March 22nd, 2013
One of my top 'go to' blogs is STYLE.LIFE.HOME, created by Noosa based stylist Simone Barter, I follow her gorgeous posts every week, and im so excited she has agreed to share some coffee table styling tips with us!
Words & Images Simone Barter
Like Bowerhouse I am a big believer in using different and interesting pieces to create a wonderful personal space. I was so excited when Natalie asked me to create 3 coffee table looks, often our coffee tables are the last thing we think of when decorating.
I believe our sense of interior style is all about how it fits in with our family, lifestyle and space, with this in mind I hope you enjoy my looks and styling tips and you find an idea that is inspiring and easy to add into your home.
This look takes inspiration from Scandinavian style interiors, which are renowned for their simple, understated elegance, lots of white and light and nature is always a strong element.
In this space the unique coffee table is a beautiful feature, I collected the stumps from a friend's farm, grouping them together adds visual interest and they become a sculptural element in the room.
When adding accessories, use a soft natural colour palette. An element of greenery - an indoor plant like a succulent is another trend embraced in ‘scandi style’ and adds a fresh pop of colour while keeping with the simple, natural style.
I also move these stumps all around my home they are great as bed side tables or extra seating when entertaining outside.
This look is laid back, it’s a ‘feet up’ kind of coffee table with space for many accessory elements.
Don’t be afraid to display your ‘every day objects’ - stack magazines, display favorite books, a box of matches and candles and a low bunch of freshly picked flowers.
This looks isn’t precious, its ever changing and helps creates a relaxed and interesting space.
A round table can soften a room and is great to use in small spaces. I also like to add a round, small coffee table in between 2 armchairs for a cozy seating area.
A round surface can be tricky to style, try to huddle objects in a small group and and don’t add too many as it can make the look crowded and uneven. Some books are stacked underneath to give the coffee table depth.
I hope you have enjoyed and are inspired to re-style.
Simone Barter is an interiors & props stylist based in Noosa, Queensland Australia. Please follow Simone’s beautiful blog STYLE.LIFE.HOME and find her on pinterest and facebook
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