The custom glass and metal cocktail table is a stunning centerpiece of the upper living room. The "fused" glass pieces are cast in 1" thick slabs and back lit with LED light, hardwired into the floor. The adjoining seating and lounge area make this space perfect for entertaining.
Designers Lance Jackson and David Ecton with Parker Kennedy Living took the homeowner's existing coffee table, but to get this look, you can take a coffee table that you own or find a rectangle-shaped table at a yard sale or consignment shop, then just repaint the outer edge in gold. They added new accessories, such as these heavy leaded glass candleholders.
Even when reusing existing items, such as this cocktail table and antique rug, you can decorate the table in a way that modernizes the look. As this table shows, look for a pair of heavy leaded glass candleholders, which designers Lance Jackson and David Ecton with Parker Kennedy Living say you can find affordably priced at local vintage stores or on websites such as Etsy.com. Then add in a piece of cut glass (this one is high-end turquoise, but you can find others on a lower end) to contrast with the glass candlestick holders. The books were already in their homeowner's collection.
A romantic English country-inspired sitting area features a dramatic blue velvet chair, golden cocktail table, landscape panting, a lantern, paneling, a white rug and a vase of flowers. The room is designed by Susan Ferrier; the architect is Bobby McAlpine. The room is featured in “Poetry of Place: The New Architecture and Interiors of McAlpine."
Flanked by Louis XVI armchairs with zebra upholstery, a mirrored cocktail bar adds a twist to entertaining in style. A gold bowl atop the Lucite coffee table adds a metallic touch to the black and white palette.