To create a fun, livable room, designers added a durable, leather sofa that would be easy to clean. Then, they added Peter Dunham pillows and a Crate and Barrel coffee table to complete the space and add color and texture.
This neutral cottage living room features vertical shiplap walls, white sofas, a clear acrylic console table, a midcentury modern parquet coffee table, and a Moroccan blue side table from Crate & Barrel.
Vintage furnishings create a lived-in look and feel. The vintage chandelier and vintage French bed meet contemporary style by mixing in a Crate & Barrel table lamp, an IKEA desk chair and a West Elm desk.
A plush white sofa is decorate with a mix of patterned navy and pink pillows. A wood crate is covered with a glass table for a unique coffee table piece. The wood adds texture against the smooth look of the design.
This living room oozes style thanks to a mod-looking sofa, barrel chair and yellow coffee table. A Restoration Hardware South American cowhide tile rug defines the seating area, while three pieces of framed artwork adorn the wall.
The flat projection aluminum awning over this balcony makes the space feel like an additional room. A metallic coffee table is positioned between two gray barrel chairs and a reclaimed wooden bench, while a metal wire railing encloses the space.
Blown glass art hanging from the ceiling immediately draws the eye in this stylish sitting room. Barrel shaped sconces are mounted on wall panels over looking the sitting space. Four matching leather chairs with diamond patten finish look in on this unique and textural coffee table with 3D metal middle.
“We opted for a durable, solid wood dining table from Crate & Barrel for this casual eat-in kitchen nook. It’s perfect for family meals and works equally well for homework or crafts,” says the designer of this project. When matching table and chairs, she says, “always consider the leg finish of your dining chairs: They should be in the same tone family as your dining table. A few shades lighter or darker is fine, as long as the underlying hue is similar.”
You can replicate this coffee table, seen in an Atlanta model home. Take six storage cubes or square ottomans, or even six crates, and place them next to each other, three to a row. Then screw them together from the underside and turn them over, says Donna Mathis, owner of Atlanta-based Haven Design Works. For an extra touch, you could add metal strapping around the places where the cubes or crates connect.
Cute, cheap updates to a small patio include adding an outdoor pillow in a complementary color to a plastic Adirondack-style chair and an outdoor rug. If you don't have room for a coffee table, a smaller end table, can serve as your bar when enjoying cocktails with friends. Amy Latta of One Artsy Mama made this table using crates.
Pamper yourself by transforming an outdoor space into a custom retreat. Japanese forest bathing research shows that time spent in the Great Outdoors brings significant health benefits—lower blood pressure, less stress, greater empathy. Green spaces soothe both body and brain, and you can reap the results with a spot in your own yard. Start your project by choosing an area with easy access. A small deck, porch, patio or corner of a garden provides a terrific foundation for a home-sweet-home getaway. Approach your project with an eye to design by including touches that speak to your style (retro? chic? urban?). You don’t have to spend big bucks to make it work. This welcoming retreat features a crate coffee table that blends beautifully with wooden chairs. Pots of colorful annuals bring nature near. Annuals include purple Angelonia with Raven (dark) sweet potato vine, Yellow Chiffon superbells, Royal Velvet supertunia, and ‘Banana Cream’ Shasta daisy with Vertigo purple fountain grass.