A square glass table with X-shaped bases provides seating for a large number of guests while complementing the jagged lines of a modern staircase. Lighting provides drama in the space in the form of a sleek, contemporary pendant, as well as a pair of amber-glass floor lamps that highlight a modern abstract painting.
A sleek glass-top coffee table adds contemporary flair to this traditional space. Table-top topiary, books and a mirrored table set provide a counterpoint to furniture in this transitional living room.
Designer Michael Habachy topped a coffee table purchased at a Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams warehouse sale with a gold-studded tray by L'Objet and coffee table book, magnified by a Ralph Lauren crystal lens. Habachy used these items in a condo at The Residences at Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta.
A simple glass coffee table serves as a muted backdrop for this living room's bold prints like its black and white striped sofa. Accents like books, freshly cut flowers and candlesticks add to a room's character.
If you want to prevent a traditional room from looking too stuffy, try adding a pop of modern. The ghost chair in this living room maintains a traditional feel with its classic form yet adds a touch of modern with its lucite material.