. Greetings from Colorado! The little table looks great under the window and is practical to boot. I found a similar table at Goodwill that is holding my CD player and a wire basket of CDs with a trio of aqua mason jars on the top. Wasn’t sure where it was going to live when I bought it but little tables always seem to find a home. I like your current coffee table…maybe paint it white and lightly distress it? The touches of pink are perfect. P.S. I still have a land line and may use my little table for it sometime!

    1. Thanks so much, Pat! I so agree about tiny little tables. I think I may paint the table, but then use it downstairs and get something a little less bulky for this room. Still not sure… πŸ˜‰

  11. Cindy in Montana says:

    Pretty, Lory! Sweet table under the window WORKS.

    I agree with your decision to swap out your coffee table. It has good bones, but to my eye, the scale is a bit too large and the finish reads a bit heavy. What I can see working beautifully is a ROUND coffee table to balance some of the room’s otherwise linear shapes. Material options are wide open: upholstered with a tray; metal and glass (but the dusting and windexing! ?), or to prevent the room from becoming TOO sweet, perhaps a wooden cable or wire spool (either left quasi-industrial with its own wood tones or softened/reworked as you prefer … Paint, book pages, sheet music decoupage, typography, etc.). While not technically a “shelf,” the lower part of the spools still invite merchandising, display of books, etc.

    It will be fun to see what you do!

    1. Thanks for all the input, Cindy! These are all great ideas… πŸ™‚ I’m still unsure, but we’ll see, hopefully soon.

  12. That table to absolutely lovely. I love the detail. It fits right in and the phone has an elegant table to live on.

  13. Love the table! No landline here anymore!

  14. It’s perfect and I love the detailing.
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

  15. We have a landline too. With above-ground power lines and living on a windy island we keep the landline because it works in a power outage long after cell phones lose their battery power. I love your little table and I’d think again before replacing your coffee table. Why not paint it?

  16. Shelley Welch says:

    Hi lory, I love all the boxes that hide the daily items of life. The silver one in this photo I’ve seen before! My husband keeps three tv remotes by his chair. We have a smallish Ethan Allen round table between our chairs, white legs, beech? Top, bronze lamp with a touch of gold. I thought you’d highlighted ways to hide remotes with resources and can’t find it. Maybe you could include in your coffee table search? By Michigan law I can’t drive for 6 months for medical reasons, but I can shop online! Lol! I own a 20 year old glass and brass coffee table I won’t part with. That’s my vote!

  17. Love the little table and especially love the silver box on the shelf. I gave in and we got rid of the land line once I no longer worked from home. I will say that it had become a nuisance due to the sheer number of robo calls we would receive each day.
    For the coffee table I love a glass top. I think they are easiest to keep looking nice, you never need to worry about the finish especially in a room that is used on a daily basis. Can’t wait to see what you choose.

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