14 Jan 2014

Looking for a Scandinavian Coffee Table

Our basement reno has been at a standstill for the last week.  I know in my last post I said we were getting the concrete poured that day, but late the same morning we found out the pump truck was broken and here we are about a week later still waiting on a truck to pump the concrete!  I'm crossing my fingers that it will be poured soon.  In the meantime, I have had lots of time to think about the decor for the basement.  

Our basement will have a really large rec room down there which will need a big sofa or sectional and our plan has always been to move the Saarinen tulip coffee table from our living room to the basement.  This means that I am in the market for a new coffee table/have an excuse to look at coffee table options.  I know this purchase may be a ways off still, but it's fun to look at some options in  the meantime.  I would like to get something that I will be able to keep forever and possibly hand down to one of the boys if they ever may want it.  Below are a few options I'm considering.  They're all Scandinavian or have a Scandinavian feel which I think will go well with my style and with my goal of trying to create a home that will teach my children about their heritage.

I've also gathered a few inspirational pictures of each of the tables below.  I love how many of these tables come in a few colour options and sizes allowing them to be paired together.  Many of them are also really versatile in that they could easily be used as side tables as well.  I chose mostly natural wood, white, grey and black since they would be the most versatile in my space, but if you click the links to the manufacturers above, you may be surprised at how many colour and sometimes wood choices there are.


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Now I have a really tough decision to make.  At least I have some time to make it while the basement is being finished. :)  One thing to keep in mind though, is that many of these types of pieces take weeks to get in so I may be able to make the decision a little sooner?  Which table do you like best?

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  1. I vote for #2! I love the detail on the legs! Especially grouping the larger black one with the smaller gray one... looks awesome!

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    1. I've been leaning towards that one myself too. I love the contrast on the legs.

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  2. I love #1 although the picture makes it seem really small like a side table. Not sure what the scale really is but I like that it has a little bit of everything!

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    1. It's pretty small which I think would be kind of unexpected, but it would need another one to work as a coffee table. I've seen them stacked before as a side table too.

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    1. The NC Tablo is really lovely too. I'm not sure how I'm going to decide! :)

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  4. ooh, nice choices! I think I might like the wire base one the best....I was thinking about one like that for the coffee table I need in my library the other day.

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    1. This one is pretty small, but I have seen larger versions as well.

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  5. I love option 2 and 6. I love the shaved pencil look of number 2 ALOT!

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    1. I really like both of them too! :)

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  6. Those are all great choices! Whichever one you go with will look amazing!

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  7. I will take any of them if they also come with the room inspiration. :)

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  8. another great option that you might like is the eames molded plywood coffee table...it's round, has four legs and is super sturdy... this is a great photo to show its scale: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/49117452160062595/ ... i like #1 - but it's super low... whenever you see it used in a space, it either has something tall placed on top of it to balance out the seating (like the one you've posted) or then it's tucked into a smaller nook or along with another taller table... it would drown in a large room. #5 has pretty sharp corners that are scary around young kids (and adults' knees ha!)... #2 reminds me of the side table we had but i sold quickly when i realized how easily three legged tall tables can topple over, especially with kids - but maybe the lower version or #3 or #6 would be less tippy since they aren't as narrow? #4 will need to be wiped daily... thinking of a certain two-year-old - our side table that has an edge like this and needs to be wiped daily!... for your home and with little guys i'd go with #3 or #6 :)

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  9. I love the idea of two sort of mis matched smaller tables nesting together. I think you choices look excellent :)

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